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Updated on Jul 13, 2019 Useful Info

How to fire a bazooka (RPG) in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is probably the one of the few place in the world (maybe the only place?) that you can fire one of these as a civilian:

User submitted photo of Phnom Penh

It's not cheap, but it's actually pretty easy to do. How I did it:

  • The only way to do it is through one of the specialty tours that offer it. I personally used Cambodia Shooting Club, but there are others that offer it as well. These guys have connections to the military on whose bases these tours are run
  • The prices are pretty steep: the RPG costs USD$450 per round ($500 listed price but it comes with a 10% discount). Bring cash USD with you. They prefer that. Aside from the RPG, you can also fire machine guns and throw hand grenades. (I don't recommend doing hand grenades; the risk factor is much higher than firing a gun). Here's their full price list
  • I just emailed them through the website and they got back to me really quick. Everything was arranged via email in 30 minutes. They picked me up from my hotel in PP the next day and dropped me off at the airport after I was done for free
  • I went by myself. They filmed me and took photos for me the entire time
  • Bring your own ear plugs (the rocket launcher is really loud). The ones they gave me was garbage (it was literally a piece of toilet paper). I ended up using the ones I bought in Canada for my flight - silicone ones that feel like play doh, like this: User submitted photo of Phnom Penh