Okay, Earl is back on track. I emptied my Caravan totally, reorganized the Shoot Box materials, checked and cleaned my firearms, and ate food and drank lots of water. Still by evening I was tired - and I know how to do two days of Appleseed.
I hope you are all doing even better.
Thanks for a great weekend!
I want you to believe in getting into a sling, I have slings on all of my rifles except grandfather's Winchester 22LR pump.
I want you to believe in practice of everything we taught you, study the material I passed out as homework - sometimes you don't ask the question at the time because we want to shoot. You can ask questions on the forum, you will get answers and opinions.
I want you to read more about the American Revolution, there is a lot of great material out there. I want you to have the confidence that you know what really happened and why the people of New England marched to aid their neighbors in their troubles. We know they couldn't wait for evening news in their recliners.
For sure, I suggest that five days a week, you practice dry fire with your empty rifle to get into and out of positions (we can't all take yoga classes) and get solidly into the steady hold factors and NPOA adjustments. Just for the forty rounds of your AQT target that you have hung on the wall beside the Bloody Butchery broadside. Talk yourself through those six steps in making the shot, on every shot. Call your shot when the hammer falls (make sure you are using caps to dry fire upon - replacing my firing pin in my 190? target rifle would have bought me many rifles back in the day).
I hope to see you on the range again in the future, even better if it isn't at an Appleseed but from an invite to speak about the RWVA where you normally shoot.
We can find a more polished professional teller, honest. But remember the seventh step is that sharing of your experience on Appleseed with others that don't have an idea what all the fuss is about. Your friends and neighbors don't want to be like the village of Waltham, spending the whole Wednesday working and not knowing that the regulars were out and Liberty was on the march. (page 146, The Middlesex Alarm map, Paul Revere's Ride).
I have to admire the number of family groups on this shoot, America was built by families going out to start a new life, a good life, a life worth all the trials of the trail. Hope to see you all on the Appleseed trail again. I am working three Appleseeds next month and will be back on Whidbey Island in October as Shoot Boss, and I will be going for inclusion of the Known Distance exercise that we didn't have time for this time. That hail storm and heavy rain held off just long enough for me, but those three motorcyclists looked so sad, as I drove to the ferry. Tracey_B ordered us some great weather.
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