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Old 05-21-2011, 03:34 PM   #1
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I'm a firearms instructor from the Netherlands, and I'm making a trip to New York City next month. As a part of the trip, I'd like to go to a gun range just to shoot a few boxes. Not only for fun of it but also to learn from it, hoping to get some tips I can relay on to my students.

But I've been googling a bit, and most lanes are for LEO only, US citizens only, members only, etc.

Would anyone happen to know a lane where one could just walk in without the above mentioned criteria?

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Old 05-21-2011, 11:30 PM   #2
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NYC has some fairly serious gun laws, and I don't know what requirements they have for range use in the City.

I have a buddy who is a gun guy and NYPD cop and I'll email him to see what his thoughts are.

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You will probably need to get out of the city to find a friendly range.

Come on down to Ft. Lauderdale, FL and you can shoot till your heart's content!

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NYC has some fairly serious gun laws, and I don't know what requirements they have for range use in the City.

I have a buddy who is a gun guy and NYPD cop and I'll email him to see what his thoughts are.
Great, thanks! And Canebrake, I'm only there for a week visiting a friend, and I don't think she's into a 1200 mile roadtrip just for some shooting

If I was there solo, well...
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Come on down to Georgia. The training division is under Uniform Patrol in my agency. Not only am I the assistant division commander but I'm one of the firearms instructors. We would let you shoot all say if you wanted too. Have a safe trip.

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So, my buddy says you need to have a NYC gun license to even enter a range there. Bummer. Fly through LA and I'll take you shooting.

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Sorry I missed this one Last I checked you needed to be a pistol license holder in order to shoot at most pistol ranges in NY. There is a public range in Westchester - Westchestergov.com - Sportsman Center. Outside of that the only other range I know of is in Florida, NY - Davis Sport Shop - the Sloatsburg New York source for firearms and hunting.

Sorry, but NYC and the surrounding counties suck for visitor shooting

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Bummer.. It's my first time to the U.S., apparently picked the wrong spot to get away from the rather stringent gun-laws over here..

Unfortunately we don't have a car, and my friend is tied to the university so we can't travel far. But thanks for the invitations I'll be sure to plan my next trip to the U.S. in a more gun-friendly state.


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An hours drive to Westchester.. Hmm.. Maybe we'll rent a car

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@dog2000tj An hours drive to Westchester.. Hmm.. Maybe we'll rent a car
Oh don't kid yourself, that time is according to Google allotting for ZERO traffic. It could easily take you 2hrs + from Manhattan to Blue Mountain, if not more.

For future reference you want to stay away from NY, NJ, MA and CA - not gun friendly places
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Next time visit any of the states in the middle half of the country, except Illinois...and the further south you go the better.

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