Epic Machine Gun Shoot Event In Kentucky, October 2016/17
Held in April and October, “The World’s Largest Machine Gun Shoot and Military Gun Show” is an event that draws machine gun dealers, collectors and enthusiasts from all over the country. The Machine Gun Shoot itself consists of several rounds of firing at a wide variety of appliances, vehicles and pyramids of tires. Participants also have the opportunity to shoot at barrels of fuel with pyrotechnic charges attached, which explode when struck by bullets. The objective for these shooters is to destroy everything down range. The presence of many rare and powerful fully automatic weapons also draws many visitors, with firearms ranging from submachine guns to .50 BMG heavy machine guns and M134 Miniguns.
The main event of the Machine Gun Shoot is the “Night shoot” where, after dark, gasoline-filled metal drums and explosives are set up in and around the targets, and tracer ammunition is used.
Although reserving a lane for the machine gun shoot is difficult with a several-years-long waiting list, lane holders usually rent the use of their weapons to spectators for a nominal fee to cover the cost of ammunition and wear and tear on the guns themselves.
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