Eight Shooting Ranges in Las Vegas You Can't Miss
Firearm aficionados can fulfill their fantasies of trying out their favorite weapons in The Entertainment Capital of the World.
Las Vegas, also known as The Entertainment Capital in the World, is famous worldwide for its glitzy mega-casino hotels, expensive restaurants, shopping destinations, and an assortment of the grandest floor shows known to mankind, featuring some of the biggest stars in the world.
But in recent years, a new kind of recreational activity has been booming: shooting. Whether it be trying out different kinds of firearms or blowing things up, indoors or outdoors in the vast Mojave desert, Las Vegas has it all for even the most discerning firearm enthusiast.
1. Battlefield Vegas
Have you ever wanted to drive a tank over a car and crush it? Or shoot a mini gun?
Las Vegas may be famous for its casinos, but Battlefield Vegas ranks as the number one attraction in the city on Tripadvisor. With probably the largest collection of historical firearms in the city, Battlefield Vegas has over 350 weapons systems to choose from. and offers an extensive variety of packages featuring guns from World War I to the latest models. World War enthusiasts would definitely enjoy the Battle of Iwo Jima Experience or the The D-Day 1944 Experience. The Tank Crush package allows the guest to crush a car with an Abrams for $3500. The mini-gun experience will set you back $199.99 for one hundred rounds.
Army veterans guide the guests through the 25-yard indoor firing range and also the desert training facility (which measures of 200 acres). With in-depth explanations and personal experiences from the guides, that’s what I call a fun, educational experience!
Best of all, Battlefield Vegas has an early bird special that will slash down 15% when you acquire a package by 9:30 am. Simply call Battlefield Vegas two hours ahead, and they will pick you up with a U.S. military Humvee!
Battlefield Vegas is located at 2771 Industrial Road, Las Vegas, NV. 89109 (http://www.battlefieldvegas.com/)
2. The Range 702
Themed packages offer a larger-than-life shooting experience
The Range 702 is the largest indoor shooting range in Las Vegas with 25 lanes. It boasts of a wide range of packages for everyone – whether you are a beginner who wants to learn the sport, or a seasoned veteran who wishes to hone his/her skills even more.
Some of their themed packages are the Black Ops Package, where shooter game enthusiasts get the chance to handle the most powerful firearms, such as the SAW, the MP5 and the M4, which are used by real black ops teams. The Zombie Hunt package will appeal to zombie fans, in which they can ward off the brain-eating creatures with a 12-gauge shotgun, the Smith & Wesson Governor, the Glock 17 and a fully automatic M4. Alien aficionados can do some extra-terrestrial blasting with a fully automatic SCAR, an H&K MK23, and the M4A3, one of the most popular AR style rifles around.
A customer with an RPD.
The Range 702 also offers a VIP suite for private occasions, such as bachelor and bachelorette parties, to corporate functions. And in case you build up an appetite while pumping lead, The Range 702 has an indoor restaurant called The Range Grill to cater to your every craving.
As advertised, the Range 702 will give you “The Ultimate Shooting Experience”.
The Range 702 is located at 4699 Dean Martin Drive Las Vegas, NV 89103 (http://www.therange702.com/)
3. Strip Gun Club
The ONLY shooting range on the Strip
The world-famous Las Vegas Strip got even more exciting when the Strip Gun Club opened its doors to the public. With its tall, bright red entrance, you can't miss this 4,500 sq. ft shooting range located smack dab right on the Las Vegas strip. The Strip Gun Club will bring your wildest, most badass dreams to life with great packages that caters to all ages. (Yes, kids are welcome and even have a recommended package of their own!)
The Strip Gun Club features a wide array of handguns, machine and submachine guns, rifles and shotguns featured in different packages. The Deuces Wild Package, which utilizes a .22 rifle and a .22 pistol or revolver, is perfect for first timers and children. The Wild West package features firearms used by the American frontiers, and even a .45 Gatling Gun!
Fire to your heart's content with this extensive collection
Can’t decide what to book? Why not build your own package? For $339.95, you get to choose one pistol, and six rifles, submachine guns and shotguns to fire. A gun enthusiast’s dream come true.
Having a wedding or a birthday coming up? The Strip Gun Club will gladly host your special event. Conveniently, for weddings, the Chapel of the Bells is located right around the corner! The Strip Gun Club also offers classes to newbies to gun experts alike.
After shooting lead down the range, don't forget to check out their merchandise section. The shop features the "Dillinger Door": a bank vault door that didn't escape the wrath of John Dillinger. A must-see!
The Strip Gun Club is located at “The Strip”, Sahara Ave., 2235 Las Vegas Blvd. South (http://stripgunclub.com/)
4. Blow It Up Vegas
An experience you will never forget!
Ever dreamed about blowing things up? Does the thought of shooting at explosive-packed targets with a Barrett .50 caliber, or a Browning M2 Deuce mounted on a Humvee excite you? Then Blow It Up Vegas is definitely for you!
The menu consists of vast assortment of weapons: crossbows and firearms, including grenade launchers, .50 caliber Desert Eagles, AK47s, 1919s and more. Exploding targets include watermelons, zombie torsos, ballistic gel heads, and even cars! This may be the most explosive shooting adventure known to mankind.
Satisfy your appetite for destruction and blow things up safely and freely – without the hassle of special permits and requirements - in the wide open desert.
Book now at http://blowitupvegas.com/
5. Bullets and Burgers
The perfect adventure for the person who loves guns, burgers and the great outdoors
With a unique “Desert Storm” atmosphere and military style bunkers, guests can fire specialty weapons and shoot full auto on machine guns in the midst of the gorgeous Mojave Desert. Guides are certified ex-military firearms instructors.
While the private shooting range is technically not located in Las Vegas, this establishment offers free pickup and drop off to any hotel in Las Vegas, which is why it made it on this list. Guests can opt to drive themselves over to the range on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle or in a Corvette muscle car, or even be picked up by a helicopter!
Bullets and Burgers offer a wide array of machine and sub-machine guns, belt-fed machine guns, 50-caliber firearms and even a M203 Grenade Launcher.
Shooting in the Mojave
For an additional $25, guests may opt to shoot exploding targets.
This one-of-a-kind tour offers scenic tours on an ATV over the desert sands of the Mojave, zip lining, and skydiving. Guests who book online will receive a free ride on the Guinness Book of World Record’s largest monster truck – a limo on giant wheels!
Included in all the packages is the World Famous All American Hamburger, guaranteed to be the best burger in the world at the World Famous Arizona Last Stop restaurant on site.
The Bullets and Burgers Corporate & Reservations Office is located at 3113 W. Tompkins Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103 (http://www.bulletsandburgers.com/)
6. Machine Guns Vegas
Shooting with swank and humor
Once you step into Machine Guns Vegas, a host will take you to your table. With dim lights and soft music, it looks and feels like a comfortable, swanky ultra-lounge instead of the state-of-the-art indoor gun range that it really is. And unlike other ranges where you have to stand in line and wait for your turn, the guests can return to the lounge anytime to sit, relax, watch TV and enjoy the complimentary bottled water and energy drinks.
Located only 10 minutes from The Strip, Machine Guns Vegas offers a wide selection of firearms: AK-47s, MAC 10s, Glock 17s and M60s, among others.
This establishment features a 10-lane firing range. Groups may book Machine Guns Vegas’ VIP lounge with two private shooting lanes.
First timers will be glad to know that all safety range officers have all served in the military, and would be happy to assist with proper firearm technique.
Packages are humorously named, like the “Just Divorced Experience” or “The Midlife Crisis.” This establishment also offers Females Only packages – the Femme Fatale Package, for example, which features a pink M4!
A customer holding the famous - or notorious - pink M4
Having a bachelor/bachelorette party? The Brass & Ass Bachelor Party Package includes a first drink and free limo ride to the Sapphire Club. On the other hand, the Thunder from Down Under Experience includes general admission to the Best All-Male Strip Show in Vegas on the Excalibur Stage.
Machine Guns Vegas collects donations and funds for Wounded Warriors and various other charities.
Machine Guns Vegas is located at 3501 Aldebaran Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102. (http://machinegunsvegas.com/)
7. The Gun Store
One of the Las Vegas’ pioneer indoor shooting ranges, with its own private chapel!
The Gun Store has been established over 31 years ago, in 1984, and has been recently expanded to offer 30 air-conditioned shooting lanes, plus 2 new VIP ranges with 6 private shooting lanes in each.
Guests can choose from over 60 types of firearms, from full automatic and semi-automatic machine guns, handguns and shotguns for all types of shooting pleasures.
Are you and your better half gun enthusiasts? Does the thought of getting married with guns appeal to you? The Gun Store actually has its own private chapel, appropriately nicknamed "The Shotgun Wedding Chapel", where couples can tie the knot or renew their vows.
The Shotgun Wedding Chapel
True to its name, The Gun Store is not only a shooting range, but a full service firearms, ammunition and accessories retailer. Guns can also be sold or traded in this establishment.
The Gun Store is located at 2900 East Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89121. (http://www.thegunstorelasvegas.com/)
8. The Vegas Machine Gun Experience
The best bang for your buck
The Vegas Machine Gun Experience offers state-of-the-art shooting in their 25-yard, climate-controlled, 14-lane indoor shooting range with digital controls.
With life-size targets to destroy and a vast collection of machine guns, pistols, rifles, sub machine guns, shotguns at your disposal, take your pick and have an awesome time at the Vegas Machine Gun Experience. This establishment boasts of the lowest ammo to dollars ratio in town. Plus you get to be chauffeured back and forth in a Mercedes.
The Vegas Machine Gun Experience is located at 3084 S. Highland Drive Las Vegas, NV 89109 (http://www. machinegunexperience.com/)
So if you ever find yourself in Vegas and get tired of playing the slots or maintaining your poker face at the tables, head over to the nearest range and fire away to your heart's content!
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