CPP70 – Project Mapleseed


Ryan joins the panel once again for part 2 of his series on PRS matches, and Rick and Mario also join in the shenanigans to talk about Project Mapleseed.

Episode 70 Show Notes


Hello to all you patriots out there in podcast land and welcome to Episode 70 of Canadian Patriot Podcast, the number one podcast in Canada. Recorded Monday April 17, 2017.

Gavin –  a business owner, gun enthusiast, hunter, atheist, content provider for Toxic Kodiak Pathfinders, Multicam addict and host of the Greater Toronto Area chapter of the Tactical Beard Owners Club.

Marty – Hunter and Sport Shooter in rural Southern Ontario.

Ryan – Match Director for Practical Shooters of Canada Meaford Long Range Steel Challenge and Ontario Rifle Association Precision Rifle program .

Mario – Mapleseed instructor and director

Rick – Mapleseed instructor and director

I’m your host Andrew – I’m a libertarian, competitive shooter, gear reviewer, and firearms instructor at Ragnarok Tactical

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What Are We Drinking

Andrew – homebrew Cream Ale
Gavin – Four Roses & Coke Zero

Marty – Coke Zero and Sailor Jerry

Ryan – Copper Creek Distillery Rum and Diet Coke

Mario – Ice Tea

Rick – Macallan Gold

Carbine Operator Course

Ragnarok Tactical is holding an Carbine Operator Course at Guelph Rod and Gun Club on April 22. The cost is $176.99 + government theft. This is an intermediate level course, you are expected to have an understanding of how the firearm functions. http://ragnaroktactical.ca/carbine-operator-course/

PRS Shooting with Ryan

  • Equiptment
  • Caliber
  • Rifle
  • Optics
  • Rangefinder, binos/spotting scope/ kestrel
  • Shooting mat
  • Shooting bags
  • Bi-pod
  • Belt, pouches, LBE
  • bag/pack

Mapleseed with Rick and Mario

  • Rick and Mario’s Background
  • What is Mapleseed? Why is it not called Maple Key?
  • Why in Canada? Compare and Contrast with Appleseed
  • What does an event look like?
  • Equipment requirements?
  • Costs and Schedule of events?


Mapleseedrifleman.com info@mapleseedrifleman.com


Rapid Fire Feedback

Good Day, brothers:

Splatter here.

First off, I’d like to say the the article about Davy Crockett on your home page should be required reading for every politician.


Second, on defence spending and procurement: as I have written before, I saw the Liberal  “decades of darkness” , and the Conservative  “At least we aren’t Liberals”  follow-ups.


Once upon a time, we had something called “War Stores”, these were stockpiles of obsolete equipment, ammo that was just past it’s “Best Before Date” and even vehicles.  This stockpile was to be used to equip fresh troops or to provide enhanced quantities to existing troops in times of crisis.


How long was ammo kept in the “War Stores”?


In the 1970’s I was a cadet, in Nanaimo, BC., my cadet corps “owned” 2 Mk1 BREN guns (Yes, really, besides the .303 #4’s and the .22lr #7’s, we “owned” 2 fully functional light machineguns)


Our Corps would occasionally have to “destroy” ammo that was being moved out of the “War Stores”, which was around Victoria (CFB’s Esquimalt, Gordon Head or Albert Head).


The last time I shot a BREN (GREAT firearm, BTW), the ammo came out of crates marked

“Not To Be Used In Synchronised Machineguns After 1935”


I don’t recall noticing the headstamps; but, syncronised machineguns (MGs that fired between the blades of a spinning propeller) were pretty much a WW1 thing.  So I expect that the ammo was being replaced after being in storage for 50 years.

Which pretty much aligns with the surplus Warsaw Pact ammo that we see, after about 50 years, the old stuff is moved out to make room for the new.


Anyway… Canadian “War Stores” started to be emptied out after the acquisition of the C7.  All of the thousands of perfectly functional, or at least rebuildable FN C1A1s (plus the Navy-spec C1s) and C2A1s (many of which had been recently upgraded) were sent to the smelter.


How serious are _all_ of our governments about keeping our “war stores” as empty as possible?


Around 1999 I stumbled across an ad where the Gov’t Of Canada was attempting to sell newly surplussed M2’s.  These were advertised as being the most modern variation, with fixed headspace barrels and capable of taking optical sights.

So I wrote to the Minister (Art Egleton, IIRC) and asked how it was even possible that these _current_ pieces of kit could be for sale to other countries ?!?! And that if no active or militia regiment wanted them, that they should be greased and stored then sell the obsolete ones!

One of the minions wrote back to inform me that there were no obsolete ones to sell and that NDHQ had determined that these, relatively few, were in fact unwanted.


Re: the Iltis:

When it was first introduced the Iltis was freaking AMAZING. The full-time (almost) 4 wheel drive (with _locking_ front and rear differentials) made it almost impossible to stop (also made it tough to park, which was why it was possible to disable it).

Do you know that an Iltis won the Paris-Dakar rally in 1980?

The jeep that it replaced was heavier, got stuck easier, was slower and got worse fuel mileage.

But the Jeep wasn’t the only thing it replaced.  The Canadian Forces (Army) still used motorcycles. Most of them were replaced with the little VW.


– The problems with the Iltis are the same problems that plagues all the really good pieces of Canadian kit.  Too few initially purchased, then they are run into the ground and maintenance gets stupidly expensive.  When I initially left the service in 1981, “my” Standard Military Pattern 2½ ton truck (the justly famous “Deuce-And-A-Half) was built in 1953 (yup, Nineteen-Fifty-Three).

When I started getting pay cheques issued by the DND again in 2000, the “new” MLVWs that I drove were all made in the early 1980’s!!

Srsly, how much do you think it costs to maintain 30 year old trucks that are driven hard, by 19 year old soldiers? (Sure there were a few old guys like me that really didn’t want to crash {I was almost 40}); but most were as brash and ballsy as you would hope a young soldier would be.

It should also be noted that the SeaKing is a really, really good helicopter… When it is new or properly maintained (which includes replacing the _whole_ unit when it is worn out!)


Other aircraft:

The drawback of having _any_ service develop the specifications for new pieces of kit are that the service always wants the newest and shiniest bits.

You see it in fire departments where taxpayers fund capabilities that will never get used in real life, you see it in police departments, and you see it in the armed services.

What does EVERY fighter jock want to drive? The newest, fastest, stealthiest thing this month, and nothing else is good enough, because what if we need to defend against F-22’s and Su-35’s ?!?!?

The fact is that if we get into a shooting war with anyone flying those, even if we have a 10-to-1 kill ratio, they’ll still be eating our lunch by the day 2.


Frankly, I think Super Hornets are good enough, _IF_ and it’s a big ‘if’, we buy enough of them.  I think it would also be smart if we were to buy some dedicated ground support aircraft too, like A-10’s or Su-25’s, or Apaches or Mi-24’s.


I think that in the next 20-to-30 years, if we see armed conflict it will be heavily asymmetrical. This requires long loiter times, and precision strikes to support troops on the ground, in close contact with the enemy; but with lots of collateral around.


Oh Man!  This note has gotten Gi-ginormous!  Sorry.

You guys edit-out whatever you want, or break it up into manageable chunks.


And I’ve got another one coming too… sorry.




Splatter, Again.


I don’t believe that anyone is seriously advocating that the original CF-105 be resurrected.

The “New Arrow” (Super Arrow) was really only “The Arrow” in name. It was proposed to be a brand new, state of the current art, built-in-Canada, air superiority fighter/interceptor.




Actually, I think the whole “Made In Canada” thing makes a lot of sense.  Maybe our industry isn’t advanced enough to produce front line air superiority fighter/interceptor.


But we can sure build attack helicopters or ground support planes.


Just like I believe that we should not export raw materials, we should not be sending crude oil to other markets, we should be selling gasoline, diesel and jet fuels. Not sending our raw logs; but selling lumber, furniture and musical instruments.




Charity Shoot

The 7th Annual Podcaster Charity Shoot will be at the Guelph Rod and Gun Club on July 8 supporting Many to One, registration cost will be $40. Ragnarok Tactical will be teaching a Carbine Operator Course on Friday July 7, the cost is $200. The proceeds will be donated to Many To One.


Registration – Link on the top of CPP home page – 7th Annual Canadian Firearms Podcasters Charity Shoot



Stand by for more details on group rates for Accommodations


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