The rise of the Vegas gun range over the course of the last decade has given way to an exhilarating new type of tourist attraction. Everyone knows about the casinos and world-class entertainment, but Vegas gun ranges have officially become a significant part of Las Vegas tourism. With so much to do in this destination city, why would someone decide to make a stop at an indoor shooting range?

Coming to a Vegas Gun Range

Only in Vegas

Tourists flock to Sin City from around the world to live out experiences that they can’t necessarily have in their home towns. Whether this means gambling or shooting military-grade firearms, Vegas has long stood for one-of-a-kind experiences. A stop at a Vegas gun range allows gun lovers and first-time shooters alike the opportunity to shoot some of the finest firearms from around the world.

Variety is the Spice of Life

You’ll find a lot more than a handful of pistols at a Vegas gun range. Handguns, shotguns, assault rifles, and even belt-fed machine guns call these shooting ranges home and are waiting for you to come and squeeze the trigger. This level of variety isn’t something you’ll find at every shooting range around the country.

Not Your Grandfather’s Shooting Range

The shooting ranges in Las Vegas offer a wider variety of options than most other ranges found around the country. No matter what you’re looking for in your gun range, you’re likely to find it in Las Vegas. Massive indoor ranges, the best gun selections, and even unique, technologically advanced shooting ranges can all be found in the entertainment capital of the world.

Whether it’s your first time shooting or your hundredth, you surely won’t regret your decision to make the Vegas Machine Gun Experience a stop on your busy Vegas vacation. Book a gun range package today and experience the best shooting range in Vegas for yourself.

The holiday season means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Whether you’re frantically decorating or running around trying to find the right gifts for people, one thing is for sure about this time of year—it’s Call of Duty season. While this famous first-person shooter franchise is well-known for its yearly release, this year’s version included something special, a remastered version of the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Let’s take a look back at some of the most popular guns from the original Modern Warfare that you can shoot at our Las Vegas gun range.

Modern Warfare Firearms

Desert Eagle

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Anyone who played through Modern Warfare’s single player campaign will immediately recognize this iconic hand cannon. The Desert Eagle was by far and away the most powerful pistol in the original Modern Warfare. If you loved this awesome pistol in the game, you’ll love shooting it inside our Clark County shooting complex.

MP5 Submachine Gun

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The Desert Eagle was good and fun, but when you need to get down to business in Modern Warfare, you couldn’t go wrong with the MP5 submachine gun (SMG). This fully automatic SMG was one of the most popular guns in the game’s online multiplayer mode as well as the professional Call of Duty scene.

M16 Assault Rifle

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When most people think of this legendary shooter, the first gun that comes to mind is the M16 assault rifle. This burst fire rifle was every gamer’s best friend due to its combination of damage, range, and accuracy making for an extremely quick time-to-kill.

If you’re looking for the best shooting range in Vegas to shoot these awesome guns for real, be sure to book a gun range package at the Vegas Machine Gun Experience.

Fabulous Las Vegas is a popular destination location for millions of tourists every year. Whether you’ve visited hundreds of times or you’re frantically planning your first trip, you probably know some of the basics about Sin City. You’ve heard about the gambling, the buffets, the shows, and the nightlife, but there are far more exciting Las Vegas attractions waiting for you. Discover some fun Las Vegas attractions that you might not have known about.

Fun Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Vegas

Swim with Sharks

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Las Vegas may sit in the middle of a desert, but that doesn’t mean you can’t see exotic fish and sea creatures from around the world. In fact, the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay allows certified divers to jump in and swim around with the sharks. If you’re still looking for things to do in Las Vegas during the day, you can venture down the strip to the Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage and become a dolphin trainer for a day.

Drive Exotic Cars

red lamborghini huracan speedvegas

Ever wanted to get behind the wheel of a Ferrari 458 Italia or a Lamborghini Huracan? Well, you can do just that on your next trip to Sin City by making a stop at SPEEDVEGAS. One of Las Vegas’ newest attractions, the SPEEDVEGAS race track opened up in 2016 and sits just a few minutes south of the Strip itself. With some of the fastest cars ever created and a world-class race track, it’s a truly exhilarating experience that any car enthusiast needs to add to their Vegas checklist.

Shoot Amazing Guns

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If your adrenaline isn’t already pumping, head down to the Vegas Machine Gun Experience and fire off some rounds with some of the world’s most popular firearms. Handguns, shotguns, assault rifles, and of course machine guns are all available for you to try out at our indoor shooting range.

Get your hands on some of the most exciting machine guns in the world at the Vegas Machine Gun Experience. Book a gun range package with us today and make us a priority on your next Vegas vacation.

Perhaps no single gun is as well associated with a single time period as the Thompson submachine gun is with the Prohibition Era. Originally developed by General John T. Thompson in the waning days of the First World War, the firearm that would go on to reach legendary status as the “Tommy Gun.” Once a popular choice for criminals and law enforcement alike, the Thompson submachine gun’s legacy continues today through its use in popular media.

Historic Beginnings

John T. Thompson was a general in the American military during World War I who saw the number of American casualties rising quickly. In an attempt to try and rectify the situation, Thompson set out to create a gun that was lightweight but could provide greater firepower to the individual soldier. The resulting firearm would become the first submachine gun in history, the perfect balance between the portability of a handgun and the firepower of a machine gun.

The Tommy Gun

Given its combination of power and maneuverability, the Thompson, affectionately known as the Tommy Gun became extremely popular during the Prohibition Era. It’s this era that is most well-known to the general public, with the Tommy Gun featuring in nearly every crime film depicting this era. Whether a classic mob film from the time, such as the 1931 classic  “Little Caesar” or a modern film set in the period like 2009’s “Public Enemies,” you can almost guarantee that a Tommy Gun will make an appearance, often loaded with its signature drum magazine.

If you’re a true gun historian, you’ll definitely want to book a D-Day gun range package at the Vegas Machine Gun Experience and feel the power of the classic Thompson submachine gun for yourself.

Hitting your target with a pistol is considered to be more challenging than with a larger firearm. With handguns like pistols and revolvers being so popular, finding ways to improve your own shooting ability has become a focal point for many shooters. These simple pistol shooting drills will no doubt leave you in a far better position in terms of your handgun accuracy.  

Dry Fire

In the world of pistol shooting drills, dry fire drills help you become most comfortable with what proper sight alignment looks like faster than any other. To perform this pistol shooting drill, the first step is to ensure that the pistol is completely unloaded. Once you are certain that the pistol is safe and unloaded, locate a spot on a wall that sits a good distance away from you. Practice pulling your pistol up, lining up the sights, and pulling the trigger. Once you learn to cycle the trigger without pulling away from your target, you’ll be on the road to consistent, reliable shooting.


If your handgun of choice is a revolver, the ball-and-dummy shooting drill is the one for you. To do this, load a few rounds into the chambers, but be sure it’s only a few. Line up your shot in a safe location, and pull the trigger. What makes the ball-and-dummy so important is that it teaches shooters not to anticipate the recoil. When you’re surprised by the recoil, there’s no way for you to anticipate and over-exaggerate the action. This defensive shooting drill teaches confidence in your ability to account for your gun’s recoil without over-compensating.  

Ready Up

The ready up is arguably one of the best pistol drills for accuracy you can perform with a handgun. Simple and detailed at the same time, the Ready Up is perfect for handguns, rifles, and everything in between. Unlike the dry fire drill, this pistol shooting drill requires you to load your handgun beforehand.

Keep your gun holstered, pick out a target, and then draw your weapon like you’re in a Clint Eastwood movie. The key to this drill is you want to fire your gun as soon as your front sights completely cover the target area. With its combination of speed and accuracy, the ready up drill is one of the most thorough pistol shooting drills out there.

If these pistol shooting drills have you excited, book a gun range package at the Vegas Machine Gun Experience and try them out for yourself.

The FN P90 is a popular submachine gun that was originally developed at the behest of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) who were in search of a replacement for 9×19 Parabellum-based firearms. NATO’s goal was to create a new class of firearm that they deemed Personal Defense Weapons (PDW) that could be used when directly confronted by enemies. NATO’s request for PDWs eventually lead to the creation of the FN P90, a firearm still used by military and police officers in over 40 countries.

Firearms Spotlight: FN P90 Submachine Gun

When NATO asked for the development of a PDW that could replace the popular 9mm handguns and submachine guns of the time, they had a few specific requests.

First, they wanted the new cartridge to be essentially superior to the time-tested 9×19 Parabellum cartridges in nearly every way. They insisted on the new cartridge possessing greater range, accuracy, and stopping power than its 9mm counterpart. The NATO team also insisted that the new rounds be capable of piercing through body armor with ease.

Next, the NATO team sought a shoulder-fired personal firearm that would weigh less and hold more ammo than similar 9mm-based firearms. The goal was that this PDW would be the perfect mix of compact portability and powerful stopping power.

The FN P90 and its 5.7x28mm cartridges not only met these requirements, but succeeded expectations immensely.

Hollywood Submachine Gun

Aside from being a popular selection at our Las Vegas gun range, the FN P90 SMG has proved to be a reliable choice for Hollywood directors. The gun’s unique design allows it to stand out from the crowd and for hardcore gun enthusiasts to spot it instantly. Some films that have featured the FN P90 are:

  • Tomorrow Never Dies
  • Equilibrium
  • Rush Hour 3
  • White House Down
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

Gaming Superstar

The FN P90 SMG will no doubt resonate with fans of video games, specifically, first-person shooters, having been featured in countless games in the genre. A few of the most popular video games that understand just how amazing the FN P90 truly is are:

  • GoldenEye 007
  • Counter-Strike
  • Far Cry
  • Rainbow Six: Vegas
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

If you’re ready to give this awesome submachine gun a go for yourself, book a gun range package at the Vegas Machine Gun Experience.

In regards to most things in life, the fundamentals are among the first things you learn for a reason. Fundamentals may appear obvious at first, but mastering them may take a good amount of time and discipline. When it comes to shooting fundamentals, learning trigger control plays a key role in your ability to hit your mark consistently.

Proper Trigger Discipline

By definition, trigger control refers to the shooter’s ability to manipulate the trigger on a firearm. Contrary to popular belief, this process is far more complex than merely pointing your gun and squeezing a trigger.

Manipulating the Trigger

The first thing you need to understand about trigger control is that you never truly “squeeze” the trigger. Instead, you should press the trigger towards the back of the firearm. Your focus should be on allowing the trigger to rest between the tip of your index finger and the first joint for the optimal amount of control.

When manipulating the trigger, the most important characteristics of trigger control are speed and motion. Each pull of the trigger should be smooth and consistent, allowing you to catch a sort of rhythm with your shots. Without a smooth follow-through with your shot, the impact of the round you shoot could be affected, effectively wasting the precious time you spent aiming and lining up your shot.

Trigger Control Training

If you’re looking for a great place to practice your trigger control exercises, you’ll love the selection of different firearms available for you to shoot at the Vegas Machine Gun Experience. Book a gun range package and work your trigger finger today.