The Knob Creek machine gun shoot is coming.
The shoot and show will be April 7, 8 and 9. If you’ve ever wanted to shoot a full auto .50 BMG, this is your chance. Would you want to try a Thompson machinegun or maybe an Uzi? It’s possible. I remember watching a friend shoot a Gatling gun. He did it at Knob Creek. There are other machine gun shoots, but Knob Creek, butted against the back side of Fort Knox, Kentucky, is special.
Besides the rentals there is an excellent gun show where you can find just about any gun part you need. The days of cheap ammo sales are gone, but you can still buy ammo not found at your local gun show.
Ear protection is a must (even if you just stand near the firing line!) and if you want rent a gun, make sure you have eye protection. The guns are usually soaking wet with oil and it all sprays back at you. There have been accidents, even deaths. So go into it with your eyes open.
The best part might be the night shoot. Watching the tracers bounce off the ground and float upward is amazing and magical. And just wait for the guy with the flame thrower to come out. Oh yes, you can rent a flame thrower. Even safely in back of the crowd you can feel the waves of heat wash over you and you have to wonder what it’s like for the guy in the reflective suit holding the gun.
So, bring money. Stack all the money you’re going to bring on a table at home. Put an identical stack next to it. Bring both. In this electronic age of smart phones and universal cell coverage, I’d still trust cash over a credit card.
Knob Creek is a rite of passage.
Just so you know, it’s crowded. Maybe evenly dangerously crowded and not a place for children. I haven’t been back in years, but I would recommend bringing bottled water, food and a couple lawn chairs in the back of your car. Your day or weekend pass gets you in and out of the gate so it’s possible to return to your car to sit down and have a bite to eat maybe even take a little snooze. Port-a-johns abound and you’ll want hand sanitizer. Stick around for the night shoot, but understand you’ll spend hours trying to get out after the show.
And if you have the time, stop off at the Patton Museum in Fort Knox.
See more at: http://www.knobcreekrange.com/