Author Topic: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011  (Read 2153 times)

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AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« on: May 23, 2011, 08:12:14 PM »
"There's something about being at a shooting range that makes me want to take my clothes off. " - P
"You had me at 'Posterity.' " - ST1 & D.O.M.
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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011, 08:43:06 PM »
An excellent debut for Appleseed's presence at the wonderful Centerline range! It was so nice having Larry (BoD) out there all weekend.

And Larry: it was a real pleasure having your daughter and her family out there all weekend. Young Sam in particular, keep it up! Seeing your groups improve was almost as much a joy for us as it was for you. Stacey, once we got that scope set right, it made a big difference huh? Again, a pleasure to see. Rob, keep holdin' 'em together now! :)

Zack, you haven't got that Patch yet but you're clearly a young man who "knows very well what he's about", with firearms. We'll look forward to seeing you again on "the Appleseed Trail".

Keith & Jeremiah, thanks for coming out. Those M1-A's are beatiful. But I didn't find out -- Jeremiah, what happened to yours?

In fact the attitude and persistence of everyone was commendable. Rob, Julie, Mosca, Steve, Daniel -- even when that Sunday heat set in, I was impressed with how well everyone hung together. It was a really good group, in my opinion.

Chad, thanks for bringing in the Civil War "crossover" element. :)

I'd say Project Appleseed was able to put her "best foot forward" this weekend. I think everyone came away with a clear understanding of what we do and why, and I'm confident that everyone will find ways to take the message and grow it. Another dozen or so Americans now have to tools to further their own rifle Marksmanship, and, I trust, have a new-found appreciation of what our forefathers accomplished on our behalf. Shooters! Spread the word. Our Republic depends on it --- on you. Thanks so much for coming out.

And Keith: Congratulations on the very dramatic breakthrough. You are indeed a man who knows very well what he's about!

See you on the 'Trail, -G.

PS: 'Burbs, wow, thanks for the amazing pictures. The early-morning fog was stunningly beautiful, wasn't it?
« Last Edit: May 23, 2011, 11:37:38 PM by Gordon »

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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2011, 09:14:53 PM »
I wanted to say thank you to all the wonderful Instructors that were out this weekend! You were all very helpful  ~~:)!!!

See you all in July hopefully!

Stacy
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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2011, 09:17:57 PM »
We hope you'll stay in touch, Rascal!

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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2011, 09:57:36 PM »
I wanted to say thank you to all the wonderful Instructors that were out this weekend! You were all very helpful  ~~:)!!!

See you all in July hopefully!

Stacy
Stacy,

You have a wonderful family.  It was a pleasure having you, Sam and Ken as students.  I'll also have a Rifleman patch waiting for you in July.
"There's something about being at a shooting range that makes me want to take my clothes off. " - P
"You had me at 'Posterity.' " - ST1 & D.O.M.
"ITB!  Wake up, it's time to make the Riflemen!" - S.H.
" ITB glides through the highways of the Midwest like a Velvet Fog, unfettered by mortal speed limits, leaving only the knowledge of American Heritage and Marksmanship (and a faint whiff of ghost pepper sauce) in his wake." - Oz

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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2011, 10:06:27 PM »

Stacy,

You have a wonderful family.  It was a pleasure having you, Sam and Ken as students.  I'll also have a Rifleman patch waiting for you in July.
Forget that noise! Stacy, you come back in June! I want to give you that patch! ..:..

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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2011, 10:10:43 PM »
Check in with Sprocket and Gordon.

Itb and me.

Saturday morning.

One tired cadre.
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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2011, 10:11:38 PM »
WHAT?  NO SNOW, WIND, MUD or RAIN?  That can't be a Michigan Appleseed!

Congrats to all the new Appleseedlings
 



« Last Edit: May 23, 2011, 10:16:21 PM by mac66 »

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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2011, 10:12:50 PM »
Pete those links didn't take --- ? ? ? Thanks for the pic's Superheat! :)
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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2011, 10:21:10 PM »
Thanks to the instructors and to Centerline. The range was clean, folks were more than friendly and the other shooters supportive. My weak points were identified and harped on relentlessly/thankfully.

The rifle was shooting true and I sincerely enjoyed what I learned. The history was fantastic. Total satisfaction.

Gordon, sorry I didn't offer you some time behind the M1A. Next time.

I will return to Centerline. Now, time to get Jeremiah some practice.

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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2011, 10:52:52 PM »
Wow great shoot. The Bellevue range is beautiful, and the students were all a pleasure to work with. Already looking forward to my next shoot there.

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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2011, 10:54:11 PM »
Somebody tell me you took a picture of Rooster.308 with his rifleman patch!!
Rooster, did that pic of you and J.J. by captain Parker come out?
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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2011, 11:25:19 PM »
Hope this works.

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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2011, 11:26:41 PM »
.. My weak points were identified and harped on relentlessly/thankfully. ...

*Ahem* "Harped on"?!? Excuse me sir, is that what you call it? And tell me again Rooster, what's your new AQT best? "hmmmm?"

Seriously, you're a fine marksman, and Appleseed's program of instruction is absolutely top notch, built as it is on decades of the best American expertise. A winning combination, for sure.


The rifle was shooting true and I sincerely enjoyed what I learned. The history was fantastic. Total satisfaction. ... Now, time to get Jeremiah some practice.


Careful, brother. You're already starting to think like an RWVA Instructor! :)

Gordon, sorry I didn't offer you some time behind the M1A. Next time.

It never crossed my mind. But, uhm, that M-14 is one beautiful piece of equipment, so OK, yeah! I'll look forward to it.

-G.
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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2011, 11:31:50 PM »
some more

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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2011, 12:38:30 AM »
.. My weak points were identified and harped on relentlessly/thankfully. ...

*Ahem* "Harped on"?!? Excuse me sir, is that what you call it? And tell me again Rooster, what's your new AQT best? "hmmmm?"
331...harped on was not a good choice of words.  They instructed me.  O0

Seriously, you're a fine marksman, and Appleseed's program of instruction is absolutely top notch, built as it is on decades of the best American expertise. A winning combination, for sure.


The rifle was shooting true and I sincerely enjoyed what I learned. The history was fantastic. Total satisfaction. ... Now, time to get Jeremiah some practice.


Careful, brother. You're already starting to think like an RWVA Instructor! :)

Gordon, sorry I didn't offer you some time behind the M1A. Next time.

It never crossed my mind. But, uhm, that M-14 is one beautiful piece of equipment, so OK, yeah! I'll look forward to it.

-G.

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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2011, 09:01:46 AM »
Hope this works.
Wow, what a camera.  Captain Parker looks like he's ready to jump out of my monitor.  Almost 3D.  Lots of symbolism in that picture: Brass at you feet, WATER bottle, rifleman patch, sweat, of course Captain parker looking to the distance (possibly to the future), etc.  It kind of sums up the weekend.

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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2011, 09:09:02 AM »

Stacy,

You have a wonderful family.  It was a pleasure having you, Sam and Ken as students.  I'll also have a Rifleman patch waiting for you in July.
Forget that noise! Stacy, you come back in June! I want to give you that patch! ..:..

Sorry Superheat, we will be in Orlando for the June shoot. Ken and I will definitely be back in July, though, with lots of practice under our belts! I want that patch!
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Requalified Infernoseed Rifleman 8/2013 - Bellevue, MI
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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2011, 09:17:53 AM »
.. My weak points were identified and harped on relentlessly/thankfully. ...

*Ahem* "Harped on"?!? Excuse me sir, is that what you call it? And tell me again Rooster, what's your new AQT best? "hmmmm?"
331...harped on was not a good choice of words.  They instructed me.  O0
--- just shakin' your cage, you know :) --- G.

Seriously, you're a fine marksman, and Appleseed's program of instruction is absolutely top notch, built as it is on decades of the best American expertise. A winning combination, for sure.


The rifle was shooting true and I sincerely enjoyed what I learned. The history was fantastic. Total satisfaction. ... Now, time to get Jeremiah some practice.


Careful, brother. You're already starting to think like an RWVA Instructor! :)

Gordon, sorry I didn't offer you some time behind the M1A. Next time.

It never crossed my mind. But, uhm, that M-14 is one beautiful piece of equipment, so OK, yeah! I'll look forward to it.

-G.

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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2011, 10:16:19 AM »
Had a great time, can't wait to come back....though next time I can do without the spider attack   :( ...trying to get Stacy to work on her girl scout troop to get them to come to the next one with us, I think that would be a FUN experience for them.

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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2011, 12:20:24 PM »
She seems awfully proud of herself, doesn't she  ;)

Zach

So proud!

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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2011, 12:22:26 PM »
More Pictures:












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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2011, 12:41:26 PM »
still more:



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Me :)









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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2011, 02:01:27 PM »
Hey all,

Once again I had a blast. Although I wasn't quite sure how to react to sunshine and dry ground. To make up for the lack of snow, sleet, wind, and mud, I ripped my pants from zipper to knee and just kept on shootin'  :--- :--- :--- (photos respectfully NOT attached)

While I didn't get that patch, I went further down the path to getting it.......soon.....very soon.  :wb:

A huge thank you to all the shooters and the instructors (who were awesome btw  :bow:  ~~:))

Making friends, shooting rifles, and getting an education all at the same time. It can't be beat!!!!

Hope to see all of you again soon.

Swamp

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Re: AAR Bellevue, MI May21-22, 2011
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2011, 11:31:19 PM »
Looks like I missed a fun one. Hopefully, I'll get to meet you all in the future. There are three more shoots at Bellevue this year!

Swamp Thing, you stick with it. You can take over my spot as poster child for persistence!