Knob Creek, who's going?


February 28, 2004, 08:16 AM
Ok, the Knob Creek MachineGun Shoot is scheduled for the first weekend in April, just 5 short weeks away. It looks like I'm actually going to be able to go this year. I'll have money and vacaton time at work. What better way to spend them than a weekend of full-auto fun?

So, who else is planning to be there? I know there is usually a large representation from THR, so I figured I'd hook up with some of y'all and have a fun weekend. I'll probably camp out, unless my future father-in-law is able to come, then we'll most likely stay in an area hotel. (He broke his back 20 years ago in a helicopter crash and sleeping on the ground is very rough on him.) If anyone that will be going has an extra sleeping bag and room in a tent, I'd be very grateful. That would save me from having to buy a tent and bag for one weekends' use. In return, I'll gladly help out with food, cooking, camp chores and tall-tale telling.

Given the large number of friendly people on this board, we should be able to have a big get-together. So, speak up, let's make plans for a great weekend of fun, friends and guns.


PS - Mods, any chance you can float this like you did for the SHOT Show thread? Thanks

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Greg L
February 28, 2004, 08:58 AM
Every six months we make plans on going & just like clockwork every 6 months something comes up in the emergency dept that prevents it :fire: .

That said, this year we are planning on coming down for the day on Sat. I'll have on my black ML hat & be surrounded by a herd of wide eyed 8 year olds (we're trying to bring most of my Cub Scout den & parents down with us :D ).


February 28, 2004, 10:17 AM
good chance this time around....

February 28, 2004, 11:01 AM
Id love to go, but dont have the 400 some dollars to fly out and stay at a hotel.

February 28, 2004, 12:18 PM
I'll be there. We go every time they have it. We only go on Saturday. It's about a 3 hour drive, but worth every minute of it.

February 28, 2004, 12:28 PM
Where is Knob Creek at?

February 28, 2004, 04:34 PM
That said, this year we are planning on coming down for the day on Sat. I'll have on my black ML hat & be surrounded by a herd of wide eyed 8 year olds (we're trying to bring most of my Cub Scout den & parents down with us ).

Greg, you're my kind of scout leader :D

Where is Knob Creek at?

4thhorseman, it's in the Louisville, KY metro area. About midway between the city proper and the Ft. Knox Army base.

Our company's inventory is that week, but if I can get them to count fast enough, I'll be there Saturday. The usual THR meeting place is behind the pole barn around high noon.

I guess this just became the official Knob Creek spring rallying thread.

Bogie, you're up!!

February 28, 2004, 09:57 PM
Unless something comes up last minute, we'll be there on Saturday only.

I know last time we did not get a chance to meet up (the cell phones just would not work) but we can ride together is anyone is interested.


February 28, 2004, 09:58 PM
I'm studyin' on it.

February 28, 2004, 10:03 PM
damn, that'd be almost a 7 hour drive from here, but it sure would be fun.

I'm assuming non full-auto types are welcome too, right? ;)

February 29, 2004, 01:18 AM
Ah, who's going? To heck with that, i'd like to see what you're taking! :) mmmmmm... full auto goodness...

February 29, 2004, 03:00 AM

Helping the Crest Ultrasonic Cleaner rep set up and demo their system (and buying ammo, of course),8

February 29, 2004, 03:18 PM
Okay... Looking like Bogie's Bus will be driving down either Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Arne's got a table this year, so we're actually gonna be organized... Yeah, right...

Arne and Linda _may_ get married on the range... Depends upon temperature of feet, among other things (grin).

If that happens, I get to carry the shotgun.

We're camping, and will have room for guests.

Bring your own bedding. If you're bringing someone who doesn't like to sleep on the ground, bring a cot or a lawn chair.

1995 Chevy 3/4 ton Jayco conversion van, Missouri plates, with a giant blow-up Shiner Bock bottle on the roof and a grey canopy tent next door.

March 1, 2004, 12:54 AM
I should be there again this spring. My time is usually limited though :rolleyes: .

I have never been able to meet any THRers there so far but if there are dates/times/locations posted here I would love to.

It takes me a whole 30 minutes to drive there from my house! :neener:


March 1, 2004, 06:58 AM
ah yes nothing like the annual pilgrimage to KC,,the old bolt rifle shoot, and the semi shoot,,and of course the night shoot on the main range,,(had a video camera along one time, that when the 50s opened up,,,it would go out of focus,,had to put it on manual:what: so it wouldnt fuzz out,,),,we always stayed at brooks (not as crowded as shepardsville),

we always try to go once a yr,,keeps the wife happy,,(she has family at louisville,,and I get to spend the day or 2 at the creek,,:D )

March 27, 2004, 12:26 AM
Are we still on for next weekend? Is it next weekend?

March 27, 2004, 12:36 AM
I'm driving the suburban up Fri afternoon, coming back to Nashville area Sat. late noon if any want to ride. Plenty o room. The more the merrier.

March 27, 2004, 07:55 PM
Any more thoughts on caravaning (sp) from TN? Or hooking up while there?


March 27, 2004, 09:42 PM
if anyone is going up for just like saturday from the mid tenn area, and wouldnt mind a co-pliot id be willing to be talked into it. i can drive a stick as good to switch off driving ;). Just dont want to camp or spend much money on such an outting.

March 29, 2004, 10:52 AM
The camping bunch will be generally gathered around the van - going to try to be toward the top of the ridge...

Meeting place for THR will be high noon, eastern time, IN FRONT of the pole barn, on Saturday.

March 29, 2004, 03:05 PM
< It takes me a whole 30 minutes to drive there from my house!

Me too. Hey, you aren't me, are you?

March 29, 2004, 04:23 PM
I've not been in about 4 years, but I'll be there this Saturday. I don't mean to piss in anyone's cornflakes, but it seems like the last time I was there they weren't allowing any loaded weapons in except for the class 3 guys on the line. Anyone know for sure one way or another?

March 29, 2004, 08:02 PM
It takes me a whole 30 minutes to drive there from my house! Me too. Hey, you aren't me, are you? :scrutiny: Uh, I don't know but don't forget to take me with you Saturday!

Stickman, I don't think you can have ANY loaded weapons in there unless you are firing at the range. I saw them putting ties on some guns when I went in last year. (I didn't take any guns in last year. :rolleyes: )

I am pretty sure those are the rules. You are not searched AFAIK for CCW weapons. - No metal detectors or anything that I could see.

They asked me if I had any firearms. I didn't.


March 29, 2004, 11:14 PM
Knob Creek is a COLD range. Loading is done only on the line. There were signs all over the place this past October.

my two cents


March 30, 2004, 09:45 AM
Fahchrissake! Some of you folks are as bad as the zero tolerance ????weeds who are ruining our schools!

1. It's a range. I'll bet YOUR home range has a "no loaded weapons except on the firing line" policy. Deal with it.

2. It's a gun show. They don't want stupid people doing stupid things, or even smart people doing stupid things. That happens, and it only takes ONE nasty incident to close the place down. Deal with it.

3. It's private property. It's Kenny's rules. Deal with it. And don't even THINK about blowing up one of his outhouses.

4. It's the BIGGEST Class III event in the country. I don't think that anyone has to worry about muggers, thieves, or even the dreaded mutant zombies.

March 30, 2004, 10:20 AM
Some of you folks are as bad as the zero tolerance ????weeds who are ruining our schools!

Amen - I have been at KC once or twice and simply follow the rules, when I am your house I follow your rules it is as simple as that. IF you do not allow smoking inside, I do not smoke; if you don't allow foul language, I don't swear (don't anyway). Just a simple way to get along.[

March 30, 2004, 11:16 AM
Nothing wrong with Cold Range rules. Me, I prefer to shoot at places where Hot Range rules prevail, but no biggie either way. Thinking about it, if I were the one buying the liability insurance, I'd like Cold Range rules better than I do as a shooter.

I'm moving this over to Rallying Point, which is probably a better place for it.


March 31, 2004, 04:10 PM
Headding up Thursday AM in motorcamper with wife and the Guncraft gunsmith.

Gonna be at the Crest Ultrasonic tent behind the pole barn most of the time during the day.

April 4, 2004, 09:20 AM
Just got back. Pretty good time as usual. Didn't notice till just now some of the hyper reaction (ahem Bogie ) to me suggesting you don't bring loaded guns in. Was just trying to let some of you know who hadn't been before, knowing how some people are about carrying their weapons everywhere.

Oleg Volk
April 5, 2004, 02:34 AM
Personally, I decided not to return based on the prohibiltion against carrying sidearms. Same for the local gun shows. Enough of that nonesense from our enemies not to let our allies get away with it.

April 5, 2004, 11:03 AM
Just got back and I'm a little confused re the sidearms issue. The rules as I read them were that you could not have ammunition in a weapon unless you were on one of the ranges. I saw plenty of guns in holsters while there and saw several longarms carried around (even cleaned some of them). They all had zip ties through the action, but there they were. I also saw mag carriers that had mags in them, perhaps even full mags. Considering the amount of gun handling going on I thought these rules were reasonable as they were intended to help insure the safety of the attendees.

The new pole barn is very nice allowing wider aisles and much better lighting. The old one is going to be replaced with a matching version of the new one.

Cleaned tons of cosmo covered SKSs from Coles and almost as many of the M44s they sold. They kept sending folks down to us to get their goopy guns de-gooped and we kept cleaning them. A dozen HKs, ARs, and AKs were cleaned and we even cleaned a Browning 30 cal beltfed and an M60. The worst thing was a trio of Maxim kits that seemingly had been packed in enough cosmoline to give each part an even 1/4 inch covering of that stuff:barf: . While it only took 5 to 7 minutes to clean a 2,000 round HK or AR or AK to fresh from the factory clean it took an hour on each of the Mixim kits. Won't do that again.

I was very unhappy with several groups of jerk campers that whooped and hollered until the wee hours of the morning, left large fires unattended in the windy conditions, and blared music well into the night. For $10 a head per day for primative (no bathhouse, hook ups, water, etc.) camping KCR should divide the camp area into adult and dumb ass zones so that we wouldn't have to put up with such behavior. If not, I'm tempted to take my money to the KOA next time. At least they have a bathhouse and people don't act like jerks.

April 5, 2004, 11:37 AM
Did you say anything to the DA's, or mention it to Security?
I've found a calm face to face does wonders. When that fails, security is told and they slowly get on it.

April 5, 2004, 02:23 PM
I admit it - we got somewhat noisy... Not hugely noisy tho, and there was a little distance between us and the neighbors...

April 5, 2004, 04:43 PM
I should have, but just tried to get back to sleep. Good advice and I'll take it next year.

Bogie, these guys made you folks sound like a monastary on a vow of silence. Yahoooing contests, ape calls, leaping through huge fires were just evidence of too much youthfull exuberance accelerated with alcohol.

I'm an old whitewater boater and have seen many a thing around a campfire that most folks wouldn't admit, but us wet-heads always made a point of not disturbing others in the campground.

I'll take dadman's advice next year and ask the marshals to remind them of common courtesy.

April 6, 2004, 05:19 PM
Or, better yet, coordinate with us, and we'll launch an assault if someone near us gets weird...

April 6, 2004, 05:41 PM
Its perfectly legal to ignore their prohibition against carrying. Just don't reveal it, as they can tell you to leave.

This is not legal advice, yada.


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