Affectionately known as the “Creek,” Class 3 Only traveled to West Point, KY last weekend to be a part of the largest machine gun shoot and show in America. After a 6-year wait(we got lucky bc it’s usually 10 years), we got tables and were well-positioned at C-6. Not far from the important dealers and gunsmiths in the machinegun world.
Yes, important Class 3 people like Neil Smith who specializes in Gatling Guns and Hothckiss Revolving Cannons or Bob Landis of Ohio Ordnance who runs one of the biggest gun manufacturing companies but is quick with a handshake and a quip or Jeff Folloder of National Firearms Act Trade & Collectors Association (NFATCA) who is the new Director and was on hand every hour of the show to speak with its members.
We also talked with other machinegun business fixtures like Larry Cheatham and his sister, Lana, of L&L Machineguns, Frank Galati of Galati International, Phil Flack of PF Custom Guns and even the founder of Knob Creek Shooting Range, Old Man Somner himself. Yes, indeed! We felt right at home with our Class 3 friends.
And speaking of the firing line, those guys couldn’t get enough ammo. The table across from ours sold out of ammo by midday both Friday and Saturday. Another ammo dealer sold a tractor trailer load of 9mm and .233 by 9:02 am. The show didn’t open until 9:00 am! So ammo was going fast and at a steep price but that didn’t stop the shooters from tearing it up for three solid days.
If you haven’t already, put Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot & Show on your bucket list. It’s a real blast!