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Knob Creek Fall 2011 Vids & Results

Congratulations to everyone who competed and participated in putting on this amazing event. The results are below and the original result posting by Paul Winters can be seen here

Closed Bolt Iron

Place Last Name First Name Gun Caliber Score
1 Carpenter Tom MP5 9 133.38
2 Holden JL MP5 9 148.82
3 Herber Mark MP 5 9 154.47
4 Blaschik Andy MP 5 9 154.90
5 Louis Todd MP5 9 157.56
6 King Chase MP5 9 175.46
7 Markovcy Mike mp5 9 181.94
8 Samuel Alan MP5 9 187.79
9 Johnson Wes MP5 9 190.91
10 Phillips Chuck MP5 9 193.60
11 Kummer Mike Reising 45 198.72
12 Varner Ed MP40 9 201.99
13 Parker Jeremy M16 9 210.64
14 Bryant Robby MP5 9 221.63
15 Carrere Joe M16 9 222.27
16 McReynolds Jamie MP5 9 223.64
17 Hipes Austin Max 31 9 230.03
18 Petriy Alexey MP 5 9 235.52
19 Hipes Chris Max 31 247.69
20 Wintrop Mike AR 45 45 258.08
21 Pandiscia Brian BP 5 9 269.77
22 Wiersbitzky Andreas MP 5K 9 270.84
23 Krasnopolskiy Sergey M 16 9 295.08
24 Steedly George M16 9 320.41
25 Lankford Randy MP5 9 326.17
26 James Tom M16 9 368.06
27 Dunham Doug Reising 45 394.53
28 Angle Wade MP 5 9 449.88
Lage Richard MAX-31 9 AD
Jojola Geno MP5 9 DNF
Moldovan Phil MP 5K 9 DQ

Closed Bolt Optics

Place Last Name First Name Gun Caliber Score
1 Hipes Chris Max 31 128.14
2 Phillips Chuck MP5 9 144.75
3 McReynolds Jamie MP5 9 145.36
4 Blaschik Andy MP5 147.85
5 Holden JL MP5 40 164.62
6 Winters Paul M16 9 165.22
7 Lage Richard MAX-31 9 165.51
8 Wiersbitzky Andreas MP 5 9 169.00
9 Ezendam Thomas M16 9 174.79
10 Laub Pete M16 9 175.16
11 Varner Ed MP 5 9 175.51
12 Markovcy Mike mp5 9 178.71
13 Bryant Robby MP5 178.72
14 Herber Mark MP 5 182.38
15 Brown Lance MP5 9 189.82
16 Carrere Joe M16 9 196.33
17 Quinn Richard MP5 9 196.51
18 Reinhold Jim M 16 9 198.18
19 James Tom M16 9 207.71
20 Fraley Christopher MP5 9 209.24
21 Winthrop Mike AR 45 45 210.43
22 Edwards Jason M16 9 211.92
23 Hipes Austin max-31 212.52
24 King Chase MP5 9 213.43
25 Foley Michael .Colt 9 218.00
26 Wilson Scott MP 5 9 231.78
27 Krasnopolskiy Sergey Mp 5 9 233.47
28 Erickson John m16 9 234.34
29 Carpenter Tom MP5 9 235.50
30 Richardson Brad M 16 9 250.78
31 Steedly George M16 9 270.22
32 Ubelhor Jay MP5 9 289.40
33 Goryukhin Ruslan MP5 9 297.01
34 Wolfe Russell MP5 9 320.24
35 Lankford Randy MP5 9 342.59
36 Dunham Doug Reising 45 368.49
37 Johnson Wes MP5 9 494.60
Bingham John MP5 9 DQ
Parker Jeremy M16 9 DQ
Louis Todd MP5 9 DQ

Open Bolt Iron

Place Last Name First Name Gun Caliber Score
1 Blaschik Andy beretta pm12s 9 143.92
2 Parker Jeremy Sterling 9 150.49
3 Lage Richard MAX-31A 9 163.72
4 Kummer Mike MP40 9 165.49
5 Louis Todd uzi 179.62
6 Hipes Chris Max 31 9 182.76
7 Phillips Chuck sterling 9 183.08
8 Montgomery Andy Sterling 9 183.32
9 Carpenter Tom Uzi 9 188.74
10 Montgomery Ron Uzi 9 191.35
11 Winthrop Michael Spitfire 45 192.31
12 Baillie Joel MP5 9 192.34
13 Asnip Andrew Sterling 9 193.04
14 Holden JL Thompson 45 197.20
15 Tice George Sterling 9 205.80
16 Markovcy Mike Uzi 9 207.59
17 Russell Jeff Swedish K 9 209.15
18 Hipes Austin Uzi 9 211.31
19 Sawyer MG Sten 9 215.15
20 Grocox Cain Uzi 9 222.58
21 Wiersbitzky Andreas Sterling 9 224.62
22 Norman Dennis M10 45 230.15
23 James Tom Thompson 232.13
24 Baillie Joel Swedish K 9 240.03
25 Beck Jeff berreta 38a 9 247.57
26 Montgomery Dustin Thompson 45 249.16
27 Bingham John Swedish K 9 249.47
28 Saylors David Sten 9 270.25
29 Albert David Thompson 45 275.89
30 Dunham Doug Sterling 9 289.93
31 Krasnopolskiy Sergey Uzi 9 291.49
32 Pandiscia Brian max 10 45 322.13
33 Winters Rick L2A3 9 338.22
34 Petriy Petriy Uzi 9 338.60
35 Hevia Artnro uzi 9 356.86
36 Lankford Randy Uzi 9 365.30
37 Ezendam Thomas Uzi 9 374.84
38 Callahan Michael Thompson 45 466.94
39 Thomas John uzi 9 469.88
Emery Bruce Mac 11 DQ

Open Bolt Optics

Place Last Name First Name Gun Caliber Score
1 Louis Todd uzi 9 121.65 TOP GUN
2 Blaschik Andy berreta pm12 123.71
3 Lage Richard MAX-31A 9 136.34
4 Sawyer MG Sterling MK4 9 144.16
5 Parker Jeremy Sterling 9 165.73
6 Ezendam Thomas Sterling 9 169.26
7 Montgomery Ron Uzi 9 171.62
8 Grocox Cain Uzi 9 178.08
9 Petriy Alexey Sterling 9 182.39
10 James Tom Thompson 190.60
11 Krasnopolskiy Sergey Sterling 9 191.21
12 Hipes Chris Max-31 9 197.56
13 Crawford Ryan Max 11 9 198.83
14 Baillie Joel Swedish K 9 202.97
15 Norman Dennis Max-10 45 202.99
16 Laub Pete S&W76 208.41
17 Hipes Austin uzi 9 208.73
18 White Joe M 11 9 209.86
19 Baillie Joel MP5 9 217.93
20 Tice George Swedish K 9 220.10
21 Asnip Andrew Sterling 9 232.98
22 Hineline David uzi 9 237.51
23 Russell Jeff Swedish K 9 239.14
24 Phillips Chuck sterling 9 254.55
25 Winthrop Michael Spitfire 261.14
26 Goryukhin Roslan Sterling 9 261.71
27 Dunham Doug Lage mac 10 45 264.29
28 Thomas John Uzi 9 278.43
29 Lankford Randy Uzi 9 282.92
30 Russell Brady Swedish K 9 288.56
31 Angle Wade Sterling 9 303.89
32 Markovcy Mike Uzi 9 309.22
33 Hevia Artnro Uzi 9 310.11
Pandiscia Brian TASK M 11 9 AD
Wiersbitzky Andreas Uzi 9 AD
Bryant Robby Mac 10 45 DNF
Stogsdill Rodney tech 9 9 DNF
Emery Bruce Max-11 9 DNF
Seto Lance Sterling 9 DQ

Ladies Division

Place Last Name First Name Gun Caliber Class Time
1 Sawyer Samantha Port Said 9 Open Bolt/Iron Sights 191.74
2 Carrere Joyce Port Said 9 Open Bolt/Optic Sights 194.00
Sawyer Samantha TASK M 11 9 Open Bolt/Optic Sights 200.30
3 Bryant Robin MP5 9 Closed Bolt/Optic Sights 203.74
Carrere Joyce Port Said 9 Open Bolt/Iron Sights 227.41
4 Jordan Deb Uzi 9 Open Bolt/Optic Sights 268.97
5 Smith Ashley Port Said 9 Open Bolt/Optic Sights 326.72
Bryant Robin Mac 10 45 Open Bolt/Optic Sights 361.98
Bryant Robin MP5 9 Closed Bolt/Iron Sights 406.39
Davies Roxanne Sterling 9 Open Bolt/Iron Sights DQ

“The Knob Creek Rescue” Fall 2010

Knob Creek Fall 2010 Submachine Gun competition Huey Helicopter
Large Huey Helicopter prop built b Paul Winters for "The Knob Creek Rescue"

The Knob Creek Rescue

By Todd L.

If you ask most people what are some key elements of a good action movie they will likely tell you that it needs at least one amazing gunfight, a helicopter or two, an adrenaline filled chase and of course a daring rescue. The fall 2010 Knob Creek submachine gun nationals competition sponsored by Rainier Ballistics had all of these elements and more. The competitors who shot in this event had the chance to partake in a daring mock rescue mission to save a Knob Creek Gun Range employee who had been taken hostage. Between the large Huey helicopter prop at the final shooting position and the wide variety of targets ranging from falling steel pepper poppers to clay birds strung up on a wire it’s not hard to see why competitors and spectators alike were left saying the event was simply awesome.

A competitor shoots a Swedish K at the Fall 2010 Knob Creek Submachine gun competition
A competitor shoots a Swedish K at the Knob Creek Rescue

The event was held over two days, Oct 8th and 9th 2010, in weather that can only be described as perfect. The temperature was in the low 50’s in the morning and warmed to a high in the mid 80’s during the day. The blue filled sky with white clouds drifting overhead set the scene for what would be some fun and competitive shooting. The Knob Creek gun range is in the hills of West Point Kentucky and the subgun range is down in a small valley between several thickly wooded hills just around the corner from the famous Knob Creek firing line. On both Friday and Saturday many spectators volleyed for shaded seats under the awnings to watch the action unfold as the shadows from the wooded hills moved slowly across the ground as the sun moved West in sky.

The walk-through of the course of fire was intriguing as the safety instructions and rules were read aloud to the competitors. Paul Winters, the match director, read to an attentive group of shooters in the first squad. You will get five second bonus off your time if you shoot all the targets in the first array down in the first position with your first pull of the trigger. He discussed how each shooting position should be shot and they walked the stage together. He then discussed penalties, don’t shoot the red parts of targets… 10 seconds, don’t forget the hostage… 30 seconds, don’t forget to change magazines between shooting positions… 10 seconds. Any questions? There were a few. The excitement and nervousness for what lay before them could be seen on most competitors faces. This was going to be a something different than what most people expected to shoot and it looked like it was going to be a lot of fun.

The competitors started seated with a foot on a helicopter landing skid and after a bust of full auto fire on seven steel plates in a horizontal line they had to rush to the prison entrance and take care of some bad guys in the form of bright orange rectangular steel plates and three paper targets about 20 yards away. Next they had to locate the prisoner in his cell and after a brief battle out of the prison cell window they had to evacuate the hostage through the prison exit and to the waiting helicopter. Prison guards in the form of a several pepper poppers were on the far side of the chopper so the competitors had to lay down cover fire in short bursts from the prone position under the helicopter after the hostage was placed on board.

A view through the prison exit shooting position
A view through the prison exit shooting position

The task at hand seemed straight forward for the competitors. Engage the correct targets from the five different shooting stages , don’t shoot the no-shoot targets painted red or white paper with red X’s on them and remember to grab the hostage from the prison cell and carry it to the two final shooting positions and get it safely into the rescue chopper. The act of carrying out this task proved to be quite the challenge as more than one competitor left the hostage behind in the heat of the moment. Some simply forgot to pick the hostage dummy back up while rushing to the next shooting position, others forgot the blue suited dummy all together and didn’t realize it until they were at the final shooting position under the helicopter. Competitors had looks on their faces ranging from regret to sheer terror when they realized they left the hostage behind. It was after all a hostage rescue and they just forgot the hostage. The course walk-through clearly stated once you move from a position you may not go back so once forgotten the hostage would have to wait for another rescue attempt to be saved.

So onward competitors went racing to the chopper, most with the hostage, some empty handed, and a few muttering obscenities under their breath as they acknowledged the consequences for their haste. One competitor, Andreas, cursed loudly at himself in German as he realized he forgot the hostage for the second time in a row after leaving it behind in a run earlier that day. An audible “ooohhhh Nooo!could often be heard from the crowd of spectators knowing that the thirty second penalty for forgetting the hostage would most certainly knock the competitor out of contention from what was otherwise an amazing display of shooting skill.

Heavy set pepper popper with a no-shoot head
Heavy set pepper popper with a no-shoot head

As if carrying the hostage wasn’t enough there were the heavy set targets scattered about seemingly mocking those shooters who would not hit them high enough or with enough rounds to force them to the ground. There were two large arrays of multiple pepper popper targets painted white or yellow with a few of them having their heads painted red. The pepper poppers with red heads were set to be heavier than the others and required on average two to four shot bursts to knock them down. The red areas of the pepper poppers were no-shoots areas which meant all shots had to be placed in the white or yellow painted mid-section of the targets making accuracy in full auto mode necessary to succeed. It was a submachine gun competition after all and there was a lot of full-auto firing needed to get through the course of fire quickly. The painted no-shoot heads seemed to intimidate a few competitors who shot very low on the targets at first and then raised their aim as they realized the lower shots would not send the poppers over.

A competitor firing through the prison cell window with the hostage dummy sitting in a chair
A competitor firing through the prison cell window with the hostage dummy sitting in a chair

How the different competitors went about accomplishing the various shooting goals at each position varied as much as the guns used to shoot them. Richard Lage of Lage manufacturing shot his Max-31A prototype that uses Swedish K coffin magazines and Soumi drums. In a single burst he was able to knock the majority of the pepper poppers in an amazing display that had the spectators smiling. Mike Winthrop from Florida had a similar plan shooting his spitfire submachine gun and he had success with his seventy round magazine of 45ACP and a few short bursts.

After the smoke cleared and the scores were calculated at the end of the day magazine capacity seemed to have been less of a factor in success for many competitors as was shot placement and multiple hits on target in single bursts of full-auto fire. The top honors of the match and the Top gun award went without question to Andrew Blaschik from Pompano Beach, Florida. Shooting a suppressed Beretta PM12 Andy blazed past the next closest competitor by more than 15 seconds in a run that was fascinating to watch. In smooth intentional movements he painted the targets with bursts of the right number of rounds in exactly the best spots to defeat them. Those who stayed on Saturday to see this top gun run were not disappointed and his winning run ended in a chorus of applause and whistles from the crowd.

A pepper popper array
A pepper popper array

For anyone who has attended the various submachine gun matches across the country, it may be fair to say that few have delivered such balance between full auto bursts and accuracy in such a pleasantly displayed course of fire as the Fall 2010 Knob Creek Rescue stage. The match director Paul Winters, along with the help of Ed Varner, Malcome Davis, numerous range officers and steel re-setters, succeeded in making a safe, fun and consistent event that was both a pleasure to watch and to compete in.

Spectators at the Fall 2010 Knob Creek subgun match
Spectators at the Fall 2010 Knob Creek subgun match

The Knob Creek subgun national match takes place twice a year in the second weekend of every April and October and all full-auto shooters are invited to compete and spectate. This event features five shooting classes, open bolt optics and irons, closed bolt optics and iron sights and the ladies division. Information about the Knob Creek gun range as well as event registration forms for this event can be found at http://www.machinegunshot.com. Videos of this event can be found at http://bullethose.com under the competition Videos section of the forums.

The results of this competition can be found here

Knob Creeek Fall 2010 Range officers in front of the Huey helicopter prop
Knob Creeek Fall 2010 Range officers in front of the Huey helicopter prop with the hostage dummy and a prop MP40 subgun