Author Topic: Westchester, NY July 12-13, 2014  (Read 815 times)

Offline Grumpy1

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Westchester, NY July 12-13, 2014
« on: July 12, 2014, 09:55:45 PM »
What an AWESOME weekend for Appleseed!

The Blue Mountain Sportsmans Center, welcomed Appleseed for the third of four events they are sponsering, for 2014.  Their next Appleseed will be October 11-12, 2014.

Thirteen students joined us on the line Saturday, friends and familys, all came together for a Great Event!

Westchester is a challenging event,  The time monkey is breathing down you neck all day, and there is no time to waste, you basically stomp down the gas pedal and hang on >:D. Students took this in stride, Everyone stayed focused with the task at hand. Marksmanship and History alike, students listened and learned, questions were asked and answered, and everyone including my instructor team had a Great time! :)

Sunday brought eleven students back to the line. After some History and Dude's KD presentation we were on Firing Line and awaiting 11:00 to begin shooting. Morning Red Coats and then right into sighters and drills, shooters anxiously awaited the first AQT of the day. And then the Grind began!
Two QDAQTs were followed up by Four rapid fire AQTs.

Significant improvment was shown by all the students, groups got smaller and scores went higher!
Congratulations to our New and Repeat Rifleman O0

 :--- Rick, a Repeat Rifleman scored a 215 with a lever action, and then followed it up with a 213  :~


 :--- Dmitry a New Rifleman scored a 224,213, and a 215 :---

 :--- Pam Requalified with a 216 :---

 :--- Gunny Requalified with a 245!! :---

Congratulations to our Newest Young Patriot Sarin O0, Great Job!

Many of our students are knocking at the door, with scores approching, that elusive 210. All I can say is practice, practice, practice, dry fire , work on your steady hold factors, six steps, check and repair your equipment(Grumpy says locktite is your friend)  !@#)

Last but not least I would like yo thank my team of Instructors, Dude, longrange, and kimbers O0 O0, You guys did an Awesome Job! From setting up to cleaning up and everything in between!

I Hope to see you all again real soon!

Thanks;
Jb




« Last Edit: July 14, 2014, 10:03:33 PM by Grumpy1 »
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Re: Westchester, NY July 12-13, 2014
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2014, 12:11:37 AM »
It looks like Westchester is Rocking this weekend!!!
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Re: Westchester, NY July 12-13, 2014
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014, 09:18:58 AM »
 Great job guys & gal. Wish I could have made this one but issues at home got in the way.

 Sounds like another great Appleseed Event was handled very well.

Congrats to all. Shooters and Instructors. Well done. O0
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Re: Westchester, NY July 12-13, 2014
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2014, 06:23:18 PM »
..Great Job handleing this event.  Keeping the torch of Liberty lit while on the run is a difficult task at hand, but you guys have been there doing it, teaching the importance of the preservation of Liberty.  The importance of Marksmanship to a free people.  You truely are the Revere's of the day..
 
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Re: Westchester, NY July 12-13, 2014
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014, 08:08:03 PM »
We had great weather and a great weekend!

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Re: Westchester, NY July 12-13, 2014
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2014, 11:47:33 PM »
Thank you Grumpy and dude, long-range and kimbers for volunteering your time and running such an awesome event. I'm amazed at how much history and marksmanship instruction you were able to pack into the short days you had to work with at Blue Mountain Sportsman Center (great site for an Appleseed by the way - thank you Tino!) All the empty ammo boxes in my bag attest to how much shooting we actually got in.

Judging from the smiles on everyone's faces all weekend and the comments from everyone I spoke with we all had a great time, learned a lot and and went home with better skills than we began with.
You guys rock!

Trying to work the next Saratoga Appleseed into my schedule.  Thanks again.

-Rick

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Re: Westchester, NY July 12-13, 2014
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2014, 01:36:51 AM »
Blue Mountain was my first Appleseed experience, cant wait to see everybody again.

Pat
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Re: Westchester, NY July 12-13, 2014
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2014, 03:57:45 PM »
A few more pictures cmplements of kimbers
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Re: Westchester, NY July 12-13, 2014
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2014, 11:39:23 PM »
Great job by ALL involved, participants, instructors and range staff included. The NY cadre of instructors is second to none! With teachable attitudes of students like these, the improvements over the weekend were remarkable, yet very attainable. The family aspect of Appleseed was once again in evidence with a father and  daughter on hand as well as a husband and wife. Some more photos to come.






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Re: Westchester, NY July 12-13, 2014
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Strength and honor

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Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state. --Thomas Jefferson

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty. --Thomas Jefferson

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Re: Westchester, NY July 12-13, 2014
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2014, 06:05:14 PM »
Dude,

Thanks for the pictures and great instruction.  My mother, who had to stay with the kids this weekend, chided me for taking my wife shooting instead of taking her on a romantic getaway.  Well, now I have proof that the shooting outing was very romantic indeed O0.  And I think I have a good excuse to buy another gun :).

On a serious note, I was impressed how well the event was run and how much we got to shoot (422 rounds by my count).  It was nice to meet like minded people, learn history and marksmanship.  Looking forward to doing this again!