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#1 Vertiviper

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Posted May 24 2009 - 06:39 PM

Is there a link to all indoor shooting ranges on the island somewhere? Thanks, J 8)

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#2 Johnc

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Posted May 25 2009 - 05:23 AM

There is no link that just lists indoor ranges.   I can tell you about a few if you like.   Some have not rated well with our members.   LISC (Long Island Shooting Center) in Islip on Freeman Ave by the old racetrack has indoor.  So does Executive in Medford at 2215 Route 112 (they have gotten poor reviews by members on this site and other sites).  Freeport on Albany Avenue, they are well spoken of and we have representation here by members that are active in their programs.  70 Keen Street in West Babylon, by the dump/landfill is an interesting range that I just recently became aware of.  It apparently is an indoor/outdoor range where you shoot through tubes or tunnels.  

You can go through members comments on the ranges if you look at the main board, County Discussions (licensing and ranges), ranges. Or follow this link  http://longislandfir...com/forum/c-13/

There are others that are not listed.  Some are private ranges.

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Posted May 25 2009 - 05:48 AM

Nassau County Indoor range at Mitchell Field is arguably the best indoor range on Long Island, although they close during the summer.

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Posted May 25 2009 - 05:54 AM

Thanks VJ, I guess because I am further east on the Island than you, I forgot that one.  That is a great choice too.

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Posted May 26 2009 - 08:33 AM

There is no link that just lists indoor ranges.   I can tell you about a few if you like.   Some have not rated well with our members.   LISC (Long Island Shooting Center) in Islip on Freeman Ave by the old racetrack has indoor.  So does Executive in Medford at 2215 Route 112 (they have gotten poor reviews by members on this site and other sites).  Freeport on Albany Avenue, they are well spoken of and we have representation here by members that are active in their programs.  70 Keen Street in West Babylon, by the dump/landfill is an interesting range that I just recently became aware of.  It apparently is an indoor/outdoor range where you shoot through tubes or tunnels.  

You can go through members comments on the ranges if you look at the main board, County Discussions (licensing and ranges), ranges. Or follow this link  http://longislandfir...com/forum/c-13/

There are others that are not listed.  Some are private ranges.

John:
   The facility, at 70 Kean St is a private club and it's 100% indoor. It's Old Bethpage R&P Club, of which I'm on the BoD. It's a members-only facility, not a public range. We accept members only once per year and there is a waiting list. All members receive an electronic key, which allows them access, at their leisure. Members are allowed to bring guests, provided the number of guests is limited to 2 at a time.
    There are 13 handgun points, including one for magnum and FMJ ammo. The handgun points are in an open bay, just as with most ranges, with mechanically operated target carriers. The points are separated, by narrow, individual walls, which form shooting stalls, just like other ranges.
    The tubes, which you mention, are the rifle tubes. We have two, indoor, 100 yard, big bore tubes, which will accommodate any caliber of center fire rifle or black powder rifle.
Gary

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Posted May 26 2009 - 10:36 AM

Nassau County Indoor range at Mitchell Field is arguably the best indoor range on Long Island, although they close during the summer.

Where would one go during the summer? Any recomendations?



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Posted May 26 2009 - 12:47 PM

Gary,

Thanks for clarifying that.  As I mentioned,  I had zero personal experience about this range. In fact, everything I have learned about it was born in this thread.

John

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Posted May 26 2009 - 02:17 PM

I actually went to the LISC in Islip yesterday. Despite the terrible reviews I didn't find it horrible. The people at the counter were very friendly. The shooting alley could have been a litte brighter but no biggie...still had fun.....(I also got to try out my new AR and .22lr Ciener conversion kit, which btw is stupid-cheap-fun!!)  8)

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Posted May 26 2009 - 03:27 PM

I'm not exactly sure, but I believe Nassau County Range at Mitchell Field is actually open on weekdays. If I remember correctly they are closed Sunday's July thru August. They may have changed recently, as I haven't been there this year. I drove down once on a Sunday during the summer and it was closed.

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Posted May 26 2009 - 03:49 PM

I'm not exactly sure, but I believe Nassau County Range at Mitchell Field is actually open on weekdays. If I remember correctly they are closed Sunday's July thru August. They may have changed recently, as I haven't been there this year. I drove down once on a Sunday during the summer and it was closed.


It's really surprising that at the height of when buisness could be booming, these places close down. ..makes no sense

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Posted May 26 2009 - 05:48 PM

I was just on their site, July - August they are closed on Saturdays and Sunday open 9:00 - 4:00 Moday - Friday

http://www.nassaucou...ifle_range.html

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Posted May 31 2009 - 06:55 PM

I was just on their site, July - August they are closed on Saturdays and Sunday open 9:00 - 4:00 Moday - Friday

http://www.nassaucou...ifle_range.html


I was just there and you are correct, in summer months they close @ 4 PM and closed Sat & Sun.
The staff said the reason was that there is no air conditioning in the building and the summers are unbearable!


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Posted May 31 2009 - 07:36 PM

Is it cooler on Monday than on Sunday?  Sounds like government at work... "it's too hot in the building, so we'll be open during the hottest time of the day, and closed during the coolest.":wall




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