Patrons of the San Jose
Municipal Firing Range,
In order to meet our pending
lease termination deadline, we are notifying
range patrons that the San Jose Municipal
Firing Range (SJMFR) has terminated public
hours effective Friday, 30 August, 2019 at
9:30 p.m. at the conclusion of public hours.
The Board of Directors and all of the members
of the Santa Clara Valley Rifle club (SCVRC)
thank you for your patronage.
As you may know this range has
been operated for the last 35+ years by
volunteer members of the Santa Clara Valley
Rifle Club as a service to the City of San
Jose and area shooting enthusiast. SCVRC was
established in 1928 making it one of the
oldest shooting clubs in the United States
with a long proud history of promoting
responsible and safe firearms ownership and
shooting activity. The closure of this range
is a loss on many fronts to the community, the
citizens of the Bay Area, the many patrons of
the SJMFR and the loyal members of SCVRC. The
range provided services to a wide and diverse
audience including youth shooters, the LGBTQ
community and many other groups at affordable
rates in a safe and friendly venue.
The City of San Jose is
preparing for an expansion of the San Jose Ice
facility adjacent to the range. The Club has
requested alterations to the proposed building
plans or access to alternate San Jose
properties. Unfortunately, at this time the
City of San Jose Parks, Recreation and
Neighborhood Services is no longer interested
in continuing to support the shooting sports
and the unique opportunity for firearm safe
handling training that the Club has provided
at this location.
We will attempt to accommodate
some of the groups such as Action Pistol,
Outreach, and the Juniors program who use the
range in September and possibly into October;
if you participate in one of these groups you
should check with the group leader to
determine if your activity is still supported.
SCVRC will continue to
operate as a club but regrettably
no longer at this location as our home base.
We will update our website with additional
information of interest and future plans.
Please note that we anticipate disconnecting
the range telephone landline shortly after
public hours end; a new telephone number for
the Club will be published on our website in
Thank you again for all your years of
patronage and helping to make the SJMFR one of
the safest places to shoot in the Bay Area.
Board of Directors
Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club
San Jose Municipal Firing
1580 South 10th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
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