The Machine Gun Nest

We are building an indoor range in Frederick, MD. We will be a full service gun shop and range, and will feature firearms rentals and training.
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Robert Krop
Small Business
Frederick, Maryland
United States
3 Team Members

So, here’s the scoop:

With your help, we are building a state-of-the-art indoor shooting range in Frederick, MD.  

This range is for you.  

It’s to equip you to keep your family safe. It’s for creating memories and your dreams. It’s for family friendly bachelor parties. It’s to strengthen 2nd Amendment rights in Maryland. It’s part of a vision to take time-honored sporting traditions to a new generation.  

This Indiegogo project is for you.

This is your chance to get some perks that will never be offered again. Why not be a part of something special? This is your opportunity to pitch in and be involved in building your community.  

We will make it well worth your while...

...Out of respect for your time and money, we’ve included lots of info here. But first, let’s start with the fun stuff...

 

4 REASONS WHY YOU CAN'T MISS THIS... LETS DO THIS!!!

1)  ONCE IN A LIFETIME PERKS

Sometimes you’ve only got 1 chance at a sweet deal. These perks won’t be available again. Don’t miss out!

2)  BUILD THE WORLD YOU WANT

Frederick (and the surrounding area) needs an indoor range. The new certification process for owning firearms in MD requires training facilities that we just don’t have. Without The Machine Gun Nest it will be extremely difficult for citizens to fulfill Maryland requirements for new gun purchases. This range will be a crisp, modern, facility that meets those needs.  

If you intend to use a firearm to protect your home, PROPER TRAINING IS A MUST. The Machine Gun Nest will provide an array of instructional classes designed to teach your family the safe, effective, proper use and storage of firearms. Safer homes means safer communities.

Plus, Frederick needs a place for good clean fun. This will be a great place for dates, family outings, birthday parties, bachelor parties, and even BBQ’s. This will no doubt be a local go to hangout spot!

3)  MAKE A DIFFERENCE  

You have a chance to support responsible gun ownership.

Most of us had someone take the time to teach us the value of gun safety. Someone who taught us that responsible gun ownership improves the safety for the entire community. This is your chance to pay it forward. 

Maybe you're concerned about the current gun laws, but not sure how to make a difference. The Machine Gun Nest will provide an atmosphere that creates responsible gun owners one experience at a time.

If you strongly believe in the principals above: this is your chance to “put-your-money-where-your-mouth-is.”

4)  LIVE YOUR DREAMS

Ever wanted to shoot an AK-47?...Have you ever thought about firing the pistol from the Bond films?...Would you like the chance to fire a machine gun like Rambo?...What about getting your hands on your favorite guns from Call of Duty?  

The Machine Gun Nest is going to give you access to the best and most popular firearms in the world!

So get excited! Because you can now turn those dream's into a reality.

 

 

So........, if any of this excites you, here's what you should do:

 

Mix and match any (or all) of the following:

1)  Pick a perk! - Just click the grey boxes on the right.  (more info listed below)

2)  Send this page to people you know will be interested.

3)  Like us (THE MACHINE GUN NEST) on facebook

4)  Share your thoughts with us!  Suggestions and encouragement mean a lot to us!

 

MORE INFORMATION:

Why are we doing this?

The simplest answer to this question is that Frederick doesn’t have an indoor shooting range and we believe that many people, like us, are tired of driving an hour away to get to an indoor range. Secondly, we’ve spent years collecting licenses and permits to buy and shoot some of the coolest guns available.

We realize that most people want to experience shooting a machine gun or their favorite gun from a movie, but don’t want to spend the money or time buying one. The Machine Gun Nest solves that. You’ll be able to choose a gun typically unavailable to civilians and learn the basics of its operation. And under the supervision of a trained range safety officer, you can experience shooting fully automatic, silenced, and belt-fed weapons. Additionally, our gun shop will allow buyers to “try before you buy” so you can be confident in your purchase.

 

Why Should You Care?

We are genuinely passionate about helping other people enjoy the sport of shooting. The Machine Gun Nest will provide a positive, safe, and low pressure environment for all shooters, especially those new to the sport. We look forward to helping everyone new to the sport become acquainted with the basics of firearm safety, operations, and marksmanship. We hope The Machine Gun nest will extend the values and positive experiences of a responsible firearm community.

We firmly believe that education, training, and exposure are key factors in decreasing the number of gun related incidents and gun violence across our country. With specialized skill based classes and personal instruction, The Machine Gun Nest will enlighten and equip people to be responsible gun owners.

The Machine Gun Nest will also be a great example to our state officials and the nation on some of the positive aspects of firearm usage. We plan to reduce ignorance and negligence with respect to the functionality, purpose, and legal use of firearms. We hope that with enhanced experiences and real understanding, we can demonstrate to our community, elected officials in Maryland, and our nation that lawful gun ownership enhances our lives. Safe gun ownership is a pillar of the American way of life that we will protect and promote.

 

More info on the Perks...

Pistol and Machine Gun rental package: This means that you will be able to choose one pistol from our rental inventory and one machine gun from our rental inventory.  It will include one loaded magazine for pistol and one loaded magazine for machine gun.

1 Year Single Memberships (includes machine gun rental): This means you will get a one year membership for a single person (non transferable) along with a choice on one machine gun from our rental inventory which will include one loaded magazine.  The Membership will cover your range time cost for the entire year.  This does not include ammunition or additional firearm rentals.  You will have the option to purchase those separately however.  Additionally, your yearly renewal price will be at the same discounted price as you get from the Indiegogo campaign.

1 Year Family Memberships: This means you will get a one year membership for a family which includes you and your spouse and one minor under 18 years old  all who live in the same household (non transferable). The Membership will cover your range time cost for the entire year.  This does not include ammunition or firearm rentals.  You will have the option to purchase those separately though.  Additionally, your yearly renewal price will be at the same discounted price as you get from the Indiegogo campaign.

Lifetime Membership: This means you will get a lifetime membership for a single person (non transferable) along with a choice on one machine gun from our rental inventory which will include one loaded magazine.  The Membership will cover your range time cost for the entire year.  This does not include ammunition or additional firearm rentals.  You will have the option to purchase those separately though.  Again, you will never have to pay for range time ever again for yourself!

Founder Donation Membership: You will have premier Founder status along with a Lifetime Membership.  You will have priority call ahead lane reservation and premier access to all new Machine Guns before any other members.  That means, you get to rent each machine gun for free once (minus ammunition), and every new machine gun a week early before its available to the rest of the public.

Founder Sponsor Membership: You will have Premier Founder status along with a Lifetime Membership.  You will have priority call ahead lane reservation and premier access to all new Machine Guns before any other members.  That means, you get to rent each machine gun for free once (minus ammunition), and every new machine gun a week early before its available to the rest of the public.  In addition to those great perks, we will name one of our shooting lanes after you (or your company name).  We will have an engraved name plate on that lane for all our members to see your donation!

Friend of the 2nd Amendment donation: Lastly, we will also be offering a $5 Friend of the 2nd Amendment donation for people who like the idea but really don’t ever see being able to visit us here in Maryland. This is something that can help the cause just because you believe it’s a good thing.

No one is locked into any one amount. You can donate $1 or all $500k  You don’t have to get a perk, but we think that it’s a pretty good way to give to the cause and get yourself a great deal in the process You will have premier Founder status along with a Lifetime Membership.  You will have priority call ahead lane reservation and premier access to all new Machine Guns before any other members.  That means, you get to rent each machine gun for free once (minus ammunition), and every new machine gun a week early before its available to the rest of the public.

***Tier Clarification***

The "tiers" of each membership "type" include the exact same info and benefits.  The only difference is the price. The reason we put it in this way is because there is limit on the first "tiers" and this site does not automatically add the next "tier" after the first is sold out.  We apologize for any confusion. Please visit our website FAQ page to find answers for any other questions you may have: www.themachinegunnest.com/FAQ

 

What is the range going to look like?

Here’s what we envision…

Shooting Lanes:

Stalls

Our plan is to start out with 12 lanes. The building does allow for growth (up to 18 lanes!).

Each lane will have individual stalls, separating you from other shooters.  They are high quality, heavy-duty stalls. And yes, they are bulletproof!  Each lane will also have a shooter’s table to load your firearms/magazines to keep your stuff organized.  You will also have cubbies to hold the rest of your gear and gun racks for your rifles.

 

Target Systems: 

The target retrieval systems are electronic systems allowing you to determine the length and reset your targets with a push of a button. No need to wait for a cease-fire to manually move your targets.

Shooting Booth

 

Ventilation System: 

To be able to have clean air inside the range we need a powerful ventilation system that will ventilate the lead and other air-borne toxins. This is the most costly component of the range. Our customers’ health is not going to be compromised.

Our ventilation system will exceed NIOSH, EPA, and OSHA air quality standards and maintain a 100% success rate in industrial hygiene by utilizing:

  • A unique ceiling-mounted 180 degree air delivery system
  • Digital and analog control systems which adapt to changing environmental conditions to maintain the required air velocities and building pressures
  • A design which makes plenum walls obsolete

Ventilation

 

Gun Shop:

Our gun shop will carry the latest and greatest rifles, pistols, shotguns, tools, accessories, supplies, and ammo.  We will have firearms available to purchase displayed for you along with all of our rentals.

 

Lounge:

Our range will be a destination. Whether you come by alone or with a group of friends and family, we want to have a place with a sense of community.  We will have comfy leather couches and big screen TV’s.

 

Class Rooms: 

Our classrooms will hold up to 20 students each.  We plan to have weekly classes that range from first time classes up to instructor level courses.  So if you are just starting out or if you want to get more involved in the shooting industry, you can find the training you are looking for.

 

What guns can I rent/try at the range?

You’ll be able to shoot a wide range of firearms at The Machine Gun Nest.  We will have an assortment of pistols from Glock, Springfield, Ruger, Walther, and more. Our rifle collection will range from older style firearms to modern day AR’s and AK-47s. And for our most exciting machine gun rentals, you will be able to choose from sub-machine guns to belt-feds. We will constantly be updating our rental inventory not only during this campaign but throughout the lifetime of the range.

 

Here are just a few examples:

 

So, if you are still reading right now, you clearly care about this and you should be involved.  

Grab a perk while you can, and send us an email at tmgnmd@gmail.com and share your thoughts!

We can’t wait to meet you at The Machine Gun Nest.

We promise, you’ll have a blast!  

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$71,820USD
raised by 277 people in 2 months
14% funded
No time left
$500,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on September 13, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    Friend of the 2nd Amendment

    This is a donation for people who like the idea but really don’t see being able to visit us here in Maryland. This is something that can help the cause just because you believe it’s a good thing.

    4 claimed
  • $50USD
    Pistol/MachineGun Rental

    This means that you will be able to choose one pistol from our rental inventory and one machine gun from our rental inventory. It will include one loaded magazine for pistol and one loaded magazine for machine gun.

    9 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $150USD
    1 Year Membership (Tier 1)

    (Includes machine gun rental): This means you will get a one year membership for a single person (non transferable) along with a choice on one machine gun from our rental inventory which will include one loaded magazine. The Membership will cover your range time cost for the entire year. This does not include ammunition or additional firearm rentals. You will have the option to purchase those separately though. Additionally, your yearly renewal price will be at the same discounted price.

    100 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $175USD
    1 Year Membership (Tier 2)

    (Includes machine gun rental): This means you will get a one year membership for a single person (non transferable) along with a choice on one machine gun from our rental inventory which will include one loaded magazine. The Membership will cover your range time cost for the entire year. This does not include ammunition or additional firearm rentals. You will have the option to purchase those separately though. Additionally, your yearly renewal price will be at the same discounted price.

    42 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $200USD
    1 Year Membership (Tier 3)

    (Includes machine gun rental): This means you will get a one year membership for a single person (non transferable) along with a choice on one machine gun from our rental inventory which will include one loaded magazine. The Membership will cover your range time cost for the entire year. This does not include ammunition or additional firearm rentals. You will have the option to purchase those separately though. Additionally, your yearly renewal price will be at the same discounted price.

    1 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $225USD
    1 Year Membership (Tier 4)

    (Includes machine gun rental): This means you will get a one year membership for a single person (non transferable) along with a choice on one machine gun from our rental inventory which will include one loaded magazine. The Membership will cover your range time cost for the entire year. This does not include ammunition or additional firearm rentals. You will have the option to purchase those separately though. Additionally, your yearly renewal price will be at the same discounted price.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $250USD
    Family Membership (Tier 1)

    This means you will get a one year membership for a family which includes you and your spouse and one minor under 18 years old all who live in the same household (non transferable). The Membership will cover your range time cost for the entire year. This does not include ammunition or firearm rentals. You will have the option to purchase those separately though. Additionally, your yearly renewal price will be at the same discounted price

    67 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $300USD
    Family Membership (Tier 2)

    This means you will get a one year membership for a family which includes you and your spouse and one minor under 18 years old all who live in the same household (non transferable). The Membership will cover your range time cost for the entire year. This does not include ammunition or firearm rentals. You will have the option to purchase those separately though. Additionally, your yearly renewal price will be at the same discounted price

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $500USD
    Lifetime Memberships (Tier 1)

    This means you will get a lifetime membership for a single person (non transferable) along with a choice of one machine gun from our rental inventory which will include one loaded magazine. The Membership will cover your range time cost for life! Does not include ammunition or additional firearm rentals (option to purchase those separately though). Again, you will never have to pay for range time ever again for yourself!

    25 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $750USD
    Lifetime Memberships (Tier 2)

    This means you will get a lifetime membership for a single person (non transferable) along with a choice of one machine gun from our rental inventory which will include one loaded magazine. The Membership will cover your range time cost for life! Does not include ammunition or additional firearm rentals (option to purchase those separately though). Again, you will never have to pay for range time ever again for yourself!

    25 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Lifetime Memberships (Tier 3)

    This means you will get a lifetime membership for a single person (non transferable) along with a choice of one machine gun from our rental inventory which will include one loaded magazine. The Membership will cover your range time cost for life! Does not include ammunition or additional firearm rentals (option to purchase those separately though). Again, you will never have to pay for range time ever again for yourself!

    0 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $5,000USD
    Founder Donation

    Premier Founder status, Lifetime Membership, Priority Call Ahead Lane Reservation, and Premier access to all new Machine Guns before any other members. That means, you get to rent each machine gun once for free (minus ammunition), and every new machine gun a week early before its available to the public.

    0 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $10,000USD
    Founder Sponsor

    In addition to the Founder Donation: We will name one of our shooting lanes after you (or your company name). We will have an engraved name plate on that lane for all our members to see your donation!

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
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