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Rod & Gun

Your information center for Vandenberg SFB Rod & Gun Club member activities such as rifle, pistol, archery, and shotgun events. Membership includes access to Competition Shoots Every Weekend, Pistol and Rifle Ranges: 25, 50, 100 Yards, Trap & Skeet Fields, Indoor Archery & Air Rifle Range, Game Freezer and Processing Center, and Meeting Areas with Full Kitchen and Outdoor BBQ access.

Club Membership Information

The Vandenberg SFB Rod & Gun Club is a membership club open to all active duty, retired, reserve military and their dependents, as well as DoD civilians and Vandenberg SFB contractors. Membership is valid for one calendar year from the date of application.

Membership & Use Fees

(As of September 07, 2022)

  • Military: $75.00/yr
  • DOD or Gov Service: $100.00/yr
  • All Others: $115.00/yr
  • Visitor/Guest Day Use: $10.00/day
    • (All guests must sign in and pay before proceeding to ranges, event/trap & skeet price not included. Sponsor member is responsible for all guest actions.)

Attention: The club entrance is gated and is open only during the scheduled hours of business. The gate is closed for all other hours and is accessible only to paid members via gate entry code.

Range Information

The Club offers 7 ranges available for a variety of shooters.

Pistol & Rifle

Pistol & Rifle Ranges are open to members 6 days a week, sunrise to sunset. Ranges are CLOSED on Thursdays.

  • 25-Yard Range: Pistol
  • 50-Yard Range: Pistol/Small Caliber Rifles
  • 100-Yard Range: High Powered Rifles (NO .50 BMG)
See the Stationary Target Range Rules

Attention: No weapon shall be fired in fully automatic or simulated automatic mode with the use of any accessory on any ranges. Only paper or steel targets are to be used on the ranges.


Trap and Skeet Fields are open 5 days a week during store hours only. Both fields must be cleared 1 hour before store closing.

Cost for round, 25 shots per round: $5.00 for members and $7.00 for non-members.

  • Lower Trap & Skeet Field
  • Upper Trap & Skeet Field

See the Trap & Skeet Field Rules

Indoor Archery & Air Gun Range

The indoor Archery and Air Gun Range is open 5 days a week during store hours only.

Outdoor Archery Range

The Outdoor Archery Range is open to members 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset.

Rod & Gun Club Store

Club Store

The store offers a wide variety of items for sale including ammunition, hunting accessories, reloading components and targets for sale. The store also offers special order program for items not usually stocked. Stop by and see the staff and they will do their best to get whatever you need for the shooting event you are interested in.

  • Firearm Purchase/Transfer
    • DROS $43
    • FFL each use $30
    • Gun Transfers: One firearm $30, each additional firearm $10

    Club Shipping Address:
    Vandenberg Rod & Gun Club
    Taco Rd., Bldg. # 1521
    Vandenberg SFB, CA 93437

    ***California approved firearms may be purchased and shipped to the Vandenberg SFB Rod and Gun Club. Guidelines must be followed or the firearm you purchased may have to be returned to the seller. The Club is not responsible for paying for the return of any unauthorized weapons.

    • It is the buyer's responsibility to ensure the firearm is legal for the state of California. 
    • Once the firearm is verified legal in the state of California and the seller agrees to ship to California, contact the Club and provide the required seller/FFL dealer information. Note: UPS is strongly recommended to ship all weapons to the Club.
    • The club will contact the seller and or provide appropriate FFL documentation to the seller/dealer.
    • Once the weapon arrives at the club, the buyer must come to the Club store to file the required forms. There is 10 day waiting period before a weapon can be turned over to the buyer.
Rental Equipment
  • The Rod & Gun pro shop offers rental 12 gauge shotguns for trap and skeet, .22 caliber rifles, and recurve bow and arrow sets for member and guest use. Rentals are by the hour and are for Rod & Gun range use only.
  • The Rod & Gun club has two meeting areas for rent inside with a full kitchen and a BBQ area out back for your next get-together
    • Fees are $35.00 for up to four hours and $60.00 for up to eight hours for each area used

Competitive Shoots

Organized Shotgun Shoots
  • Trap & Skeet
    • Shooting clays with shotguns
      • Member $5 | Guest $7
      • Every Wed & Fri: 0830-1530
  • Specialty Shotgun
  • Five Stand
    • Shoot clays at 5 different rotating stations
      • Member $7 | Guest $8
      • Every 2nd Saturday: 0900
  • Sporting Clays: "Golf with a Shotgun"
    • Simulates the unpredictability of live-quarry shooting, offering a great variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, distances, and target sizes
      • $35-42 Member | $45-54 Guest
      • 17 & Under: Member/Guest $25
      • Every 4th Sunday: 0800
Organized Pistol & Rifle Shoots
  • Bowling Pin Shoot
    • Every Second Saturday
  • Gallery Shoot
    • Every Third Saturday
  • Team Silhouette Shoot*
    • Every Fifth Saturday
  • 3 Gun Shoot*
  • Steel Challenge*

Learn more about the shoots
*See the Yearly Special Shooting Event Schedule

Inclement Weather Policy

Events will not be held if the weather forecast predicts a 30 percent or greater chance of rain or showers on the day of the event. The VSFB Rod & Gun Club bases this decision on the 10-day forecast for Lompoc (93436) from at 2100 the night prior to the event.

Monthly Shooting Events

Every weekend the club cycles through its various shooting events, such as the Bowling Pin and 3 Gun shoots. Check out which events are happening next at the club!
See the Monthly Shooting Events Calendar

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  • Club & Pro Shop

    Bldg 1521, Taco Rd, Vandenberg SFB, CA 93437 (805) 606-4560

    Opening Hours

    • Monday – Tuesday
    • Wednesday
      0930 – 1630
    • Thursday
      0930 – 1630
    • Friday – Sunday
      0930 – 1630
  • Range

    Bldg 1521, Taco Rd, Vandenberg SFB, CA 93437 (805) 606-4560

    Opening Hours

    • Wed, Fri – Sun
      Sunrise – Sunset
    (No shooting on Thursdays due to EOD range operations)