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    Appleseed Shoot Boss
    MDS Supporter
    Oct 27, 2009
    732
    PG County, MD
    The Kearneysville events have been rimfire-only in the recent past, so probably true once we get them on the schedule.
     
    Leetown Gun Club IWLA

    Shamr0ck -
    Events at Leetown Gun Club are back on the schedule,:party29:
    and yes, it is a rimfire only event.
    I am working other ranges in WV to try and add Centerfire & Rimfire, and full-distance KD Appleseed events.

    Please watch this thread for that info.

    Throw a .22LR converter kit in that AR and run that!
    Hope to see you on the line!

    COLD WARRIOR sends.

    Are these events RimFire only? Current schedule doesn't have any listings for Kearneysville and since I live in FDRK, it's an easy drive... Would prefer to shoot my AR if possible.
     
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    WV Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinics!

    Mountaineers! Circle up!

    Project Appleseed has returned to the Mountaineer state. :cool:
    Two events have been added at the Leetown Gun Club (IWLA), in Kearneyville, WV (Near Harper's Ferry).

    Register now for your spot. The first one is a two-day Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship event on April 18-19th, 2020 (This is a rimfire-only event).

    Yes, that's Patriot's Day weekend!
    There will be special patches and shirts free with registration, go here to sign up now. This will likely be a Sold-out event, so get your spot now!

    The second event is October 10th-11th, 2020, also a 2-Day Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship clinic at the Leetown Gun Club.

    These two day events offer a level of instruction not found anywhere else at this price-point. Appleseeds are safe, fun events for all ages and abilities.
    Learn some history, have fun, and improve your marksmanship!

    Click here to register or find out more info.
     

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    Shamr0ck

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    Aug 6, 2011
    2,406
    Frederick
    Shamr0ck -
    Events at Leetown Gun Club are back on the schedule,:party29:
    and yes, it is a rimfire only event.
    I am working other ranges in WV to try and add Centerfire & Rimfire, and full-distance KD Appleseed events.

    Please watch this thread for that info.

    Throw a .22LR converter kit in that AR and run that!
    Hope to see you on the line!

    COLD WARRIOR sends.



    Thank you! Hit in the AGC event tomorrow but can only do one day, not two... will keep my eyes open... and may build a 10/22 for the RimFire events


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    Re-scheduled Patriot's Day Weekend in WV!

    WV Shooters!

    The two-day Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship event that was originally scheduled for Patriot's Day weekend, April 18-19th (and was postponed due to virus scare), has been re-scheduled for
    June 27-28, 2020 (This is a rimfire-only event).

    There will be special patches and shirts free with registration, go here to sign up now.
    This will likely be a Sold-out event, so get your spot now!

    Help spread the word!

    These two day events offer a level of instruction not found anywhere else at this price-point. Appleseeds are safe, fun events for all ages and abilities.
    Learn some history, have fun, and improve your marksmanship!

    Click here to register or find out more info.

    Find out how to prepare for an event here.

    Go here for West Virginia events.
     

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    AAR Appleseed in WV 27-28 June, 2020

    Seven great Americans got up off the couch to come out and participate in the return of Project Appleseed to the great State of West Virginia!

    This event was also a make-up event for a previously cancelled Patriot's Day event on April 18-19th, so we were in a festive mood! The weather Saturday was a bit warm, but still nice for the start of a two-day Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic at the Leetown Gun Club, Isaac Walton League of America (IWLA), in Kearneysville, WV.

    We were very happy to see an almost full line! After the introductions and safety brief, and first Red-coat target; we kicked off the history with the First Strike. After instruction in the prone position ("Steady-Hold Factors [SHF]") and putting sighters on the Squares target, we could see we had a lot to work with. Group size came down rapidly as students listened intently to instruction. After some more history at lunch, we got back to marksmanship training - and taught Standing and Seated/Kneeling SHF on the "Grenadiers" target, followed by a practice AQT, and BAM, Rifleman scores right out of the box! Jim T and Aaron put up a 213 and a 234 respectively. After the telling of the Third Strike, and the exciting conclusion to the story of April 19th, 1775, we wrapped day-one up with the final Red Coat target (and two cleaned red coats!).

    Sunday morning dawned clear and beautiful, having dodged the predicted rough weather. After Safety brief and sighters, we got right to the AQTs, and then some stories of Dangerous Old Men (DOM). Remember, on Saturday we had told the "Three Strikes", about what our forefathers, a bunch of farmers, shop-keepers, and "common folk" were able to do together against the vaunted British Army, the most feared standing army in the world at the time. On Sunday, we told the stories of what individuals did; people that didn't need to show up, but did - and made a huge difference. In keeping with the theme of the individual on Sunday, individual coaching points generated some incredible scoring! My hat's off to the collected group.

    All the shooters maintained a fabulous attitude, obvious improvements were made, and everybody had fun, too! Mark and Brendon unfortunately had to leave early on Sunday, but were in the 180s. Betsy had a 209. Yes. A 209; no application of the .30 cal rule would get it to the magic 210...
    You guys are so close, you have the skills. A Rifleman Persists!

    We had four other shooters post Riflemen scores! Here's the list:
    Aaron - 234, 222, 218, 216, 214, 224
    Ally - 210, 213, 214
    Jed - 223, 215, 217, 213
    Jim - 213, 216, 216, 236, 236
    4 out of 7 made Rifleman! :gun7:
    Huzzah!

    In addition, Ally accepted the Sunday morning "Cold-bore Challenge" with her first shot at the shingle, and nailed it! Great job. Ally knows very much what she is about. Jed cleaned his Red Coat target for the first time earning the much-coveted Front-Site patch. Ana (Aninha) received her 25-event pin from Project Appleseed, too.
    Thank you very much to Gerry and our host range, the Leetown Gun Club (IWLA), in Kearneysville, WV.
    Check out their website http://iwlawv.org/

    And last but not least, many thanks to my fellow instructors BeSwift, Catch-10-22, and Aninha. Brian has been my mentor for years now, and I appreciate so much his patience with me, and his guidance and teachings. Jim, while shooting all weekend, jumped in and helped by telling a strike, and I consider Jim a friend and was overjoyed to have him on the line with us. Ana (my Wife) has been with me on many events, and her bright, cheery attitude and hard work have made it easier to do my job. Thanks to the both of you for your hard work and professional demeanor, making this a safe, fun, and successful event.

    :patriot:
     

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    Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic - October 10-11, 2020

    Shooters!
    The last Appleseed event in WV this year will be October 10th-11th, 2020, a 2-Day Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship clinic at the Leetown Gun Club (IWLA), in Kearneyville, WV (Near Harper's Ferry).

    Register now for your spot. This will likely be a Sold-out event, so get your spot now!

    These two day events offer a level of instruction not found anywhere else at this price-point (and free T-shirts!).
    Appleseed clinics are safe, fun events for all ages and abilities.
    Learn some history, have fun, and improve your marksmanship!

    Go here to find pricing info, and here to find out how to prepare for an Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic.
    Bring the whole family!

    And...Wow! What an event we had earlier this year. And the scoring at that event was epic! The After-Action Report (AAR) is just above in this thread.

    Can you shoot (with a sling) 4MOA or better?
    What's an MOA?
    Come to a project Appleseed event and find out.
     

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    SOLD OUT Project Appleseed, Kearneysville, 10-11 October, 2020

    The weather was fabulous for our SOLD OUT two-day Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic at the Leetown Gun Club, Isaac Walton League of America (IWLA), in Kearneysville, WV.

    With a full line, and social distancing, we got right into the introductions and safety brief, and first "Red-coat" target. After scoring the redcoat, we kicked off the history with the First Strike. After instruction prone position "Steady-Hold Factors (SHF)" and putting sighters on the Squares target, we could see we had equipment issues to sort out, but group size came down rapidly as students listened intently to instruction. After some more history at lunch, we got back to marksmanship training - and taught Seated/Kneeling and Standing SHF on the "Grenadiers" target, and some drills. We wrapped day-one up with the final Red Coat target (and George cleaned his red-coat!).

    Sunday morning dawned clear and cool, with the threat of bad weather from Hurricane "Delta." After Safety brief and sighters, we got right to the shooting and AQTs to maximize our time before the weather rolled in. Sunday morning, "Amma" cleaned her Red-coat target, and three shooters accepted the "Cold-bore Challenge" and succeeded! "Frawg Nuggett", "Lux", and "Amma" all put one right in the shingle on their first shot! We got five AQTs and another drill in, and had a great event. And the rain that was expected at noon didn't start until 1600 when we were cleaning up! All the shooters maintained a fabulous attitude, obvious improvements were made, and everybody had fun, too! I loved this group!

    We had four shooters make Riflemen! Here's the list:
    Tom H. 223, 218
    "Amma" (Michele I) 215
    "Mittens" (Alex H) 212, 227
    "The Russian" (George M) 217
    Huzzah!

    Several were close; we hope we see you back on the line soon. :cool:A Rifleman Persists!

    And, Alex H spoke the secret words, "May I have an orange hat please?" Another WV Orange Hat is born! (Forum name "Tyrus Rechs") Huzzah!

    Thank you very much to our host range, the Leetown Gun Club (IWLA), in Kearneysville, WV.
    Check out their website http://iwlawv.org/

    And last but not least, many thanks to my fellow instructors Brian (BeSwift), Jonathan (Reclaimer), and Ana (Aninha). Because your hard work and professional demeanor, this was a very fun, yet safe and successful event.

    :patriot:

    CW sends.
     

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    Catch-10-22

    Appleseed Shoot Boss
    MDS Supporter
    Oct 27, 2009
    732
    PG County, MD
    Looks like a great event Cold Warrior! Thanks for making the drive up and hosting an amazing event. Sorry I couldn't attend this one.
     
    Appleseed in WV 2021

    Shooters!
    2021 WV events are live on the Appleseed website.

    What was added (all events in Kearneysville):
    - An Appleseed "Weekday One-day" Rifle Marksmanship Clinic on Friday, April 16th (08:30 AM - 4:30 PM), 2021
    - A regular, two-day, Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic April 17-18th, 2021 (and Patriots Day Weekend!)
    - An Appleseed Half-day Clinic on Friday, October 8th (11:00 AM - 4:30 PM), 2021
    - A regular, two-day, Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic October 9-10th, 2021

    What is a Half-day Clinic??
    It is not a full project Appleseed Rifle. Find out here.

    So if you've been having a hard time making it out to a two-day events (work schedule/time limits), come on out on a Friday afternoon! It's only a little bit of prone shooting, and then you're done. It is a great opportunity to get see how good the instruction is, and how much fun it is!

    We hope to see you on the line!

    COLD WARRIOR
     
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    WV Update

    Note that in the post immediately above, the event on April 16th was initially a half-day event, but it has been upgraded to a "Weekday-One-Day" Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic, due to requests from a group of people, and it is a Patriot's Day event!
    The regular two-day event that follows remains, and there's still spots available on the line. Special shirts and patches are in play at these events!

    Sign up now for events in WV!
     

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    Patriot's Day Weekend!

    Shooters,
    A few spots left on the line to get a chance to earn the Special Rifleman's Patch, only available at this Project Appleseed Patriot's Day Weekend Rifle Marksmanship event!
    (April 17-18, 2021)

    You can register here.

    Also special T-shirts and other stuff at this event.

    Check it out - very cool rifleman's patch!
     

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    Remaining Appleseed in WV, October 2021

    Shooters, Circle up!

    The remaining events in WV this year are in Kearneysville, and there's only a few spots available on the line!

    Come shoot with us! :gun7:
    Never done an Appleseed before, worried about attending a weekend event (because your back aches, or you're low on ammo)? - whatever the reason, try our new Half-Day events!
    Not all the skills are taught at half-days (it's an introductory clinic).
    Registration for the half-day and the regular Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship clinic that follow is below.

    1) Introductory, Half-Day Clinic, October 8th.
    (Event time 11:00 am - 4:30 pm)

    2) Regular, Two-Day Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic, October 9th & 10th.
    (Event time: Starts 0830 each day, typically wraps-up about 1600 each day)

    Please get there a little early for registration, signing waivers, and getting setup. :cool:

    Both events:
    No range fee, Rimfire Only.
    Leetown Gun Club IWLA
    10435 Leetown Rd - Kearneysville, WV

    We hope to see you on the line!
    :patriot:
     

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    2022 Events in WV are live!

    Shooters, circle up!
    (All events are at the Leetown Gun Club / Isaac Walton League of America (IWLA) range in Kearneysville, WV.

    April 2022:
    - Friday April 29th; Half-day event from 12:00 thru 4:30 PM.
    - Saturday/Sunday April 30th thru May 1st; Regular, two-day Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship clinic, and Patriot's Day weekend event.

    October 2022:
    - Friday October 7th; Half-day event from 12:00 thru 4:30 PM.
    - Saturday/Sunday October 8 thru 9th; Regular, two-day Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship clinic.

    What is a Half-day Clinic??
    It is not a full project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic. It's safety, a little bit of prone shooting, a Red Coat only, and then you're done. It is a great opportunity to get people to see how good the instruction is, and how much fun it is! (there's a description on the main Appleseed site) - tell everyone!

    See West Virginia events HERE, and please help promote at local Gun Clubs, Ranges, and Gun Stores.

    We hope to see you on the line!
     

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    tall.guy88

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    Feb 9, 2013
    1,226
    West Virginia
    This is a great program. I did an appleseed event in WV with my daughter. It was not just a good day of rifle training but also a great history lesson. Keep up the good work guys. Stay free!
     
    Shooters!
    Register now for the Patriot's Weekend events at the Leetown Gun Club / Isaac Walton League of America (IWLA) range in Kearneysville, WV.

    April 2022:
    - Friday April 29th; Half-day event from 12:00 thru 4:30 PM.
    - Saturday/Sunday April 30th thru May 1st; Regular, two-day Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship clinic, and Patriot's Day weekend event.

    The event on April 29th is a Half-day Clinic; it is not a full project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic. It's safety, a little bit of prone shooting, a Red Coat only, and then you're done. It is a great opportunity to get people to see how good the instruction is, and how much fun it is! (there's a description on the main Appleseed site) - tell everyone!

    The event on April 30 thru May 1st is a Two-day Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship clinic... Except that it is part of the nation-wide month of April's celebration of Patriot's Day (19 APRIL, 1775). What happened on that day? Come to an Appleseed and here the AMAZING story!
    (Both events are rimfire-only events)

    Also, on Patriot's Day events (like this one), there's special shirts and patches (FREE) to participants (See pics). And if you score Rifleman, there is a special Betsy Ross/Patriot's Day Rifleman patch!

    Register here.

    We hope to see you on the line!
     

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    Shooters, circle up!

    Still spots left on the line for our events!

    August 2022:
    - Saturday/Sunday August 27 thru 28th; Regular two-day Project Appleseed Marksmanship clinic.
    (Event - WV Rt 72 & WV Rt 38, WV, WV 26287 / Parsons, WV)
    (Sponsored by PATRIOTS 4)

    October 2022:
    - Friday October 7th; Half-day event from 12:00 thru 4:30 PM.
    - Saturday/Sunday October 8 thru 9th; Regular, two-day Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship clinic.
    (October events are at the Leetown Gun Club / Isaac Walton League of America (IWLA) range in Kearneysville, WV).

    What is a Half-day Clinic??
    It is not a full project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic. It's safety, a little bit of prone shooting, a Red Coat only, and then you're done. It is a great opportunity to get people to see how good the instruction is, how SAFE it is, and how much fun it is! (there's a description on the main Appleseed site) - tell everyone!

    See West Virginia events HERE, and please help promote at local Gun Clubs, Ranges, and Gun Stores.


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