Machine Gun Grotto

Bring your own firearms or rent some when you get here.
Guys' weekend in Hot Springs must include some range time!...
One block of Central Ave. and walking distance to spas, restaurants, and hotels.
We are located in the heart of Hot Springs!...
Machine Gun Grotto
We have over a dozen machine guns from which to choose!...
Machine Gun Grotto
Our well lit, well ventilated range is so welcoming!...

What to know

Machine Gun Grotto is the newest and one of the largest indoor shooting ranges in Arkansas! Located in downtown Hot Springs, we are walking distance from several hotels, shops, spas, and dining locations. Our 11-lane range and large conference room can accommodate family reunions, team building events, bachelor parties, and birthday parties! Whether you want to spend some time on the range honing your skills with your personal guns or want to experience the thrill of shooting one of our machine guns, we are the place to visit in Arkansas.

Be Safe! Our range is always staffed with trained and experienced Range Safety Officers (RSO). All of our staff are ready and able to provide instruction on safe handling of firearms. If you are planning a group outing, just call ahead and let us know you're coming and we will happily arrange to have an RSO assigned to your group. If you are totally new to the shooting sports, consider signing up for Private Instruction with one of our NRA certified instructors.

Have Fun! We want you to enjoy your time on the range! Feel free to bring your own gear but don't worry if you forgot something, we have everything you need available to rent or purchase. If you don't have your own firearms we are happy to recommend something from our rental cabinets. If you really want a thrill though, you gotta "go full auto at the Grotto!" We guarantee you'll come away with a "machine gun grin" after shooting any of the dozen different machine guns available. (You must be 21 or older to rent a handgun or machine gun and 18 or older to rent a semi-auto rifle.) We do welcome kids as young as 6 on the range so long as they are accompanied by a parent/guardian and the parent/guardian provides the guns and ammo for the minor.

Learn if You Want to! We offer an array of classes from Pistol Maintenance to the Enhanced Concealed Carry course. We offer courses for beginners and for experienced shooters alike. We also offer Private Instruction for a one-on-one instructional experience.

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325 Olive Street
Hot Springs, AR 71901