Any Knob Creek vets out there?


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clintpup
October 6, 2005, 03:33 PM
Hello all, I am going to the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot on Oct. 16 and I was wondering what to expect... As far as the rentals go... should I expect there to be long lines? I am going on a Saturday after all... Also, I see on the website that the .50 range is only open to "authorized personnel" now, what does that mean... I'm assuming it means that it is now off limits to us peons... Anyone know what that is all about? Thanks.

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trickyasafox
October 6, 2005, 04:04 PM
lol i thought you were talking about the booze :neener:

harvester of sorrow
October 6, 2005, 04:53 PM
All of the upper range (the main firing line) is off-limits for non-shooters. There is a fence which separates spectators from the shooters. However, there are always guns for rent on the main line: an old hand-cranked gatling gun, an M2HB, usually a minigun, and flamethrowers....none of them are exactly cheap to shoot though. At least once a day during an extended cease-fire, they open the gates and let the spectators walk down range and get a slightly better view of the guns.

The lower range (couple hundred yards through the woods) has a more formal gun rental operation, again, prices aren't cheap, but they are a little more reasonable.

The gun show is excellent, but if you're planning on serious shopping, Friday is a much better day if you can manage it because the crowds will be a good bit smaller. Saturday is THE big day w/ huge crowd. Saturday also has the night shoot, though, which everyone should see at least once. I can practically guarantee you've never seen anything like it. :evil: :D :evil:

El Tejon
October 6, 2005, 05:45 PM
Make sure you hit the Patton Museum and the U.S. Cav sale while you are there. As well, if coming from the North, swing by Kiesler's in Indiana for oddball sales, e.g. "guns in a bag" sales (LE sales of confiscated guns from Chicago, New York City, etc. all thrown in a bag for $100).

Molon Labe
October 6, 2005, 07:30 PM
Nah, forget U.S. Calvery. Hit Gold Nugget Army Surplus (http://www.goldnuggetsurplus.com/), instead. :cool:

I've been to the KCR shoot three times. I may go next week.

Will you be camping?

These are the basic things to see/do:

1. Watch the guys shoot their full auto guns on the main range.
2. Peruse the gun show.
3. Bring your gun(s) and participate in the various shooting competitions that are going on at the other ranges.
4. Rent a gun.
5. Sit by the campfire and drink beer. (Only if camping.)

To be honest, I get tired of doing #1 after about 5 minutes. But don't miss the Saturday night shoot! :cool: #2 is fun, and it's what I enjoy doing most during the day. I've done #3 (assault weapon competition), but it's best to sign up weeks or months in advance. I've never done #4. And I never miss out on #5!

Bring earplugs! And if you're with other people, two-way radios are nice to have.

simon
October 7, 2005, 12:40 PM
LE sales of confiscated guns from Chicago, New York City, etc. all thrown in a bag for $100).

WHAT!!?????? :what:
I never wanted more then ever to move out of Ca than I do right now after hearing this... :(

Yep, don't miss the night shoot! It's a blast.
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I won't make it this year but will probably go in the spring.
Its nice working p/t at an airline, my ticket to Louisville and back from LA cost $90-, just didn't plan on it this year.
Knob Creek is, quite literally, the bomb.

Slimjim
October 7, 2005, 10:31 PM
How much are the flamethrowers to rent btw, im thinking of going next year. Im also wondering, is there a long range competition?

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