Author Topic: Lapeer, MI July 27-28 Fri/Sat Seed  (Read 1238 times)

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Lapeer, MI July 27-28 Fri/Sat Seed
« on: July 24, 2012, 11:13:16 AM »
This is my final edit of this lead post, I hope everyone had a good time, and I think I like this Friday/Saturday Appleseed thing....


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Re: Lapeer, MI July 27-28 Fri/Sat Seed
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 12:54:58 PM »
This is more about the main web site than the forums.  Over the weekend I needed to pull up the Appleseed web site on my iPhone while out in the sticks running on EDGE.  It took minutes per page to render.  I finally got the information I needed, but it took quite a while.  You may want to take a deeper look into how the mobile site actually works, I suspect it is sending LOTS of data per page when much less would be adequate.

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Re: Lapeer, MI July 27-28 Fri/Sat Seed
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012, 10:56:26 PM »
Bad shoot boss, no pictures.  &)

But I bet some of you have them.  O0

Post up from day one folks! More details of this great day to come soon.

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Re: Lapeer, MI July 27-28 Fri/Sat Seed
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012, 12:27:30 AM »

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Re: Lapeer, MI July 27-28 Fri/Sat Seed
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 08:31:46 PM »
Witnessed some great musket shots today:

http://youtu.be/x_seprfvUHk

http://youtu.be/b3vqhdT28Xs



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Re: Lapeer, MI July 27-28 Fri/Sat Seed
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2012, 08:53:57 PM »
Great event at the Lapeer County Sportsmen's Club this weekend!  Wonderful weather and a great group of attendees and leaders.  Saw lots of good shooting on the rimfire range, and even clinked some steel at the 200 yd range next door (where IMC was demonstrated vividly). 

I'd like to offer a huge "thank-you" to the volunteers who give their time to a great cause.  You are making a difference!!!
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Re: Lapeer, MI July 27-28 Fri/Sat Seed
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2012, 11:06:57 PM »
DAY ONE IN LAPEER











More to come tomorrow!
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Re: Lapeer, MI July 27-28 Fri/Sat Seed
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2012, 08:53:44 AM »
It is only Sunday morning and we are already done with a two day Appleseed. How cool is that?  A unique Fri/Sat seed with a unique bunch of shooters is what makes it fun for us instructors. And we did have FUN!

When one sees a group of youngsters go from being a bit tentative and overwhelmed to being competent, confident and safe shooters in a short period of time it make everything worth while.

And how about those more mature (oldsters?) shooters? We saw a lot of potential riflemen and women on the first day as we saw groups shrink dramatically with each point of instruction. Very first AQT, we get a new rifleman and a repeat rifleman. That new rifleman continued to shoot better and better scores and was joined by two other rifllemen, one riflewoman and one really, really close/knocking on the door riflewoman on day two.

Overall a great Appleseed for everyone.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2012, 01:39:41 PM by mac66 »

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Re: Lapeer, MI July 27-28 Fri/Sat Seed
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2012, 10:10:23 AM »
WHAT AN AMAZING EVENT!  Had a great time and got to learn a ton of great shooting information.  You have a great organization and I look forward to coming to many many more Appleseed events in the future.  Thank you so much for all the great information and great times with great people!

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Re: Lapeer, MI July 27-28 Fri/Sat Seed
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2012, 05:55:34 PM »
Holy cow!  Who's that skinny guy wearing mac66's clothes demonstrating standing?

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Re: Lapeer, MI July 27-28 Fri/Sat Seed
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2012, 07:49:20 PM »
You will have to forgive me, for not having many Friday pictures....

See there was this bus, and somehow I was trapped underneath it, and it couldn't go less than 50 mph, otherwise...something or other.  Anyways that's not important...
Friday.
Richard Reconfirming


New Rifleman Scott, who kept getting better each AQT.



On to Saturday
Dan, Dan, the Muffin Man, who also scored Rifleman (sorry, I didn't get the presentation photo)
Trying a Brown Bess on for size.



Little Moose, Evan and Zach also showing off a bit.




Where were all the Red Hats?    Not under the bus, but still helping out with history.




Even the Shoot Boss got to talk a bit.


And of COURSE, he gets to hand out patches...
To Chris, with a Henry Levergun!!!


AND




Wait For It





Wait For It
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Earthmom !!!!!1!11!11111!!!11!!




And since she had keep persisting to get that patch, Swampy had to keep persisting as well...........

Nearly having to get on his knees.....




A NEW ORANGE HAT!!!!!!



Give an Orange Hat, Retire an Orange Hat, the yin and yang of Michigan Appleseed.



Notice the musket ball hole just above the hat, luckily it missed or there could have been some real damage.


Most of the damage was caused by this group.....

In the Back - "Ace", Kaity, your Shoot Boss Swampy, Conner and Peter
Down Front - Evan, "Little Moose", Zach, and Anna



That's all I've got folks, I guess, maybe, except this one more thing.

Your humble author of this Appleseed Tale


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« Last Edit: July 29, 2012, 11:15:26 PM by number6 »

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Re: Lapeer, MI July 27-28 Fri/Sat Seed
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2012, 09:32:14 PM »
  **)   Good report #6.   

BTW, the aforementioned Muffin got his rifleman patch as well

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Re: Lapeer, MI July 27-28 Fri/Sat Seed
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2012, 10:31:37 PM »
Hey all,

Just got back from another Appleseed in Fenton, MI (my daughter was at that one with Mrs. Thing on Saturday and my part of the deal was to take her on Sunday) And I actually got to shoot this time!!  :~

Folks, this is going down in the books as my favorite Appleseed to date!!!

Whole families on the line spending the weekend together learning the art of marksmanship and reconnecting with the folks who originally gave them the freedom to do so. Does it get any better than that?

Handing out patches left and right. Hats changing colors. New hats getting handed out. Old hats getting retired in style. And friends returning to add to their collection of patches.

The only bummer of the weekend was the mother and daughter team of Bridget and Meredith not being able to come back on Saturday. Like the cute little pink hat says....Shoot like a girl...If you can! These gals were soooooooo close. One more day, one more AQT, it's all they need. I hope they can make it back. I've taken two rifleman patches and written their names on the back of them.  O0

And did you see all the youngen's? Man were they something special. You guys are why I do this stuff! Keep practicing, keep coming back. I've got a whole bag of patches waiting for you, soon!

Lets see, what else......

Something about a certain someone who has helped our program grow by leaps and bounds for some time now. Someone who has worked so hard and for so long to hit that rifleman score. Earthmom, I am so happy that I was the lucky one who got to see you do it. And I am humbled and honored that you accepted that funny orange hat. I know you will wear it well.

Thanks to every single person who was there for this. It was truly special.

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Re: Lapeer, MI July 27-28 Fri/Sat Seed
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2012, 11:15:30 AM »
number6 to the world but #1 for LIBERTY!


number6 really hates those RED COATS!


Saturday on the 200 yrd range in Lapeer - can you say Bang........Clang?









Nice Shooting George!




His shirt said "Stud Muffin" but to us he'll always be just MUFFIN!


Zach and Anne were my two favorites - They entered as tentative students and left as confident future Rifleman!








Rifleman work as a TEAM   "Carding the Sights" even if they're the last ones on the line.....
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Re: Lapeer, MI July 27-28 Fri/Sat Seed
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2012, 08:55:01 PM »
Special mention should go out to Rifleman Richard who generously loaned a beautiful little cut down 10/22 to Anna, one of our youth shooters to use. It was the prefect size for her and made her weekend.  The first thing Anna asked me on day two was "May I shoot Mr. Richard's rifle today?"  "Well, let's ask him" I said. We did and he did, and she did.

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Re: Lapeer, MI July 27-28 Fri/Sat Seed
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2012, 02:28:28 PM »
number6 to the world but #1 for LIBERTY!


That head might be bigger than even Superheat's! $$-0 ??? ::)
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Re: Lapeer, MI July 27-28 Fri/Sat Seed
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2012, 06:46:49 PM »
Update...

I just wanted to bring to everyone's attention that Richard, who was our returning rifleman at this shoot was so impressed with the kids shooting on the line that to help others in the future he bought and donated a couple 10/22 youth stocks. He also cut down two barrels, threaded the ends and installed "mud guards" to keep the muzzles out of the sand, snow, dirt etc. The combination of the short stock and shorter lighter barrel should make it much easier for smaller people to handle. I am outfitting a couple of my loaners with the barrels. The stocks will be available along with the current ones, to the Michigan cadre to loan out.  The "Richard Rifles" should be available for the Houghton Lake shoot.

Richard is prime example of the "can do" spirit of the rifleman. He wasn't available to be an instructor or help out officially. But when he was asked he said,  "I can't do that but I CAN DO this," and he did.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2012, 07:14:17 PM by mac66 »

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Re: Lapeer, MI July 27-28 Fri/Sat Seed
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2012, 06:57:33 PM »
Mac - that's awesome - THANKS RICHARD!  Your heart scores even higher than your AQT's!! :bow:
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