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#1 robertrusso

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Posted June 28 2017 - 09:31 PM

I attended the new member meeting at Freeport tonight, it was a packed house. They were expecting over 50 new members, more than a normal month. This is the last month for the summer they will have new members, glad I was able to get down there and get in under the wire.


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#2 Camaro45th

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Posted June 29 2017 - 04:29 AM

I attended the new member meeting at Freeport tonight, it was a packed house. They were expecting over 50 new members, more than a normal month. This is the last month for the summer they will have new members, glad I was able to get down there and get in under the wire.

good to hear. I tried to contact someone about finding out to join. I was told they were not accepting any more membership for the summer. Can I ask, what is the prorated charge for joining in July?

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Posted June 29 2017 - 04:38 AM

Welcome to the range.



#4 robertrusso

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Posted June 29 2017 - 11:09 AM

good to hear. I tried to contact someone about finding out to join. I was told they were not accepting any more membership for the summer. Can I ask, what is the prorated charge for joining in July?

It was $90 for July plus the initiation fee of $200 (this remains constant)

If you join in October the Bylaws say its $175 plus the initiation fee of $200 and that is until the following December.



#5 robertrusso

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Posted June 29 2017 - 11:10 AM

Welcome to the range.

Thank you, I took advantage of the indoor range already this morning.



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Posted June 29 2017 - 11:10 AM

So no prorated for October? Or it would be October 17-December-18?

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Posted June 29 2017 - 02:33 PM

Thank you, I took advantage of the indoor range already this morning.

How does it compare to Mitchell Field?



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Posted June 29 2017 - 03:16 PM

How does it compare to Mitchell Field?

I went on the Sunday morning tour. It has motorized target launchers ( I have no idea idea what to call it but it's not the wheel and rope from Mitchell field lol) they only have like 5-6 indoor points. And then they have 25 yard and a couple 50 yard outdoor points.
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Posted June 30 2017 - 07:12 PM

So no prorated for October? Or it would be October 17-December-18?

from the look of the bylaws if you sign up in October 2017 your normal 1 year fee and dues gets you Oct to Dec for free



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Posted June 30 2017 - 07:15 PM

How does it compare to Mitchell Field?

One of my reasons was for costs. It is $175 for the year, that means after buying my Nassau County card for $30, it leaves $145, that is equal to 15 hours of shooting for the year. If you only went a few times a year then financially it might not be worth it.

 

The bigger factor is the association with other shooters and experts in the field.


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Posted June 30 2017 - 07:37 PM

One of my reasons was for costs. It is $175 for the year, that means after buying my Nassau County card for $30, it leaves $145, that is equal to 15 hours of shooting for the year. If you only went a few times a year then financially it might not be worth it.

The bigger factor is the association with other shooters and experts in the field.


I belong to a club that is a lot less, but there are nights that get packed in the one range that you wind up waiting a while. Plus it's only sept-June. I just didn't like the # of indoor points Freeport has. Maybe I'll rethink it. I also didn't like that I couldn't bring a friend down if I wanted. At least with MF it's open to the public.

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Posted June 30 2017 - 09:00 PM

I belong to a club that is a lot less, but there are nights that get packed in the one range that you wind up waiting a while. Plus it's only sept-June. I just didn't like the # of indoor points Freeport has. Maybe I'll rethink it. I also didn't like that I couldn't bring a friend down if I wanted. At least with MF it's open to the public.

I agree with the friend part as well as the 6 indoor spots, I would like to see more indoor. I like MF and will continue to go there with my wife and kids so they can shoot.


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Posted July 25 2018 - 10:17 PM

Bump:-). So now that it has been over a year, I’m curious of your thoughts. I was considering joining earlier in the year, but decided to put it aside.

My cousin’s husband told me he is a member and would like a friendly tag along.

I have no qualms with MF. Might not be state of the art, but it’s cheap, never had to wait for a point and can generally shoot whatever I have at the point (been enjoying shooting pistol and rifle) in the same session.

The 24hr access and outdoor points at Freeport seem great. But would be really concerned with point availablity and being limited to pistol only during indoor hours/sessions. Not looking to spend more time hanging out there than shooting.

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Posted July 26 2018 - 08:23 AM

I belong to a club that is a lot less, but there are nights that get packed in the one range that you wind up waiting a while. Plus it's only sept-June. I just didn't like the # of indoor points Freeport has. Maybe I'll rethink it. I also didn't like that I couldn't bring a friend down if I wanted. At least with MF it's open to the public.

Freeport also gets crowded along with being unable to use the outdoor range because they have it closed for an event. Some of the clubs at Mitchell Field are actually very cheap if you join. No checking in at the desk just sign the book for the club and walk in.

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Posted July 26 2018 - 01:27 PM

I just joined at the beginning of the month. So far I have gone 4 times and always had a point. I work in the city and go around 7 pm and am usually alone or with only one other person there.

I hear from 4 pm to 6 pm it is busy with people going right after work.

The only thing MF has that I would consider better is shooting distances. At Freeport the minimum distance is 7 yards. I usually do 7 or 10 yards but some times I like some drills at 3 or 5.

The outside range also can be used at distances less that 25 yards but only if you are alone or everyone agrees to use the same distances.
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Posted July 26 2018 - 09:13 PM

Can you use any caliber indoors or just light calibers ?

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Posted July 27 2018 - 04:32 AM

Can you use any caliber indoors or just light calibers ?

when I went on the tour maybe last year some time, you can shoot handgun calibers No Problem but only .22 out of a rifle.

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Posted July 27 2018 - 05:27 AM

Hopefully more public ranges will open, seems like Nassau can use a new indoor range.

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Posted July 27 2018 - 12:30 PM

when I went on the tour maybe last year some time, you can shoot handgun calibers No Problem but only .22 out of a rifle.

 

Indoors for handguns it is non magnum pistol calibers (22, .380, 9mm, 40, 45, etc.  but no 357, 44 Mag, 22 WMR, etc).  Like Camaro45th said rifles is 22LR only. 

 

Additionally the restrict steel cased projectiles indoors.   



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Posted July 27 2018 - 01:19 PM

Indoors for handguns it is non magnum pistol calibers (22, .380, 9mm, 40, 45, etc.  but no 357, 44 Mag, 22 WMR, etc).  Like Camaro45th said rifles is 22LR only. 

 

Additionally the restrict steel cased projectiles indoors.   

 

No .357 mag for pistol is probably a deal breaker for me. 






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