Welcome to Appleseed

The Appleseed Program is designed to take you from being a simple rifle owner to being a true rifleman. All throughout American history, the rifleman has been defined as a marksman capable of hitting a man-sized target from 500 yards away — no ifs, ands or buts about it. This 500-yard range is traditionally known as "the rifleman's quarter-mile;" a rifleman can hit just about any target he can see. This skill was particulary evident in the birth of our country, and was the difference in winning the Revolutionary War.

So why me?
This country was founded and won by riflemen who fought and beat British forces. We invite all interested marksmen to learn the skills and techniques necessary to shoot proficiently; and then hope you'll participate in teaching and practicing with others so that together we can save this great land. Why you? Well, that's simple: if you're on this page we're betting you're a patriot, and we hope you answer the call.

What's a rifleman?
In short, a rifleman is an armed American, trained in the tradition of American Liberty. It's a man who has learned to shoot a rifle accurately — accurate enough to score "expert" on the Army Qualification Course. Until you can do that, you're considered a "Cook," unprepared and unqualified to carry a rifle on the firing line of freedom. But after attending an Appleseed AQT shoot, you'll have the credentials necessary to be a true rifleman, and will understand the critical need for defending freedom in this country.

The RWVA is dedicated to the Appleseed Program and encourages every American to learn to shoot.


Why Appleseed

Quote from DarrellM5 who attended the Old Middlegate Station, Fallon, NV, March 15-16 AS:

"This was my first experience using slings on rifles for anything other than transporting the firearm. What an eye-opener."

Quote from knubby who hosted the Sallisaw, OK, March 8-9 AS:

"...my 16 yr old daughter Kelli really benefited from the instruction. Her shooting vastly improved. The very next weekend she competed in the Arkansas Jr. Olympic rifle match. She placed 3rd in both kneeling and prone individually(out of 93 competitors) with a 2nd place overall team finish. Appleseed Works!"

Quote from bsinger427 who attended the Davilla, TX, February 9-10 AS:

"This was my first Appleseed. Like many before me, I didn't shoot nearly as well as I thought I would. I'm one of those active duty types, so I thought I knew what I was doing. I've gotta tell you, I received more quality instruction in two days than I've had in four years on active duty!"

Riflemen aren't born...