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I've never been to the Knob Creek Machine-Gun Shoot before.  Well, when I found out this was going to be the last one, I decided I couldn't miss it. Any sage advice from long time veterans of the shoot? Is there a component of the show / shoot I shouldn't miss? 

 I'd like to pick up a couple more pre-may samples soon if I can find them at reasonable prices - though I imagine at such a large show, it's difficult to find a deal. 

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I'll jump in with some quick tips:

1. Take cash and copies of your FFl (if applicable)

2. If you see it on the table and want / need it, buy it. If it is a fair deal, it WILL NOT be there on a second trip.

3. Take a small notebook (with pen) to take notes of locations to come back for something that may have catch your eye (see note 2)

4. Don't be afraid to buy a large / heavy item. There are "mules (M247)" that will carry it to the parking lot (small fee/tip).

5. Most vendors will "hold" an item after you pay for it (go get the mule / carry out on second trip)

6. Don't be shy about making a "fair" offer to vendor.

 

I hope this helps. We have been a vendor at the creek for 30 years. Going to have to find something else to do in April and October.

PS: We are located at C-18  R&R Enterprises Stop by and say hello! 

 

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Thank you very much for the advice Sir; I really appreciate it. C-18 - I'll certainly stop by.

I've heard tales of the walk to the parking lot. Any advice on getting a decent space? I'm assuming it's best to get there the moment the gates open?

I'm bringing guns and ammo to shoot, but I expect it's best to walk the tables first thing, before shooting - lest someone beat me to the best offerings of the show. 

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The walk isn’t bad. They have golf carts running  constantly taking people in and out of the show. 
 

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I think this year I'm taking one of those little fold up carts. Most people will hold your large items til you come back later to pick it up. 

I usually 

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If its for sale and you do not grab it the first go around don’t expect it to be there the next.

Class 3 market is crazy right now especially pre samples and transferables.

 

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On 9/29/2021 at 5:01 PM, MFP Autos said:

I've never been to the Knob Creek Machine-Gun Shoot before.  Well, when I found out this was going to be the last one, I decided I couldn't miss it.

 

Me too, first time and 16 hours drive for me

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It's only a twelve hour drive for me, but I decided I simply couldn't miss it. With as much as I have a passion for Machine-guns, I surmised it to be a cultural experience I should know for myself before it's gone. That said, I've heard the shoot / show is a shadow of it's former self. 

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1 minute ago, MFP Autos said:

It's only a twelve hour drive for me, but I decided I simply couldn't miss it. With as much as I have a passion for Machine-guns, I surmised it to be a cultural experience I should know for myself before it's gone. That said, I've heard the shoot / show is a shadow of it's former self. 

Yes, I have exactly same reasons to go

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Been going since 1993 . Made a lot of friends and its going to be hard leaving Sunday .

Many of the vendors have become like family and we all have our Knob Creek stories to tell.

its gonna be missed

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Another quick item to bring. A GI tool bag (or a similar case). A lot of vendors may not a "bag" to put your found "treasures" in. Two or boxes of ammo can push a plastic bag to it's limits.

 

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Good tips, thanks a lot!

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I would recommend camping instead of a hotel.  If you need a mule, contact a mule driver at the end of the "mule only" road, then hop on.  Tip the mules generously and don't walk needlessly.  Mules are all privately owned and only pay is tips.  All other transportation is free.

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On 10/1/2021 at 2:46 AM, Autogun said:

If its for sale and you do not grab it the first go around don’t expect it to be there the next.

Class 3 market is crazy right now especially pre samples and transferables.

 

do you still have your pre-sample MG-34 (if so, are you bringing it to Knob Creek?

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If I want to shoot one of my machine guns, do I just "bring it" and head to the lower range?  

 

anything else I need to know?

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Normally but not sure how things will be this year.

and yes on the mg34

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29 minutes ago, Autogun said:

Normally but not sure how things will be this year.

and yes on the mg34

hope I get a chance to see it.  who knows, I may buy it if the wife approves.

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On 9/29/2021 at 6:20 PM, AirCav73 said:

I'll jump in with some quick tips:

Great tips, I'm thinking of making the last minute trip myself now haha.

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