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Title: Question about trying to host an Appleseed
Post by: stratocaster1422 on April 29, 2010, 11:07:14 AM
Ever since my first Appleseed, I've been formulating how to approach my club about hosting an Appleseed.  I believe I have figured out the logistics to be able to hold 15-20 people for an Appleseed, but there is one stumbling block I'm not sure how to approach.  My club has a rule on Sunday that you can not shoot until 1pm.  I have not attended an Appleseed where such a rule was in place, so I'm not sure how something like that would be handled.  If the club is steadfast in their position of no shots until 1pm on Sunday, what is the best way to tailor an event to work around that restriction? 

Looking to see what other instructors have done in this situation.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Question about trying to host an Appleseed
Post by: ItsanSKS on April 29, 2010, 11:13:53 AM
Strat-

We've come across this bridge before, and in some cases, it works well, other cases, not so well.

Do they also have a steadfast rule on when the range closes? 

Here's my line of thinking:

The shooters could attend Saturday, all day.

Return on Sunday at 10:00am, whereupon the whole course of instruction could be done, sans shooting.
A short break for lunch at 12:30, with shooters retrieving their rifles and being prepared to being shooting at exactly 1:00pm.

This is not ideal, but it can be made to work.  Obviously this works better when there is plenty of sunlight available throughout the latter part of the day, but once we start moving closer to fall/winter, it won't work at all- no sunlight to speak of past 4pm...

I suggest you get in touch with your state coordinator, or your regional coordinator, to discuss the efficacy of having a shoot at that location. 

Perhaps you could even meet with the range to find out if there is a procedure for opening up the shooting time, though I imagine that it is in place to mollify a nearby church. 
Title: Re: Question about trying to host an Appleseed
Post by: CortJestir on April 29, 2010, 11:18:38 AM
Don't worry about the time restriction and let the Shoot Boss handle it.

But since you asked...Here's how I'd handle it - start a little later on Sunday and then try to go as late as possible. Do 3rd strike and DOM in the morning. Review the foundational skill sets with dry fire exercises until lunch.
Title: Re: Question about trying to host an Appleseed
Post by: crak on April 29, 2010, 11:38:31 AM
Strat: Mansfield doesn't shoot until noon.  Simsbury too.  Heck, I wish every Appleseed started at a civilized hour.

It's no problem.  We talk and dryfire for a few hours.  Then we shoot until dark.

Send me a pm.
Title: Re: Question about trying to host an Appleseed
Post by: stratocaster1422 on April 29, 2010, 12:00:06 PM
Sweet!  Thanks for the replies.  I'm going to inquire about the strictness surrounding the time restriction, but I wanted to make sure there were back up plans in place for losing an entire morning.

Crak, you'll have a pm soon
Title: Re: Question about trying to host an Appleseed
Post by: crak on April 29, 2010, 12:06:33 PM
But think of the children (and the shoot boss!) who would be violently woken up by the sound of rifle fire at 12:45 pm.

Title: Re: Question about trying to host an Appleseed
Post by: CortJestir on April 29, 2010, 12:28:24 PM
Simsbury too.

Yeah  %) Tom tells me it's 11am on Sundays now up at Metacon. But hey, we adapt...
Title: Re: Question about trying to host an Appleseed
Post by: SavageShootr on April 29, 2010, 12:49:36 PM
Heck. I've been to an Appleseed where rounds didn't go down before 11 with no time restriction.  :wb: