Bay Ridge Rod & Gun Club

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can shoot at the range?
What facilities are available at the range?
Do you provide instruction?
What kind of guns can I shoot?
How much does it cost to shoot?
How can I become a member?
Do you sell ammunition?
Do you rent guns?
Can my organization rent the range?
Do you sell targets?
How can I get a New York City Pistol Permit?
Can you help me get a New York City Pistol Permit?

Can I buy a Gift Certificate (membership) for some one other than myself? ..Yes
Do we permit TV and or Movie Film Shoots -- Yes

Who can shoot at the range?
Currently employed Law Enforcement professionals (NYC Police, Probation, FBI, Federal Marshals, etc) can shoot at any time upon presentation of their official identification.
Civilians MUST have a valid NYC Pistol Permit AND be a member of the club.
Members of affiliated clubs can shoot only at their scheduled times. If you are a member of a sporting club and would like to be affiliated with the Bay Ridge Rod and Gun Club, please contact us.

What facilities are available at the range?
The range has 21 shooting points, with a maximum distance of 25 yards. A lounge area and restrooms are provided. A work area for cleaning firearms is also provided.

Do you provide instruction?
The club itself does not provide instruction. Several unaffiliated private companies use our facilities for training.

What kind of guns can I shoot?
Handguns and 22 rimfire rifles only!. No centerfire rifles are permitted. No black powder may be fired.

How much does it cost to shoot?
Law Enforcement professionals pay $18 per day.(Shield and ID card required)
Associate members pay $5 per visit.
Full members do not pay per visit.
Please note that we do NOT accept credit cards.
(Fees are subject to change.)

How can I become a member?
Associate memberships are available. Applications are available from the Range Officer on site. Annual dues are $325.. ($275. for retired law enforcement.)


Do you sell ammunition?
We sell handgun ammunition only for use at the range, and in accordance with New York City laws regarding the sale of ammunition.

Do you rent guns?
No. !!

Can my organization rent the range?
Yes, Recognized, fully insured clubs, law enforcement organizations and private security firms are invited to contact us.

Do you sell targets?
Yes, A variety of paper targets are available at nominal prices. Only paper targets are permitted at the range. A variety of firearms cleaning kits and eye and ear protection devices are also available. Eye and ear protection is required when shooting.

How can I get a New York City Pistol Permit?
You must apply in person at the NYPD License Division (Room 110) 1 Police Plaza in Manhattan. (646) 610-5560. Check their web site.

You can either go to 1 Police plaza in Manhattan and pick up an application, or you can use the Internet.
To use the internet:
Click on the Web site Above
Step 1. select         Police Department,
Step 2.select          Permits,
Step 3. Select        Handgun Licensing forms—print out the form, fill it out and bring it to
---------------------- 1 Police Plaza in Manhattan NY.

Can you help me get a New York City Pistol Permit?
No. At the present time the club does not provide a service for that.
Based on recent experience of one of our members, the process is as follows (your mileage may vary):

  1. Go to 1 Police Plaza to pick up the application
  2. Type the application and get the various letters of recommendation and have them notarized. One thing to watch out for on the application is "other licenses". These means ANY sort of license from any other government agency INCLUDING drivers license.
  3. Bring the application in person to 1 Police Plaza, with 2 money orders.
  4. Wait 6 months or so.
  5. Get a letter telling you to come in for an interview.
  6. Go for the interview.
  7. Wait another 2 months or so.
  8. Get a letter saying come in to pick it up.
  9. Pick it up. You will also get a purchase authorization to buy a gun. You must buy a gun within 30 days or they will take your license back.
  10. Buy the gun.
  11. Bring it in to 1 Police Plaza to have it inspected and written on your license.

Can I buy a Gift Certificate for some one other than myself?---Yes

Yes you can, provided that the person you are buying it for has a current NYC hand gun permit. He or she would be bound by all of the rules and
regulations of our club. They must also fill out an application when they
redeem the gift certification, and, they will receive a ID card at that time.

Call for more information.

Do we permit TV and or Movie Film Shoots ?

Yes, We provide our facilities for, TV and Movie Film Shoots, for those who require an official legal range.Arrangements can be made to lease our facilities by the hour or by the day. Contact : Movie Cordinator, at 718.745-1067.