The darkest place I’ve ever seen, not counting my heart after inadvertently viewing an Academy Awards acceptance speech, is the shooting cave at Rockcastle Shooting Center. Located smack dab in the middle of Mammoth Cave country, Rockcastle has dozens, or maybe hundreds, of caves scattered underneath its 2,000 acres of Second Amendment joy land. No one really knows for sure because even though professional spelunkers have been mapping the area for thousands of years (Yes, really. Some human-made materials found in their caves date back to 1,010 B.C.) the owners’ figure hundreds of caves have yet to be discovered.
When you want to know how your new Corvette Z06 handles, you’d best head to the Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club test track. When you want to challenge your new “As Seen on TV!” Ginsu Knife, you slice open a few tin cans, chop firewood, and only then dice ripe tomatoes. And when you want to test out some new weapon lights, you go where it’s dark. Really dark.