Welcome to Arlington Rifle & Pistol Club!

Arlington Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc. was chartered by the NRA in 1943.  We are a charter member of the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, Inc (AGC).  Arlington Rifle & Pistol Club is also affiliated with the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Cost for club membership is currently $40 per year.

Members of Arlington Rifle & Pistol Club who purchase AGC range badges are authorized to use all of the AGC Ranges and other facilities.   You can click here to learn more about the AGC Ranges.  The AGC Ranges are located at 11518 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, MD 21104

Club meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, starting at 7:00 P.M. at the Marriottsville Trap Range.  

We encourage all of our members to get involved with club activities and we strive to provide activities that meet the diverse interests of our members.  Monthly club shoots and instructional programs are held on the first or second Saturday and the second or third Sunday of each month from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the Marriottsville Range. Prospective members and guests are always welcome to attend our club-sponsored events.

We have a very active program for Junior shooters.  We shoot at the indoor air rifle range during the winter months and we use the Barnes range at Marriottsville for small bore shoots during the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Club Mailing Address
Arlington Rifle & Pistol Club
P.O. Box 69
Simpsonville, MD 21150-0069

Reminder: Saturday, December 7, 2019, Arlington 200-yard Steel Plate Rifle Shoot from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We have our 200-yard Steel Plate Rifle Shoot tomorrow. Saturday, December 7, 2019, on the 200-yard range from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. This is a very popular shoot. No green tip, black tip or armor piercing ammunition is allowed to be shot at our steel. We will be meeting at 8:15 a.m. at the club shed to start loading targets. and will move on to the 200-yard range to set everything up. Please come out and give us a hand.

Also, Maryland Shall Issue will be having a meeting at Memorial Hall at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. President, Mark Pennak, President of Maryland Shall Issue will speak at ourJanuary club meeting about the upcoming legislative session.

Have a great weekend!

Thank you,

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club events and activities for December 2019

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We have the following events for December,

Saturday, December 7, 2019 Arlington is having a steel plate rifle shoot on the 200-yard range from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. This is a very popular shoot. No green tip, black tip or armor piercing ammunition is allowed. We will be meeting at 8:15 a.m. at the club shed to start loading targets. Please come out and give us a hand.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, we are having our monthly club meeting. We will have for annual club election for board members. You are welcome to run for any position on the board. This year, we have event director positions for Rifle, Pistol and Bust Fest club shoots. Arlington has so many events, that we need additional volunteers to help run our club events. We will be discussing news at the AGC and our club. There will be a show and tell, so please bring any item of interest that you would like to share with the club. A swap meet will be at the back of the room for anyone who wishes to sell, trade or give away an item. You can also renew your Arlington club membership at the meeting if you haven’t already done so.

Wednesday, December 18, Arlington will be having a Silent Night Shoot from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on the Barnes Multi-purpose Range, near our club shed. Suppressed firearms only. If you don’t have silencer, bring some ammo so you can take part.

Saturday, December 28th, Arlington will be having two events: a 100-yard Steel Plate Rifle shoot on the Barnes Range and a 3-Gun Shoot on the Action Shooting Range.

***Please help our club members! If you have volunteered at the AGC and earned range badge credit this year and don’t intend to use your range badge credit hours, please donate them to the club so we can help club members who are in need of assistance. Please let me know if you can help.

Thank you for all the support and friendship you have given to the club this year.

God Bless you and your family,

Rob Cowan

President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

ARPC Juniors Giving Tuesday Reminder

As you know our Junior’s shooting team, Arlington Rifle & Pistol Club Juniors Shooting Team, ID # R5634 has a team endowment with the MidwayUSA Foundation, a public charity that helps fund youth shooting teams. This endowment helps offset many costs that are associated with a shooting team.

We are asking you and other community members to donate to that endowment on Giving Tuesday, which will be matched!* Every donation helps ensures the future of our shooting team because our endowment will be there forever! Each year, our team is eligible for a cash grant from the endowment to pay for ammunition, travel, uniforms, targets, entry fees and more. Here are a few more reasons we think it’s a great and local cause to support on Giving Tuesday.

  • – Your tax-deductible donation benefits OUR Arlington youth shooting team.
  • – 100% benefits OUR team; the MidwayUSA Foundation keeps nothing for its operations.
  • – A Match! Your contribution will be matched, thanks to the MidwayUSA Foundation’s Matching

    Program, which is funded by Larry and Brenda Potterfield!

  • – A tax deduction. You will receive a gift receipt from the Foundation for your tax records.
  • – Safe, secure, easy to give online from anywhere to OUR team.

    We appreciate any contribution you can make and you can do so online, through the MidwayUSA Foundation website or this link “https://www.midwayusafoundation.org/team-profile/?id=R5634” will take you right to our team page where you can click ‘Donate Now.’ Thank you for supporting our team!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

Thank you for your friendship,

Rob Cowan

2 Gun Action Event, Saturday 23 November 0900-1300hrs


ARPC will be hosting 2 Gun (Rifle/ Pistol ) Event on Saturday, 23 Nov from 0900 to 1300 on the shooting bays. There is no pre-registration required. However, we will be giving the safety brief at 0900. No safety brief equals no shooting. This event is great practice for competitors and for new action shooters to gain proficiency.

What you need:
AR rifle (.223 or 5.56) with sling and two mags minimum
Semi auto pistol (9, 40 or 45) two mags minimum
Holster and mag carriers
Ammunition: no magnum, tracer, incendiary, or armor piercing (Steel cased Tula OK)
Full coverage eye protection mandatory. Non ballistic prescription glasses do not count.
Ear Protection

The weather forecast as of today is for rain on Saturday. Depending on the weather we may cancel. I will be sending a cancellation notice on Friday through the club email if we do cancel. Please email me with your questions.



ARPC Pistol Shoot and Range Walk-Through

Thanks everyone who came out to last nights meeting and renewed there badge. Please remember if you have a 15yr or lifetime badge as per AGC policy you must maintain constant club membership otherwise you may loose your badge. We will continue to offer club membership renewals at our club events.

Saturday, 11/16/19, we will be hosting steel plate pistol shoot followed by a range walk-through for any members and prospective members this Saturday.

The pistol shoots starts at 9am and will have steel targets and our plate rack at various distances. Please meet at 8am at the club shed for setup. Standard calibers from .22lr to .45acp are acceptable. No magnum loads are allowed. Please remember to bring wrap around eye protection.

At 2PM following the conclusion of the Pistol Shoot. Please RSVP to “arlingtonrpc.vicepresident@gmail.com” or on Facebook I will meet anyone who requires a walk-through on the 50y pistol range Saturday November 16th @ 2PM.

(An AGC range walk-through is required before any member can purchase a new AGC range badge, it will take approximately 1hr. Please dress accordingly for the weather, boots are highly encouraged as the ranges can be muddy. Eye and ear protection are required if you do not have any please let me know and I will have some available.)


Low Light Shoot Cancelled


Due to the wet conditions on the bays and the MDTCA club holding a shoot on the 100y range we have cancelled ARPC’s low light shoot . If you have NVG or thermal the Thompson club may still be holding their shoot on the 100y range. Our next scheduled night shoot is 11/26/2019.

Don’t forget we have our club meeting Wednesday night at 7PM and the AGC will be there to process range badge renewals. Thank you and hope you have a great day.

-Brian, ARPC VP

ARPC November Update

Good evening Arlington members. This month we would like to thank our veterans for their service and dedication to country. Thank you all for your service, and we are honored to have you as club members.

Range badge renewals will be available at our November club meeting (The AGC will be replacing badges with noncompliant barcodes for scanning in guests), along with several important discussion topics.

Here’s a rundown of this months upcoming events:

Saturday November 9th – 200y steel shoot – 9:00AM-3:00PM
Tuesday November 12th – Night Shoot – 100y range – 7:00PM-9:00PM Wednesday November 13th – Club Meeting -Memorial Hall – 7:00PM
Saturday November 16th – Steel Plate Pistol Shoot – 50y pistol range – 9:00AM-3:00PM Saturday November 23rd – 3 Gun – Action Shooting Bays – 9:00AM-2:00PM Tuesday November 26th – Night Shoot Bay 6 – 7:00PM-9:00PM

For those of you who are not familiar we have added a Night Shoot/Lowlight shoot. Our low light shoots are open to badged AGC members only, and will allow our shooters to test out their lights/lasers/and NVG’s if you have them. This event is pistols only.

All pistols must be equipped with adequate sights for night fire. Light discipline is highly encouraged and red lights should be used for manipulations behind the firing line. AGC caliber restrictions apply for steel shoots. If you have any questions please contact:


Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at our next event!

-Brian, ARPC VP

The AGC will be selling Range Badge Renewals and New Range Badges at our November 13 Club Meeting

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Tia will be at our meeting to sell AGC range badges; renewals and new range badges for the 2020 year. Tia asked that in case there is a WIFI problem, our members who wish to pay via credit card, pay online through the AGC website ahead of time. Make sure you bring the printed online confirmation or be able to show the confirmation on their phone. On site credit card processing is not guaranteed due to the not uncommon WIFI issues. If members have range badge credits, they should not pay online.

If you have earned range badge credits and don’t intend to use them, please ask to donate them to our club. Arlington has been able to help several members over the last few years, because of the generous range badge credit donations that our members have made to the club.

2020 Prices:

Individual: $200.00
Family: $67.00
Junior: $100.00

*** Since our Arlington Juniors parents are AGC badge holding members, if any Junior wishes to also have an AGC range badge they should buy the family member, not the Junior badge. At this time, it is not necessary for a Junior to have a range badge, because their coaches are with them at practice and their badge holding parents are with them when they come to the range for additional practice.

Please be sure to thank Tia for coming out to our club meeting.

Thank you!

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Reminder for this weekend

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Reminder, our Fundraiser Frame Build is tomorrow, Saturday, November 2, at 9:00 a.m. – 11"45 a.m. No tools or experience is required, we build our frames on assembly line basis, where each person performs one or two simple tasks. It is a lot of fun and you leave with a good feeling for having helped our Juniors. A big thanks to Elliott and James for coming out to help cut wood for tomorrows frame build.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 – Bust Fest!, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. *** Don’t forget to turn your clocks back an hour. This is a lot of fun, bring a box of clays or pay $15 towards a box of clays from the AGC and shoot all day. Target loads only with 1200 Feet Per Second (FPS) and #7.5, #8 or #9 shot. This is a very popular shoot and a terrific opportunity to learn how to shoot trap. If you don’t have a shotgun, come out anyway. We will loan you one.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Thank you,