Las Vegas' New Off-Strip Gun Lounge

If you’re looking for something a little bit more explosive for your client than the usual Las Vegas fare, Machine Guns Vegas opened in early 2012, combining a lounge-type experience with a firing range offering all types of classic and contemporary firearms. The ultra-discreet experience is located off-Strip, and features a private luxury van that brings guests to the property. Billed as the world's first "gun lounge," the site features an array of gun safety experts and a skilled staff that can walk even the most novice shooter through a trip to the range.

If you think alcohol and gunfire are a combustible combination, Machine Guns Vegas shares your concern; alcohol isn’t allowed on the premises, guests are tested for intoxication and a trained staff of experts walks guests through the experience selection and gun range experience with extreme care. Packages include memorabilia such as t-shirts and hats along with a wide variety of guns. Guests can fire a wide array of shotguns, machine guns, grenade launchers, mob guns and even weaponry ranging back to World War II. For the videogame enthusiasts, guests can also select from a wide array of targets including aliens and zombies.

The 10,000 square foot building also features a private lounge area with energy drinks and a flat-screen TV perfect for gaming or watching a flick while your friends shoot. The property is extremely busy on weekends and the management team suggests that Las Vegas visitors looking to experience the lounge book their experience ahead of time, especially for bachelor or bachelorette parties looking for a unique daytime experience. This reporter enjoyed the experience at Machine Guns Vegas, and found it a fun and refreshing twist on the typical culture at Las Vegas gun ranges.