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#1 Semperfi

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Posted September 08 2017 - 12:08 PM

I was reading a thread back in 2010 about 24 hour ranges. I know freeport, i don't like the idea you can't shoot a rifle in there or anything above 1400 fps. What else is there? Is freeport worth it? thanks



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#2 anythinggood

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Posted September 08 2017 - 03:47 PM

indoor range is limited to standard pistol cartridges.  Rifles chambered in 22LR are fine.



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Posted September 08 2017 - 04:57 PM

wait how does 24 hours range work? do they switching shifts every 6 hours or something also is it weird to show up at 2Am in the morning? lol



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Posted September 08 2017 - 05:13 PM

wait how does 24 hours range work? do they switching shifts every 6 hours or something also is it weird to show up at 2Am in the morning? lol


Freeport members get keys.

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Posted September 08 2017 - 05:33 PM

By they do you mean range officers or some type of oversight?


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Posted September 08 2017 - 05:40 PM

We are issued a key that is a chip key fob in our individual membership cards. You get a new card every year when you pay you yearly dues.  There is a ledger book you sign in and out of so that there is a record to look back on in case of property damage and whatnot.



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Posted September 08 2017 - 05:40 PM

Freeport members get keys.

hm thats interesting, I'll might apply but is there any range officer/employers that watching in case if some idiot tried to rapid fire out of control?



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Posted September 08 2017 - 05:59 PM

hm thats interesting, I'll might apply but is there any range officer/employers that watching in case if some idiot tried to rapid fire out of control?


Usually not, but the video cameras see all.

I have never seen anyone go crazy there. The indoor range is very safe. The outdoor range obviously requires a little more care from the shooters in calling ceasefires and such, but I always felt safe there.
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Posted September 08 2017 - 06:40 PM

Usually not, but the video cameras see all.

I have never seen anyone go crazy there. The indoor range is very safe. The outdoor range obviously requires a little more care from the shooters in calling ceasefires and such, but I always felt safe there.

whats the cost of a year membership? does they even offer monthly option?


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Posted September 08 2017 - 07:38 PM

whats the cost of a year membership? does they even offer monthly option?


It's 200 for the year plus I think $175 new membership initiation fee. However, I had heard that they have a prorated membership in a July & October. I believe I read that in October it's the same price but you get the remainder of that year for free. My friend and I were thinking of joining.
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Posted September 09 2017 - 07:08 AM

It's 200 for the year plus I think $175 new membership initiation fee. However, I had heard that they have a prorated membership in a July & October. I believe I read that in October it's the same price but you get the remainder of that year for free. My friend and I were thinking of joining.

It's ok for handgun. Using the outdoor range is limited use. Like any club, it is clicky.

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Posted September 09 2017 - 07:09 AM

Yeah I had a hard time paying that kind of $ especially if I ever wanted to bring someone they have to be a member.

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Posted September 09 2017 - 07:13 AM

Yeah I had a hard time paying that kind of $ especially if I ever wanted to bring someone they have to be a member.

Mitchell Field has a few clubs that operate a few times a month to weekly. You can't use high velocity ammunition in the indoor range at Freeport.

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Posted September 09 2017 - 07:29 AM

I miss Melville -- 

 

The closest public range to me is - Islip Rifle & Pistol Range - but I've never seen it open -- weird --



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Posted September 09 2017 - 11:11 AM

I miss Melville -- 

 

The closest public range to me is - Islip Rifle & Pistol Range - but I've never seen it open -- weird --

i dont know which range you mean but outdoor one seem have weird opening hours but they have good range officers, Some of them are retired police officer/Detectives.  One of them let me try his Lightweight remington 700 in .223 which are super crazy accurate lol i immediately fell in love with it so i had to buy my own


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Posted September 09 2017 - 11:57 AM

i dont know which range you mean but outdoor one seem have weird opening hours but they have good range officers, Some of them are retired police officer/Detectives.  One of them let me try his Lightweight remington 700 in .223 which are super crazy accurate lol i immediately fell in love with it so i had to buy my own

Islip Town range offers a class for pistol and carbine. Usually a two day course.
Next time you visit that range ask the R.O.

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Posted September 09 2017 - 12:02 PM

I joined DSI's range in Oakdale a few months ago and I have absolutely no regrets. It's brand new, well designed, well lit, and the air handling is excellent. Even when I have someone blasting away with a shotgun in the next lane, I can breath easily.

 

Unlike Mitchel Field, if you bring your child with you, you don't have to pay for them if you are a member. And unlike Mitchel Field, your child is not limited to .22 cal rifles. With my license and NY Hunter Education Certificate she can also shoot my handguns.

 

In terms of safety, I might also add that I have yet to see a bullet hole behind the firing line. Can't say that about Mitchel Field.

 

It may not be open 24 hours, but I have never had to wait for a point since joining and I go there almost every weekend.


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Posted September 09 2017 - 12:49 PM

I liked DSI's range but i don't like the store honestly. Bit far from me aswell. Is that legal to have her to shoot your handguns? Don't incriminate anybody now  :computerhit



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Posted September 09 2017 - 01:36 PM

I liked DSI's range but i don't like the store honestly. Bit far from me aswell. Is that legal to have her to shoot your handguns? Don't incriminate anybody now  :computerhit

100% legal as long as I have my pistol license and I have my NYS Hunter Education Certificate.

 

Read 7-d and 7-e: http://codes.findlaw...ect-265-20.html



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Posted September 09 2017 - 01:48 PM

The freeport police PBA also is next to the regular member club house at the freeport range.  So the local cops are in and out often the president of the range makes randomly checks in to make sure members are keeping safe.  Good people there, keep safe and professional if you join and all will be fine.


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