December 2014 – January 2015
Cantonment, FL -(Ammoland.com)- Project Appleseed is an activity of The Revolutionary War Veterans Association and dedicated to teaching every American our shared heritage and history as well as traditional rifle marksmanship skills.
The Revolutionary War Veterans Association is a non-profit organization operated by volunteer instructors. Our volunteer instructors travel across the country teaching those who attend about the difficult choices, the heroic actions, and the sacrifices that the Founders made on behalf of modern Americans for our country’s freedom and independence.
Project Appleseed ‘s heritage program vividly portrays the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Modern listeners are confronted with the danger, the fear, and the heartbreaking separations that arose out of the choices made on April 19th, 1775. They are also reminded of the marksmanship skills and masterful organization that ultimately helped set the colonists on the path to success. Those who attend gain a better understanding of the fundamental choices faced by our ancestors as they began to set the stage for the nation we now enjoy.
Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that are to allow a rifleman to be accurate out to 400 yards, with iron sights, a standard rifle and surplus ammo. Most of the instruction at a Project Appleseed event is conducted on the firing range at 25 yards, at reduced size targets to simulate 100 to 400 yards. Students will learn rifle shooting from the standing, sitting, and prone positions, along with safe gun handling, proper use of a sling, and Revolutionary War history.
Remaining December 2014 Project Appleseed rifle marksmanship clinics will be held on:
- Dec. 6-7 : Escambia River Gun Club, 4020 Rocky Bridge Rd., Cantonment, FL.
- Dec. 6-7 : Port Malabar Rifle and Pistol Club, 610 Hurley Blvd. SW, Palm Bay, FL.
- Dec. 13-14 : Manatee Gun and Archery Club, 1805 Logue Rd., Myakka City, FL.
- Dec. 13-14 : Volusia County Gun & Hunt Club, 4645 E. SR 44, New Smyrna Beach, FL.
- Dec. 20-21 : Isaac Davis Memorial Range, located off Upper Cody North Road, Wacissa, FL.
January 2015 Project Appleseed rifle marksmanship clinics include:
- Jan. 10-11: Hollywood Rifle and Pistol Club, 2989 Stirling Road, Dania Beach, FL.
- Jan. 10-11: Central Florida Rifle and Pistol Club, 14646 Weewahootee Road, Orlando, FL.
- Jan. 17-18: Wyoming Antelope Club, 3700 126th. Ave. N., Clearwater, FL.
- Jan. 31- Feb. 1: Hernando Sportsman’s Club, 16121 Commercial Way, Brooksville, FL.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. The clinic starts at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until 5:00 p.m., both days. Please bring your own ear/eye protection, rifle with sling and ammo, rifle mat, bug repellent, hat, sunscreen, a packed lunch, snacks, and water to drink.
A .22 caliber rifle is recommended due to the cost of ammo, but a centerfire rifle can be used if preferred. About 250 rounds of ammo will be needed per day.
Marksmanship Clinic fees:
- Adults: $60
- Youth under age 18: $20
- Active duty military, Law Enforcement Officers with ID, and elected officials are free.
- Additional club range fees may apply.
To register online, go to www.appleseedinfo.org.
About Revolutionary War Veterans Association (RWVA)
Appleseed and Libertyseed are projects of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association (RWVA), a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization associated with the Congressionally chartered Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). Founded in 2006, RWVA is a 100% volunteer organization committed to bringing the very best of traditional rifle marksmanship skills and the story of April 19th, 1775, to each and every American. To that end, they are conducting Appleseed events across the country on April 20-21, with an estimated 15,000 students this year alone. Appleseed Rifle Clinics are conducted in all 50 states throughout the year.