Learn history through marksmanship

COUPEVILLE — Here’s a chance to get some rifle marksmanship training and learn a little about history.

Project Appleseed is registering people for an event this weekend to practice shooting while also learning about how marksmanship played a role in the founding of our nation.

There only a few more spots available.

It’s a program put on by the nonprofit Revolutionary War Veterans Association, which is committed to teaching marksmanship and our early American heritage.

Participants will learn how to shoot rifles from practical field positions such as the prone, sitting, and standing positions. The program also aims to teach people techniques that will improve their accuracy so they can place 10 rounds in a postage stamp sized target posted at 25 yards without using extra support, such as a bench or sandbags.

Project Appleseed welcomes everyone regardless of experience level, political affiliation, gender or religion. Instructors have received training to accommodate individuals with disabilities.

This weekend’s event runs from 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Central Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association, 397 Safari Lane, Coupeville.

Registration costs $80 for men, $40 for women, $20 for youth younger than 18. One child attending with their parent is free and active and reserve military, National Guard, peace officers, and disabled are also free with ID. Re-enactors in period dress are also free. Elected officials with proof are also free.

People can also attend for only one day at reduced rates.

Participants need to supply their own rifles and ammunition.

More info

Email wa@appleseedinfo.org or go to the group’s website http://appleseedusa.org and its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NorthwestRegionProjectAppleseed.

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