Santa Margarita Gun Club
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Directions to the 200-Series Ranges posted.


Regular Membership Tally as of 2020-01-07:

133 Military

24 Civilian


DBIDS Credential Cards

(Last updated 07 January 2020)

ALL SMGC Civilian Club Members can now get their Annual DBIDS Credential Card (valid thru 9/15/2020).

The following are instructions for MCB Camp Pendleton Base Entry to receive your DBIDS Credential Card:

  • SMGC is an official NFE (Non-Federal Entity) with the base and is your official Sponsor to get onto the base. We have submitted a roster of the Official Civilian Club’s Members.
  • You are required to go to the Visitors Center located at the Camp Pendleton Main Gate. They are located in the back of the parking lot of the Main Gate (Right side) off the I-5 in a triple wide trailer labeled


The Visitor Center hours are Monday thru Friday ONLY. The Visitor Center hours are:

Monday-Friday 0730-1530
Wednesday     0745-1530

Office number: 760-763-8435

Call first prior to traveling there to ensure the computer systems are up and running.

Per MARADMIN 595/18 and DoD Manual 5200.08 V3 (As of Jan 2 2019), driver licenses and identification cards marked not valid for federal purposes, federal limits may apply, or any other similar language may not be accepted by DoD for the purpose of unescorted access (i.e. to obtain a Visitor Pass or DBIDS Credential).

If your guest has an ID with similar verbiage, instruct them to bring along with their current Drivers License/State ID a passport or original Social Security Card and Birth Certificate.

If they are issued a Resident/Green Card please inform them that they are required to bring it in as well, no copies or photos on phones.

If driving on base, you must bring in current vehicle registration and current insurance for the vehicle to be permitted to enter base.
Are you driving a rental? You must have Liability insurance through the rental agency or provide us with a copy of your own insurance card.


Civilians wanting to enter to participate in SMGC Rifle or Pistol Match must have Registered for that event through the PRACTISCORE application ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Failure to do so will result in you NOT Being allowed onto the base.

If your guest needs access during the Visitor Centers closed hours (i.e. weekends/evenings) they will need to be escorted by a Military ID card holder. NO EXCEPTIONS!


SMGC Inc. is proud to announce the return of Major Nathan Bedle USMC. Major Bedle holds the position of Executive Director and he will be executing all official business for the Club and BoD with MCBCP henceforth.

CWO4 Marine Gunner, Chris Jones USMC, continues in the position of Chief Operations Officer. Gunner Jones has been coordinating SMGC events and the requisite logistics with MCBCP.

GySgt Wayne Gallagher continues the post of Director of Operations. GySgt Gallagher has been working with Gunner Jones to effectively manage RSO/OIC Training, submission of TARs (Training Area Requests) and etc. in support of club operations.

Pistol Range Report – Jan 26

Thank you to all competitors for your patience and great attitudes thru our difficulties today.  As you are aware we shot this same match in August with no incidents, and since then the range regulations have changed and inadvertantly the pistol calibers were removed.  While we can’t fix it on the range, we should be able to get this fixed for the next match.  This will also need to be done to accommodate the Navy Matches coming in May (so we did them a favor).

After a couple of flexes and ultimately a relocation….. we were able to shoot the entire match on R213 using the reduced targets for slow fire.

In Service Pistol, Congratulations to:

  • Wayne Gallagher 1st – 258-0X
  • George Carr  2nd – 248-4X
  • Harry Harrison 3rd – 242-4X

For 22 Rimfire, Congratulations to:

  • Wayne Gallagher 1st 274-7X
  • Dusty Carr 2nd 274-6X
  • Paul Guy 255-5X

Great shooting guys! As I mentioned at the ranges,  I will issue a credit for all paid shooters since we were unable to issue EIC points.  Please contact me directly at the next match you wish to shoot and I will send a link to register for the match for no cost.

Mike Jones

Scores are available in PDF.

January Message from the SMGC VP

Our next club event on the 18th will be a Mid-Range (3 x 500) Prone match using our Electronic Target Systems.  Please refer to the tournament program which was sent out to all club members and is posted on the website.  This will be the 1st MR using ALL Electronic Targets and this is only possible because of the 11 individuals who came out to the December  21st Club Work Party No. 3.

I just wanted to take a minute to shout out a huge “THANK YOU” to those 11 individuals who showed up at the SMGC 3rd Club Work Party.  All of you put in a lot of hard work on that date.  We didn’t get a chance to put any holes into the new targets due to a Buffalo camping out on the range.  He hung out there all day long so we were never able to get into a Hot Status.  The efforts which were put out by a small number of people is TRULY APPRECIATED by myself and the rest of the BoD and Club Officers.

When we all left the range, we were tired and we all had a good feeling of accomplishment in getting our Mission Completed!  So again I just wanted to say GREAT JOB BY ALL!!!!As we look forward to our next SMGC events in January, I hope you spread the word to your fellow shooters, friends, Marines and other service members that we (SMGC) are on our way to bringing Great Competitive Shooting back onto MCB Camp Pendleton because of the help!!

Those who already know a lot about the Electronic Target Systems (Shot Maker and Silver Mountain) we will also need your expertise when we start using them at our future club events.Also as a reminder, we are still looking for medical persons for each of the disciplines along with other persons who would be interested in becoming RSO’s.  

Thank You Again, Semper Fidelis and God Bless you all!

Harry D. Harrison 
MGySgt, USMCR (Retired)
MCDSA Board of Governors
Senior Officer, Fountain Valley P.D. (Retired)
SMGC Vice President, Board of Directors