Author Topic: Marana/Tucson, AZ - Nov 9-10, 2019 AAR  (Read 149 times)

Offline Jerry Hall

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Marana/Tucson, AZ - Nov 9-10, 2019 AAR
« on: November 12, 2019, 04:17:05 PM »
Greetings Appleseed Nation,
As Debbie is apparently busy at this point in time, I thought that I would start this thread for her so that all of our new Riflemen and Distinguished Riflemen could chime in.
Saturday morning, bright and early the first of the 19 participants for this weekends Project Appleseed's History, Heritage and Marksmanship Clinic began arriving at the Marana Shooting Club.
By 0835 we were all ready for the 0900 Safety briefing. At 0855 the last participant signed in and we were off to the Races... Having not enough Target stands to accommodate the entire crew of shooters we began with 2 relays. After a quick journey through the safety rules and safe rifle, the 1st relay was "quickly" up to the firing line. After the 2nd relay filled out their Red Coats and the scores were recorded we were into the Steady Hold Factors for the Prone position. We "quickly" proceed through a 5 pack of sighter squares, then posted an AQT to use for reference on the sitting/kneeling and standing practice, because the Shoot Box did not arrive in time. We diligently trudged on through the day, ending on a high note. We were able to get to an AQT on the first day and three of our participants achieved the coveted Rifleman Patch. The PM Red Coat showed marked improvement from the AM and everyone headed for home with enthusiasm in their hearts.

Sunday began with putting together enough target backers to accommodate all of our 18 shooters that returned for another day's worth of floggings. Our AM red Coat looked promising with several of the shooters clearing the target. After a few more sighter squares, we were off and running again. Three AQT's before lunch, a fine lunch consisting of whatever you brought, sprinkled with a healthy dose of History and Heritage with Dangerous Old Men and Brave Women. After lunch we were able to accomplish filling out three more AQT's. After having completing our parting Red Coat, cleaned up targets, backers, stands and our brass.
The shooters involved with this event were truly an amazing bunch, yielding 7 (seven) new Riflemen, two (2) of whom we must honor as Distinguished Riflemen!!!  :bow:  :snipersmi  :bow:
Now for the good news, 5 (five) of our new Riflemen stepped up to take on the challenges of the 7th Step, 2 others are thinking about it and another will be joining us as an Applecore Volunteer.
We would also like to thank the Marana Shooting Club for allowing us to make use of their fine facility.  :F


Now for the business end of this post: Directly related to the number of things that Debbie is involved in, I ask for all of the fine folks who accepted orange hats and chose to volunteer with Project Appleseed please PM me your Forum name, so that I may get your promotions started. Thank You.

Lastly I would like to thank everyone who attended this event for making this weekend one to remember!
"till we meet again", Happy Trails,
Jerry

« Last Edit: November 12, 2019, 10:34:46 PM by Jerry Hall »
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Re: Marana/Tucson, AZ - Nov 9-10, 2019
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 04:34:36 PM »
Hey all you groovy kids that took orange hats this last weekend, this might interest y'all:
https://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=57321.msg373708;topicseen#msg373708
SIGN UP NOW!!! IT WILL BE WORTH IT!  :sb:
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Re: Marana/Tucson, AZ - Nov 9-10, 2019
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 08:31:34 PM »
Sounds like an awesome weekend!!  Huzzah!

And for new Orange Hats, if Vegas doesn't work for you, we're planning one in El Paso in the spring, as well!   :beer:
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Re: Marana/Tucson, AZ - Nov 9-10, 2019 AAR
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2019, 12:07:24 AM »
Great job Jerry and crew!  :~
AZ is a great state with some fantastic patriots.
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