This is a very large event
and probably the largest machine gun shoot on the west coast. As a member of ARPC you do not have to pay
an entry fee at the entrance gate. Non-members must pay $10 per person to get through the gate. Last year
close to 1000 people attended this event and we are expecting a 1,700 people from Oregon,
Washington, California and Hawaii this year.
If you haven’t been to one of the machine gun shoots, here is what takes place. Vendors,
who own machine guns, allow members of ARPC and the general public to shoot their full auto guns
simply by buying the ammunition from them. Last year there were over 100 full auto guns available
to shoot ranging is sizes from .22 caliber to 20mm. This year we will have an original WWII tank at
the range on Sunday and you can shoot its .50 caliber machine gun at the targets. All wooden backboards
are removed from the range and a variety of active targets are installed including 3 automobiles donated
by B&R Auto Wrecking. The main range is completely closed for open shooting during this event.
The gates open at 8:00 am; shooting begins at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday.
Vendors will also be on hand selling firearm related merchandise (no firearms), tee shirts and ammunition.
If you are a business owner or know a business owner who supports the 2nd Amendment, we have
“Saddle Butte Machine Gun Shoot” posters available in the range Proshop that they can post at their businesses.
This is one of our large fund raisers for the year so pass the word to all of your friends about
shooting machine guns. If you have any questions just call the ARPC office at 541-619-0038. Come
out and watch one of the most amazing displays of full auto – machine gun shooting you will ever
see and YOU can squeeze the trigger TOO!