Watch LeBron James fire very, very large guns on New Year’s Eve (Video)

Before beginning their new year with selfies, red wine and more selfies, Miami Heat superstar LeBron James and his wife, Savannah Brinson, elected to bid farewell to 2013 by blowing off some steam and squeezing off a few rounds at Lock & Load Miami, a firing range and "machine gun experience" located "just a short drive" from the South Beach streets to which James took his talents nearly four years ago.

Here's LeBron shooting an Heckler & Koch MP5, which is a 9mm submachine gun:

And here he is firing the FN Herstal SAW M249, a belt-fed weapon that "provides infantry squads with the heavy volume of fire of a machine gun combined with accuracy and portability approaching that of a rifle."

TMZ cites a source as saying "LeBron and Savannah were 'very good shots' ... but LeBron had a slightly better aim," and that "Mr. and Mrs. James spent roughly two hours firing weapons [...] signing autographs and taking pictures." The couple reportedly took aim under the direct supervision of a former police officer/military reservist, which sounds about as "safe and controlled" as weapon-firing can be, I suppose. I am not 100 percent sure about the safety and control of the cameraman, however, who is lined up way too close to the, y'know, machine guns for my taste. (This is probably why I am not a gun enthusiast/wartime photographer/extreme stunt coordinator.)

Judging by the target photo shared by Lock and Load on Instagram, it appears that the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player is a pretty steady and accurate shot ... which, now that I think of it, you might expect from the guy leading the NBA in True Shooting percentage.

Hat-tips to Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin and Chris Littman of The Sporting News.

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