10th Street Range
Metcalf Field Sports Park
Junior, 4H, Scout
High Power Rifle
Small Bore Rifle
Small Bore Pistol League
Santa Clara Valley
As the SCVRC Junior
Rifle Program, we intend to teach our community’s youth basic
firearms safety, familiarization and operation. Programs may vary to
maintain interest and variety, but we always keep a focus on these
three basics. We will encourage each participant to advance as far as
he or she wishes, and will challenge them to try new disciplines and
techniques, all the keeping each session interesting and fun. A
parent or legal guardian must stay with their child each class day.
Ages are 10 through 18.
We cover such
principles as trigger control, sight picture, sight alignment, breath
control, and proper support, among others. As each participant
progresses, we will add more advanced principles, including the basic
shooting positions, and will introduce them to basic shooting
equipment. Everything is provided for the kids to use at the range:
.177 caliber air and Co2 pellet rifles, .22 air rifles, ammunition,
as well as shooting jackets, stands, mats, slings, and gloves.
Juniors are welcome to bring their own preferred .22 or air rifle, as
long as ammunition for that rifle is provided as well. Please let us
know beforehand if you wish to do this.
youths that have not attended a certified rifle course are required
to complete a First Steps class before enrolling.
Pre-registration is required; First Steps classes are held on the
second Saturday of each month, start at 8 am SHARP, and end around
We meet on the second
and fourth Saturday of each month, from 8 am to 2 pm.
NRA FIRST Steps Rifle is designed to provide a hands-on introduction
to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific rifle
action type for classes of four or fewer students. This course is at
least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning
to shoot a specific rifle action type. Students will learn the NRA’s
rules for safe gun handling; the particular rifle model parts and
operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the rifle; and
continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive
the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure,
Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course
completion certificate. (Lesson Plan, revised 01-09).
First Step Certificates
Leaning the basics at the bench
One on one coaching
The kids can choose from a variety of sizes and makes of .177 pellet
and .22 rifles, from Avanti to Anschutz
Eddie and Matthew Jaworowski
THIS is a cartridge! Eddie shows the
explain basic rifle anatomy
individual components: bullet, case, and primer
Gunpowder only burns, it does not explode
Boy Scouts also come
down to participate and work on Merit Badges.
Here, they are going through a First Steps Rifle class
First Steps Rifle
also teaches proper care and cleaning of rifles
Above, a bore guide is being demonstrated, below, a jag
Time to clean up
The 10th St. San Jose Municipal Firing Range and the SCVRC Juniors' programs have benefited from multiple thousands of dollars in grants from the NRA Foundation over the past 7 years.
These grants have enabled the SCVRC to upgrade the SJ-PRNS 10th Street Range Facility interior with new cabinetry, Troy Board™ acoustic panels and new shooting benches. The SCVRC Juniors'
program has obtained critical teaching materials, shooting coats, spotting scopes, and competition-level air rifles. These improvements would not have been possible without the generous
support of the NRA Foundation. The SCVRC, Inc. strongly encourages your support of the NRA Foundation by attending Friends of NRA dinners. Without your continued support, grants such as
these would not be available.
Information will be coming soon
Information will be coming soon