Skip to comments.Appleseed Project remembers Concord and Lexington with 3 1/2 mi firing line
Posted on 04/13/2010 1:10:01 PM PDT by ebshumidors
On the weekend of April 17-18, 2010 RWVA Volunteers Have Organized Over 100 Nationwide Coast-to-Coast "April 19th" Appleseed Events.
Volunteers have begged, cajoled and worked to provide over 100 ranges with room for nearly five thousand Americans to gather and celebrate their Heritage and History, three and a half miles of firing line combined so that they can study and share the traditions of Rifle Marksmanship to remember, and honor the men and women who birthed a nation on April 19, 1775. On this weekend, we can meet on the rolling plains of Oklahoma. We can meet in the arid expanses of New Mexico. We can meet under the shade of palm trees in Florida and California - and in the shadow of the Rockies.
We can meet throughout our great land, from coast-to-coast to learn the American tradition of rifle marksmanship and hear the Story of April 19th, 1775 - the one you never heard in school, the historically-true one.
(Excerpt) Read more at appleseedinfo.org ...
The Appleseed Project is also featured in an article by Massad Ayoob in the May/June issue of Backwoods Home Magazine. More Appleseed news including the training of the 2nd Engineer Bn at http://appleseedinfo.org/latest_news.html
Oh Man, Could we use all of them on the boarder right now.
Why don’t you become one of ‘us’ instead?
My 3 square feet will be on the line in Davilla, TX.
I’m registered for this weekend.
There is one right near me. I hadn’t heard of this before, I’ll spread the word.
The one in North Little Rock is at http://www.darc1.com This is a place they train SEALS and Delta. Very cool place! I’ll be at the Memphis Tea Party on the 15th handing out flyers.
The Concord/Lexington battle is an interesting period of American history. It showed that the oppressors - King George III’s army - bled and died just like any normal person. Baptism by fire. It served as the exclamation point to the Declaration of Independence and for common citizens to embrace our God-given freedoms.
God bless the Founders. May our courage and determination be equal to theirs.
April 19, 2010...
LV, are you going to the one in Fbg?
Not sure. I hope to. ;o)
So what kind of rifles do most people bring? I've never been to one.
They’ll be happy to have you no matter what rifle you bring. With that being said, most people shoot .22 rifles. This is probably due to cost, and also due to comfort. You will shoot a lot over the two days, probably 300-500 rounds, and fatigue sets in early with the larger calibers. A magazine-fed rifle with iron sights is what they are teaching to, with Ruger 10/22s and Marlin 795s being very common. At the last one I went to, there were lever actions, ARs, Garands, SKS, several .22s, and I think a Nagant. I’m going to my second one this weekend.
A Ruger 10-22 is the Most Popular,
Any Rifle Gets You in the Action.
But,the 10-22 with a couple Mods is the HOT Ticket.
Be Prepared to be Challenged even if You Come
‘Loaded for Bear’.
[Old guy that spent First Day getting ‘Smoked’ by Newbies.]
By All Means GO!
I just found this article by Massad Ayoob regarding recommended rifles for Appleseed.
The Rifle and Gear,
Ruger 10-22 Carbine,
Outfitted with Tech-Sights and a USGI sling.
3 - 10 round Mags.
A Brick of Your Favorite 22s’.
A Shooting Mat, Lots’ of ‘Prone’ Shooting.
Ear and Eye Protection.
Pack a Lunch and snak,it is an All Day Sucker.
You Will Come away with a Whole New Perspective.
Great Read, Thanks!
You’ll shoot 500 rds. Bring what you can afford.
If anyone needs any more instruction, the NRA high power rifle matches are inexpensive and well worth the time.
If anyone needs to know how to handle a handgun, then it’s IDPA.
Don’t forget a cleaning kit if you’re shooting on the second day. The problem with the Appleseed project is there is no time to correct problems or clean a dirty and fouled firearm. You have to wait until evening of the first day to clean.
For those of us that have been to one and know its value, can we do a weekly post or set up a ping list or something?