Project Appleseed Weeklong “Rifleman Boot Camp” Marksmanship Clinic Opens Jan. 24

Project Appleseed Weeklong “Rifleman Boot Camp” Marksmanship Clinic Offered at Isaac Davis Memorial Range in Tallahassee, FL area —Jan. 24-29, 2016

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Project Appleseed – Photo taken at the Revolutionary War Veterans Association home range in Ramseur, NC – 400 yards long distance shooting.
Project Appleseed
Project Appleseed

Ramseur, NC -(AmmoLand.com)- Project Appleseed is a nationwide program of The Revolutionary War Veterans Association, a non-profit educational organization operated by volunteer instructors dedicated to maintaining the ideals and traditions of the Founding generation of our country.

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.

April 19, 1775 – the day of the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”…..

Project Appleseed teaches rifle marksmanship and the true story of Patriots’ Day, April 19th, 1775, the day of Paul Revere’s Ride in weekend clinics all over this great nation.  By taking our participants back to that fateful day and teaching rifle marksmanship, we hope to reconnect “ordinary” Americans with their “extraordinary” heritage.  The ideals and traditions of the men, women and children who created this country resulted in the freest and most prosperous nation the world has ever known.

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.

The Project Appleseed weeklong “Rifleman Boot Camp” marksmanship clinic will be held on Jan. 24-29 at Isaac Davis Memorial Range, located off Upper Cody North Road, in Wacissa, FL, just 20 miles west of Tallahassee, FL.

Directions to the range:  From I-10 take Exit 217. Go south 10 miles on Hwy. 59 to Wacissa, turn right on Tram Road, go 1000 feet and turn right on Upper Cody Road. Go 2.2 miles to range, which is first driveway on right past Broomsage Cemetery Road.

Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinics
Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinics

Registration begins at 8am.   The clinic starts at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until 5:00 p.m. each day.

Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that are to allow a rifleman or riflewoman to be accurate out to 400 yards, with iron sights or a scope, a standard rifle and surplus ammo.

Instruction will be conducted on the firing range at multiple distances, including 25 yards, 100 yards, 200 yards, 300 yards, and 400 yards.

Students will learn rifle shooting from the standing, sitting, kneeling, and prone positions, sight alignment, and breath control, along with safe gun handling, proper use of a sling, and Revolutionary War history.

Ken Tomblin
Ken Tomblin

Well-renowned Project Appleseed Florida senior instructor, Ken Tomblin, will give insightful and detailed instruction in both a classroom setting and during on-range practical training exercises throughout the weeklong event.

Ken Tomblin regularly instructs at many 2-day Project Appleseed rifle marksmanship weekend events throughout Florida, usually about 30 events per year, and is a seasoned and notable rifle instructor.

He has most recently been featured by the Florida media on the front page of the Pensacola News-Journal newspaper and on a live on-air morning newscast interview on Tallahassee ABC News – WTXL.

Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinics
Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinics

For more info, visit:

Pensacola News-Journal newspaper: (front page news article, photo shoot, and video coverage)

Project Appleseed Rifleman Boot Camp participants need to bring: ear/eye protection, rifle mat, bug repellent, hat, sunscreen, shooting jacket, elbow/knee pads, rain jacket, notebook, tools for rifles, packed food, snacks, drinks, and plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Free primitive camping and potable water is available on site. Many hotels are available within a short commute.

Two rifles will be needed for the event, a .22 caliber rifle and a center-fire rifle of choice. About 1000 rounds of .22 ammunition, plus 500 rounds of center-fire ammunition will be needed for the week.

Project Appleseed “Rifleman Boot Camp” marksmanship clinic fees:

  • Adults: $150
  • Youth under age 18: $50
  • Law enforcement and active duty military personnel are free.

Additional range fees of $20 per event applies for all, except Isaac Davis Memorial Range members.

To register online, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tallahassee-fl-rbc-month-january-24-29-2016-tickets-19472430564.

For more info, visit http://appleseedinfo.org/boot_camps.html or visit https://www.facebook.com/FloridaAppleseed, or contact Ken Tomblin at 850-668-0410 or email [email protected]

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.

For more information, please visit www.AppleseedInfo.org.

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Erik Daniel Erikson

What are the rates for renting a rifle? 22LR and centerfire?

Ammo prices?

Places close by to stay?

Thanks in advance.

Erik