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#1 REISINGSTAR

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 11:55 PM

Hey Guys,
This is my first trip to the Knob Creek Shoot/Show.Any suggestions on the machinegun rentals,and shoots not to miss?
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Posted 07 October 2005 - 07:27 AM

MG42's are really nice to shoot (but expensive)...The firing line will be busy all day, but don't miss the night shoot on Saturday (tracers,explosions,flamethrowers,etc......)
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Posted 07 October 2005 - 07:31 AM

This will be my first trip to Mecca also,..hope to meet some board members and put a face with a name... wink.gif
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Posted 07 October 2005 - 07:36 AM

There are two lower ranges, 1st one down on the left for subgun matches to watch (not sure of open runs left) and lowest range has more gun rentals and some years an open line that you can shoot your gun, a friends gun (i.e. if buying works well) by renting an slot (can be a waiting line).

Standard warning bring money, ear & eye protection, boots for walking, some type jacket for night, rain cover, hat, back pack for carrying stuff (car/truck can be way far away) and more money ;-). Food is avaible, however, at times the line is long - so some hard rations at times help (with this amount of junk no wonder I need a pack .... LOL!).

Cell phones do not always work - make contact with out of state friends before get off the main road.

If you find a good deal, get it - as will be gone by the time you get back - very good deals are already done on Thursday - and oh ya don't forget to bring an extra grand plus credit card to buy gas & food with on the way back after you spend all the cash smile.gif

Edited by JTinIN, 07 October 2005 - 07:39 AM.

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#5 full auto 45

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 08:37 AM

Take lot's of cash! In fact, sale off any unused/unwanted wink.gif pets, wives or children and take the cash! laugh.gif
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Posted 07 October 2005 - 10:18 AM

Thanks guys.Sounds like I've got about a week to sell the house,finalize the divorce,beg "Dino The Loan Shark",and hock my daughter's jewelry. Shouldn't be a problem. See y'all there!

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 11:56 AM

I can't add much, but I can offer some advice based on mistakes I made my first trip. We arrived right as the "doors" opened, it was really hot, we spent the entire day there and had a blast. Sadly we were wiped out by 5 or 6 pm and could not stay for the night shoot. You might consider sleeping in on the day you intend to see the night shoot...
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Posted 07 October 2005 - 02:25 PM

KCR "things to bring"

Ballistic vest - RAIN GEAR - old pair of boots - tow strap for your vehicle unless 4x4. Oh and as previously mentioned lots of money. If you are going to be there Thursday sign up at Patton Museum tent for guided tours at Ft. Knox. They get you into places you can't otherwise visit without enlisting! See you there.

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 03:43 PM

I probably WON'T be there this time. But I will be in Kentucky playing with machineguns! If something changes, I'll be hanging around OOW and Greg Fox pestering them. wink.gif
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Posted 07 October 2005 - 04:40 PM

Camera, money, boots, money, ammo, more money, backpack to haul stuff, and did I mention money
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Posted 08 October 2005 - 08:49 AM

I may be there now on Friday afternoon. If I can get out of work, I will be there around 2 maybe 3. Hope it warms up a bit. wink.gif
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Posted 09 October 2005 - 08:50 AM


Mike
we got our rooms booked again at Radcliff Inn for Fri / Sat , meet you outside in front of the store
at the creek at 2/ 3:00

See Ya
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Posted 17 October 2005 - 01:15 PM

So?

How did you do?
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Posted 17 October 2005 - 02:42 PM

Another good time at the creek. Wish I stayed longer. Saw Chopper28 and Roadking, along with TD and Brickyard. Pestered AMAFRANK for a while at the OOW table. Pressed the flesh with R. Lee again, no choke hold this time. Bought a T-shirt. Saw oodles of Thompson's and parts. And as usual, the Creek prices at 3-5K above normal prices. One dude had a WH in a FBI repro case with a WH drum and some stick mags for $18.5k . Now that is just rude. I watched several people literally laugh at the guy when he said the price. I just shook my head. One guy had a Colt with a repro case and a drum and 4 mags for the low low asking price of $46k. Gun looked to me at about 80% or less. It could have been all the dust on it. wink.gif And remember at the shows, if it don't have a price on it, you ain't gonna sale it. mad.gif
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Posted 17 October 2005 - 03:10 PM

I was lucky enough to stay 4 days,not bad for a first timer...that place was a blast!!...wish I could have met up with some of the usual suspects from this board....picked up alot of mags,PPs43,Suomi31 and BAR mags....and scored a Colt C drum with pouch. tongue.gif ...got to talk with Ken Christie,Dolf Goldsmith,Jim Ballou at length..wow...got in at 4am and I`m still stoked!..next time I`ll buy the first round...oh ya the night shoot was incredible!!.... wink.gif
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Posted 17 October 2005 - 03:40 PM

QUOTE (21 smoker @ Oct 17 2005, 03:10 PM)
....and scored a Colt C drum with pouch. tongue.gif ...

I am surprised you are admitting you took that pouch ph34r.gif

It was great to drive up with you (21 smoker drove straight-through from southwest Florida to KCR).
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Posted 17 October 2005 - 04:46 PM

What was the sale price on that Colt C drum and pouch? Anyone know?
Was the pouch Mills or Rusco?
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Posted 18 October 2005 - 11:39 AM

Rusco pouch, mismatched cover,handling marks,not refinished,dollar down-dollar a day... wink.gif
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