My name is Aaron Ostrom and I am honored to be your Vice President of the Redwood Gun Club. I was interested because I would like to give back more to this range and this community of shooters. I've met some great people (members, RSO's and guests) at this range too. Redwood Gun Club is a huge asset for our community and I feel I can help this range with it's current and future goals.
A Safe Place to Shoot
Redwood Gun Club is centrally located near Arcata and Eureka on the Samoa peninsula, we offer a safe place to shoot in a friendly environment. Whether you are a new or experienced shooter, Redwood Gun Club is the place for you. We have several ranges, including a handgun range with 15 & 25 yard lanes and 100 & 200 yard rifle ranges. We also have three dynamic ranges for action shooting (Limited hours, see calendar for dates and times).
A $20.00 fee (cash only) per person per day is collected from non-members. Juniors (under 18) are free and must be under the immediate supervision of a parent or guardian. Active duty & retired Military, Reserves and National Guard are free with proper ID.
Whether you are sighting in your rifle for deer season, are interested in some friendly competition or just want to do some plinking, Redwood Gun Club will meet your needs and have you coming back for more of our fresh sea breezes and friendly atmosphere.
2022 has arrived for Redwood Gun Club and with it let’s hope for fewer masks and more ammo. 2022 also brings a couple of changes to the E-Board in the form of a new president and vice president. I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce myself. Before introductions, I would like to thank our former Prez and VP for all of the hard work that they have put in over the past few years. The range looks amazing with lots of new storage and 3 dynamic ranges that have brought a lot of new opportunities to RGC members and the public alike.
What a cold start to our 22 offhand season! Our first match of the year was held on January 1st, and despite the holiday and 29-degree temperatures, we had 10 eager shooters.
Another of Mike Gills 4-H shooters showed up for this match, and over the last year we have had two young ladies that have competed. Kelsey and Haley both have had their fathers attend with them to shoot our challenging targets. Haley's father even joined the club last year to encourage her shooting.
Two years ago I introduced Cowboy Action Shooting to the Redwood Gun Club. Just as we were about to have our first monthly shoot in March 2020, we were locked down by the Covid pandemic. After scrambling for a safe way to hold a shoot, we had our first shoot in April. While it was a lightly attended affair, it was to lay the foundation for all the monthly shoots to follow.
My father and other family members were not impressed with handguns, so there was no chance that I was inheriting a Colt Bisley. Heck, my uncle was so anti-gun that he wouldn’t even stop and buy me a Luger when billboards in Oregon advertised them for $29.95. And, even way back, Colt Bisley’s sold for a heck of a lot more than $29.95!