Camp San Luis Obispo

We received an unfortunate email from our contact at Camp SLO:


Due to the COVID 19 related limitations on the size of public gatherings in California, I must postpone the Tactical Games Event planned for May 23 & 24 until further notice.  All events on our competitive calendar are postponed across the country. The Army is pulling the plug on all non-mission essential activities, and taking additional measures to protect the force.  The relationship between this department and The Tactical Games will continue.”


What does this mean for you?

We are facing unprecedented circumstances and have had to quickly adapt as an organization. We are asking you to stay the course and walk through this with us, as we continue to prepare the best events possible. We are grateful for your resiliency and adaptability as we navigate this new environment.

We are in the process of securing a replacement West Coast venue for late August or October. Once the details have been confirmed we will let you know specifics in regards to dates and location. We expect this to be completed in a few weeks.

Other competitions and races all over the country are in the same predicament. They have been forced to cancel or postpone scheduled events. We are adopting the same policy that they have been using in regards to registrations.

We will automatically move your registration to the new West Coast event. No further action needed on your end. You also have the ability  to transfer your registration to another 2020 event (except for the National Championship). We are also granting the ability to transfer your registration to another individual. In addition, we will be sending out a code for 50% off registration to a 2021 Tactical Games event.

We hope the hysteria surrounding the virus and its spread dies down soon. Until then, keep training, keep shooting, and keep being the amazing people you are as part of the Tacticult, because, there is …….


Date: May 23-24, 2020
Location: Camp San Luis Obispo, CA


Camp San Luis Obispo has some unique training areas that they have opened to us for The Tactical Games. We are excited to be able to host an event on a training site as well equipped and nice as this one! We will have some rough terrain on which to navigate, unparalleled flat ranges, a military-level Shoothouse with associated tunnels, barriers, long distance shooting, short distance tactical shooting, and some surprises up our sleeves, as always.

Camp San Luis Obispo is an amazing training ground and will make an exceptionally great venue for the Tactical Games. Here is what CSLO is doing to make this an attractive event for everyone:

• FREE LODGING!! CSLO is opening the barracks space on the base for all athletes; civilian, military, law enforcement, as long as there is space. So, first come, first serve on the barracks space.

• Weapons Storage!! The armory will be opened for storage of weapons and ammunition at night. This mitigates the worries of keeping guns and ammo in vehicles or leaving them unattended in hotel or barracks rooms.

• We have worked closely with the Judge Advocate General (military attorneys) to ensure that the athletes travelling to the event are covered under the current laws in the state of California. Details in the paragraph below.

• We are working with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department to facilitate athletes who are flying and driving into the venue. This ensures that there is no hiccups for athletes travelling to and from the venue.

• We will be providing three documents for athletes to carry with them in order to manage the legalities of entering and departing the state with firearms. These documents will be carried with the athlete as long as they are traveling to or from the event. As long as the athletes are traveling to and from the event, they are covered under the California statute listed below.

• A Tactical Games Registration Form

• An official invitation from the State of California National Guard

• A copy of California Stature 30665

California State Law


The following California Statute allows for out-of-state firearms owners to travel into the State of California with non-compliant weapons, for the purpose of a competition. It stipulates that the weapons must not be left behind, sold, or gifted to another person, but must also be taken out of the state upon completion of the competition. This legally covers athletes traveling to and from the competition. Once at the competition, athletes will be able to store their firearms on-site on Camp San Luis Obispo.


Sections 30600, 30605, and 30610 shall not apply to the possession and importation of an assault weapon or a .50 BMG rifle into this state by a nonresident if all of the following conditions are met:

(a) The person is attending or going directly to or coming directly from an organized competitive match or league competition that involves the use of an assault weapon or a .50 BMG rifle.

(b) The competition or match is conducted on the premises of one of the following:

(1) A target range that holds a regulatory or business license for the purpose of practicing shooting at that target range.

(2) A target range of a public or private club or organization that is organized for the purpose of practicing shooting at targets.

(c) The match or competition is sponsored by, conducted under the auspices of, or approved by, a law enforcement agency or a nationally or state recognized entity that fosters proficiency in, or promotes education about, firearms.

(d) The assault weapon or .50 BMG rifle is transported in accordance with Section 25610 or Article 3 (commencing with Section 25505) of Chapter 2 of Division 5.

(e) The person is 18 years of age or over and is not in a class of persons prohibited from possessing firearms by virtue of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 29800) or Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 29900) of Division 9 of this code or Section 8100 or 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

(Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 711, Sec. 6. (SB 1080) Effective January 1, 2011. Operative January 1, 2012, by Sec. 10 of Ch. 711.)

We have gone the extra-mile in making sure this event is a huge success both for the CANG, as well as for our civilian athletes who want to compete at this amazing venue. We have worked diligently to ensure that athletes can enter and depart the State of California with their firearms as they are, to facilitate this event. We communicated with the California Department of Justice CDOJ in order to get blanket legal cover for the event, and although we did not receive any special treatment, we were told that the existing law §30665 is adequate legal coverage for athletes entering and departing the state.

In a strange twist, this statute allows more legal rights to out-of-state firearms owners than it does to those actually living in the State of California. But then again, we knew this would be the first time the Tactical Games would be held in a communist country.