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2013 Nassau County Range Fees

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#21 FULL METAL JACKET

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Posted January 08 2013 - 01:25 PM

I disagree. There's a balance to be had everywhere, and while there is some supervision at Calverton, I stopped going in 2005, having been a regular there since the mid-1970's when I was a kid.

I was tired of being muzzle swept, having guns handled during cease fires, someone resuming fire while I was downrange, having my guns picked up and handled without my permission while I was shooting etc. The crowd there leaves a lot to be desired.


While those things are inexcusable, every range has issues...

Tons of people here frequent there daily/weekly without incident...



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Posted January 08 2013 - 01:30 PM

I disagree. There's a balance to be had everywhere, and while there is some supervision at Calverton, I stopped going in 2005, having been a regular there since the mid-1970's when I was a kid.

I was tired of being muzzle swept, having guns handled during cease fires, someone resuming fire while I was downrange, having my guns picked up and handled without my permission while I was shooting etc. The crowd there leaves a lot to be desired.


Wow, I've never seen anything like that happen at Calverton even on busy days. And if I did I would immediately correct such behavior and educate that person, and I'd expect the other shooters around me to have my back when I did.
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Posted January 08 2013 - 01:32 PM

I have never had any negative issues at Mitchell Field. The staff has always been courteous, and the place is clean, well lit, and the air quality is fine(except when someones going at it with a 12GA shotgun repeatedly, but it IS a range) etc. As for the temps in the summertime, I just don't go. That's my choice.

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Posted January 08 2013 - 01:32 PM

I wouldn't mind Nassau so much if when you pay for an hour you actually got an hour. Last time I was there, between the time it took to check in and set up I was lucky to get 45 minutes of shooting in before the whistle blew.

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Posted January 08 2013 - 01:51 PM

I like Mitchell, it works for me. It's near and easy to get by. Now if they could use that extra fee to buy an A/C during the summer then that place would be much better. Staff are decent too.

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Posted January 08 2013 - 02:23 PM

The only thing that bothers me about Mitchell field is if they see you dipping into the spent brass bin located in each room they will warn you but meanwhile I know for fact there is at least one guy that works there that takes cash on the sly and passes the brass from the blue drums in the adjacent storage room onto those willing to pay.

That's right, I said it and I stick by it.

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Posted January 08 2013 - 02:32 PM

The only thing that bothers me about Mitchell field is if they see you dipping into the spent brass bin located in each room they will warn you but meanwhile I know for fact there is at least one guy that works there that takes cash on the sly and passes the brass from the blue drums in the adjacent storage room onto those willing to pay.

That's right, I said it and I stick by it.


Following the rules bothers you? Smh

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Posted January 08 2013 - 02:43 PM

These comments are priceless... Lets just close this place up so we have NO public ranges in Nassau... Smh

And before you make comments criticizing the employees, take two seconds to think that maybe, just maybe the guy who was nice enough to start the thread works there

Thank you Scott... Keep up the good work!!!


I agree with you 100% Jeff. I also cant believe some of these comments.

Even though I like paying $7 dollars, $10 dollars is still no big deal to fuss about.

Scott thank you for everything. You are always helpful and the other staff at MF is as well.

Edited by Knight Rider, January 08 2013 - 02:46 PM.

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Posted January 08 2013 - 02:45 PM

The only thing that bothers me...


Do you realize you have a photo of Larry Potterfield as your avatar? Do you know how ridiculous that is?

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Posted January 08 2013 - 03:11 PM

I admit being a little harsh in my previous post. There are a few nice people who work there. My post was out of frustration that we dont have any more choices for indoor rifle. I feel paying 20 was too much and now more? If the libs had their way this place would be closed too. I dont want to see that happen, even if they keep blowing hot air on us peasents. Sorry if I offened the op.

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Posted January 08 2013 - 03:15 PM

The only thing that bothers me about Mitchell field is if they see you dipping into the spent brass bin located in each room they will warn you but meanwhile I know for fact there is at least one guy that works there that takes cash on the sly and passes the brass from the blue drums in the adjacent storage room onto those willing to pay.

That's right, I said it and I stick by it.

That's some accusation. This is not Brookhaven, where once the brass hits the floor, it belongs to the range. I've had over anxious people sweep up the brass behind me while shooting, as they weren't aware I save my brass. And then had to retrieve it from the bin. No one came charging in saying I was doing wrong.
And to claim someone would risk their county job, to make a few dollars on the side is ludicrous. I know that there are cameras in the brass room, including night vision cameras. So any illegal activity would be recorded.

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Posted January 08 2013 - 03:33 PM

Folks, this is the only county range in Nassau. With all going on locally right now with laws potentially changing etc. can you refrain from such negative comments. Would you rather the range close?

FYI: Club Members meetup at this location on a monthly basis. Staff there is top notch.
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Posted January 08 2013 - 03:36 PM

LOL

Do you realize you have a photo of Larry Potterfield as your avatar? Do you know how ridiculous that is?

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Posted January 08 2013 - 03:39 PM

If that range closes I am done. That is the main reason I chose riflery and gunnery.

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Posted January 08 2013 - 03:43 PM

Never had any issues with anyone from MF and find the ROs to be friendly and helpful as needed. The increase in price doesn't bother me at all. Bring your own target and save money that way. There's a link on the forum for free targets you print out. If I can find anyone with a plotter, then we can get the big prints also

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Posted January 08 2013 - 03:46 PM

See range rule#4. cant shoot a pistol unless its on your CCW.
Brought the wife (new CCW) and 4 pistols to try to see the best fit before buying one.
Was told she could not handle my pistols. see rule #4, its a safety issue.
So I asked how so, that I am a RO, I will be standing next to my wife, instructing her, and I will be sure she is safe.
Sorry, its a range rule.
So I ask the nice young man, how is it more safer for a new shooter with no training, never held a pistol before, to get his first pistol, and come down and shoot?
The reply was, I know its stupid, but its a range rule.
My wife was a member of Freeport the next week.
Im not a fan.

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Posted January 08 2013 - 03:49 PM

Let me be clear in case there is anyone thinking I am putting anything against the range... as I stated before.. the range is clean. You can breathe when you exit. While Medford is close to me, I can only go to shoot pistol or 22, and the ventilation is problematic at times. MF is clean, I enjoyed the time I went there. But for a 45 min or so drive + $20/hr (now more) as a suffolk resident, I dont see the benefit in visiting the range much. As one who lives off a fixed salary, increased taxes and now increased prices on the hobby I enjoy.. I have to be a bit cost effective when I can. That being said, I like the range, but its just not for me at this time

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Posted January 08 2013 - 03:51 PM

Do you realize you have a photo of Larry Potterfield as your avatar? Do you know how ridiculous that is?

That's right, I said it and I stick by it.


WHAT? A PICTURE OF WHO?

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Posted January 08 2013 - 03:54 PM

See range rule#4. cant shoot a pistol unless its on your CCW.
Brought the wife (new CCW) and 4 pistols to try to see the best fit before buying one.
Was told she could not handle my pistols. see rule #4, its a safety issue.
So I asked how so, that I am a RO, I will be standing next to my wife, instructing her, and I will be sure she is safe.
Sorry, its a range rule.
So I ask the nice young man, how is it more safer for a new shooter with no training, never held a pistol before, to get his first pistol, and come down and shoot?
The reply was, I know its stupid, but its a range rule.
My wife was a member of Freeport the next week.
Im not a fan.


Freeport range regulation is all indoor shooting at 50 feet. Hard to instruct at that distance.

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Posted January 08 2013 - 04:01 PM

How do I block people? These newbies are starting to get on my nerves
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