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What is the course of fire at an Appleseed shoot?

Discussion in 'Shooting Chat' started by aarondhgraham, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. Raoul Duke

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    This would be fun to try with a centerfire pistol caliber carbine like a 99/44, PC9 or PC4, Sub2000, Camp 9 or Camp 45, CX4, CTG2, JR Carbine, etc.
     

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    Something to consider: Rather than focus on the course of fire itself, focus more on memorizing (through practice) the 6 steps to firing the shot if you haven't already started doing so (found on the website). If you come to the event knowing the 6 steps, you'll be far ahead of others who don't. Think of the course of fire as the process & the steps and shooting positions as the tools to do the job. Put plenty of time in behind the rifle dry firing "by the numbers" and we'll show you the positions to round out the skill set before moving on to the process part. Just another perspective.
     
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    These targets are also fun to practice with at shorter distances:

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    This tribute target looks like it would be a hoot for doing some pistol or revolver shooting:

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    SoonerBorn, good to hear it!

    aaron, Tech Sights are really outstanding products. They make a rifle much more conducive to the Appleseed curriculum and marksmanship in general. I think you will really like them. BTW I have one of the new Marlin 795 LTRs, and like it a lot. In fact, I just wrote a review of it for the Appleseed newsletter that will be out in a week or two. As for mounting a sling to a rifle that isn't set up for one, where there's a will there's a way! We instructors get good at improvising. A zip tie wrapped around the fore-end is one way to skin that cat. FYI, if you use the loop sling technique, all you need is a front attachment point (the rear of the sling is attached to your arm).

    Good advice. The Six Steps to Firing the Shot:

    1) Sight Alignment
    2) Sight Picture
    3) Respiratory Pause
    4) (a) Focus your eye on the front sight; (b) Focus your mind on keeping the front sight on the target
    5) Squeeze the trigger
    6) Follow through -- (a) Hold the trigger to the rear; (b) Call your shot
     
  6. aarondhgraham

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    Well, I think I'm ready for the February Appleseed Event in Stillwater,,,
    I have the GI sling, 5 magazines, and the Tech-Sights,,,
    All mounted on my Mossberg 702 Plinkster.

    There was a short break in the weather yesterday,,,
    So I went to the range early and got the new sights zeroed in,,,
    Or as zeroed in as I was able to using an El-Cheapo plastic rifle rest.

    Now all I still need to find is a piece of scrap carpet for a shooting rug,,,
    Everything else remaining on the list are things I already own.

    I am still trying to figure out how to mount sling swivels on my Beretta NEOS Carbine,,,
    If I am successful in mounting them I would rather try for Rifleman using it,,,
    I realize I would have a better chance using the Mossberg Plinkster,,,
    But the "cool factor" of the NEOS carbine appeals to me. :teehee:

    February 22nd can't get here quickly enough for me,,,
    Even if I don't earn the Rifleman patch,,,
    I know I'll learn something new,,,
    And have fun doing it.

    Aarond

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    It's gonna be fun!

    As for the sling, you might be able to put a screw-in sling stud through the handguard for the front attachment, with a nut on the back side... for a rear, you could probably get away with looping a zip tie through one of the holes in the bottom of the stock and using it as a swivel. Just some ideas.
     

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