Project Appleseed

Everyone is welcome to sign up for the Project Appleseed rifle marksmanship clinic Friday and Saturday at Arnold Air Force Base, Rifle Range Road, Manchester.

Project Appleseed is a fast-growing, 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational community of dedicated volunteers who promote civic responsibility through the teaching of colonial history and the American traditions of rifle marksmanship.

Participants will be taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that are to allow a rifleman to be accurate out to 400 yards, with iron sights or a scope, a standard rifle and surplus ammo.

Most of the instruction at a Project Appleseed event is conducted on the firing range at 25 yards at reduced-size targets to simulate 100 to 400 yards.

Students will learn rifle shooting from the standing, sitting, kneeling, and prone positions, sight alignment, and breath control, along with safe gun handling, proper use of a sling and Revolutionary War history.

Cost for the two-day clinic is $75 for adults and $30 for youth younger than 18.

There are also discounts for law enforcement, active and retired military and guard and more.

The rifle range is located off Wattendorf Memorial Highway in Coffee County.

Simply look for the rifle range signs and turn left on Rifle Range Road. Cross a railroad track and a few hundred yards later turn right at the range entrance.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. The clinic starts at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until 5 p.m.

Please bring ear/eye protection, a rifle with sling, ammunition, rifle mat, bug repellent, hat, sunscreen, a packed lunch, snacks, drinks and water.

Both centerfire and rim fire rifles are allowed. About 500 rounds of ammunition is needed.

To register online, go to Or contact the Tennessee state coordinator at or 731-695-2147.