Author Topic: Great Job VA and congrats to some new Rifleman!!  (Read 947 times)

Offline FiremanEd

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Great Job VA and congrats to some new Rifleman!!
« on: April 18, 2010, 10:47:54 PM »
I want to thank everyone who showed up for the Buckingham VA Shoot this weekend. I hope you had as good of a time as the Instructors did!

We had 28 shooters show up on Sat morning, 26 made it back on Sunday and we had 7 newly qualified Riflemen!! OUTSTANDING!!!  It's not often that we get 25% of the shooters present to qualify (for the first time and all but one of them at their first Appleseed) for their Rifleman's Patch. Several of the newest Riflemen where relatively inexperienced shooters and our guest reporter from the Washington Post, Dan Zach, who'd never fired a rifle before two weeks ago qualified, with a huge smile on his face, with a 216. It was also my first opportunity to award Rifleman patches to a husband and wife who qualified on the same AQT, they're looking forward to sharing the news with their son in Iraq. Thank you, to him as well.

Of the 7 newest Riflemen we had a high score of 244!! The rest ranged between there and 211, Great Job Roy, Shaun, William, Liz, Roger, John & Dan.

I'm sure Mike will get on here and update us on VA Beach. I'm sure they had as good of a time as we did.

Thanks again to all the shooters and instructors who helped make the Buckingham Shoot a resounding success!

FiremanEd
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Offline Stonewall1846

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Re: Great Job VA and congrats to some new Rifleman!!
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010, 04:29:48 PM »
Great instructors, great weekend.  Matt, Ed, and Woody ran a terrific event
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Offline Cheeks

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Re: Great Job VA and congrats to some new Rifleman!!
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2010, 08:57:19 PM »
Thanks to vtmountaineer, Ed, Woody, Carl and all the nice folks that I met over the weekend. I really enjoyed it. The weather was fantastic. I was glad that I was able to make Rifleman, and that my buddy made Rifleman as well, even though he was a first timer.

Offline West

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Re: Great Job VA and congrats to some new Rifleman!!
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2010, 10:35:28 PM »
Congrats all!  Looks like you have an article about you in the post, due to come out tomorrow!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2010/04/22/ST2010042205618.html?sid=ST2010042205618

West  :))

Offline VTMountaineer

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Re: Great Job VA and congrats to some new Rifleman!!
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2010, 09:55:00 PM »
Cheeks - Congratulations on making Rifleman. More importantly, thanks for taking the hat!