Santa Margarita Gun Club
Promoting safe, competitive shooting sports for active and retired military, civilians, and juniors.

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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.

SMGC Pistol Match – August 23 at R216

We will be conducting a Multi-stage pistol match on Sunday August 23 at R216 with MCCS.

This will consist of 3 stages of fire:

  2. 25 Yard Rapid Bullseye
  3. Multi target engagement

You will need 120 rounds of 22LR to 45ACP.

Signup thru Practiscore:

Marines can compete for Marksmanship points and awards for the overall match placement and use the CPP scores in the yearly qualifications with Gunner Jones signature.

July 2020 SMGC CPP Pistol Results

Thanks to the 20 shooters that came out today to shoot some pistol rounds with the Marines.

Thanks to MCCS for hosting the activity and working with match needs. 

Great shooting by Ethan Kass posting a perfect 400 score, also a 3-way tie for 2nd at 396 with Will Robinson, Aric Owens, and Omar Zepeda.

Upcoming July Matches

SMGC Pistol Match – July 19 at R216 (MCCS Rec Range) – This is a USMC Combat Pistol Program training and match.  We will have a walk thru first so all competitors are familiar with the COF.  A second run thru will be for score and bragging rights.

Practiscore Link:

SMGC Carbine Match – July 26 at R216 (MCCS Rec Range) – This is a steel target match at R216.  Range for the targets will be 155M to 480M.  It is primarily intended for carbines (M4, AR15) but bolt guns can be shot in a separate rifle class.  Military shooters will be able to compete for marksmanship points and awards.

Practiscore Link: