In addition to the various nightclubs, Pool Parties and strip clubs on the Strip, Vegas is home to a ton of other things to do and explore – truly, an adult version of Disneyland.
Being in the desert, there is a lot of wide-open space for different activities that make it possible to create many fun opportunities – you can experience a parade for your taste buds, sky diving ride some ATV's in the desert, or go hiking on the popular trails at Red Rock National Park.
Or… you could be a total badass and shoot an AK-47 in the desert. Or ride in an actual tank. Or use a grenade launcher. No, we're not kidding!
Las Vegas Shooting Ranges
You might be wondering, "cool, so you're talking about gun ranges? We have those back at home, too!"
Well, yes and no.
While there are many thrills on the Strip, Las Vegas is also home to many popular off-Strip activities, and yes – that includes gun ranges. Gun ranges are found in nearly every major city in America, and most are your standard kinds of setups. However, what sets Vegas apart is the level of service provided (more on that below) and the number of options you have when selecting from their armory. Seriously, you can shoot from a massive range of pistols, sub-machine guns, shotguns, machine guns, assault & battle rifles, grenade launchers… you name it.
What's so different about a gun range in Las Vegas?
Entertainment in Vegas is just different, even if it's something as basic-seeming as going to a gun range. Going to a range out here is like stepping into your favorite Call of Duty video game. Everything is decked out in military themes to help guests live out their shooting fantasies and be as authentic as possible.
And yes, that includes complimentary rides from your hotel on the Strip in a real Humvee, driven by an actual United States Military veteran. Familiar weapons like the Desert Eagle, MP5, or Uzi are options in video game-inspired themes, as well as other packages, are fun ways that these places like to immerse their guests in the experience.
And because Las Vegas is in a desert, it would be a shame to waste all that open space, so we offer packages that include shooting outdoors, including flame throwers and grenade launchers, and you can drive and shoot actual tanks or pretend you're an 80's action star by shooting a massive machine gun from a helicopter.
What if I've never shot a gun before?
That's okay! Friendly and professional staff on-site are there to educate you on how to handle the weapons, and there are several "beginner" options available as well for newcomers.
Safety is paramount at these places, and a lot of measures are in place to make sure that these sessions are foolproof and no casualties can occur. They give each shooter adequate space to fire their weapons, teach you all about gun safety and how to hold their weapons, and a licensed gun and safety officer is required with every shooter as a chaperone. They also separate beginners from experienced weapons handlers…you get the picture.
You're in perfectly safe hands with professionals instructing and supervising the entire session – in fact; it's so safe that the minimum age to fire a gun is 10 years old!
How much does it cost?
Packages range from $99 for basic setups up to well over $2,000 for the extreme packages that include the tank and helicopter experiences – so there's something for everyone looking to book a session.
Customers can also choose to book their experiences a la carte, selecting each individual weapon to add to their own personalized package.
A set amount of ammunition is included in the reservation, and additional ammo is available for purchase. Safety gear for your eyes and ears inside the range is complimentary with any purchase.
What's included in the tour price?
Prices are all-inclusive – weapons instruction, ammunition, range fees, and a target are all included with each package or a la carte selections.
Safety Gear – Ear/eye protection gear is provided on-site, free of charge.
Complimentary Ride to/from The Range by HMMWV (Humvee) – you can opt to arrive in your own vehicle or taxi/rideshare, but the much more fun option is getting picked up and dropped off in a Humvee – and it's free!
Gun Range Miscellaneous FAQ:
What should I wear when I go to the range?
There is no dress code required at the gun range; go as casual or as dressed up as you like – although they do require closed-toe shoes (no sandals or flip flops).
Do I need to bring anything to the tour?
You will need a valid photo identification to show when you get to the range (e.g., Driver's License, Military ID, passport).
Make sure you bring a camera (or at least charge your phone) – you're going to want to get some badass pictures of you and your group firing off weapons!
What is the cancellation policy?
A non-refundable 10% fee is deducted from all cancellation refunds.
What's the Verdict?
Going to a full-service gun range, as well as many of the other non-partying Vegas activities, is a great way of enriching your experience in Las Vegas. Especially for our Vegas party veterans, sometimes you just need to try something new to cleanse your party palate and experiencing the great desert outdoors is a fun way to do so.
We can also bundle this activity with any other services you book with us at a discount. Please submit a request on the form below if you'd like to custom-build your own Vegas package on your next trip!
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Brian Surreal Pfeiffer has over 20 years of club ownership, event production, and VIP hosting experience in Las Vegas, Miami, and Chicago. He was the former promotions manager of Wet Republic Pool Party and Hakkasan nightclub. With 1000's of parties and adventures, you can count on him and Exploring Las Vegas to make your sin city vacation amazing and memorable.