Lock and Load with Santa at the Scottsdale Gun Club


If the same old ironically bad, ugly Christmas sweater photos have gotten a bit long in the tooth, next year you might want to mix things up by...

If the same old ironically bad, ugly Christmas sweater photos have gotten a bit long in the tooth, next year you might want to mix things up by heading to the Scottsdale Gun Club, grabbing a machine gun, and posing with Santa.

The Scottdale Gun Club, the largest indoor shooting range in America, has been hosting the holiday photo events since 2009, in which gun lovers can hoist up their favorite weapons next to Santa for a Christmas card photo that would make any conservative grandparent proud.

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As you might imagine, the club has come under some, ahem, heavy fire for their holiday photo events, particularly for having children pose with real grenade launchers, but if you ask me, guns and Christmas go hand in hand; there's a reason that Die Hard is the best Christmas movie ever made.

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Check out some of the best holiday photos of the bunch below, and if you're on board to lock and load with Jolly Ol' Saint Nick, your next opportunity is on December 15.

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