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Glenrock Wy. May 1&2 2021 AAR
« on: May 04, 2021, 01:17:04 AM »
Great weekend for an Appleseed down the river from Glenrock. Big thanks to Bob Vollman and family for hosting us. We had the perfect spot to build a range; flat, no sagebrush, super short grass, high bank for a backstop and plenty of nearby rocks to hold the mats down when the wind came up. Every AS has the "upper crust of America" attending but this bunch was awesome. After hearing some 'strikes, stories and a few quotes from back in the day, Lydia{10} and Logan{15} came back to us with some quotes of their own. Lydia's was about commitment to a cause and Logan had one about tactics from later in the war. Truly makes it worthwhile!  Saturday's weather was about perfect as the shooting commenced. Shooters were getting things sorted out and improvement was seen across the board........then late in the day equipment problems reared their ugly heads.... Clean your rifles folks.  Rain Saturday evening settled the dust as Sunday dawned with heavy clouds and wind. Perfect Appleseed conditions. We had two fresh shooters {Kaden and Melissa} to bring up to speed Sunday morning: the more the merrier. Despite ever increasing wind and continuing rifle malfunctions AQT scores climbed steadily. Unfortunately tube mags and jammed rifles slowed things down a bit and Rifleman scores were hard to come by. The newer shooters, Gene, Logan, Lydia and Melissa must have been paying attention as their form was much improved on the firing line and it showed on paper. Lots of 170s and 180s, not bad keep at it. Velvet; truly a "High Daughter of Liberty" had already spread the AS word when we ate in town Sat. night. Thanks Velvet! Though she suffered severe shoulder pain Sunday she persevered and shot all the prone stages seated; amazingly well!  My son Max was a paying attendee but this AS wouldn't have happened without him. He rounded up the people on the line, brought tables and canopies for shade, modeled the positions for us and, oh yeah, it was a long time coming, but.... he shot the score! Thanks Max and congratulations! Now he wants a hat. Yeah! What a great crew. Marathon Girl did a fine second strike and some Dangerous Dames while Sleepy shined with some great instructing and captivating story telling. Sunday saw Nik end his Orange Hat run and earn a beautiful Red one! Congratulations Nik.   All in all an awsome Appleseed!     

 

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Re: Glenrock Wy. May 1&2 2021 AAR
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2021, 01:19:04 AM »
Well done, Wyoming!

Can't wait to see some PICTURES  :1luvu
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Re: Glenrock Wy. May 1&2 2021 AAR
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2021, 02:25:26 AM »
Wow, now the whole family is sporting the hat of the instructor! Congrats Max for persisting. And for getting the line filled up. Nik thanks for showing Glenrock what it takes to persevere and earning the coveted Red Hat. Glad it didn't take as long as Wildman !! Sounds ;ile a good day all around.
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Re: Glenrock Wy. May 1&2 2021 AAR
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2021, 09:50:57 AM »
Sounds like another great Wyoming shoot at a new range! Congrats on the new Red Hat Nik!!
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Re: Glenrock Wy. May 1&2 2021 AAR
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2021, 11:40:15 AM »
Congratulations to all of you!  Appleseed Family has double meaning for some families!  Well done and thanks to all students and Instructors for breaking in a new venue and showing your support for Project Appleseed - and Freedom. 

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Re: Glenrock Wy. May 1&2 2021 AAR
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2021, 04:00:47 PM »
So many great things to say about this shoot! Great people, rising scores, trading of grungy old chapeaus for bright new ones, great shooting despite fierce winds...goes on and on.

My heartfelt thanks to all who helped this poor out-of-town instructor with his flat-tire-on-a-Saturday-night issues!

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Re: Glenrock Wy. May 1&2 2021 AAR
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2021, 09:03:03 PM »
Hello fellow instructors/Appleseeders....will try to post these pix from Glenrock's new Haywire Range on Bob Vollman's ranch. Kinda new at this so bear with me as I fumble through this computerese!!We had a great weekend and a good bunch of participants(some returning but mostly newbies) for a fun and challenging weekend! Kudos to Bob for letting us use his pasture and to Sleepy for his assistance.Hoo-ya!!

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Re: Glenrock Wy. May 1&2 2021 AAR
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Re: Glenrock Wy. May 1&2 2021 AAR
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Re: Glenrock Wy. May 1&2 2021 AAR
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Re: Glenrock Wy. May 1&2 2021 AAR
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Re: Glenrock Wy. May 1&2 2021 AAR
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2021, 12:58:09 AM »
Our gracious host, Bob Vollman, with Wildman57

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Re: Glenrock Wy. May 1&2 2021 AAR
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2021, 01:00:30 AM »
« Last Edit: May 19, 2021, 01:05:18 AM by wildman57 »

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Re: Glenrock Wy. May 1&2 2021 AAR
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2021, 01:10:14 AM »
See that flag? Wind!!!

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Re: Glenrock Wy. May 1&2 2021 AAR
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2021, 01:15:10 AM »
The firing line and-you guessed it-more wind!