Last weekend I shot a one-day Appleseed event. What a great time with great instructors. We all had individualized instruction and would stop for any teachable moment.
Range is only 25 yards but it is all you and the gun and a sling. Prone, seated/kneeling, and standing are all you. No bipods or shooting supports are allowed. This is a whole new world. If there is one in your area, sign up now.
I was shooting a Remington 597 22lr. I was stove-piping about every other shot by the end. Pretty frustrating so I bought a Ruger American 22lr bolt gun. I am also signed up for a 2-day Appleseed this weekend. I am hooked!
One of the bonus deals to learning to shoot, you are qualified to purchase an M1 Garand. Or 2, (you can actually buy up to 8). I took my certificate and drove the the CMP Store in Anniston, AL.
At my father-in-laws funeral earlier this year, the honor guard commander mentioned to my wife that the M1 Garand was her dad's favorite rifle. She thought it was a great idea that I buy one to honor him and one for me to shoot. I really love that girl!
Like I said, I will be shooting a 2-day Appleseed Event this weekend. I will post an update next week.