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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #90 on: September 07, 2010, 08:57:49 AM »
The Mrs.,
Thanks for putting your experience into words.   It will be an inspiration for others.

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"Folks, this Appleseed thing doesn't work if we get a patch and go home. It doesn't work if we shoot a Rifleman score and remember the good times we had out on the range. It only works if we take that 7th Step and spread the 'seed. HUZZAH!!!"  Slim 


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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #91 on: September 17, 2010, 02:44:30 PM »
Sharing my experience was my pleasure!!  Coming across AS is one of the best "Coincidences" of my life.  I really don't believe in coincidences, I feel that things happen for a reason.

Although LittleMo and I have not yet made Rifleman (can't wait until our Oct shoot  ;)), we have been doing everything we can to promote this great organization, and see it grow.  Along with talking to everyone who will listen to us about AS, we are also working with the BoD of our gun club to get them to open up to having Appleseeds there.  :wall:  If we, working with our Ass't State Coordinator, can get this pulled off, it will be quite a coup, putting a Seed in earshot of the NYS Capital (well not literally, but within 10 miles or so), as well as one of the larger population areas of the state.

So even though I have not made IIT YET, the work goes on to help our fellow countrymen and women wake up.
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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #93 on: November 23, 2010, 11:09:03 PM »
Hi all!
First post about my first Appleseed.  :)
I don't recall where I first heard about the Appleseed Organization but I do remember that I started bugging my husband about going almost immediately.  It took him almost a year to come around but we (meaning me and my two boys) would probably STILL be nagging him to go if he hadn't realized that an old friend of his was in the local group.
That friend, Siglite, asked if maybe our homeschool group would like to come out and try a One Day Appleseed dedicated to just us.  Oh yeah... No more begging and waiting!  He set up the event and I set out to get as many folks as I could to come out!  He said "the more the merrier" so I took that as a challenge!
We ended up with 18 kids and 8 adults on the line.  I have to add that the vast majority of the kids... were under 10 years old.  I also have to admit.. I WAS SCARED!  Wow.. what a safety challenge!  They did an awesome job rounding up enough volunteers that we had a 2:1 student/instructor ratio. 

The instructors WERE INCREDIBLE! Just fantastic.  I can't say enough about them.

Now.. about my experience.  Like a lot of the other stories I've read here, I didn't have any firearms around growing up.  Dad didn't hunt and saw no use at all for a handgun. I've always been kinda fascinated tho.  Good thing I married a complete gun nut.   ^:)^ I'm not a complete newb, but pretty darn near. (:  I carry my handgun every day and I feel fairly confident.  I've taken down small game at quite a distance with my old trusty .22 that I keep by the back door.   I've never really had any formal training (Shame shame shame on the husband) so I assumed I would always just be a mediocre shot.

I started the day out being just that... a mediocre, even POOR shot.  Half way through the day... I broke my rifle.  :(   I borrowed one of the instructor's and I was completely lost.  Hated it.  My husband hands me another and I had a revelation!!!!  I'M RIGHT HANDED AND LEFT EYE DOMINANT!!
Wow.. now what?  The instructor said.. "huh.. you don't happen to be ambidextrous do you?"  and my heart sunk.  "I'll never shoot well"  "I suck so bad"  "Damn this stupid body,,, damn that stupid eye"
Determined to not give up I changed  to my left.  He said "I don't know.. you're not left handed, prolly not a good idea".  I said I had to try.
I BLEW THAT LAST RED COAT TARGET AWAY!!!  I EVEN HIT THE DANIEL MORGAN SQUARE!!!!!
I would have gone my whole life not knowing I was a left handed shooter had it not been for Appleseed!   This was just this past weekend and I'm going again in a few weeks!  Oh... I got bit HARD by the Appleseed bug!! 
I didn't get my patch and I don't even care because I know I will!!!
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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #94 on: November 23, 2010, 11:33:53 PM »
You're so darn right you will!  Way to persevere!   O0  (sorry about the mixup with the mags)
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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #95 on: November 23, 2010, 11:43:14 PM »
You're so darn right you will!  Way to persevere!   O0  (sorry about the mixup with the mags)

No prob.  I was sweating it pretty hard thinking that I'd lost it!
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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #96 on: November 24, 2010, 01:01:05 PM »
Savagerabbit,

We look forward to seeing you again. Stay tuned, we will likely have a Ladyseed at Eleanor this coming Spring. None of those icky men allowed.   @&)  Please come back and bring friends!

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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #97 on: November 24, 2010, 01:13:40 PM »
Savagerabbit,

We look forward to seeing you again. Stay tuned, we will likely have a Ladyseed at Eleanor this coming Spring. None of those icky men allowed.   @&)  Please come back and bring friends!

brickhouse
oh!! I'll be there!
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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #98 on: December 24, 2010, 02:55:14 PM »
I was ready to go home have a shower and head to bed.....and the thought did cross my mind for a split second, maybe I should just stay home tomorrow.....but I knew that was not an option for me and I fell asleep thinking of stories of  April 19, 1775
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Vonnie,
You're not alone. My first appleseed was a disaster. I took a rifle that was not set up at all. With no time at all for my husband to set it during the event (they do tell you to have your rifles set up ahead of time, unfortunately I didn't have enough knowledge to do it myself ahead of time). I don't learn well under pressure, so the bootcamp like atmosphere from the main instructor didn't help. Thankfully the instructor that was closest to me was very patient. Unfortunately by the end of the day i was just an audience. My back was ceasing up, and I was discouraged, but I have made it my goal to not give up and the next event I will hopefully be ready, no matter who the instructor is.
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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #99 on: January 04, 2011, 11:43:04 PM »
Equipment fails, the weather turns dicey, a Rifleman persists.  My wife had issues on her first appleseed.  It was discovered rather late in the day that her scope had worked loose.   !@#)  We took the time to upgrade our scope rings and resight before our second appleseed.  She brought her determination, her teachable attitude and a now reliable rifle to her second appleseed.  She found success.  Keep Going!

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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #100 on: January 30, 2011, 09:31:52 AM »
I agree. Am seeing now and hearing from many others that if your equipment is faulty, appleseed with find it out. Also looking back I don't think I brought the teachable attitude like I thought I did. I am thankful for all the instructors, even those that seemed to be tough at the time. They are doing their jobs, and fine jobs at that. Appleseed is not for whiners.  :)
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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #101 on: July 01, 2011, 12:17:35 AM »
I went to my first Appleseed when I was 12. At first, I was so proud of my self for going with my Daddy to a shoot. But the only thing was, I had NEVER shot a .22 or any gun before! (well, air soft guns.)  So, when we started to shoot, I started to think," what am I doing? This thing might blow up in my face!" But all the instructors helped me out, told me there is nothing to be afraid of. At the end of mt first day, I had shot a 185 on my AQT. My dad, who had been in the Army, got his rifleman. Right when he got his, I wanted one soooo bad. So by the 2nd time I went ( I only went for 1 day the first time) I was determined to get rifleman. Every thing went really well. I was getting 5 shots on a 1inch square. People were saying they wanted me on their shooting team. I started to feel really good. So, my 2nd day on the range, I got my rifleman, shot a 218 on my AQT, got a orange hat. And was very happy!
I LOVE Appleseeds. I'm 13 right now(2011) and still an IIT 0. lol!   
I hope to be on my way to IIT 1.

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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #102 on: July 03, 2011, 12:17:42 PM »
Gosh it has been ages since I read any of these posts. Great Job Ladies!!

Welcome aboard.

BonnieBlue, congratulations!!

Keep the stories coming.

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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #103 on: August 23, 2011, 11:45:55 PM »
Finally! 
This past weekend at the McLean,IL shoot I shot 210 and got my ice water baptism.  This of course is after seven Appleseeds with scores hovering around that magic number, I mean how many times can a person shoot 209.

So, to make a long story short, I'm taking up a Blue Hat with my youngest daughter, Olivia.  My husband and older daughter are already orange hats  and my son, Josh wants to get his,too.  We want to get out to more Appleseeds as a family.  That seventh step is calling and I'm still hoping to stop hovering and shoot that 210+ score on the AQT every time.

 

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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #104 on: November 28, 2011, 11:23:33 PM »
I went to my first appleseed at the beginning of September in Toccoa, GA. My dad and I had gone with a friend to a Georgia Militia meeting and then decided to join the militia. We heard about appleseed from a few people in the group who had gone and gotten their patch. We decided to sign up for one coming up. I thought i was  pretty good shot already from my dad teaching me how to shoot since i was 10. When i got their i was shy cause i didn't really know anyone. I found out that i had a lot more to learn than i had expected. When we began shooting, a lot of the instructors saw my target and were pretty impressed. They said i had a great talent. That really made me open up some more and talk to the instructors. When we left we decided to come to an appleseed that was coming up in October in Toccoa also. By the end of the second day i had scored a 207 and a 203. I couldn't wait for the next appleseed! My next appleseed was in November(also in Toccoa). I worked my best and with a lot of help from DrJohn and Goose, i scored a 225 and a 238 by the end of the second day! I was so happy! ^:)^ I got my patch(it was even purple! My favorite!) and I accepted my orange hat and am going to my first appleseed as an orange hat this weekend in Ramseur, NC! ^:)^ I am 13 years about to be 14. Even if he doesn't want to admit it, i have inspired my 11 year old brother to get his patch by my age. I want to express my thanks to DrJohn, OldFudd, and Goose. They have helped me so much in my journey to get my rifleman patch and become an orange hat. Thanks so much you guys!!!!!   
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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #105 on: November 29, 2011, 10:09:32 AM »
Just an update

This last weekend Nov 26-27 at Bonfield, IL I shot a 211 and re-qualified and took an Orange Hat.  I nearly got the Winterseed patch, but it wasn't below 32 degrees.  Cold, but not freezing.  :'(  Will still work toward that one.  I just wish there was a patch for Heatstroke, shooting in temps over 100 degrees or high humidity, cause I KNOW I've earned that one.   ^-^ 

Red Niva congratulations on your scores.  You Rock!  :bow: 

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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #106 on: November 29, 2011, 12:56:57 PM »
Suggest a Fireseed patch for 210+ fired @ over 95 degree temps, or heat index over 90...
should be red-orange, with (of course) flames rather than icicles...  Kids! Collect the Whole Set!
Or not.
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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #107 on: November 30, 2011, 10:39:24 AM »
AWESOME  O0 
We should let Fred know.  We NEED a hot weather patch for the people who make it out in Heatstroke conditions.

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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #108 on: December 01, 2011, 04:18:13 AM »
That's half the year in MS!

Suggest a Fireseed patch for 210+ fired @ over 95 degree temps, or heat index over 90...
should be red-orange, with (of course) flames rather than icicles...  Kids! Collect the Whole Set!
Or not.
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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #109 on: January 11, 2012, 10:58:42 PM »
OMG a Fireseed patch. I want one!
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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #110 on: January 27, 2012, 02:34:06 AM »
This was one of the best weekends I ever had. I learned how to shoot!! I have gone on to improve my shooting enough to have the confidence to join a pistol league, and I have won a few rounds in our local shooting contest here in Fairbanks at the indoor range (got some free large pizzas from Papa Johns and some nice gun cleaning kits :)
Everybody was great!

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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #111 on: March 13, 2013, 10:06:55 AM »
Hi
I attended my 1st ladyseed this past weekend and loved it.  My story might be like a lot of others.  When I was growing up my father didn't think girls should shoot the "man" would do that.  Well my husband thank goodness had other Ideas.  This past summer my father-in-law and husband took me out shooting. I was nervous and scared at 1st but  I loved it.  I had only ever held a bb gun before that.  M1 garande  was my 1st real experience before ladyseed..  I have a enfield in .303 British that I love.  I had been to the range a couple of times since January when we found it.  Long story short I spent the whole ladyseed shooting my enfield.  The instructors offered to let me use a .22 but I had never shot one before  (I am stubborn to say the least)  and I wanted to get to know my riffle.  They range instructors where so helpful teaching me and very encouraging.    I asked to use a .22 to see what it was like.  Well long story short I am cured of my stubbornness and I now own a .22.  That way I can earn my rifleman patch.    I will still bring my enfield for fun but use a .22 (which ammo is much cheaper) .  I love this program and am hoping to get my orange hat soon.

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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #112 on: March 14, 2013, 10:25:52 PM »
You got a .22 that quickly?   O0

Keep rocking the .22 and the enfield!  Just wait till we get you out to a KD shoot, that enfield will come in handy!
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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #113 on: March 19, 2013, 11:07:12 AM »
I took my .22 out this weekend.  Once I change to tech sights I will probably have a better time of it.  I am looking forward to using my enfield she is still my favorite.  I want to thank the ladies of the elon ladyseed.  Your teaching has made me more comfrotable with any of the riffles I pick up.  (Now if I can just get some handgun training so I am more comfortable with them. )  I can now hit paper more often then not.  I am practicing for my next shoot would really like to make riffleman and help out more with this wonderful organazation. 

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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #114 on: October 13, 2014, 09:46:57 AM »
Hello all!

I am a new Appleseed girl.  This past weekend was my first Appleseed experience and I had an absolute blast! :) The instructors were excellent and our group had a great camaraderie.  I did not grow up with firearms, and my husband has only been shooting for about 5-10 years, and I have joined him a few times in the past couple of years.  So basically, I'm relatively new to firearms and shooting.  To say I was feeling intimidated initially with the prospect of two days of training & shooting with a bunch of guys (who I was sure would know TONS more than me) is putting it mildly.  The history component is what really drew me, and helped me get up the courage to participate.  Honestly, I needn't have been concerned.  Everyone was very friendly and approachable and no one was made to feel inferior or foolish because of lack of experience.  As an added bonus, I cleared my redcoat on Saturday, and my final AQT score on Sunday was 194!  My forum pic shows the badge I earned when I cleared my redcoat. :) Already looking forward to my next Appleseed and looking for who I can bring with me.  Rifleman, here I come!

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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #115 on: October 13, 2014, 01:25:44 PM »
Hello all!

I am a new Appleseed girl.  This past weekend was my first Appleseed experience and I had an absolute blast! :) The instructors were excellent and our group had a great camaraderie.  I did not grow up with firearms, and my husband has only been shooting for about 5-10 years, and I have joined him a few times in the past couple of years.  So basically, I'm relatively new to firearms and shooting.  To say I was feeling intimidated initially with the prospect of two days of training & shooting with a bunch of guys (who I was sure would know TONS more than me) is putting it mildly.  The history component is what really drew me, and helped me get up the courage to participate.  Honestly, I needn't have been concerned.  Everyone was very friendly and approachable and no one was made to feel inferior or foolish because of lack of experience.  As an added bonus, I cleared my redcoat on Saturday, and my final AQT score on Sunday was 194!  My forum pic shows the badge I earned when I cleared my redcoat. :) Already looking forward to my next Appleseed and looking for who I can bring with me.  Rifleman, here I come!

Patriot's Daughter (aka: Karen)

Glad you had a good experience!  Congrats on clearing the red coat and great job on the AQT - you're definitely on the trail!
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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #116 on: February 12, 2015, 06:15:13 AM »
It can't possibly be that we haven't had any more women attend Appleseed events, can it?   If you're a member of the fairer sex, and have attended an Appleseed event, your story should be posted here.  Let other women know what the experience was like for you!
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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #117 on: February 12, 2015, 07:03:48 AM »
In Florida, I have seen an "Infernoseed" patch. I think it's awarded when the temp is over 100. Has little flames on it.

I think Sly223 had some. Don't know if they  were special issue or not.

tk

AWESOME  O0 
We should let Fred know.  We NEED a hot weather patch for the people who make it out in Heatstroke conditions.
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Re: The Women of Appleseed, Stories from Appleseed Weekends
« Reply #118 on: February 17, 2015, 03:43:52 PM »
It can't possibly be that we haven't had any more women attend Appleseed events, can it?   If you're a member of the fairer sex, and have attended an Appleseed event, your story should be posted here.  Let other women know what the experience was like for you!

Oops.  Just posted mine as a new post, not as an addition to this one.   :-[
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