The Revolutionary War is a sacred period in American history, immortalized by Project Appleseed that seeks to connect Americans with their heritage by teaching marksmanship skills.
To engage women, the national program of Project Appleseed will conduct a Ladyseed shooting clinic, exclusively for women and girls. The rifle marksmanship clinic will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 20-21 at the Georgia Gun Club, 951 Braselton Highway, Buford.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. Feb. 20, costing $60 for adults and $20 for youth younger than 18. Fees cover both days, but attendance for both days is not mandatory.
Active duty military, law enforcement officers with identification and elected officials may register for free, though an additional $10 range fee applies.
Participants should bring ear/eye protection, a rifle with sling, ammunition, rifle mat, bug repellent, hat, sunscreen, a packed lunch, snacks, drinks and water to stay hydrated.
Staffed mainly by volunteer female instructors, the clinic is about women teaching and learning from women.
“The women who attend a Ladyseed event will learn much more than how to fire a rifle,” said Roswell Crutchfield, head of promotions for the Georgia chapter of Project Appleseed.
Participants will learn about the historic role women played during the Revolutionary War, and specifically during Paul Revere’s famous ride and the battles of Lexington and Concord.
Shooters of all ages are invited to attend and learn a variety of skills.
Participants begin with fundamental rifle marksmanship skills intended to allow a rifleman or riflewoman to be accurate to 400 yards. A .22 caliber rifle is recommended, but a centerfire rifle can be used if preferred. Around 250 rounds of ammunition will be needed per day.
Instruction at Ladyseed will take place on the firing range at 25 yards, utilizing reduced size targets to simulate distances of 100 to 400 yards.
Students will learn to shoot from various positions, and be taught breath control, proper use of a sling and safe gun handling.
“Shooters of all skill levels are successful with our Ladyseed program,” Crutchfield said.
For more information, email GA@appleseedinfo.org or visit facebook.com/GAappleseed or appleseedinfo.org/index.html.