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  1. Big-D

    Big-D New Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    April 18-19 Appleseed is coming to a town near you.

    For those who don't know Appleseed is a 2 day shooting clinic
    The cost is a paltry $70 for both days.
    Women, shooters under 21, and active military (including reserve and guard) shoot for free.

    Would you like to make hits out to 500yds. with your rifle?
    Learn the "Six steps to firing the shot." Learn corret firing positions and proper sling use.
    Learn some little-known Revolutionary War history.

    We have six shoots all across our great state that weekend.

    El Paso,
    Corpus Christi,
    College Station,

    That's right six in weekend and all it costs is a paltry $70 and if you bring your wife/girlfriend they shoot for free.

    here is a link to register and list of events.
    Events organized by RWVA

    here is our website if you want more info.
    The Appleseed Project

  2. Big-D

    Big-D New Member

    Feb 25, 2009
  3. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

    Jan 21, 2009
    San Antonio
    One of these days I'll have to go to one. I've read up on them, though, and kind of doubt my AK would be a good rifle for it.

    Then again, my AK is accurate enough for most use. The only thing it lacks is sight adjustments...
  4. StevenC

    StevenC New Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    All I need now is a rifle!:)
  5. technoronin

    technoronin New Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    Mosin Nagant M91/30 rifles are routinely available for under $100 and ammunition is cheap!
  6. Big-D

    Big-D New Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Bring the Kalashnikov a lot of folks bring one and they do fine and you will to.
  7. Big-D

    Big-D New Member

    Feb 25, 2009

    Isaac Davis

    AKA "Am I Doing Enough".

    April 19th, 1775, approximently 6:00 am, there was a knock at the home of Isaac Davis, located in Acton. Isaac Davis was a gunsmith, and also the captain of the Acton Militia. His unit not only drilled, but they also practiced marksmanship twice a week behind Davis's gunshop. Davis also equiped the troops under his command as any "gun guy" would do, with the best equipment he could get. Cartrige boxes and bayonetts, equivlent of the British regulars. The best equiped milita in New England at the time. Other units may have had scattered better equipment, however, Davis's men were uniformly setup.

    Upon awakening, Davis took up his Minuteman equipment, ready, of course, in a minute's time. Dressed, and walking out the door, he turned to his wife. She wrote in her journal that he stopped in the doorway, as if to say something, but he hesitated. After a moment, he only turned and said "Take care of the children".

    And then he walked off into the dawn.

    She was at that time sure Isaac would never return alive.

    The exact morning activites are lost to me, but he and his unit made it to Pukattaset Hill, while the milita of Concord and elsewhere gathered. Part of the morning was spent in discussion over what to do with the British in Concord. Until the plume of smoke arose from the accidental fire set to the town hall that is. Then, someone, finally, asked the correct question.

    "Will we sit here as the Regulars burn our town?"

    Finally, the slow to motion, but furious in their action New Englanders began to form up to "run the Regulars out". Davis was asked if his Acton Milita would lead the way.

    He replied the words for History. "I have not a man who is afraid to go."

    At the North Bridge the Milita approached the 3 companies of Regulars. The Regulars took a shot into the water first, as a warning. When the Milita didn't stop, they fired a second volley, this one going high. For the most part. However, while the center was high, the cone stretched both higher and lower, the lower shots causing wounds to the head and chest. Isaac Davis was among the first to fall, with a ball to the heart.

    After several volleys, the Regulars broke and ran. The Milita, having practiced Marksmanship, shot the officers first. However, the war, and the future, was over for Isaac Davis.

    Of his children, as many as 4 had a fever rash, that was known a being fatal in those times. His wife was left alone, sure of his not returning. I believe he knew he wasn't coming home, or at least the possiblity was heavy on his mind.

    But he went anyway.

    There was no country then. The United States was but a far away fantasy for most, to only be dreamed of in the deepest of sleep. Not until Thomas Paine's phamplet, Common Sense, did the dream begin to take shape at a Colonial wide scope. And that wasn't until late 1775, and over a year latter until the Decloration of Independence. In fact, the months after Davis died, reconciliation with the Crown was on the minds of most of the colonists.

    Had that happened, Davis, along with all the others dead on that first day, would have died for nothing.

    Still, he went, for no other reason than it had to be done.

    We are now a Nation, with over 200 years invested in it's body. We have a History that is our own, starting with that first shot on Lexington Green, 19 April, 1775.

    Our future though; it is just as cloudy now as it was when Isaac Davis bled out at the North Bridge. Our Nation, and it's people, have grown weak in spirit and body, from Letting Things Go. Letting Someone Else Take Care Of It. From practicing Not Getting Involved. From thinking My Vote Won't Count Anyway.

    Instead, we complain. We gripe. We spend time discussing the evils of the "gooberment". And then we go to work the next day, get our little bit, stretch it out to the next little bit, sometimes takeing the family out to dinner and a movie.

    Fat and happy, doing it again.

    ...we complain. We gripe. We spend time discussing the evils of the "gooberment". And then we go to work the next day, get our little bit, stretch it out to the next little bit, sometimes takeing the family out to dinner and a movie.

    Fat and happy, doing it again.

    Davis could have done what we do now. Sat in the tavern, proping his feet up by the fire, complaining about Parlament, and a distant goverment ruling him with no imput from him. No represntation, as it were.

    He could have lived out his life, to the ripe old age, and watched his surviving children grow. All the benifits of living.

    Instead, he took his action.

    We do not ask you to die. We don't even ask you to take up arms, or fight.

    We simply ask you for your time.



    We win now, or we fight latter. And then someone else will become the next Isaac Davis.

    I'm sure he would advise against it.

    I will leave you with this. We are all Isaac Davis's children. Sons and Daughters of Paul Revere, John Adams, Georege Washington, Thomas Paine, Jefferson, Handcock, Adams, Franklin, Greene. The Parkers, the Harringtons

    Will be do as well for our children, our Posterity, as they did for us?

    Will you work for it?

    Here is the words on the monument in Lexington;

    ...Ensign Robert Munroe, Messers Jonas Parker, Samuel Hadley, Jonathan Harrington, Junr, Isaac Muzzy, Caleb Harrington, and John Brown of Lexington, and Ashahel Porter of Woburn, who fell on this field
    The first victims to the sword of British Tyranny & Oppression, on the morning of the ever memorable Nineteenth of April An. Dom. 1775
    The Die was cast!!!
    The Blood of these Martyrs,
    In the cause of God & their Country was the cement of the Union of these States, then Colonies & gave the Spring to the spirit, Firmness & resolution of their fellow Citizens. They rose as one man to revenge their Brethren's Blood, and at the point of a sword, to assert and defend their native rights.
    They nobly dar'd to be free!!
    The contest was long, bloody, & affecting; Righteous Heaven approved the solemn appeal; victory crowned their arms; and the Peace, Liberty, and Independence of the United States of America, was their glorious reward. 1799

    "I have not a man who is afraid to go."

    "Take care of the children."

    The Guy
  8. Big-D

    Big-D New Member

    Feb 25, 2009

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