United Sportsmen Incorporated
"Northern California's Finest Multi Purpose Shooting Facility"

United Sportsmen is open to the public for rifle and pistol shooting,  trap, skeet, air gun, and archery. U.S.I. is owned and operated by five local gun clubs, and memberships are available! Our rifle and pistol ranges are all newly remodeled, and all our facilities are well maintained to provide all members and guests a very special place to enjoy your shooting sport.

 

To: Individual members of member clubs of USI:
I am Larry Hood your newly elected president of USI. Although I don’t yet know each of you personally, I hope to meet and talk with you all in the near future. In the meantime, I want to give you some insight into me and my commitment to USI. I am a competitor, instructor, chief range safety officer and love shooting sports. I have undertaken this position because of my absolute desire to protect USI and expand our activities for the future. I also want to be sure that we are good neighbors and provide a safe and fun environment for families.
You may know that USI has significant financial difficulties, and is at risk of failure and closure, if additional immediate action is not taken. Recent price increases have been made at all ranges which will help address the revenue side of the operations, while still being competitive with the few other shooting venues in the bay area. We are now in the process of implementing significant cost reduction activities throughout all USI activities. The most significant one is that we will be moving to a model, similar to the Richmond Rod and Gun Club, drawing upon volunteer Range Safety Officers to monitor and assist with the range operations. We are also focusing on reduction of all the fixed and administrative costs at USI. These things will take precious time to accomplish, however we are hopeful that together we will get there.
So, what can you do to protect the availability of finest range facility in the bay? First, you can support your member club and come to the range with your family and friends. You have my personal assurance that you will be appreciated and treated with respect by the entire staff here. Second, you can volunteer to help us improve USI. We need volunteer range officers, those with mechanical and electronic technical skills, social media mavens, attorneys, accountants, and many others. If you want to help, let me know and I will put you in contact with the right people where you can contribute. In the meantime, come shoot with us! Ammunition is becoming more readily available and less expensive than in previous years.
Many ideas to expand the offerings at USI are also being explored. For example, we hope to be offering USPSA events once again along with NRL22, airgun, expanded 5-Stand options and youth safe shooting programs, including the Appleseed project. We are discussing modifying the public range hours to add both earlier weekend starts along with some extended sessions later in the day, and even some evening shoots if there is interest in doing so. I am also hopeful that we can assist in bringing more formalized training, from certified instructors, for those that wish it. For all of this to happen we will need your input and help.The boards of the member clubs are becoming re-vitalized as Covid wanes, and I encourage you to become active in your club by attending the activities and telling your leadership what options need to be made available.
I particularly want to thank the new officers and directors: Chris Payne – VP; Chris Lawrence VP/Secretary; Dave Reel – CFO; Ron McCurry, Dennis Winslow, Mike McIntosh, and Jack Shatting – Directors; and John Lester – CRSO, for all the commitment, efforts and hours spent on behalf of USI. This certainly also goes for the operating managers, Steve McConnel, and Leita Stevens.
If you have any thoughts, questions, or concerns please contact me. You have my word that I will do everything I can to revitalize and protect USI for the future.
Sincerest best wishes,
Larry Hood
President, United Sportsmen, Inc.
president@unitedsportsmen.com

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