The Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot is all about blowing sh**t up.
This weekend, the Kentucky countryside will light up with explosions as the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot kicks into gear.
The bi-annual event, billed as the “World’s Machine Gun Shoot and Military Show,” takes place in April and October at the Knob Creek Range near West Point, Kentucky. It’s a celebration of all things machine guns, but it’s also about watching exploding targets go boom.
Hundreds of machine gun enthusiasts from all over the country descend on the range twice a year to watch the orgy of rattling machine guns, bullet tracers and explosions. Participants fire off everything from AK-47s to military cannons, shooting at cars, boats, appliances and a host of other targets loaded with pyrotechnic charges.
The event includes a night shoot, in which shooters unload round upon round into as many targets as possible. Tell me this doesn’t look like fun – and incredibly dangerous.