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What a GLORIOUS day! lets get this started.

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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010, 09:25:18 AM »
Right there with you.

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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010, 10:37:00 AM »
Can you believe we get to do this! God Bless you all and be safe!
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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2010, 10:44:35 PM »
Just back from dinner - here's some shots from today.  Just have to clean the sand outta ma hair  :P

We've got some shot of our very own flintlock demo.  One of our shooters hit steel @ 25y, using a .50 cal flintlock!!

GREAT shoot so far with some great shooters!

Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!   :--- :---
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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2010, 08:18:42 AM »
What a great day, with more to come. O0

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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2010, 11:29:27 PM »
WOW what GREAT weekend at Lodi :~. Thanks to everyone for making this a safe and fun shoot. ..:..

39 shooters on Sat. and 29 returned on Sunday.

Congratulations 5 new Riflemen: Dave, Cheeser, Mark, Wyatt and Aaron and all those knocking on the door, persistence, you have the tools to become Rifleman. Dryfire, dryfire, dryfire.

Thank you Tom Steele for a great muzzle loader demo and stepping up and taking the orange hat.

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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2010, 12:47:14 AM »
Hi,

Here are some more pics from today!

Congratulations to our FIVE new riflemen & Orange hat!!  ..:.. ..:..

Just wanted to get these pics up asap

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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2010, 02:39:24 AM »
Lodi was in good hands in 2010. O0   I think this was the most students ever at Lodi. :o  Sounds like you had the same windy conditions as Spooner, and some Appleseeds in Illinois.   April in WI; could have been MUCH worse. 

Thanks for posting the pictures.   Love to see the smoke of the musket.  Makes me imagine what it might have been like on April 19, 1775. 
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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2010, 12:45:45 PM »
  O0
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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
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And more  O0
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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2010, 04:07:44 PM »
And more O0
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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2010, 04:17:33 PM »
Ooooh, genuine smokepoles!!!!    8)

Great turnout!
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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2010, 04:33:16 PM »
Ooooh, genuine smokepoles!!!!    8)

Great turnout!

Yes! and a vary special thanks to are smoke pole demo from Tom and he even let anyone who wanted to, try it O0 :bow: ..:.. ..:.. ..:.. ..:.. ..:.. ..:.. ..:.. ..:.. ..:.. ..:.. ..:.. ..:.. ..:.. ..:.. ..:.. ..:.. ..:.. ..:.. :~ :~ :~ :~ :~ :~ :~

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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2010, 07:35:27 PM »
OK, D Fly,  with the most views of any AAR O0you just have to stop posting and keeping Lodi at the top of the page &)

Great work this past weekend,  its just too bad I coud'nt be at all the WI shoots.  Heck, I was'nt ever at one %)

Everyone check out the Elk River shoot in MN :))
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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2010, 07:44:18 PM »
Glorious day!  

Yep, I agree. 

D-Fly, great shoot.  Looks like you guys did good......again!   :bow:

Saw some folks I know in some of those pics.  Wish I coulda been there.  Bet that demo was a sight to behold  O0

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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2010, 09:43:30 PM »
OK, D Fly,  with the most views of any AAR O0you just have to stop posting and keeping Lodi at the top of the page &)

Great work this past weekend,  its just too bad I coud'nt be at all the WI shoots.  Heck, I was'nt ever at one %)

Everyone check out the Elk River shoot in MN :))
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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2010, 12:07:16 AM »
This was a wonderful weekend! D-Fly you did a wonderful job as SB, sorry if I stepped on your toes a little bit...you know how us Bries' are. lol  ;D
Robb it is always a pleasure working with you, and I hope we will get to work together again soon.
Gumby and DOM thank you very much for making the drive up here, you both did a great job. Keep it up and soon you'll be ready to take on the Red Hat!

What can I say about the shooters...well there was not one person that weekend that complained! You all stuck through it, and seemed to really want to hear all the instruction and history. If you had questions you made sure to ask them, and we always you all to feel comfortable enough to ask. This is an AS I know I will never forget.

Robb brought about 12 people, and they were all really seemed to work well together, especially since they wanted to stay snug together on the firing line.

We had a family, where Theron, the dad shoot and help his four children out, Mason, Levi, Cassidy and Jared, they shot the whole weekend and we saw a lot of improvement among them alone. Plus you can't forget their mother, Lisa who sat and watched and really enjoyed just being there. I know next time she will be on the line with the rest of her family!

Kilogulf came with his daughter, Gina, both really willing to listen and learn. I am glad we finally were able to meet.

Linda, you sure did persevere through all the elements, and no matter what she continued to have a smile on her face...maybe next time the rest of your family will be able to come. 

Barry brought his daughter Savannah along, he shot the Garand (still long the *ping*) and she a SKS. That rifle was a bit heavy for her, but she never quit and you could see the determination in her eyes.

I could probably go on for days, and you all are probably sick of reading my long post... :D

Lastly, I would like to say, welcome Riflemen! Wyatt, Dave, Cheeser, Aaron and Mark, I do hope to see you all again, and maybe I will soon be seeing you all with an Orange hat stapled to your head!!!
And of course you can't forget Tom! Welcome Tom. I have been waiting to see you take on that Orange Hat since last summer, and I know you will do great things with it. I can't wait to see you on the trail!

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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2010, 10:49:10 AM »
Thanks again to Everyone who came out and helped us celebrate the most important day in American history.
April, 19th 1775, Lest not we forget.
Take good care of the children.

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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2010, 11:26:35 AM »

This was our (lilkilogulf {Gina} and my) first Appleseed event....not our last I assure you all.

Just in case anyone is reading this that has not attended an event let me state clearly...attend an Appleseed event, you will not be sorry, and you will learn a lot about safety, proper rifle marksmanship, and our nation's founding fathers and mothers.

My daughter and I would like to personally say a big thank you to the following people:

Dragonfly - Shoot Boss
Robbvious - Instructor
Trisha - Instructor

Gumballhead - Instructor Trainee
Dangerous Old Man (D.O.M.) - Instructor Trainee


We also want to thank Tom S. for the wonderful musketry lesson, I enjoyed the teachings Tom S. and the ability to shoot a flintlock for the first time. Lilkilogulf is kicking herself for NOT taking you up on the offer to shoot it. I believe congratulations to Tom S. are in order as well, he earned his Orange Hat on Sunday...well done sir, IMO you'll be a great Red Hat very soon.

(Between us, I don't know how Tom shot "Rifleman" using those old flintlock smoothbores...he must be darned good!)

To the AS Shoot Team, you folks are nothing but professional, kind, helpful, and damn safe instructors and superior line officers...Gina mentioned to me that "you are in knowledgeable and safe hands with the Appleseed staff on the job", I concur.

A touching moment for us occurred when we were honored to be allowed to participate in an emotional 13-round ceremonial volley at 1500 hours to honor the colonists (Americans) killed at Lexington and Concord. This was done simultaneously at every AS event throughout the nation.

Remember the men and women who stood up to government tyranny and brutality and refused to have their children grow up as oppressed, unrepresented, exploited, slaves...they sacrificed much, in many cases all, for us to be free...

God Bless them all...lest we forget, and God Bless Appleseed and the people who make it great!

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We're working on bringing a few extra people to New Lisbon.

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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2010, 12:20:06 PM »
It was certainly an honor for me to have 10 of my co-workers (all of whom are Iraq war veterans, BTW) and 2 of their family members join us this weekend at Lodi.  Our shooters persisted through trying conditions, and I think I speak for all of the instructors when I say that we are very proud of our 5 new Riflemen, as well as the others whom I know will persist and reach that goal soon.

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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2010, 08:14:06 PM »
Looks like you did a great Job guys! O0
Even Trisha.   ::)
But that's not a surprise; I'll see you on the Trail!
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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2010, 10:49:01 AM »
I too would like to say thank you to all the instructors this weekend.  I learned more than I thought I would and will keep on practicing.  Hopefully we'll see some improvement in May.  I must also comment on the safety- OUTSTANDING! 

Congrats to all the new riflemen and big congrats to Tom for making instructor trainee.


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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2010, 11:09:45 AM »
Hiya Gina...glad ya made it here.

Folks, just to show you how motivating the instructors were, when we got home Sunday evening (an hour drive), we were beat and grimy. I told Gina she had the shower first, I'll look after the rifles. She said "no Dad, I'm going out back and work on prone and finding my NPOA". She was out there over an hour and shot a hundred rounds or so....she found her NPOA!

Also, upon the advice of the great AS staff, she took her rifle home to run dry practice on wall outlets....

That's motivation...and we all know what a properly motivated rifleman is capable of  O0

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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2010, 11:22:48 AM »
Hiya Gina...glad ya made it here.

Folks, just to show you how motivating the instructors were, when we got home Sunday evening (an hour drive), we were beat and grimy. I told Gina she had the shower first, I'll look after the rifles. She said "no Dad, I'm going out back and work on prone and finding my NPOA". She was out there over an hour and shot a hundred rounds or so....she found her NPOA!

Also, upon the advice of the great AS staff, she took her rifle home to run dry practice on wall outlets....

That's motivation...and we all know what a properly motivated rifleman is capable of  O0
Welcome to the forum lilkillogulf.  Can't wait till New Lisbon. You Guy's ROCK.

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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2010, 11:31:28 AM »
Hey all you Appleseeder's out there here are some events coming to Wisconsin;

Chaseburg WI May 1st. and 2nd. http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=11955.0

New Lisbon WI May 15 and 16  http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=11472.0

Racine WI  May 29 and 30  http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=11385.0

Hope to see you on the trail soon ..:.. :~

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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2010, 03:52:50 AM »
Nice shoot D-fly ! O0 O0 O0
Pic's are good , have an idea what it looked like .
Wow Trish --what a detaled post . wish I had those skills :(
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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2010, 11:58:29 AM »
Wow, Lodi WI.  I used to live not too far away!

And, I'm looking forward to New Lisbon in May.  So, if the trend continues, WI is the place to be.

Congrats D-Fly!  And to the rest of the instructors.  Can't wait to meet you all!

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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2010, 10:41:46 AM »
D-fly!
You have WOMEN that attended who know very much what they are about. O0  Here is an e-mail that came in to RWVAinfo

Hi,
My sister and I both have AQT targets that qualify for rifleman (scores being 222 and 228).
Olivia


I directed her to the AAR, and hopefully she will arrive here soon.  :)

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Re: What a GLORIOUS day to be an AMERICAN Lodi April17 and 18 2010
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2010, 02:52:16 AM »
D-Fly, great shoot.  You NEVER disappoint!

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