There wil be an Appleseed Shoot held December 3/4, 2011 at Pleasant River Fish and Game in Columbia, ME. For more info or to register, go to www.appleseedinfo.org
Bump, updated with info for next shoot.
Less than 2 months to go. I'll be there.
Roger, I look forward to meeting you there. Was told today there are a dozen spots left on the line.
As of today there are two positions left on the line.
So, how did it go, fellas?
The guys from Appleseed did a great job once again. I'm not directly involved with Appleseed but have helped facilitate a couple of their events as an officer of the hosting range. All the feedback I've gotten has been very positive, this is a first rate program. I'd look for another event at Pleasant River probably late summer/early fall, I'll post dates on this forum as they become available.
I'm hoping for one after the primary. Everybody is busy until then.
Next Appleseed shoot at Pleasant River October 2-3
I'll be there with my orange hat on.
Good deal, Roger! I'll be there too, on the firing line instead of the food serving line this time!
Last weekend in Waterman Illinois there were over 250 patriotic Americans on the firing line at the SAME TIME. I wonder how many Mainers there will be at Columbia, Maine on October 2 & 3.
Still plenty of room on the line!
This is an opportunity for a citizen to learn a whole lot about firearms safety and marksmanship in one weekend. It is also a great opportunity to learn some history about the origins of our country and heritage you may never have heard before. I went to the Bennington, Vermont Appleseed the weekend of August 15 and they had a steel pig silhouette at 500 yards. After the formal part of the shoot a 10 year old boy shot the pig three times. He was as surprised as anybody, but he had no bad habits to unlearn and he simply followed the instructions. Clang clang clang and a huge grin on that boy's face.
There are still opportunities to sign up for the October 2 & 3 shoot.
Women, kids under 18 and legislators shoot for free.
I've helped with the logistics of the past two Appleseeds at PRF&G, this past weekend I had my chance on the line. A great opportunity to unlearn bad shooting habits and tighten up my rifle shooting groups, while getting a well presented education on the events leading up to and of April 19, 1775. Anyone who is serious about rifle shooting, whether it be for sport or defense of one's family or nation, should seriously consider enrolling in one of Appleseed's clinics. Congratulations on a great job to the Appleseed crew, and to Roger Ek, it was a pleasure and an honor to spend the weekend on the range with you. Next shoot at PRF&G, December 4&5. I'll be there with my orange hat on.
Congratulations LarryB on your great score and your Orange Hat! I have the December shoot on my schedule. It can't be any colder than Valley Forge was.
Thanks Roger, I'm trying to get the ball rolling on a mid-coast event. I think the guys I know down there can help us make it happen.
If I can help, let me know.
Great shoot as usual at Columbia, Maine. We ended up with two new Riflemen. We are awakening sleeping Americans one at a time. Inside most of us there is a sleeping American, just waiting to wake up. An Appleseed weekend is marksmanship meets history and heritage is born.
A great weekend under a wide variety of weather conditions. Two more Mainers make Rifleman, but what really makes it worthwhile is being in the company of people who are serious about their role as citizens of this nation. Next shoot, April 16/17. Be there or be square!
Bump. Reminder for the April 16-17 shoot.
I'm instructing at Lebanon, CT in 2 weeks, then I'll be walking Battle Road from Lexington to Concord on April 2; getting ready for the Columbia, Maine shoot on April 16&17.
Still planning on coming to Columbia prior if the ground is firmed up and you have the fine gravel. Contractors call it "top dressing".
Thanks Roger, I sent you an e-mail regarding the gravel. SeanO tells me we're half full already, a good sign. We may open the 200 yd. range for a second line if necessary.
I will be at Lebanon, CT next weekend. They have 22 of 25 slots filled. Then We'll be on Battle Road the following weekend, all leading up to Columbia.
What an awesome event today. I recommend it to everyone, especially those interested in learning some history with the firearms instruction. Tom, Larry, Roger, and the rest did an awesome job. I don't envy those who will attend the second day (tomorrow) because of the weather, but even then, the instruction is worth it.
Butch, great spending a day at the range with you. Your fellow "shinglenicker" Everrett shot "Rifleman" this afternoon after the weather had moderated a bit. As always, a great group of instructors and attendees, and a pleasure to see Roger and Pat Ek, they add a lot to these events. We'll be working on scheduling the next one over the course of the next week or so. I'd love to see more AMGers involved. By the way, Appleseed is looking for new venues. If any AMGers belong to a club or just have a piece of land with a safe backstop and would be willing to host an event, PM me and we'll get the ball rolling.
I figured he'd make it. Did anyone else?
Unfortunately, no. Maggie came very close.
That would be a pretty good handle for somebody. Sunday was pretty wild in the morning, but a rifleman persists. A rifleman overcomes.
Hi Roger, I just posted my AAR, an explanation of the "shinglenicker" moniker is included. I think it would be a good name for a polka band. ;-)
Still plenty of room on the line for the July 30/31 shoot. www.appleseedinfo.org