The bi-annual Machine Gun Shoot at Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Kentucky is coming up in just a couple of weeks. The three-day event, held this year on April 11, 12 and 13, draws attendees from all over the globe to the gun range outside of Louisville. Attendees can witness the spectacle of several day and night shoots as dozens of full-auto weapons sling tons (literally) of lead down range. In addition to spectating at the reserved main firing line of NFA collectors and enthusiasts, attendees can rent machine guns to shoot, compete in a number of shooting competitions and find great deals at the gun show which features hundreds of dealers and individuals from all over.
General admission for the event is $15/day for adults and $5/day for children under 12. On-site camping is also available starting at $20 per person. Unlike in past years where attendees would have to worry about the weather causing issues with vehicular access to the range, the new bridge makes it virtually impossible to get flooded out. Please note that Saturday April 12 coincides with the the Kentucky Derby Festival kick-off celebration in Downtown Louisville, so plan for traffic and accommodations accordingly.
Another great turnout at the spring 2013 Machine Gun Shoot at Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, KY last weekend. “Panic buying” still being in full swing and consumers willing to pay top dollar for guns and ammo kept prices high, so there weren’t too many great deals to be found, but it was still a lot of fun.
There is a biannual celebration of all things firearms related nestled in the hills of north-central Kentucky. Knob Creek Gun Range normally holds their Machine Gun Shoot and Military Gun Show in April and October, when people from all over the nation and from around the world make their trek to this Machine Gun Mecca. Shooting benches on the firing line are so popular and in such high demand that they must be reserved years in advance.
Unfortunately, both shooters and spectators alike this spring will be without the opportunity to attend what is billed as “The World’s Largest Machine Gun Shoot and Military Gun Show.” The Knob Creek Gun Range website has one of their famously good-natured banners splashed across the front page that reads “Too many floods, not enough bridge.” The website goes on with the crushing news: “NOTICE: KCR regrets to inform our fans and customers that due to major weather damage and unavoidable bridge reconstruction the 2012 Spring Machine Gun Shoot & Military Gun Show has been cancelled.” Continue reading