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 October 9, 10 & 11 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.