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Alabama Jack Hinson shoot

The first ever, Alabama Jack Hinson shoot is scheduled for Fri. and Sat. April 26th and 27th. It will be held at Gibson's View Plantation in Tallassee, Alabama. Registration will be from 8:00AM to 9:00 AM both days. This is an all day program so please be prepared to spend the day.

Please be advised that we can only accommodate a maximum of 20 participants per day, and the Friday event is reserved for LS members only, unless we have less than 20 LS members on Friday, in which case we will fill vacant slots with non-League members. The Sat.class will be open to non-League members and we suggest that if you are interested that you call or email and put your name on the list, as soon as possible.

If you are familiar with the Appleseed program these instructors use similar teaching techniques. Cost is $30.00 per person per day. Recommended rifle is the Ruger 10/22 or it's equivalent with or without scope, and participants will need about 200 rounds of ammo per day.

The idea here is to get folks trained well enough to where they can take what they've learned back to their area and repeat this training to others. Please pray for good weather that week-end. For more information or reservations call: Mike Whorton @ 224-315-9207 or Bill Anthony @ 334-799-9982 or email me at

Jack Hinson Rifle Training Program

What is the Hinson Project? It is an effort by the League of the South to reconnect Southerners with their heritage by teaching every LS member (and also non-members) our shared heritage and history as well as traditional rifle marksmanship skills. LS volunteer instructors will travel across the South teaching those who attend about the difficult choices, the heroic actions, and the sacrifices that our ancestors made on behalf of the current generation of Southern patriots.

First and foremost, safety is our highest priority! Before any rifles are brought to the firing line, the participant will understand the four safety rules that will be in effect for the duration of the week-end. As a participant you will learn the four overlapping safety actions you must take to put your rifle in a safe condition. You will see our qualified instructors personally check every rifle on the firing line at the end of each lesson to ensure that all of these strict safety policies are enforced at all times.

Participants will learn fundamental rifle marksmanship skills in order to to effectively engage targets out to five hundred yards.This is primarily done through the use of reduced size targets placed at twenty five meters that simulate 400, 300, 200, and 100 yard distances. Depending on the range's capabilities and the skill level of the students, actual firing at these distances may be available at your event.

Our instructors will teach you:

  • The Six Steps to Firing a Shot
  • Use of the Sling as a Shooting Tool
  • Proper field positions: Standing, Kneeling, Sitting, and Prone
  • Natural Point of Aim and Why it is important Understanding Minute of Angle and how to precisely adjust any rifle's sights How to diagnose your shooting errors through studying your targets
  • And much, much more!

Most importantly, you will learn how to teach others these important and uniquely American skills.

But don't think that this is all classroom learning. As a participant you will do a lot of shooting at a LS Jack Hinson event to reinforce these lessons. Depending on the skill level of the student you can plan to fire anywhere from 200 -300 rounds of ammunition over the course of the weekend.

In addition to the Marksmanship lessons, you will also hear and come to understand what transpired on April 19, 1775, when the first official shots of our first War for Independence were fired. Also you will hear stories of the second American War for Independence in 1861 and the courage of some of the people whom took part in it, and whose ideals were exactly the same as the original founding fathers. If the events of these fateful struggles are taught anymore, it is usually done with more fiction than fact. At this event, you will learn the truth about what happened in our country's past and about the average people that defended their homes and way of life. - in Rising Fawn, GA.

If unable to attend this event but are interested in future clinics please contact the League Office.

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