Australian is visiting Las Vegas and has some questions …

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Chris, an Australian reader of TFB, is heading to Las Vegas for work and emailed me asking if I could post these questions on the blog for y’all to answer.

1. Are there any reputable firing ranges in LV?

2. Would I be able to hire any firearms will at said range? (as I am not going to go through the dramas of bringing firearms through Aus/US customs)

3. As an Australian shooter – I have only ever fired bolt action rifles – anything else is too restricted or outright illegal here – would I be able to fire something more ‘interesting’ in LV – (ie auto/semi auto/large calibre etc)

4. Would I need any sort of particular paperwork to be able to shoot (other than regular ID) and if so, would my firearms license and Sport Shooters Assoc. ID be of any use?

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Jeff Jeff on Aug 12, 2009

    Stay away from "the gunstore" on trop. Its a tourist trap and IIRC you can only shoot "leadFree frangible" ammo.

    Discount Guns and American shooters on Arville are both nicer and closer to the strip (and not overrun with tourists.) You'll have to sign some waivers and give them money.

    If you have the time and $$$$ to spend I'd also recommend Frontsite in Pahrump. if you really want to have some fun take a machine gun course while your here.

  • Mu Mu on Aug 12, 2009

    Hmm, last time I left Vegas it was with a new wife and, as it turned out, a kid on the way. $500 for ammo sounds like more buck for the bang than the "clothes off" version, and it stayed in Vegas too.