Author Topic: Fresno, CA Appleseed March 6-7, 2010  (Read 658 times)

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Fresno, CA Appleseed March 6-7, 2010
« on: February 25, 2010, 11:24:22 PM »
It is time for another Appleseed at the Fresno Rifle and Pistol Club located at 15687 Auberry Rd. Clovis, CA (559) 299-6365  website   This Appleseed will be held on March 6-7, 2010.

There will be camping available on site. No formal campground, just pull up a piece of the parking lot and pitch your tent, or park your motorhome. The Instructors will be camping. Bring your tent and join us.

Come out to one of the most outstanding ranges in the Central California and learn your heritage as an American, and also learn how to become an even better rifle shot than you are now.

If you don't have a rifle of your own, make a note in the sign up comments, & we will try our best to arrange a loaner rifle for you. Most are also available with ammo to be purchased. But to be sure, bring some .22lr ammo and you should be set.

Now for some State Laws:
All applicable California rifle restrictions are in place, if in doubt to what is allowable, please refer to:

*No detachable box magazines may be brought into state with capacity exceeding ten rounds.  Unless you owned them prior to Jan1, 2000; then it's OK. All Tubular-magazine 22s are OK.
*"Assault weapons" ban- If you're registered with CA DOJ already, you're fine and can shoot your AK, AR15, G3 etc. with no problem.  Might want to Xerox the DOJ document and keep it in the rifle case.  Do not bring an unregistered "assault weapon" into the state.  Do not bring an unregistered "assault weapon" to the range.  Similarly, unregistered 50 BMG is not legal.
Out of state shooters, don't bring military-pattern semiautomatics as they're almost sure to fall under the "assault weapon" ban.  M1 Garand and most 10-shot fixed-magazine SKS' are OK.  There is one SKS exception: Zastava SKS Carbines 59/66 are considered destructive devices in California and therefore may not be purchased, possessed, imported, or kept for sale without a permit.  (Having said all that about "assault rifles", there is provision in state law for out-of-state shooters to bring "assault rifles" to CA shooting events; anybody wants to try that out might want to read the statute for themselves and consult a lawyer-welcome to California.)

Now, what is this going to cost you? Women, youngsters 20 and under, and active military, reserves, and National Guard are given free admittance. Guys, 21 & older that are not in the military will be charged $45 for one day, $70 for the full weekend if they pre register here:

If they just show up at the door, it will be $50 for one day, and $80 for the weekend, plus the range fees.

The range fees for Fresno Rifle and Pistol Club are $10/person/day - $7/under 18/day.

We shoot at 25m (82 ft) at a reduced size Army Qualification Target, scaled for 100, 200, 300, & 400 yd shooting.

Known distance shooting will also be available for those with centerfire rifles and grouping around 4-6 MOA. Probably Sunday afternoon.

We do not require the use of specialized gear, it really is a "run what you brung" shoot. We suggest the use of between .22 - 8mm rifles. Iron sights, Tech-Sights, scopes, semi auto, bolt action, lever action, pump action, if you have it, & want to learn how to shoot it better, bring it!!

Plan on shooting about 250 rounds of ammo, per rifle, per day. The range is our classroom, & we very much believe in teaching, & shooting.

For more information on this shoot, please check here:

There are local motels if needed. Please see the above link.

We gather at lunch on site to explain the importance of April 19, 1775, and the beginnings of our Nation, & our Heritage. There are tables at the range and some bench type seating areas. For more comfort bring a chair. Plan to bring a bag lunch both days, or if you want to purchase lunch, volunteers at the range have put together lunch to be purchased and here is the menu:

Food will be available from 12:30 to 2:30 (+/-) Saturday and Sunday.
The Deal - $3.00
Includes    Two Hot Dogs
               Small bag of Chips or Fritos
               A can of Soda
               All for $3.00

Bowl of Chili - $1.00

Can of Soda - $1.00

Either way, I guarantee you will not want to miss this portion of the event. Come learn about the choices made by the men and women of Colonial America, and their final response to tyranny. See if you can see any comparisons that might be drawn between then & now. Consider what your own choices are.
Answer the question, What would you have done?

No tracer ammo or ammo that attracts a magnet is allowed at the Fresno Rifle and Pistol Club.

Please arrive for check in by 8:30am.

We recommend you bring: Rifle; Ammunition; Sling; shooting jacket; elbow pads; shooting mat (or carpet remnant); water/drink bottles; most importantly a teachable attitude. For more information on what to bring go to click on the link below the picture of the Eagle.

We have 50 spaces available, so hurry & get yourself pre-registered, so you do not miss out on this opportunity!!

Come out and see for yourself what all the fuss is about.

We hope to see you there!!
If ye love wealth better than liberty,the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom,go home from us.We ask not your counsels or arms.Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.May your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. SA