MACON – Project Appleseed is a nationwide program of The Revolutionary War Veterans Association, teaching rifle marksmanship skills that have been passed down from generation to generation and reconnecting Americans with the people and events of our Founding Fathers.
The Revolutionary War Veterans Association is a non-profit organization operated by volunteer instructors dedicated to teaching every American our shared heritage and history as well as traditional rifle marksmanship skills.
Volunteer instructors travel across the country teaching those who attend their clinics about the difficult choices, the heroic actions, and the sacrifices that the Founders made on behalf of modern Americans for our country’s freedom and independence.
Project Appleseed‘s heritage program vividly portrays the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Modern listeners are confronted with the danger, the fear, and the heartbreaking separations that arose out of the choices made on April 19, 1775. They are also reminded of the marksmanship skills and masterful organization that ultimately helped set the colonists on the path to success. Those who attend gain a better understanding of the fundamental choices faced by our ancestors as they began to set the stage for the nation we now enjoy.
The Project Appleseed rifle marksmanship clinic will be held on July 18 at Marion Road Gun Club in Macon, Georgia at 6170 Marion Road.
Directions to the range: From Atlanta/Macon Take I-75 Exit 165 to I-16 East. Take Exit 6 (Ocmulgee East Blvd). Turn right on Ocmulgee East Blvd. Travel 1.2 miles then veer slight left onto Marion Road. Then travel 1.3 miles to Marion Road. The range is on the left at 6170 Marion Rd. From Savannah Take I-16 West to Exit 6. Turn left on Ocmulgee East Blvd and then follow the directions above.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. The clinic starts at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until 5 p.m.
Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that allow a rifleman to be accurate out to 400 yards, with iron sights or a scope, a standard rifle and surplus ammo. Most of the instruction at a Project Appleseed event is conducted on the firing range at 25 yards, at reduced size targets to simulate 100 to 400 yards. Students will learn rifle shooting from the standing, sitting, kneeling, and prone positions, sight alignment, and breath control, along with safe gun handling, proper use of a sling, and Revolutionary War history.
Please bring your own ear/eye protection, a rifle with sling, ammunition, rifle mat, bug repellent, hat, sunscreen, a packed lunch, snacks, drinks, and plenty of water to stay hydrated.
A .22 caliber rifle is recommended, but you can use a centerfire rifle if preferred. About 250 rounds of ammunition will be needed.
Marksmanship Clinic fees: Adults: $40 Youth under age 18: $15 Active duty military, Law Enforcement Officers with ID, and elected officials are free.
Additional range fees of $10 per event. No fee for children, military, or physically handicapped.
For more information, call the Marion Road Gun Club at 478-743-8734. The office is open Tuesday and Wednesday. Leave a message and someone will contact you.