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

Pistol Steel Event, Sunday 8 Jan 2017, 0900 to 1400hrs

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club will be hosting a pistol steel event on the AGC 50 yd pistol range, Sunday 8 Jan from 0900 to 1400. Our usual static pistol steel event. Open to ARPC members and their guests.

Firearms: Pistols up to .45 Cal (no SBRs or AK/ AR pistols and no rimfire rifles)

Ammunition: Pistol loads only, no magnum or penetrator rounds. Steel cased ammo is fine.

There will be pistol steel setup from 15-20 yds, a plate rack at 10 yds and tactical steel out to 50 yds. Be sure to get your safety brief at 0900 or before you shoot. Full coverage ballistic eyepro is mandatory. Earpro of your choice. Hot chow for donation will be on site as always. We should have t-shirts and our new hats for sale as well. Any new members can be voted in on the range. AGC range safety rules apply during this event. Holster certs for those planning on training should have their badges and know where they can draw. Any questions, ask before you get caught doing something that will get you kicked off the range. This is popular event for all shooters and most get to try different people’s guns on for size. Load out at the shed is around 0815hrs for those wishing to help setup.

See you there!


Reminder: Steel Plate Rifle Shoot is Saturday

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Arlington will be having a 100 yard steel plate rifle shoot this Saturday, December 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Barnes Range House. Come out and help Arlington ring in the New Year.

Happy New Year!


2017 Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club Activities Calendar

Please feel free to download or just browse our new activities calendar for the new year.

Reminder for upcoming Arlington events

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Our club meeting will be held in Memorial Hall on Wednesday, December 14th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. We will be having our annual election for club officers. There will be summary of what is going on at the AGC and review upcoming club events. We will have our show and tell, so bring in any unusual objects or new acquisitions that you would like to share with the club. There will be a swap meet at the back of the room, so you can buy, sell, trade or give away items. We will also have our door prize. You can also renew your club membership. To save time, please download and complete the renewal form from our club website.

* If anyone wishes to volunteer to help me work on the AGC rental property, you can earn range badge credits towards a reduced cost or even a free range badge. I work there on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We need help painting, doing some minor demolition, cleaning and some repairs. If you are able to help, please let me know what you would like to do and when you can help. I would love to see us have an Arlington Workday on a weekend and paint one of the rooms.

100 yard Riffle Shoot – Sunday, December 31st, help us ring in the new year, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the 100 yard rifle range.

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah and Happy New Year for 2017!

Best wishes to you and your families in the New Year,


3 Gun Event Saturday, 10 December 2016

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club will be hosting the last 3 Gun event for 2016 on Saturday, 10 December on the AGC 200 yd range from 0900 to 1500. We will have our usual complement of steel and target toys. So, if Xmas shopping has got you down, be sure to come out sling some high speed lead onto steel to blow off some steam. Nothing new here. Same rules as always. The fastest, safest shooter with the best time wins.


.223/ 5.56 only for rifle (no green tip or armor piercing)

.22, 9, 40, 45 for pistol (no magnum)

Bird shot for shotgun


AR and AR type variants. No AR pistols or AK’s

Semiauto pistols preferred but if you are Jerry Miculek, bring a wheel gun

Shotgun of your choice as long as it operates safely and doesn’t jam more than it shoots


Holster, mag holders, shell caddy, pistol belt, full coverage eye pro, ear pro, weather appropriate clothing, and at least two mags per gun.

We will be at the club shed for load out at around 0800hrs and then setup on the 200 yd range. First safety brief is at 0900 and every shooter arriving will get a brief before they participate. Shooter donation for the steel fund is $10 and be sure to bring some cash for some hot chow on the range. The weather is forecast to be a little brisk but you’ll forget about all that when you are running and gunning. For those that have never been to an ARPC 3 Gun, come and check it out. You might get hooked and end up spending all your kids Christmas present money on gear and guns for yourself. Any questions, send me an email through the website to the Executive Officer link. See you there!



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,


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

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,


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,


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!