Folks, I'm a (mostly former) Appleseed instructor (in training). I've been to a LOT of venues over the years, and the McLean, IL Appleseed event ranks as probably the best and friendliest places to participate in Appleseed. And the instructors, many of whom are GSL members and GSL Defense Training instructors, are not only top notch, but they are people you know and trust.
GSL members Bob and Barb Holland host the event on their property. There's shade, fans, and they feed the attendees. Folks, life doesn't get much better than this.
Here's the info from the Appleseed website.
July 21, 2018 – July 22, 2018
Address: 1411 Rodeo Rd, McLean, IL 61754
Both Centerfire and 22 Rimfire rifles are allowed at this event.
Please Read: How to Prepare for an Event
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 or handgun cartridges over .45 cal are allowed.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THE USE OF SMITH AND WESSON M&P 15/22’S AT AN APPLESEED ARE HEREBY TEMPORARILY PROHIBITED DUE TO RECENT SAFETY ISSUES.
Range Fee: None.
Onsite primitive camping available.
Super 8 in McLean, IL Approx 10 minutes away
From McLean – proceed 2 mi. East on Route 136. Turn right (South) on Waynesville Rd. (700E) McLean County Road #45. Turns into DeWitt County Road #17 (1000 E North Rd) Turn Left (East) at 2nd crossroad – 15000 N Rodeo Rd. Go 1/4 of a mi. – Range will be on the right.
From Heyworth, IL – Go 8 mi. West on Route 136. Turn Left (South) on Waynesville Rd. (700E) McLean County Road #45. Turns into DeWitt County Road #17 (1000 E North Rd) Turn Left (East) at 2nd crossroad – 15000 N Rodeo Rd. Go 1/4 of a mi. – Range will be on the right.
State Laws to be aware of:
It is the responsibility of attendees to know and comply with all State and Federal Firearms Laws.
Check State Laws, No carry permits are honored in Illinois. Guns should be transported unloaded and cased.
25 meter only event. Centerfire or .22 welcome. If you have a popup shade/shelter canopy, please bring it along. Food (hamburgers and such) will be available for a nominal cost.
NO Alcohol Permitted
For more information contact:
Name: John Naese Email Address: email@example.com Phone: 217-840-0246
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Instructors Resources: PDF