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Knob Creek Gun Range, West Point
(3.7/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Knob Creek has a great selection of new and used guns, both pistols and long guns. The have an awesome outdoor range to shoot both pistols and long range. They offer classes for newbies and concealed ...  more »
  • If you are into guns and shooting this is the place. A huge selection of used and new guns for purchase. A huge gun range that is very safe and well monitored. You can bring you own guns or they have ...  more »
  • There is no visual system in place to let shooters, especially, someone unfamiliar with this range of when there is a cease fire, when there is an all clear. There is one person trying to watch too ma...  more »
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  • I go every 6 months for the Machine Gun Shoot. Excellent experience for any firearm enthusiast. The staff who actually work for Knob Creek are very pleasant, attentive, and informed when it comes to the products they sell. I think the firearm prices are a little high compared to my local gun stores but that could be just a regional thing.
  • Came here for the annual October machine gun shoot with my dad and had a great time! We rented several guns, ate breakfast and lunch there, and MOST DEFINITELY stayed fit the Saturday night shoot! Our only complaint was that the parking situation was a mess and could have been handled better. Don't let that discourage you though I would HIGHLY recommend the machine gun shoot to ANY gun enthusiast.
  • Im a rookie shooter, coming to this place was a little overwhelming at first. But after coming back a couple times its a blast. Everyone dogs the saftey officials. But keep in mind that they have to make sure everyone is shooting and observing. Safely. They deal with complete strangers who pay money to shoot a fire arm so yes they are very assertive. But they are very understanding and friendly aswell.
  • I've never used a gun before and my husband plans to buy one for home defense. I don't want a gun in my house that is unsafe and that I can't handle, so we went out and tried the one he is looking at getting. I felt very safe there, they were strict about safety, and the range master showed me how to hold the gun.
  • Fun Place to shoot, they are very strict on the range almost to the point that they are assholes sometimes but their job is safety and they take it serious. Inventory is the largest in Louisville metro area, but not always the best prices. Staff is very knowledgeable and willing to help.