When one goes to Vegas, one engages in many different activities — gambling, drinking — but another popular activity is shooting the crap out of multiple different guns in the desert. But according to the folks in charge of Machine Guns Vegas, the folks who come in to shoot guns are becoming increasingly influenced by video games when it comes to choosing which guns they should shoot.
In short: guns that feature in games like Call of Duty are usually the most popular.
“We thought it would be interesting to see what weapons were rented most often. I have to admit, the results were a little surprising,” said Machine Guns Vegas' managing partner Genghis Cohen.
“Maybe they shouldn’t be though. Many of the weapons that made the list include the high-firepower ones made popular by video games. They offer a bigger thrill than your usual handgun or machine gun,” he explained.
The most popular gun to fire was the M60, which featured in Black Ops. It's a gun so big it requires three people to operate. Other popular weapons were the M4 and and the M249 SAW, which features heavily in DayZ.