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Ohio (Corvette) / Fall KD at Marion
« Last post by Corvette on Today at 02:15:02 PM »
Ohio Riflemen, IIT's and Instructors,

We have a KD Appleseed coming up this fall at Meeker Sportsman Center near Marion, OH. We are looking for 8 shooters to  challenge their skills at full distance and to earn your Long Distance patch.  The event is Oct 17 & 18, 2020.   Come prove your skills at full distance. 

Let me know if your are interested in this event and I will coordinate your sign up.

After Action Reports / Re: AAR Bald Knob, AR, August 1-2, 2020
« Last post by DCagle on Today at 12:48:02 PM »
This was an awesome event. I've been meaning to get out to an Appleseed for a long time, and I was not disappointed. As a (rookie) police officer who mainly carries and trains with an M4 style rifle, I was looking to expand my knowledge of rifle shooting techniques and instruction. Getting quality training on the GI sling and traditional rifle marksmanship was awesome.

Due to the quality of the instructors we had (HUGE thanks to Sticks, Bright1 and Jayhawker) I ended up qualifying rifleman on my first AQT using iron sights. After settling into the time constraints and the pressure (with a little help from some water from under the north bridge...) I was able to bump that to a 230 distinguished rifleman score on my 2nd run. Having proven to myself that I could do that with irons, Sticks was kind enough to let me use one of his 10/22s with an optic. Glass certainly helps, and I topped out the weekend with a 227 on the full speed AQT, and a 237, 241, and another 241 on regular AQTs.

I can't wait to attend more events and grow in knowledge of the program. It was an honor to spend time with good Americans.  :beer:
After Action Reports / Re: Ladyseed, Marengo, OH AAR Aug 1&2, 2020
« Last post by Corvette on Today at 12:05:08 PM »
After Action Reports / Re: Ladyseed, Marengo, OH AAR Aug 1&2, 2020
« Last post by Corvette on Today at 11:41:31 AM »
Day two of our Ladyseed at Cardinal Shooting Center near Marengo, Ohio is in the books.  All nine shooters returned to continue working on their Marksmanship skills. The weather was like the day before.  Overcast, scattered rain was in the forecast  and temps were lower than on Saturday.

The instructors arrived shortly before our start time as planned and the line was set up.  While we were erecting our pop-ups and setting up the firing line, one of the “scattered showers” found us.  We hustled to get tarps on the sides of our pop-ups to protect our equipment, targets, and other equipment but we didn’t have time to take down the firing line in a shower that was a bit more than just a shower. 

The rain carried on for about an hour during which we did the welcome, the safety re-brief  and the POI review under the cover of the pop-ups.  But, we had a problem.  The rain had totally destroyed our target backers (coated cardboard) and we needed to improvise another solution before we could get started. 

One of our instructors, Dragonfly Warrior, jumped in her SUV and did a quick run to the businesses out near the interstate and came back with replacement cardboard that we could use for backers rescued from various dumpsters. 

That combined with a couple of other spare backers that I had allowed us to restore the target line.

The rain had stopped and we finally got rifles to the line to shoot the morning Red Coat.  Results were consistent with the Sat afternoon Red Coat.  We followed that with an NPOA/Rifleman’s Cadence drill on Green Coat targets and then moved to our first AQT of the weekend.

Michelle requalified as a Riflewoman with a solid 222. 

Our second AQT was interrupted when a local County Sheriff Deputy arrived at the range and approached us.  It turned out that one of our shooters had accidentally “butt dialed” 911 and he was responding to the call. He was very understanding with the situation and spent some time chatting with us as a group.

We finished up our AQT and broke for lunch where we had an abbreviated KD lecture. We returned to the line for our next AQT.  Storms were predicted for late afternoon so we needed to move forward as quickly as we could.  Well, it turns out that we had a second “butt dial” of 911 and the Deputy returned a second time.  We apologized profusely for the second incident and thanked him for his service.  He took it in good spirits and spend some time chatting with us about a number of topics.
We finished our third AQT and the Sunday afternoon Red Coat and moved to wrap up the weekend. This included a discussions on CMP, a presentation on the background of the Purple Patch, presenting William Diamond patches to our youth shooters and the award of an Orange hat to Michelle. 

Our thanks to Cardinal Shooting Center for hosting us and my thanks to a great group of instructors for helping with this shoot.  Black_Bird and Dragonfly Warrior, you both are the best.  It was a pleasure to work with  each of you.  We look forward to our next event at Cardinal. 
Connecticut (Parallax) / Re: Appleseed CT 2020
« Last post by TOMINCT on Today at 10:05:03 AM »
 The only event with space available for the season is coming up quick in Colebrook.

 Getting clarification for camping on site, if weather allows it would be a nice option for those who travel a distance.
Arkansas (sticksnstones and bright1) / 1-2 August Appleseed Event at VETS
« Last post by Quinncannon on Today at 08:17:20 AM »
This is the ninth year for Appleseed at the VETS Shooting Center! The owners of the range, have never charged a range fee and have supported us with building target backer frames just for our events. Huzzah, for the VETS Shooting Center!

The event we just had, was expertly ran by Sticks, Bright1 and Jayhawker! Students were energetic and soaked up the instruction given, with good scores being the result of that instruction!

I'm looking forward to the next event in Hot Springs in October, I know it will be a great!

Quinncannon, out.
After Action Reports / Re: AAR Bald Knob, AR, August 1-2, 2020
« Last post by Quinncannon on Today at 08:02:38 AM »
Another excellent event at the VETS Shooting Center! The instruction was excellent, great enthusiasm from the students and many awesome scores were shot!

Thanks to Sticks, Bright1 and Jayhawker for running an excellent event!
After Action Reports / Re: AAR Bald Knob, AR, August 1-2, 2020
« Last post by sticksnstones on Today at 12:13:56 AM »
Soaking up the Liberty
After Action Reports / Re: AAR Bald Knob, AR, August 1-2, 2020
« Last post by sticksnstones on Today at 12:11:07 AM »
Jonathan. Second event second patch. An orange hat would fit well on both he and his wife Sarah
After Action Reports / Re: AAR Bald Knob, AR, August 1-2, 2020
« Last post by sticksnstones on Today at 12:08:32 AM »
Bright1 running the line
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