The pair seemed camera-shy after emerging from a Gun Sales shop with a large metal case.
She made a name for herself as the squeaky clean star of High School Musical.
But it would seem Vanessa Hudgens has developed more grown-up tastes of late after she and boyfriend Austin Butler visited a shooting range together on Friday.
And the 24-year-old actress certainly seemed as though as she had something to hide as she left the indoor centre, covering up her face with a large image of of a man pointing a gun to the head of another person.
Meanwhile, Austin, 21, was carrying a large metal case as he emerged from the gun sales section of the range.
The couple had started their day in a more relaxed fashion, heading off for a hike in Sherman Oaks, California, to kick start their morning with some activity.
But once again, they seemed particularly camera shy as they stepped out linking arms, with both covering their faces with baseball caps.
Vanessa looked dressed for activity in a sporty black ensemble and trainers, while Austin chose a hooded zip-through jumper, tracksuit bottoms and hiking shoes for their day out.
This isn't the first time Vanessa has displayed something of a penchant for guns, with the star previously posing in a series of photos in which she aimed a gun at the camera while she filmed Spring Breakers last year.
On Thursday, the actress spent the day partaking in her favourite hobby - yoga - before heading to a Los Angeles nail salon with her sister Stella.
Showing off the results of her almost daily yoga sessions, the brunette beauty flashed her washboard stomach in a hot pink vest, which she teamed with black leggings, a black sweat jacket, a beanie hat and pink-laced trainers.
After their pampering session, the girls headed out for a spot of well-earned lunch together.
Vanessa, who is fresh off her trip to New York with boyfriend Austin Butler, seems to be relishing the Los Angeles scenery of late, writing on her official website: 'Loveeee being back home in sunny LA for the Holidays! Specially love doing my morning hike in Runyon. Look at that blue sky.'
Earlier in the day, Vanessa and Austin - who try to fit in as much time together as possible - went for a couples' yoga session.
Soon Austin will be busy promoting his new series The Carrie Diaries, which premieres on The CW Network on January 14.
Meanwhile, Vanessa will be plugging her new films Gimme Shelter and Machete Kills.
Gun-toting: Vanessa has previously posed pointing a gun at a camera as she filmed scenes for Spring Breakers last year
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