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2023 Board of Directors Announced

Congratulations to the 2023 Apple Valley Gun Club Board of Directors! We look forward to a great year!

President: Tim Neubauer
Vice President/President-Elect: Deborah Harris
Treasurer: Jonathan Weldy
Secretary: Dina McKinney
Allen Rutledge – Two Year
Cathy Westmoreland – Two  Year
Bill Stephens – Two Year
Matt McCourt – Two Year
Larry Mason – One Year

Update Regarding PCC Usage on the Pistol Range

Pistol Caliber Carbines (PCCs) are now allowed on Pistol Ranges P1 – P3.

  • ONLY calibers listed below:
    • .380 ACP
    • 9x19mm (Luger/Parabellum)
    • .38 SPL
    • .40 S&W
    • .45 ACP
    • NO carbines chambered in Magnum or Rifle cartridges are allowed.


  • ONLY 1 shooter forward of the bench at a time.
    • Unarmed Range Officer may accompany the shooter.


  • PCCs not in use must have the bolt locked open and empty magazine well.
    • Chamber flags recommended, but not required.
    • PCCs should be on a rack, in a match wagon or laid on the bench, muzzle downrange.
  • PCC to Pistol transitions and vice versa are to be done via the use of “Dump” boxes or barrels.
    • NO slung carbines
    • Pistols should be holstered in a rigid plastic/kydex holster with trigger covered.


  • All targets must be addressed in the “down range” direction.
    • All targets should be within 45 degrees of center.
    • All steel targets must be at least 50 ft from shooter’s position.


  • Please follow all standard safety regulations and protocols for all AVGC ranges.



Gun Rights Groups File Suit to Stop Newsom!


July 8, 2022- Last Friday Governor Newsom signed AB 2571 into law under an emergency order to have the law go into effect immediately. The law is will cripple youth shooting in California as it prevents the promotion of firearms and firearm-related products and events to youth.

This new law impacts Associations, Camps, Clubs, FFLs, Hunter Education, Instructors, Firearms Trainers, Youth Organizations, ranges, and those who work in association with any youth shooting program — including firearm safety training. Any promotion of firearms to those under 18 years of age may lead to hefty fines of $25,000 per incident.

Today CRPA, Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of California, and others are standing up to Newsom and his propaganda. These groups filed a lawsuit to stop the further implementation of this unconstitutional law and are seeking an immediate injunction to block the law from taking effect.

“This law is a clear First Amendment violation of speech and assembly. It’s really an attempt to wipe out the next generation of hunters and shooters,” said CRPA President and General Counsel Chuck Michel. “Politicians in Sacramento are not even trying to hide their disdain for the “gun culture,” which they neither understand nor support. They want to wipe it out.”

Newsom not only does not support Second Amendment rights; he has been working to make it practically impossible to acquire, own or use a gun for sport or self-defense. With this bill, designed to keep youth out of the shooting sports, Newsom hopes that the current generation of freedom-loving gun owners will be the last.

“We must fight for the the next generation of gun owners so they can learn about firearms and their safe use, train, experience the joy of sport shooting and hunting, have fun, learn discipline, and understand their Second Amendment rights,” said Michel.

To receive updates on this and other 2A cases, SIGN UP to receive CRPA communications and follow up on social media. Knowledge is the first step to political power.

With the Supreme Court affirming that the Second Amendment has teeth and prohibits government infringement, now is the time for a long overdue SECOND AMENDMENT RECKONING. Gun owners must support litigation efforts and groups like CRPA, GOC, and SAF that fight for your rights, and have been for decades. There are LOTS of lawsuits to be filed as we fight back against the BLUE RESISTANCE to the Second Amendment.

Be Safe. Shoot Straight. Fight Back!

AVGC No Longer Offering Junior Programs due to Passage of Assembly Bill 2571

Notice Regarding Junior Programs

In response to Assembly Bill 2571 that took effect on July 1, 2022, the Apple Valley Gun Club is no longer offering Junior Programs.

For additional information, please refer to article below written by the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA)

Newsom Attacks Youth Shooting Program and Next Generation

Source:  California Rifle and Pistol Association
Original article posted at July 5, 2022

$25,000 Fines Possible


This Bill prohibits all advertising & marketing communication that is attractive to minors (under 18 years of age). If you or your entity:

• Use caricatures or cartoons in communications for products or services;

• Offers brand name merchandise for minors, including, but not limited to, hats, t-shirts, or other clothing, or toys, games, or stuffed animals, that promotes a firearm industry member or firearm-related product;

• Offers firearm-related products in sizes, colors, or designs that are specifically designed to be used by, or appeal to, minors;

• Is part of a marketing or advertising campaign designed with the intent to appeal to minors;

• Uses images or depictions of minors in advertising and marketing materials to depict the use of firearm-related products;

Is placed in a publication created for the purpose of reaching an audience that is predominately composed of minors and not intended for a more general audience composed of adults.

Please note that the definition of who is a part of the “firearm industry” in the language of this law is extraordinarily broad and affects most ranges, retailers, youth shooting programs, and associations:
“Firearm industry member” means any of the following:
(A) A person, firm, corporation, company, partnership, society, joint stock company, or any other entity or association engaged in the manufacture, distribution, importation, marketing, wholesale, or retail sale of firearm-related products.

(B) A person, firm, corporation, company, partnership, society, joint stock company, or any other entity or association formed for the express purpose of promoting, encouraging, or advocating for the purchase, use, or ownership of firearm-related products that does one of the following:
(i) Advertises firearm-related products.
(ii) Advertises events where firearm-related products are sold or used.
(iii) Endorses specific firearm-related products.
(iv) Sponsors or otherwise promotes events at which firearm-related products are sold or used.Our CRPA legal team is analyzing this new law that was expedited through “emergency” procedures and signed by the Governor to immediately take effect. CRPA is taking swift action on this vindictive law that could wipe out youth shooting sports and the next generation of Second Amendment advocates.This may impact Associations, Camps, Clubs, FFLs, Hunter Education, Instructors, Firearms Trainers, Youth Organizations and those who work in association with any youth shooting program including firearms safety. We will have more as this assault on your rights develops.

Read the Full Bill Language Here

AVGC May 11th Meeting Location Change

Hello AVGC!

Due to the San Bernardino County Fair, we will not be holding our monthly membership meeting at the Fairgrounds in May. Our May meetings will be held at the Pistol Range on P1. Please remember to bring your own chairs! Help spread the word and remind your friends!

See you on the range!

May 11th AVGC Meetings to be held onsite at the Range.