A year ago, I attended my second Appleseed and even though I did not get my patch, I did improve my rifle shooting a lot.

Day 1


Day 2


Day 3

Yesterday I realized that even though I have not done a lot of rifle shooting lately, going back to the basics taught in Appleseed work righteously. I had bore sighted an AR with iron sights only and then checked it in the range at 65 yards from supported standing. Never missed a shot.

Later that day I tried a 6mm Remington rifle, also with iron sights at the same distance and to my amazement, I had no problem hitting the steel. I had never shot the rifle before, and I was truly expecting to be hitting dirt rather than ringing the target.

Both shootings had the same thing in common: I mentally set myself back to that Appleseed class and did what I was taught.

It worked.

So, once again: If you have thought about going to Appleseed, stop thinking and just do it.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

2 thoughts on “Appleseed works to my amazement.”
  1. I have attended three Appleseed’s. The first, I performed miserably. It was my attitude; I thought, I had been shooting for decades, what could they teach me of the basics?

    I brought a new attitude to the second. I listened like I was a beginning student. On the first day I missed rifleman by two points. I earned the patch on the second day.

    My goal at the third Appleseed was to be consistent and hone what I had learned. I was asked to start on the path of the orange hat.

    Perhaps my favorite exercise was to practice NPA with eyes shut. I thought I had done okay but the instructors raved about my results.

    (If the reader wants to know what NPA is, they’ll just have to attend an Appleseed.)
    Yes, I encourage every shooter to get to at least one Appleseed. I am looking now at the schedule of upcoming events in my area.

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