There is an Project Appleseed rifle clinic 9/10 November in Manchester, TN on Arnold Air Force Base Rifle Range. An Appleseed weekend clinic is family friendly - responsible children are welcome!
There are still plenty of spots on the line available. You can register by clicking here.
Please review: How to Prepare for an Event
Don't let the lack of a rifle or the scarcity of .22 ammo availability stop you from attending. Send me a PM if that is an issue for you. The club at the host range has a limited amount of 22LR ammo available for shooters.
Safety Notice: Rifles must be cased and left in vehicle until after the Safety Briefing. Do Not bring your firearms out until instructed to bring them to the firing line. No loaded firearms on the range unless on the firing line and load command has been given. Eye and ear protection required. No illegal firearms are allowed. Some ranges are .22 rimfire only. At ranges that allow centerfire no rifle cartridges over 8mm cal are allowed.
Range Fee: NONE!
Camping Available: None on site, this is a Military Base. KOA in Manchester
Microtel Inn & Suites (Official Appleseed Hotel – Ask for the APPLESEED DISCOUNT)
201 Expressway Drive (I-24 Exit 114), Manchester, TN 37355; (931) 723-7001 or 800-771-7171
Super 8 Manchester
2430 Hilsboro Blvd. (I-24 & US 41 at Exit 114), Manchester, TN. 37355-6535; (931)728-9720
Ramada Limited Manchester TN
2314 Hillsboro Blvd. (US 41 & I-24), Manchester, TN 37355; (931)728-0800
Manchester is between Nashville and Chattanooga, TENN, on I-24.
From I-24 get off at exit 117 South East of Manchester, proceed west on Arnold AFB's Wattendorf Memorial Highway towards Tullahoma about 8-9 miles. Watch for the signs for the AEDC Rifle Range and Tennessee National Guard Ranges and turn right on Rifle Range road. Once on the Rifle Range Road cross railroad tracks then about 1/8 to 1/4 mile turn right into the Rifle Range complex, there is a Vietnam era Armored Personnel Carrier on display just inside the gate. Follow the Appleseed Signs to the General Purpose Range
From Tullahoma, Tenn. at the light on highway 55 as you are leaving Tullahoma turn tight on the AEDC Access Road which becomes Wattendorff Memorial Highway once on base, drive approx 2-3 miles, watch 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.
IMPORTANT – DRIVE SLOW ONCE INSIDE THE RANGE COMPLEX -There often are National Guard or Active Duty Military units training on other ranges in the complex and/or civilian NRA and CMP rifle competitions. ALSO be aware that instructions that come with your EventBrite Registration may take you to City Hall in Manchester, several miles from the rifle range – Use the GPS location below.
GPS: N35 - 21.907 W86 - 7.616
State Laws to be aware of:
Tennessee State gun laws at the NRA: nraila.org/gun-laws/state-laws/tennessee.aspx
Tennessee State gun laws at GLBS: gunlawsbystate.com/#!/states/tennessee-gun-laws
It is the responsibility of attendees to know and comply with all Tennessee and Federal Firearms Laws.
- Range supports .22 and centerfire up to .30 caliber. Firing line is covered. Bathrooms have power and running water.
Food at the Range: None available at the range. Shooters should plan to bring bag lunch, beverages (no alcohol allowed on the range), and snacks as needed. A number of restaurants (sit-down and fast food) located in the city of Manchester.
For more information contact:
Name: TN State Coordinator Email Address: TN@appleseedinfo.org
Name: Rusty - Private Message to "Rusty" on the Appleseed Forum, Email Address: email@example.com
or: Claude - Private Message to "Tncolonel" on the Appleseed Forum; Phone: (913)247-5151