Vegas range tourism

Europoor here planning a trip to Vegas in the summer & i'm excited to shoot something that isn't a shotgun or a .22

I've heard Vegas ranges tend to be tourist traps that charge insane prices for rentals & ammo, and would rather avoid this.

Is there a better/cheaper alternative to the run of the mill Vegas ranges or should I just shut up and eat the cost like a good tourist?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The tourist traps are stupidly expensive but they let you do fun things like shoot from a humvee or launch a mortar.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Might be a bit much for my taste. Sounds fun but I kind of just want to let off with guns that I can't shoot here.

  2. 1 month ago
    caius

    >I've heard Vegas ranges tend to be tourist traps that charge insane prices for rentals & ammo, and would rather avoid this.
    They are expensive and gimmicky, but they will not hesitate like other ranges to rent to a party of 1 who didn't walk in with another firearm.

    >Is there a better/cheaper alternative
    Find a group shoot organized by attendees of a convention. Go with them.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They aren't that bad and there are tons of ranges so there's a competition factor. Hell you can buy an 'adventure package' at cvs pharmacy with some machine gun shoot.

    In your case vegas is the best option because its ease for people like you to shoot (the one renter rule is super annnoying everywhere else in america). If you just want to shoot a submachine gun without getting super ripped off, look up smaller ranges than the big ones and they have fairly good selections too (normally full auto ARs or AKs with a couple belt feds)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just get a rental car and go off the strip or try to find a local range so you don't get killed in prices as bad. And if you don't the more expensive ranges have stuff like hotel pickup in a humvee or if you are rich theres like shooting a tank or being a door gunner for a helicopter which you can't do almost anywhere else aside from Texas and maybe somewhere else up in the midwest.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >going all the way to the US for vacation
    >goes to a shithole tourist trap city
    go to a nice park in the middle of nowhere. heck if you are going to Vegas stay at the Amargosa Opera House and hang out in the park.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There are no "nice" cities. And there probably aren't any nice small towns anymore either. Especially for someone coming from Europe. Yankee industrialist warmongers and their mandatory car society ensured this.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        there are no nice cities but there are plenty of nice small town still.
        I think op needs to explore the wonders of the American west instead of staying in a crackhead infected shithole.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You know you can rent a car, right?
        And with a car, you can go anywhere.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Vegas is not a city in any human (western) sense of the term. Every single person I know who grew up in vegas will gladly state that vegas is not a real place.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I'm a Vegas native and say it's a real place if you stick with cool stuff that's away from the Strip like downtown or the Water Street District. Only the Strip has the fake shit, but least the food and shopping is good.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        t. Jean Luc Le Pew from Paris Oblast.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Why is there a shitter in every thread crying about cars on this website recently?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          its the walkable city meme thats becoming trendy with commies recently

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It's for people who cope about not being able to afford a car. It's a nice idea, though. When I visited Curitiba, it felt good to be able to get my morning coffee and some groceries when I went for a stroll. There were a bunch of nice shops within a 10 minute walk, too. Where I live, I have to sit in traffic forever and worry about getting killed in a car accident if I went to get a cup of Joe on the way to Best Buy.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          "anti-car" is the new target for the left to harp on after anti-work got boring/didn't give immediate results

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >anti-work
            ? yeah okay bud

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          its the walkable city meme thats becoming trendy with commies recently

          people here shit on cities, only fair we can shit on cars.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >mandatory car society
        Where do you homosexuals come from? Christ

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I live in a beautiful country full of nautral spaces in the middle of nowhere. Unfortunately I can't own most guns here. If I had to choose somewhere to visit in the US it'd be to see some of your incredible landscapes.

      I'd never normally head to Vegas as I'm not a gambler, but I've got the opportunity to head over on the cheap with my boys, so why not.

      >I've heard Vegas ranges tend to be tourist traps that charge insane prices for rentals & ammo, and would rather avoid this.
      They are expensive and gimmicky, but they will not hesitate like other ranges to rent to a party of 1 who didn't walk in with another firearm.

      >Is there a better/cheaper alternative
      Find a group shoot organized by attendees of a convention. Go with them.

      Tagging onto a convention is something I hadn't thought about and could be a great shout, thanks.

      Just get a rental car and go off the strip or try to find a local range so you don't get killed in prices as bad. And if you don't the more expensive ranges have stuff like hotel pickup in a humvee or if you are rich theres like shooting a tank or being a door gunner for a helicopter which you can't do almost anywhere else aside from Texas and maybe somewhere else up in the midwest.

      I think heading further afield to find a smaller range might be the best bet, thanks for the advice.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Keep your standards low, vegas is one of the biggest shitholes in the entire united states. It is cram full of moronic thirdie tourist, Californians, and hobos. Do not engage with the fent zombies and be prepared to pay 3-6x normal costs for things.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've been to Vegas for conventions. I don't gamble, so instead I spent that money at these ranges. Once I was by myself and another time I took my gf. I had fun and she had fun. If you have never shot full auto, it is worth it. You are in Vegas, which is like sticking a vacuum cleaner in your wallet
    >range janny hands me m-16
    >fire off a few single shots
    >no problem
    >switch it to rock and roll
    >let her rip
    >barrel climbs
    >rounds go into ceiling, dust flies everywhere
    good times

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Clark County Shooting Complex is where you want to go to just shoot a gun. They're way more reasonable than the tourist trap ranges near the strip and have decent rental and ammo prices. If you want to shoot a machine gun, that's where you'll pay out the ass, but there's a couple within walking distance of the strip.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I hear the Mandalay Bay hotel has an indoor shooting range

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Frick you, beat me to it

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I've heard Vegas ranges tend to be tourist traps that charge insane prices for rentals & ammo, and would rather avoid this.
    Visit literally any other non-coastal western state and you find places that let you shoot for 1/3rd they charge in Vegas. Hell, drive a few hours west to Mesquite or Saint George and you find some.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      But those places don't let you shoot a minigun from a helicopter.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Shooting a minigun at rental markup when 7.62 NATO is 75 CPR for the cheap stuff? I'm not made of money. It'd be cheaper to fly to Cambodia and pay one hundred American dollars to shoot an RPG at a cow.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Went to battlefield Vegas there, it was fun but a bit expensive.
    For a small added fee you can share a package with a friend.
    I got the red threat package together with my little brother and we each also picked an extra gun to shoot for extra money.
    In the package there is
    >AKS74U
    >SVD
    >RPD
    I chose an M16 and my little brother chose a swedish K. Be aware you can’t share a magazine with someone.
    The AK jammed a couple times but I got to fire a whole extra mag as compensation.
    Overall was a fun experience.
    Nice staff and they got a bunch of military vehicles outside to jerk off to.
    For the first shot they’ll probably keep a hand on your back but if they see you can handle the recoil they’ll step back

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >another thread derailed by moron unable to contain their autism over the mention of cities

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      cities are all shitholes and OP was warned to avoid one of the worst ones if he wants a fun vacation

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No one asked or cares

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pro tip: Pro Gun Club.
    It's like BF LV but outdoors.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do it OP. It's cheaper than gambling. You should also check out the VR shoot house at Area 15. My brother and I were in Vegas this weekend for UFC 300 and we went to Area 15 and had a blast shooting our way out of a zombie infested city in augmented reality.

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