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

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,


We have a big weekend for Arlington!

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Saturday, November 2, 2019 – We have a Club Fundraiser Frame Build benefitting our Juniors Program from 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at our club shed on the Barnes Multipurpose Range. No tools or experience is required. We have everything needed to build frames. They are built on an assembly line basis, where each person performs one or two simple tasks. Everyone has a lot of fun and goes home with a good feeling for supporting our Juniors Program.

Sunday, November 3, 2019, we will be having a Bust Fest on Trap 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. This is a very popular event. It is a lot of fun. You can bring a box of clays or pay $15 to shoot all day. If you have never shot trap before, this is a good way to learn how. Target loads of 1200 Feet Per Second (FPS) or less and #7.5, #8 or #9 shot. **DON’T FORGET DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME STARTS AT 2:00 A.M. ON NOVEMBER 3. TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK AN HOUR.

Friday, November 1, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. I will be cutting wood for the frame build at our club shed. If you are able to come out and lend a hand, I would greatly appreciate your help.

Happy Halloween!

Thank you,

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Volunteers are needed for a Frame Build on Saturday, November 2nd

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We will be having a Juniors Frame Build on Saturday, November 2, 2019. We will be building target frames to benefit our Juniors Program on Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. We need a lot of volunteers to help with this project. No tools or woodworking experience is needed to help. We build target frames on an assembly line basis where each person performs one or two simple tasks.

This is an important project. It is how we fund our Juniors program. Please come out and give us a hand. It is a lot of fun and everyone leaves with a good feeling for helping to make our Juniors program successful.

Thank you very much for your continued support to our club,

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Reminder: Arlington 100 yard Steel Plate Rifle Shoot this Saturday, October 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on the Barnes Range

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We are having a Steel Plate Rifle Shoot Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on the 100-yard Barnes Multipurpose Range. This is a very popular shoot. There is a Caliber restriction of 30 caliber or less, no armor piercing ammunition may be shot at our steel. We need help setting up steel in the morning. Please come out at 8:15 a.m. to help load and set up the steel.

Have a great weekend!

Thank you,

Rob Cowan

President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

TNS cancelled today 22 Oct


Due to the weather and the bays being freshly seeded and wet, we are cancelling TNS tonight. This was supposed to be our last TNS of the year. We had a great TNS season and acquired some new faces participating at the range. It has been a pleasure to shoot with all of you.

Thanks for a great year!


Last TNS for 2019


We will be conducting our last Tuesday Night Steel for the 2019 calendar year on 22 October weather pending. We should get about an hour or so of sunlight after setup to shoot. We will restart TNS in April 2020. We will still conduct our 4th Saturday of every month event on the bays. October’s 4th Saturday is the Advanced Rifle Pistol course for registered participants only. November should be a 2 Gun action event.