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Mark Cole Guns & Ammo Garage Las Vegas

Mark Cole – Guns & Ammo Garage – Las Vegas

If you ask Gun Garage owner, Mark Cole, a firearms related question, he’ll likely tell you that he has no idea.  Then he will turn you over to one of his sales staff.  You see, Mark is not a gun guy but he is a businessman who recognized that he had a prime location for a gun store…So he opened one up.  The location?  Performance Muffler & Performance Rhino Shop on the NW corner of Ali Baba & Dean Martin directly across the I-15 freeway from the Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, and The Hotel here in fabulous Las Vegas, NV.

The idea here was a retail gun store that could serve the local community and run side by side with the muffler and Rhino shop.  Gun Garage opened on December 1st, 2010 and began selling guns in the shared retail space of the garage….Hence the name Guns & Ammo Garage.  The store is everything you can expect from a Las Vegas gun shop.  They carry range gear, safes, guns, standard boxed as well as reloaded and bulk ammo, handguns, rifles, shotguns, cleaning products, optics, zombie targets, etc…

Calling once again on his business savvy, Mark listened to his customer base who time after time suggested he open a shooting range too.  Within 3 months, plans were underway to do just that.

[tab:And so began the transformation]

To make room for the new 12 lane 20 yard range, the contents of the entire garage had to be moved to the shop’s new location at 5370 S. Decatur.  Considering the size and weight of some of the equipment used in an automotive garage, this was no small undertaking.  Air compressors, welders, tool boxes, and the BendPak car lifts were all put on trailers and hauled out.   Once the garage side of things was empty, tear down was necessary to remove some concrete block walls in order to make way for the new range area.

For safety reasons, you can’t exactly build a gun range on the other side of garage doors.  The doors were rolled up and the openings filled with rebar enforced and grout filled masonry block.  Just before the final door was sealed off, all of the steel baffles, bullet traps, HVAC system, and other range components arrived.  Parts of the garage floor were cut away in order to lay a solid foundation for the front wall which separates the shooting range from the lobby and viewing areas.  The wall is built with the same materials that were used to fill in the garage doors plus 2 inch thick bullet proof glass was installed for your safe viewing pleasure.

At the same time that the wall construction began,  the ventilation system, shooting stalls, bullet traps, and everything else down range began to come together.  A small t-shirt/souvenir retail section, waiting area, rest rooms, and the gun rental counter were built directly behind the retail gun store.  Most of the counters are covered with themed graphics from AMR Racing.  This entire area offers a great view of the gun range and has plenty of room for private parties as well as a few table tops built around the support beams.

The range itself was designed and built by Action Target, a well known company who’s products can be found in a number of other Las Vegas shooting facilities as well as many other shooting ranges throughout the world.  Gun Garage opted for a basic target retrieval system which sends the targets downrange on a set of cables and brings them back via the same.  No confusing programmable options here, just a forward and back control and some lighting.  The shooting stalls are all constructed of AR500 steel which protects the shooters next door from harm should there be any accidental discharges.  At this time, 2 of the dozen stalls are equipped with video cameras and the company is working on installing a system which will allow them to deliver videos to those who want to remember and share their machine gun experience with others.

Speaking of machine guns, all the usual suspects are accounted for as well as a few not so common offerings like a Kriss Super V.  They also have a decent selection of handguns ranging from .22 caliber up to the almighty .500 S&W Magnum which isn’t so bad to shoot since after the 3rd round, your hand goes numb. ;)  Shooting packages are available for people of all ages.  The prices range from $40.00 up to $159.95 and include gun rental, eye & ear protection, targets, ammunition, and a T-Shirt.  For those of you wanting more options, larger package deals can be negotiated.

There are multiple gun ranges being built in Las Vegas right now but the Gun Garage was the first to cross the finish line opening their new gun range on January 6th, 2012 just before the 2012 Shot Show.  In fact, with the show almost a month past, each of the other ranges are still dealing with construction and/or County inspections.  Some of these other ranges were anticipating earlier openings and began booking reservations.  This has created a good business opportunity for Gun Garage who graciously opened their doors for the “competition” and worked out a deal so their bookings did not have to be cancelled.  Gun Garage will even arrange special hours for groups.

Overall, this is a neat gun store and machine gun range centrally located in the Vegas valley.  The staff are all friendly and excited about the future of the business.

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10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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90 Responses to Gun Garage

  1. teRRy February 14, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    I enjoyed shooting there with my son. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and they have a nice selection of firearms for use on the range. Mark is a nice guy as well!

  2. dqpaet February 14, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    i have been in vegas for a couple of years, and it is my first time seeing this particular gun shop. I think i will stop by soon :)

  3. SamNVegas February 14, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    Good article! I shot there on Saturday and the range is very nice and the staff was very helpful and nice. Thumbs up for this range!

  4. sxipro February 14, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    Looks nice.

  5. carolinafan February 14, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    I hadn’t heard of this place until recently, but it looks like a neat place, and I’m always up for shooting some guns!

  6. easytarget925 February 14, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    Great store friendly staff. Love to shoot a machine gun there

  7. ibehern February 14, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    Didn’t know they had a range. Looking forward to checking it out

  8. Ninja4rent February 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    Looks great. Never knew this place existed before today. Gonna have to check it out.

  9. anungunrama February 14, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    I’ve been meaning to check this place out forever. Maybe now I will

  10. BigMattyD February 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    Terry, I’m moving in man. I need to live out there. My range limits my pistol mags to 5rnds per. Wish them all the luck in the future!

    • 702 February 14, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

      Gotta love that. Hard to believe any gun related business would do that unless it’s mandated by local law.

      I’ll give you another reason to move here. Last week it was 70+ degrees. Compare that to NY. ;)

      • BigMattyD February 14, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

        Well…. It was almost 50 last week haha. The -law- is 10rnd for civi. This specific range is strict. No rapid fire, 5rnd max, no silhouette targets, no unlicensed persons may fire anothers hand gun. They say it’s a state law, but I’ve talked to plenty of cops one of which is ATF and he said that they’re full of it. The only reason I can think of is that it’s a state park.

  11. rffreq February 14, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    Sounds good. I have been looking to try a range built by this company.

  12. rbs86 February 14, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    I’ll have to stop by this weekend.

  13. Zac808 February 14, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    I look forward to checking you guys out.

  14. SCJeffro February 14, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

    Hey I know that place! Pretty good group of guys running it too, I like friendly gun places so I will probably stop in often! Maybe I will get to shoot some free machine guns with this post! ;)

  15. CulinaryShogun February 14, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    need to check it out. i pass by it everyday after work.

  16. thirst4ale February 15, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    can’t wait to check this place out. Next week probably.

  17. kirkh2o February 15, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

    I’ve dropped by a couple of times, the team is frendly and the prices are good.

  18. zrocool February 16, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    I really like how convenient that Guns & Ammo Garage is located to my house… I’m looking forward to going to the gun range more often & trying out some of the guns that they have for rent…. Definitely help decide my future purchases…

  19. dealmakn February 16, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    I’v heard about this range before and will be visiting them next week.

  20. buddy February 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    I want in on this one too.

  21. pleary454 February 18, 2012 at 12:30 am #

    No one can possibly pass up this opportunity! Any range time going full auto is special. Thank you Guns & Ammo Garage and 702 for putting this on!

  22. nmateo February 18, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    Saw this post on 702shooter and checked out the range the next day after work. Had the range to myself…not going to be like that soon because this is a nice range and the staff were friendly…

  23. CaustusPium February 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    Great, another range to try when I take folks that can’t handle weather shooting. Any restrictions on caliber or ammo, other than the standard no steel core, tracer or incendiary? Any idea of range fees? Thanks

    • 702 February 18, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

      Just the obvious restrictions as far as indoor ranges and calibers. You can bring your own handguns but not your own rifles. Fees are in line with the other ranges in town but I do not recall them off hand. They are currently developing a new website as well as their range packages. I’ll send this question over to them and see if they can give more of a direct response on pricing.

      • Guns And Ammo Garage February 19, 2012 at 9:46 am #

        As 702 mentioned we have the “obvious” restrictions on handgun ammunition. No steel core, incendiary, armor piercing, safety slugs, dragons breath etc.

        Range time is $15/person and we have eye and ear protection rentals for $1 each.

  24. VegasExec February 19, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    Even if I do not win, I will stop by to check out the range.

  25. Ninja4rent February 20, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    Had no clue this place existed. I will definitely be visiting soon, thanks!

  26. WeaponsCache February 20, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    Wow, I have to add this one to my list too!

  27. WeaponsCache February 20, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    What’s actually being given away here?

    • WeaponsCache February 20, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

      haha, nevermind :D

  28. telomere February 20, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    My wife loves Vegas, maybe now I can spend some money instead of letting her have all the fun.
    Full auto here I come

  29. wghayestx February 20, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    Must. Wipe. Up. Drool.

  30. cvg1dlh February 21, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    Very nice setup. I will stop by the next time I am in town,

  31. brendan.malloy February 21, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

    Looks like a great range.

  32. rangerrick February 22, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    Can’t wait to stop by and check it out

  33. r45evg February 22, 2012 at 11:45 pm #

    I’ve heard about this place but never been there

  34. justinuk1 February 23, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    Well, I’ll probably never have the cash to blow on owning my own full-auto, but it would be neat to try!

  35. Bikerdad February 25, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    Next time I’m in Vegas, I’ll have to check y’all out. Not too far from Carter Powersports either.

  36. hispanicman February 25, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

    Sounds great, I have to check it out!. I read above you cant’ shoot your own rifles? Is this a law or company policy?

    • 702 February 25, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

      Company policy.

  37. imtnt10 February 25, 2012 at 11:38 pm #

    Very nice facility. Can’t wait to check it out.

  38. kirkh2o February 25, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

    I’ve dropped by a couple times. the guys are knowledgeable and cool. Haven’t tried the range yet.

  39. Jeepers February 25, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

    this would give me a reason to visit

  40. mudpuppy February 26, 2012 at 2:32 am #

    What a great range!

    Hot summers be damned. I am shooting in a cool range

  41. gheil February 26, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    Sounds like a fun time.

  42. frantic84 February 26, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    I look forward to checking it out!

  43. addlemanb February 26, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    count me in…thanks!!

  44. hitthemhard February 26, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    Pick me!

  45. Metalchemist February 26, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    When I get to Vegas I will be looking into this for sure. My son would love it. I’m raising him like I was raised. To have respect for people and guns, and know how to handle both properly.

  46. bbredimus February 26, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    Looks like a great place. Going to check it out tomorrow

  47. Match_book February 26, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    I’m not too far from Vegas, next time I’m passing through I will have to check it out. Especially if I get to shoot machine guns for free!

  48. jaysonhunt February 27, 2012 at 6:58 am #

    Any trip to Vegas is great, but if you can shoot select-fire also, that’s just icing on the cake.

  49. matt salveson February 28, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

    This sounds like fun!

  50. 702Scout February 29, 2012 at 2:39 am #

    Looks like a good place to go and from what i hear its not too bad on prices either, going this weekend to check it out.

  51. jdgilbert February 29, 2012 at 5:03 am #

    We need a range like this near us!

  52. ippeva February 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    wow this is awesome thx

  53. R.Fisher March 2, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

    I wish California gun ranges were as cool as you guys…I wouldn’t mind visiting then who knows i might end up staying! lol.

  54. brillen March 3, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    Looks like fun.

  55. clarkarchery March 5, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    Looks like a blast

  56. abizmalknight March 6, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    Sounds like fun, Count me in.

  57. bwhiting March 6, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    That sounds like a great set up for a couple of stores. I’ll be stopping in and bring one or two friends.

  58. topcat1957 March 8, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    Sounds great. I would love to visit.

  59. Mikes_Z06_Vette March 8, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    Wow! I worked for Mandalay Bay and you guys are just across the street for over a year and I didn’t know anything about G&A Garage until now! Thanks to I can go and shoot my service firearm before I go to work!

  60. robert452 March 11, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    sounds like alot of fun

  61. buddy March 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    I know where I will be this weekend… Gotta go check this out….

  62. blarson357 March 14, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    cant wait to come and check out the range

  63. kirkh2o March 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    Woot! I won. Looking forward to trying out the range and putting some rounds through the Kriss Super V. I’m always up for some full auto fun. Thanks 702Shooter and the team at Guns and Ammo Garage.

  64. krly March 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    This would be a very cool outing…….

  65. Ronin April 1, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    Our range was shut down by the Village of Morton Grove. We have been working to get it back on like… “Politics”! We drool over the beauty of your range… Excellent work! We can only dream…

  66. abizmalknight April 8, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    This would be fun to win!

  67. oarngesi April 14, 2012 at 4:26 am #

    full auto is always fun

  68. turbinedave April 15, 2012 at 3:34 am #

    Its a looooong way from home, but winning this would be a good reason to head west again. Thanks

  69. harleyav8r April 16, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    Will be in Vegas for my best friends wedding in Juy. This would be an awsome wedding gift for him and his new bride.

  70. jonbeile April 26, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    Congratulations, Mark and good luck to ya.

  71. SMOKE April 28, 2012 at 1:39 am #

    Everyone was very professional and friendly and great prices!

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  73. mdvctry May 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    Can’t wait to see it in person during my next trip Vegas. Thanks 702 for posting!

  74. AEMitchell June 7, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    I recently completed a two day AR15 Urban rifle class. I learned a lot and had a blast! Just finnished looking at all your range photos. You have a very impressive indoor range! I live within walking distance to our local indoor range (Kiffney’s in Key Largo, Florida). Yours looks amazing. Praying I get a chance to see yours in person this October.

  75. halfwitt July 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    THINKING OF MOVING TO LV or Nevada so it will be good to have a quality dealer/range to use when I am in town. HOPE the business thrives in the coming days. Don’t know if I am entering too late for the giveaway or if there is another one on tap but hope so. If not its great to see a good shop in a great location. see you soon.

  76. seahawkkid August 15, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    Sounds like a great idea

  77. harrisonrh August 22, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    Cools stuff.

  78. papa53016 September 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    I think that this a very good package that they are going to give away. It sure would be nice to get it

  79. papa53016 September 5, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    I hope there is a chance to win it

  80. gasket702 September 23, 2012 at 11:59 pm #

    I really wanna check out this store, and yet again I’ve never noticed it. But then again I also just moved back into the state.

  81. medic265 September 27, 2012 at 6:27 am #

    This is a sweet looking store and range…Congrats and Much Success to the owner

  82. John May 14, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

    I stopped there by accident and was very happy I did. The staff was great and even if you don’t find anything to buy – the trip is worth it just to visit with the girls.

  83. Ron December 11, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    I’m a local Las Vegas guy.
    This store definitely has the best, most-informed staff when it comes to
    gun knowledge.
    They also have the best selection of small gun components such as detents,
    springs and other AR parts.
    I’ve found their prices to be competitive with online shopping. Today I purchased
    3 pmags….if I bought them online at the cheapest retailer, they would still have still
    been more expensive because of the added shipping costs.
    Their indoor range is beautiful….I’d like to be able to bring in my rifles, but I understand
    some morons would bring in armor-piercing ammo, so I understand their hesitation.
    In general, however, this is the best shop in Vegas….with their parts availability,
    good staff and hot chicks at the indoor range, there’s no reason to shop anywhere else.

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