Piru, CA – California Tactical Academy

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6700 Holser Canyon
Piru, CA 93040

Upcoming Events

Website: www.ctala.com

NO "LOANER" Rifles available!
Due to the recent passage of California Assembly Bill 1511, we will no longer be able to lend rifles to attendees in the state of California.
AB1511 bans loaning of all firearms, unless "to a spouse or registered domestic partner, or to a parent, child, sibling, grandparent, or grandchild".

Both Centerfire and 22 Rimfire rifles are normally allowed at this location. Please check each particular event for details though since some events have different requirements.


Please Read: How to Prepare for an Event

Safety Notice:

Rifles must be cased and left in vehicle until after the Safety Briefing. Do Not bring your firearms out until instructed to bring them to the firing line. No loaded firearms on the range unless on the firing line and load command has been given. Eye and ear protection required. No illegal firearms are allowed. Some ranges are .22 rimfire only. At ranges that allow centerfire no rifle cartridges over 8mm cal or handgun cartridges over .45 cal are allowed.

Range Fee: $20.00/person/day

Camping Available:

Yes, Space at range for 20 spots....no formal 'camping area', no hook-ups

The nearest campground is Lake Piru Recreation Area WWW.Lake-Piru.Org (3 miles away)


15 miles to Castaic,(Courtyard by Marriot, Embassy Suites)

20 miles to Valencia (Best Western, Holiday Inn Express)


Interstate 5 North or South to Hwy 126 West and travel about 10.4 miles to Center St.(Lake Piru Rec.Area sign)and turn right.

Travel 0.2 miles to Orchard St.(stop sign)and turn right.

Travel 0.1 miles to Main St.(stop sign)and turn right towards Lake Piru. This road becomes Piru Cyn Road.

Travel 2.5 miles until you see white “Wes Thompson's Piru Rifle Range” sign on right side (Holser Canyon road)and turn right onto dirt road and travel 1.4 miles.

As you cross a stream bed, go thru a gate and vear left at the fork in road, you will see the office trailer on the left.

Travel another 1.1 miles up dirt road to the Appleseed Event on the left side.

GPS: 34*26'32.84'N 118*43'03.91'W

State Laws to be aware of:

State gun laws at the NRA: nraila.org/gun-laws/state-gun-laws/.aspx
State gun laws at GLBS: gunlawsbystate.com/#!/states/-gun-laws

It is the responsibility of attendees to know and comply with all and Federal Firearms Laws.

State Laws to be aware of: Check State Laws: www.ag.ca.gov/firearms/

*No detachable box magazines may be brought into state with capacity exceeding ten rounds.  Unless you owned them prior to Jan1, 2000; then it's OK. All Tubular-magazine 22s are OK.
*“Assault weapons” ban- If you’re registered with CA DOJ already, you’re fine and can shoot your AK, AR15, G3 etc. with no problem.  Might want to Xerox the DOJ document and keep it in the rifle case.  Do not bring an unregistered “assault weapon” into the state.  Do not bring an unregistered “assault weapon” to the range.  Similarly, unregistered 50 BMG is not legal.
Out of state shooters, don’t bring military-pattern semiautomatics as they’re almost sure to fall under the “assault weapon” ban.  M1 Garand and most 10-shot fixed-magazine SKS' are OK, however. 

There is one SKS exception: Zastava SKS Carbines 59/66 are considered destructive devices in California and therefore may not be purchased, possessed, imported, or kept for sale without a permit. 

(Having said all that about “assault rifles”, there is provision in state law for out-of-state shooters to bring “assault rifles” to CA shooting events; anybody wants to try that out might want to read the statute for themselves and consult a lawyer-welcome to California.

Transport rifles and pistols unloaded.  Pistols and “assault rifles” go in padlocked containers.  Car trunk is considered a locked container, but glove compartment, even if it locks, is not OK.  (I go the extra mile and padlock everything: firearms in one padlocked container, ammunition in another padlocked container.  More th


It is 25 meter and 500 yard shooting, so bring your Centerfire rifles or 22's out and gain valuable marksmanship skills.

Important PLEASE OBEY THE POSTED 15 MPH SIGNS ON THE RANGE!! There are cattle free ranging along the road.

NO Alcohol Permitted

For more information contact:

Name: Private Message to 'Bob 210' on the Appleseed Forum Email Address: CA@appleseedinfo.org Phone: 818-359-2046