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Shooting range in New York City

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Shooting range in New York City


I was just wondering if there are any shooting ranges where you can go for an afternoon or something without having a license? I have found West side rifle and pistol range, but not sure if tourists can just show up.

Any advice would be great, thanks.

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1. Re: Shooting range in New York City

The requirements are on the website for the range you mention


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2. Re: Shooting range in New York City

The Westside Range is the only place of its kind in NYC; other places in the city are rod and gun clubs with even stricter membership requirements, including character references.

The concept of the US as being very gun-happy doesn't really apply in NYC, where most handguns are banned. It's one of the many ways NYC is different from much of the rest of the country.

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3. Re: Shooting range in New York City

The Westside range website plainly states that only permanent US residents may fire a rifle at the range. Tourists form London tend not to be permanent US residents. Furthermore, no one may fire a handgun at a range in New York City without having the appropriate license from the New York City Police Department, which most tourists clearly donot have.

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4. Re: Shooting range in New York City

If you plan to visit Las Vegas in your US travels, there are a couple of wide open to anyone shooting ranges and they are REALLY popular with visitors from the UK.

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5. Re: Shooting range in New York City

I know it's not the exact same thing, but if you want to shoot something then perhaps an archery range. Back when I was a Boy Scout, believe it or not, our Scoutmaster used to take us to an archery range in Queens. It was fun ..... you know ..... shooting things. I'm still amazed no one "poked an eye out" ..... like my mother predicted.

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