The title is silly, I know. But swanky boyfriend and I have a little inside joke that really goes hand in hand with this post. You see, the boy has one of those license plate holders that has bullet holes in it. Yes, I know. Me b
eing the funny and slightly immature girlfriend always pretends to “shoot” at his car while yelling, “pow pow”.
When I got invited by Galavantier through my Vegas bloggers group to go off-roading and shooting I immediately gestured to the boy that I’ve gotten the chance to actually go “pow pow”. Yes, I am a nerd. But I found a nerd that gets me. That’s all that matters.
So back to my post…Galavantier is a company that organizes various activities for tourists (and locals) both on and off the strip.
We started our Saturday morning by being whisked off in a stretch Hummer limo.
Pretty neat, right?? I don’t think I have ever got the chance to ride in a limo like this!
A big thanks to 24/7 limousines who provided us with such a sweet ride.
Once piled up in the limo (very comfortably I might add), we headed out to Boulder City to start our afternoon of fun.
Our first adventure was at Vore, Vegas Off Road Experience.
As stated on their site, “Roughrider trucks have More Horsepower, More Suspension travel and More Safety Features than any comparable race vehicle in the world”.
Check out the size of that tire!! It sure shows up my Volkswagen Jetta.
I got a bit nervous after peeking inside and seeing WAY too many buttons and gadgets. Thankfully, the staff was very hands on and explained everything we needed to know before driving.
Safety first! We put on our helmets and were ready to head out on the course!
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get any photos of us in action. But this picture from their site gives you an idea of just what I looked like out there…
Ok, I lied. This picture is the furthest from the truth. I actually got passed because I was driving too slow.
My ziplining bud from our last adventure, Terrisa, drove first then I followed by hopping in the driver’s seat for a measly 2 laps. Next time I hope I have a bit more guts to pick up the speed. It was such an adrenaline rush but I just couldn’t get over my fear. I am so glad that I got to try it though!!
Next up, was to give it a go at the shooting range. I have never once shot a gun so the idea was terrifying while at the same time really exciting to me.
But first, we needed to refuel. I couldn’t have been more happy when I spotted a bobby sandwich from the one and only Capriotti’s.
This sandwich is, hands down, my favorite. It’s Thanksgiving all wrapped up in a perfect sandwich.
With some water and food we were ready for the next part of our day, The Pro Gun Club. Check out all these guns!! I really don’t know much of anything about guns but they were so neat to look at. What I did know was that we were going to practice shooting with both shot and machine guns.
The shooting ranges were close to the off-roading course making this ideal for someone who wants to try out both in one day.
Bobby was just one of the staff who helped us out. I have to give him a big shout out cause he was exceptionally patient with me and my ongoing nerves.
He thoroughly reviewed the shot gun: safety, loading, unloading, shooting, etc.
The one thing I have to say about shot guns is that these babies are heavy. They make it look so easy but there is so much that goes into it.
Once we were set up and ear plugs in, we each took turns shooting at clay targets.
It’s hard to spot but you can see it on the left. I impressed myself by hitting TWO of them!
Here is Abby giving it a go!!
It was so much fun! I probably should have a more bad-ass look on my face.
The kick back was what really surprised me. It started to hurt my right arm a bit. Bobby fixed my form a few times, but it was still a big jolt every time I shot it.
Machine guns seemed to be more my thing. I really liked that they gun was much lighter and had hardly any kick back.
The staff set up our targets which I couldn’t tell you if I even shot one.
This oozie machine gun was a blast to shoot!!
Then they brought out on the big guns. (No pun intended) This, my friends, is a Barrett M82A1.
Check out the size of this bullet (left) compared to the other ones.
Most the girls decided to sit this one out. This gun was super loud. Bobby said that this gun can shoot up to 3 miles and is commonly used by the military. It is crazy to see how much power is behind these guns.
The day was such an adrenaline rush, but definitely one I will never forget!! I am hoping to practice shooting a couple different guns at a range in the future.
Galavantier.com is currently running a Summerlove Sweepstakes where fans can unlock and win prize packs for “Liking” Galavantier on Facebook. One of the prizes is a VORE experience for four that mirrors the experience we got the opportunity to take part in.
A big thank you to Galavantier, VORE, 24/7 limos, and Pro Gun Club for such an amazing day!
Be sure to check out the other Vegas bloggers I spent the day with:
And for more Vegas fun, check out my page here.
Have you ever gone off-roading or to a gun range? If not, would you ever want to?