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GoRon
August 5, 2007, 07:55 PM
I have a chance to attend one of these training events.

What is the primary difference between the one day and two day classes?

I really can only spare one day but if it is really important to be there for both days I may be able to juggle my schedule.

Is the one day training sufficient to get grounded in the basics?

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iamkris
August 5, 2007, 08:57 PM
Are you going to Ottawa? I'm assisting the guys who are running it with publicity.

My short version of the course: Day 1 builds the foundation, Day 2 refines and hammers it into your head.

I attended Bloomington...I would have really short-changed myself if I left after 1 day. The first day basically breaks your old habits and tries to replace them with solid fundamentals. I was relatively frustrated at the end of the first day as I was shooting well at the beginning (using old techniques) and then plummeted but was starting to rebuild by the end of the day.

Day 2 was essentially lots of drills making sure you are using the fundamentals. It has a higher volume of fire than Day 1 and is, arguably, more fun as there are lots of drills and variations of drills.

That said, you'll be well grounded with only day 1...day 2 though is a treat you'll really be sorry you missed, however.

SecuritySixShooter
August 5, 2007, 09:06 PM
What type of rifle should you use at an Appleseed event? One of my friends mentioned something about one close but I have no further information.

Sorry not trying to thread hijack just didn't see the point in starting a new topic.

thereisnospoon
August 5, 2007, 09:20 PM
Appleseed is a Basic Rifle Marksmanship program that teaches AWESOME fundamentals for shooting from standing, kneeling/sitting and prone. The technicques will give you a strong shooting foundation for any other use of the rifle, period.

Many will say the method is outdated and not "tactical" enough, but you must run before you walk.

Whatever rifle you have is what you bring, but the program is geared toward teaching you to use the iron sights on your rifle to hit targets out to 400 meters. I would receommend you visit the appleseed website and read the thread(s) about going to your first appleseed.

http://www.appleseedinfo.org/smf

Bring plenty of ammo, water and a humble learning spirit and you will benefit from your investment of time and money. Also, bring something to lay on like an old piece of carpet or a shooting mat (if you have one). ELBOW PADS are really a good idea. I bought a cheap set of volleyball knee pads and used them for my elbows and they worked great. TRUST ME ...ELBOW PADS ARE A MUST!

One day is better than none, go. I promise, you'll change whatever plans you have in order to attend day 2 once day one is finished.

Other than that, have fun and make sure once you have the Appleseed in you, you plant it with someone else.

GoRon
August 5, 2007, 10:39 PM
Are you going to Ottawa? I'm assisting the guys who are running it with publicity.

Yep Ottawa.

I just signed up for both days.

You going to be there Kris?

iamkris
August 5, 2007, 11:33 PM
I just signed up for both days.

Good to hear!! Yes, I will be there, too.

Now, after all that preaching I just did, I'll admit that I will only be there for day 2. I have an unbreakable family commitment on Saturday...hoping that it won't harm my shooting too much though as I just went through my first Appleseed in June in Bloomington.

Gotta brush up on my six steps to firing the shot and go do some dry firing in the basement.

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