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Knob Creek Gun Range, West Point

Categories: Fun & Games, Shooting Ranges
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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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  • 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 ...  read 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 ...  read 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...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Just purchased a m1919a6 from them. I went to fire it and sometimes it would fire sometimes it wouldn't. Also managed to get it to slam fire when chambering a new round. I took it back the next day and they just told me sorry about your luck we don't test our used firearms we just take the previous owners word for it... So I strongly caution anyone buying a used firearm from them. I spent $2500 on a firearm that is unsafe and they didn't care. Luckily I'm a machinist and I'll be able to fix the broken sear and trigger myself. Very disappointed in the way they treat consumers and sales.. I will not be buying anything from them anytime soon.
  • Went here for a bachelor's party. We were greeted with smiling face the whole time. Everyone was very helpful!
  • I was skeptical before going based on things I have heard, but was pleasantly surprised. $10 for all day shooting is a great deal. $100 gives you unlimited shooting for a year! Both prices are half off with military ID. The main range goes cold at the top and bottom of the hour so everyone can move their targets. The gentleman I talked to in the shop was very friendly. While shooting I had a malfunction and needed a small screw to fix it, after I could not find it one of the employees looked through his personal tool kit to see if it had one for me to have. The prices were very reasonable on guns and ammo as well. I will definitely be back!
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