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Eljay
02-02-2012, 3:18 PM
There are only 8 slots left, and it's what, 10 weeks away?

car15
02-02-2012, 6:29 PM
10 slots

Eljay
02-02-2012, 7:59 PM
Somebody may have cancelled. The numbers bounce around a bit.

Eljay
02-05-2012, 8:58 PM
And now they're down to 3.

car15
02-07-2012, 6:09 PM
1 left

Neezer
02-11-2012, 9:02 AM
Wow... It's sold out! Over two months ahead of time...

Last year I signed up the day before. Go Appleseed!

Eljay
02-11-2012, 12:08 PM
Wow. If anybody still wants to go, there's often a cancellation or two, and if the weather looks good apparently they'll open the limit up a bit a few days before the event since they know they'll be able to use the full line and not the smaller area under cover.

Speaking of which, we're about a week away from the Feb one, so if they open that up I'd grab it unless you don't mind waiting until June.

hayBailey
02-11-2012, 6:27 PM
I'll be attending this event with the wife. I don't think either of us could hit the side of a barn, but we're really looking forward to this! (first post!)

Eljay
02-12-2012, 7:23 AM
Cool. I'm going, I believe car15's going... anybody else?

car15
02-12-2012, 6:11 PM
With my buddy Frank and his son, we'll be taking 5 spots.

PurplePeople
02-15-2012, 9:36 PM
For those who got shut out of the April shoot, if you can grab some ammo and make time this weekend, we've just opened up five extra spots for the Feb 18-19 shoot at Chabot.

Eljay
02-21-2012, 6:02 PM
Looks like the April one has three slots opened up - must have been a cancellation!

AndrewTannerCA
02-21-2012, 6:11 PM
It's time to start doing Appleseeds every month at Chabot!

Eljay
02-22-2012, 1:44 PM
From what PurplePeople was saying in another thread, it's hard to book that much time at Chabot, they're just that busy.

PurplePeople
02-22-2012, 2:17 PM
Looks like the April one has three slots opened up - must have been a cancellation!

I bumped the number of slots a bit - we're starting to get enough historical data on the rate of no-shows that I can be a bit more aggressive on registrations. Yes, I know that's inviting Murphy to come to the shoot, but I hate seeing empty spots when I know they are folks who want to come.

PurplePeople
02-22-2012, 2:24 PM
From what PurplePeople was saying in another thread, it's hard to book that much time at Chabot, they're just that busy.

True dat. We've tried, but unless some other major shooting activity out there goes belly up (hate to wish that on anyone), there are no more full day weekend slots available at Chabot. (Even the 5th Saturdays and other occasional spots are spoken for.)

We're well aware that there's more demand that we can fill right now, and we're working on getting into other ranges. That takes time. Meanwhile we'll do what we can to make sure the line is as full at Chabot as is consistent with safety.

Eljay
02-22-2012, 3:00 PM
Yep, I know you're plugging away at it. Hopefully you'll find another range - it's bound to be more convenient for somebody, and it should take some pressure off of Chabot.

Neezer
04-06-2012, 4:09 PM
Just a heads up, there should be a couple more spots available soon for the Chabot Appleseed on April 21-22

I won't be able to go and just got my tickets refunded today.

Eljay
04-07-2012, 4:40 PM
How long did it take for you to get a refund? I asked for a refund two weeks ago and haven't heard squat back.

Neezer
04-07-2012, 7:05 PM
How long did it take for you to get a refund? I asked for a refund two weeks ago and haven't heard squat back.

Took about a week. I got an immediate response on my second email.

Eljay
04-07-2012, 7:21 PM
Thanks - I got no response to my first email, after a week I sent another email and was told that they'd get to me when they got to me, and it's been another week past that. I guess it's time to try again.

Eljay
04-07-2012, 9:11 PM
Just as a postscript after sending my second reminder an hour and a half later they sent me the money. Now, why they couldn't have done that two weeks ago, when I first asked, or one week ago after I asked again, I don't know, but there ya go.

sffred
04-10-2012, 11:33 PM
How do I sign up? For Castro Valley. What rifle am I allowed? I've only heard about this from a LEO friend?

car15
04-11-2012, 7:02 AM
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2632892051%20%20%20%20%20

One ticket left. Shoot what you bring.

PurplePeople
04-11-2012, 11:47 AM
How do I sign up? For Castro Valley. What rifle am I allowed? I've only heard about this from a LEO friend?

Any rifle, it's a 'run what you brung event'.

That said, you'll be happier with a semi-auto with decent sights, either iron or optical. Have it set up for a sling, preferably a GI loop sling, but even an adjustable carry sling can be made to work.

There's a lot of information and suggestion on the Appleseed forum, which is linked from the main site: appleseedinfo.org

agent.5
04-11-2012, 5:29 PM
Is it required to wear a belt with mag pouches attached?

Neezer
04-11-2012, 7:24 PM
Is it required to wear a belt with mag pouches attached?

The only requirement is that you must wear Lederhosen

(i'm kidding, of course)

Rock6.3
04-11-2012, 8:58 PM
Is it required to wear a belt with mag pouches attached?

No. I have only seen that used by one person at the many Appleseed events that I have attended, and he did not score Rifleman.

You can bring 'em if you have 'em, but it is not needed nor really helpful.

LaLa
04-16-2012, 12:59 AM
Are there loaner rifles available?

PurplePeople
04-16-2012, 6:28 AM
Are there loaner rifles available?

Yes. What day(s) and how many shooters?

LaLa
04-16-2012, 1:16 PM
Yes. What day(s) and how many shooters?

Both days, just me. :)

Rock6.3
04-16-2012, 3:52 PM
Both days, just me. :)

There is only one spot left for this weekend at Castro Valley, if you are not registered yet you might want to move rapidly......

PurplePeople
04-16-2012, 6:15 PM
Both days, just me. :)

Got you covered. 3 10/22s with different stock sizes, one should fit you. :)

Mac75
04-19-2012, 6:40 PM
any more 10/22's available for this weekend? I realize I'm stretching here..

PurplePeople
04-20-2012, 12:13 PM
any more 10/22's available for this weekend? I realize I'm stretching here..

Yes, we should have you covered. Come on out!

LaLa
04-23-2012, 10:20 AM
What an amazing weekend! I didn't make rifleman but having never shot a rifle before I shot 145 the first day and 190 the second day! I know I'll get the patch next time! Thanks again to all the instructors, you guys are fantastic. <3 June is sold out but I'm hoping for a couple extra spots to open. Are any of the instructors from this weekend on here?

Rock6.3
04-23-2012, 1:47 PM
What an amazing weekend! I didn't make rifleman but having never shot a rifle before I shot 145 the first day and 190 the second day! I know I'll get the patch next time! Thanks again to all the instructors, you guys are fantastic. <3 June is sold out but I'm hoping for a couple extra spots to open. Are any of the instructors from this weekend on here?

If you want to attend an Appleseed sooner there are openings for the Sacramento event:
May 12-13 (http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2749958199%20%20%20%20%20)
June 23-24 (http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2749964217%20%20%20%20%20%20)

PurplePeople
04-23-2012, 2:18 PM
If you want to attend an Appleseed sooner there are openings for the Sacramento event:
May 12-13 (http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2749958199%20%20%20%20%20)
June 23-24 (http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2749964217%20%20%20%20%20%20)

It's poaching, I tell you, poaching! :) :p

Seriously, 190 is a great score on your first try - it takes the average shooter 3 times to make the 210 score, but you're already knocking on the door!

I will probably open up some more spaces for the June shoot in a few days. I try to get the firing line filled, but not over-filled. (I don't even want to think about running relays on a 44 person line...) It's a bit of a guessing game based on the %age of ticket holders who don't show up. We're getting a better handle on that with time, and I'll be taking it into account in the number of 'tickets' that are available.

When we make the extra spots available, I'll PM you (LaLa) and also post here at Calguns.

snipergoose
04-25-2012, 8:14 AM
What an amazing weekend! I didn't make rifleman but having never shot a rifle before I shot 145 the first day and 190 the second day! I know I'll get the patch next time! Thanks again to all the instructors, you guys are fantastic. <3 June is sold out but I'm hoping for a couple extra spots to open. Are any of the instructors from this weekend on here?
Hey Girl, I'll be there in June. I'm sure you'll be able to "walk on". I'll send Nero a message to reserve a spot for you guys.

BoxesOfLiberty
04-25-2012, 12:34 PM
Are any of the instructors from this weekend on here?

Hi there ...

I was one of the orange hats.

PurplePeople here was the Shoot Boss.

and of course you recognize, SniperGoose (he was the lovely and talented Line Boss much of the day on Sunday).