How to Join

Fill out our Google Form  here  to let us know you are interested! This allows us to get to know a little bit more about you and receive your contact information. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with what is happening. Please read this whole page before filling out the from.

Who can join?

All full-time University of Arizona students in good academic standing are welcome, regardless of their shooting level or experience. Students from Pima Community College may join as non-voting members in limited numbers, as per ASUA club rules. Faculty or interested parties may become involved as adult volunteers.

Required Equipment

The team provides almost all necessary equipment; however, as a member you will be required to procure your own set of eye protection and ear protection. The team has a limited number which are reserved for guests and the occasional forgetful Freddy.

 

Team owned firearms may be checked out for use during practice. We highly suggest that you gain experience with as many platforms as possible before procuring your own firearm. Ammunition is available at discounted pricing during official team practices and events.

Practice Times and Locations

Official team practices are once a week with supplementary local matches for additional or make-up practice. If you plan to be on the competitive team, expect to practice at least once a week.

We practice at Pima Pistol Club and  South East Regional Park. Both are roughly 35 minutes from campus. Carpooling is available to all team members in the U of A area.

WildGats practices are closed to the public. Interested parties may request access via email: uofa.wildgats@gmail.com

Dues and Expenses

Club dues are $140 for the year or $85 for the semester. Dues cover range fees for official practices, rental firearms, insurance, and grant access to discounted ammunition, firearms, and sponsored products. Club dues do NOT cover some travel expenses, match fees (competitive events), or team uniforms/apparel. Expect another $80 or so for the team uniform if you plan to compete.

Reoccurring costs are primarily ammunition. Expect to shoot ~150 rounds in a practice or competition at roughly $9 for 150rds of .22lr and $30 for 150rds. of 9mm.

International Students

Worried about federal law? We've got you covered. Here's the information you will need in order to participate with the team:

An alien admitted to the United States under a non-immigrant visa is prohibited from shipping, transporting, receiving, or possessing a firearm or ammunition unless the alien falls within one of the exceptions provided in 18 U.S.C. 922(y)(2), such as: a valid hunting license or permit, admitted for lawful hunting or sporting purposes, certain official representatives of a foreign government, or a foreign law enforcement officer of a friendly foreign government entering the United States on official law enforcement business.

[18 U.S.C. 922(g)(5)(B) and 922(y)(2); 27 CFR 478.11 and 478.32]

 

A non-immigrant alien that possess a valid hunting license from a State within the United States or falls within any of the other exceptions or exemptions that allow non-immigrant aliens to possess firearms may rent firearms to hunt or to use at a shooting range.

 

[18 U.S.C. 922(a)(5) and (9), 922(g)(5)(B) and 922(y); 27 CFR 478.99(a) and (c)(5)]

The AZ hunting license appropriate for international students is the NON-RESIDENT hunting license. Please make sure you do not get the RESIDENT hunting license, as your firearms may be seized like these UA students.
 

At this time we are interpreting "...receiving, or possessing a firearm or ammunition..." to include use of team assets. If you are an international student and looking to join the WildGats, you MUST present a valid non-resident hunting license or permit and keep it current for your tenure with the WildGats.

You MUST be fluent in English to join the team. Understanding range commands and instruction is critical to maintaining range safety.

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