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Aug 21 2013
Knob Creek Gun Range of Louisville KY
Louisville KY’s Knob Creek Gun Range is a shooting range that is a cut above the rest. Our broad, expansive gun shooting facility greets its patrons with a 350 yard outdoor shooting range making it ideal for shooting various firearms such as pistols, rifles, shotguns and other guns. Patrons who do not have guns or simply are not carrying guns can rent from a wide selection of used guns from Knob Creek Gun Range at reasonable prices.
For those beginning to explore the sport of shooting, our gun range facility in West Point, KY offers educational classes. We offer highly competent gun instructors who will teach you the basic information of gun safety. They will also demonstrate basic shooting skills. To expedite the learning process of new shooters.
Knob Creek Range also provides a wide variety of pistols, rifles, shotguns, ammo and a gallery of accessories, holsters, knives and optics.
Join Our Growing Membership
For a minimal amount of $100.00 per year, you can enjoy unlimited shooting range time during regular hours. If you want to bring your entire family, family membership is priced at $150.00 per year (this includes you, your spouse and your children under the age of 18).
Come and join today by calling 502-922-4457. We are conveniently located just one mile off Dixie Highway on Highway 44.
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Jan 25 2011
Machine Gun Shoot
The Machine Gun Shoot is a bi-annual event, typically held on the second weekend of April and October. The next Machine Gun Shoot takes place on April 10, 11 & 12 2015.
Click here to view the Machine Gun Shoot schedule The participants are machine gun dealers, collectors and enthusiasts from all over the country. The Machine Gun Shoot itself consists of three days of machine gun shooting, dealer displays, shooting competitions and a spectacular Saturday Night Shoot. The machine gunners are shooting at a wide variety of used appliances, abandoned vehicles, and barrels of fuel with pyrotechnic charges attached. The pyrotechnic charges are painted orange for the shooter to see. The charges are set off by the impact of the bullets, creating large mushroom clouds and fireballs from hell! (Click here to see a video of one of our machine gun shoots) Their objective is to destroy everything down range. A wide variety of rare and exotic weaponry will be on display for all to see, such as Water Cooled Brownings, Mini-guns, AK-47′s, MG-42′s, Tommy Guns, M-16′s, Vickers belt fed, Uzi’s, MP5′s & many others too numerous to mention. A big thank you to our sponsors.
The Military Gun Show has drawn dealers from across the country to buy, sell and trade rifles, pistols, shotguns, and machine guns. They also will be selling ammo, military surplus, hard to find gun parts and much more. The gun show consists of over 900 tables and is set up in a large lighted pole barn adjacent to the firing line and Clubhouse. Security is on patrol at all times. Knob Creek cordially invites you to come and support the second amendment, “the right to keep and bear arms“. For vendor information please contact Gina at KnobCreekRange@aol.com.
Admission is $15 per person per day and children under 12 are $5 per day.
- Knob Creek is a Cold Range. This means NO loaded Firearms of any kind may be carried on Knob Creek property. All Firearms must be declared and zip tied with magazines out at the admission gate.
- No ATVs will be allowed for personal transportation. There are courtesy transports available to transport people and their merchandise to and from the parking lot as well as the gun show area and lower ranges.
- NO PETS ALLOWED
- Camping at Knob Creek Gun Range is offered on a first come first serve basis and is pro-rated. Those arriving Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday will pay $50.00 per person, campers setting up Thursday will pay $40.00 per person, campers setting up Friday will pay $30.00 per person and campers setting up Saturday will pay $20.00 per person. Campers under 18 are free if accompanied by their parents. Be advised there are no electric or water hookups, however Port-A- Pots are available.
- General admission — Adults $15.00 a day. Children under 12 $5.00 a day.
- Get a copy of past Machine Gun Shoot videos for $30 + $5 shipping by calling 502-922-4457 or e-mail us at KnobCreekRange@aol.com.
- Hearing and eye protection is strongly recommended and available.
- Information packets for the Assault Rifle Competition, Old Military Bolt Action Rifle Competition, KCR National Subgun Competition, KCR Practical Pistol Competition, & KCR Assault Shotgun Competition now available here.
- Subgun Jungle Walk is Friday and Saturday only on the lower range. $20 if you have your own gun and ammo or $40 if you use our Uzi (includes ammo), 9am till 7pm. Report to the Jungle Walk early for squading.
- Machine gun rentals available Saturday and Sunday on the lower range. Saturday 9am till 7pm. Sunday 9am to 3pm. For a complete list of guns available send an e-mail to KnobCreekRange@aol.com.
- Open shooting is allowed on the lower range. The price is $10 per person for a single relay of 90 minutes. Report to the range early for squading.
- The shooting of tracers will be allowed weather permitting.
- Handicap parking available.
K.C.R. National Subgun Competition
The open bolt and closed bolt Subgun Competition will be held on Friday and Saturday, at the Subgun Range directly south of the main range. A range briefing will be held at 8:00 a.m. each day, with the competition starting promptly at 8:30 a.m. There will be one or more competitive stages set up for the competition. Calibers allowed are .380 and larger. NO 22’s! You will need at least 100 rds of ammo and several magazine changes are required. HEARING AND EYE PROTECTION ARE MANDATORY! NOTICE: The Subgun Range will be run as a “cold” range. Please see “rules summary” 5.0 for a description. We are squading all shooters as they sign up. Please choose Friday or Saturday AND list times that are convenient for you. Only ONE run per class (open/closed/iron/optics) per person will be allowed. If you have any questions, please call us at the range (502) 922-4457. All entries (including “No-Shows”) are non-refundable and non-transferable. Download Subgun Registration Form (PDF – Requires Adobe Reader)
Assault Rifle Competition
The Assault Rifle Competition will require a minimum of 30 rounds with at least one magazine change likely. The course has a starting circle where all instructions are explained. There are 4 shooting positions: the first is off hand standing, there are 5 steel plates and a bonus target. You are shooting left to right wiht one shot per target. The second position is the same as the first, 5 steel targets and a bonus always left to right in sequence. The third is sitting, there will be 5 steel targets on the hill shooting left to right with one shot per target. Also at the bottom of the hill is a paper target , you will shoot at it 5 times. Somewhere for semi rifles there must be a magazine change, doesn’t matter where. The fourth position is prone, there will be 5 steel targets same as before shooting left to right, then the clock stopper. You will shoot at this target until you knock it down, this stops the clock. All steel targets will be done as 1 shot per target going from left to right. A target shot out of sequence will be called a missed target and a 10 second penalty will be assessed. In addition, there will be a bonus target on each stage. If hit you will have ten seconds removed from your total time. If missed there is no penalty. The object of this competition is to end up with the lowest possible time. Your score is based on moving time, target score and penalty score. The target distances will be from 50 yards to 125 yards. Ammo pouches, mag pouches and jungle clip magazines will be allowed. Any semi or full auto with semi capabilities with or without a scope can be used. Range officer’s decision is final! HEARING AND EYE PROTECTION ARE MANDATORY! To ensure your position, please register in advance. Only one run per competition (assault/bolt) per person will be allowed. “No shows” are non-refundable and non-transferable. Download Assault Rifle Registration Form (PDF – Requires Adobe Reader)
Old Military Bolt Action Rifle Competition
Old Military Bolt Action Rifle Competition will require a minimum of 30 rounds. The course has a starting circle where all instructions are explained. There are 4 shooting positions: the first is off hand standing, there are 5 steel plates and a bonus target. You are shooting left to right with one shot per target. The second position is the same as the first, 5 steel targets and a bonus always left to right in sequence. The third is sitting, there will be 5 steel targets on the hill shooting left to right with one shot per target. Also at the bottom of the hill is a paper target , you will shoot at it 5 times. Somewhere for semi rifles there must be a magazine change, doesn’t matter where. The fourth position is prone, there will be 5 steel targets same as before shooting left to right, then the clock stopper. You will shoot at this target until you knock it down, this stops the clock. All steel targets will be done as 1 shot per target going from left to right. A target shot out of sequence will be called a missed target and a 10 second penalty will be assessed. In addition, there will be a bonus target on each stage. If hit you will have ten seconds removed from your total time. If missed there is no penalty. The object of this competition is to end up with the lowest possible time. Your score is based on moving time, target score and penalty score. The target distances will be from 50 yards to 125 yards. Military issue guns only, can’t be modified at all only a few sniper rifles had scopes. Stripper clips and mag pouches will be allowed. Range officer’s decision is final! If you have any questions please call us at (502) 922-4457. “No shows” are non-refundable and non-transferable. HEARING AND EYE PROTECTION ARE MANDATORY! Download Bolt Action Rifle Registration Form (PDF – Requires Adobe Reader)
K.C.R. Shotgun Competition
- The weapon must conform to the general configuration of production weapons (as opposed to factory custom shops) with only slight modification to sights, barrel length and trigger weight.
- Maximum barrel length is 22” on any firearm.
- No add on recoil compensators. (porting, such as Magna Port, Keeper or Pro Port , which do not add length to the weapon is acceptable)
- No add on devices to enhance reloading.
- No optical sights or dot sights.
- No flimsy device of any kind unsuitable for the rigors of duty use shall be allowed.
- The weapon shall not weigh more than 2 ounces more than its original factory weight (empty). (Magazine extensions or metallic sights which approximate optional factory equipment will qualify).
- No slugs. Buckshot or Birdshot of any size is allowed.
ALL SHOOTERS MUST WEAR HEARING AND EYE PROTECTION! Remember space is limited so sign up in advance to assure your spot in the competition. Only one run per person will be allowed. “No shows” are non-refundable & non-transferable. Download Shotgun Registration Form (PDF – Requires Adobe Reader)
K.C.R. Practical Pistol Competition
The lowest cumulative time wins the Competition (total of times for each stage + penalties). Each stage will begin with the tone of the timer and end with the last shot fired. Paper targets must have at least 7 points to be neutralized. A sample target will be available to view at the match.
No caliber smaller than 9mm. A power factor for minor calibers (9mm, 38, and 38 super) is 125. For major calibers (357, 45acp and up) are 165. To calculate the power factor, multiply bullet weight x velocity and divide by 1000.
No speed holsters allowed. No compensated guns allowed. Holsters and mag pouches must be worn behind the hip. That is usually within 3”of the seams of your pants. No cross draw holsters allowed. No shoulder holsters allowed. All shooters must wear eye and ear protection at all times.
This is a Practical Pistol Competition. Your pistol must be something that you would and could wear concealed. Safety is our first concern. If you handle your weapon in an unsafe manner, you will be D.Q.ed at the discretion of the Range Officer. If you do a 180, that is turn around or point your weapon up range, loaded or unloaded, you will automatically be D.Q.ed! Do not handle your weapon until you are instructed by the Range Officer. The Pistol Competition will be run as a cold range, which is no loaded weapons except on the firing line under the supervision of a R.O. Remember space is limited, only one run per person. “No shows” are non-refundable and non-transferable. Download K.C.R. Pistol Registration Form (PDF – Requires Adobe Reader)
KCR Jungle Walk
The Jungle Walk is a sub-caliber (pistol cal. only) sub-machine-gun course, laid out in a wooded area setting next to the creek. The course is a walking trail. The shooter negotiates with a loaded sub-machine-gun in hand, with the range-controller following behind. The brave sub-machine-gunner has 50 rounds of ammo and is looking for 18 metal (enemy) targets. He has to ration his shots out on Full Auto in order to not run out of ammo and engage each target. The Jungle Walk controller does not tell the shooter if he has hit the target when he fires (exceptions are the very young, very old or if they ask for help). No help in sensing targets if the shooter wants to compete. Many just want to shoot the Uzi for the first time in an interesting setting, so therefore are not competitors. Targets: We score target hits first. Then the time it took to go from the start line to the round hitting the last target. The targets are blended into the wooded surroundings except for four of them. These four targets are close together and are painted orange. The shooter is supposed to spray with one continuous burst these four and is scored for area fire. All 14 other targets are engaged individually and require an actual hit on each one. Debriefing: When the shooter has finished the course, his sub-machine-gun is cleared. He is told how many targets he has hit and his time for the course. He is then escorted back to the starting line where the next shooter is waiting for his try in the vaunted “Jungle Walk”. The Jungle Walk runs on Friday and Saturday from 9am to. (Good Lord willin and the Creek don’t rise). Report to range early for squading. The cost is $20 to shoot if you have your own gun and ammo or $40 to shoot if you use our Uzi (ammo included). This fee is paid at the Jungle Walk on the day you shoot.
Jan 12 2011
Future Machine Gun Shoot Dates. Mark your calendars.
April 10, 11 & 12, 2015
October 9, 10 & 11, 2015
April 8, 9 & 10, 2016
October 14, 15 & 16, 2016
April 7, 8 & 9, 2017
October 13, 14 & 15, 2017
April 13, 14 & 15, 2018
October 12, 13 & 14, 2018
April 12, 13 & 14, 2019
October 11, 12 & 13, 2019
Dec 08 2010
Knob Creek Gun Range stocks a wide range of guns and ammunition for sale. Some brands we stock are listed below.
Dec 08 2010
- FOR PERSONAL PROTECTION/SELF DEFENSE
Self defense is the most universal and basic human right. Denying one the means to defend one’s self could be the most grievous crime against humanity imaginable. Human enslavement? Genocide? Terrible, yes, but much less likely against an armed populace. Hitler’s Holocaust (and a world war) both began by disarming the German people. Coupled with the knowledge and ability to use them properly, gun ownership is the only single human right that ensures all other human rights will not be violated.
-BECAUSE THE FOUNDING FATHERS WANTED ME TO
Another excellent reason to be well-versed in in the use of guns is that our Founding Fathers wanted Americans armed, skilled and ready to use them at any time - more for protection against a totalitarian government than anything else. An armed citizenry is a powerful force that can’t easily be forced to concede its freedoms of speech, property, or worship to any power, foreign or domestic. See the second amendment in the Bill of Rights: View the Bill of Rights
- BECAUSE IT LOWERS CRIME
Time after time, studies show that when legal gun ownership increases, crime decreases and that many, if not most, instances of self defense don’t even require the firing of a gun - its presence is usually enough. Police cannot protect all citizens, and even if they could, they’re not obligated to do so. Ultimately, one must accept responsibility for one’s own security. No one’s going to do it for you.
- FOR HUNTING/SPORT SHOOTING
Hunting is a great reason to own a gun - or several. Different game calls for different firearms, so there’s good reason to own a number of shootin’ irons, if you hunt various game. Owning guns only for hunting is pretty common in the US... though many hunters, through exposure to and experience with firearms, become comfortable with them and often own guns for other purposes as well. When someone is just beginning to hunt, it’s best for that person to have every ethical advantage, so hunting doesn’t become boring or tedious.
- FOR COMPETITIVE OR SPORT SHOOTING
Some folks just enjoy the challenge of punching paper with their guns. Shooting accurately is a challenge, and many create a sense of achievement from being able to put their shots exactly where they want them to go. Competitive shooting helps some shooters improve focus and gives them a sense of belonging, as well as a sense of achievement when they are able to shoot better than their fellow competitors.
- BECAUSE IT’S COOL
A weak reason, but true nonetheless. Guns really are kinda cool.
- BECAUSE MY PARENTS OWNED GUNS
A family legacy of gun ownership is often a factor in gun ownership. Many of us got our first guns as gifts from parents. When parents exemplify proper gun-handling and firearms knowledge, there is a much greater chance that the recipient of this legacy will embrace it.
- FOR SOCIAL REASONS
Some gun owners own guns simply so to take part in social shooting activities, such as sporting clays, cowboy action shooting, and the like. This type of “social shooting” can become an enjoyable hobby in lieu of golf or traditional team or individual sports, except it’s a lot louder.
- AS AN INVESTMENT
Guns rarely decline in value, provided they are bought at a non-inflated price and are not abused or heavily used... and some poppers may rise dramatically in value over just a few years’ time. Some folks see certain guns as an investment, and are content to prop them in a corner and let their value grow.
- FOR HISTORICAL REASONS
Some owners like guns merely for their historical value. Perhaps a certain gun which has been celebrated in history, such as the old Kentucky rifle or the original Colt Peacemaker revolver, may pique a collector’s sense of history. Others prefer military arms, with definite significance to those of us whose families have served in the military during wartime. Many guns are pieces of history as much as they are tools for gamegetting or self-preservation. It’s important to preserve that history, lest we forget.
- MECHANICAL ENGINEERING INTERESTS
Most firearms are mechanical marvels. They are fine machines, which, like any other machine, perform a job. Like a fine car, they often combine engineering genius with raw power, with results that many people would consider beautiful... even while others shake their heads in wonder because they just don’t get it.
- MY OWN REASONS
No matter what you do, there will be people in the world who hate you for doing it, whether it’s owning a gun, drinking coffee, or growing a beard. Let your reasons be your own... (for now) we Americans are still free to do as we choose. At KCR, we naturally recommend gun ownership, but make your own choice. Don’t let politicians, TV news anchors, or anyone else do your thinking for you.
AND THE FINAL REASON: JUST BECAUSE DEMOCRATS DON’T WANT YOU TO!
Different states have different laws; you need to check with your local police or sheriff’s office as to the laws in your area. Do not carry concealed unless you have a valid concealed carry permit. Kentucky does have open carry, but be careful, some officials might not think to highly of you packing a pistol out in the open. Remember that there are certain places where you cannot bring your firearm so check local ordinances before carrying your handgun there.
Gun safety basics: - Treat every firearm as if it were loaded.
- Keep muzzle of gun pointed in a safe direction.
- Never hand a loaded firearm to anyone.
- Remove the magazine from semi autos and check the chamber to see if it is loaded.
- Know your target and what’s beyond.
- Keep ammo and firearm separate where children can't reach them and always use a trigger lock.
- Never horseplay with firearms.
- Never put your finger on the trigger until you are ready to fire.
- Always check the barrel for any obstructions before firing.
- No alcohol or drugs ever with guns or anything else for that matter. Clean your firearm after every use to keep them in top working condition.
- Always use hearing and eye protection when shooting.
Taking care of your gun:
- Firearms must be cleaned after every use.
- For the most thorough cleaning, field strip the firearm following the owner’s manual and clean each part separately.
- If possible clean the barrel from the breech end of the firearm using a bore guide.
- Clean your firearm on a cleared table or bench.
- Keep your attention solely on cleaning your gun.
- When using cleaning solvents make sure to use them in a well ventilated area.
The different basic types of guns: - Handguns are revolvers or semi auto pistols
- Rifles are single shot, bolt action, pump action, semi auto and full auto which are also known as machine guns
- Shotguns are single shot, pump action, bolt action and semi auto.
That is just a personal thing. Most of the high capacity guns have larger grips and are usually hard for small hands to hold.
For personal protection look for a firearm you can use easily. Again smaller framed guns are usually more desirable for concealed carry purposes. Revolvers, being the easiest guns to function, are highly recommended for first time gun owners.
Are you looking for a personal protection gun, target practice or something for competitive shooting? Stop by our store and we will be happy to show you guns that fit your personal needs.
No. Concealed deadly weapon (CCDW) license are for self defense. The CCDW class spends a considerable amount of time discussing when use of deadly force is justifiable.
Most women and smaller framed shooters prefer a caliber with less recoil. That would be .22 lr., .32 acp, .380, 9mm and .38 special.
Most always a smaller gun is preferred for concealed carry. They are available in most calibers and its best if you hold several different ones to see which one is more comfortable in your hand.
Unload it and lock it up. Consider a gun safe and / or gun lock. Always store the ammunition separately from the gun. Talk to your children about guns. For information on how to talk to your children about guns look at the site http://www.kidsandguns.org
Stainless steel is less subject to wear and corrosion. Blue steel is less noticeable and it is less reflective which reduces the glare when using the site.
This depends on how you intend to use the gun. The longer the barrel the more accurate the gun will be. The shorter the barrel the easier the gun is to conceal. Ultimately, you will have to decide if you want to have a gun that is a balance of the two or have different guns for different activities.
Generally smaller caliber ammunition is quieter
The instructors that do our CCDW classes are also available for personal firearms training. You need to contact one of them to schedule a time for your training. We also have a company called Iron Sight Group that is usually available on the weekends for training. Their phone number is 270-668-7345.
Smaller caliber guns with less recoil are better starter guns. We recommend that you spend time on the range to find what feels best.
Firearms, knives, batons, throwing stars and other items that could cause injury or even death to another person.
Classes for being issued a Concealed Weapon permit are required by Kentucky law. We offer the CCDW classes here at the range on the 3rd Saturday and Sunday of the month starting at 9am, and the last Saturday of the month too.
There are several safety features on guns and some have more than one. The most common is a safety lever or button that will lock the trigger. Another feature is a “grip safety” that ensures the gun cannot be fired unless it is being held properly. Some models also have the "Ultra Safety Assurance" or "USA" trigger system that requires a proper finger position on the trigger to avoid accidental discharge.
There are three basic rules that determine recoil:
1.The mass of the gun – All things being equal, a heavier gun will have softer recoil.
2. The mass of the projectile – All things being equal, a lighter bullet/shot will have softer recoil.
3.The speed of the projectile – All other things being equal, a faster bullet will have heavier recoil, and the recoil will feel subjectively ’sharper’, since the recoil happens more quickly.
Generally a lower caliber gun will have less recoil. We recommend handling several guns to see what feels comfortable and best fits your hand. Once you have narrowed down your choices we have rentals available to allow you to try similar guns.
We sell a wide variety of guns here at Knob Creek. Stop in and have our staff show you our selection.
If you have a revolver you need to push the cylinder release forward or back, depending on what brand revolver you own and swing the cylinder out to the left side of the gun. Put your ammo into each cylinder hole. Push the cylinder back into the revolver and you are ready to fire. If you have a semi auto magazine fed pistol you need to remove the magazine, load the ammo into the magazine by pushing the ammo down into the magazine with slight pressure to the rear. Repeat until magazine is full. Insert magazine into the pistol and you are ready to fire. If you have a derringer, most of those have barrels that hinge up or down. Release barrel and open, insert ammo into the open chambers and close the barrels up. You are ready to fire.
Guns in the 38 cal. to 9mm are popular with most women. Of course the most important issue is to practice with it and feel comfortable and confidant handling your firearm.
GOT A QUESTION?
Aug 21 2013
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Aug 21 2013
Enjoy The Sport Of Shooting At Shepherdsville KY’s Best Shooting Range
Knob Creek Gun Range is a shooting facility just 12 miles west of Shepherdsville KY offering a 350 yard outdoor range for firearms such as pistols, rifles and shotguns. Sports enthusiasts who enjoy the sport of shooting are welcome to enjoy our expansive shooting range on which a broad range of used guns are available for rent to patrons.
Our gun range facility is equipped with highly qualified gun instructors who will teach you the basics of gun safety and shooting. Specifically, its subjects include ‘Hunter Education Classes’ and ‘CCDW’ (Concealed Carry Deadly Weapon) Classes.
Knob Creek Gun Range offers a wide arrange of products for sale such as guns, ammo, accessories, holsters, optics, and even souvenir products. We offer a variety of choices of guns for sale such as pistols, rifles, shotguns, lower receivers, revolvers, lever action, centerfire and many other firearms.
Join Us As A Member Now
Being a member at Knob Creek Range can greatly reduce shooting costs as you can enjoy unlimited range time during normal hours of operation. Individual memberships are available at the low cost of $100 per year. If you want to enroll your family, Family Memberships are available at $150.00 annually (this includes you, your spouse and your children under the age of 18). You can also enjoy random double-secret bonuses all year round.
No appointment necessary. We are open from 9am to 6pm Wednesday through Monday, closed on Tuesday.