SPFGA Mapleseed Clinic
Mapleseed at SPFGA
Mapleseed clinics are held across Canada each summer. SPFGA has booked a Mapleseed clinic at our range for July 9, 2019!
The clinic runs 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will accommodate a maximum of 20 participants.
Registration fees are as follows:
- $75 adult SPFGA members
- $95 adult non-members
- $50 SPFGA member CAF/EMT/LEO’s
- $70 non-member CAF/EMT/LEO’s
- $25 for all youth (under 18)
(CAF=Canadian Armed Forces, EMT=Emergency Medical Technician, LEO=Law Enforcement Officer)
Registration and payment will be through the project Mapleseed website: https://mapleseedrifleman.com/events
We will update additional information regarding the clinic as it becomes available, so please check back on this space from time to time to stay abreast of the information as it develops.
Project Mapleseed is a made-in-Canada, non-profit, volunteer-run training program focusing on teaching traditional rifle marksmanship. One day marksmanship clinics, termed ‘Mapleseeds’, teach and reinforce the shooting fundamentals. Mapleseeds are open to shooters of all skill levels and all ages, so long as they have a .22 rifle, 400 rounds of ammunition, and a teachable attitude. The past attendees of Mapleseed clinics have run the gamut between young children at their first formal shooting event to a former Master Sniper with the Canadian Armed Forces.
The goal is to teach the participants the marksmanship skills they need to consistently hit a target 4 minutes-of-angle (MOA) in size. To put that into perspective, this would be equivalent to putting a large dinner plate at the 300m berm on the big-bore overflow range and being able have all the bullets from your .22 consistently hit that plate (assuming the wind doesn’t push the bullet off course).
Mapleseed clinics consist of a couple hours of marksmanship instruction followed by hands-on shooting and coaching from the Mapleseed instructors. Some of the things that are covered at a Mapleseed clinic:
- Rock Solid Shooting Positions – The fundamentals of shooting at a target from the standing offhand, sitting / kneeling, and prone positions.
- Natural Point of Aim (NPOA) – The Natural Point of Aim is important to not only making that first shot as accurate as possible, but is also important to ensuring that follow-up shots will be as accurate as possible and strike the same point of aim.
- Six Steps to Firing a Shot – Learn to apply these techniques to create a repeatable, stable and accurate shooting style.
- Sight Adjustment – Learn how to properly adjust your sights for elevation and windage, as well as fine-tuning to stay on target as the distance changes.
If you want to learn more, check out the Project Mapleseed website (https://mapleseedrifleman.com) and their official Facebook page: Official Project Mapleseed-Group Discussion.