Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Proud to be an Appleseeder

Well I did it.  I completed my very first Appleseed Shoot!  I'm a little bit sore from it, but I learned a great deal and had fun so it was well worth it. 

While I didn't shoot 'Rifleman' (maybe next time), there were five people that did.  Three of them being my brother, sister, and husband; hubby even did it both days.  My family rocked it!

In order to obtain a Rifleman status you have to shoot a minimum score of 210 (perfect being 250).  This score will place shooters in the top 5% in the country in terms of accuracy.  In true Appleseed fashion, if a shooter scores 210 on the dot, they are thrown into the nearest body of water.  The creek we were by wasn't very deep so instead they opted to douse them in water from water bottles.  I believe there were four people that shot 210.  It was a pretty hot day, kind of wish I was one of them!

People came from all over the state (and beyond) to join us and there was a great turnout.  Check out the firing line.

Brandy and I were harrassed by some of the instructors because we like to shoot barefoot.  They called it "brave" because hot brass hurts when it touches bare skin.  We called it "tough"... or maybe it was because we find sweaty feet to be distracting.  Whichever it was, it worked for us!


  1. Special thanks to your family for hosting the event. Hard to beat an appleseed that's only 1/2 mile away.

  2. Looks like a great time, wish I could have been there. I guess you are throwing your names in the Waterman hat right? Take care and God bless you and your family, and thank you for deciding to become a part of the program and help to make a difference in our nation. :)

  3. And congrats to you Joe for shooting Rifleman as well!
    We really want to go to Waterman, but that weekend won't work for us :( Thanks for reading!

  4. Unfortunately, Waterman falls on the same weekend as a Personal Protection class that quite a few local Appleseeders put on. (As well as a couple of weddings.) Wish the timing was better! It will be an amazing event.