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Whats the reasoning behind two pistol owners not allowed to swap guns at mitchell?


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#1 Bunsen

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Posted July 20 2016 - 08:49 PM

I could have sworn i saw a sign there tonight that said only you are allowed to shoot your own pistol at mitchell field and not let anyone else shoot it. If both party's have a pistol license would this still apply? Or is it more of blanket statement to be compliant with the law. Was curious if RO enforce it or not.
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#2 Strat688

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Posted July 20 2016 - 09:18 PM

I can only comment on Brookhaven. My buddies and I always swap handguns there, in clear view of the RO's. They haven't said anything yet, so it may just be MF's policy. It does seem odd, though.

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Posted July 20 2016 - 09:32 PM

It is policy, not law. As I understand it, they do not want to gent involved in policing who has and who does not have a pistol permit. Many other ranges do permit it.
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#4 rlitman

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Posted July 20 2016 - 09:40 PM

It is policy, not law. As I understand it, they do not want to gent involved in policing who has and who does not have a pistol permit. Many other ranges do permit it.


Brookhaven has a separate pistol section. To get there, you must present your license. Mitchell has no separation between points like that.
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Posted July 20 2016 - 09:43 PM

we've done it in MF, nobody said anything, my guess is safety reason, they concern if person carrying pistol from one point to another. All you need just one careless individual....

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Posted July 20 2016 - 10:08 PM

It is not a law, it is their policy; they don't want the guns moving from point to point. I think what happens is that the RSO's get to know the regulars and if they see that you're responsible and safe and don't move the guns but move yourself between the points, they don't give you a hard time.
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Posted July 21 2016 - 06:12 AM

The less handguns being passed around the less change of an accident.

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Posted July 21 2016 - 09:21 AM

It is not a law, it is their policy; they don't want the guns moving from point to point. I think what happens is that the RSO's get to know the regulars and if they see that you're responsible and safe and don't move the guns but move yourself between the points, they don't give you a hard time.

This ^ they don't want any cases of negligent/accidental discharge when moving pistols between shooting points. When I have been there with a buddy and we wanted to shoot each others guns, we wait for a cease fire and just return to each others shooting points.

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Posted July 21 2016 - 09:41 AM

... When I have been there with a buddy and we wanted to shoot each others guns, we wait for a cease fire and just return to each others shooting points.


And how often did you see a cease fire at MF? You must be very patient.
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Posted July 21 2016 - 11:19 AM

And how often did you see a cease fire at MF? You must be very patient.


I think I have only seen one, maybe 2 in probably 20 or more trips there. One was when a guy had the follower from his Henry Goldenboy fly down range while he was trying to reload.
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Posted July 21 2016 - 11:45 AM

Yes, the sign at MF prohibits anyone other than the owner who has said pistol listed on his license from shooting it. DodgeRam explained once its for safety but also stated that policy was under review and MIGHT be changed. As for swapping points during a cease fire, in 12 years I have only witnessed two cease fires. One because the lines came off the crank and two because my cheap partner on a slow day there asked an RO to cease fire so he could retrieve the shells that went forward, lol.
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Posted July 21 2016 - 12:00 PM

Does it sound like it might be fun to try a buddy's gun? If so, it's not allowed in New York. Don't you understand how our laws work?
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Posted July 21 2016 - 03:02 PM

Its allowed in NY. Just not at Mitchell Field.
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Posted July 22 2016 - 05:44 AM

It is a range rule, not law - same as they typically don't allow 14-20 yo to shoot handguns under direct supervision of Instructor, which is also allowed under state law
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Posted July 29 2016 - 04:24 PM

MF is a county range don't forget. So they are going to cover their arses as best they can. Same reason you can't use a cell phone (even outside in the main hallway area)... I can understand/agree with inside the range, but I had someone tell me while I was taking a break/sitting on the bench that I could not use my cell phone. THAT I don't get.
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Posted July 29 2016 - 04:29 PM

That range is a joke anyways.

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Posted July 29 2016 - 06:24 PM

I had someone tell me while I was taking a break/sitting on the bench that I could not use my cell phone. THAT I don't get.


Yup... that exact thing happened to me yesterday. Was outside in the hall putting my ears away and took out my phone to check the time; in that time, I was told I had to go outside..

That was, of course after 59 minutes and 30 seconds being told my time was up; when there was absolutely no one else waiting for range time and all of the other rooms were empty.

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Posted March 14 2018 - 09:29 PM

I never used to have a problem here with this but the last three to four times I went they were being sticklers about it.

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Posted March 15 2018 - 05:38 AM

As has been said, MF is a NASSAU COUNTY range. As such, it is run by the GOVERNMENT. Nuff said?


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Posted March 15 2018 - 05:59 AM

Mitchell Field has many strict rules in place. A few people who are observant may notice the bullet holes.
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