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New Rifleman Patch Size
« on: January 06, 2014, 10:03:31 PM »
Hopefully, someone can pass this request on to the person to whom it needs to go to.

I think the Rifleman's Patch is a great reward for excellent shooting.  I would like to see it made into a 2 by 3 inch velcro patch that would allow it to be attached to a cap that is designed to accept the many common 2 by 3 inch patches.  I believe everyone who has earned their patch would love to display it on their cap. 

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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 10:05:32 PM »
You can glue velcro to the back. That doesn't solve your size issue. But then again, why be like everyone else?
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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 10:16:00 PM »
I don't wear hats unless I have to so I put my patch right on my shooting jacket. A perfect place for it!

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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 10:32:06 PM »
I don't wear a shooting jacket.  Hats/caps/visors...one of which is always required in my classes.  Those who don't wear one while shooting have never had a hot piece of brass get between their eye and safety glasses.  Brims help deflect the brass.
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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014, 10:34:51 PM »
ASMS, I like the idea because I too would like to put a little smaller patch on a hat; quite honestly though, I do not think that Appleseed has any plans on making an additional Rifleman patch size.
However, I have seen the current sized patches put onto hats with velcro and they look pretty snazzy.  Different and maybe a little oversized, yes, but classy and awesome nonetheless.

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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2014, 10:48:50 PM »
Maybe...if it's made, it could be one that is bought after you receive the original one.

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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2014, 10:51:51 PM »
Maybe...if it's made, it could be one that is bought after you receive the original one.

True...
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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2014, 11:03:33 PM »
Maybe...if it's made, it could be one that is bought after you receive the original one.

Or a rifleman hat with it embroidered on it!

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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2014, 11:09:24 PM »
'Maybe...if it's made, it could be one that is bought after you receive the original one. "

 I like that idea.  Now, who can get it done?
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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2014, 11:11:31 PM »
Maybe...if it's made, it could be one that is bought after you receive the original one.

Or a rifleman hat with it embroidered on it!

I like that idea.  I would stand inline to buy that! 
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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2014, 11:12:21 PM »
Maybe...if it's made, it could be one that is bought after you receive the original one.

Or a rifleman hat with it embroidered on it!

I like the embroidered idea too.  Who can get that done?
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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2014, 11:14:17 PM »
Sounds like you are volunteering

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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2014, 11:17:40 PM »
Funny...  I actually know a guy that does this.  He is a navy vet that does a lot of custom hats for all branches of the military and some sports teams.

I will take my patch to him and see what he suggests....

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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2014, 11:22:21 PM »
First, talk to Lawrence. Having gone down the design, produce road, his help will save much time. Custom embroidered hats are easy, give the art to the embroiderer, they will scan it and then it can be done.

I still personally lean toward gluing on velcro to the one that you have, but then again, I never put mine on a shooting jacket or anything else. It, my instructor, shootboss, bootcamp, April 19th, RWVA and rifleman tabs are in an envelope in the desk.
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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2014, 11:27:57 PM »
First, talk to Lawrence. Having gone down the design, produce road, his help will save much time. Custom embroidered hats are easy, give the art to the embroiderer, they will scan it and then it can be done.

+1 That.  If there's enough demand for either the small patch or a hat, it might be something to get into the Appleseed Store.

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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2014, 12:14:21 AM »
In the meantime, the already available Rifleman pin looks good on a hat.
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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2014, 10:19:10 AM »
I do like the idea of having the Velcro already on the patch. Glue doesn't hold if you are taking the patch on and off, which is the idea of Velcro, and the borders of the current patch are so small that they are difficult to sew, especially the Winterseed patch.  Having a Velcro patch available in the store for a little extra would work.

The current size of the patch is a standard that fits the shoulder patch spots on jackets, it's that size for a reason.

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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2014, 10:31:04 AM »
I sent this Thread to Lawrence. I would purchase the smaller patch with velcro for a hat.


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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2014, 10:59:26 PM »
Thanks PK for forwarding this.  I really think it would be a very popular item.  Maybe the cap either embroidered or with the velcro for the velcro patch can be a reality along with the velcro patch.  I believe it would greatly increase sales for the store.

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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2014, 04:14:02 PM »
To All,

Your suggestions are greatly appreciated. The store will be producing a couple of prototype Rifleman hats in early February (OD & Tan). Upon approval, they'll be added to the Home Range Store sometime next month.

The velcro patch is under research regarding price, size and source.

Thanks again for your suggestions!
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« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2014, 06:03:06 PM »
Sounds like you are volunteering

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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2014, 06:47:56 PM »
Thanks Lawrence for following up on this.  I really believe the velcro patch will be a hot item as there are a number of online companies that offer caps that take the 2x3 velcro patches.
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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2014, 09:54:35 PM »
How about one in ACU green?

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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2014, 10:21:14 AM »
Regarding source, I would gladly pay extra for one with a "Made in USA" sticker on it.

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« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2014, 01:25:20 PM »
and don't forget copyright/trademark rules. just make sure it's OK with the big cheeses.
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« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2014, 06:35:21 PM »
Lawrence is the "Big Cheese" for such a project. He will research this and come up with the best possible solution for us and for the RWVA.
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« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2014, 08:42:09 PM »
Thanks Lawrence for following up on this.  I really believe the velcro patch will be a hot item as there are a number of online companies that offer caps that take the 2x3 velcro patches.

That and it doesn't limit one to hats, either.
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Re: New Rifleman Patch Size
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2014, 12:15:44 AM »
Well, I guess I should check the forum more often.  I ran with it and had some prototypes made.  They look great. 

Since the store is already having some made I will not post the pics.

Basically I had the hat embroidered with a full sized version of the patch.  Black on tan hat.  Unstructured top.  Looks fantastic.

I will cease and desist on this project till I hear from Lawrence. 

My friend that does these also gave me one of the velcro hats.  See pic.  Its a nice hat.  9.99 retail.  I am sure I can get it for less.  Just to give you an idea of whats out there for the velcro options...
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« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2014, 09:42:24 AM »
You Just showed up and you are going to change our Patch to fit you Hat?!? Who are you????? :slap:
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« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2014, 10:41:41 AM »
Sounds like a concerned consumer to me. @)
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