Aaron in Mohnton Pa

Fall Creek is on.... But it's the last show ever...

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  Word is getting around on this so I am sure a lot of you know already.... But, it has been confirmed that the fall KCR show is on. Staff are informing people that this will be the last show "ever" that they have.... Sad....

    I'll be there. If you plan on going get your affairs in order because it is going to be a mad house.

Aaron - Mohnton, Pa

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  Aaron - Mohnton, Pa  |  BeltFeds.Com, LLC / Stryker Defense  |  FFL 07 / 02 SOT 

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Been several threads on the various boards about it. We are all wondering why...

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A friend of mine just called Kenny and it was confirmed as true.

The end of an era. So sad since there's NOTHING like it in the world.


The first person someone without a gun calls in an emergency is a person with a gun.

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It's likely going to be a mad house over there.. Everyone who procrastinated going for the first time will likely want to go, along with the regulars.

I want to go but too many obligations to get away. :(

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  Aaron - Mohnton, Pa  |  BeltFeds.Com, LLC / Stryker Defense  |  FFL 07 / 02 SOT 

  Email: Sales@BeltFeds.Com      Phone: 610-983-8257      Website:  https://BeltFeds.Com 

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On 6/10/2021 at 5:12 PM, Ryo said:

It's likely going to be a mad house over there.. Everyone who procrastinated going for the first time will likely want to go, along with the regulars.

I want to go but too many obligations to get away. :(

Many people have said this.   I think it will be busier than recent shows, but what will the attraction be to draw big crowds like 2007?   Cheap ammo, nope.  More MG parts, nope. Last chance blowout sales, nope.   Guys shooting 30% more than they did last time, nope.  I've enjoyed it a lot over the years and had some great "life experiences" there and will be there in fall but the reality of gun shows thriving is gone everywhere.  Things have changed and as Kenny has pointed out, he's not any younger.  Really about the only hope is that he sells out, someone takes it over and keeps it going? 

In over 20 years of going I've never been to a bad KCR show, all were good, some were stellar.  A few had lousy weather, but some of the stuff I picked up over the years would not have been possible, nor offered anywhere else.  There's been a knowledge base there under one roof that will never be replaced by any amount of keyboard typing or any website.  It's a place where you could talk to real people that have actually done that, and maybe have one at the table to explain visually, or walk over a couple tables and find it.

Where else can you "borrow" an M60 buttstock, because the guys with helicopter need to borrow an M60 to shoot, but you only brought your "D" gun setup.  You walk down a few tables and the guy with the $45K M60 for sale pulls off the minty buttstock an loans it out for 24 hrs. without even knowing my last name.  Those are the kind of people you meet at the Creek!

Done typing but I could go on for pages about the people that attend/attended  including the Gunny  RIP

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You hit the nail on the head as far as what the creek is for people. It’s the people and the way you help each other. SubGun Match-Gun goes down, next thing you know you have guys coming up “I got a gun and mags if you need them” or “let me grab my parts box and we will get that fixed” 

i remember one year at the Creek, id bought my M3 Grease Gun DEWAT earlier in the week and had a list of parts I needed. Found everything but a front guide rod plate. I’d been talking to a parts vendor and told him my list and he had everything but that plate. He apoligized that he couldn’t fulfill my needs. An hour later I have someone tap me on the shoulder...this dealer had gone to a few of his buddies and found me the plate! He hands it to me, told me to keep it as he was happy a young guy wanted to restore an M3 and enjoy it. That made a great impression on me and I still do my best to pay it forward. 

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OH lordy - what is going to do now?     20 plus years on shooting position 25.   Cannot afford the drive for the Big Sandy shoot.   My local ranges are anti gun and do not allow full auto.   Tiddly winks?

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I had inquired about getting a spot on the main line and Gina told me it was booked way deep. Said the only way to get a spot is if someone dies....well don’t have to worry bout it now.

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As with all things in life, every good thing comes to an end.

Always wanted to go to KCR, but it is long drive from Montana. 

-KristopherH

 

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8 hours ago, MontanaRenegade86 said:

As with all things in life, every good thing comes to an end.

Always wanted to go to KCR, but it is long drive from Montana. 

-KristopherH

 

That is what the waitress in Sheperdsville said to the guy from Norway.....is that a long drive?

Louisville has an airport, fedex, usps, ups and others deliver to MT.  Many vendors will also ship items after the show.  Somehow Hayes makes it to KY and back if he's still alive for other shows?  It can be done if one has the will.  There are people from out that way that attend and drive?  Lots of folks regret not going to woodstock because they thought there might be another one. LOL

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Someone was putting on a shoot in West Virginia that was advertised in Firearms News. I think they had one, cancelled the second due to  Covid. So if that happens again, it'll take the place of Knob Creek?

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I’m not so much worried bout the shoot per say, but for myself and others it’s the show. Who or where will there be another show where people can shop like they do at the Creek??

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