Author Topic: Kearneysville, WV "Weekday One-Day" Appleseed AAR April 16, 2021  (Read 221 times)

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The weather was blustery and chilly as eight Americans came out for a "Weekday One-day" Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic at the Leetown Gun Club, Isaac Walton League of America (IWLA), in Kearneysville, WV.  This event was also a Patriot's Weekend event!

With a socially-distanced line, we got right into the introductions and safety brief, and first "Redcoat" target.  After scoring the Redcoat and seeing where the students effective ranges started out, we kicked off the history with the First Strike.  Being a one-day event, things have to move along quickly...
Next was instruction on "Steady-Hold Factors (SHF)" and then sighters on the Squares target. We had equipment issues to sort out, and put four loaner rifles on the line. Group size came down rapidly as students listened intently to instruction.  After some more history at lunch (Second and Third Strike), we got back to marksmanship training - and taught Seated/Kneeling and Standing SHF.  It was very windy, and at one point two of our pop-up tents tried to fly away during a course of fire, so we took them down. We completed a Practice AQT and a real AQT, and wrapped it up with a Redcoat.  All the shooters maintained a fabulous attitude, HUGE improvements were made, and everybody had fun, too!
 
We had two shooters make Riflemen!
Jason scored a 220.  Madelyn "Maddie" (15 yrs old) had a 204 on her practice AQT, and a 241 on her next AQT!  First-time Appleseeder, and a Distinguished score! Wow!  O0
Huzzah!

Several were close; we hope we see you back on the line soon.  A Rifleman Persists! 

Thank you to our students that helped throughout the event with set-up & take down, clean-up, etc. Great job.
Thank you very much to our host range, the Leetown Gun Club (IWLA), in Kearneysville, WV.
Check out their website http://iwlawv.org/

And last but not least, many thanks to my fellow instructors Rick (sleepy), and Ana (Justagirl).   :cool2:  Thank you so much Rick for being there and helping, and presenting me with my 50-Event pin! Because your & Ana's hard work and professional demeanor, this was a very fun, yet safe and successful event.
 

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"The hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of the Appleseed mission, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember citizens, that you are free men and women, fighting for the blessings of Liberty; that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like Riflemen." ~ GW & Fred

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Re: Kearneysville, WV "Weekday One-Day" Appleseed AAR April 16, 2021
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2021, 01:34:41 AM »
"The hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of the Appleseed mission, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember citizens, that you are free men and women, fighting for the blessings of Liberty; that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like Riflemen." ~ GW & Fred

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Re: Kearneysville, WV "Weekday One-Day" Appleseed AAR April 16, 2021
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2021, 10:31:43 AM »
Wow 241 at her first Appleseed - great shooting Maddie!!!

Also congrats Cold Warrior on that 50 event pin - one full years worth of weekends!
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Re: Kearneysville, WV "Weekday One-Day" Appleseed AAR April 16, 2021
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2021, 11:06:27 AM »
Great group. Hope to see you all at an Appleseed soon.  :cool2:
We're back in WV weekend of October 10th.

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Re: Kearneysville, WV "Weekday One-Day" Appleseed AAR April 16, 2021
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2021, 03:53:22 PM »
Great shoot, Cold Warrior & Justagirl! And I love the video you put together.

Everywhere you go on the Appleseed trail, you're seeing old friends and making new ones. You're also seeing shoots set in new places, and learning new tricks and workarounds to help spread the message.

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Re: Kearneysville, WV "Weekday One-Day" Appleseed AAR April 16, 2021
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2021, 04:27:51 PM »
Looks like you all put on quite an event for a weekday Appleseed! Nice!

P.S. One of those instructors looks remarkably like an escapee from Wyoming . . . nah, couldn't be.  :)
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