Author Topic: Coupeville, WA Oct 2018 AAR  (Read 225 times)

Offline Kimber Custom

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Coupeville, WA Oct 2018 AAR
« on: October 25, 2018, 02:37:16 PM »
Looking forward to working the the patriots that come out this weekend to the Central Whidbey Sportsmen's Association. The Rifleman forge will be hot but you might want to bring a sweater - it's going to be chilly this weekend.

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Re: Coupeville, WA Oct 2018 AAR
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018, 01:35:22 PM »
Boy did we dodge the weather bullet - aside from one torrential downpour Sunday AM (I must admit; when that rain hit my thought was 'if this is what the whole day is going to be like - lets go home') the rest of the weekend was reasonably pleasant.

14 patriots came to the line. All first time 'seeders. This might actually be my first time with all noobies. We weren't able to forge any Riflemen but the fire of liberty and heritage was stoked.

Remember - if you aren't sure what the answer is, it's NPOA (unless it's sight alignment  **))

Dry practice, dry practice, dry practice - fix one thing at a time and make the goal to be 'better'. See you all on the trail.

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Re: Coupeville, WA Oct 2018 AAR
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2018, 03:15:16 AM »
I would like to say I am very happy with everyone that came and shot their best on their targets, and didn't get upset over shooting on other's targets when changing NPOA under the time gun and chilly weather... Great attitudes, fine camaraderie and learning to refine skills and listen to the history presentations. Bald Eagle flying overhead was timely. You all make my time spent on the road, in the cold and with funny new pains in my body as I try to demonstrate shooting positions - it is all worth the improvements you made in your marksmanship and understanding of long ago, and so far away - April 19, 1775.

I wrote a bit about it on my blog, and I share: https://earl-earlsview.blogspot.com/2018/10/time-keeps-moving-on-and-i-am-falling.html
... to catch the fire in another American for sharing the skills and our heritage to our posterity. Maybe my perfect shots will be made by those I met along the trials and trails of Appleseed. I know that America is a nation of Riflemen.

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Re: Coupeville, WA Oct 2018 AAR
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 06:47:43 AM »
You guys must have done a heck of a good job - you've definitely made some new fans. See email I received pasted below.


Hello Project Appleseed,

I'm writing to send my sincere compliments to your group, and particularly to recognize the instructors at our Coupeville, Washington course this past weekend. Myself, my husband, and two friends all signed up not really knowing what to expect. We had such a good time and learned an incredible amount during our class. Instructors Earl, Ben, and Will were fantastic - knowledgeable, skilled instructors who were kind and encouraging. They were also first-rate storytellers, and really brought history to life for us.

Just wanted to let you know you have four new fans, who are considerably better at marksmanship than we were three days ago, and that Ben, Earl, and Will are keepers. Thank you for the good work you do.

Best regards,

Caitlin
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Re: Coupeville, WA Oct 2018 AAR
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2018, 07:36:06 AM »
Nice write up Earl. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Glad this event was a good one. New shooters is always a good thing. May the persevere in their search of knowledge.
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Re: Coupeville, WA Oct 2018 AAR
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2018, 12:39:29 PM »
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Re: Coupeville, WA Oct 2018 AAR
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 02:42:20 PM »
Way to go, guys! Sounds like western WA is picking up IITs and getting more positive feedback now that I moved away.  ;)