This was a special weekend at Appleseed for me in Ramsuer. It is the anniversary of my first Appleseed, a blogger-shoot in Ramsuer in March of last year. It is also the weekend I earned a coveted “red hat” full instructor rating, which takes a bit of work.
The shooters this weekend were excellent. Despite me doing the instruction this weekend, we had huge amounts of improvement from the beginning of the day to the end, and I’ve never been around a group of shooters who had better safety discipline.
It was also a treat to meet the folks behind Tech Sights, who’d driven up from South Carolina to participate. And of course, it was nice to meet some of the others folks who read this site.
Today was brutal, easily the worst weather of any Appleseed I’ve been apart of, with temperatures never reaching much above 40, with a steady wind driving rain into the faces of our shooters and melting/ripping both the targets and heavy cardboard target backers. Nonetheless, we had folks who came out, got right down in it, and worked to improve.
I left mid-afternoon since I was hoarse from talking most of the weekend and battling a sore throat my youngest was nice enough to pass along, but hope this same group of shooters can make it out again in April when the weather is nice. I know we have more than a few Riflemen in this group. They just need better conditions to shine.