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Here's your chance to shoot at the new RWVA-Piru range and walk in the footsteps of those trailblazing individuals that were part of the

FIRST Nationwide Rifle Marksmanship Event in history on April 19th!!! If you weren't able to make the first Piru Appleseed, here's

another opportunity to test your skills against the AQT and learn what it takes to move from being an American rifle owner to becoming

an American Rifleman! So bring your friends, bring your family, bring your coworkers, and immerse yourself in the heritage that is

Rifle Marksmanship in America!!!!

Get in those pre-reg's for the upcoming August 23-24 Piru, CA Appleseed at appleseedinfo.org This gives us an idea of how many

instructors to have available to be able to properly cover the line, let alone get an accurate count of targets, t-shirts, hand-outs, etc.

So who is coming to the Piru, CA Appleseed August 23-24, 2008 and have you pre-reg'ed yet? This event has a 50 shooter

capacity limit, so make sure you reserve your place before it fills up!

Remember.....it costs $45 for one day and $70 for two days if you pre-reg and it now costs $50 for one day and $80 for two days if you

don't pre-reg.

P.S. Ammo that attracts a magnet is prohibited at this range. And don't forget the bug spray.

See you at Piru!!! Bob 210
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"piru"? r u kidding me?! thug haven :eek:
Thugs?!? I don't recall seeing any thugs at the Wes Thompson Piru Rifle Range?!?!? Just a bunch of Patriotic Americans that got there butts off the couch and went to the range to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights.:Blasting_ RWVA has leased our very own firing lane at this range complex, so come on out and join us....see what it's all about.
 

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It's official!!! We have a new range in the collection of outstanding ranges hosting Appleseed Shoots here in CA!! That range is

Winchester Canyon Gun Range, located at the top of the San Marcos Pass above Santa Barbara. You wanna talk about a beautiful

view.....you can look down from the range and gaze not only at Santa Barbara, but you can see the Pacific Ocean shimmering beyond the

beaches and even the Channel islands off in the distance!! Don't miss out on this opportunity....there is a 30 shooter max!

Pre-reg as soon as you can at www.appleseedinfo.org They also have a great website at www.wcgc.org .....check it out! This range is just 10 miles from Santa

Barbara and 20 mile from Solvang. Directions:

If you are traveling from the South:
To get to the Winchester Canyon gun Club take highway 101 to
the San Marcos Pass (State highway 154) freeway exit.
Go north up the pass to West Camino Cielo (approx. 7 miles).
Turn left on to West Camino Cielo and follow the road
(stay to the left at the fork) for approx. 3 miles.
The gun club is located at the end of the paved road.

If you are traveling from the North:
To get to the Winchester Canyon gun Club take highway 101 to
the State highway 246 freeway exit in Buellton.
Continue on 246 though Solvang until you reach State highway 154.
Go south on 154 to West Camino Cielo (approx. 16 miles).
Turn right on to West Camino Cielo and follow the road
(stay to the left at the fork) for approx. 3 miles.
The gun club is located at the end of the paved road.

Remember.....it costs $45 for one day and $70 for two days if you pre-reg and it now costs $50 for one day and $80 for two days if you

don't pre-reg, so make sure you pre-reg soon!

See you in Santa Barbara!

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It's official!!! We have a new range in the collection of outstanding ranges hosting Appleseed Shoots here in CA!! That range is

San Luis Obispo Sportsmans Association, located 5 miles from Morro Bay and 12 miles from San Luis Obispo. You wanna talk about a

beautiful range.....take a look at the pictures on the website. Don't miss out on this opportunity....there is a 100 shooter max!

Pre-reg as soon as you can at www.appleseedinfo.org ! They also have a great website at www.slosa.org...check it out!

Remember.....it costs $45 for one day and $70 for two days if you pre-reg and it now costs $50 for one day and $80 for two days if you

don't pre-reg, so make sure you pre-reg soon!

See you in San Luis Obispo!

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It's a shame that I was stationed in Port Hueneme, about 40 minutes away from Piru. I knew the SASS guys were having a good time shooting out there, but I never had the opportunity.
You may not be in CA anymore, but you are in the state where the RWVA home range is. They are in Ramseur, NC. Check it out at www.appleseedinfo.org
 

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Soon it will be time for another Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic at the RWVA-West home range in Piru, CA. The difference will not

only be the date, which is Sept. 13-14,2008 but, we are taking this opportunity to commemorate the ratification of the Constitution of the

United States of America. Come join us at the RWVA Constitution Day Appleseed! Every attendee will receive a free copy of the

Constitution/Declaration of Independence/Bill of Rights and of course excellent rifle marksmanship training along with a healthy does

of Revolutionary War history and stories of our heritage as fought for on April 19, 1775. You will be joined by countless shooters all across the

nation as the RWVA presents another Nationwide Rifle Marksmanship Event, with Appleseed Shoots being held in 8 other states!

Here's another opportunity to test your skills against the AQT and learn what it takes to move from being an American rifle owner to becoming

an American Rifleman! So bring your friends, bring your family, bring your coworkers, and immerse yourself in the heritage that is

Rifle Marksmanship in America!!!!

Get in those pre-reg's for the upcoming September 13-14 Piru, CA Appleseed at www.appleseedinfo.org . This gives us an idea of how many

instructors to have available to be able to properly cover the line, let alone get an accurate count of targets, t-shirts, hand-outs, etc.

So who is coming to the Piru, CA Appleseed September 13-14, 2008 and have you pre-reg'ed yet? This event has a 50 shooter

capacity limit, so make sure you reserve your place before it fills up!

Remember.....it costs $45 for one day and $70 for two days if you pre-reg and it now costs $50 for one day and $80 for two days if you

don't pre-reg. Don't forget, under 20 years old, Active military, reserves, national guard, and thru the end of 2008, women, all shoot for free.

P.S. Ammo that attracts a magnet is prohibited at this range.

See you at Piru!!! Bob 210
 

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Coming up September 13th and 14th all over America.
Check for one near you at www.appleseedinfo.org

We have 8 shoots scheduled for September 13-14, to commemorate the Constitution.....Our Constitution!

While this is no "April 19th", and who really cares about a piece of paper, please consider a few things.

This "piece of paper" is what resulted from the blood spilled on Lexington Green, this "paper" was bought with the blood of Isaac Davis on the North Bridge.

The frozen limbs at Valley Forge, the lost souls at Bunker Hill, the many men and women that gave all, so that we may have "a piece of paper".....

How about the millions that have, since 1775, laid down their lives, for the "piece of paper"? Does this sound familiar to anyone here: "I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;...?

The millions that have cast aside their lives on this world sure would like to think that they have done so for more than a piece of paper...

How about those that have given their oath, that still stand today? Do we let them believe that their oath is just for a piece of paper? Do we so cheapen their commitment, and that of the millions before them, to consider this just a "piece of paper"?

One of my favorite quotes from George Washington, upon hearing of Lexington/Concord, essentially lays out the fact that They had but two choices, fight or submit. Ben Franklin, when leaving the Constitutional Convention, told us that they gave us a Republic, if we can keep it. John Adams, in reflecting the cost of his generation, for this 'piece of paper', told us that if we do not make good use of our Freedoms, that he would be sorry in Heaven that he took half the pains to secure it for us.
Just a "piece of paper" has gotten these great men to take the time to address US. Just a "piece of paper" has motivated millions to make the ultimate sacrifice to preserve it for you and I. There are Billions of people on this earth, past and present, that would dearly love to live with just the "piece of paper" as we have, for over 200 years.....

Is it not an indication of just how NEEDED these events, these Constitution Day Appleseed Events are, when there are less than 27 folks signed up to Celebrate and Commemorate, a "piece of paper" that has been the Cause that men have died for? Not just a few, but Millions!

Now I understand that we can not hog tie folks and force them to come, but you can bet on one thing, there is plenty of room for us to do more!

-Are all these shoots posted on every gun/patriot/freedom/preparedness forum on the internet?
-Have you printed and copied the flyer(s) for the shot nearest you, and placed them around town?
-Have you contacted any news papers in your local area to tell them that this event is taking place?
-How about contacting radio stations in your area?
-How about the Boy Scouts, 4-H, community groups in your area?
-Do you think for a moment that the VFW, American Legion, and other vet groups in your area might be interested?

Folks, John Adams and Ben Franklin were talking directly to US when they made their comments above. They are watching, I have no doubt. They stand in the ranks, with people like Isaac Davis, John Parker, Daniel Morgan, your Grandfather, your father, your brother/sister today, that saw this "piece of paper" for what it is.

This "Piece of Paper", is what fixes the horror that George Washington spoke of, in the quote above....That they had but two choices...fight or submit....This "Piece of Paper", their gift to us gives us our precious third choice. That third choice is that we are in control of this nation. It belongs to us, it is right there, on that "Piece of Paper", bought and paid for in the blood of heroes. They gave, for us to have this "Piece of Paper" folks.....some gave very much.

While you and I can look at the Cause that they took up, and we can marvel at what they did, their Cause is our Cause, it was Just and Righteous then, it still is. Like we look at them, in wonder of the sacrifice they have made for us (from then to now), They are looking at us, wondering if we will honor their sacrifice!

We can not force those empty souls we see around us, in this Republic, to do anything, and as such, we do not have to answer for their actions.....We only have to answer for our own actions.....or inaction....We will be judged by our Hearts and Minds, by the efforts we made....by our efforts to "...make good use of it.", as John Adams has asked us to do.

If we can not, now, while it is easy and comfortable, do those things that "just and righteous" people do, to "Keep it if we can", and "take care of the children".....how will we measure up to those, that when the future was very dark, the prospects of success nil, and the dangers great, stood up and gave so much.....

Rhetoric? Well, you can think so. However, my view, there are many, many folks that have died for this "Piece of Paper", my thoughts are that we owe at least a "feigned attempt" to honor those that thought enough of this "Piece of Paper" to lay down their lives, so that you and I could enjoy the benefits of this "Piece of Paper". Our obligation, our efforts here at Appleseed is to bring honor to those that deserve it, and to help others, in our nation, to understand that these people deserve our honor too.
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NEWS FLASH!

The good folks at Cold Steel, the knife manufacturer have donated a nice selection of knives to the CA Appleseed effort! Several of these knives will be given away at the Piru Sept 13-14 Appleseed. Everyone who attends, will be given a free ticket and the winning tickets will be pulled at the close of the event on Sunday! Don't miss out! Be sure to pre-reg for this event at www.appleseedinfo.org
 

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NEWS FLASH!!!! We will be giving away a Patriot Membership to Front Sight away at the first CA Appleseed of 2009 (to be determined). To be considered for this give away, you must have attended any CA Appleseed Shoot from Sept. 1st through the end of 2008. We will be giving away a Challenge membership to Front Sight at the first CA Appleseed after April 18-19, 2009 (to be determined). To be considered for this give away, you must have attended any CA Appleseed on the April 18-19, 2009 weekend. We will not be charging for raffle tickets for either give away. If you attend any of the Appleseed Shoots mentioned above, you will be given a ticket and an opportunity to win.
Just so everyone is clear, the membership details are as detailed in the links below BUT any BONUS offers on the Frontsight Website, free guns, etc., are not part of the memberships being donated here. You only get those bonuses when paying full retail on the website to Frontsight.

The Patriot Membership is the $5000 lifetime membership which allows 2 and 4 day handgun, shotgun and rifle courses for the rest of your life free. These courses are $1000 and $2000 each without the lifetime memberships. Details at http://www.frontsight.com/patriot-membership.asp

The Challenge membership is the $7000 lifetime membership which adds the 2 and four day Uzi and M-16 courses. Details at http://www.frontsight.com/challenge-membership.asp

You don't want to miss out on this!!! Make sure to get yourself to a CA Appleseed and get your ticket!!!!!
 

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Here's your chance to shoot at the new RWVA-Piru range and check out one of the first Designated Appleseed Ranges in the country.

If you weren't able to make any of the previous Piru Appleseed, here's another opportunity to test your skills against the AQT and learn

what it takes to move from being an American rifle owner to becoming an American Rifleman!

So bring your friends, bring your family, bring your coworkers, and immerse yourself in the heritage that is Rifle Marksmanship in

America!!!! This will also be the first time we will have two CA Appleseeds on the same weekend, one in Piru and one in Corona! So

who's gonna have the bigger turn-out?

Get in those pre-reg's for the upcoming October 18-19 Piru,CA Appleseed at www.appleseedinfo.org This gives us an idea of how many

instructors to have available to be able to properly cover the line, let alone get an accurate count of targets, t-shirts, hand-outs, etc.

So who is coming to the Piru, CA Appleseed October 13-14, 2008 and have you pre-reg'ed yet? This event has a 50 shooter

capacity limit, so make sure you reserve your place before it fills up!

Remember....it costs $45 for one day and $70 for two days if you pre-reg and it now costs $50 for one day and $80 for two days if you

don't pre-reg.

P.S. Ammo that attracts a magnet is prohibited at this range.

See you at Piru!!! Bob 210
 

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Folks, there are three and a half weeks to prepare to score Expert at the upcoming Corona Appleseed at Raahauge's- next one is October 18-19.
Honor your right to keep and bear arms by working to do so well.

“Well, I already do that, I shoot plenty,” you say.

You might get proficient shooting on your own, (after awhile), but there is nothing like an Appleseed to ramp up the learning process. Most lifetime informal shooters will walk into an Appleseed on Saturday morning... and by the end of the day, they're amazed at their improvement. Appleseeders commonly print groups that are, by the end of the day, half to a third the size of their initial Saturday morning test group.

What’s the reason for such improvement? Simply this: It is the natural, expected result of a shooter who has received proper instruction, and is executing sound techniques.
Suppose you’re interested in becoming a better rifle shot, and you go to your favorite range from time to time to work toward this goal. You have a rifle, ammo, and a range, but what you’re very likely missing out on is fundamental technique coaching. If somebody has never informed you of rifle shooting fundamentals- that is, how to build solid positions, use your sights, and squeeze that trigger- you’re really unlikely to stumble across them on your own.

It’s very well to be a gun owner- but practicing rifle shooting fundamentals makes you a good shot. I’ll bet many would pay three figures to a coach to improve their golf game. That’s purely for leisure and recreation. Suppose, friend, your country issued you a rifle, and that your family and nation’s survival- let alone that of your squad- depended upon how well you knew how to use it. I believe that Appleseed can take you nearer, and faster, to that skillset than a year’s worth of unstructured primer-punching at your regular range.

Thinking about joining the military, or are you already signed up for the delayed entry program? Appleseed teaches you how to distinguish yourself positively during your future range time. Show up with a copy of your signed service contract, your Appleseed instruction is free!

This is key to shooting well: it is not the number of rounds you fire over your lifetime that makes you a good shot. You can expend thousands of rounds- but with poor shooting form, you generate poor groupings, smoke, and noise. What a difference, though, a little solid coaching makes, and in a very few rounds.

Your average inexperienced (but Appleseeded) rifle owner will often shoot a rifle more accurately than an experienced (but never coached) rifle owner. To prove this out, all you have to do is observe the people who shoot at Appleseeds, and chat with them about their shooting background.
Two trends crystallize: The fact that people have been shooting ‘for years’ has no bearing necessarily on their ability to shoot well. However, the fact that people may have fired fewer than a hundred shots prior to Appleseed does not prevent them from shooting extremely well, after some proper coaching.

Come on out- if shooting is worth your time, then it’s worth learning how to do it well.
Appleseed is such a stand-out program precisely because American shooting is often done informally and absent solid coaching. As such, many times we simply shoot for fun, but seldom for the purpose of improvement, and almost never after having been coached properly. I’m all for fun. But a weekend of Appleseed builds you a solid foundation for you to practice, refine and improve your shooting over your lifetime. And that, friends, is true fun that is also the proper tribute due Liberty.

Anybody planning to carpool? Great way to meet your fellow gun owners, just yak all the way in, talking guns and politics to your heart’s content without the inevitable eye glaze-over of your non-shooting buddies who wish you followed sports or TV.

So, who’s coming out? What’re you shooting?
 

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I'm signed up for the Oct shoot in Corona but I'm not sure what I'm bringing. I don't have any stock 10/22s anymore and my CZ is in the CZ shop being taught to shoot straight. Unfortunately none of mine other than the afore mentioned CZ are setup for slings but I'll figure out something.

It's a great shoot!
 
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