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Are you sitting yet? Good. Machine Gun Helicopters (MGH) – yes, you read that right – is giving visitors to Las Vegas the chance to experience the adventure-of-a-lifetime. Quite literally, this blows all “beyond the range” shooting experiences away. Guests will suit up, strap in, and fire a belt-fed machine gun from the door of a helicopter high above the Nevada desert. Incredible!

It’s the only experience in the world where civilians can shoot a fixed M249 (SAW) belt fed machine gun from a Eurocopter AS350 B2 A-Star helicopter, specially modified for aerial shooting. Under the safety and guidance of MGH's Helicopter Range Masters, guests can have the experience of a lifetime with the Door Gunner package – combining the excitement of a helicopter ride with the adrenaline rush of shooting a belt-fed machine gun.

MGH is the culmination of years of planning and research combined with a depth of knowledge in helicopter operations, military operations and tourist machine gun experiences – resulting in the most exciting gun experience in the world. Guests undergo a comprehensive briefing and rehearsal of the shoot prior to getting in the helicopter in MGH simulator. Then, send it down range. Gunners will be engaging various static targets on the mountainside while looking down an EOS Tech scope with a holographic reticle, which repositions itself based on the viewpoint of the shooter’s eye.

All packages (gunner or spectator) include photos before takeoff and video captured by helicopter-mounted cameras. The Door Gunner package is priced at $689. Transportation is included, and executive helicopter transport from the Strip available for an additional fee. Specific packages can be found by calling (702) 533-1991 or by visiting www.machinegunhelicopters.com.