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Posted: 12/28/2005 9:18:08 AM EDT
HI! Got the itch to go shootin but normally never go in the dead of winter. Does anyone know if the Calverton range is open this time of year? And if so, is it the normal hours or are they cut back and closed certain days?? i only ask this because it seems they don't have proper housing for the Range officers to stay in so it seems to me they'd be stuck outside all day! So maybe they dont open on particularly cold days or something. Unless of course they live in that trailer shack they moved to the bottom of the hill. Anyone know if they are open?
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 10:06:51 AM EDT
HOURS OPEN (IN DAYLIGHT ONLY)
Monday thru Friday 10:00am to 4:30PM
Saturday and Sunday 9:00AM to 4:30PM

Closed on Wednesdays during January, February, and March
Closed Monday, January 24, 2005 thru Friday, January 28, 2005

WEATHER PERMITTING FOR EVERYTHING
Calverton Shooting Range, Inc.
395 Nugent Drive (County Road 94)
Calverton, NY 11933
631-727-9881 message
631-369-7191 fax
631-484-6897 person

The above is off their website, but I would call this week to make sure. Harry doesn't get cold, he is never there. Seems Harry stays in his jeep, and usually not at the range, except to come back, check license plates and demand cash. Last 2 times I went we, the shooters, had to wave to each other every 45 minutes or so to change targets. Lucky someone doesn't get killed there.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 3:08:46 PM EDT
I might be going on Fri or Sat.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 4:34:16 PM EDT
that place sounds cool

self policed range. no RO. cool deal...
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:45:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 7:46:32 PM EDT by OG10807]
<-----was there today, good time, nice weather.

Shooters called cease fires/check targets.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 8:00:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 10:10:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sherm8404:

Originally Posted By BSOG1:
that place sounds cool

self policed range. no RO. cool deal...



I guess it's the place for bump firing when no one is looking.



Why do ya think i go there?? cool beans! Most of the people there are responsable enough to act safely. Besides I have a chunk of "gun metal" in my eye and it don't phase me a bit! My own safety dont really concern me that much. But i must say wear your protective goggles!!!!!
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 6:31:59 AM EDT
Looks like a rain out today and maybe this weekend
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 9:25:13 AM EDT
Friday is looking like a nice day. So is Sunday. Calverton is a little like the wild west but fun. I might try and get there on Friday.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 9:05:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 9:11:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By t-stox:

Originally Posted By sherm8404:

Originally Posted By BSOG1:
that place sounds cool

self policed range. no RO. cool deal...



I guess it's the place for bump firing when no one is looking.



Why do ya think i go there?? cool beans! Most of the people there are responsable enough to act safely. Besides I have a chunk of "gun metal" in my eye and it don't phase me a bit! My own safety dont really concern me that much. But i must say wear your protective goggles!!!!!



Really? I went there years ago and got yelled at for "rapid fire" of my friend's USR when I upped my ROF to about one shot a second.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 9:38:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2005 9:38:56 PM EDT by Beltfed]


Really? I went there years ago and got yelled at for "rapid fire" of my friend's USR when I upped my ROF to about one shot a second.



The only one who really cares about that is the old lady, but if you give her any free shit she'll back off and not be a bother.

Harry doesn't really care, he's not even around most of the time.

One thing Harry get's pissed at, exploding targets. He went absolutely nuts a few Summer's ago after some guy's target went on fire.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 1:18:44 PM EDT
Better slow down your fire there Rambos lol
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 3:09:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheSneak:

Originally Posted By t-stox:

Originally Posted By sherm8404:

Originally Posted By BSOG1:
that place sounds cool

self policed range. no RO. cool deal...



I guess it's the place for bump firing when no one is looking.



Why do ya think i go there?? cool beans! Most of the people there are responsable enough to act safely. Besides I have a chunk of "gun metal" in my eye and it don't phase me a bit! My own safety dont really concern me that much. But i must say wear your protective goggles!!!!!



Really? I went there years ago and got yelled at for "rapid fire" of my friend's USR when I upped my ROF to about one shot a second.



i'TS NOT A question of "do whatever you want". It's more like when the cats away...... especially towards the end of the day bout 3:30. you can't go all ballistic but who gonna notice if you squeese off a few. As to the metal in my eye........ NO WAY that story dont make me sound cool or tough it makes me sound like an idiot! so im not telling THAT story! suffice to say i can still see. it's lodged between my "globe" and the occular cavity. (that's MD talk) When i was lying on the bed of the emergency room i said "God if you spare my eye i wont watch porn for 1 whole year and i'll give up smoking" at the time i thought it landed square in my cornea as I was temporarily blind in that eye. Last time i made a pact with God i lost my wallet and said "if you gimme back my wallet i wont watch porn ever again!"later someone had found my wallet and returned it to me so i kept on watching porn. So guess what, 24 hours after watching porn i lost my wallet again! this time permanently! So now I keep my Pacts!!!! So i now can't watch porn for one year and i have'nt smoked in three weeks! I'm going nuts baby!
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 3:37:56 AM EDT


The only one who really cares about that is the old lady, but if you give her any free shit she'll back off and not be a bother.

Harry doesn't really care, he's not even around most of the time.



Now I wouldn’t say Harry doesn’t care. This summer my good friend I work with took a day off of work and headed out to Calverton with some of his other friends. No one was there in the morning but an old guy in a car. When they were setting up the old man drove over and collected the money. Since no one else was there my friend Rich asked if they could rapid fire. To quote the man, “I don’t give a s**t what you guys do, I don’t care if you shoot each other.” With that Rich slaps in a 30 rounder and lets out a clip full. A min. later Harry came storming down demanding who just rapid fired. He then gave Rich a five-min. tongue-lashing and said if he ever hears that again they would all be banned for life. Needless to say I was glad I wasn’t there because I actually get along pretty good with Harry and didn’t want to be put on his bad guy list. I do know a few years ago I asked Harry why theirs no rapid fire and he told me that people in the area call the police saying there is machinegun shooting at the range and he doesn’t need that trouble. Whether that’s true or not, it is what he told me.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:32:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 8:33:06 AM EDT by Beltfed]
That is strange, I've never had an issue with Harry........guess it might just depend on his mood that day.

Also, I'll bet the neighbors complain about everything.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:13:05 PM EDT
what do you guys use for targets out there??
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:13:42 PM EDT
30 rounders are ok ???
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:06:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BSOG1:
30 rounders are ok ???



Absolutely no problem.

Targets, basically paper and plastic bucket lids.

Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:26:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 10:28:35 PM EDT by OG10807]

Originally Posted By BSOG1:
30 rounders are ok ???




Betas and belt feds are ok

just don't lose your mind or burn down/blow up the targets.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 6:08:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DefMan:
Better slow down your fire there Rambos lol



Yeah... lets not try so hard to get another public range closed down.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 6:52:42 AM EDT
Some guy had a Barrett Semi last time shooting tracer rounds at the 200yd.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 3:29:20 PM EDT
I've shot Tracers there many times and the Old lady (Nelly???) never said anything to me. Yet this summer I saw her tell two different people to stop with the Tracers.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:12:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 12:13:03 PM EDT by jaymeister99]
That range is a freakin zoo. The one range officer Ive seen there is relatively strict. Wont let you shoot at anything but a target, and makes sure you keep your shots down to about 1 every 5 secs. Actually quite simple rules compared to other ranges!

The other (Harry?) lets these guys do damn near anything. If its out on the range you can shoot at it. Load up a 30 and blast away.

Anybody been to the Brookhaven range? I cant stand it there now. They dont let you shoot more than 5 rounds in a mag. Or put up more than one target on the boards. And God forbid you shoot anything rapid fire, they will throw you out of the range.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 1:52:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jaymeister99:

Anybody been to the Brookhaven range? I cant stand it there now. They dont let you shoot more than 5 rounds in a mag. Or put up more than one target on the boards. And God forbid you shoot anything rapid fire, they will throw you out of the range.



I think the guy who is the range officer at Brookhaven on weekends posts on here. They are a lot tighter with the rules at Brookhaven. It is a lot nicer range in terms of the facility.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 3:15:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jaymeister99:
They dont let you shoot more than 5 rounds in a mag. Or put up more than one target on the boards. And God forbid you shoot anything rapid fire, they will throw you out of the range.



I've been shooting there for the last 20+ years and I've NEVER seen anyone inforce the 5 round magazine rule. That includes a certain RO who worked there for a brief period who was the most strict, anal RO I've even seen.

I'm also an on again, off again RO at Brookhaven. On behalf of management, the staff and the overwhelming majority of patrons... if you want to bang away rapid fire, PLEASE go to Calverton.

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 3:40:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 3:41:45 PM EDT by edpmedic]
I find Brookhaven very good for my target work and never had a problem hanging two or more targets up. I hate to have to walk out to the 200 yd line every time to hange another target.

Broolhaven has it's purpose and in reality the people that shoot there are more into Benchrest and putting the bullet on the paper next to each other.

I was trying to get there this week with my Barrett and shoot off the bench with sandbags and really steady the sucker.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 5:09:21 PM EDT
Brookhaven does have a no 50 BMG rule... I think. At least there used to be a sign in the office saying so.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 5:28:27 PM EDT


Anybody been to the Brookhaven range? I cant stand it there now. They dont let you shoot more than 5 rounds in a mag. Or put up more than one target on the boards. And God forbid you shoot anything rapid fire, they will throw you out of the range.



I'm one of the range officers on the weekends at Brookhaven. I'm sorry you can't stand it there anymore. I myself and every other range officer I have worked with have never said anything to any shooter about a limit on magazine capacity. I myself use a beta mag once in a while there. The rules on the targets are you can have 2 on the board in the middle, one above the other. The reason is that although you might be a good shot we have our frames shot to crap by people that can't hit a single target in the center. On the pistol range it's one target in the center because the frames are made of wood and even with that they don't last long. You are right , there is no rapid fire mostly for the same reason.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 5:36:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By edpmedic:

I was trying to get there this week with my Barrett and shoot off the bench with sandbags and really steady the sucker.



I'm working this weekend and have to ask about shooting .50 cal's at our range. I'm putting my Harley up for sale because I want a Barrett and was just wondering if there going to say something about shooting it while working. If anything it's going to be a great conversation piece sitting on the rack.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 6:44:30 PM EDT
how many yards is that brookhaven place?

get the barret they are really fun.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:57:32 PM EDT
50, 100,& 200yds
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 7:48:12 AM EDT
IRWFO

Let me know about the 50...I do shoot my AR30 in 338LM there with out a problem..Tell them it's only a couple more grains of powder and a little bigger hole....LOL....
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 12:13:45 PM EDT
How often does Brookhaven cease fire for target replacement/inspection? Does everyone find you can only put up one dopey target though? (There have been weekdays at Calverton, with no Harry in sight, that some of the slugs pretend not to notice you waving even though you got there 15 minutes ago and would like to put up targets. )
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 1:42:27 PM EDT
Time between cease fires at Brookhaven depend on a lot of things.. who's working, how many people are working, the time of year, the size of the crowd... ..plus what the RO is doing. Helping someone with a problem, BS'ing or sitting freezing bored to tears.

"One target in the center of your board" means a lot of things. You can put one "target" (piece of paper) with 6 bulls-eyes on it, as long as it's in the center. No one will care. Truth is, you could probably put two or three in the center of the board as long as they're not huge. They don't want them out near the target frames. It also depends how and what your shooting. No one will say "boo" about your targets if they're near the middle of the board and you're shooting accurately. (Ya know.. aiming. ) But if you're pounding away on your IwannaBeaMallNinjaAssaultCarbine with your eyes closed and looking like you're lucky to be hitting the berm.. yeah, they're gonna say something.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 3:28:49 PM EDT
Thanks CAS, definitely going there next time. There have been a few "odd" characters at Calverton the last couple of times I have gone, waited forever to put targets out, and got rapid fire out of my system many moons ago. In addition, its cheaper shooting clays at Brookhaven if you only do a round.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:45:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By IRWFO:


Anybody been to the Brookhaven range? I cant stand it there now. They dont let you shoot more than 5 rounds in a mag. Or put up more than one target on the boards. And God forbid you shoot anything rapid fire, they will throw you out of the range.



I'm one of the range officers on the weekends at Brookhaven. I'm sorry you can't stand it there anymore. I myself and every other range officer I have worked with have never said anything to any shooter about a limit on magazine capacity. I myself use a beta mag once in a while there. The rules on the targets are you can have 2 on the board in the middle, one above the other. The reason is that although you might be a good shot we have our frames shot to crap by people that can't hit a single target in the center. On the pistol range it's one target in the center because the frames are made of wood and even with that they don't last long. You are right , there is no rapid fire mostly for the same reason.



Its been a while since Ive been to Brookhaven (3 yrs?), last I was there I was told there was a 5 round limit to be used at a time. Not a 5 round mag capacity limit, 5 rounds loaded at a time maximum. I remember seeing signs about it. As for the target rule again must have changed. Last I was there the range officer literally leaned over me as I was putting a second target on (in the middle of the board) and pulled the target off I was about to put on. I was then told only one target was allowed on the board. This was the same range officer who I later saw picking up a rifle during a ceasefire. Not to mention this was about a 1/2 hour after I just saw him yell at somebody else for doing the same thing! This was the last time I went to that range.

As for the rapid fire, it steams me big time when somebody starts doing that. A few rounds rapid fire once in a while I dont mind. Its when guys start blowing off 20 or 30 rounds one after the other it gets me annoyed.

Maybe I'll stop back in there again and see how it is.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 9:00:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pequa1:
Thanks CAS, definitely going there next time. There have been a few "odd" characters at Calverton the last couple of times I have gone, waited forever to put targets out, and got rapid fire out of my system many moons ago. In addition, its cheaper shooting clays at Brookhaven if you only do a round.



Personally I would really like a happy medium between Calverton and Brookhaven. Brookhaven has better facilities IMO. But you cant really do anything other than bench rest shoot. I tried to get into some 3 position shooting, unfortunately you really cant do that at Brookhaven.

You're right, Calverton does have some nuts running around there. Last time I was there there were four guys shooting at a shoe (yes a shoe) that was literally 10-20 feet from the top of the berm. They were clearing out mags like mad, 30 rounders one after the other rapid fire. I complained to the range master. His response was "Ah dont worry about it, theres nothing on the other side of the berm". Classic.

Ive been upstate for the last couple of years, but I visit back to LI about twice a month. I would like to head to a range, but frankly I didnt think I wanted to go to either Brookhaven or Calverton. After the posts Ive heard I may give Brookhaven a try next time.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 9:26:38 PM EDT
You're right about only bench shooting. You can't stand or shoot prone anymore, which while I can understand their reasoning, kinda stinks. (Heck, I'd like to be able to practice offhand shooting myself, and it's no fun telling customers they have to sit down) The range was closed for quite some time (and then renovated) because of concerns of bullets leaving the range. I believe there was in incident where a bullet was SUPPOSED to have come down in the fireman's park. I don't remember if someone SAW this, or just found a bullet (which doesn't mean much). They obviously want to avoid that at all costs. Management's concern is that shooters standing up have a much greater chance of hitting well in front of the berm, and skipping rounds up and over it.
Yeah, years ago it was different, you could stand and shoot prone, kneel.. and every now and then even shoot something other than paper. I even got to use my .22 steel plate rack at 50 yards once. But times've changed, the owners changed and the rules changed for a reason. It's sad, but we as shooters are being squeezed out slowly but surely. Be it noise complaints or safety concerns or environmental reasons, every range's time is limited. Especially on the island. Liability insurance has got to be astronomical too. I think the trap and skeet are the only thing that keeps the range viable, because they surely can't be turning a profit from the rifle and pistol range. At least not 11 months out of the year.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 12:31:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cas:
You're right about only bench shooting. You can't stand or shoot prone anymore, which while I can understand their reasoning, kinda stinks. (Heck, I'd like to be able to practice offhand shooting myself, and it's no fun telling customers they have to sit down) The range was closed for quite some time (and then renovated) because of concerns of bullets leaving the range. I believe there was in incident where a bullet was SUPPOSED to have come down in the fireman's park. I don't remember if someone SAW this, or just found a bullet (which doesn't mean much). They obviously want to avoid that at all costs. Management's concern is that shooters standing up have a much greater chance of hitting well in front of the berm, and skipping rounds up and over it.
Yeah, years ago it was different, you could stand and shoot prone, kneel.. and every now and then even shoot something other than paper. I even got to use my .22 steel plate rack at 50 yards once. But times've changed, the owners changed and the rules changed for a reason. It's sad, but we as shooters are being squeezed out slowly but surely. Be it noise complaints or safety concerns or environmental reasons, every range's time is limited. Especially on the island. Liability insurance has got to be astronomical too. I think the trap and skeet are the only thing that keeps the range viable, because they surely can't be turning a profit from the rifle and pistol range. At least not 11 months out of the year.



I hear what youre saying. I now live up by Syracuse. The local private range costs $75 a year for a family membership. Nothing Else! Compare that to the private clubs on LI! We got an indoor 50ft range, a fishing pond, trap and skeet, and a 100yd rifle/pistol range. But we dont have to worry about all the lawsuits, noise complaints, and all the tree huggers like there are on LI. Quite a shame really.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 7:28:06 PM EDT
I don't if you guys know this but I just noticed the Calverton updated their little website.

Located in Eastern Long Island, NY
Homeland Security Training Facility

10, 15, 25 YARD PISTOL RANGE
50, 100, 200, 300 YARD RIFLE RANGE(LARGE AND SMALL BORE)
50 YARD BLACK POWDER AND SHOTGUN RANGE
ARCHERY RANGE
TARGET RANGE

RANGE FEES:
$10.00 PER DAY RIFLE, PISTOL AND ARCHERY
$15.00 PER DAY TRAP
$205.00 YEARLY PASS

HOURS OPEN (IN DAYLIGHT ONLY)

Monday thru Friday 10:00am to 4:00PM
Saturday and Sunday 9:00AM to 4:00PM
*300 Yard Available Saturdays 5-7pm, Starting April 8, 2006 thru September 24, 2006

*Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the months of January, February, and March.

*Closed Monday, January 23, 2006 thru Friday, January 27, 2006.

*Closed Monday, February 20, 2006 thru Friday, February 24, 2006.

WEATHER PERMITTING FOR EVERYTHING

Homeland Security Training Facility? Did I read that right?
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:00:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By edpmedic:
IRWFO

Let me know about the 50...I do shoot my AR30 in 338LM there with out a problem..Tell them it's only a couple more grains of powder and a little bigger hole....LOL....



I did ask about the 50 BMG and I got a big NO. I didn't question why but from the conversation that started after I ask it, mostly seems to be about the blast from the muzzle affecting other shooters.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:11:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jaymeister99:


Anybody been to the Brookhaven range? I cant stand it there now. They dont let you shoot more than 5 rounds in a mag.



Jaymeister99, I take back what I said about the 5 round limit. Although I do not have a problem with full clips of ammo, I was told by a shooter yesterday at the range that the main RO ( my boss) has told him "No more the 5rds in a magazine". Now he was a young guy with only black rifles so he might have done something like rapid fire and piss of the RO and that's why he was told to limit. Either way, if your safe and not disruptive to other shooters I have no problem with full mags when I'm on duty.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:46:56 AM EDT

I did ask about the 50 BMG and I got a big NO. I didn't question why but from the conversation that started after I ask it, mostly seems to be about the blast from the muzzle affecting other shooters


Thanks.
I do not understand since when I have been their it is usually empty out at the 200 yd. I always ask for a table far away. They had no problem with my AR30 in 338 Lapua and trust me the blast from that is pretty hard.

Guess it is out to Calverton today instead of BrookHaven. Got to get going getting late.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 8:40:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By IRWFO:

Originally Posted By jaymeister99:


Anybody been to the Brookhaven range? I cant stand it there now. They dont let you shoot more than 5 rounds in a mag.



Jaymeister99, I take back what I said about the 5 round limit. Although I do not have a problem with full clips of ammo, I was told by a shooter yesterday at the range that the main RO ( my boss) has told him "No more the 5rds in a magazine". Now he was a young guy with only black rifles so he might have done something like rapid fire and piss of the RO and that's why he was told to limit. Either way, if your safe and not disruptive to other shooters I have no problem with full mags when I'm on duty.



Thats cool. I could swear I remember seeing signs up there saying a 5 round limit. I was told a few times when I was there about a 5 round limit. But thats when I show up with my AK, AR, and 10/22. I guess the rangemasters must assume we might start some rapid fire when they see the high cap semi autos.

What is the real problem with having 30 rounds loaded at a time? Is it because they are worried about rapid fire becoming sporadic shooting, or more about courtesy to the other shooters should somebody go rapid fire? Or worried about somebody going psycho with a loaded 30 round clip? I would imagine a little bit of each. Very unfortunate that we have come to this mentality, but I understand where and how its come about.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 8:58:31 AM EDT
As far as I know.. the REAL reason they have / had the 5 round limit is so when they call the line and say "FIRE OUT WHAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR RIFLES" they don't have to wait for some clown who doesn't realize he should unload, but rather tries to "fire out" 20-25 rounds.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 7:25:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DefMan:
I don't if you guys know this but I just noticed the Calverton updated their little website.

Located in Eastern Long Island, NY
Homeland Security Training Facility

10, 15, 25 YARD PISTOL RANGE
50, 100, 200, 300 YARD RIFLE RANGE(LARGE AND SMALL BORE)
50 YARD BLACK POWDER AND SHOTGUN RANGE
ARCHERY RANGE
TARGET RANGE

RANGE FEES:
$10.00 PER DAY RIFLE, PISTOL AND ARCHERY
$15.00 PER DAY TRAP
$205.00 YEARLY PASS

HOURS OPEN (IN DAYLIGHT ONLY)

Monday thru Friday 10:00am to 4:00PM
Saturday and Sunday 9:00AM to 4:00PM
*300 Yard Available Saturdays 5-7pm, Starting April 8, 2006 thru September 24, 2006

*Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the months of January, February, and March.

*Closed Monday, January 23, 2006 thru Friday, January 27, 2006.

*Closed Monday, February 20, 2006 thru Friday, February 24, 2006.

WEATHER PERMITTING FOR EVERYTHING

Homeland Security Training Facility? Did I read that right?



Interesting ? Cant wait till spring should have my lasik done by then
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:49:27 PM EDT
I remember when George ran the place,,,,you could shoot anything ! TV.. 55gal drums fuel,,even saw a life sized stand up advertisement poster of Bill Cosby out there funnier than shit everyone was tearing it up,,,I kinda felt bad for the two nice black gentlemen shooting. .....

Now I go to a private range that the ANG ParaRescue guys utilize once in awhile,,the place has pneumatic popups etc. the Airport is next door and occasional auto fire doesn't bring any attention,,,even when PD is parked down the road and you can through them out there! not a paltry 200 yards like Calverton. Tannerite is OK during the week when it is dead or even if a few are around you ask then if they want to see the shit,,,they never say no...Long Islands best kept range secret or until now,,,,
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 6:16:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rebreatherdiver:
I remember when George ran the place,,,,you could shoot anything ! TV.. 55gal drums fuel,,even saw a life sized stand up advertisement poster of Bill Cosby out there funnier than shit everyone was tearing it up,,,I kinda felt bad for the two nice black gentlemen shooting. .....



I remember those days. It was $3 to shoot anything all day. You used to shoot skeet behind the current rifle range in the pits. They didn't even care what you shot back there. I saw someone shoot up a department store manaquine in a lawn chair... priceless. I don't think there was a 55 gallon drum there that wasn't shot to shit.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 8:35:00 AM EDT


I remember those days. It was $3 to shoot anything all day. You used to shoot skeet behind the current rifle range in the pits.



I remember the first time I was in those back pits and hearing the bullets wizing by over our heads. Also one day a friend & I were back there trying out some of those special 12ga rounds. I like an ass shoot from the hip this round called Dragons Breath and set what must have been a 20 foot long fire on the ground. There we are stomping out the fire for a few min. Funny now but not then.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 4:59:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2006 5:01:26 PM EDT by cas]
When I was a kid my dad would shoot at the Manorville dump. It wasn't a "range", but you could get away with a little shooting and no one cared. Heck there weren't too many houses around back then. Always lots of interesting targets at the dump.
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