Project Appleseed molds “rifle owners” into Riflemen. Based on the same instruction given to our grandfathers almost 75-years ago, a 2-day Project Appleseed Clinic will build a student’s understanding of the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship from the ground up. It is a great opportunity for beginning and experienced shooters alike: to learn from scratch or to touch up one’s understanding of the fundamentals that are ever so important to accurate riflery.
Marksmanship Topics Covered:
• Sling Use
• Field Positions (prone, seated & standing)
• The 6-Steps To Firing A Shot
• Natural Point of Aim (NPA)
• Target Analysis
• How to adjust rifle sights
Most clinics are held at 25-meter ranges on scaled down targets. This is a huge benefit as vast amount of shooting can be accomplished in a very short time. Learn… shoot… analyze… learn… shoot… analyze… The marksmanship goal of Appleseed is to get students to successfully navigate a scaled down version of the old Army Qualification Test (AQT). A semi-automatic, magazine fed .22LR with aperture sights is recommended.
But don’t be fooled…
What students learn here is effective out to what is known as “The Rifleman’s Quarter Mile”: “Known Distance” clinics are held throughout the nation as an opportunity for students and instructors alike to stretch their legs at the AQT out to 400-yards:
Project Appleseed offers not only marksmanship instruction, but also a history lesson and perspective on why such skills are still important to Americans. Instructors share stories that guarantee a reflective pause in ones soul. An account of April 19th, 1775 unlike what is taught in school; ordinary men put in extraordinary circumstance…
“A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks.”
– Thomas Jefferson