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

Latest News

SMGC COVID-19 Protocols

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For the latest information regarding DBIDS, please read the DBIDS Credential Information page.

DBIDS now active as of 16 September 2021 – https://www.smgunclub.org/dbids-update-september-2021/

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TENTATIVE Range Dates 2021 – Download PDF

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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.

DBIDS Update – September 2021

All club members can now go to the Las Pulgas Gate for Contractor Security Office to get their DBIDS pass. Monday thru Thursday only!

***Masks are again required for service, regardless of vaccination status***

Your request has been processed and the sponsored individual(s) may visit the Access Control office to apply for a DBIDS credential.

This does NOT mean the DBIDS credential is ready for pick up. Individuals must still apply for access. Please advise sponsored individuals to arrive with a printed copy of their completed SECNAV 5512 (even if it is a renewal).

Additionally, please review the ID requirements for credential issuance. Individuals with insufficient identity documents will not be processed for a DBIDS credential.

These requirements as well as the SECNAV 5512 can be found by following the link to the Camp Pendleton website below.

Please complete the form 5512 and take it with you: https://www.pendleton.marines.mil/Base-Access/Contractors-Vendors/

Use the following information to complete form 5512:

  • Line 25: Santa Margarita Gun Club  Sponsor Phone: 858-735-7222
  • Line 26: Santa Margarita Gun Club PO Box 4552 Laguna Beach CA 92652 Employer Phone: 858-735-7222
  • Line 27: John Hermsen  PO Box 4552 Laguna Beach CA 92652 Supervisor Phone: 858-735-7222
  • Line 28: Work hours 0600-1800 Fri, Sat and Sun

September 2021 Update

Great News!!!

We just got the contract signed and returned to the Navy.

DBIDs roster should go in next week.  We will inform everyone when it has been reviewed and ready for members to go to the Las Pulgas Gate.  This normally takes 4 business days, but we need confirmation before creating inconvenience for all.

August Update

Gunner Skinta received the license for signature yesterday and it will be headed back to the base shortly. This has to work its way through the base and Navy approvals, but we are very close to resuming operations and submitting DBIDs for members. We will post via email and website when the DBIDs is submitted and the expected date for all of us to go get our cards. Currently we are looking at resuming matches at the end of September.

John Hermsen, while no longer on the BOD, will continue coordinating with the match directors (Mike, Walter, Kevin and Jeff) to produce and publish a schedule of events. If you have questions or requests please coordinate with John at 858-735-7222.

Finally, we will have a BOD meeting soon to discuss memberships and how to handle membership fees and adjust for all members as a result of nearly 6 months of inactivity. Once that occurs we will notify everyone of the result on the website.

– Mike Jones

03/17 – SMGC License Renewal, Schedule, and DBIDs Update

As of March 15, the existing license lapsed with the base and we are waiting on paperwork to be generated by the base and sent to Naval Facilities Southwest.

So short-term we cannot send in an updated DBIDs roster. Therefore, no one can go to renew their DBIDs cards.

The planned activities on March 27/28 will be postponed.

The planned activities the first weekend in April are still possible, but if we do not have paperwork signed by Friday, they will also be postponed.