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2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« on: February 01, 2010, 11:46:37 PM »
Massad Ayoob, founder of the Lethal Force Institute recently attended one of our events here in Florida, and wrote about it on his blog, which can be read here.
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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010, 11:34:27 AM »

    "...one of the best ideas that has surfaced of late in the encouragement of individual rights and heritage."

    "As a firearms instructor myself, I always watch how others teach the gun. To a man (and woman) the Appleseed trainers were patient, sharp-eyed, super-safe, and respectful of all students of all ages. From the technical side, I found their corrections were always on point."


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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010, 12:07:57 PM »
Mas, as he is called (like the abrev for the state), has been "threatening" to attend an event for some time. He even registered once, but was called away to testify in a murder trial as an expert witness.

I were nervous about his presence in the past, but this time I refused to allow myself to get too worked up - so of course he showed up! He and Gail Pepin were just regular folks - the attendees never even noticed as the two of them worked it out on the line along with all the rest.

I found him to be good student, which speaks volumes considering his level of knowledge. Like the rest, he learnt some things, and told us so - proof positive that Applseeds has something to offer even the most experienced shooter. I found his article to be well balanced and frankly more accurate in certain areas than others. His ability to glean the essence of Appleseeds is a testament to his attention to detail and his ability as an author.

As to back-patting - many thanks for the kind words Fred - truly, but we have little time for that. As Mas stated, the turnout was down 50% for this venue and that is a clear sign of our failure to get the word out properly. So after a brief grin of reflection, it's back to pressing our collective shoulders to the cart, lest it will surely roll backwards!

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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2010, 01:19:21 AM »
Massad's Backwoods article has been linked here at Lew Rockwell's site

The word keeps spreading... ;)

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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2010, 11:43:46 AM »
Truth is like a virus. God bless the coming and the going of the truth. May its very passing cleanse our world!
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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2010, 02:38:12 PM »
Massad Ayoob, founder of the Lethal Force Institute recently attended one of our events here in Florida, and wrote about it on his blog, which can be read here.

He has posted a follow-up article on some of the lessons he learned, like bringing ammo  ;)
http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/2010/02/04/lessons-from-appleseed/

The original article:
http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/2010/02/01/appleseed/

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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2010, 04:48:09 PM »
Great job guys and ma'am!  I have read Mas' articles in BWH for a while, wishing Appleseed would pop up.  We will see a difference from this.

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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2010, 05:08:04 PM »
Used the links to the M. Ayoob blog on some other forums.  Visit to see them or to help out.

This one has some positive comments  FALFILES  http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=281884

This one has had some readers but no comments  http://www.m14tfl.com/upload/showthread.php?t=80741

This one has only had one comment   http://www.warrifles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68610 

No comments on this one either   http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=9&f=19&t=228762
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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2010, 11:08:06 AM »
OD,
I am humbled by your efforts and more than a little ashamed that we the Florida crew didn't think / act as swiftly. :-[

Nicely done sir - my worn, faded, red hat is off to you.  O0 O0

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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2010, 10:48:07 AM »
An extremely well-written piece on the Cleveland Gun Rights Examiner.

Link is here.
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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from www.ATSN.TV
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2010, 02:00:21 AM »

Get the full story on www.atsn.tv   American Trigger Sports Network.

Story on a shoot they filmed in Piru CA on Feb. 20-21, 2010.

Click on the bar on the bottom, about 38 minutes in... right after the Bumper Commercial...LOL

Appleseed Project shoot in Piru....

Check it out!!!

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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2010, 12:36:18 PM »
Nice little feedback thread over on The Firing Line can be found here: http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=401512

I assume it's from the Gaston, SC shoot this past weekend (Mar 6-7, 2010). Way to go, SC crew!

Some Virtual Dragging over the Line by yours truly. And even some unintended 7th Stepping...  :D
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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2010, 03:16:45 PM »
Massad Ayoob, founder of the Lethal Force Institute recently attended one of our events here in Florida, and wrote about it on his blog, which can be read here.

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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2010, 11:07:39 PM »
Here is a blog written by Stephen who attended Brighton, CO April 17-18, 2010.    O0

http://sensiblyprogressive.blogspot.com/2010/04/april-appleseed-event-in-brighton.html
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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2010, 11:31:03 PM »
From the Duluth, MN April 17-18, 2010 Appleseed


http://www.wdio.com/article/stories/S1524408.shtml?cat=10348

"My primary objective is to change hearts and minds, for that is where the gaping hole in the hull of the USS America lies. I am looking to make a spark and praying that it will ignite, by their own will, into a bonfire in their hearts and souls."  PHenry

"Folks, this Appleseed thing doesn't work if we get a patch and go home. It doesn't work if we shoot a Rifleman score and remember the good times we had out on the range. It only works if we take that 7th Step and spread the 'seed. HUZZAH!!!"  Slim 


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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2010, 03:36:56 AM »
OH NO- Appleseed has gone MAINSTREAM! Article in the WASHINGTON POST (online)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2010/04/22/ST2010042205618.html?sid=ST2010042205618

Excellent story, well written, and unbiased.  Who could ask for more?
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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2010, 03:42:12 AM »
News article in the Toledo Blade:
http://toledoblade.com/article/20100420/COLUMNIST22/4200377/-1/SPORTS06

Quote from: Steve Pollick, Toledo Blade April 20, 2010
Appleseed Project promotes rifle basics

OK, just how good are you with a rifle, anyway - really?

Can you place 10 rounds into a one-inch square at 25 meters from the unsupported prone position in 60 seconds?

That is the rifleman's challenge in the Appleseed Project, and it is coming Saturday and Sunday to the Sandusky County Sportsmen's Club near Gibsonburg.

"The Appleseed Project is a nationwide program by volunteers and it does two things, and does them well," said Mike Nemeth, an Appleseed instructor and member of the local club. "We teach the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship and we teach American heritage."

During the two-day shooting clinic, shooters may use the rifle and sights of their choice in learning or improving the skills to "safely and consistently shoot well out to 500 yards - the traditional rifleman's quarter mile," said Nemeth, who is in charge of the clinic. "Through the years and for many reasons we've lost that heritage."

It is no coincidence that the instruction begins with a one-inch square at 25 meters. The target will appear the same as a 20-inch square at 500, which is where advanced participants will take the final challenge by Sunday afternoon.

Nemeth emphasized that Appleseed clinics are for all shooters, from beginners to accomplished marksmen. Women, younger shooters age 21 and under, and military service personnel, including Guardsmen and Reservists, participate free.

The organization behind Appleseed is called the Revolutionary War Veterans Association, or RWVA, and its simple mission is to preserve and pass on traditional rifle marksmanship skills to Americans across this nation.

American heritage presentations are interspersed throughout the course. Yesterday was the 235th anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord, which are seen as the beginnings of the tradition of the American rifleman.

"This was the beginning of America, with the 'shot heard around the world' and birth of the heritage of riflemen in this nation," states an Appleseed promotional.

During the clinic, participants review the six fundamental steps to firing an accurate shot as well as the basic field shooting positions, from prone to sitting/kneeling, and standing, and how to use a G.I. sling.

Nemeth said slots still are available for this weekend's clinic. The Sportsmen's Club is located at 3950 State Rt. 600, east of Gibsonburg. Starting time is
8:30 a.m. Saturday. Walk-ons are welcome, but advance registration saves $10. For other details and equipment requirements and to register, visit appleseedinfo.org.
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"My primary objective is to change hearts and minds, for that is where the gaping hole in the hull of the USS America lies. I am looking to make a spark and praying that it will ignite, by their own will, into a bonfire in their hearts and souls."  PHenry

"Folks, this Appleseed thing doesn't work if we get a patch and go home. It doesn't work if we shoot a Rifleman score and remember the good times we had out on the range. It only works if we take that 7th Step and spread the 'seed. HUZZAH!!!"  Slim 


April 18-19, 2009  "The seeds of rifle marksmanship were sown in good ground.  In the end, then, every attendee walked away as an instructor for their friends, family, coworkers.  May you tend your patch in Liberty's garden well and through a long life."  Francis Marion

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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2010, 03:06:23 PM »
Here is one I found off of Rimfire Central.

http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=338058
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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2010, 08:55:58 PM »
Here's a blog about Randy's experiences at the Memorial Day Gardnerville, NV Appleseed shoot: http://www.randyandrews.net/?p=16.

I attended the same shoot and I wrote about it here: http://girlsloveguns.posterous.com/appleseed-after-action-report.

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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2010, 06:37:48 PM »
A write-up I did for the TN Prepper's Network of my experiences this past weekend (26-27 Jun 2010) at Knob Creek, KY:

http://www.tennesseepreppersnetwork.com/2010/06/appleseed-weekend-wrap-up.html

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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2010, 12:44:19 PM »
TNLP,
Truly excellent writing!
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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2010, 05:13:57 PM »
Not wild about the location of the article, I mean strictly from a PR standpoint, but what a great article! Only error I saw was "Regular Boot Camp" instead of Rifleman Boot Camp. Nice to see an author "get" what we do and represent it so faithfully and accurately.

Much like the man who did a write up on one our Florida events - Massad Ayoob. I was amazed at how much he gleaned, as I never saw him take a single note. I guess that's why he gets paid to write and I do not.  :cool2:

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Re: 2010 After Action Reports from other sources
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2010, 05:59:10 PM »
http://bisonrma.blogspot.com/2010/06/im-appleseeder.html

This was posted in a response to the patriot article by Chief Instructor.

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