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.

When entering all firearms to be cased, unloaded and prepared for inspection by TMGN staff.

Fill out the waiver on the iPad and watch the safety briefing video. Or download and bring in a copy of your signed waiver here.

Talk to a staff member for a lane and any gear you need.

Put on eye and ear protection before entering range. Ask Range Safety Officer any questions.

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

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.

What events work
well at the indoor
shooting range?

At The Machine Gun Nest we can help you plan the perfect event for almost any occasion. Although we do not accept reservations at this time, our indoor shooting range has 12 lanes, so we can accommodate a good number of guests. Each lane allows for two guests to be participating at a time. We have instructors on site who are experienced in aiding beginner, intermediate, and advanced shooters. We also always have a Range Safety Officer on site during all hours of operation. The following are some of the events you can bring to our indoor shooting range: – Bachelor or bachelorette parties: Before your friend ties the knot, bring them by our shooting range for one last hoorah.

We are happy to provide indoor shooting range rentals geared towards either a bachelor, bachelorette, or combined wedding party. Talk to us about creating a unique night for your friends. – Birthday parties: Does your spouse love to shoot? Plan the perfect birthday party for you and your friends at our indoor shooting range. You can even keep the event a surprise by renting guns to shoot upon arrival. – Team building: Do you have a team of employees? Bring them to the range for a thrilling outing that can help build greater team spirit. Talk to us about the different tactical challenges we can offer to help build a stronger team. These are just a few of the events we can host at our indoor shooting range. If you are planning your next big occasion, send us an email about the different types of options we have avalable for larger groups.