Project Appleseed “Ladyseed” Rifle Marksmanship Clinic at CMP Talladega, AL

Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinics
Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinics
Project Appleseed
Project Appleseed

Talladega, AL-( 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

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.

A “Ladyseed” is a Project Appleseed event designed specifically for ladies and reserved only for ladies to attend.

The women who attend a “Ladyseed” event will learn much more than how to fire a rifle. They will also learn American heritage and the history of how women actively aided in the fight on April 19, 1775. Many ladies walk away from a Project Appleseed “Ladyseed” event with a renewed sense of their country and of themselves.

For many women, the instruction at a “Ladyseed” event creates a comfortable learning environment. Shooters of all skill levels are successful with our “Ladyseed” program. “Ladyseed” events are about women teaching women, and women sharing with women. Most women walk away glad that they attended and ready to sign up for the next Appleseed event!

The Project Appleseed “Ladyseed” marksmanship clinic will be held on Sept. 17-18 at the Civilian Marksmanship Park at 4387 Turner Mill Road, Talladega, AL 35160 (about 45 minutes east of Birmimgham.)

Registration begins at 8am. The clinic starts at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. The clinic will wrap up by 4 on Sunday.

Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that are to allow a rifleman to be accurate out to 400 yards, with iron sights or a scope, 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, kneeling, and prone positions, sight alignment, and breath control, along with safe gun handling, proper use of a sling, and Revolutionary War history.

Please bring your own ear/eye protection, a rifle with sling, ammunition, rifle mat, bug repellent, hat, sunscreen, a packed lunch, snacks, drinks, and plenty of water to stay hydrated.

A .22 caliber rifle is recommended due to the cost of ammunition, but center-fire rifles are welcome. About 400 rounds of ammunition will be needed for the weekend. Loaner rifles are available with prior coordination.

Registration fees (includes both Saturday and Sunday, but participants do not have to attend both days):

  • Adults: $60
  • Youth under age 18: $20
  • Active duty military, Law Enforcement Officers with ID, and elected officials are free.
  • Check Groupon for 33% off specials!

Additional range fees of $20 for the weekend applies for all.

To register online, visit Appleseed @ CMP. For more info, contact Rusty Bonkoski at mailto:[email protected] or visit

About Revolutionary War Veterans Association (RWVA)

Project 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 conduct Appleseedevents are conducted in all 50 states throughout the year, estimating 15,000 students annually.

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5 years ago

Excellent article and excellent program! Glad to see it’s still going strong, and that it still commemorates this amazing seminal moment in American history. And let’s not forget what an important program it is for teaching Americans, young and old, about the beauty of the shooting sports, and the importance of a “well regulated militia.”
And now, let’s all try and remember what it was like when America still WAS the freest and most prosperous country….