i was wonderin if any body has been to or heard about this place. it sounds like a blast. you can rent flame throwers fully auto .50s and more fun toys. im intrested in stories and pics/videos.
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March 18, 2005, 01:05 PM
I think you are talking about the Knob Creek semi annual machine gun shoot.
Here (http://www.knobcreekshoot.com/) is a link.
Here (http://www.machinegunshoot.com/) is another.
Last I heard there was a ten year waiting list to get a spot on the firing line.
March 18, 2005, 01:16 PM
I've been several times , always an awesome show , always crowded , you can rent/shoot about any full auto you desire or watch others on the firing line blast away at junk cars etc..
If it's not too far for you every gun nut should go once .
March 18, 2005, 01:18 PM
I've drunk a fair amount of Knob Creek...
March 18, 2005, 01:45 PM
rwc I've drunk a fair amount of Knob Creek...
Thats good stuff.
March 18, 2005, 02:07 PM
There's a 10 year wait for a spot on the UPPER firing line. They do have rentals available tho.
It's very impressive.
4.5 hours from St. Louis city.
March 18, 2005, 02:08 PM
Used to go when I was younger. Went with my dad the first year (circa 1986). Haven't been back since '98.
Good place to take kids to have them view history in action. :)
The Patton Museum is a must see as well.
March 18, 2005, 02:26 PM
I'd be up another creek, sans paddle, if I were to ask SWMBO if I could go.
March 18, 2005, 09:37 PM
I've been there, with the rest of my family. All I can say is "Whoa! That place ROCKS!"
Ahh...machine guns, flamethrowers...yes....
March 18, 2005, 09:41 PM
Back in '97, when I went to my first one, we turned into the drive off Highway 44, and the windows were down.
We smelled the powder.
We knew we were home.
March 18, 2005, 10:09 PM
Being that it's only a 3.5 hour drive from my house, I've been there quite a few times. Have even participated in the assault weapons competition.
But I've got to be honest... the full-auto action on the main range bores me. I just enjoy walking though the pole barns and booths looking at stuff.
March 18, 2005, 11:18 PM
Yeah, I'm mostly into going and seeing friends that I get to see twice a year...