Whether you're a fan of classic movies with killer gun scenes like "Rambo" or "Scarface" or into video games like "Call of Duty" or "Gears of War," get ready to kick it up a notch at Machine Guns Vegas.
Located just a few minutes off the Las Vegas Strip, Machine Guns Vegas makes you feel like you're an action hero. With a wide selection of firearms from AK-47s and MAC 10s to Glock 17s and M60s, you'll shoot up a storm and get the adrenaline rush of a lifetime.
If this is your first time shooting, no need to fear: The safety range officers at Machine Guns Vegas all served in the military, so you'll be confident in knowing they're standing behind you the entire time. And unlike most gun ranges where you have to wait in line, Machine Guns Vegas offers an ultra-lounge feel with seating, dim lights, music and a comfortable atmosphere.
"With our environment, we offer a very unique experience, something that's not offered in any other range here in Las Vegas," Mike Collier, operation manager (and Marine veteran) at Machine Guns Vegas said. "We have a great selection of firearms, friendly staff and a pleasant environment."
The minute you walk in, a host will take you to a table to be seated. Here you'll get a chance to look at the different guns available, as well as a selection of shooting targets. Choose from a variety of target posters like Osama Bin Laden, zombies and hostage situations as well as the standard qualification target. After your experience, you'll even get to take your poster home and show your friends how well you did.
When it's your turn, you'll sign a waiver and put on your hearing protection and goggles. Your range officer will follow you into the 10-lane firing range. We must warn you - - the shots from the other guns are startling! Once you're situated in your lane with your gun, the safety range officer will show you the proper way to hold the firearm, as well as help with your stance. Finally, here's the part you've been waiting for -- get ready, aim and shoot like crazy!
Once your rounds are done, you might leave a little shaky. But the rush you'll feel afterward is unreal. If you need a moment to recuperate, return to the lounge and get hydrated.
Speaking of hydration, visitors are welcome to complimentary bottled water and energy drinks. There is a donation bin right next to drinks and all funds go to charity, including Wounded Warriors.
Coming with a group of friends? Machine Guns Vegas offers a sleek and sophisticated VIP lounge, complete with two private shooting lanes. Before or after your round, you can kick back, relax and watch TV. If you want to leave with a souvenir from your stay, Machine Guns Vegas sells merchandise including T-shirts.
Giving these guns a try will surely add a dash of craziness to your Vegas trip. Here are a few of the packages available:
SEAL TEAM VI ($159.95)
The Compound ($875)
The Gamer's Package ($189.95)
-- Review by Jeannie Garcia