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Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
« Reply #180 on: December 11, 2019, 10:38:10 AM »
Appleseed events are 2 full days, the Redding ranges have limited hours that would not permit us to teach the full program, or are on public land which does not give us full control of a designated safe shooting area.

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Hi Joe!

Great to meet you!  Definitely want to get involved with Appleseed, especially if it's as close as RedBluff!!  Why not have one in Redding?

Looking forward to meeting you!

Thanks,
Bryan

Hi Bryan, and welcome to Appleseed.

I'm also in Redding.

The 2020 event schedule is not yet published but will be online in January.

We operate Appleseeds at Sacramento, Red Bluff and Hat Creek.

I look forward to seeing you on the line.

joe
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Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
« Reply #181 on: December 15, 2019, 02:53:40 AM »
Appleseed events are 2 full days, the Redding ranges have limited hours that would not permit us to teach the full program, or are on public land which does not give us full control of a designated safe shooting area.

joe

Joe, makes sense.  Are you a member of the Redding Gun Club?  They seem to have enough bays that might allow us to rent one for a couple of days. 

Regardless, Red Bluff is close enough to not worry about it! 

Thanks,
Bryan

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Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
« Reply #182 on: December 15, 2019, 04:20:24 AM »
I have been a member of that club, but I am not currently a member.

Their hours of operation for Rifles are:
Sat: 9:00AM to Dusk
Sun: 3:30PM to Dusk

Appleseed events in Northern California are two full days of 8:30 to 4:30 in Sacramento, and 8:30 to 5pm elsewhere.   The Redding Gun Club is a fine facility, but the 3:30 PM start time for Sunday is not really feasible for our program.

Fortunately we have other venues within one hour that work better for our schedule and program.

joe


Appleseed events are 2 full days, the Redding ranges have limited hours that would not permit us to teach the full program, or are on public land which does not give us full control of a designated safe shooting area.

joe

Joe, makes sense.  Are you a member of the Redding Gun Club?  They seem to have enough bays that might allow us to rent one for a couple of days. 

Regardless, Red Bluff is close enough to not worry about it! 

Thanks,
Bryan
Old Guy:  Do it long enough and you get really good at it.

Rifleman:  Sacramento:  Four Ought Nine
Full Distance:  Red Bluff:  What year was that?
Pistoleer:  Hat Creek:  Three Twenty One

Make yourselves good scouts and good rifle shots in order to protect the women and children of your country if it should ever become necessary.
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Scouting for Boys (1908)

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Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
« Reply #183 on: June 12, 2020, 02:51:00 PM »
Hello Everyone, I signed up for a training class this weekend in Southern California, I look forward to meeting other members.

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Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
« Reply #184 on: November 23, 2020, 01:46:15 PM »
We Attended the event in Piru 11/20-11/22. It was a great event.

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Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
« Reply #185 on: December 02, 2020, 12:48:57 AM »
Hello y'all, im an Applecore from TN relocating to SoCal.  I am looking forward to helping y'all and attending some shoots in the area.  If you know of any good ranges near Oceanside where I can go and practice, do let me know.  Thanks.

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« Reply #186 on: January 28, 2021, 03:39:07 PM »
Hey yall - I was at the Piru events in December and January. I've really enjoyed both events, Bob is a great shoot boss & teacher! I'll probably be back out in February.

I was wondering if anyone could point me towards where I can buy one of the appleseed shooting jackets? I understand someone here on the forums makes them

Henry

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Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
« Reply #187 on: January 30, 2021, 10:22:25 PM »
Hey yall - I was at the Piru events in December and January. I've really enjoyed both events, Bob is a great shoot boss & teacher! I'll probably be back out in February.

I was wondering if anyone could point me towards where I can buy one of the appleseed shooting jackets? I understand someone here on the forums makes them

Henry

Hi Henry,

There at least two that I know of. Mary is one. Her company is called "Not So Standard Issue".
You can send her an email at: notsostandardissue@gmail.com
Her Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/Not-So-Standard-Issue-1655407668039491

The other is Green Star Products, made by one of our own Appleseed families:
https://www.greenstarproducts.net/store/c1/greenstarproducts

I'm not sure if either of their websites are up to date, so I'd recommend contacting them directly.

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Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
« Reply #188 on: February 16, 2021, 07:38:04 PM »
Hey all, it's been awhile my apologies. I am wondering if the rainbow events are still going on this year that are listed on the schedule?
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Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
« Reply #189 on: February 16, 2021, 07:41:33 PM »
Hey all, it's been awhile my apologies. I am wondering if the rainbow events are still going on this year that are listed on the schedule?

There are currently 3 tickets remaining for the February event at Rainbow.
When you sign up with your friends you can take it to SOLD OUT !!!

If an event is cancelled we remove it from the events part of the website, so you are good to go, drag your friends in so we can mark this one as FULL !
Old Guy:  Do it long enough and you get really good at it.

Rifleman:  Sacramento:  Four Ought Nine
Full Distance:  Red Bluff:  What year was that?
Pistoleer:  Hat Creek:  Three Twenty One

Make yourselves good scouts and good rifle shots in order to protect the women and children of your country if it should ever become necessary.
--Lord Baden-Powell
Scouting for Boys (1908)

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Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
« Reply #190 on: February 22, 2021, 03:45:06 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I just attended the Piru event (my first Appleseed) last weekend Feb 20/21. Just wanted to give a shout out to Bob, Adam, and Kool-aid for all being awesome people. Also, I want to thank Henry for letting me know about the event and Appleseed! Definitely looking forward to future events and I'm currently reaching out to other :snipersmi friends to join me! Hopefully I'll be at the April event.

My work schedule only allows me to shoot on the weekends but I usually shoot at Oak Tree and less frequently at Angeles.

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Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
« Reply #191 on: February 23, 2021, 12:17:58 PM »
Hello everyone, I am the "shiny new" Shoot Boss for the Rainbow Range area and we are at 17 shooters!  With the new safety berms at Rainbow we're limited to 18 now, so we're ready to go! Looking forward to a beautiful weekend at Rainbow Gun Range in SOCAL.

Hey all, it's been awhile my apologies. I am wondering if the rainbow events are still going on this year that are listed on the schedule?

There are currently 3 tickets remaining for the February event at Rainbow.
When you sign up with your friends you can take it to SOLD OUT !!!

If an event is cancelled we remove it from the events part of the website, so you are good to go, drag your friends in so we can mark this one as FULL !
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Re: Welcome to the California Board - Check-in
« Reply #192 on: January 16, 2022, 12:41:49 AM »
Hi Everyone,

Joined Appleseed in December and am looking to attend an event or two, probably at Piru this year.  Recently (4 years) took up shooting again after a 30+ year hiatus. 

Do the events usually sell out?

Do many People Camp at the Piru event or would a hotel be a better idea?

From the info, it looks like there have been past issues with the S&W 15-22 but they are allowed again now? (Mine was manufactured after the recall period and I still got a gauge from S&W and double-checked it).

Grateful for any info you can share.

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« Reply #193 on: January 18, 2022, 02:46:58 AM »
Hi Everyone,

Joined Appleseed in December and am looking to attend an event or two, probably at Piru this year.  Recently (4 years) took up shooting again after a 30+ year hiatus. 

Do the events usually sell out?

Do many People Camp at the Piru event or would a hotel be a better idea?

From the info, it looks like there have been past issues with the S&W 15-22 but they are allowed again now? (Mine was manufactured after the recall period and I still got a gauge from S&W and double-checked it).

Grateful for any info you can share.


I did an event back in November. My buddy and I drove from the Napa area in Norcal since we missed out on the Sacramento event. I think there is a good showing of people who sign up for the event. There were supposedly 13 people signed up on the November event. There were only 5 of us that were there on the first day. There was a big accident on the I-5 so i'm assuming people got caught in the traffic jam. There were 4 more people who showed up on the second day. It seemed like they were only going for the "Distinguished" patch so they didnt participate on the other portions of the event. Just my assumption.

We got a hotel over by the 6 flags area. It was well worth it. We got our money's worth because of the hot tub. There were shooting positions that were not comfortable to be in  extended periods of time. That got our shoulders, neck and legs sore.  They are effective as far as accuracy goes but uncomfortable. Alot of food spots by our hotel too. I dont think that there were anybody who camped out so I cant answer that question.

Try your best to follow their suggestions as far as what items to bring and what to wear. You will be shooting at the 25m mark. It seems short and easy right? I assure you that it will challenge everything that you think you know about shooting. I followed every single item that they suggested to bring. I must say that I did end up using everything it listed. I highly suggest bringing an extra small towel of tshirt to cover the action of your rifle. It gets really windy and it'll blow dirt and sand in your rifle.

Bob and Adam are pretty awesome. They are very knowledgeable and accommodating. Participate as much as you can with the discussions. We had alot of fun. The history lesson and storytelling during the lunch break is pretty awesome. It will truly grab your attention and feel that you were part of history. Absorb the lessons. Ask questions if you are not sure. Ask for feedback.

My buddy and I got our rifleman patch that day. Actually, my buddy was struggling all day. He always came up short of the scores needed to get the patch. I was afraid because it would have been a long drive back up to Norcal if he didnt get his patch and I did. Imagine the grumpiness for 7 hours of driving. He completely changed his mindset and didn't think about the patch. He just shot his rifle. Applied what he learned and follow instructions. On the last round of the day, he qualified! He was so distracted about not failing that its actually making him fail. Just enjoy the event. The folks and the instructors are awesome. Follow their instructions and you'll be fine.

The best thing I got out of the event was networking with other people. You'll meet different types of folks from different backgrounds.

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« Reply #194 on: January 18, 2022, 08:10:13 AM »
Yep, the Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 are now allowed at Appleseed. This is how it has been posted on our forum

"In Project Appleseed, student safety is paramount.  We recognize and appreciate the effort that Smith & Wesson has made with their M&P 15-22 safety alert.  The M&P 15-22 rifles will again be allowed for use at Project Appleseed clinics, effective August 1st, 2021.  We urge every 15-22 owner to read and comply with the instructions contained in the following links before attending a Project Appleseed rifle clinic:
https://www.smith-wesson.com/sites/default/files/MP1522_Alert_030619.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJO0gJRmc_c


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From the info, it looks like there have been past issues with the S&W 15-22 but they are allowed again now? (Mine was manufactured after the recall period and I still got a gauge from S&W and double-checked it).

Grateful for any info you can share.
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