Shooting range in NYC

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by -Twilight, May 21, 2011.

  1. -Twilight

    -Twilight New Member

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    Hi all,

    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?
     
  2. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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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.
     

  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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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! ;)
     
  4. -Twilight

    -Twilight New Member

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    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...:D
     
  5. Capt18

    Capt18 New Member

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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.
     
  6. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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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.
     
  7. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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  8. -Twilight

    -Twilight New Member

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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..:D

    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.


    @dog2000tj
    An hours drive to Westchester.. Hmm.. Maybe we'll rent a car
     
  9. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    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 :eek:
     
  10. Boggy5

    Boggy5 New Member

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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.
     
  11. -Twilight

    -Twilight New Member

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    Good point. I tend to rely on the Google estimates because my motorcycle will eat through congestion like a warm knife through butter, but lugging two unnecessary wheels and 1500 extra pounds of weight would limit that considerably. Sigh.
     
  12. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I feel your pain; here in rural Mississippi, i can only find one local range. I usually just set up targets against the dam for my sister's pond & shoot out there. I have actually never shot at an indoor range in my 39 years.

    Next time, consider visiting Memphis, TN; there are a few ranges and some great food.