Firing Range Frederick | Nearest Shooting Range MD | Indoor Firing Range 21704 - Machine Gun Nest
The Machine Gun Nest
7910 Reichs Ford Road, Frederick MD 21704

this will be my first time visiting the machine gun nest,

Where do I start?


Our Range Safety Video will help provide an understanding of what to expect, and how things operate, here at The Machine Gun Nest.

read through the information below to help familiarize yourself with our check-in process.

What do I need to bring with me to the range?

  • Bring along your valid form of photo identification (driver's license, passport, etc.) when you come to our indoor firing range in Frederick.

  • You are welcome to bring any of your own firearms and any of your own ammunition. The range can handle rounds up to .50 BMG. For more specifics on which types of ammunition you may bring, check out our FAQ page.

  • You are permitted to bring your own targets to the firing range also, as long as they can be hung at eye level. Clips, tape, staples, and extra cardboard are provided.

"I've been to most of the indoor gun ranges in central MD, and this was by far my best experience. Treating customers like fellow firearms enthusiasts and not an inconvenience is a lesson many of the other ranges could learn." -  Loyal TMGN Customer

"I have used many indoor ranges over the years I have been a weapons enthusiast. I have to say, this is one of the nicest, cleanest, and best run ranges I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. The facility is fabulous and the staff is professional and pleasant to deal with." - P. Mahoney

"I had a great experience here with a few friends. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and incredibly helpful. I cannot recommend this place enough. If you want a great shooting experience, head to The Machine Gun Nest. I will definitely be coming back to shoot more. The prices on rental guns are reasonable and well worth it. Where else can you shoot fully automatic weapons? Gotta end this review with a shout out to Patrick, Sean, and Natalia, you guys are awesome." - M. Kenyon


Firing Line Rules:

1. Obey All Range Safety Officer Commands.

2. Guns are to be loaded in the booth ONLY.

3. Ear and eye protection are required at all times.

4. Unload all firearms before leaving. Exit the way you entered.

5. Do NOT shoot the walls, ceilings, or floor. Each infraction will result in a $50 fine. In addition, Do not shoot any cameras that are out on the firing line; doing so, will result in a $500 fine, no exceptions.

6. Only shoot at the target in your assigned line.

7. No food or drink.

8. Clean up your stall after use.

9. Red Light = Stop Shooting. Remain in place. Finger off trigger. Place gun down. Wait for Instruction. 


Facility Rules:

1. Treat every gun as if it were loaded.

2. Loaded or unloaded, never point your gun at anything you don't want to shoot.

3. Be sure of your target and what is beyond your target.

4. Keep your finger off the trigger until you're ready to fire.

5. Drinking, drugs, or any mind altering substance is prohibited and being under the influence of any of these things will result in immediate expulsion from the facility.

6. Never rely on your gun's safety.