Do You Know About the AppleSeed Project?

…one recent Saturday I found myself, rifle in hand, at a nearby farm in the company of 20 women and girls.

We were there to attend a LadySeed, the women-only version of an Appleseed marksmanship clinic.

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  • Jaedo Drax

    Something that would never fly in ‘enlightened’ canada

  • Linda1000

    I don’t get it – why do they need a women’s only event or is it just a way to get more interest?

    • Alain

      I do not see a problem with that provided that a men only event is also allowed. It may be that some of the women feel more comfortable. and again I find that reasonable with the same provision. We should have freedom of association.

    • Watchman

      Many women feel intimidated learning something that is usually considered a male activity, and learn better in a supportive female group. A lot of men consider shooting to be a male activity as well, and are often dismissive of female participation. The other thing is that men are naturally competitive, and are often not very encouraging of beginning shooters, or offer stupid advice.

      There is a difference between the sexes and it often helps to train women in a supportive environment where men are not trying to show a (mistaken) superiority over women. The number of videos on Youtube where boyfriends give their girlfriends an inappropriately powerful gun to shoot demonstrates how men are being stupid and seemingly keen on never having a girlfriend or wife ever supporting or participating in the shooting sport again.

      • Maggat

        My wife, as a high school girl in the USSR was trained to field strip, reassemble an AK47 and shoot it.
        Every gun shop we go into she asks the sales people ” do you have any Kalashnikovs?” The looks she gets are priceless.

      • Linda1000

        Ok, I’ve only been to an indoor shooting gallery/club a couple of times and the guys running the place (a couple of them ex-army) were really decent. I didn’t feel intimidated at all.

  • John the Mad

    Not sure of the distance from firing point to the target but the grouping of the rounds looks pretty good.

    • Alain

      I know for fact that some women can be crack shots, since both my late mother and maternal grandmother were.

    • Maggat

      If on the receiving end—-down right scary.

  • clownloach

    Where’s Billy on this one?

    • Tooth&Claw

      Why ask, you know his opinion before he types the words.

      • clownloach

        Yeah your right, I’m starting to wonder though what it would be like if they weren’t aloud to vote.

        • Tooth&Claw

          Go back to 1920.

  • Clausewitz

    Lol

  • clownloach

    It sounds like a good idea , and keeping the boys and girls separated will help keep everyone focused and prevent a battle of the sexes with name calling and such.

  • Linda1000

    Lol, the first time I went I fired only 20 bullets and it was the first time I had held a handgun. I didn’t like the noise or the hot casings zipping around. I made them give me the smallest handgun, think it was a Colt 22 because I have smaller hands and wanted the grip to fit and not be too heavy. I did ok as I only hit four times in the outer circles on the target sheet and the rest were all on inner circle lines and a couple dead centre. The friend I was with had some big Glock – I think, which I tried once and gave it back to her. The second visit was better. I’m thinking of going back and maybe signing up for the courses even if I don’t buy a gun (too much hassle in Canada).

  • John the Mad

    Now that was funny.