ur events are typically two-day programs that teach the rifle marksmanship skills that were once commonly practiced in America. Our Instructors put in nearly 200 hours of training so they can teach the skills that will one day allow a Rifleman to be accurate out to 500 yards. This distance is known as the traditional “Rifleman’s Quarter Mile” and has been part of America’s marksmanship repertoire since our country’s earliest days.
During breaks, we’ll tell you the true story of the earliest days of our nation, including the detailed events of April 19, 1775. You may be surprised by what you hear.
Whether you’ve never fired a rifle before or you’re already a competitive shooter, no one who comes to a Project Appleseed event ever leaves the same. The new skills, history, and friendships are inspiring and life-changing.
A “Known-Distance Appleseed” is a weekend-long program that teaches the secrets of shooting out to 400 yards, including target detection and ranging; measuring and compensating for wind; scopes and reticles; MOAs and mils, boxing your sights, battle-sight zero and come-ups, and much more.
Since this material requires previous exposure to the skills taught at an Appleseed, only students who have been to at least one Appleseed can attend a “KD Appleseed.” Experienced shooters will find that shooting successfully at “Rifleman distances” is a major confidence builder and an opportunity not to be missed!
We are pleased to offer Appleseed Pistol Clinics. Our pistol clinic is a fun challenge for everyone, even those who have qualified with pistols in other programs. The program is beneficial for folks who have no pistol experience or have some experience shooting pistols but want more instruction on use for personal defense. It can be offered on either indoor or outdoor ranges depending on location. This class focuses on defensive techniques such as rapid target acquisition and engaging multiple targets, but stops short of teaching drawing from the holster and firing. It’s a challenging course of fire and we think it’s a lot of fun. Although most locations permit pistols of any caliber, many shooters choose to bring a .22 caliber pistol for initial instruction and for practice.
Of course, an Appleseed Pistol Clinic includes history. The history shared will include stories you won’t hear at traditional 25m and KD events.
This is a comprehensive, week-long program that builds on the skills acquired at previous Appleseeds and Known-Distance Appleseeds. The Rifleman’s Boot Camp (RBC) puts you on the fast track to becoming a Rifleman – or an Appleseed instructor. The training consists of classroom instruction, range-safety instruction, and marksmanship from varied distances. You’ll learn the basics of shooting at 25 yards, and how those same principles translate to shots of 100, 200, 300 and 400 yards away. During this intense week, you’ll have the chance to get to know your dedicated volunteer instructors and your fellow students really well on the way to forging lifelong bonds and friendships. In the words of one of our RBC graduates, “If you don’t have one of the best times of your life at this boot camp, something is seriously wrong with you.”
For many women, a rifle range is an unfamiliar and potentially intimidating territory, which is why we created Ladyseeds. A Ladyseed is an Appleseed designed specifically for women. It offers the opportunity for women to shoot, share and get to know each other in a comfortable learning environment. Of course, the women who attend a Ladyseed event will learn much more than how to fire a rifle, they’ll also learn American heritage and how women actively aided in the fight for America’s freedom. When you attend a Ladyseed, it’s our hope that you’ll leave with new friends, a renewed sense of country, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.
We all learn about the Revolutionary War in school: where it was fought, who fired the first shots and Paul Revere’s famous ride. But is what we learn in school the whole story, or in some cases, even the real story? The Revolutionary War Veterans Association (RWVA) is a group of volunteers that will shed new light on the story of how our nation was born — the story that historians have discovered. The RWVA representatives will bring the events of April 19, 1775, a day that some call the most important day in American history, to life. Along the way, they’ll reveal some historical facts that might surprise you, like:
The RWVA invites you to experience a LibertySeed event, where they will recount the happenings leading up to the birth of our nation. LibertySeeds are free and open to anyone. If you have a group that’s interested in hosting a LibertySeed, no matter where you are in the US, please contact us.
Appleseed is a fast-growing non-profit nationwide community of volunteers. Therefore, it is to be expected that prices, terms, and programs offered are and can be subject to change without notice. Visitors to our site should be cautioned that printed literature can be old/out-of-date, and that only prices and opportunities currently listed on the site are authoritative as to current Appleseed programs and opportunities.