Modern Round: Target Shooting, Food and Fun

At Modern Round in Peoria, AZ
Judy Hedding

In 2016 Modern Round opened its first Arizona location in Peoria, AZ (West Valley) in the P83 Entertainment District. It is a virtual shooting range, where guests rent a shooting lounge and use replica firearms to test their skills at hitting carnival-type targets, evil gunslingers, hidden objects and attacking zombies.

Modern Round is entertainment for people of all experience levels. There are 20 shooting lounges, each one designed to host up to six people. Each shooting lounge is outfitted with a large screen on which targets of your choice are projected, along with a selection of replica firearms, both recoil and non-recoil. You, along with your date, your kids, your mom or your co-workers pick a game from an electronic system and take turns shooting at the targets. 

These are not real guns. There are no projectiles emitted from them. The firearms are replicas and utilize laser technology to provide a fun and safe interactive shooting experience.

The first time you visit Modern Round you will establish a membership, for which there is a $5 fee, charged annually. Hourly rates vary between $25 per hour to $45 per hour, depending on the day of the week and the time of day. The earlier you play, the cheaper it is. Your shooting lounge rental includes up to six people who can play. (Pricing, 2019)

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My Tips: Ten Things to Know Before You Go

At Modern Round in Peoria, AZ
Judy Hedding

My Take - Modern Round, On the Plus Side

  • Modern Round is a fun, air-conditioned attraction suitable for dates or family outings. It has a snazzy, James Bond-ish feel to it.
  • You don't need special shoes or any equipment of your own. As a matter of fact, no personal firearms are permitted on the premises.
  • At your first visit, or any time you need help, there are range assistants who will provide an explanation of how it works and how to use the technology. I asked for assistance a few times, including how to reload a CO2 cartridge and how to calibrate the equipment.
  • Although some of the replicas are defined as having recoil, I did not find the firearms difficult or painful to use at all.
  • The restaurant serves better food than your average attraction! There is a professional chef here, and all food items, including desserts, are made on the premises. Food is reasonably priced.
  • The bar and restaurant tables are all super comfortable. Even if you aren't shooting during your visit, you can come to enjoy the cocktails and either lunch or dinner (same menu for both).
  • Membership is not required to dine here.
  • If you are shooting in your lounge, you don't have to stop and sit down in the restaurant if you don't want to. Servers take orders and deliver food and beverage to the lounges. Don't forget to tip, as you would any server.
  • I see Modern Round as a viable option for a corporate retreat, girls day getaway, holiday or bridal party, or any other occasion where people want to get together and have some fun.
  • For an additional fee, you may access Action Scenarios, like the ones used to train police officers.
  • Check online for leagues and special events.

My Take - Modern Round, Be Aware

  • An evening of Modern Round fun can get expensive, especially if you are just going by yourself or with one friend or a date. It's a flat charge for a shooting lounge, so sharing between four to six people makes the cost per hour much more reasonable.
  • At peak times, expect a wait. That's what the bar is for. You can also make reservations online.
  • Although no shooting expertise is required, it certainly helps to be comfortable holding a firearm, or else you will soon tire of earning no points in your game.
  • At this time games allow either one person to play at a time, or two people to compete in a game. If you have more than two people, you'll be taking turns during your one hour rental.
  • Memberships for people ages 12 - 17 are offered, but anyone under 18 must first take a certification class. Children ages 11 and under are not permitted in the shooting lounges.
  • While no real guns are in use, and no one can be shot and hurt by one of the replica firearms, patrons are expected to exhibit standard gun safety practices.

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Location, Directions, Contact Info, Hours

At Modern Round in Peoria, AZ
Judy Hedding

How to Find Modern Round

8320 West Mariners Way
Peoria, AZ, 85382

It is near the Peoria Sports Complex. See this location on Google Maps.



Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.

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Disclosure: The company provided free access to this service for review purposes. For more information, please see our Ethics Policy.All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice. (08/2016)

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