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Knob Creek Gun Range, West Point

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Fun & Games Shooting Range
Knob Creek Gun Range (also referred to as Knob Creek Range or simply Knob Creek) is a 350 yard outdoor shooting range located in Bullitt County, Kentucky, near the community of West Point, Kentucky. The range is a former military-munitions test range. As well as being open all year around, the gun range also hosts a biannual gun show in April and October, which is billed as the "World's Largest Machine Gun Shoot and Military Gun Show". The range also hosts a number of shotgun, pistol, assault rifle, old military bolt-action and "subgun" competitions in April and October.

Machine gun shoot

Held in April and October, "The World's Largest Machine Gun Shoot and Military Gun Show" is an event that draws machine gun dealers, collectors and enthusiasts from all over the country. The Machine Gun Shoot itself consists of several rounds of firing at a wide variety of appliances, vehicles and pyramids of tires. Participants also have the opportunity to shoot at barrels of fuel with pyrotechnic charges attached, which explode when struck by bullets. The objective for these shooters is to destroy everything down range. The presence of many rare and powerful fully automatic weapons also draws many visitors, with firearms ranging from submachine guns to .50 BMG heavy machine guns and M134 Miniguns.

The main event of the Machine Gun Shoot is the "Night shoot" where, after dark, fuel-filled drums and explosives are set up in and around the targets, and tracer ammunition is used.
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  • I have been here several times over 30 years and live in Louisville and although they have a nice gunshop although way overpriced and a fun machine gun shoot twice a year I primarily come here to shoo...  more »
  • When you go into the store there are weapons on every wall. They have just about everything you want. I got targets, two tickets to the gun range, a couple of gun flags and ear protection for two for ...  more »
  • Visited the Knob Creek Gun Range with friends and brother. This was the first time visiting the gun range for the spring machine gun shoot. There was a huge flea market to look through the merchandise...  more »
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  • If your looking for a good gun shop this place is great. Great selection of guns, and accessories. I buy all of my guns there. They also offer great concealed carry classes. They also have a good selection of rental guns if you want to test a gun before buying one. I've done that for all the handguns I bought from them. But the way the range is ran sucks. The whole range is ran on a timer. Every 30 minutes they call a 10 minute cease fire for setting targets. Which leaves you 15--20 minutes to shoot before stopping again. Also pay close attention to the range rules. The range officer can be REALLY strict .I almost got kicked off the range my first time there .
  • Fantastic. As lawless as you can get while being safe. Wonderful staff. Woderful selection as well. There is no perfect range. But it's my favorite in the world.
  • This outdoor gun range has what you want when it comes to handguns and rifles of all sorts. It's not a cute gun range but it has what you need especially if you have a larger caliber rifle. The prices seem to be creeping up but other than that this is a good place to get some target practice or just exercise your weapons.
  • Went with a friend, made it to a firing table and within 5 mins, this happened to my friend who hadn't even laid hands on his gun yet... "GET OFF THE LINE!!! "What'd i do??" "GET OFF THE LINE!! I'M NOT GONNA F***ING TELL YOU AGAIN!!!" "Sir, what did i do??" "WHERE'S YOUR F***ING STAMP?!?" That's when i noticed neither one of us had been stamped upon leaving the office. "Sir, i (myself) didn't get stamped either." "GO INSIDE AND GET STAMPED!!! TELL THEM I SAID SO!!!" Things happen and sometimes ppl forget so i wasn't upset with the inside staff at all, but this dude (firing line officer) was a straight A**HOLE about it. He DID NOT have to initiate it that way and bcuz of that, i won't return. Had a good first experience a couple wks ago but today's visit did me in.
  • The range it's self sounds fine, cheap price for all day. Wanted to go for my husbands birthday. I called to ask a couple questions as we have never been there before. I talked to Rich on the phone and he was rude and a smart elic. Needless to say we will make other plans.