Project Appleseed

Project Appleseed

  • 1999 started from a series of ads appearing in Shotgun News
    by Jack Dailey under a pseudonym “Fred”
  • 2017 those ads ceased
  • April 2006 in Ramseur, North Carolina
  • 2006 instructors began a national tour to attract instructors who could maintain and develop local programs
  • 2018 over 120,000 individuals have attended an Appleseed marksmanship and history clinic in all 50 states

a non-partisan group of men and women (known as the Revolutionary War Veterans Association) who are committed to upholding the values and principles of America’s founding fathers. We use rifle marksmanship instruction as a gateway to help bring our nation’s history to life and to show that many of the values that our forefathers relied on to win our independence are still very much in demand today.

Through clinics and events, we teach rifle marksmanship and early American heritage to introduce individuals of all skill levels to the knowledge that was so crucial to the success of our nation’s founders. Aside from the fun and camaraderie of these events, the designed takeaway is a renewed sense of civic responsibility that each attendee can then implement in his or her own community. If we can reconnect enough people with the selfless civic virtue of our forefathers, we as a nation will all be better off.

Our goal is to create a nation of Riflemen

Appleseed is a fast-growing non-profit nationwide community of volunteers. Therefore, it is to be expected that prices, terms, and programs offered are and can be subject to change without notice. Visitors to our site should be cautioned that printed literature can be old/out-of-date, and that only prices and opportunities currently listed on the site are authoritative as to current Appleseed programs and opportunities.

March 31, 2006 – founded

Appleseed is a fast-growing non-profit nationwide community of volunteers committed to teaching two things: rifle marksmanship and our early American heritage.


International Confederation of Fullbore Rifle Associations (ICFRA)

International association for the fullbore target rifle shooting sports of Palma and F-Class

  • 1999 Palma and Individual Long Range World Championship representatives of 14 countries met and a formed a steering committee to form the foundation of an international organization to become the successor of the Palma Council
  • July 2003 – ICFRA was formally founded
  • 2011 International Long-range Target Rifle Match held in Australia won by Great Britain
  • 2015 International Long-range Target Rifle Match held in the U.S. won by Great Britain


  • fullbore rifle discipline
  • shot with iron sighted rifles
  • Shot prone
  • supported with a sling (no bipods or rests are permitted)
  • at ranges from 300 to 1000 yards
  • International competitions
  • only two permitted calibers  .223 Remington or .308 Winchester

USA Veterans Rifle Team



  • brainchild of Scotty Nicholas of New Zealand (NZ)
  • an individual at least 60 years of age the year of the competition
  • 1995 first Veterans Rifle team match was held
  • 1999 third match
  • 1999 USA Veterans Team was the first official USA Veterans Rifle Team ever to represent the United States.
  • The trophy is made from a very unique piece of tree trunk that is indigenous to New Zealand


U.S. Veterans Rifle Team 2019
39559 Windsome Drive
Northville, Michigan 48167

(248) 318-5116


Military Marksmanship Association

Military Marksmanship Association is primarily the alumni group of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, but includes alumni of other military marksmanship programs too. The USAMU trains Army shooters to compete in National and International shooting events.

  • 1994 established
  • October 19, 2001 incorporated s a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation State of Georgia
  • March 23, 2004, the Internal Revenue Service recognized the association as a tax exempt Veteran’s Organization under IRC section 501(c)(19)
  • Veterans’ Organization under Internal Revenue Service Code section 501(c)(19)
  • Past or present members of the U.S. Armed Forces must provide their branch of military service and the dates of their military service and other applicants must check mark the appropriate block on the Membership Application Form.
  • MMA is a Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) affiliated club
  • Military Marksmanship Association, Inc.
    PO Box 52025
    Fort Benning, GA 31995-2025



Fifty Caliber Shooters Association

  • 1985 established in 1985 by a small group of dedicated individuals who set for themselves the mission to advance the sporting use of the .50 BMG Cartridge.
  •  FCSA is a non-profit organization
  • Registered in Tennessee and Utah
  • primary sport is 1000 yard shooting competition
  • mission to advance the art of extreme long-range accuracy with the fifty caliber rifle
  • 2009 NRA club of the year

FCSA has a sister organization, the Fifty Caliber Institute (FCI), whose role is education, media representation and political advocacy on behalf of .50 caliber owners and manufacturers.

Fifty Caliber Shooters Association (FCSA)
P.O. Box 1601 Theodore
AL 36590



International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Assoc (IHMSA)

created in 1976

  • created in 1975 in Tucson, Arizona
  • IHMSA organization started in 1976
  • matches are shot all over the USA
  •  Air Pistol to .22 to big bore
  • open to men, women and children of all ages and physical abilities

Hit a steel target and knock it over.

Mercer, PA 16137

Paralympic Shooting

founded 1976

  • 1976 Paralympic Shooting made debut at the 1st Paralympic Games
  • 1976, only 3 shooting events
  • 2020 = nine rifle & four pistol events
    both airguns and .22 caliber
  • 8 of 13 events are mixed gender
  • open to male and female athletes with physical disabilities
  •  governed by International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
  • 2019 Shooting was added to the program at the Para Pan American Championships (Lima, Peru)

United States Paralympic Shooting Team

  • has won 5 Paralympic medals
    1 gold
    1 silver
    3 bronze

USA Shooting
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
(719) 866-4670


The National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association exists to promote, support, nurture, and preserve our Nation’s rich historical heritage in the sport of muzzleloading through recreational, educational, historical, and cultural venues such as match competition, hunting, gun making and safety, historical re-enactments, exhibits, museums, libraries, and other related programs.


  • 1933 founded
  • home range in Friendship, Indiana
  • 2010 NMLRA Education Building opened

National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association is the National Governing Body for most black powder shooting competitions in the USA. They hold a Spring National and Fall National at their home range in Friendship, Indiana, plus a Winter National in Phoenix, Arizona. They sanction events for black powder rifles, pistols, shotguns including primitive events.

leading the effort to preserve the history of the United States through muzzleloading shooting sports & living history events.




PALMA Team Match Competition

  • fullbore rifle discipline
  • shot with iron sighted rifles
  • Shot prone
  • supported with a sling (no bipods or rests are permitted)
  • at ranges from 300 to 1000 yards
  • International competitions
  • only two permitted calibers  .223 Remington or .308 Winchester

International PALMA Trophy team shooting is dedicated, “to sustain in its finest tradition the superb competition in long range rifle marksmanship, which since 1876 has engendered mutual understanding and friendship, warm goodwill, and above all good sportsmanship among marksmen.”

  • September 13-14, 1876 – first PALMA Trophy Match held at Creedmoor Range, Long Island, New York
  • contested of teams from the U.S., Australia, Canada, Scotland and Ireland
  • muzzleloading rifles
  • 27 official competitions have been held
  • 3 unofficial competitions
  • United States has won 13 of the 27 competitions
  • The matches continued to the late 1920s
  • The trophy was eventually lost in Washington DC around the outbreak of WW2
  • 1966 – match was revived in the modern era in Canada

  • 1999 – Now known as International Confederation of Fullbore Rifle Associations

Ranges that the matches have been conducted at :

  • Anzac (Australia)
  • Bisley Camp (England)
  • Bloemfontein (South Africa)
  • Camp Perry (USA)
  • Connaught (Canada)
  • Rockcliffe (Canada )
  • Sea Girt (USA)
  • Seddon Range
  • (New Zealand)
  • Whittington Center (USA)

PALMA Trophy Match Team is shot in three stages of slow fire in the prone position. The first stage is two sighting shots and 15 shots for record per shooter at 800 yards. The second stage is two sighters and 15 shots for record at 900 yards per shooter. The third stage is two sighters and 15 shots for record at 1000 yards per shooter. Each national team consists of 16 shooters who form ranks and shoot on four targets at each stage.

The PALMA bolt action rifles are 7.62mm NATO caliber (Winchester .308) and fire Match Grade ammunition using a 155 grain bullet.

Micrometer aperature (iron) sights are used for sighting.

The target is six feet square and has a 20 inch bullseye (10 ring). An aiming black circle of 44 inches includes a 9 and 8 ring. A possible score of 150 points can be achieved by each team member in each stage of fire. This adds up to 7,200 possible points for each national team per day of competition.

USA PALMA Rifle Team 
P.O. Box 441
Mineral, VA 23117

865 229-2561

Palma USA