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    Town of Islip range doesn't suck

    I have not been to the Islip town range in many years, but yesterday my neighbor suggested we go have a look.
    It's nice. Clean, tidy and well run with enough RO's to cover all points, and then some.
    It's no Huntington range, but I can see some influences there.
    Whipped my senior citizen card on them and got the blue plate special $6.00 rate. Woo hoo!
    50 yard max, which was plenty for me to try out the Ruger Scout Paul hypnotized me into buying.
    I'd go back.

    #2
    It definitely doesn't suck, but it's expensive for out-of-towners. I prefer Calverton, but if the prices were lower, I might go here on occasion.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

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      #3
      I don't feel safe there. Houses on the left. Streets to the right and downrange. Too many things can go wrong. They should have closed Islip and left Huntington open.
      Giza Development: Building and Renovating Pyramids of Distinction Since 2435 BC 631-427-1691 (Beware the Sea People)

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        #4
        Originally posted by spider View Post
        I don't feel safe there. Houses on the left. Streets to the right and downrange. Too many things can go wrong. They should have closed Islip and left Huntington open.
        What are you afraid of?

        Drive by shooters in the street or people shooting from their houses?πŸ˜‰

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          #5
          Somebody's gonna hit something.
          Giza Development: Building and Renovating Pyramids of Distinction Since 2435 BC 631-427-1691 (Beware the Sea People)

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            #6
            Originally posted by Shotgun View Post

            What are you afraid of?

            Drive by shooters in the street or people shooting from their houses?πŸ˜‰
            I love how they make you carry your rifle straight up.
            Giza Development: Building and Renovating Pyramids of Distinction Since 2435 BC 631-427-1691 (Beware the Sea People)

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              #7
              Huntington was a awesome range but Islip is not that bad. Being a resident helps but they still cater to Law enforcement and that's bullshit. It's a town range and they need to realize it's hi time to cater to its residents.
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              β€œThe very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restraints evil interference, they deserve a place of honor with all that is good -
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                #8
                Originally posted by spider View Post
                Somebody's gonna hit something.
                Its been there forever.Only thing hit is the berm.Dont like it dont go but dont wish it closed.If you feel you cant trust your shooting skills to avoid hitting homes and such please do us all a favor and take up knitting.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by artburg View Post

                  Its been there forever.Only thing hit is the berm.Dont like it dont go but dont wish it closed.If you feel you cant trust your shooting skills to avoid hitting homes and such please do us all a favor and take up knitting.
                  Knit one, pearl two. I just found it amusing that they were adamant about holding the rifle uncased and vertical while walking to the line and then casually said, "Yeah, and don't shoot those houses on your left or the cars on your right."

                  I would never try to shut a range down.
                  Giza Development: Building and Renovating Pyramids of Distinction Since 2435 BC 631-427-1691 (Beware the Sea People)

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                    #10
                    I stopped by there a couple Saturdays ago and finally found the place open. I didn't shoot but the place seems nice and it's convenient. Not many hours of operation, though. The attendant (Vanessa?) was friendly and helpful. I like the senior discount.

                    And anything that clears the berm goes over the Parkway into Brentwood, ... so ...
                    Last edited by BLAMMO!!; 12-10-2017, 09:20 PM.
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by BLAMMO!! View Post
                      I stopped by there a couple Saturdays ago and finally found the place open. I didn't shoot but the place seems nice and it's convenient. Not many hours of operation, though. The attendant (Vanessa?) was friendly and helpful. I like the senior discount.

                      And anything that clears the berm goes over the Parkway into Brentwood, ... so ...
                      Yeah, but Brentwood will just shoot back.

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                        #12
                        There are more improvements coming to that range. Angie showed me some of the stuff, but I was running out the door so I didn't get too many details
                        Take a young person shooting.... Take 2 or more if you can...

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                          #13
                          I had previously heard that they allowed the use of shotgun shot for patterning, so I asked about that. The RO said no, slugs only.
                          Give a man fire, and he stays warm for one night. Set a man on fire, and he stays warm for the rest of his life.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by BLAMMO!! View Post
                            I had previously heard that they allowed the use of shotgun shot for patterning, so I asked about that. The RO said no, slugs only.
                            If you're not shooting 3.5" magnum slugs from a stockless shotgun with an 18" barrel, are you even shotgunning?
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by viper720 View Post

                              If you're not shooting 3.5" magnum slugs from a stockless shotgun with an 18" barrel, are you even shotgunning?
                              Huh?
                              Give a man fire, and he stays warm for one night. Set a man on fire, and he stays warm for the rest of his life.

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