Frank Iannamico

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It seems that Knob Creek is one of many shoots to end for any number of reasons.

I am doing an article for the last KCR shoot. 

Can anyone name other sizeable shoots that have ended and why?

I vaguely recall the "Hill Country" shoot in New England somewhere and another in Texas... 

  

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The Hiram Maxim shoot and show in Maine. It was properly called " The Northeast Military Firearms Shoot & Expo".

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45 minutes ago, AirCav73 said:

The Hiram Maxim shoot and show in Maine. It was properly called " The Northeast Military Firearms Shoot & Expo".

Thanks that's one I was thinking of. Do you recall when and why it ended?

Frank

 

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I know the YO Ranch (Mt. Home, Tx.) use to have a shoot.  Not sure how big?

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1 hour ago, AirCav73 said:

The Hiram Maxim shoot and show in Maine. It was properly called " The Northeast Military Firearms Shoot & Expo".

Thanks that's one I was thinking of. Do you recall when and why it ended?

Frank

 

We (R&R Enterprises) set up as vendors in 1999 and 2000. It was a good show to attend because of it being held in July (between the April/October Knob Creek Shows).

This Knob Creek Show will mark our 30th year as a vendor at Knob Creek.

Below is a good link to an article from the July 2000 Small Arms Review.  

 

https://www.smallarmsreview.com/display.article.cfm?idarticles=2936

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I went to one back in 2004 in Indiana. I think Indiana State Submachine Gun Shoot something like that. I think Dave Bane from Richmond, IN had something to do with it. I think they did it 2 or 3 years but don't know why it ended. It was pretty cool.

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Someone should start a list if existing mg shoots.  Maybe a special section for the boards seems like its gonna be harder to find good places.

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Funny thing.. I was thinking about that too.. what's left for MG shoots. Really sad to see them end.

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For those in ohio (or close to it) I host monthly steel plate shoots for SMG and belt fed guns. No explosives, tracers and so on (we have neighbors and issues with brush fires) but it’s a fun time. They are typically the first Sunday of each month.  Check the club calander-tuscorifle.org

 

Tusco Rifle Club 

2132 Midvale Mine Rd 

Dennison Ohio 44621

 

Frank comes over so if you want another reference. 

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I first started going to the North Country MG shoots sponsored by Long Mountain Outfitters and the Minuteman Gun Club. They ran a series of shoots in New Boston, NH with 1 to 2 shoots a year. That morphed into the North Country Shoots but with a much larger location up in Stratford Hollow NH. Was the perfect venue. Fabulous location and a small town mentality that LOVED us (and our money)… and we loved spending it. Before the North Country shoots ended, The Maine shoots started. I only went to three shoots there and it was much smaller but just as crowded as North Country.

Then there was the West Virginia Shoots started… Thunder in the Hills or something. And you had about 10 years of Bulletfest shoots at The Snode’s Melon Farm in Minerva (Ohio) and Jack Black’s farm down the road…yep. Got so big it was held in TWO locations on the same day.

After the New England shoots pooped out, a new shoot called Eden started up. Located in Eden Vermont, it’s at the top slope of a mountain smack-dabbed in the center of thousands of wooded acres at the end of a long, narrow and very treacherous road, (well…for a low rider Silverado, anyhow) That shoot still is in action and I’ll be there in a couple weeks. There were also a series of shoots southeast of Columbus, Ohio at a Christian Radio Station run by a quadriplegic fellow named Rich. Location was Rushville. Another series of shoots was held east of Columbus in Newark on private property. The locals didn’t care for us and always called the local gendarmes who insisted on seeing paperwork. They ran through a couple fellows papers, not knowing what they were really looking at, but we aimed to please. Most guys had one or two Form 4’s that made the coppers happy. It ended when I hit them with a portfolio with over 150 Form 4s…they all of a sudden “had to go”. And the shoot restarted.

And of course, you know about Marietta, Ohio.

I’ve got extensive photos and videos of everything. Including appearances in several Machinegun News Magazine.

By the way, The Hill  Country Shoots were in Texas.

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Just up the road from me but ended in 1991:

 

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Great video!  Wish I had a time machine to go back and get some of that .50 cal ammo for a buck a round! .30 cal for 10 cents

Interesting points: J A Ceiner talking about his minigun, tracers going everywhere, the Ma Duce blowing off the topcover.

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I was at that 91 MG shoot ..... the LAST shoot at that location .....  reckless MG shooters killed it ...

during the night tracer shoot .... tracers are going out at a 30 degree angle ..... WAY OVER the TREE LINE ....

pretty sure that was happening..... ALL DAY LONG .... down range residents had a right to complain !!

had the only FAMAS there :-)   It was a BLAST !!

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Beryl Barnett’s  FA RPK .... my son shooting in semi 

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Buddy,

Is that you or your son in 91? Inquiring minds...

Jim

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My son ...... he’s 41 today 

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There have been a few "regular" shoots in other places.  We attended one in Kearney NE for a number of years- 9/11 stopped us going ( I was to busy and the shoot was in the same time frame is Sept) Not sure exactly when it stopped, But I would guess that the proximity of houses down range put a stop to things.  We had one going in Princeton MN back in the 90s, but that shut down for safety issues after I quit going ( because of safety issues) . 

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There was one in a sand /gravel pit in Piedmont, AL ...near Talladega ...never got to go but heard of it.

MPFiveO I think knows more about it .

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On 6/19/2021 at 1:54 PM, Frank Iannamico said:

Thanks that's one I was thinking of. Do you recall when and why it ended?

Frank

 

Not sure of the end date…wife has a shirt from the last shoot, but basically the guys that ran it just got tired. 

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SOF back in the 80's  or 90's

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I used to go to the North County Shoot in the early 90’s , the only guy from NJ attending with machine guns, one time Dan ran an M60 belt early in the AM to wake up the campers  as I recall… and there was this guy Caveman Dave that offered me his house for the night, great people and lots of fun. Not sure  when it ended. 

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On 7/15/2021 at 9:06 AM, Buddy H said:

I was at that 91 MG shoot ..... the LAST shoot at that location .....  reckless MG shooters killed it ...

during the night tracer shoot .... tracers are going out at a 30 degree angle ..... WAY OVER the TREE LINE ....

pretty sure that was happening..... ALL DAY LONG .... down range residents had a right to complain !!

had the only FAMAS there :-)   It was a BLAST !!

Helotes now is oversold area, like everywhere around San Antonio

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OP, well I have attended and shot at a few of the MG shoots in New Hampshire and in Maine. I believe, and you won't believe this, but as memory serves there was a complaint from a local resident that they had found a 9mm round stuck in there wall and claimed it can from a MG shoot. Funny thing though the photo showed a complete 9mm cartridge. At least that is one story to the end of one of the shoots...Great people with great weapons. There was a C2 fellow  that had a post sample Glock 18 and let me shoot 1000 rnd box of 9mm thru his 33 rnd mags. What a blast I had shooting all 1k rnds that day.

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