Cambodia shooting ranges, AK-47?
Replies: 14 - Last Post: Dec 13, 2012 6:20 AM Last Post By: photoby
Dec 2, 2012 6:30 AM
Cambodia shooting ranges, AK-47?Silly question perhaps, but I read e.g. here shooting ranges near Phnom Penh that it's possible to shoot a Kalashnikov (AK-47) or even RPG at a target board in some locations close to Phnom Penh. Anyone can recommend a particular one, or tell me how to get there? thanks.
Dec 2, 2012 8:31 AM
Dec 2, 2012 9:27 AM
2Sorry but I don't see what your point is. People enjoy shooting ranges, firing shotguns etc at targets all over the world. Doing this in Cambodia or wherever else won't hurt anyone, In fact blowing up a coconut is probably a better use for an Ak-47 than doing anything else with it.
On any trip, there is time for visiting museums, temples and sights, and time for innocent silly entertainment like this. Please stop being judgemental and don't reply if you haven't got useful input.
Edited by: pawelx
Dec 2, 2012 4:18 PM
3Any of the tuktuk guys around Phnom Penh can arrange that for you. Haven't done it myself but from what I've heard it's not cheap
Dec 2, 2012 5:28 PM
Dec 2, 2012 6:58 PM
5hmm isn't it illegal to even possess those military weapons in Cambodia? I am not sure tho, I am not against shooting as sports or anything but I have never seen anyone try AK-47 or RPG in shooting range before.
Dec 2, 2012 8:31 PM
6hmm isn't it illegal to even possess those military weapons in Cambodia?
Not if you are in the military, as the people who run the shooting ranges are.
Dec 3, 2012 12:39 AM
Dec 3, 2012 3:24 AM
Dec 3, 2012 4:07 AM
9just for the record - I have never intended or considered firing an RPG at a cow. I have sort of heard of this being an option, but always assumed this was some kind of Phnom-Penh urban myth.
Nothing wrong with blowing up a stack of coconuts, firing missiles at animals is a different story. I was a bit worried that this discussion might degenerate into the firing-missiles-at-animals subject, Josh69 do you mind deleting your post and I will do the same with mine? thx.
Dec 3, 2012 5:13 AM
Dec 3, 2012 10:47 AM
11always assumed this was some kind of Phnom-Penh urban myth
Dec 3, 2012 1:04 PM
Dec 5, 2012 10:28 PM
Dec 13, 2012 6:20 AM
14I did this in Spring 2000 and the "Shooting Gallery" was a little past the airport on the off the road to Sihanoukville. Most moto drivers should know and will be glad to take you there. The Danish guy I met in Phnom Pengh bought a chicken at the local market but even after a full clip of AK only managed to hit the string and it disappeared in the rice field. Bullets were going for $1each at the time. Various AKs and M-16s as well as large assortment of handguns were available. The AKs had noise suppressors on them and the attendants said because there was a VIP golf course in the vicinity that was complaining about the noise. No RPGs--I heard they were having supply problems. Hand grenades were in large supply at $40 a throw. Good fun for those who have never been in the army. A whole troop of NGOs showed up when I was there and said it was their day off and they were tired of going to the whorehouses and were looking for different fun.
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