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Coeur d'Alene, ID 23-24 April Patriots Day Appleseed, AAR
« on: April 26, 2022, 08:03:53 PM »
We had a very successful and rewarding Patriots Day Appleseed event this year at the Fernan Rod & Gun Club in Coeur d'Alene.  Although the weather forecast early in the week suggested a chance of rain, we had two beautiful sunny days with temperatures that started in the mid-30's in the very early mornings but rose to the high 50's and into the 60's in the afternoon.  A little wind on Sunday afternoon was only a minor nuisance. 

With 21 shooters on Saturday and 17 returning on Sunday, it was a well-attended event.  We had seven or eight instructors present each day, for a very good instructor/student ratio.  Many hands make light work, and better coaching for the shooters!

The shooters were attentive and focused, and we observed a great deal of improvement throughout the weekend. We had three newly-qualified Riflemen earn the full-color version as their first Rifleman patch, and one experienced Appleseeder re-qualify and earn the Patriots Day patch as well.  Three Young Patriots persisted through the entire event and were awarded the new William Diamond patch.  Everyone participated in the Memorial Volley, and went home with a Patriots Day Patch as well as a copy of the "Bloody Butchery" poster, which we hope will find a place of honor in their homes.

The instructors worked well together, and as usual we learned from each other as well as from our participants.  Wagon earned promotion to IIT-2, and continues on the path to full instructor.  Beardo was very diligent about taking photos, and a selection of them are posted below.  I encourage anyone else who took photos to post them as well.  Finally, tomabbkat accepted the challenge and stepped up to volunteer as an instructor, and took his Orange Hat on Sunday afternoon.  We all look forward to working with him as he progresses to Red hat.

The instructors made a number of observations and notes, and we encourage the participants to add your observations as well.  We are always looking for ways to improve the quality of future events!
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Re: Coeur d'Alene, ID 23-24 April Patriots Day Appleseed, AAR
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2022, 09:27:13 PM »
Many thanks to Beardo for taking so many photos. But I just learned that iPhones starting with the iPhone 11 save photos in a different format - HEIC.  This format is incompatible with the Appleseed forum as well as many other apps.  Here is an article on how to convert photos to JPG, a more widely-compatible format:

https://backlightblog.com/iphone-heic-to-jpg

I'll be working on converting some of the photos so that they can be posted here.
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Re: Coeur d'Alene, ID 23-24 April Patriots Day Appleseed, AAR
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2022, 10:11:12 PM »
Fernan Rod & Gun Club, Bay 7
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Re: Coeur d'Alene, ID 23-24 April Patriots Day Appleseed, AAR
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2022, 10:12:15 PM »
Starting off with some history.
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Re: Coeur d'Alene, ID 23-24 April Patriots Day Appleseed, AAR
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2022, 10:13:32 PM »
Mr. Clean and Wagon instructing.
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Re: Coeur d'Alene, ID 23-24 April Patriots Day Appleseed, AAR
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2022, 10:14:46 PM »
Mr. Clean and Wagon
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2022, 10:16:46 PM »
Mr. Clean and Wagon
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Re: Coeur d'Alene, ID 23-24 April Patriots Day Appleseed, AAR
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2022, 10:17:55 PM »
Snow Snake instructs the six steps of firing the shot.
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Re: Coeur d'Alene, ID 23-24 April Patriots Day Appleseed, AAR
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2022, 10:19:43 PM »
Our first new Rifleman of the weekend!
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2022, 10:21:11 PM »
tomabbkat is our first re-qualification!
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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2022, 10:22:17 PM »
P7 and eert review the standing position
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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2022, 10:24:05 PM »
eert & andpower review the sitting position.
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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2022, 10:25:19 PM »
eert & andpower
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« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2022, 10:26:59 PM »
P7 & Mr. Clean prepare to review prone
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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2022, 10:27:55 PM »
P7 introducing "Bloody Butchery"
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« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2022, 10:28:59 PM »
Another new Rifleman!
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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2022, 10:32:49 PM »
Snow Snake presents the Rifleman patch to his son.
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« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2022, 10:34:04 PM »
tomabbkat taking his Orange Hat as an Instructor in Training
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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2022, 10:37:05 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2022, 10:39:08 PM »
The instructors: P7, Mr. Clean, Snow Snake, Wagon, andpower, eert, & Beardo.  2x4 was watching the line - we need to get her in the photo next time!
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« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2022, 10:40:51 PM »
One of the two Memorial Volley targets.  The other one went home with a Young Patriot.
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Re: Coeur d'Alene, ID 23-24 April Patriots Day Appleseed, AAR
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2022, 12:31:01 AM »
It was indeed a  fine patriotic weekend.P7 led the Memorial Volley (quite inspiring).   :'
The students were enthusiastic and attentive.It showed too.Patches and increasing scores everywhere.Three shoot bosses smoothly leading and ITT's with teachable attitudes makes for an awesome experience.I had the joy of presenting my son with his Rifleman patch.HUZZAH,HUZZAH,HUZZAH.
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Re: Coeur d'Alene, ID 23-24 April Patriots Day Appleseed, AAR
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2022, 01:37:16 AM »
Greetings shooters,

We picked up 2 lawn chairs left Sunday pm.  Please let me know if I can get them to back to you.

It was great meeting and working with all of you. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to message me.   Hope to see you all on the line again.

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Re: Coeur d'Alene, ID 23-24 April Patriots Day Appleseed, AAR
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2022, 11:04:58 AM »
P7 coordinated and presented the best Memorial Volley I have seen.  Glad I could be a part of it.

As evidenced by the targets below, I would not have wanted to be a Redcoat on the Concord Bridge facing this crew.  HUZZAH!
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Re: Coeur d'Alene, ID 23-24 April Patriots Day Appleseed, AAR
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2022, 11:20:03 AM »
Thanks for the reminder on the chairs, Pat - I meant to post this photo as well.

These are now in the Fernan Rod & Gun Club lost and found.  Please contact me or Pat if you are not a club member and would like assistance retrieving them.

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Re: Coeur d'Alene, ID 23-24 April Patriots Day Appleseed, AAR
« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2022, 07:13:42 PM »
Great job. Liberty lives. :F
... 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: Coeur d'Alene, ID 23-24 April Patriots Day Appleseed, AAR
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2022, 08:47:11 PM »
Earl,

Indeed it does. The Shoot could only have been better if Fernan was graced by your presence. I'll never be the Instructor you or Hawkhavn are, but I keep trying!  Thank you for your efforts in making me a better shooter and Instructor. You SIR are a true hero.

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Re: Coeur d'Alene, ID 23-24 April Patriots Day Appleseed, AAR
« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2022, 01:39:42 AM »
I like thinking I would be ready, but I have minor surgery scheduled tomorrow. O0
... 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: Coeur d'Alene, ID 23-24 April Patriots Day Appleseed, AAR
« Reply #28 on: April 28, 2022, 05:15:33 PM »
Shoot, I forgot to grab those...  I will be back in 2 weeks for the Pistol shoot and can grab them then. 

Thanks for the great shoot, and all the teaching.  My son and I learned a lot, and will be practicing between now and the next Appleseed we can attend.

God Bless,
Nathan

Thanks for the reminder on the chairs, Pat - I meant to post this photo as well.

These are now in the Fernan Rod & Gun Club lost and found.  Please contact me or Pat if you are not a club member and would like assistance retrieving them.