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First time I went was in 78, I was 14 years old that summer
Ah Memories: I used to Live in Seaford right around the corner from T&T Gunnery. Me and Marty did a lot of business on Surplus Military Rifles. One time I walked in there and he had a Cardboard barrel full of Garand Barreled Receivers that came back from England. At that time Sarco was in NJ, and would sell you a Complete Garand Parts Kit less the Receiver for $179.95. I bought 7or 8 of Marty's barreled receivers and Humped up the Rifles with the Sarco Parts Kits. They were great shooters as I remember. So sorry that I passed on the shipment of pristine SVT 40s that he had come in. Them were the DazeVery late 70s,early 80s for me too. Have very close friends who live in Eastport, one exit away from Calverton. My closest friends brother owns that house. We'd make a weekend out of it. Go shoot, then hit the Hamptons in the evenings.
Used to show up, have to call the fone number posted and someone would come out and open the range if not already open. Instructions to "lock" the gate when leaving if no one else was there.
There used to be a lil-o-lady who sometimes ran the range (Georges wife maybe ???), she absolutely LOVES shooting the M1 Garand. If you allowed her a clip or 2 and your rifle, she would pretty much let you "have at it" regarding "very rapid" firing.
Been there when a NG unit was shooting M60s, one time Grumman was there with a mini gun.
I'm positive that my tinnitus started at that range. Cease fire was in affect, targets checked and changed. Was standing at the fire line when resume fire was heard over the bull horn. I had my back to the targets, I didn't get my ear protection in quick enough and guy to my left next to me shot off his 03 Springfield. Ears been-a-ringin ever since.
When we'd leave LI,on the way home, we would often hit a store called T&T Gunnery. Is that place still around???
Yes Sir,I remember going to the Huntington Range to Sight in a Rifle with a new scope before Early Bear season.
If anyone has shot there they will understand In 2 Hours I got off 6 Rounds.
The next day I just went to Calverton at 3 PM after work the day before I left on the Trip and was "in" in 1/2 hour.
They are definitely operating, check the link below to their website. I have not been there in a couple of years. As always, it is a good idea to bring EVERYTHING you might need when you go. you may get stuck with the only available point having no backer board. The crowd tends to thin out after 1:30-2 PM. When I went, my strategy was bring a little of everything to shoot. If rifle range was packed, I would go to pistol side, or shotgun.
BE AWARE of the local gun laws if you are bringing anything! and for that matter, if you are borrowing anything from local friends/family.