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

Fundraiser Frame Build for our Juniors Saturday, December 3rd 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We will be having a fundraiser frame build on Saturday, December 3rd starting at 9:00 a.m. If the weather is nice, we will build the frames by our shed. Otherwise, we will build them in the lower Barnes Range House. We will be building 50 frames. This should get us through until February if we follow what happened last year with frame sales.

We build frames on an assembly line basis. No tools or special skills are required. We have a lot of fun and all of the proceeds goes to support our Juniors team.

Thank you,

Rob

Happy Thanksgiving!

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We have such a terrific group of people in our club. Arlington has become an extended family for many of us. We are so fortunate to have such wonderful club members like yourself. Thank you for all the friendship you have shared with our club.

May God Bless you and your family this Thanksgiving holiday!

Rob Cowan
President

Range Badge Credit Opportunities

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

The AGC offers range badge credit to anyone volunteering to help do work around the range. If you volunteer 40 hours, you will receive a free range badge.

Those of you who volunteered to help at the range days or with the 43rd bomber group reunion would have accumulated range badge credit hours. The credits are equal to about $4.25 per hour reduction in the cost of a range badge. They do add up quickly. The cost of the 2017 range badge is $170.

There will be opportunities to work on maintenance projects as a club and as individuals throughout the year. The AGC has a rental house that needs to get ready for the rental market. We need to do things like wall prep, replacing faucets, cleaning, etc. The AGC will be having a paint day, where clubs will volunteer to paint a room in the rental house. Arlington will be painting one of the rooms. I will send a notice out letting you know when we are planning on doing our paint day.

I will be posting opportunities to volunteer as they arise, but there are always things that need to be done for anyone who wants to reduce the cost of a range badge, earn a free range badge or just help make the range a better place to bring our family and friends to.

Here we go with a range badge credit opportunity for this weekend:

The AGC will be building a wall in the maintenance building Saturday. It will be constructed of metal studs and plywood. Anyone interested in helping should arrive at 7:00 a.m. Saturday. If you want to volunteer, be sure you bring gloves, because you will be handling metal studs and plywood.

Thank you,

Rob

Reminder – Frame Build Saturday

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We will be having a fundraiser frame build to benefit our Juniors program tomorrow from 9:00 – 12:00. We will have it in the new maintenance building. The AGC is selling our frames like hotcakes, because of all the range badge renewals. We need a lot of help. We built 70 frames in 1 hour and 40 minutes last time.

No tools or skills are required. We build the frames on an assembly line basis with each person performing one or two simple tasks. It is a lot of fun and is a great opportunity to support our Juniors program.

Thank you,

Rob

Last Weekend Events

To all that came out to the 200 yd Steel plate shoot and the 3 Gun, thanks for your help and participation. The weather was a little crisp each morning but the sun was out and warmed up by noon. We had a big turnout for the 200 yd steel plate shoot. I like to call it weird weapon day. We had Russian guns, Garands, an HCAR, Ruger Precision Rifles, and AR’s of every flavor out there. Now that the election is over, people needed to expend some of their zombie apocalypse cache of ammo to make room for Xmas presents.

The 3 Gun course was simple until we ran our relay team drill with a bucket, two short pieces of wood and a tool box. Teams had to complete the same single person event but with two shooters and pile of dead weight that had to get to the end of the stage before the timer stopped. The goal was to distract shooters enough to see how well their subconscious shooting skills took over while they concentrated on working as a team. If anything, shooters could see how things could go south real fast. I have never seen so many firearm malfunctions in one day (Glock, Mossberg). Despite all the difficulty, the teams pulled it together and finished. I applaud everyone that participated. Above all, we had two safe shooting events.

Saturday, December 10th is our next 3 Gun.

See you there!

ARPC XO

Mini frame build tomorrow, big one scheduled for next Saturday

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

I was hoping we could hold out building frames until next weekend. I built 12 frames Friday, but the AGC still sold all of their inventory this afternoon. I know we have a 3-gun tomorrow, but if anyone isn’t planning on shooting tomorrow, I need help doing a mini frame build of 20 frames starting around 11:00 a.m. to get us through until the big frame build this coming Saturday, November 19th. The frames are selling like hotcakes, because of people renewing their badges.

I was going to have it at the shed, but if it is too cold, we can move to the maintenance building. It shouldn’t take very long for us to build 20 frames.

Thank you!

Rob

Thanksgiving Canned Food Donations will be collected at this weekend’s shoots

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

In honor of the Thanksgiving Holiday, Arlington will be making a donation to the Howard County Food Bank. We will be collecting canned food goods at this weekends events. Any donations would be much appreciated.

Thank you!

Rob

Weekend Events

Arlington Members!

We have some action packed, lead slinging, freedom lovin’ firearm events in store for you this weekend. So if you are fed up with the recent election hoopla, come out and direct that pent up energy on some steel targets.

200 yd steel plate shoot on Saturday 12 November

Bring your warmies because it is supposed to be a little chilly Saturday morning. This is our static rifle shoot on the 200 yd range. Not a lot of rules above the standard AGC safety rules. Just keep your armor piercing rounds at home. Safety Brief at 9 and Steel load out at 830 by the shed.

3 Gun Fun on the 200, Sunday 13 November

This is our usual run and gun 3 Gun event. Safety brief at 9 and steel load out at the shed around 8.

Firearms:

AR type semiauto .223/5.56 only (no green tip or armor piercing ammo)

9, 40 , 45 semiauto pistol (no magnums)

Shotgun of your choice (bird shot only)

No magazine restrictions, special match rules or time wasting processes. Just some gunfightin’ against paper and steel.

Course of fire will be determined day of the event. A donation of $10 for the event per shooter will go to the steel fund. Have at least 2 magazines per firearm and something to carry them on your person. A rifle sling is a great help but not mandatory. Full coverage eye protection will be worn at all times while the event is running. Hearing protection of your choice. Oh yeah, please someone bring another magazine fed shotgun so I can be entertained with endless malfunctions.

See you there!

ARPC XO

Arlington Events for November (Don’t forget to set your clocks back Saturday night!)

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Here are the upcoming events for November 2016:

Sunday, November 6th – Bust Fest, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Trap 1 of the Trap range. The cost is $15.00 for all the birds you want to break. This event is very popular. Club members can either learn how to shoot trap or have fun breaking several birds at a time. It is a great opportunity to try out different shotguns. The AGC restricts shotgun ammunition at the trap range to Target load only with #7.5, #8 or #9 shot with a velocity of no greater than 1200 Feet Per Second (FPS).

In honor of the Thanksgiving Holiday; if you are able to bring canned goods to the bust fest or our November club meeting, we will donate them to the Food Bank on behalf of our club.

Wednesday, November 9th Club Meeting from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

We will have a special speaker: Mark Pennak, President of Maryland Shall Issue (MSI) will talk to us about the new direction MSI is taking for this coming year. Mark spoke at the AGC Trustee meeting last week and he got us fired up!

** You will be able to renew your club membership and renew your 2017 range badge sticker at our November 9th club meeting. The AGC will only be renewing range badges. No new range badges will be made at this meeting. You can pay with a check or prepay your membership through the AGC website. Just bring receipt from the AGC website with you. The cost of the 2017 range badge is: $170 for the year. Our club membership is still: $40 for civilians and $20 for our military members.

You will learn the latest news about the AGC and our club. We will have the swap meet available at the back of the room for anything you want to sell, trade or give away. We will also have show and tell. Show and tell presenters get an extra door prize ticket.

In honor of the Thanksgiving Holiday, if you can bring canned goods to our club meeting, we will donate them to the food bank on behalf of our club.

Saturday, November 12th, 200 yard Steel Plate Rifle Shoot from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the 200 yard range

Sunday, November 13th, 3-Gun Shoot from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the 200 yard range.

Saturday, November 19th Fundraiser Frame Build from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

If the weather is nice we will have it by our shed or if the weather is inclement, it will be in the new maintenance building, near Memorial Hall.

Congratulations to two of Arlington’s Juniors were honored at the Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association annual meeting. Wynn Lekhavanija was awarded the Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association’s TOP SHOT Award for Air Rifle and Sarah Hickey was awarded the Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association’s Top Shot Award for Small Bore Rifle.

Thank you!
Rob

Rob

Reminder: Bust Fest this Sunday. Sunday is Daylight Savings time, don’t forget to set your clocks back Saturday night!

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club:

Sunday, November 6th, Bust Fest on Trap 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The cost is $15.00 for all the birds you want to break. This event is very popular. Club members can either learn how to shoot trap or have fun breaking several birds at a time. It is a great opportunity to try out different shotguns. The AGC restricts shotgun ammunition at the trap range to Target load only with #7.5, #8 or #9 shot with a velocity of no greater than 1200 Feet Per Second (FPS).

In Honor of the Thanksgiving Holiday; if you are able to bring canned goods, we will donate them to the Food Bank on behalf of our club.

Thank you!

Rob