Lee’s note: From a press release received Monday.
Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic Offered at Manatee Gun and Archery Club in Myakka City– June 22-23
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.
The Project Appleseed rifle marksmanship clinic will be held on June 22-23 at the Manatee Gun and Archery Club, located at 1805 Logue Rd., Myakka City.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. The clinic starts at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until 5:00 p.m., both days.
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 ammunition. 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 safe gun handling, proper use of a rifle 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 you can use a centerfire rifle if preferred. About 250 rounds of ammunition will be needed per day.
Marksmanship Clinic fees:
Adult males: $50 one day/ $80 two days
Adult females: $20 one day/ $40 two days
Youth less than 18 years old: $10 one day/ $20 two days, OR one free youth per paying adult, male or female
Active military, Guard and Reserve, Law Enforcement Officers with ID, disabled, elected officials and Revolutionary re-enactors in costume are free.
Additional club range fees of $15 per day applies for all.
Future marksmanship clinic dates include: July 13-14, August 24-25, and September 7-8.