Ermey — he’s relaxing on a day off — fires a lot of weapons, a lot of other people fire a lot of weapons (“with extreme prejudice”) and Ermey goes gaga over — whatISthataTANKdestroyer?! — a lot of artillery at the local gun show (stopping before the sublime array of ammo, he exclaims, “just look at that, how beautiful all that ammo is set out there“).
Ermey then resumes the firing of more ammo from several automatic weapons in a staging jungle — he hits his targets with ease and accuracy — while others wield flame throwers at cars and rusted appliances and a guy who looks like two or more of my highschool instructors from times past makes several rapid, expert direct hits with a bolt-action rifle just before aerial artillery emerges amidst many vignettes of more automatic weapons fire. It’s a radical holiday but to Ermey it’s a day off.
Mail Call: Knob Creek Gun Range: #90 — Airs on Friday February 02 06:30 PM
Host R. Lee Ermey heads to Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Kentucky, outside of Fort Knox, for the Knob Creek Shoot, a weekend when machine-gun owners and collectors converge for unbridled mayhem. At this former military-munitions test range, shooters nationwide come to buy, sell, and trade. First, the Gunny shows us around, talks about the history, hits sales tables, and fires off a few thousand rounds–from state-of-the-art to early vintage. Next, Lee takes a turn on the “Jungle Walk”, a machine-gun shooting course with hidden targets and dense brush to recreate what it was like for the grunts in Viet Nam; and he gets a lift on a mule to the Knob Creek helipad where he goes aloft in a Cayuse OH-6A Helicopter for the range’s aerial shooting course. Then, it’s the night shoot, when you really get to see raw power as machine guns shoot tracers and fire at targets filled with diesel fuel and dynamite, incinerating cars, refrigerators, and oil drums.