Posted October 8, 2018 10:00 am by Comments

By Ben Philippi

From humble beginnings in 1965 to being known on the international stage today, the Knob Creek machine gun shoot is a Second Amendment success story.
When Biff Sumner invited friends over for a cookout and to shoot machine guns on a Sunday afternoon more than 50 years ago, he had no idea that it would become the biggest machine gun shoot in the world. He just loved guns and wanted to get together with like-minded people.
Today, the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot takes place twice a year in April and October and attracts upwards of 20,000 from around the world. The three-day event features dozens of machine gun owners firing millions of rounds from hundreds of machine guns at exploding targets.
Machine guns can be rented by the public. Shooters can register for subgun and shooting competitions happening during the event. Spectators can admire rare guns in action, shop till they drop for hard-to-find products, talk to gun-friendly folks from around the world, and witness the world famous night shoots on Saturday night.
The Knob Creek machine gun shoot is the story of how a family from Kentucky found a way to make everyone happy with machine guns, dynamite and diesel fuel.
The Sumner


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