What is Kalash Bash TX?
Simply put, Kalash Bash TX is the LARGEST gathering of Kalashnikov enthusiasts, collectors, competitors, spectators, and merchants in the United States, and it's held in the Great State of Texas! Our 2022 event welcomed over 1,000 spectators, competitors, and event staff from across the world for a full weekend adventure of fast-paced shooting competition, belt-fed machine guns, silencers, food trucks, and live music!

Now, it's important that you know... this is NOT a traditional gun show. That is by design; Kalash Bash TX has always been about the full weekend festival experience. It's really up to YOU to decide how much of the KBTX adventure you are ready for.

Flying solo or coming with a large group to spectate and meet with vendors & demo new and exciting Kalash products and services? General Admission tickets give spectators full weekend access to the Main Event activities. Our Live Fire Tent is where the top Kalash vendors in the industry showcase new firearms and products for you to demo and meet the teams behind the scenes. You will also find some vendors offering machine gun rentals for patrons looking to go full turbo. Lastly, save up your rupies because our Vendor Bazaar tent is packed full of the coolest boutique products, small and large companies, some well known and some new to the game. Make sure to stick around until the end at the Award Ceremony, where we give away over $100,000 of prizes to attendees.

Ready to test your skill behind the trigger? Register for the Kalash Competition and compete in a two-day, 8 stage match hosted by Dissident Arms. The Kalash Competition is a fast-paced, yet fun match that both first timers and experienced competitors can enjoy. Spend your free time spectating and hanging out at the Main Event with the rest of our attendees and Kalash vendors. This ticket is our most popular and is guaranteed to sell out quickly. We will have over 300 competitors this year...

Looking to add some after hours activity to your adventure? Add a Camp Kalashnikov camping pass and stay on-site for the entire weekend! Camp Kalashnikov has it all...luxury bathroom and shower trailers, food trucks, campfires, live music and entertainment, and plenty of time to hang out with the Kalash family.

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Location
The Ranch TX Club
1024 Old Altair Road, Eagle Lake, TX, USA
Date & Time
April 13, 2024, 9 AM - 5 PM
April 14, 2024  9 AM - 6 PM
EVENT HOSTS
*NEW ATTRACTIONS*
Airsoft Team Challenge
Sponsored by Evike Outpost Houston.  More Information Coming Soon...
Helicopter Aerial Gunnery
Sponsored by Heligunner

Helicopter Aerial Gunnery tickets are available in limited quantities. These are not available as stand-alone tickets. Each shooter is required to have their own Kalash Competition or General Admission ticket.

Details:
Hop on board our helicopter for an awesome adventure shooting steel targets from the air! Each flight will consist of multiple passes down our gunnery stage where you will engage an array of steel targets. Attendees will receive a brief aircraft orientation and firearms overview, followed by a safety orientation and operations procedure before taking flight.

Do I need to bring firearms or ammo to this attraction?
No, 50 rounds of ammo and rifles are provided by Heligunner.

What time slots are available to participate in the Helicopter Aerial Gunnery activity?
Time slots for this activity are available on a first come first serve basis. We highly recommend purchasing your tickets ahead of the event to guarantee a specific time slot. Available time slots will be split into Friday PM, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Sunday AM, and Sunday PM.

Questions about Heligunner or the Helicopter Aerial Gunnery experience?
Please send all inquires to Heligunner at [email protected]
Kalash Bash TX - After Dark
Sponsored by Third Pin Threads and AGM Global Vision.

Kalash Bash TX After Dark is a FREE experience for all Kalash Competition and General Admission attendees.

Date/Time: Saturday Night (4/13) 7:00PM to Midnight
Location: At the Camp Kalashnikov main entrance

Third Pin Threads presents Kalash Bash TX After Dark, featuring live music from Nevermind (Nirvana Tribute Band), Testify (Rage Against the Machine Tribute Band), and OK.Kevin (DJ/Producer). We have spared no expense to roll out a professional stage, audio & lighting, and production crew to bring our vision of a true festival experience to you. The best part is that this is a FREE concert for all Kalash Bash TX attendees, whether you are staying at the campground or lodging offsite. Gates will remain open until 9PM for our non-campers to leave the venue and return for the After Dark experience.

Alongside the After Dark live concert, will be the return of Night Club, an immersive Night Vision and Thermal demonstration hosted by AGM Global Vision. This is also a FREE experience for all attendees of Kalash Bash TX After Dark. Come experience this exciting tactical adventure at the 60' AGM Global Vision tent.

EVENT F.A.Q.
General Admission - Main Event

General Admission Tickets will be available in Limited Quantities.  This ticket grants (1) attendee full weekend access to the Main Event.   Main Event activities include Gold Sponsor Demo bays, Live Fire Demo tent, Vendor Bazaar tent, Airsoft 360 Bay, Night Club After Party, food trucks & facilities, and eligibility to win prizes at the final Prize Ceremony. 

What time does the Main Event gate Open & Close?
Main Event gate opens at 9:00AM and closes at 5:00PM, Saturday 4/13 and Sunday 4/14

What do I need to bring to gain access into the Main Event?
Upon entry into the venue, you will arrive at the Check-In Registration Tent. Our staff will verify your ID and event ticket and provide you with an electronic liability waiver to sign. Once verification is complete, our staff will issue you the appropriate event credentials and permit you into the Main Event gate. Kalash Bash TX is an 18+ adult event, children 16+ are permitted to attend if accompanied by an adult. We recommend bringing your own Ear & Eye protection if you wish to participate at any of the live fire bays.
*Pro Tip* This is an outdoor event, we recommend bringing sunblock, bug spray, and any weather specific attire.

What if it rains during the event?
Kalash Bash TX is a rain or shine event. Weather can be unpredictable, especially here in Texas. We do not offer any guarantee on what type of weather will occur during the event, but we are proactive in that we secure several large festival tents for vendors and attendees to stay out of any rain that may occur. We recommend attendees utilize local weather forecasting and prepare accordingly. Please see the Refund/Cancellation Policy for information regarding refunds or event cancellation.

Can I bring my own firearms and/or ammo to the event?
General Admission spectators are NOT permitted to being their own firearms or ammo into the Main Event. Most of our on-site vendors will have firearms, ammunition, and other products available for spectators to demo at the live fire bays. Concealed Carry is welcomed.
*If you are competing in the Kalash Competition, you will be issued a chamber flag and permitted to access the competition shooting bays with your designated firearm, ammo, and competition regalia.

Will tickets be available to purchase on-site during the event?
No. Kalash Bash TX is a private event and is expected to sell out before the event date. Spectators are not permitted into the venue without a pre-purchased event ticket.

Will there be food and facilities available on site?
We will have several food trucks on site over the weekend. We will also have A/C controlled luxury restroom trailers at the Main Event area.

How much does it cost to demo vendor provided firearms/ammo?
In most cases, vendors will not charge to demo products or firearms at the Live Fire Bays. We expect over 300,000 rounds of ammo to be sent down range by attendees during the event. Some vendors will have Machine Gun Rentals or specialty firearms on site that are offered as a customer pay per shoot opportunity.

Will there be products available to purchase at the event?
Yes. Many of our vendors at the Vendor Bazaar tent that will have products available at special event pricing (while supplies last). We recommend having several forms of payment available for on-site purchases.

Am I eligible to win prizes at the final Prize Ceremony?
This year we will be giving away over $100,000 in vendor contributed products and firearms to event attendees. Prizes are allocated to competition podium winners, some are given away to volunteers & staff, and the rest are given away at random to attendees in the form of challenges or drawings. None of the vendor contributed products or firearms are kept by event hosts or producers, they all end up in the hands of paid attendees. Please note, this is not a raffle. Your event ticket purchase does not guarantee any prize or implied odds of being a prize winner.

When can I purchase the Official Kalash Bash TX 2024 T-Shirt?
This year, the Official KBTX24 Event T-Shirt will be available ONLY as a pre-paid item.  You can either add them at the time you order your event tickets, or re-visit the event website and purchase them separately.  The deadline to order your Event T-Shirt will be Friday 3/1/24.  Attendees that pre-pay for their Event T-Shirts will pick them up at the Registration Check-In booth at arrival.  We will have many other T-Shirts, Hats, and Swag offerings available at the Third Pin Threads booth during the event.
Kalash Competition

Kalash Competition tickets will be available in Limited Quantities.  This ticket grants (1) attendee full weekend access to the Main Event and Kalash Competition.  Match Competitors have the option to purchase a ticket for the day(s) they would like to compete in the match: either full day Friday, or Saturday & Sunday AM/PM half days. Match Competitors that place in the top of their division are eligible to win prizes during the final Prize Ceremony.

What do I need to bring to gain access into the Kalash Competition?
Upon entry into the venue, you will arrive at the Check-In Registration Tent. Our staff will verify your ID and event ticket and provide you with an electronic liability waiver to sign. Once verification is complete, our staff will issue you the appropriate event credentials and permit you into the Main Event gate. Kalash Bash TX is an 18+ adult event, children 16+ are permitted to attend if accompanied by an adult. We recommend bringing your own Ear & Eye protection if you wish to participate in the Kalash Competition or at any of the live fire bays.
*Pro Tip* This is an outdoor event, we recommend bringing sunblock, bug spray, and any weather specific attire.

What if it rains during the event?
Kalash Bash TX is a rain or shine event. Weather can be unpredictable, especially here in Texas. We do not offer any guarantee on what type of weather will occur during the event, but we are proactive in that we secure several large festival tents for vendors and attendees to stay out of any rain that may occur. We recommend attendees utilize local weather forecasting and prepare accordingly. Please see the Refund/Cancellation Policy for information regarding refunds or event cancellation.

When do I select a division and shooting squad?
All communications regarding your match participation will come from Practiscore to the email used when you purchased your tickets. You will receive (2) separate emails (on the dates shown below) from Practiscore inviting you to 1.) Select your division and complete your match registration. 2.) Select your squad. Practiscore emails will begin going out to attendees in the order tickets were sold and separated by Friday shooters and Sat/Sun shooters. This means that some shooters will receive their invitation to Select your Division/Select your Squad before others. Please send all Match/Practiscore/Squadding inquiries to [email protected]

FRIDAY - KALASH COMP
2/3 - Registration Opens (Select Division & Class)
2/10 - Squadding Opens (Select Squad)
2/16 - Deadline to Squad (Last Day to Select Squad)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY - KALASH COMP
2/17- Registration Opens (Select Division & Class)
2/24 - Squadding Opens (Select Squad)
3/1 - Deadline to Squad (Last Day to Select Squad)
SHOOT HOUSE
3/2 - Registration Opens (Select Division & Class)
3/9 - Squadding Opens (Select Squad)
3/15 - Deadline to Squad (Last Day to Select Squad)


What is the round count and what distance will we shoot out to?
Estimated round count for the match is 250 rounds, however we recommend budgeting for more ammo depending on your skill level. Target distance will range from 1yd to 200yds.

What types of rifles and ammo are permitted in the match?
The Kalash Competition is a single rifle, outlaw style shooting competition.  All Kalashnikov pattern rifles and variants are permitted, whether in traditional or modern format.  This includes AK47, AKM, AK-74, RPK, VZ58, IMI Galil, IWI Ace, Valmet and similar.  All competition rifles must be in rifle configuration or have a brace installed to be accepted into the match.  Steel core is not permitted, (ex. 7n6, chicom import, etc.) as it poses a hazard to the other shooters and damages the steel targets.  Bi-metal, steel cased is acceptable (ex. Tulammo, Wolf, Monarch, Bear, Barnaul, Red Army Standard, Golden Tiger, Yugo M67, and similar).  Please send all questions concerning rifle eligibility or match preparation to [email protected]

How many stages is the Kalash Competition?  What is the division structure?  Can I shoot the match twice or in multiple divisions?
The Kalash Competition is an 8 Stage, two-day match hosted by Dissident Arms. The match takes place on Saturday 4/13 and Sunday 4/14, with an option to shoot the full match early on Friday 4/12. The Saturday/Sunday weekend match structure allows competitors to complete 4 stages on Saturday 4/13 and 4 stages on Sunday 4/14 using an AM/PM rotation. For example, shooters that choose to shoot the Saturday/Sunday weekend match schedule will have the option to shoot SatAM/SunPM or SatPM/SunAM. Each shooter is eligible to purchase (1) competition ticket and can compete in only (1) division. Divisions are Optics Heavy, Optics Light, Irons Heavy, Irons Light, PCC, and Combloc. Heavy indicates 7.62 or larger, Light indicates 5.56/5.45. Optics indicates you are running an Optic, Irons indicates No-Optic. For example, a bare bones AKS-74U in 5.45x39mm with no optic would be categorized in the Irons Light division. PCC is for pistol caliber carbines like the KUSA KP-9. Combloc Division is catch-all division for combloc rifles that fall outside of Kalashnikov pattern to include SKS, Mosin Nagant, RPD, PKM, and VZ58.

What time does the early match start on Friday?  Saturday and Sunday?
The Friday schedule is an ALL DAY format, beginning at 8:00AM. The shooting scheduled for Saturday and Sunday is AM/PM. AM squads begin the match at 8:00AM, PM squads begin the match at 1:00PM. Gates will open at 7:00AM all 3 days for Match Competitors to arrive and prepare for the match to begin on time.

Where do I go to learn more about the match preparation, squadding, and scoring?
In the weeks leading up to the event, shooters will receive communication from Practiscore inviting them to select their shooting division & squad. There will be a window of opportunity for all shooters to complete these steps. All communication regarding the Kalash Competition, including division, squads, and scoring are available through the Practiscore dashboard. The match director may also send out match updates or general communications thru the Practiscore dashboard. Kalash Competition participants will begin to see invitations from Practiscore beginning February 2024.

When is the deadline to select my squad and division in Practiscore?
The deadline to make changes to your division and select a shooting squad is 2/16 (Friday - Kalash Comp) and 3/1 (Saturday/Sunday - Kalash Comp). After that date, any pending shooters will be assigned a squad from the remaining open positions.

This is my first match. What do I need to bring to compete?
Klayco47 has a great series on Youtube that covers the basics of Competition shooting. We highly recommend first time competitors check his videos out.
10 Things YOU NEED at a match
What to Expect at a Shooting Competition

Will I have time to zero my rifle before the match begins?
You should plan to arrive to the match fully prepared to begin your stages on time. There will be limited time and availability for competitors to zero or test fire their firearms before the match.

Is Early Registration Check-In available for Match Competitors?
Early Registration Check-In will be open on Friday 4/12 between 1:00PM and 5:00PM for Saturday/Sunday Match Competitors. Saturday and Sunday shooters are invited to arrive on Friday and complete registration before their shooting squad begins. Competitors that are shooting on Friday can shoot the match first, then complete registration at Check-In on Saturday 4/13.
AK Shoot House

AK Shoot House tickets are available in limited quantities, (1) per attendee.  Each ticket grants (1) attendee a single pass to compete in the AK Shoot House.  These are not available as stand-alone tickets.  Each shooter is required to have their own Kalash Competition or General Admission ticket.

Do I need to bring firearms or ammo to this attraction?
No, firearms and ammo are provided by the stage hosts & sponsors. Rifles, Pistol caliber carbines, and shotguns will be available to attendees that participate.

When will squadding open up for Shoot House?
Once squadding opens for the Shoot House, eligible attendees will receive an invitation from Practiscore to select their shooting time. Attendees MUST select a squad/shooting time ahead of the event and will need to report to the Shoot House stage by that selected shooting time to complete the attraction. We recommend setting a personal reminder so that you do not miss your scheduled shooting time.  Please send all questions concerning AK Shoot House to [email protected]

SHOOT HOUSE
3/2 - Registration Opens (Select Division & Class)
3/9 - Squadding Opens (Select Squad)
3/15 - Deadline to Squad (Last Day to Select Squad)

When is the deadline to select my squad in Practiscore?
The deadline to select a shooting squad is 3/15.  After that date, any pending shooters will be assigned a squad from the remaining open positions.
Camp Kalashnikov

Camp Kalashnikov tickets are available in limited quantities.  This ticket grants (1) Kalash Competition or General Admission ticket holder full weekend and overnight access to the campground.  These are not available as stand-alone tickets.  Each camper is required to have their own Camp Kalashnikov ticket along with either a Kalash Competition or General Admission ticket.

What is dry camping?
Dry camping essentially means that you are setting up a tent in the designated camping area. Please note that vehicles will not be permitted in the designated Camping Area, however parking will be in close proximity within the campground (See Map Below).

What if it rains during the event?
Kalash Bash TX is a rain or shine event. Weather can be unpredictable, especially here in Texas. We do not offer any guarantee on what type of weather will occur during the event. In the event of heavy rains, campground parking will remain accessible for campers to stay dry in their vehicles if they wish. We recommend campers utilize local weather forecasting and prepare accordingly. Please see the Refund/Cancellation Policy for information regarding refunds or event cancellation.

Are attendees permitted to participate at Camp Kalashnikov without a purchased Camping Pass?
For the first time, we will be hosting the Night Club After Party on Saturday night 4/13 open to all event attendees Free of Admission. There will be a designated area for the Night Club After Party attendees to enjoy the Live Music, Night Vision/Thermal tent, Food Trucks, and Fire Pit. Out of respect for the campers and at the direction of the venue, Camp Parking and the Camping Area will only be accessible to attendees that purchased a camping pass and are in possession of the appropriate camp credentials. The campground serves as lodging over the entire 3-day weekend and we want to respect the space and camp experience for those who paid for the opportunity to camp on site.

Is Early Registration available for campers?
Campers are invited to arrive as early as Friday 4/12 between 1:00PM and 6:00PM for Early Registration and are welcome to camp on-site over the entire weekend. The latest check out time for campers is Sunday 4/14 at 7:00PM.

Will there be food and facilities available at the campground?
We will have A/C controlled restrooms and a luxury shower trailer on site over the entire weekend. Campers are encouraged to bring their own food and water and are permitted to safely maintain a BBQ Grill or above-ground fire pit at their camp site. **NO ground fires permitted in the Camping Area**. We are expecting several food trucks on site during the Main Event and at Camp Kalashnikov.

Is there electricity at the campground?
The campground does NOT have any available electrical outlets for charging your personal items. We recommend bringing a car charger or portable power supply. Inverter generators are permitted, but must be turned off at lights out.

Is parking available for RVs?
There are a limited number of RV Passes available in the ticket options, they generally sell out pretty quick. These tickets are for the RV only, each camper is required to also purchase a Camp Kalashnikov ticket. RVs will have a dedicated parking area in close proximity to the main campground and will include electric & water service.

Is parking available for Campers?
When you arrive to Kalash Bash TX, you must first drive to the Registration/Check-In booth to sign your liability waivers and receive your event credentials, including Camp Kalashnikov Passes & Parking Passes. From there, you will drive and park your vehicle at Camp Kalashnikov. When you arrive to the campgrounds, the layout will be separated into 4 sections. (Please see CAMP KALASHNIKOV Parking Map below)
-- General Parking is where you will park if you are setting up a tent or camp structure in the Main Camping area.
-- Overland Camping is where you will park/camp if your tent is an actual fixture attached to your vehicle. This area is small and only meant for people that are camping in their vehicles.
-- Camping Area is the largest area for campers that are setting up tents or structures over the weekend. Vehicles are not permitted inside of the Camping Area, we ask that campers park first then carry their items to the campsite.
-- Night Club is where the entertainment and activities will take place on Saturday night. We will have live music, food trucks, and exciting night vision/thermal demos for all attendees to participate!
Refund/Cancellation Policy

All event ticket sales are FINAL.  No refunds, no exceptions.

Our top priority is to execute a safe event for all attendees, vendors, and staff. Our core objective is to deliver an exceptional festival experience that far exceeds the price of our tickets. It takes almost one full year of planning and resources, and over 200 event and vendor staff to pull off the greatest Kalash event of the year. Your ticket purchase is greatly appreciated and we hope that our event continues to exceed your expectations.

Kalash Bash TX is an outdoor rain or shine event, and we have prepared tents and fixtures to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience either way. That said, sometimes mother nature intervenes and events are forced to either cancel or reschedule.

If the event is cancelled: No action is required to obtain a refund, we will automatically issue a refund to the original method of payment used at the time of purchase.
If the event is postponed or rescheduled: Your ticket, including any upgrades, are still valid for the new date and no further action is required. If the event has been postponed for more than 60 days, and no rescheduled dates have been announced, we will automatically issue a refund to the original method of payment used at the time of purchase. We are not liable for travel or any other expenses that you or anyone else incurs in connection with a cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled event.
Ticket Transfers: All tickets are eligible for transfer until 5 days before the event, Monday April 8th, 2024.


By completing your ticket purchase, you agree and accept the terms of the Refund/Cancellation Policy outlined above. If you have any concerns or questions about this policy, please contact us via email before completing your purchase.  Please send all inquiries to [email protected]

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