Santa & Guns At Scottsdale Gun Club

Get your Christmas picture taken with Santa and his machine guns next on December 10th:

The November 26th picture day was no doubt a huge success, and I’m sure December 10th will be even bigger.

I’ve never been to their facility in Scottsdale, AZ but I’d like to check it out someday.  Their retail website SGC USA is one of the few online firearms sites that doesn’t piss me off.  The main reasons being that they actually have things categorized properly, and they have several great high resolution pictures for every item.  Most sites think they can get buy with a single low resolution standard picture of a product, which I don’t think is acceptable in this day and age.

Trigger discipline was obviously stressed at the event, which is good to see.  Muzzle discipline to a lesser degree.  It’s pretty safe to say all of these are NOT loaded, but last thing we need is Christmas getting canceled because Santa took a negligent round.   OMG linked ammunition slung over their shoulders?!  But but he could just pop those into one of the guns and kill everyone! *eye roll*

Unsurprisngly there is a hilarious discussion going on over at the UK website DailyMail.

Thoughts?  Anyone near Scottsdale plan on taking their family to the December 10th event?

Hat tip: Matthew, Bryan, Lisa, Cameron H.


14 responses to “Santa & Guns At Scottsdale Gun Club”

  1. In regards to Dailymail, those goddamn Limeys sure know how to ruin a good time.


    I wish I had something like this in my state…

    1. Jusuchin (Military Otaku) Avatar
      Jusuchin (Military Otaku)

      Ditto on both points. That said I have a friend in the UK who usually muses coming over and enjoying the right of self-defense.


  3. Being associated with people who do things like this is the only downside to my love of firearms and choosing them as a hobby. Especially when you get the “INFIDEL” t shirt and a tribal tattoo in the same photo with this.

    1. +1

      I like how that guy is wearing the Infidel shirt on over whatever he actually wore to the event. Clearly that, and the fact that he’s not holding a gun, indicates that he was not scary enough and they only included him out of politeness.

  4. I missed out on Nov 26th, but my family will be there on Dec 10th to get our family Christmas photo

  5. My issue with it is that it really clobbers SGC’s efforts to position themselves as a high-end, premium range.

    This smacks too much of the “Buy a used car, get a gun” promotions of a few years back. Not exactly the demographic that SGC is aiming (no pun intended) for.

  6. Nah,… I think it shows that they are clever in their marketing… they received nationwide media coverage…

    In no way are they in the same position or league as a Mall Christmas santa photo op… and they understand their target market isnt single moms shopping at penneys with 3 kids in tow. Its gun owners, with families and a sense of humor.

  7. if i was anywhere near there, id be getting these taken in a heart beat.

  8. Santa, Santa!! I want one!!

  9. judging from the size of his beard…..that Santa has operated some operations in his past.

    1. Ernest Young Avatar
      Ernest Young

      He’s operated in most every country, using specialized classified aircraft.

  10. Now I can tell Santa what I really want for Christmas!

  11. Jayson Avatar

    I’ve got an SGC membership, it is an outstanding facility. They pretty much do everything well, no gripes from me. Free machine gun rental of your choice on your birthday also!

    If you’re in PHX, join! For outdoor range, Rio Salado is another fantastic facility. Too damn hot in the summer though.