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Do we need a state patch?
« on: November 11, 2019, 01:43:16 PM »
Ohio Instructors,

Maybe you've seen the threads where the other states are showing off their patches. I think they look cool! What would you guys think about having some done for our "uniforms"?

With Corvette's approval, of course. I have not used any Appleseed imagery in the patch concept I put together. And this is just a "shot across the bow". It can look any way you like. (The black in this image is just background. The patch would be Ohio flag shaped.)

Thoughts?

Mitch
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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 01:51:53 PM »
Across the bow, my butt. That looks badass. :bow:
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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 01:59:00 PM »
I LOVE it!

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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 02:05:24 PM »
We did a state patch a few years ago as top state in region. Will post picture tonight when I get home. Just finished for another idea.

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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2019, 02:47:04 PM »
Greetings All,
That is a fine looking Patch! Can't wait to the previous one from Corvette.
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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2019, 12:02:51 PM »
Below is the patch we did in early 2017 to recognize the great work Ohio did in 2016.

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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2019, 04:58:44 PM »
That ‘Ohio 2016’ is one fine lookin’ patch!

Now, I don’t mean to hijack a thread (again), but where is the post with the other state patches? I’ve seen the post with the Tenn and Alabama patches, not any others. I think these patches show a healthy dose of local pride.

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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2019, 05:11:19 PM »
All fine looking patches there!

I know Texas has some, both a Texas instructor patch and a Texas KD patch.

Wyoming is putting something together, too.

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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2019, 05:29:23 PM »
That ‘Ohio 2016’ is one fine lookin’ patch!

Now, I don’t mean to hijack a thread (again), but where is the post with the other state patches? I’ve seen the post with the Tenn and Alabama patches, not any others. I think these patches show a healthy dose of local pride.

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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2019, 07:35:12 AM »
The question that I have then about state patches is:
-When is a state patch awarded?
   - In PA. Their state patch is awarded when the red coat is 1st cleared. I myself like this concept. I do remember the 1st red coat that I cleared was in PA and this patch is probably the most coveted patch that I have been awarded within the AS program. I know several people that are 210+ shooters that have yet to clear a red coat. It is something to work towards.

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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2019, 08:13:43 AM »
I think that's a good idea but it eliminates the "state instructor cadre" purpose. Some states give the patches to instructors with a certain number of shoots worked and to any instructor from another state who works a shoot. I like that better. But a cleared Redhat patch would be a cool thing. They are hard.

I plan to attain some state patches in the future by aiming for the borders. Tennessee has a cool patch.
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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2019, 08:31:39 AM »
I believe PA is either cleared redcoat, or take a hat. So its work either way.
No matter how you shake it, I love the patch idea!

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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2019, 08:47:13 AM »
I'll have some made up to show around at the Christmas party on 12/7.
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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2019, 10:39:07 AM »
I think that's a good idea but it eliminates the "state instructor cadre" purpose. Some states give the patches to instructors with a certain number of shoots worked and to any instructor from another state who works a shoot. I like that better. But a cleared Redhat patch would be a cool thing. They are hard.

I plan to attain some state patches in the future by aiming for the borders. Tennessee has a cool patch.

Mitch, I have a patch saved for you!

Also, Maryland has a front sight patch for a cleared redcoat target.

Tennessee awards state patches to Tennessee IIT3's and above (and AC's with 5+ shoots) as well as any visiting volunteer.  The program started last week, so border raiders will have to raid again to get a patch.     
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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2019, 10:43:48 AM »
Mitch, I have a patch saved for you!

Waiting to see how your schedule firms up for 2020. Last I looked there were only two venues locked in. I'll keep checking!
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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2019, 09:03:33 PM »
Finished product! What do you think?
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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2019, 09:19:57 PM »
That looks sweet!

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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2019, 09:26:32 PM »
Finished product! What do you think?

Mitch, that came out great!
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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2019, 10:04:14 PM »
1st Appleseed/Cleared Redcoat/Rifleman: 4/20/2013 - Miamisburg, OH
1st Known Distance Rifleman: 11/3/2018 - New Philadelphia, OH
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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2019, 10:11:55 PM »
1st Appleseed/Cleared Redcoat/Rifleman: 4/20/2013 - Miamisburg, OH
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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2019, 10:25:03 PM »
Oh yeah! (in best Kool Aid Man voice)
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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2019, 10:44:10 PM »
Hammbone!
You  rock!!
Very cool!
I like!

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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2019, 04:31:52 PM »
Hammbone,

Great job on the patch.
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Re: Do we need a state patch?
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2019, 09:57:24 PM »
Very nice patch.

As far as I know there are no more of the PA patches available and we need a supplier.

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