Project Appleseed with Lucy

A while back, I took Max to an Project Appleseed event.  Now, it is Lucy’s turn.

This past weekend Lucy and I participated in a 2-day rifle marksmanship clinic with Project Appleseed. It was hosted at California Tactical Academy. In the days leading up to the event, Lucy politely expressed her displeasure at having her whole weekend taken up.

While we were there, we learned rifle safety and proper shooting techniques.  The weekend also has a focus on our heritage as Americans, and that heritage is explored around the context of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the events of April 19, 1775, a day that some call the most important day in American history.

Lucy at Appleseed

Lucy on the firing line

Bub on the firing line

Bub on the firing line with one of the instructor’s tricked out Ruger 10/22

One of the goals of the event is to score at least 210 points (out of 250) to qualify as an ‘expert’ rifleman. There are lower levels of qualifications, and Lucy qualified as a markswoman. I qualified as a sharpshooter. We both have plenty of room for improvement.

The range dog, Bear, was the recipient of tons of Lucy affection. Lucy also practiced driving on the private dirt road.


Lucy and Bear

Lucy and Bear


Lucy driving




At the end of the weekend, Lucy said to me, “Thanks for making me go to this”.