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

Dry Practice can be done at home to keep your skills up while the range is closed

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Arlinton’s Club events are cancelled until the AGC Range reopens. Hopefully it won’t be too much longer.

I hope you and your loved ones are doing well.

You can take advantage of this downtime to train. I have attached a dry practice video. Dry practice is a terrific way to maintain and improve your shooting skills.
It is also an opportunity to check your shooting gear and do maintenance on your firearms.

There are many dry practice videos out there. This is one of the many. You can even get apps for your phone.
*** Remember: Before doing dry practice, make for sure you have unloaded your firearm and have removed any ammunition from the room from which you are practicing. Also, rule #1, treat every gun as if it is loaded. Even though you are sure it is unloaded, Always, keep it pointed in a safe direction. Know what is behind your target. Pick a wall where nothing is behind it, including a road or house. When dry practicing, put your post-it target on a wall that is in a safe direction. It is not a good idea to use a light switch or outlet as a target.

Here is one of the many dry practice videos available:


Stay Safe!

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

The April 19th Women On Target Rifle Clinic is Cancelled

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Due to the uncertainty of the AGC being closed and current health concerns, the Women On Target Rifle Clinic scheduled for April 19th is cancelled. We appreciate all of the support that you give to this valuable program. We are looking forward to offering the Women On Target Pistol Program later this year.

I hope you and your family are doing well. You are part of our Arlington family. Please reach out if you need any help during this time.

God Bless you and your family,

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Down time allows us to do maintenance on our firearms

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

I hope you and your family are doing well. If you have some down time, you may want to consider doing some maintenance on your firearms. Here is a pretty comprehensive video on how to field strip, clean and lube your AR-15 rifle.


Best Wishes to you and your family.

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Rifle/ Pistol clinic 28 March 2020 CANX


Please be advised that our ARPC clinics are all cancelled until further notice as a result of the AGC facility closure guidance. When the AGC opens again, we will work to get things rescheduled. Please be safe, wash your hands and remember your training because you just might need it someday.


AGC is closed as of 5:00 p.m. Thursday 19 March

To Arlington Club members

The AGC is closed as of 5:00 p.m. this evening until further notice. I’ll keep you posted on any new developments.

Stay healthy

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Volunteers needed this Sunday

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Arlington will be assembling three sheds on the Action Shooting Range this Sunday. The platform of the shed has been built, as are the sides. We will be installing the side panels and the roofs on Sunday. Volunteers with carpentry skills and strong backs are needed. It looks like the work will start at about 7:30 a.m. and go until the roofs and tar paper are on. We should have a good idea of how far we are by tomorrow evening. I’ll put out an updated status.

Thank you,


Reminder: 100-yard Steel Plate Rifle Shoot Tomorrow

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Saturday, March 14, 2020, we have a 100-yard Steel Plate Rifle Shoot on the Barnes range from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
At 8:00 a.m., we need help with loading and setting up the steel, moving benches and hanging banners.

We are not expecting 250 people to come to this shoot. We will be shooting outside from individual benches.
Please use common sense, shaking hands is discouraged.

Have a great weekend!

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Volunteers are needed tomorrow from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to help building Arlington’s and the AGC sheds at the Action shooting range

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Thank you to the volunteers who have helped with the project so far. We need to have a number of volunteers tomorrow, Saturday morning, to help frame out the front of the sheds and install railroad tie bases. The project will be from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Please meet at the Pavillion at the Action Shooting Range.

Thank you in advance!

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Urgent, your help is needed for House Bill 1104 and Senate Bill 1074

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Please call your State Senators. We need your help to keep this bill from being passed into law.

House Bill 1104 Regulated Firearms Transfer, was passed with amendments that made it worse than the original bill.

We need your immediate action to help stop the Senate Version of the bill: SB 1074. The House Bill makes it illegal to loan a regulated firearm (i.e. pistol or AR) unless the person you are lending it to is in your actual presence.

In other words, you would be required to transfer the ownership of the gun to the person you are loaning it to through the Maryland State Police or Gun Shop (if they will agree to do so).

This would make firearms training next to impossible. Instructors would only be able to train one or two students at a time. Classes like Women On Target would be greatly affected. It would not be practical to have a bunch of men who owned rifles or pistols used for training women stand next to them while they are receiving instruction.

If the Senate agrees to pass this bill without changes, it will be very hard to do any firearms training.

You won’t be allowed to store guns in your house for neighbors who are going on vacation or having work done on their home.

No one in your family would be allowed to take your AR or pistol to the range to shoot, unless you were supervising them.

· Please call your state Senator AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and let them know that SB 1074 is a terrible bill that will punish honest gun owners. The House had a surprise vote. We need to contact our Senators and let them know before they vote on this bill.

Thank you,

Rob Cowan

President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Call for volunteers this Saturday

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We will be having a work day this Saturday. We are building 3 sheds: One for Arlington and two for the AGC Action Shooting. We will be building sections of the sheds in the AGC Maintenance Building all day Saturday. We need volunteers with some carpentry skills and the ability to use a circular saw, miter saw or nail gun. We will also be moving a lot of wood and prefab shed sections.

I’ll send out an email with more details for Saturdays start time.

Thank you,

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club