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Offline SamD

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Pineappleseed
« on: April 11, 2009, 06:58:20 PM »
Last night I received an inquiry about having an Appleseed on Maui.
Man says he has a range and can get some shooters together  O0

I'll stick with him and see if we can make this one happen
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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2009, 08:09:28 PM »
Sam,

Don't know, we mayyyyy have a volunteer or two for that one.

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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2009, 08:24:54 PM »
   No, really. I insist. This one is going to be tough. really, horribly tough. And being the philanthropic individual that I am, always thinking of others, I insist that I go, thereby sparing you guys all that suffering.  No need to thank me, that's just the kind of guy I am.  ::)
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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2009, 09:13:19 PM »
Hey Samd 

Hmm hardly any thing like a truck stop there and no bridge to there sorry I can't make it there I valunteer Wheeler44 to go in my steed O0 will that work ?


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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2009, 09:21:42 PM »
I think it should go to the instructor team that racks up the most Appleseeds between now and then
Of course no one with less than 10 shoots in the current year should even be dreaming about it.
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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2009, 10:30:50 PM »
SamD,

While everyone else is trying to go if you need any help on the paperwork. Let me know.

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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2009, 11:23:24 PM »
I just got done sending the local guy a package of stuff to get started.
Some swats 100 of the 50 foot reduced targets and some squares to setup as teasers and get started on the local club.

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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2009, 11:26:58 PM »
I'll be moving there next year, and by that time Mrs. Thor should be among the orange or red hatted crowd.  So in any case Hawaii will have a local Instructor team in 2010.
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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2009, 01:16:53 AM »
SamD, I sent a host Packet to the only rifle range on Maui (I think) and talked with the range owner about the program. He didn't seem very interested, bso I thought I would let him think about it a while until he heard about Appleseed from one of his shooters. it seems like that opportunity just arrived.  PM inbound.
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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2009, 09:05:56 AM »
I'll bring a box of supplies.

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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2009, 11:01:04 AM »
Puts an interesting twist on the "spouse appreciation program"  O0


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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2009, 01:29:20 PM »

   Yes, Hawaii will be on the "double points" SAP list - only have to do 24 AS/year to get your ticket. >:D

   But won't be necessary. I'm thinking about moving there, myself, and Thor, Mrs. Thor, and I will be able to handle things... ;D

   So long as bulkhead is willing to shlep the supplies. ;D ;D
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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2009, 10:02:01 PM »
Fred,
You have a type it's bring not shlep.

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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2009, 05:49:34 PM »
Aloha from the Big Island!  I've got friends & family on Maui that may be interested in attending and promoting the Maui shoot.  I would be interested in promoting the Maui shoot (possibly attending) as well as attending and promoting one on the Big Island Hilo side.

I'll keep an I on this thread & possible Hawaii shoot dates, and familiarize myself with the nuts & bolts of the shoots.  (newbie)   

I've been on the Big Island 2 years after living on Maui for 18 years.  For any planning a move out here, Maui, Big Island or Hawaii in general, feel free to ask me any questions.

Great to hear Hawaii included, mahalo for the help to keep our teeth sharp everywhere!

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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2009, 09:06:25 PM »
Welcome aboard bunklocoempire.
Glad to have you.
Here is the secret to Appleseed

Get us a range and we will come.

Start working the managers at them places bit for us.

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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2009, 10:12:49 PM »
My brother lives in Kahalui (sp?) and would would be there.  There are many shooters on the Island of Maui and I am sure it could be filled.
P.M. me and can give you his information.

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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2009, 08:14:50 PM »
I am recovering from pneumonia, but I am here at the Hilton Complex on Waikiki Beach, and I cannot find anyone.
Hopefully someone will email me the location of the shoot, otherwise I will remain at the Lagoon beach or one of the
tiki bars.  The Army has a real nice tiki bar filled with hero's, and there is a fort within sprinting distance in case I get scared,
they have some REAL big guns there.  Navy has some cute 50 cal weapons, seems they come up with the caliber by dividing the
bbl length by the bore diameter, 800 inch bbl divide by 16 inch bore = 50 caliber gun! !@#) just when I thought I had if figured out.............. good for 20 + miles with WWII ammo, accurate to "right side of the windshield or left side of the windshield", powered by 660 pounds of powder.
The public firing rental range here keeps handguns tethered with a four point hook-up, right side-barrel-left side-barrel, so the muzzle is
fairly incapable (some nimrod will always come up with a way) of pointing at your neighbor. #)
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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2009, 10:29:23 PM »
Well, well, well....Hawaii's hoppin on board now! AWESOME!!
Paladin & I lived on Maui for a short while and would definitely love to stop on back sometime.
Where's the shoot supposed to be at on Maui anyhow? We lived Hana-side.

I guess it's a good thing Haleakala's dormit, right?? A berm with an active lava tube could be a problem.  $$-0
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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2010, 12:13:05 AM »
Aloha All
Did Hawaii manage to have an Appleseed ?

Thanks
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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2010, 12:36:23 AM »
Nope---not yet.
You're one of three(?) holdouts.
Do you have a range?

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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2010, 01:12:02 AM »
I am going to Oahu on the 20th of May, and then Hawaii on the 2d of June returning to the Mainland on the 8th of June, willing to talk, coordinate or assist as I can while there - mostly this is a family vacation and visit, but there is time for more. If I can help.
... 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: Pineappleseed
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2010, 11:01:21 AM »
Earl,
Please check your PM's

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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2010, 08:12:38 PM »
Hmm. I don't think I can drive my truck there.  Oh well, I was there in '58 and '60 so no need to go back. :)

PS.  There were several guys on the M14 Firing Line Public Forum who live in Hawaii that were showing interest in attending an Appleseed a couple of years ago.  If you get some dates set up we can share the info over there and maybe get more attendees.
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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2010, 08:20:41 PM »
Yeah, there are a lot of people on the M14 firing line from Hawaii.  But they always delete my posts when I mention anything about Appleseed though.  :(
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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2010, 08:25:03 PM »
That forum has quite a few folks on it who make a business out of selling parts and accessories to the other people on that site.  Awhile back it seems some of the regular sellers where complaining that Appleseed was a business and a lot of selling was going on while Appleseed/RWVA had not paid the site owner the usual fee to advertise on that site.

Anyway, that was taken care of when some folks here got together and put in the money required to have Appleseed listed as a vendor.  Now you can talk about it all you want.

The site owner even tried to join up here but the last time I talked to him for some reason he was unable to post here.  I do not know if that got resolved or not.

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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2010, 09:40:33 PM »
The site owner even tried to join up here but the last time I talked to him for some reason he was unable to post here.  I do not know if that got resolved or not.

If you have any info or contact data, send it to me and will see what the problem is.

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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2010, 01:53:25 PM »
I am looking for real Riflemen of the RWVA that have started on their Seventh step in Hawaii. If Appleseed is going to happen in Oahu or anywhere in Hawaii we have to know who is out there that might be willing to help run an Appleseed. cram1903 is representing us and his club and offering a public range. There must be military and others that have earned their Rifleman on the mainland and are now living in Hawaii, might even be Instructors that work and vacation periodically in Hawaii. I can probably get to Hawaii easily enough, I will be there from 21 May to 1 June with only 29 May locked down for family events. I will be staying at the Hale Koa from 27 May to 31 May, and can get messages there, too. PM me if you know people I could or should contact beside cram1903.  Thanks!
... 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: Pineappleseed
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2010, 03:15:04 PM »
As mentioned earlier in the thread, I will be transferring to Hawaii this year.  Factors beyond my control will determine the exact date, but within the next few months I'll be out there.  If you will forward me any contact info for ranges or BOTG I'll hit the ground running when I get there.
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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2010, 06:08:10 PM »
If you insist, I would be willing to go halfway around the world to SB in Hawaii. For the good of the program of course.
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Re: Pineappleseed
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2010, 12:25:37 AM »
Okay, I will be in Hawai'i on Friday for about three weeks. I would really like to receive email from anyone on the islands that wants to be a part of the RWVA Appleseed movement. O0

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... 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.