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Title: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: bob 210 on June 23, 2008, 09:50:28 PM
   Welcome to the state where Appleseed is on fire!!!!  This is the official board for all Appleseed related things in California. I will be posting about each upcoming shoot and looking for input and ideas concerning them, so don't be shy, fell free to post your thoughts. 8) Please check-in here and let us know what city you are in. If there is a range near you that we can host an Appleseed at, let me know.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board
Post by: MrBill on July 30, 2008, 11:44:56 PM
Bob 210

Looking at your schedule, I see only the July 20 NRA RSO training event.  Did you get any additional information about upcoming NRA RSO training anywhere near the greater LA area.  I'm sure I could at least twist Rock Chuckers arm to go too, and hopefully get a bunch of us trained and certified.

Thanks
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Update:

OK I guess I should look first and ask for clarification second.  Is this the RSO training you went to? 

Huntington Beach - Sunday, August 31, 2008, AKI Security Training Center, $150
James E Bowen, (562) 500-3633. , nra@firearms-training.info
Class types: Range Safety Officer
Course Notes:  Please call Kathy at (714) 319-3013 to reserve your seat.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: kman62 on October 22, 2008, 10:09:47 PM
Hello all,

This is kman62, i attended the Corona event on 10/18/-19, I was one of the two Keith's. I was shooting the OLL AR on yellow 2. I had a great time even thought I suffered from some equipment issues, but mostly I need to work on the cadence, especially focus on the sight and not the target. I will attend another Appleseed in the future, I was thinking about the one in December, but I need to check my wife's schedule, we were going out of town the first part of December.

Thanks to all the instructors, I felt very welcomed at the event and met some new people. So it's off to dry fire and practice my cadence.

Oh btw, I've been telling everyone, I know about Appleseed, even people I don't know, two guys a the local Big 5, when I was looking to purchase a 10/22. I had just returned from the class and I fogot that I had my name tag on and I was a little dusty from all the prone work going on, they asked me where I came from and that I looked like I had fun. I talked to the guys about the Appleseed program and they liked what I had to say.  I hope to a least get a few people to come to future events. I also told them, it was fun but it's a serious event, about hornoring our founding fathers.

kman62 ;D

Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Biscuit on October 22, 2008, 11:15:04 PM
I liked the October 18-19 Appleseed, at Corona  even though my 22 got jammed at the end of Saturday. I still went Sunday and was lent a Ruger 10/22 (Guess what I want for X-mas).  Also the Range Master Let me fire my muzzle loading percussion cap 1853 Enfield (58 Cal.). I learned A LOT about firing positions, NPOA, and sighting in (MOA). 
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: LayloPro on October 23, 2008, 01:56:33 AM
Welcome, Keith & James!!
We look forward to being able to work with both of you in the future......It's amazing the equipment issues that come along....rifles we would have -sworn- were ready to go, that don't.....(don't ask me how I know about this part!!) :D :D ;D

We are looking for many good men & gals to help get this state turned around.....It is a -BIG- state, and it has been getting beat up for too long, & it's time we fixed it.
And when we are done "fixing" the problems in this state, we are going after the other 49.
Gentlemen, are you with us?

Laylopro
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Marpat Whittemore on December 14, 2008, 07:00:33 PM
This is Nick and Rachel and we are from Santa Barbara.  We would love to help out with our local event, so if you know who I can contact PM me.  Also I would love build a few 10/22 LTR so if you know a friendly FFL in california let me know.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: bob 210 on December 15, 2008, 11:26:44 AM
tomasmore.....pm sent.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Wanderer on January 07, 2009, 03:19:15 PM
Hey Guys! Anthony here from the 12/13-14 shoot at Corona. If you were at the event I was non-stop talker with a bunch of friends there, shooting in the middle next to Liz. Big thanks to Francis for letting us borrow his rifles, and the rest of the guys for putting up with us (mainly putting up with me haha)  ;)

I picked up a new Ruger 10/22, (get it the 15th) and am looking to set it up. Was a little disappointed when I realized a Marlin comes with mounts for a sling and scope, and the Ruger does not. Looks like I'll be drilling and tapping that wooden stock! Had to go with the Ruger tho, the stock is perfect IMO for cheek weld, just feels natural.

Anyway, I live in the Orange County area, so the closest range for rifles to me would be where we had the Corona Event (Rauhawgees, as I butcher the spelling). As far as me personally, I love teaching (and learning), and definitely plan to have my younger brother at the next Corona event (gonna take him out as soon as I get my 10/22 to give him the basics). Lets see, I also love public speaking. I'm a story teller, and speech communication is one of the areas I'm studying in college. I'd like to be one of the guys up there at lunch telling the group about our heritage.

My only downfall to the program will likely be that I am in college, which takes a lot of my time. I'm on my 5th year at Cal State Long Beach - full time student every semester; like I said, I love to learn :) I'm studying marketing, speech, and business... though I'm an art major. I definately want to help with the March Corona event, and I know April is jammed for me but if I can squeeze it I'd like to help with the April event as well. Anyway, thats all for now, thanks for your time. Stay safe & shoot straight,
Anthony
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SavageShootr on January 07, 2009, 03:54:21 PM
wow been awhile since I have checked in here.

Welcome tomasmore!! Nick and Rachel, glad to have you both here.
That is a nice range out there in Santa Barbara.

Welcome TheWanderer!! Nice to have you with us as well.
I was not at the Corona event (I was at Piru). Johnnyappleseed and I shoot at Angeles range on most Saturday's. Actually all of them that we are not Appleseeding.

~SS
 
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Aleeta on January 20, 2009, 11:40:22 AM
Hi All,

Liz N.G. here from the Sacramento shoot this last weekend.  Has a great time this last weekend and I can't want to do more Appleseedn'!  I am extremely happy that my husband suggested that we come up to the event, I learned a lot from both the history and the shooting instruction, and am happy to be stepping up to become a new IIT!  Thank you to everyone from this weekend!

Liz
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SavageShootr on January 20, 2009, 01:49:54 PM
Hey Liz,

Welcome to the Board and to the California Instructor Corps. Thank You for stepping up and taking on the orange hat. The reward you will receive from Instructing will amaze you. I look forward to the day that we will instruct together.

I enjoyed meeting you in Sacramento last weekend. Congratulations on your Rifleman scores (you had 3 of them, right?) WOW and then to shoot the Redcoat Rifleman style. Great going.

~SS
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: BaldDragn on January 20, 2009, 07:07:51 PM
I'm a little late, but better late than never.

BaldDragn here, AKA Rod J.

I found Appleseed through many of our members at NearDeathExperiments.com (NDE), a preparedness board. Appleseed's goals fit like a glove with my own views and many others at NDE and I'm grateful to the Appleseed members that drove so far and dedicated their time to bring Appleseed to us in northern California, and my home range at SacValley.org. It's my sincere hope to pick up the tools offered this weekend so that Sacramento could be one of those sites that have monthly Appleseeds in the near future, and hopefully to bring Appleseed to other neighboring towns.

I have tried one more than one occasion to work with organizations who's goal was to help spread the word about our past, the value, and the state of our personal liberties today, unfortunately those efforts and organizations fizzled in the end because to much depended on to few people. Appleseed has addressed that issue well and seems destined to succeed were so many others have failed.

I also love that my experience over this last weekend was so inclusive. There was no sense of anybody having any ax to grind, just a simple message of honoring those that gave so much for us that we may enjoy our freedoms, along with encouragement to take an active part, in our own fashion, to be sure those rights are not squandered or taken for granted. This is very important to me because I have a diverse family and I want to share Appleseed with all of them, not an easy thing to do with so many  different  opinions to consider, but I see no problem with Appleseed.

So thanks again all, I'm sure any group so tolerant of a curmudgeon like V  >:D can put up with me.

BD
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Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SavageShootr on January 20, 2009, 07:17:59 PM

Welcome Balddragn.

It was fabulous meeting you and your lovely wife. She is a nice lady. Thank you for bringing her along. Yes, she told me you talked her into it. I asked her to post that when she gets approved for the board.

I am happy to see that you get it. Northern California is going to be a whole new area for Appleseed. I am impressed.

~SS
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Carla on January 21, 2009, 06:49:36 PM
Hello, California Appleseed,

I'm a newbie here.

My partner Patricia and I have run the fourth Sunday 'public hours' at the 200 yard side of the Santa Clara County Metcalf range for some years now. (the other week-end days at the 200 are taken up with various Rifle Club events)

If anyone in the South Bay area might be interested, this is a venue for some 200 yard (or closer range with portable target frames) rifle practice (or handgun practice, hitting bowling pins at 200 yards with a 22, or even a 44 mag, revolver is a serious challenge of skill) The range use charge is $15 per person, for the  day.

We open the 200 yard side at 0900 every fourth Sunday, weather permitting, and run until 1500. We've assembled a small crew of range workers so that targets can be handled quickly, for a minimum of lost shooting time with the line held under cease-fire for target handling.

Any sort of target, such as animal (not human, this is California, folks) silhouettes or oddments of metal scrap, jugs of water, etc., are acceptable, as long as we can be certain that no safety hazard is created, and no waste materials left on the range at the end of the day.

It may be possible for me to make arrangements with the range manager to rent the 200 yard range for Appleseed-related events on Thursdays, when the range is not otherwise used.

(understand, thats 'maybe' not any certainty. The range was not regularly in use on Thursdays some time ago, but that may have changed, so I can't promise anything at this time.)

If enough interest is shown, by e-mailing me, I'll ask the range facility manager about renting the 200 yard side on Thursdays, maybe one Thursday per month.

I'd offer to do this as a women's event, with, of course, such menfolk (husbands, sons, nephews, boyfriends or social friends, whatever)  as they'd care to invite to come with them.

We could provide the use of a M1 Garand, SMLE, and M1 carbine for familiarisation fire, and, for those who will be really careful with it, a couple of rounds for familiarisation with our pet snipey rifle, a pre-64 Winnie heavy barrel M70, which will consistently do 1/4" or less from point-of-aim, cold barrel shot, at 200yds.  (yes, I'm 'bragging' a little....it took a while to 'dial in' that rifle, and find the load it likes)

Fifty cals, such a Barretts, and 'Calif-legal' 416's, 48's and 49's, are welcome, but, obviously, nothing selective-fire.  (again, this is California, remember)

I don't know anything whatever about the technical details of this or that variety of mouse-gun receiver, and wouldn't recognise any of those if I did look at them.........all I care about is practical, realistic range safety. 

I don't have any problem with rapid-fire, if......and this is a very important if.....the person doing any rapid fire is surely capable of keeping the weapon under control, in a tight 'cone of fire'. If anyone wants to do rapid-fire at any of my events, they have to be able to clearly demonstrate this level of proficiency first.

As we all know, even one 'wild shot' could lead to serious problems, not the least of which could be the permanent loss of the range for everyone.

E-mail me,  carla@tactical-link.com  if you've any interest in activities at the Metcalf 200yd range.

cheers

Carla



Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: V on January 21, 2009, 07:08:21 PM
Welcome Carla.

From the information you supply it would look that the best use which could be made of a Thursday slot as you describe would be to hold what we call Appleseed "Minis".

A normal Appleseed requires exclusive use of a range for a weekend and qualified instructors must be in attendance to make it an official event etc.

A mini is just a group of people getting together on a range and agreeing to shoot Appleseed targets, the Appleseed way for their own practice and improvement. They are usually arranged by Appleseeders trying to get others interested in attending a full Appleseed, or by people who want to get ready for the day when an Appleseed comes close enough for them to finally attend.

I'll bring this to our state co-ordinators attention and let you know if there's any group in the area. Have you attended an AS? Would you want to run a mini?

Cheers
V
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SavageShootr on January 21, 2009, 07:18:48 PM
Carla

Welcome to the forum. What a kind offer. Thank you for your interest in forwarding the program.

Appleseed is a Heritage organization. We hold two day Rifle Marksmanship clinics combined with Revolutionary War History. While there is a possibility of holding an AS during the week, mostly they are weekend events.

We have what we call Mini-Appleseeds. A mini is a condensed version of an Appleseed, mainly shooting at the same targets we would use at a regular Appleseed. There is no charge to attend a mini. I am not sure how it would work to
rent a range to hold a mini, but that would not be my decision.

I hope to see you and your partner on the Appleseed trail.

~SS
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Carla on January 25, 2009, 10:01:44 PM
V, and SS,

I spoke with the Metcalf range facility manager today, and he said that he would be willing to make the 200 yard side available for an 'Appleseed Mini' on a Thursday, on condition that a rangemaster personally known to him, such as myself, would be responsible for safety and other range use issues.

I am willing to host the event, on that basis, subject to my own review of the Appleseed Mini course of fire. (I can't imagine that there should be anything to which I could reasonably object, in the Appleseed Mini program, but I would need to review and understand the program before committing myself. It would be my impression that any possible issues involving newbies and M1 Garand class rifles will already have been worked out quite adequately by the program directors)

He said that he would ask the same 'range use fee' as that paid by the various local clubs and shooting groups who now use the range for their events, $4.25 per person, per day.

That isn't free, to be sure. Would attendees likely be willing to pay that level of use fee?

Given that Thursdays are a 'work day' for many people, is it practical to consider holding such an event on a Thursday? Could there be enough attendees to make the event feasible?

Let me know what you think ........   carla@tactical-link.com

cheers

Carla


Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SavageShootr on January 26, 2009, 01:25:08 AM
Carla,

Range fees are not a problem. Most of the ranges we use have them.

I am not capable of going up to Santa Clara for a mini. I live in the Los Angeles area. V does as well but if he wants to make the trip, that would be his choice. I will keep my eyes open for someone who might want to take that on who is in the area up there.

We don't have many Instructors up North yet but we are working on it. We held a successful full Appleseed last weekend near Sacramento. We managed to sign a few folks up who are willing to help us teach others Heritage and Marksmanship.

Thank You for your offer and your interest in Appleseed.

~SS
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Francis Marion on January 26, 2009, 01:41:01 AM
You know, Carla, even if central CA doesn't have a core (pun intended) of local instructors (just yet), there's no reason you can't invite folks to just show up and shoot in the interim.  You can print off 1 inch square targets, and practice- and teach- the drills you learned at the AS.  Practice sling use, natural point of aim, have a Gremlin hunt- organize a session, and see what folks can learn from each other.  In theory, all you need to hold a mini AS is at least one coach who has been to at least one Appleseed, and one shooter.  In short months, you'll have some official, local instructors.  For now, though, there's no reason to hold back or wait- teach and reach!  You know enough now to assure attendees have a productive session.  Positions, six steps, sling use... you know something about all these.  And ask questions on the forum if stuck. 
Good moxie, Carla.

Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: JerryZ on March 05, 2009, 02:09:52 AM
Checking in from Laguna Hills. Closest to Corona, but never shot there. I am familiar with Lytle Creek Firing Line (San Bernardino on your list of Appleseed sites).

I am glad to see it listed for an Appleseed. I used to shoot there when the CMP matches were held every month a few years ago now.

Attended first day of Piru Appleseed last month. I plan to be at either Corona or San Bernardino for the April 18-19 Appleseed.

I am getting up to speed with Appleseed. I read Paul Revere's Ride and passing out fliers and spreading the word by email and face to face. Still a cook - hope to

make rifleman in April.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: LayloPro on March 05, 2009, 03:40:09 AM
Hey Jerry,

good to hear from you, and also that you are already doing the "7th Step", the word of mouth advertising that marks the success of this program.

I will be at the Lytle Creek shoot (yeah....the "boss") %), and we will be using the CMP range portion that you already know about.
It took a bit to get Lytle Creek going, but if you can help advertise with any shooters you know from there, it will be a great help.....I keep waking up in a cold sweat that it will be the only AS on 4/19 that has nobody show up for......this old, & I -still- have nightmares..... $$-0 :))

We will have a good great group of instructors there, & believe me when I tell you no one will be more excited than I, if we can get you to a RM status that weekend..... 8) O0

See you there!!
Laylopro

Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: JerryZ on March 05, 2009, 12:06:06 PM
Well you have one - I signed up this morning. I would so like to see that old CMP range at Lytle Creek used for Appleseed every month. I feel that is it's destiny. So far everyone I have interested in the Appleseed is planning for Corona because it is closer. I am going to work on filling up Lytle Creek Event so we can get that one up and going.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: LayloPro on March 05, 2009, 03:03:42 PM
Cool deal!!  ;)  O0
Thank you!

I appreciate the help on this.
The CMP line there will handle 30+ people with no problem, and has the added advantage to being off to the side, out of the way of the other ranges. I didn't even know it was there until Jeff B. had me go down to check it out & measure it...... @@)
It would be great to have enough interest there to do a monthly shoot (ala Piru), and we can certainly handle that if it does....I get the impression that LCSR would not be adverse to that either...... ^-^

If the folks you know want to go to Corona instead, that is certainly their option.....they are both great ranges.....but I think the bonding with "Nature" can be better sometimes when you don't have all the lovely "Poo-generators" around.....(much as I love them.... :P)

I look forward to seeing you there!! Bring your friends!! O0
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: P51 on March 24, 2009, 07:10:26 PM
Troy checking in from the Central valley.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: BaldDragn on March 24, 2009, 07:44:15 PM
Welcome Troy! How far are you from Stockton?

After taking a second look at your posts I see you're in Clovis... Good! We need some people in Fresno also. Glad to have people checking in so near.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: artkat2 on April 10, 2009, 01:21:40 AM
Andy from Los Osos going to my first Appleseed 18 Apr at the SLOSA
Can't wait!
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: BaldDragn on April 10, 2009, 02:07:23 AM
Welcome Artcat!

My first Appleseed was in January. If you enjoy it half as much as I did you'll have a blast.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: eaglescouter on April 10, 2009, 02:13:09 AM
Can we have a "welcome to California check in" that is separate for Northern, Central vs Southern California?  The south guys are cool, but 14 hours is a bit much for me to drive right now......
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: V on April 10, 2009, 01:47:15 PM
Can we have a "welcome to California check in" that is separate for Northern, Central vs Southern California?  The south guys are cool, but 14 hours is a bit much for me to drive right now......
What you mean like this one here (http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=5422.0)?

Its been up awhile and is stickied below the main checkin...

When we get up your way from central we can start a norcal one as well.

Welcome, look forward to working with you on the trail

Cheers
Phil "V"
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: eaglescouter on April 10, 2009, 01:50:22 PM
Can we have a "welcome to California check in" that is separate for Northern, Central vs Southern California?  The south guys are cool, but 14 hours is a bit much for me to drive right now......
What you mean like this one here (http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=5422.0)?

Its been up awhile and is stickied below the main checkin...

When we get up your way from central we can start a norcal one as well.

Welcome, look forward to working with you on the trail

Cheers
Phil "V"

V,  Thank you for understanding the spirit in which this proposal was intended.

es
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: James E on April 10, 2009, 05:36:58 PM
Welcome artkat2,

I will be one of your instructors next weekend.  Feel free to  PM me before hand if you have questions.  I look forward to working with you.

James E
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: moose on April 25, 2009, 11:31:34 PM
just figured i should check in here. this is moose from bako cali. :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SavageShootr on April 26, 2009, 12:24:23 AM
Moose,

Welcome. Glad to have you with us.  O0

~SS
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: moose on April 26, 2009, 01:52:09 AM
thanks for the welcome ss, and thanks to you and all the other great people who put their time in at piru 18-19 for  us all to come out and shoot. great time. great learning. doing my best to spread the seed and teach everyone i meet what the history and the meaning is all about.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: M1shooter on August 19, 2009, 07:40:17 PM
M106shooter checking in from Stockton, Ca. Spreading the word at the Gun Store I work at and working on word of mouth to everyone I meet.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: V on August 19, 2009, 07:47:49 PM
M106shooter checking in from Stockton, Ca. Spreading the word at the Gun Store I work at and working on word of mouth to everyone I meet.
Welcome ought six shooter but are you on the right board?

There's no "P", "R", or "K" in the Great State of California  O0

Just ribbing ya mate.... welcome and thanks again for stepping up

Cheers
Phil
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Marpat Pippi on September 01, 2009, 02:25:48 AM
Marpat Pippi Checking In. I will be at the October 31 - Nov 1 shoot in Santa Barbara.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SavageShootr on September 01, 2009, 02:39:12 AM
Marpat Pippi

Welcome to the CA board!!

See you again on the trail.  O0
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Cal 7.62 on September 01, 2009, 08:55:41 AM
Glad to see you made it Pippi!   8)
See you on the trail.  :~
Cal
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: jacques on September 01, 2009, 11:57:13 AM
Yes, Congrats on your score and RBC Marpat Pippi. See you around here.
Title: Check-in
Post by: TrueGrit on September 07, 2009, 08:43:06 PM
It looks as if I should check in in this forum, I'm currently listed as a newbie.

I'm in Fresno, CA.

Since this is as good a forum as any I'd like to say I went to the range for the first time today since the shoot. I say the accuracy and placements of my groups improve dramatically.

My Rifle was clean and I intend to keep it that way, since I had no jams or malfunctions for over 200 rounds.

I took another nearly identical rifle and shot a 10 round group similar in size but shifted to the right. I knew how to roughly do this sort of adjustment but I moved the rear aperature left 4 clicks with confidence. The next 10 were solid. Proper training can only be utilized when intently heeded and practiced, or so the results would show.

The next time I shoot at an AQT I expect to have the honor of buying my patch shortly there after.

I appreciate the ability to knowing how to fish as opposed to being thrown some salmon fillets. I shot on the ground and found the concrete benches provided by my local range, very nice and sturdy, as a nice trap to catch my brass. I adjusted my previous point of aim from the shoot and landed all but a few rounds outside of black in the course of my days shooting.

I post this as a testament to the principles and training provided magnanimously by the RWVA. I just heard about you recently and am already chomping at the bit for the next shoot.

Best Regards,

Russel
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: eaglescouter on September 07, 2009, 10:24:23 PM
Russel, welcome to the California section of the forum, it was a pleasure working with you at the Fresno Appleseed.  Keep up the good work.

es
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: LayloPro on September 08, 2009, 02:35:52 AM
Russel,

one of the things you'll find yourself saying as time (and proper practice) passes, is "Wow! This stuff -really- works!" O0

After shooting 45+ yrs with a variety of various training, I was absolutely amazed at the repeatable perfection I was able to see happening....to myself!! Even as I fought to control my stupid left arm, my breathing, my NPOA, I could see the improvements......

Now it seems just kind of second nature of "how to take the shot".......

But wait!! There's more!! I know Bob210 discussed 7th stepping with you as well......actually, even more fun that the shooting.......

I think you'll like it here....... O0

LLP
Title: Rifles are now what I have
Post by: TrueGrit on September 09, 2009, 11:03:08 AM
ES,

Nice to BE at the Fresno Shoot. I'm doing well, learning slow and bit by bit, but I' here. If one is to eat a Whale they must do so one bite at a time...So I take a little bit each day, exploring around in this huge forum of endless possibilities. Thanks again for the tutelage.

Russel

Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: AR10 on December 04, 2009, 02:18:21 AM
i would have been to the october shoot, but between fire department training and recovering from a fender bender, it was only a few days ago that i was feeling up to doing anything.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Hannibal on December 04, 2009, 01:15:36 PM
Hello California Appleseeders,

It's great to finally be on here. I made Rifleman at the Dulzura AS on Oct 31st-Nov 1st under the excellent tutelage of FrancisMarion and HollywoodMarine. Eric was there also with an orange hat but I don't know his screen name yet. It took me almost a year of trying and practice since my first AS at Corona December '08 with LayloPro, FrancisMarion and others whose names escape me. I accepted the invitation from FrancisMarion to take on the responsibilties of the orange hat along with one other rifleman that weekend.

Thank you everyone for having me here and I look forward to seeing you all out on the line.

Hannibal
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: OrovilleTim on March 01, 2010, 03:08:13 PM
Howdy all!

Just noticed this check-in spot and thought I'd do a quick intro post.

My wife, my teenage son, my teenage daughter, and I will all be participating in the Red Bluff event this weekend.

We're already pre-registered and excited and hoping the week flies by quickly and the weather stays nice (but I won't hold my breath on that last one.)

Tim
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: NorCal22Gal on March 01, 2010, 03:55:32 PM
Hi Tim,

We hope it's going to be nice too....Looking forward to meeting you and your family.

NorCal22Gal
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: echomike23 on March 05, 2010, 09:05:46 AM
hi i just registered. 


i live in the sfv.  and im going to attend my first appleseed in piru.  looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Mr. Ard on March 11, 2010, 01:37:04 AM
Hey, new here.  I live in Chino and I'm looking forward to attending a Corona event, probably the June event as my wife has filled my weekend schedule for the foreseeable future.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SavageShootr on March 11, 2010, 11:02:33 PM
welcome
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Gateguy on March 31, 2010, 01:13:07 AM
Hello, First post/ checking in.  i have been to (2) appleseeds Fresno and piru. Big thanks to The Guy, savage shooter, and V ya'll are the best.
I did both with an M1A, not what i had planed but it worked out that way. I plan on doing my next shoot soon and with something not as loud.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: LayloPro on March 31, 2010, 05:33:51 AM
Hey Gateguy,
good to see you here, and at the CM gun show this last weekend.
Have fun browsing thru the board, and we look forward to you getting your patch & hat soon......

C-ya in a bit!
LLP
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SavageShootr on April 01, 2010, 12:44:59 PM
Hey Gateguy. Glad to see you made it. Hope you can make an April 17-18 event somewhere!!

SS
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Jules on April 02, 2010, 02:52:07 AM
Hi Gateguy!


I have instructed at Fresno a few times, and BaldDragn and I will be there for the May Shoot. Hope to see you soon!

Jules
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: PinBreaker on April 02, 2010, 03:55:59 PM
I've been to 3 Appleseeds (2 last year).  Jules will remember me from last month as the guy with the big camera.  I hope to post pictures soon.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: brianlkennedy on April 06, 2010, 11:43:36 AM
Greetings from San Diego!
My name is Brian Kennedy and I recently moved back to San Diego after having lived for 15 years in Taiwan. I got my guns out of storage, got them cleaned up and hope to be at the South Bay Rod and Reel shoot in May.  My rife is a basic Ruger Ranch in .223 with peep sights.  I am a member of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association---although truth be told, I have not had a chance to shoot my black powder rifle since I have been back.

I look forward to meeting all the folks here.

take care,
Brian
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Herr_Berg on April 06, 2010, 05:57:55 PM
I registered to this site because there is an Appleseed shoot at a range close to me finally! Bay Area shooters can attend the Chabot Rifle Range shoot on April 17-18.

On a side note, I can't find the link to start a new topic anywhere. How do you post a new discussion topic here?
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: LayloPro on April 07, 2010, 02:06:49 AM
Hey Berg,
Glad to see you on the forum......you'll have a lot of fun getting to know folks.... O0

I do have to let you know, this is functionally a "working board".......if you have an idea, the folks here are more than happy to let you run with it, and if it seems overwhelming, you'll find folks stepping up to help out, if you ask.....and that's a good thing..... @)

In response to your question of posting, when you are at the entrance to a forum board, looking at the selection of threads to choose from, in the upper right side of the menu, and see "Start new post"....hit that, fill in the info, photos & .docs can be added via the "additional options" at the lower left side of the "typing box", and after reading thrice, post once. @@)

Look forward to seeing you guys up in the Bay area start getting some great momentum going this year!! ..:..

TTYS
LLP
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Jules on April 07, 2010, 04:05:57 PM
I've been to 3 Appleseeds (2 last year).  Jules will remember me from last month as the guy with the big camera.  I hope to post pictures soon.

Hi PinBreaker aka Guy with BIG camera! Great to see you on the forum. Yes, the sooner you can post those pics, the better! We were talking last night on the Rifleman Radio show ( every (Tuesday evenings on Blog Talk Radio from 5-7 pst) that the promo folks here at Appleseed are looking for pictures taken this year to use for next year. We also have BaldDragn's best friend, TazMan(aptly named) who says he has pics too.


Welcome!

Jules
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: retrosub on April 08, 2010, 02:57:38 PM
I just recently heard of Appleseed while researching mods for my Marlin 795. I followed all of the mods on the Liberty Training Rifle described here:
http://www.limings.net/appleseed/m795_ltr/

I like doing custom work, so I fitted my Marlin into a vintage M1 Carbine stock. The pic doesn't show the metal trigger guard, sling, and magazine pouch. It was a fun project, and now it's time to use it.

I am hoping to make it to one of the events next weekend. The only problem is I have only the one rifle and two kids (11 and 13). Is it possible for all of us to share the same rifle? I may be able to borrow a 10/22, but that would still be 2 rifles for 3 people. Will that work?

Mario Korf
Redwood City, CA
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: V on April 08, 2010, 03:16:07 PM
Welcome retrosurb,

Appleseed does not rent or loan rifles officially. But if you contact the Shoot Boss or contact info person for the shoot you intend to attend you can inquire about availability of loaner rifles from instructors at the shoot. There are usually some available but its strictly first come first served and a personal favor of the instructors attending the shoot.

Cheers
V

Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: anotherZebra on April 13, 2010, 11:18:58 PM
Greetings all, checking in. Qualified Rifleman at Castro Valley Feb. 20-21/2010. Will be at the Castro Valley Appleseed this weekend, April 17-18. Bringing 2 new folks, my 14 year old son and a friend.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Hank Dodge on April 20, 2010, 03:09:43 AM
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THANK YOU to all involved with putting on the Appleseed Program.

I attended my first Appleseed at the Chabot range this weekend. It was an absolutely fantastic experience. The whole affair was well structured and very informational. Not only was there precise instruction in the art of rifle marksmanship, there was an equal amount of history about the happenings surrounding April 19, 1775 provided to the group. The heartfelt presentations provided by the instructors were beyond compare. I left there with a renewed appreciation for the sacrifices made by those Patriots at Lexington and Concord that fateful day. I will highly recommend attending one of these fine events to everyone I know.

The Appleseed Program is such a great asset to preserving the future of this fine Republic. 


Hank
Title: Re: Check-in
Post by: markhu on April 21, 2010, 06:12:54 PM
I'm an ultra-newbie and excited yet skeered about my first AppleSeed next month in Sunland (Angeles range above Los Angeles).  Thanks for encouraging notes like this and others.

...

Since this is as good a forum as any I'd like to say I went to the range for the first time today since the shoot. I say the accuracy and placements of my groups improve dramatically.

My Rifle was clean and I intend to keep it that way, since I had no jams or malfunctions for over 200 rounds.

I took another nearly identical rifle and shot a 10 round group similar in size but shifted to the right. I knew how to roughly do this sort of adjustment but I moved the rear aperature left 4 clicks with confidence. The next 10 were solid. Proper training can only be utilized when intently heeded and practiced, or so the results would show.

The next time I shoot at an AQT I expect to have the honor of buying my patch shortly there after.

I appreciate the ability to knowing how to fish as opposed to being thrown some salmon fillets. I shot on the ground and found the concrete benches provided by my local range, very nice and sturdy, as a nice trap to catch my brass. I adjusted my previous point of aim from the shoot and landed all but a few rounds outside of black in the course of my days shooting.

I post this as a testament to the principles and training provided magnanimously by the RWVA. I just heard about you recently and am already chomping at the bit for the next shoot.

Best Regards,

Russel
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: passinthru on April 28, 2010, 04:33:26 PM
BOB210---Steve from Escondido Fish & Game here;  I have two POSSIBLE OPEN DATES to host:
August 14,15
August 28,29
Please contact me, or Carl, or Kurt........................steve
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: jacques on April 28, 2010, 05:27:19 PM
Passinthru,

If you can not get ahold of Bob, PM V, he will get ahold of Bob.

Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: bob 210 on April 28, 2010, 05:29:33 PM
PM sent
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SavageShootr on April 28, 2010, 07:02:51 PM
Hank, Welcome to the forum. Glad you enjoyed the event. You get it! Bob is good at that.

Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SavageShootr on April 28, 2010, 07:04:01 PM
markhu,

Welcome to the forum.

We will see you at the event.

Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SecurePeace on May 03, 2010, 12:14:12 PM
Hello All,
I am currently living in Illinois, but will likely be relocating to California for work soon (beginning of June). 
I will be in the San Jose/Sunnyvale area and would like to connect with fellow Appleseeders there.
 best regards
Securepeace.

Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: BaldDragn on May 03, 2010, 01:43:03 PM
Welcome SecurePeace.

I'm the CenCal/NorCal are coordinator and it's a shocking and welcome suprise that we are gaining an IIT from another state and not loosing one to another state.

For a little while longer our lead in the Bay Area is James E. He's a great guy and and exceptional Shoot Boss. Soon he may be a great asset to Texas Appleseed.

Ryantsg and his wife Aleeta are right there in the Southern Bay Area and I've had a lot of fun working with them.

Me and my wife Jules live just a few mile south east of Sacramento and we have the pleasure of hosting the instructors that wish to stay with us during the Sacramento shoots.

I'm looking forward to meeting you and hope we can get you a better looking hat.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SkyHawk on May 03, 2010, 03:21:40 PM
Our loss from IL is CA's gain.  You have a good man in SecurePeace coming your way!
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Antibubba on May 03, 2010, 10:52:15 PM
We understand your loss, but we're excited to get someone from Illinois, one of the few places as much under siege as California.

SecurePeace, I strongly encourage you to visit this site http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/  to learn all the ways California can trap you.  If you have any questions about them, I'll be happy to help you, but you have an incredible wealth of knowledge at http://www.calguns.net/  The forum there is the most active firearms site I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SecurePeace on May 03, 2010, 11:06:44 PM
i think with all the california sun, the hat should fade to a beautiful shade of red :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: BaldDragn on May 04, 2010, 11:42:56 PM
Our loss from IL is CA's gain.  You have a good man in SecurePeace coming your way!

I had no doubt about that. I have had the pleasure of working, eating (food and WSMR dust), and listing to the snoring of Garand69, EEL and BobaFett. I especially enjoyed watching G69 and EEL argue like an old married couple. It was easy to see you all have a great esprit de corps and I know all too well how it stings to loose one.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: GunnerD on May 14, 2010, 02:00:19 PM
Checking-in! My name is Erik, and I have been a rifleman since I was 16. The Marine Corps made me a better one, but like everyone I need practice. I signed up with my daughter too for Corona in June and have enjoyed conversation, direction, and guidance from Savage shooter & Bob alike. I started my daughter on a BB gun last summer and she's moving up to the 22LR this summer. As surprise for her, she will be the proud recipient of her first rifle this June on her 11th birthday. I am looking forward to sharing my love of shooting and marksmanship with my daughter and my son (in the near future). I am also looking to rope my wife into it as well with the hopes that shooting is something we will enjoy as a family. What's that adage? "The family that shoots together..." See you in June!
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: L0ck3 on May 14, 2010, 11:10:46 PM
Hello,

My first forum post. I have been to 4 Appleseeds, 3 in Piru and one at Angeles Range.  Just a little back story, I purchased my first 22lr in September 2009. While I had shot air rifles, I never used/owned anything of the powder variety. I really never thought about these tools until recently. I dont know what was the wake up call (maybe more of a slow realization of sorts) but I've seen the errors in my philosophical construct of "society".

I attended an Appleseed after reading a story by Massad Ayoob on the net. It was a cold and raining weekend but the instructors made the event happen, worked on the fundamentals and even tried to keep the rain off of us (still go wet though). It was a bit of a mud pit at the end of each day. Since that first AS, I've been going to the range with more purpose, drills and goals of precision.  It seems like every time I shoot now, I am correcting some flaw or unknown detail that affects my groupings. While I have a goal of Rifleman, I see I need to build a solid base of body position leading to NPOA each time. What really interesting about my learning curve is that I seemed to be doing better in the first AS and earlier part of the day that at the later.  I now realize that I had been relying on muscling the shot and when it came down to true NPOA, I had/have too many variables in my structure.

So off to the range I go again, groups getting smaller and more consistent and I know I could not have done this level of training without the appleseed instructors.

Thanks,
L0CK3
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: V on May 15, 2010, 01:58:27 AM
Welcome LOck3, if you liked the Piru Mud Bowl you'll really love it in August  >:D

Hope to see you again.

Cheers
V
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: DOA on May 19, 2010, 08:55:51 PM
Just checking in. I attended my first Appleseed this past weekend in Piru. I have a great time and re-learned all the basics I learned during my time in the Marine Corps. While I didn't score Rifleman this time (205), I did enjoy myself and realize that shooting is a skill that needs to be kept up with.  O0
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SavageShootr on May 19, 2010, 09:56:16 PM
Welcome gunnerd, L0ck3 and DOA.

Glad to have you all with us.

L0ck3 good self realization. Those muscles do tire throughout the day.

gunnerd I know your daughter will enjoy herself.

DOA great job!
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: FullCircle22 on June 14, 2010, 04:34:57 PM
Hi folks, my family and I hail from the Central Coast, and are members of the San Luis Obispo Sportsmen's Association. 

I Have read and thoroughly enjoyed Fred's Guide, and am thrilled to be able to finally attend my first Appleseed, this July in Santa Barbara. 
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: bob 210 on June 14, 2010, 04:38:38 PM
Welcome! We hope to be having another event at SLOSA this year, but until then, you have chosen one of the most beautiful ranges in our state.

Hi folks, my family and I hail from the Central Coast, and are members of the San Luis Obispo Sportsmen's Association. 

I Have read and thoroughly enjoyed Fred's Guide, and am thrilled to be able to finally attend my first Appleseed, this July in Santa Barbara. 
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: FullCircle22 on June 14, 2010, 05:24:56 PM
Thanks bob!   I just missed the April Appleseed at SLOSA, but really want to attend the next one.  
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: tapatio on June 15, 2010, 07:20:50 PM
Hi all, heard about your fine organization on m14tfl.com, visited your website and now I'm hooked. I'm on the reserve list for the June shoot at Raahauges, hopefully will get a spot. If not I'll see you guys in August. Look forward to meeting you all.

Ron (Tapatio is my favorite hot sauce!)
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: artkat2 on June 15, 2010, 07:33:09 PM
Hi FullCircle22,

  I'm also a member at SLOSA. I think we are dangerously close to getting another Appleseed on the schedule at our "home range"! ..:..

I'm just around the corner in Los Osos, PM me if there's any questions you may have.
I'll keep you posted on our next shoot at SLOSA.

Andy
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Jules on June 15, 2010, 07:38:23 PM
Hi all, heard about your fine organization on m14tfl.com, visited your website and now I'm hooked. I'm on the reserve list for the June shoot at Raahauges, hopefully will get a spot. If not I'll see you guys in August. Look forward to meeting you all.

Ron (Tapatio is my favorite hot sauce!)

Welcome Tapatio! ( our daughter's favorite hot sauce too!)


If you get a chance tonight tune in to Rifleman Radio. It is on 5:30 pst on BlogTalk radio. Scout is on there every Tuesday evening, and you can call in and say howdy! I believe the website is www.blogtalkradio.com  Make sure when you log in and search for Appleseed Radio, that you get the one that is "on the air", or you will be listening to one from last week, last month.........who knows when. Those are all good to go back to listen to, but if you want to be current, I'm thinkin today's would be good.

Nice to meet ya!

Jules from N Cal
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Nehemiah on June 28, 2010, 01:24:06 AM
I'm brand new to the forum, checking in for the first time. I just shot the Corona Appleseed this weekend (qualified as Rifleman on Saturday). Great program! I can hardly wait to get back to work and spread the word. I'm already making a list of co-workers to whom I plan to "call out" to join me at another Appleseed. Any future plans of an actual long-distance Appleseed event closer to Orange County than the Piru location? (West End? Angeles Ranges?)
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: apple pie on June 28, 2010, 09:12:49 PM
Hi, I'm apple pie, and I just attended my first Appleseed event June 26/27 at Glen Helen.  I understand that this was the first ladies only event in CA.  I had a great time and learned a lot, looking forward to the next one.  The instructors were awesome and the range was beautiful. The stories were inspiring and informative.  Glad I found this program.  Now if i could just find that doggone NPOA! LOL  O0
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SavageShootr on June 28, 2010, 09:23:21 PM
Welcome Nehemiah. Congratulations on the patch!

Welcome applepie. It was a pleasure meeting you. Don't forget to do that Rifleman yoga. You and your husband can practice the positions together. We need more Instructor couples.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: dando on June 30, 2010, 01:58:56 AM
Checking in!  I also attended the corona AS June 26/27 and was right next to Nehemiah on the line.  It was a great experience and I look forward to more. 
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SavageShootr on June 30, 2010, 02:07:21 AM
dando welcome to Appleseed.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: graphicshooter on July 16, 2010, 11:50:09 PM
My name is Curtis a.k.a graphicshooter, and I just got my account here on the forum! :) I've been going to the Appleseed shoots for quite awhile now, and as of this Saturday, it will have been my fifth time! I look forward to seeing all you Sacramento area shooters tomorrow! I will mainly be the little helper and photographer. Pictures will be posted sometime Sunday night, so I hope they come to your satisfaction. Have a great night, and I'll be seeing you on the line very soon! xx

Thanks for reading,
graphicshooter
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SavageShootr on July 17, 2010, 02:37:46 AM
graphicshooter Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you onboard.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: graphicshooter on July 17, 2010, 03:24:05 AM
Thanks, glad to be here!

 :~
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Mogget on July 17, 2010, 09:15:36 AM
Hi, I'm apple pie, and I just attended my first Appleseed event


Great screen name!  Now all you need to do is bring a friend who picks up the screen name "Motherhood" and we'll be all set!
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Rough Rider on July 19, 2010, 04:36:10 PM
Hi I am Rough Rider, and I attended my first appleseed at Piru, CA at July 10/11. Great experience, and I am going to drag two friends to the burro canyon appleseed.
Title: Congrats to the Marpats
Post by: markhu on August 03, 2010, 12:20:29 AM
I had the pleasure if seeing this couple get their Red Hats on August 1st, 2010th.

This is Nick and Rachel and we are from Santa Barbara.  We would love to help out with our local event, so if you know who I can contact PM me.  Also I would love build a few 10/22 LTR so if you know a friendly FFL in california let me know.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: jacques on August 03, 2010, 12:37:46 AM
Ha, Mark! That was a fun shoot huh? Welcome to the boards!
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: 4Posterity on August 16, 2010, 08:15:53 PM
Hello to all.  This past weekend I brought my family to the Appleseed event at the Escondido Fish & Game Association range here in Northern San Diego County.  It was the first time that the stars all lined up to get the entire family out to an Appleseed event all at once.  Bob210 ran the event with the able assistance of Cam (camljr), Chris (Freeman), Mike (agenttokyo), Jamie (Sar_squid79), and Brandon (demnogis).  We had about 30 or so participants at the event, representing a very diverse range of ages, skills, weapons experience and historical awareness.  We were the firearms "Luddites" of the group, bringing simple bolt-action rifles into the sea of very well appointed 10/22's, black tactical weapons and other modern implements of marksmanship.

We all came to the event with high anticipation and in agreement that we would all just try to learn as much as possible about both marksmanship and our heritage, and to do our best on the AQT attempts.  Thanks to the fine instruction provided by Bob and his accomplices we were all able to significantly enhance our marksmanship skills, as well as our knowledge and appreciation of our founding fathers. 

Saturday afternoon on the day's only AQT round my buddy Steve (Passinthru) and I were able to post qualifying scores to earn our Rifleman's ratings.  One of my teenage sons probably shot a qualifying score as well, but some target confusion on the line occurred, and when we checked his target he had the incredible score of 375 thanks to the donation of a few addition shots from down the line.  Ooops.  Oh well.  Sunday morning both he and his brother made the grade earning their Rifleman's ratings with solid scores, and both continued to improve their scores as the day wore on.  Mike was able to post a 232 on his last AQT round, edging his younger brother by a few points.  Susie dramatically improved as well, improving her scores by over 25% in a single weekend, but more importantly really learning the mechanics of shooting.  Her goal coming to the event was to make the Marksman's grade, but she ended up just missing her Rifleman's rating, pulling one of her last shots on the final round and ending up with a score of 200.  Now if I had only provided her with an accurized 10/22 instead of a clunker.........

Best of all, at the lunch and evening gatherings my boys listened to the history narratives, recognizing many of the stories told, and realized that their crazy Dad isn't the only one out there who thinks history is important, and that we all owe an un-payable debt to those who forged our nation in a furnace fueled by sacrifice and blood.

At the end-of-event gathering Bob called me to the front, and offered me an Orange hat and the opportunity to earn my way to becoming an instructor.  Guess now it is time for me to try to pay back some of the interest that I owe to those who put "Posterity" in front of self-interests.  I've chosen "4Posterity" as my forum name in honor of those who stood their ground in 1775 and through the following years, and in recognition of the debt my 4 family members owe to them.

We hope to meet many of you in the days to come.

Mark and family
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: asminuteman on August 16, 2010, 09:53:13 PM
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Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Jules on August 17, 2010, 12:36:11 AM
At the end-of-event gathering Bob called me to the front, and offered me an Orange hat and the opportunity to earn my way to becoming an instructor.  Guess now it is time for me to try to pay back some of the interest that I owe to those who put "Posterity" in front of self-interests.  I've chosen "4Posterity" as my forum name in honor of those who stood their ground in 1775 and through the following years, and in recognition of the debt my 4 family members owe to them.

We hope to meet many of you in the days to come.

Mark and family


Welcome Mark and family. This is a wonderful program, and it only gets better!

love,
Jules
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: JohnM on August 17, 2010, 11:25:28 PM
I attended my first Appleseed this weekend in Escondido and it exceeded all my expectations.  Not only did I get the instruction I was hoping for and meet the kind of people I wanted to meet, but I took away something that was just as, or maybe even more important; the realization of just how important the Appleseed Project is to the future of this great Country.  So to Bob 210 and the rest of the instructors , thank you.

As to the instruction, it was fantastic.  When I saw that first Redcoat with my LTR (10/22 with tech sights) I thought there was no way I was ever going to hit those targets that were completely hidden by my front sight.  But as the weekend rolled on, all of the sudden the NPOA became easy and natural and my AQT scores jumped dramatically.  Bob 210 called this the Rifleman's Bubble and I can attest that it its real, and very cool.  From that point on the rest of my AQT's were either in, ore close to Rifleman territory.

Overall it was a great weekend, and just the first of many.

In NPOA I trust.

John
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: TheEagleScout on September 13, 2010, 10:21:26 PM
Eagle Scout Alex Harrison Checking in!

I just shot my first Apple seed over the last weekend and will attend two or three more before the year ends!!

Other things to know about me.

kg6obf
Been to philmont.
Assistant Scoutmaster (Rifle shooting, shotgun shooting, ham radio, cinematography and geocaching Merit badge counciler as well)
SocalShooterX on Calguns.net forum.

Anything else you want to know just ask.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: eaglescouter on September 13, 2010, 11:44:33 PM
Welcome!
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Piglith on September 13, 2010, 11:52:11 PM
Attend my first Appleseed shoot this Sept11&12th at Saugus, Ca.  Look forward to help and attend all the Saugus meets.
Learned a lot and enjoyed the entire weekend.  ^:)^  All the instructors were very good and extremely friendly. I was completely amazed.  :o  The Revolutionary talks were educational and great.  The instructors come from all over and afar. I was just completely amazed and honored.  Bob 210 and the all the rest (I'm sorry bad with names) THANK YOU!

Bill (aka Piglith)
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Cal 7.62 on September 14, 2010, 12:24:40 AM
Wecome to the forum Alex and Bill from the Saugus shoot. It was our pleasure to have you come. Hope to cross paths again at another shoot sometime!

Steve #1
AKA Cal 7.62
P.S. I'll post some pics from the shoot in the after action reports in a day or two
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Gunnywag on September 21, 2010, 02:27:03 AM
New guy here.  Shot this weekend at Piru with Dano and a good bunch of guys and gals.  Got my rifleman patch on the second day with a "loaner rifle" borrowed from Nate (don't remember his call forum name).  He really hooked me up after my scope/rifle got squirrelly!  Had agreat time, can't wait to do it again as soon as I can dial in my rifle.   

Gunnywag  -  So. Ventura Co.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: L0ck3 on October 13, 2010, 12:49:05 AM
L0ck3 checking in from socal.

Hit my rifleman score last weekend at Sunland with a 213 and 215. Looking forward to helping with the program as an ITT and moving my skills to the next level.

Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Jason on October 18, 2010, 12:28:23 AM
This is Jason checking in.  had my second Appleseed shoot this weekend Oct 16 & 17th, 2010, first one was a couple of years ago.  Brought my son, Griffin.  Both of us had a great time and learned alot.  We will keep going until we reach rifleman status.  And will start bringing my youngest son and maybe the wife too.  Great program and thanks to the great instructors who are dedicated to the program and to this great country!

Witnessed .22 cal gal getting her Red Hat etc.  What a happy day!  She was great the whole weekend, loaned my son her rifle for the afternoon, as he was having a little trouble with his sights.  Great program, great people.

Thanks again to all of the volunteers!

JAson
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: mustanger65 on October 18, 2010, 02:54:43 PM
Attended my second Appleseed in Mariposa County.  The Instructors were great as usual.  My wife attended the 1st one in June but was having difficulty with her stock 10/22 sights.  I changed them out to tech sights in hope that that would help.  She still had a tough time.  "Romeo's Hero" loaned her "DoubleD's 10/22 with a scope. Proud to say she got that "Rifleman" patch with a score of 216  O0.  She's going to have to pick a handle soon!  As for me I'm still trying! (181):wall:.  There comes a time when us older folks have to admit the eyes need assistance.  Next spring we're hoping to have the 3rd Appleseed in Mariposa at the Mariposa Fish and Game Range (Great Organization).  Also would like to thank "Chris" for taking the time away from his family and coming over to the left side of the mountains to instruct us in shooting techniques and the valuable history of this great nation.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: passinthru on October 18, 2010, 06:34:50 PM
Mustanger65,  Yeah, us 'well preserved' folks get a little belligerent about admitting the eyes don't work so well anymore.  I shot 3 Appleseeds with open sights, plateauing in the   "190's", then put on a scope and made 114.  I could actually see the bottom row of previously "blurries" and "fuzzies".  However, after some scheduled eye work next year, I still want to qualify with iron sights.  Will be working two shoots the next 2 weekends down here in San Diego County, look me up,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,steve
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: LayloPro on October 18, 2010, 06:45:39 PM
Jason,
You and Griffin both did a dandy job of persevering!! O0
It was truly a pleasure working with both of you, and all the other Instructors felt the same...... O0

Hope you two & others are able to make it back to a SoCal 'Seed soon, you will be more than welcome!
See ya soon!
LLP
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: pennys dad on October 24, 2010, 11:53:23 PM
Hi

Just checking in and sayin Hi!
Been to the recent Corona and West End Appleseed.  Thx for a great education and training, Karen and I will cya'll soon.

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
Thomas Paine
Calguns handle:  Pennys dad

Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: smogcity on October 25, 2010, 02:25:05 PM
Just wanted to say thanks to V and Rocket man for the great program they put on in Azuza this last weekend. It was my third appleseed and this time I came well practiced and was able to earn the patch.

I put a good deal of time practicing for this one after falling short the last two tries. With days off to hit the range few and far between, I came up with a solution. I commandeered my 9 year old's Red Ryder BB gun and (with jb weld, dremel, and some spare parts) made a Hillbilly home liberty training rifle. I've been shooting 10m AQTs and 20m sodacan-on-a-string until It was second nature doing the 6 steps and npa. The transition to centerfire last weekend was seemless.

Here's the Hillbilly Red Ryder LTR-
(http://mattlittell.smugmug.com/photos/955914400_GchUc-XL.jpg)
(http://mattlittell.smugmug.com/photos/953119822_cP7X7-L.jpg)
(http://mattlittell.smugmug.com/photos/953119723_2Up4A-L.jpg)
Cheers!
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Rocket Man on October 26, 2010, 12:06:45 AM
I put a good deal of time practicing for this one after falling short the last two tries. With days off to hit the range few and far between, I came up with a solution. I commandeered my 9 year old's Red Ryder BB gun and (with jb weld, dremel, and some spare parts) made a Hillbilly home liberty training rifle. I've been shooting 10m AQTs and 20m sodacan-on-a-string until It was second nature doing the 6 steps and npa. The transition to centerfire last weekend was seemless.

Hey dude,

I was hoping you'd post that picture.  One thing we sometimes ask our new Riflemen (time permitting) is, "what got you over the hump?"  For you, the answer is somewhat unique, but certainly effective.

For those who weren't there, he scored three?  Four?  Rifleman AQT's including a best 231, all with centerfire.  In fact, his form was so good that V swore he was already a Rifleman, and we almost forgot to give him one!

Thanks for coming out to shoot with us.  Hope to see you again.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: MadMamaBear on November 06, 2010, 08:59:28 PM

I'm checking in!  My name is Kim Maskalenko.  I live in San Diego.  My husband, nine year-old daughter and I are signed up for the 1/29-30/2011 Appleseed shoot at South Bay Rod & Gun Club (a.k.a. Dulzura).  We'll be bringing our Uncle "Fuzzy".  Another family from the San Diego area will be training, as well.  They have a young son and daughter.  It should be a great time!
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Francis Marion on November 06, 2010, 09:46:38 PM
Welcome Kim, and we're looking forward to meeting your family the January. 
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: 3ricchu on November 09, 2010, 12:47:35 AM
Hi there, just checking in.

Just attended the Santa Barbara Winchester Canyon shoot and had a great time. It was interesting learned some new techniques that had been so contrary to how I had been previously trained, but I can definitely see the merits of using the sling in all the positions. I hope to attend many more in the future!
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Applesauce4360 on December 07, 2010, 08:10:24 PM
Checking IN - from Redding, CA.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: socalpatriot on December 07, 2010, 09:26:10 PM
Hello All,

I was speaking to a friend in New Mexico who is active in Appleseed.  I have always wanted to get involved but it never made it to the top of my priority list.  He told me to move it to the top today....and here I am.

I hope to participate soon.  Thanks for being here.

John
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: LayloPro on December 07, 2010, 10:58:51 PM
Hey John,

Your friend was being true to you.....this -is- something to be doing, which makes it much more personal, and unique.
Hope you're planning on coming out to Corona this weekend, or to Burro Canyon in Azusa the following weekend.....
We look forward to seeing you soon!! O0

We have some friends out in NM as well....could even be the same folks, eh? @)
TTYS
LLP
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: JustJeff on December 08, 2010, 12:12:31 AM
Hello All,

I was speaking to a friend in New Mexico who is active in Appleseed.  I have always wanted to get involved but it never made it to the top of my priority list.  He told me to move it to the top today....and here I am.

I hope to participate soon.  Thanks for being here.

John

Welcome to (the) asylum John!!  You're going to run into a LOT of people you will absolutely enjoy spending time with.  Read the posts.... spend some time getting to know the folks... get yourself registered for that 1st Appleseed....  All things which will help ease your mind.

Quote
We have some friends out in NM as well....could even be the same folks, eh?

Not yet.... but some of your friends are mine as well ;)
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: LayloPro on December 08, 2010, 03:31:30 AM
Not yet.... but some of your friends are mine as well

I believe so, Sir.....I believe so..... O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SoulMan on December 24, 2010, 11:39:08 PM
New rifleman as of 15 December, 2010, checking in. Persistence paid off. Francis Marion, LayloPro, Rocketman, CHSR, thanks for your help. Looking forward to see you soon.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: jkcerda on March 18, 2011, 03:42:39 PM
New here, looking forward to the events, taking my kids to the April event, hope there is still room for March's event.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Justin on March 18, 2011, 11:04:50 PM
Look forward to seeing you jkcerda! April should be great! What location for March were you looking at?
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: DocBach on March 20, 2011, 11:08:08 PM
Hi, my names Lars, signed my wife and I up for an Appleseed shoot to help her learn marksmanship fundamentals. She says I'm too mean when I try to teach her - I am a squad designated marksman qualified infantryman and I guess my training methods are a little too Army for her. Hopefully we both shoot rifleman - going to bring Marlin 795 LTRs, a little different then my usual M16A4 with ACOG.   ;)
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Sicktone on March 28, 2011, 01:56:53 PM
Hello, Jonathan here...

Just finished my first Appleseed in Escondido.  It was a great experience.  I had a lot to UN-learn about shooting.  :o

I can honestly say that each person from the staff taught me at least one significant skill to develop my rifle skills.  Special thanks to Lock3 who helped me through some major sight-adjustment/technique problems during a series of qualification tests.  I have lots to practice.  I hope to bring my brother-in-law and father-in-law to another Appleseed in the near future.

I'm glad to be a part of this!!!
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: ChadC on March 28, 2011, 03:24:52 PM
Hi!
Chad here from San Diego. Just made rifleman at the Escondido shoot. What a great experience for my daughter and I. We both learned so much. ALL the instrictors were fantastic and extremely helpful.
I especially want to thank 22calgal for being so wonderful with my daughter. It made a world of difference for her.  :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SavageShootr on March 28, 2011, 07:53:52 PM
Welcome Chad, Jonathan, Lars, John, jkcerda and Applesauce!

Glad you made it here. Hope to see you all on the trail.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: passinthru on March 28, 2011, 08:41:13 PM
A special welcome to Jonathan and Chad (I was instructing at the EF&GA Appleseed) and a general welcome to the rest of you.
The group that was at this Appleseed was GREAT, very attentive all the time, prepared to learn and shoot, and very receptive to our HERITAGE, a big thank you to you all.  I think there were 7 new Riflemen and 1 Re-qualifier (after not shooting for 7 months).  Looking forward to seeing you at your NEXT APPLESEED...................steve
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: ChadC on March 28, 2011, 09:27:48 PM
THANK YOU Steve! It was a real pleasure to meet you.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Sicktone on March 29, 2011, 02:25:57 AM
Thank you Steve for helping me through my rifle strap issues (buying gear does not supersede knowledge).

Chad, that was some exemplary fatherhood this weekend.  Your daughter fought through some tough situation:  being setup next to the "loud rifle section" and being subjected to very challenging rifle training.  22calgal was awesome with her (I'm proud to be her neighbor). 
I heard you patiently coaching your daughter during every round and you still showed amazing skills with YOUR rifle.  Your daughter (I know her name, but am respecting privacy) looked so proud of herself on Sunday.  Priceless...

One of many great stories I witnessed this weekend.  Thanks again all!
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: TowedJumper on July 21, 2011, 02:13:11 PM
Hey all!  Just checking in as instructed.  Looking for a little diversion and to re-learn some of the old skills I picked up at Benning back in 94.  Attending my first Appleseed this coming weekend after hearing about it on Tuesday so I guess i will see exactly how bad things have fallen off since I was in the Army.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SavageShootr on July 21, 2011, 02:26:54 PM
Welcome TowedJumper

Thank You for your service and have a great time!
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: BlueDog333 on October 06, 2011, 02:53:47 AM
Hello California from one of your newest Riflemen. I'll be back as a shooter again at least once and plan on getting that awsome Winterseed patch someday and voluntering also. Mabey I'll be able to convince the Big Bear range to let us have a winter event up there since they close down all winter.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Mr Pete on October 06, 2011, 04:01:31 AM
Welcome Dog!

Nice to see more of you!

-Pete
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: passinthru on October 06, 2011, 06:07:14 PM
Bluedog,
     A California  'Winter event' that close to major population areas (they drive up there to ski don't they?) would be GREAT.
Keep working on that
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: BlueDog333 on October 19, 2011, 10:17:52 PM
Welcome Dog!

Nice to see more of you!

-Pete

Thank's for letting me borrow your LTR last month at the Corona 210 Pete. I was having a problem with your clear ruger magazines though and needed help getting them to eject from your 10/22 so I ended up using my black ruger magazines instead. Is there any trick to remove the clear mags easier?
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Cowboy Accountant on October 20, 2011, 10:30:01 PM
I attended my first Appleseed in Sacramento last weekend.  I look forward to becoming more involved with the organization.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SavageShootr on October 20, 2011, 11:06:33 PM
Welcome Sicktone, BlueDog333 and Cowboy Accountant!
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: TowedJumper on October 21, 2011, 10:07:15 AM
I attended my first Appleseed in Sacramento last weekend.  I look forward to becoming more involved with the organization.

We in the organization look forward to the reverse as well!  Those of us in the organization look forward to becoming more involved along side you!  Hopefully I will make it up to Sacramento sometime soon!
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Dagdason on December 07, 2011, 04:36:38 PM
Hello Fellow Marksmen - I am in the Sacramento area and have been shooting for a few years, but not as much as I would like. I own three rifles and a shotgun. One of the rifles is a M1-carbine and the other is a Lee-Einfield Jungle carbine. If someone would like to help me learn to sight these weapons and improve my skills, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

I use to belong to the Folsom gun club, however since my son went into the Navy (submariner) and my daughter went off to college, I have no one to shoot with so I let the membership lapse.

I am very interested in attending events and can bring my Marlin 60 with me as well.

Hope to see you all soon

Doc ^:)^
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: George Hacker on December 07, 2011, 05:04:46 PM
I use to belong to the Folsom gun club, however since my son went into the Navy (submariner) and my daughter went off to college, I have no one to shoot with so I let the membership lapse.
I'm sure the California Appleseed crew will respond shortly to answer your questions.

If you can get your membership reinstated, you may want to do that.  I am on a 2-year waiting list to join a gun club that I frequent often.  I have a couple Appleseed friends that I like to shoot with since I've attended an Appleseed.  When I go alone to shoot, I take some practice targets and Appleseed redcoat and AQT targets and continue to improve my shooting.  Far fewer rounds are burned up because I am more intentional.  Also the "weird" Appleseed targets get me in conversation with other shooters at the range so I can encourage them to attend an Appleseed as well (I frequently leave them with a new redcoat target and an Appleseed flier).  The only thing I don't like about the range is that there are a lot of restrictions on position shooting.

- ShadowMan
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: JeepDave on January 01, 2012, 03:45:52 AM
I'm really interested attending my first Appleseed. I've just finished my first LTR a Marlin 795 and now working on a 10/22 LTR. I saw in the 2011 calender that there were some shoots in Mariposa. I don't see any for 2012. Have they just not been added yet or they not having any there?

I'm also interested in becoming an instructor so lets hope I can hold my own.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Mr Pete on January 01, 2012, 10:35:20 PM
Hey Dave,

The schedule is being settled so it should be posted soon.

I see a tendency to over-prepare for Appleseeds.  My recommendation is that once you have the minimum prepared then just go to one. 

As far as being an instructor we require that you attend at least two Appleseeds to understand what we are about.  Once you have that requirement then you can request to enter the Instructor In Training program.  The program consists of practical and written tests where you'll work and hone skills with a Shoot Boss.  To earn the "Red Hat" as a full instructor you'll also need to be able to shoot the expert score on an AQT consistently.

If you have any questions feel free to Private Message (PM) me.

-Pete
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: BuckleNose on January 07, 2012, 04:32:48 PM
Hi folks, I'm a little slow but finally opened my eyes and saw this Welcome folder.  In any event I 'captured' my Rifleman patch at the Sunland, December 17-18 event.  Thanks SavageShootr and Mr Pete for easing me home.  Looking forward to growing as an IIT.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: BuckleNose on January 07, 2012, 05:21:47 PM
Hello California from one of your newest Riflemen. I'll be back as a shooter again at least once and plan on getting that awsome Winterseed patch someday and voluntering also. Mabey I'll be able to convince the Big Bear range to let us have a winter event up there since they close down all winter.

BlueDog, marvelous!  I've been having nightmares about driving to Michigan, or some such place, to participate in a Winterseed.  This could be my salvation...!  O0
Title: There will be no salvation if you want that Winter patch
Post by: BlueDog333 on January 12, 2012, 10:02:33 AM
Hello California from one of your newest Riflemen. I'll be back as a shooter again at least once and plan on getting that awesome Winterseed patch someday and volunteering also. Maybe I'll be able to convince the Big Bear range to let us have a winter event up there since they close down all winter.

BlueDog, marvelous!  I've been having nightmares about driving to Michigan, or some such place, to participate in a Winterseed.  This could be my salvation...!  O0
My instructor last time I went and made rifleman told me the conditions for the winter seed patch are harsh. He told me that usually temps are sub zero, but the ground MUST be blanketed in snow and it also MUST be snowing. This is all to teach a Rifleman what they must do to keep their rifle functioning when it gets so hot it melts snow then when it cools the water freezes back up on the action making it inoperable. I still really want to get a Winterseed event up there eventually but with record high temps this season it isn't going to happen unless we get some major El Nino weather. With temps in the 70s and 80s in So Cal right now and women at the beach in bikinis doesn't global warming suck? ::)

I'd like to start trying to coordinate an event with the RWVA and the Big Bear range some time in summer this year and see if there is enough interest to convince the range to open up for one weekend next winter. If we could convince some sponsors to come and give some prizes and a few rifles away like the huge Corona 210 event last year I'm sure we can get at least fifty people to sign up. We could call it the Appleseed Big Bear Big Freeze. There's other entertainment at the resort that would also be a big draw for families and women.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: GasMask on April 18, 2012, 11:38:04 PM
This is GasMask Checking in.....  Been lurking for years....   
Went to my first Appleseed in Azuza about two years back.
http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=19456.msg154710#msg154710
I'm the fat dude with the green boonie hat.   :)
Had a blast in the rain.

My 2nd one was last year at Corona.  I was a sitter/driver for A teenage kid.
http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=22967.0
Had as much fun as a spectator could have had from the sidelines....
 :pop:

And now, I'm planning to head out to Azuza this weekend with another Teenage kid+7year old daughter... 
But I only have one rifle. :wb:  But none the less, we are going. :cool2:
hopefully there's a loner available.

Plans are to increase attendance as time goes by.


Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SonJ on July 17, 2013, 06:57:30 PM
Checking In! Here in Hayward, California 94541-4447 and Castro Valley, California 94546, we're not very far from the Chabot Gun Club where I have done all of my practice and Appleseeds.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: dvlsadvc8 on July 17, 2013, 09:09:51 PM
Checking in from Monterey Park.  Just completed my first Appleseed in Corona last weekend and became a Rifleman.  Can't wait to go back for some more and bring some friends!
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: V on July 17, 2013, 11:37:46 PM
Welcome folks.

Hope to see you on the trail someday SonJ, since Nero and American Amazon have Chabot running with a good local crew, we don't get to travel up there so often.

dvlsadvc8 look forward to working with your friends at the next one.

Cheers
V
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: sharpeyedfirechild on August 19, 2013, 05:38:31 PM
Hi all!

This is sharpeyedfirechild checking in. I just moved to San Diego to start grad school and I'm ready to be of service. I am part of the RangeRat and SniperCat clan out of Las Vegas, NV. I shot my patch in Utah in June 2010 and have been teaching there and other places since then. I hope that I will adapt pretty readily since I was mainly mentored by two California instructors, V and DesertDog.

I am a green hat and have already signed up to run the infamous Glen Helen Ladyseed event at the end of September. I'm looking forward to the event, but I definitely need some help to get more ladies to the line!

I look forward to contributing to the California team so please let me know how I may be of assistance. :)

Chels
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: readysetgo on September 09, 2013, 01:29:36 AM
I am a green hat and have already signed up to run the infamous Glen Helen Ladyseed event at the end of September. I'm looking forward to the event, but I definitely need some help to get more ladies to the line!

I look forward to contributing to the California team so please let me know how I may be of assistance. :)

Chels

shapreyedfirechild, message sent re: contacts for the Ladyseed event.


Hi all, I haven't attended an Appleseed YET but am hoping to get out to Piru by Oct.
I'm active over on Calguns.net.  Same username.  Ventura County resident.
Actually would like to start helping out regularly, I'm in the process of building a brace of Marlin LTR's to hopefully get new shooters out on the range.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Merlin on October 14, 2013, 10:28:31 PM
San Diego county here. I'm going to the Dulzura Appleseed with a fellow milita men from my platoon on Dec 28th and 29th. Anyone else in that area going or planning to attend? I'm looking forward to it. hope to see a great turn out.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: DTL on December 16, 2013, 05:43:14 PM
Hey gang! This is Don, from Bakersfield. I attended my first Appleseed at 5 Dogs Range this last weekend that Steve (Cal 7.62) and his co-instructor Noah put on. Everybody had a great time and learned a lot. I was pleased to shoot Rifleman on the first day and am looking forward to doing another Appleseed! Those AQTs are addictive!!!

Don
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: BigJ on January 13, 2014, 12:23:39 AM
Heya from San Jose!

I attended my first Appleseed with my wife and our 14 year old nephew last November in Red Bluff and we all three had a great time.  The passion for our American history displayed by the instructors still lives in our minds.  Just awesome.

I'm glad to say I earned Rifleman at that event, and I'm even happier to say both my wife and nephew have set goals to earn their patch come hell or high water.  Both have been practicing nearly every weekend since.  We're planning to attend the Fresno event this coming February.  Can't wait!

-BigJ

Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: eaglescouter on January 13, 2014, 01:26:28 AM
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the achievement that matters.  A happy awake family.

We'll be in Sacramento this weekend, if you can make it we would love to see you on the line again.

joe
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Nero on January 13, 2014, 01:38:38 AM
And we've got a February shoot in Castro Valley, and a long distance shoot right there in San Jose at the end of March!
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Gadg3t on January 15, 2014, 06:14:49 AM
Hi all, another San Diegan to fill the ranks! I haven't made it to a shoot yet but I'm looking at Feb. I actually teach historic weapons and American history so I was pretty excited to find this group :)

Another dorky bit of background on my interest here. My grandmother, who raised me, was a Marine at fort Schuyler in the 50's. She was captain of her shooting team and she took home many first place awards in both rifle and pistol. After she lost (most of) her sight I took care of her and at some point we went to a women on target clinic. My blind grandmother still shot better then most folks there ;) I can't hit any thing with a pistol apparently, but the coaches were impressed enough with my rifle shooting to suggest I come back for competitions. My grandmother was so proud she went out and bought me a ruger 10/22 for christmas! Long story short, I never got to take that rifle shooting till after she passed but I'd sure like to hone my abilities and build on a skill she clearly thought I had.

Sentimentality aside, I look forward to learning new things, improving and meeting other folks with similar interests.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: WinterRider on January 14, 2015, 03:32:25 PM
Hey there,
Another son of California up in the foothills. I really enjoyed my first shoot last weekend. I am  looking forward to doing even better on my next aqt and getting the family and friends out there too.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: SalManilla on March 09, 2015, 10:20:47 AM
Hello All,

Another new member checking in. I shot my first Appleseed this past weekend in Corona, Ca. and qualified on two of my AQT's. It took me  awhile to put aside my preconceived notions about how to shoot and follow what they were teaching. But when I did everything feel into place. The hardest thing for me to do was to relax my muscles. Once I did I made the score.

A big Thank You to all the volunteers that helped out at the event.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: bob 210 on March 09, 2015, 02:59:25 PM
Welcome to the forum Kieth! It was great having you and we look forward to seeing you again. The AAR for Corona should be up shortly and I hope you post about your experience there also. Congratulations on that shiny new Rifleman Patch! ^:)^
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: VII XI on April 28, 2015, 03:55:56 AM
(tap tap)  Is this thing on? 

I am unable to send Bob210 a PM so here ask he contact me.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: fivefeezy on October 05, 2015, 10:57:35 PM
Hello, I am Marco from the East Bay of San Francisco. I attended one Appleseed event last year and I am bringing my two sons to the October Castro Valley event. One boy is almost 14 and the other is 10. They have some firearm experience, having shot several 22 rifles pistols and also a little skeet/trap. I'm actually searching for a loaner rifle for one of them if anyone is attending with an extra. Thanks and glad to meet you all.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Leonidas on July 03, 2016, 02:09:42 AM
Hello all, it's been a while. I'm still in San Diego county
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: TheLorax on September 06, 2016, 04:32:52 PM
Hi All,

Patrick checking in here. Just had my first appleseed this past weekend in Sunland. Looking forward to taking home my rifleman patch next time..
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: MiataMike on January 02, 2017, 05:08:25 PM
Hello all,
New here (San Bernardino County area). Looking to attend my first Appleseed in 2017, waiting for either the Azusa or Corona events to pop up on the schedule. Pretty pumped and can't wait to go!
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: ocsurfer411 on January 03, 2017, 08:53:27 PM
This is one of those things I've been meaning to do forever.

Been shooting since I was 12, but no real formal instruction (though the man that originally taught me to shoot was a former marine and retired LAPD.

Super excited to take my AR-15 to an Appleseed event and work on my open sights accuracy. I built it about a year ago, but have only taken it out once.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Blind Squirrel on March 13, 2017, 12:15:22 PM
Attended my first Appleseed this weekend in Sacramento with my niece.
We had a lot of fun learning new skills and the history of our great country.
I've been hunting with firearms and bows since I was a kid but this was the first time I have ever taken a firearms class.
I figured since the class was so inexpensive we would get all the basics needed to shoot well and safely, but no specialized instruction.
Boy was I wrong...
Can't believe all the instructors were so helpful and knowledgeable.
They were excellent and my niece can't stop talking about the great time she had.
Looking forward to coming back again and improving our skills.
Thank you for inspiring my niece to come back and do better.
Very excited to have a new shooting partner who loves it as much as I do.
What a wonderful program and great group of people.  Thank you very much.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: 67flat4 on May 15, 2017, 07:44:02 PM
New hear. I'm signed up for the Sept 9 class in Mariposa. See you there! O0
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Hudgey on September 24, 2017, 09:11:35 PM
Howdy all. My name is John and I just finished my first event at Raahague's in Corona yesterday. The event was excellent and Cam & Kurt did a great job making sure it ran smoothly. Much thanks.

At any rate, I'm looking forward to attending another event in the near future. Hope to meet more of you in the next class.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: 13Frigates on November 05, 2018, 04:07:56 PM
Nice
Cool
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Jross239 on April 28, 2019, 03:02:23 AM
Just attended my first Appleseed today. I just started shooting mid November 2018. I signed up to learn proper shooting techniques to build on.

I was shooting my custom built BRN22 with CCI 40 grain copper plated bullets and shot a 220 on my first AQT. I will be attending day 2 tomorrow to see if I can improve my score.

Had a great day.
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: 2TH4IST on November 18, 2019, 07:58:04 PM
Hello all, checking in from Rancho Cucamonga. My name is Mike and I attended my first appleseed this last weekend (Piru Nov 16-17). It was amazing, learned a whole ton of things, as it was a fire hose of info I'm still in the process of processing everything lol. Learning the fundamentals of proper sling use, respatory pause, trigger squeeze, sight alignment, sight picture and all the rest has been a eye opener for me.

My only regrets are not going to appleseed sooner!

I was able to qualify rifleman with a score of 222 (I scored myself wrong and Bob 210 corrected it for me). This is a check on my really short bucket list. I could not do it with out the amazing teachers and volenteers that came to this appleseed! Passing on the word to everyone I know and will be back to Piru in December with a centerfire rifle (and will attempt to bring as many people as I can).

Thanks again to all the volunteers!
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: bryanrheem on December 10, 2019, 11:07:20 PM
Hi all!

Moved to Redding, CA 3 years ago.  Would love to see Appleseed up in this area but I see that the furthest north is Sacramento (which is only 2.5 hours away).  Looking forward to attending one in 2020!

Thanks,
Bryan
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: eaglescouter on December 11, 2019, 12:38:41 AM
Hi Bryan, and welcome to Appleseed.

I'm also in Redding.

The 2020 event schedule is not yet published but will be online in January.

We operate Appleseeds at Sacramento, Red Bluff and Hat Creek.

I look forward to seeing you on the line.

joe



Hi all!

Moved to Redding, CA 3 years ago.  Would love to see Appleseed up in this area but I see that the furthest north is Sacramento (which is only 2.5 hours away).  Looking forward to attending one in 2020!

Thanks,
Bryan
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: bryanrheem on December 11, 2019, 02:47:14 AM
Hi Joe!

Great to meet you!  Definitely want to get involved with Appleseed, especially if it's as close as RedBluff!!  Why not have one in Redding?

Looking forward to meeting you!

Thanks,
Bryan

Hi Bryan, and welcome to Appleseed.

I'm also in Redding.

The 2020 event schedule is not yet published but will be online in January.

We operate Appleseeds at Sacramento, Red Bluff and Hat Creek.

I look forward to seeing you on the line.

joe
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: eaglescouter on December 11, 2019, 10:38:10 AM
Appleseed events are 2 full days, the Redding ranges have limited hours that would not permit us to teach the full program, or are on public land which does not give us full control of a designated safe shooting area.

joe

Hi Joe!

Great to meet you!  Definitely want to get involved with Appleseed, especially if it's as close as RedBluff!!  Why not have one in Redding?

Looking forward to meeting you!

Thanks,
Bryan

Hi Bryan, and welcome to Appleseed.

I'm also in Redding.

The 2020 event schedule is not yet published but will be online in January.

We operate Appleseeds at Sacramento, Red Bluff and Hat Creek.

I look forward to seeing you on the line.

joe
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: bryanrheem on December 15, 2019, 02:53:40 AM
Appleseed events are 2 full days, the Redding ranges have limited hours that would not permit us to teach the full program, or are on public land which does not give us full control of a designated safe shooting area.

joe

Joe, makes sense.  Are you a member of the Redding Gun Club?  They seem to have enough bays that might allow us to rent one for a couple of days. 

Regardless, Red Bluff is close enough to not worry about it! 

Thanks,
Bryan
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: eaglescouter on December 15, 2019, 04:20:24 AM
I have been a member of that club, but I am not currently a member.

Their hours of operation for Rifles are:
Sat: 9:00AM to Dusk
Sun: 3:30PM to Dusk

Appleseed events in Northern California are two full days of 8:30 to 4:30 in Sacramento, and 8:30 to 5pm elsewhere.   The Redding Gun Club is a fine facility, but the 3:30 PM start time for Sunday is not really feasible for our program.

Fortunately we have other venues within one hour that work better for our schedule and program.

joe


Appleseed events are 2 full days, the Redding ranges have limited hours that would not permit us to teach the full program, or are on public land which does not give us full control of a designated safe shooting area.

joe

Joe, makes sense.  Are you a member of the Redding Gun Club?  They seem to have enough bays that might allow us to rent one for a couple of days. 

Regardless, Red Bluff is close enough to not worry about it! 

Thanks,
Bryan
Title: Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
Post by: Covalent on June 12, 2020, 02:51:00 PM
Hello Everyone, I signed up for a training class this weekend in Southern California, I look forward to meeting other members.