If you’re a gun buff or into the shooting sports, you’ll have an opportunity to experience an event you’ve probably never been involved in, or even seen before.
The Shooter’s Gauntlet is hosting their second annual Stone Mountain Machine Gun Shoot, June 3-4, 2017. It’s a one-of-a-kind, 1,000-acre facility located in the endless mountains of Northern Pennsylvania. It combines the adventure of the outdoors with the ultimate shooting experience boasting an 1,100-yard range, suppressed fire range and a machine gun range. And you can play war games. Get captured and escape, from their hostage house; shoot upside-down on their inversion rack; engage targets while flying down their zip line with a handgun; shoot under stress against their attack targets, assault hikes and more.
In addition to these shooting events that will feature over 40 machine guns, the Gauntlet will have a covered gun show area, plus food and refreshments will be available on site according to Beth Meiklejohn, media relations for the show.
Here is a partial list of the guns that will be at the event and on the line:
* 20mm Oerlikon
* Browning 1919 &1919A4
* M16 .223, full auto
* M16 9mm, full auto
* Lewis Gun
* Thompson M1A
* HK Model 51
* SCAR16, full auto
* Barrett 50 BMG
* Glock 18
* Kriss Vector 45
* Mac 11
According to Bob Raimo, Shooter’s Gauntlet owner, “The types of machine guns on the line and the experience of seeing these weapons in action all in one weekend is unheard of anywhere else in the Northeast.” Raimo also noted that compared to last year’s event, all the ranges were enlarged, expanded and upgraded.
Raimo added that attendees will have a chance to shoot a Barrett 50 BMG, full auto FN SCAR 16 and take advantage of the only 1,100 yard ranges in the Northeast. “Our trained staff works to create an incredible experience, whether it’s a thrill-seeking adventure weekend, group event, serving law enforcement and military training days, or hosting our own machine gun shoots. We’re the place for your next adventure.”
The 2nd Annual Stone Mountain Machine Gun Shoot is located at 3902 Millstone Road, Monroeton, PA 18832. Event hours are Sat., June 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun., June 4, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A weekend pass is $25 or $40 for a day pass (cash at the gate). Kids 13 and under are free and teens 14 and older may shoot but not machine guns or canons. There are several motels available near the site if staying for the weekend and all are listed at the events website www.shootersgauntlet.com., plus special restrictions and extra shooting fees. There will be items for sale as well at the event.