He is the first to enter after the shoot. Fog can be seen hanging over the field from the fires and explosions.
Anyone can sign up and shoot a machine gun of her choice. The price per magazine ranges from $45 to $65. Most weapons fire a magazine of around 30 rounds in under 10 seconds.
Two kids with toy guns explore the range after the shoot, focusing on the shot-out shell of a car.
This scene might as well be somewhere in a war zone, yet people posed in front of it and smiled.
A young boy poses for a picture while holding an assault rifle.
The machine gun shoots take place several times per day. Dozens of people fire all at once at the objects placed down on the range.
During the shoot you can feel the heat of the explosions on your face. Tracer bullets used during the night shoot make it feel straight out of Star Wars.
Abandoned vehicles, barrels of fuel and a variety of appliances are fitted with pyrotechnic charges, and spread across the range. When the machine gun's bullet makes contact, mushroom clouds take over the night sky.
Shooters taking a break. Everyone is encouraged to wear ear and eye protection because of the constant gun fire.
Free magazines spotlight the love of guns, country and young women in underwear.
In addition to the shoot, a gun show draws over 900 vendors from across the country to a pole barn next to the range.
The last bullet gets ejected from the gun as the first shell touches the ground. The power of modern weapons demonstrated within a 2,000th of a second.
The noise from everyone shooting on the fire line at the same time can be quite loud, but most people – kids included – don't flinch.
The ocean of shells after the shoot.
A young boy stands on a car, mesmerized by the machine guns in the show.
A young girl posing for a photo. "That's it," I overheard one of the instructors say. "We need more women!"
A young boy hanging on to a Huey helicopter. This particular Huey was used as a Dustoff unit Air Ambulance in Vietnam from 1965 to 1972.
A young boy observing the scene. Fires are lit in preparation for the night shoot – the shooters will need to be able to see far down on the range.
A vendor has sniper camouflage "ghillie" suits on display.