What a great time! Big thanks to the instructors for providing such a professional and safe learning and shooting environment. This was my first Appleseed, and I have come a way with volumes of new found knowledge and skills to work on improving. Such a great program with the excellent shooting instruction tempered with the historical narrative of the inception of the Revolution. Cliff, Earl, and R.L captivated the shooters with their heartfelt and passionate description of the foundation events that sparked the birth of this nation and the shooting instruction was outstanding (thanks for all of your patience and guidance Joni!). Time for some serious drill on the AQT targets and prepare myself to go back for the patch!
PS, a story of the Revolution that held with me today,
"Soon after the commencement of the action, General Arnold, knowing the military character and efficiency of the British General Fraser, and observing his motions in leading and conducting the redcoats attack, said to Colonel Daniel Morgan, "That British officer upon the grey horse is of himself a host, and must be disposed of - direct the attention of some of your riflemen to him." Morgan nodded his assent to Arnold, repaired to his riflemen, and made known to them the order given by General Arnold. Immediately upon this, the crupper of the grey horse was cut by a rifle bullet, and within the next moment another passed through the horse's mane. An aid to Fraser, noticing this, observed to him, "Sir it is evident that you are marked for particular aim; would it no be prudent to retire from this place?" Fraser replied, "My duty forbids me to fly from danger," and he immediately received a bullet through his body. The rifleman who downed Fraser that day was thought to be Timothy Murphy, a legendary Indian fighter and one of Morgan's best marksmen. The consequences of Murphy's shot were calamitous for the British, helped turn the fate of the day and ultimately gave the Colonials their great victory at Saratoga."