Project Appleseed’s Rifle Marksmanship Clinic Coming to Hernando

appleseedProject 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. 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 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. Taking participants back to that fateful day and teaching rifle marksmanship, 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.

Project Appleseed’s rifle marksmanship clinic is coming to the Hernando Sportsman’s Club (16121 Commercial Way, Brooksville) July 29th and 30th. 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 or riflewoman 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. Participants should bring their 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 ammo, but a centerfire rifle can be used if preferred. About 250 rounds of ammunition will be needed per day. The cost is $60 for adults and $20 for youth under age 18. Additional club range fees may apply.

For more info, please contact Project Appleseed Southeast Regional Coordinator, Trey Dawson, at 727-452-4650 or tdawson@tampabay.rr.com or visit: https://www.facebook.com/FloridaAppleseed or www.appleseedinfo.org.

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