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

Club President and Board Changes

Attention SMGC Members:

We would like to thank John Hermsen for his 14 years of service to the club.  John resigned earlier this week as President and Board Member to make way for CWO4 Michael (Mic) Skinta to take over as Club President and Board Member. 

Also please thank Dave Ellis for his service to the club.  Dave also resigned as Board Member and will be replaced by CWO4 Terry McElwain.

Both Gunners bring extensive marksmanship experience and have been associated with the club and our activities for several years. Our hope is with this youth movement we gain both traction with more Marines to come join our matches and setup the club for the next few years of growth and integration of the younger generation of shooters.

Please join me in welcoming Mic and Terry to their new positions in the club and thank them for volunteering to help us all and helping in governance and coordination with the base.

You will all still see both Dave and John at the Range on Match Days.

RSO/OIC Training Event

SMGC will be conducting an RSO/OIC training event after Matches, February 27th, in the Thunderdome at R214.

All interested parties should plan to attend, and subsequently be tested for RSO/OIC Certification by MCBCP

New SMGC Hats Are Here

We have received a shipment of hats for the club.  There are Green and Tan hats with 4 different badges.  We have them in cotton twill or trucker hat (not shown).

The variations:

  1. Santa Margarita Brand with Bullseye center
  2. Santa Margarita Brand with Pistols
  3. Santa Margarita Brand with Crossed M4s
  4. Santa Margarita Brand with Crossed F-Class or M40

We have some in each color. Price is $25 and they will be at the range on match days

02 December 2020 Club News

We executed the base lease extension today and will be back in operation in January. We are requesting R214 for 2 weekends in January. We are currently working with range staff to verify range availability and final scheduling.

The process to add additional, necessary Ranges to the lease, while taking longer, are progressing and are very near completion. As I was told today, “We aim to be complete before the expiration of this most recent extension.”

We will be submitting an updated base access Roster on Dec 15, which will allow us all to renew our DBIDS pass on or after December 21.

We at SMGC appreciate your loyalty and the results of your faith are at hand.

John Hermsen
President, SMGC