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Project Appleseed is a is a project of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates all over the country. CPRC has worked closely with Project Appleseed in hosting Appleseed clinics in the Charlotte area.


Project Appleseed strives to instruct reconnect Americans to the founding era and on the traditional rifle marksmanship skills that have been passed down from generation to generation. Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that are to allow a Rifleman to be accurate out to 500 yards, with iron sights, standard rifle and surplus ammo. This is the traditional 'Rifleman's Quarter Mile', which is a uniquely American skill, that has been part of this nation from the very first days. Clinics are a based around teaching riflery and telling stories from the battles of Lexington and Concord.


Most of the instruction at an Appleseed clinic is conducted at 25 meters, at reduced size targets to simulate 100 to 500 yards. This well proven technique allows us to concentrate on the shooter's mechanics and less time walking a range. At those locations that allow for actual distance shooting, participants are often able to see first hand that the skills that they learn at 25 meters directly apply to actual distances out to 500 yards. Instruction is based around rimfire rifles. At many clinics, participants can also shoot centerfire rifles. These foundational skills are no longer being passed on to future generations, and so Appleseed clinics are great for new or experienced shooters alike.


CRPC normally hosts four or five clinics a year. Dates vary from year to year, but they can be found on the Club calendar. Most clinics are two-day programs. They are open to the public and are sponsored by CRPC as a public service. These clinics are perfect for both new shooters and young shooters.


For more information about Appleseed at CRPC, contact Neil Roeth

The web site of Project Appleseed is at

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