Project Appleseed

After Action Reports! => After Action Reports => Topic started by: ITB on March 26, 2012, 07:21:07 PM

Title: Lapeer, MI March 24-25, 2012
Post by: ITB on March 26, 2012, 07:21:07 PM
Title: Re: Lapeer, MI March 24-25, 2012
Post by: fasteddie222 on March 26, 2012, 11:19:45 PM
All I can say is THANK YOU !  Intheburbs and your whole crew was great . Everyone work very hard with  Paul ( aka big buck)  and I to make sure we had fun. We have  decided to shot again next month in fenton. Big buck can't stop talking about shooting  brown bess!
Title: Re: Lapeer, MI March 24-25, 2012
Post by: Grindstone on March 26, 2012, 11:36:30 PM
Wow, great shoot. Sorry to my crew in the icehouse that I could only be there on Saturday. But I know you were in capable hands on Sunday.
Title: Re: Lapeer, MI March 24-25, 2012
Post by: BullBarrel on March 27, 2012, 10:24:42 AM
Appleseed #2 under our belts.   I bettered my first AQT by 10 points and Aaron shot two with a lever action tuber!.   Peter also improved, and is knocking at the door....so close.  Again, what a great organization and great group of instructors.    Aaron is excited about the prospect of a "big boy gun event" and is working hard on me to buy a "big boy gun" too.    If it wasn't for 2 kids in travel soccer and  coaching my daughters softball team, there's a good chance we'd attend a lot more of these events this summer.    For now we are out spreading the word.   I got a younger brother who was going to attend , but a knee injury knocked him out.   I already have him pinging me for the next event we are going to.   Still working on my wife and daughter.   Maybe a pink stock on my Ruger will do it?    Pete's off to school today with a handful of brochures for teachers that asked about the event when he wore his Appleseed shirt to school last week.   SuperHeat, can't yet commit to the hat because of my weekend duties and I still don't quite feel like a shooter as much as I feel lucky, but until I get to the point where I can commit, I will, be spreading the word!  Oh....HammerForge, another energizing talk....I'm now calling you HammerTime for your showmanship.   Madhadder, your line calling was spot on....kept things moving...I liked that...though you did put a bit of pressure on us tubers to get those rounds slid down the tube. 

Jeff (aka bullbarrel)
Title: Re: Lapeer, MI March 24-25, 2012
Post by: Little Moose on March 27, 2012, 10:29:43 AM
I just wanted to say Thank You for the Great, Great Weekend! I loved the shooting, and I really loved the history. 

I was very happy to get my Rifleman Patch from Swamp Thing. Remember to look up, little Rifleman hide in high places and are very accurate at snowball throwing.
Title: Re: Lapeer, MI March 24-25, 2012
Post by: Swamp Thing on March 27, 2012, 11:09:49 AM
Hey all,

I wanted to throw this pic up real quick to remind everybody just how well this stuff works.

This is a picture of one of our junior shooter's targets. A fine young man named Joe. It's the first squares target of Saturday morning, right after the first Redcoat.

The shot string on top was aimed at the top left square after we taught prone position and sling use.

The middle shot string was aimed at the center square right after we taught the six steps to firing a shot.

The bottom shot string was aimed at the bottom left square right after we did our no ammo trigger control exercise.

This stuff works!

Huzzah!  O0

Bonus question for the students (no people in funny hats are allowed to answer). Trigger control brought his groups together but what was causing those shots to go diagonally?

I'll post some additional thoughts and comments about this great weekend once the mountain of stuff on my desk clears out.

ST

Title: Re: Lapeer, MI March 24-25, 2012
Post by: fasteddie222 on March 27, 2012, 12:12:37 PM
npoa is not correct? elbows moving out?
Title: Re: Lapeer, MI March 24-25, 2012
Post by: mac66 on March 27, 2012, 12:46:24 PM
 :pop:
Appleseed #2 under our belts.   I bettered my first AQT by 10 points and Aaron shot two with a lever action tuber!.   Peter also improved, and is knocking at the door....so close.  Again, what a great organization and great group of instructors.    Aaron is excited about the prospect of a "big boy gun event" and is working hard on me to buy a "big boy gun" too.    If it wasn't for 2 kids in travel soccer and  coaching my daughters softball team, there's a good chance we'd attend a lot more of these events this summer.    For now we are out spreading the word.   I got a younger brother who was going to attend , but a knee injury knocked him out.   I already have him pinging me for the next event we are going to.   Still working on my wife and daughter.   Maybe a pink stock on my Ruger will do it?    Pete's off to school today with a handful of brochures for teachers that asked about the event when he wore his Appleseed shirt to school last week.   SuperHeat, can't yet commit to the hat because of my weekend duties and I still don't quite feel like a shooter as much as I feel lucky, but until I get to the point where I can commit, I will, be spreading the word!  Oh....HammerForge, another energizing talk....I'm now calling you HammerTime for your showmanship.   Madhadder, your line calling was spot on....kept things moving...I liked that...though you did put a bit of pressure on us tubers to get those rounds slid down the tube. 

Jeff (aka bullbarrel)

Just so you know, we can also come to school/class or organization and give the history portion of the Appleseed. I have maps, photos, a power point presentation, flags and some other cool show and tell stuff.
Title: Re: Lapeer, MI March 24-25, 2012
Post by: MI-copperhead on March 27, 2012, 01:01:52 PM
Hey all,

I wanted to throw this pic up real quick to remind everybody just how well this stuff works.

This is a picture of one of our junior shooter's targets. A fine young man named Joe. It's the first squares target of Saturday morning, right after the first Redcoat.

The shot string on top was aimed at the top left square after we taught prone position and sling use.

The middle shot string was aimed at the center square right after we taught the six steps to firing a shot.

The bottom shot string was aimed at the bottom left square right after we did our no ammo trigger control exercise.

This stuff works!

Huzzah!  O0

Bonus question for the students (no people in funny hats are allowed to answer). Trigger control brought his groups together but what was causing those shots to go diagonally?

I'll post some additional thoughts and comments about this great weekend once the mountain of stuff on my desk clears out.

ST

Trigger elbow slip, I believe.


7 Riflemen made this weekend! I'm impressed !  O0
Title: Re: Lapeer, MI March 24-25, 2012
Post by: BullBarrel on March 27, 2012, 02:37:34 PM

Just so you know, we can also come to school/class or organization and give the history portion of the Appleseed. I have maps, photos, a power point presentation, flags and some other cool show and tell stuff.

Thanks MAC66, one of the people who asked Peter about his shirt was the principal of the school.   Next time I bump into him,  I'll extend your offer. 

BB
Title: Re: Lapeer, MI March 24-25, 2012
Post by: mac66 on March 27, 2012, 05:31:45 PM

Just so you know, we can also come to school/class or organization and give the history portion of the Appleseed. I have maps, photos, a power point presentation, flags and some other cool show and tell stuff.

Thanks MAC66, one of the people who asked Peter about his shirt was the principal of the school.   Next time I bump into him,  I'll extend your offer. 

BB

The anniversary of April 19th is coming up, on...well...April 19th. Just saying. :))
Title: Re: Lapeer, MI March 24-25, 2012
Post by: Swamp Thing on March 27, 2012, 09:57:08 PM
Yep! Another great one at Lapeer County Sportsmans Club! That place never fails to satisfy. Now if we can only get the board members to do something about that weather. Seriously?! A lapeer shoot that ISN'T a winterseed?! Oh well, you can't win them all.

This was a fantastic group of students and if I had my way, I would have them all come back to do it all again. We had a little bit of everything this weekend, from ex-marines who found out that you can teach an old dog new tricks to a young man who had never shot anything but a BB gun sending a musket ball down range on a Brown Bess that was longer than he was.

Earthmom, don't you worry, your time is coming right around the corner.

Little Moose, thanks for the nice post. I think your words mean a little more than you know. Everytime I ask myself why I practically kill myself for this program all I have to do is reread your post. Thanks, but watch out for snowballs made with SWAMP water!

A big huzzah to all our new riflemen! Keep learning, keep growing. Keep coming back, with friends!

Oh, and last but not least....Joe, you keep that elbow under the rifle buddy, you'll do just fine.

ST
Title: Re: Lapeer, MI March 24-25, 2012
Post by: Earthmom on March 28, 2012, 03:56:16 PM
Even though I was extraordinarily frustrated with myself, when that wears off, I'm still filled with awe and inspiration from every single instructor there.  You guys work tirelessly at this stuff and I think everyone leaves knowing that you care.  What a great group of people.  Thank you for all you do.  I will continue to spread the word.

Earthmom
Title: Re: Lapeer, MI March 24-25, 2012
Post by: number6 on March 28, 2012, 11:19:27 PM
February at Lapeer
(http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n488/peterjangel/2012%20Lapeer%20Feb%2025%2026/P1020110.jpg)

March at Lapeer
(http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s146/variseal/Lapeer%20March%202425%202012/sundaybriefing.jpg)

What will November and December bring???
Title: Re: Lapeer, MI March 24-25, 2012
Post by: Superheat on March 29, 2012, 03:52:08 PM
Number6,   
Don't forget about August!  Ladyseed!

The pink is for the girls who don't like "girlie" colors.   :P

Title: Re: Lapeer, MI March 24-25, 2012
Post by: SteelThunder on March 29, 2012, 05:53:20 PM
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Title: Re: Lapeer, MI March 24-25, 2012
Post by: Hammer Forged on March 29, 2012, 07:24:29 PM
A DATE to REMEMBER
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BY JACOB HUNSANGER O0