VIDEO: Shooting instructor Walter Biondi hopes to keep lone SF gun club open


Walter Biondi is 94 years old. He joined the Pacific Rod and Gun Club in 1980 after his retirement, and he teaches skeet shooting at the club for almost 20 years.

The Pacific Rod and Gun Club was established in 1934. It served as the only shooting facility in San Francisco for 78 years. Recently, the Public Utilities Commission has sent out an eviction notice and filed a lawsuit against the club for environmental concerns. The club is negotiating with the city and working hard to keep it open.

For Biondi, the club has become his second home after his wife passed away in 1999. He enjoys the company of his fellow club members and has made many friends. For a man of his age, coming to the club and shoot skeet are his greatest joys.