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

Tuesday Night Steel 20 September 2016

Based on the trouble a lot of people had with shotgun on the last 3 Gun, I figured we would get some practice at this Tuesday night steel event on the 200yd at 1730hrs. I’ll have the poppers and the knockdown steel available. Bird Shot only. No slugs or buckshot. We’ll do low round count exercises under the timer. The weather looks good for Tuesday, so far.

See you there!

Paul

ARPC XO

Operation Slumber Party Steel and 3 Gun 16-17 Sep 2016 Success

Everyone,

We had our first Low light steel event with a little camping and it was a safe and successful event. Night vision, flashlights and lasers with AR’s and semiautomatic pistols on a Friday night. How many of your friends at work got to do that. Either way, you should have some good "water cooler" talk for Monday at work on what you did this weekend. I sense some "There I was, no kidding" stories with your friends. The weather was perfect and we even had a Super Moon that night. All we needed was some unicorns and a rainbow the next day to round everything out.

The 3 Gun was our most elaborate to date. Even with shooting restrictions on the 200yd range, we still managed to set up a gauntlet for pistol and two 45 degree offset shotgun target arrays. The recorded times were close between shooters. Definitely competitive. The reset of targets was fairly quick. Best of all is that some of our regular shooters from Tuesday nights stepped up to run timers and execute safe range operations. "Mom" Pat and Bob kept our bellies full with good food and snacks.

Thanks to all that participated and helped run the two day event. We were all tired but knew it was worth it. We even got Rob C. out there talking his magic to new and interested shooters that heard all the noise from the other side of the AGC and wanted to see the action.

Our next event is Sunday, 9 October. Pistol Steel on the pistol range.

See you there!

Paul Casale

ARPC XO

Arlington support to the American Legion Post 156

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

I have attached a flier for a Flea Market Extravaganza event this Saturday at the Howard County Medical Pavilion Parking lot 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD 21044. It is sponsored by the American Legion Post 156, Colonel Ed Hall President of Old Post Gun Club is the Commander. This event will benefit the following Veterans Charities:

Garrison Forrest Veteran’s Cemetery Flag Placing

Charlotte Hall, Maryland’s Veterans Home

Maryland National Emergency Fund for Veterans

Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training

Semper Fi Fund

Fisher House Foundation

Independence Fund: Track wheelchair/ATV

If you have time, please come out to support this event. If you have anything to donate to the sale, please see the attached flier for information on where to drop off items.

Thank you!

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

A.L. Flea Market1.pdf

Event Reminder for this week’s events

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

13 September 2016

We have an activity packed week ahead:

Wednesday, September 14th, Club Meeting in Memorial Hall from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – We will discuss upcoming events for our club and at the AGC. There will be a swap meet at the back of the room. Bring any items that you want to sell, trade or give away. There also will be a show and tell time for club members to share their latest acquisition or interesting items with club members.

Friday, 16 September, we have a Low Light Steel Night Shoot Slumber Party; (* See Paul’s previous posting for details).

Saturday, 17 September 2016 3-gun shoot, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the 200-yard range. Please come out at 8:15 a.m. to help set up. (*See Paul’s previous posting for details)

Sunday, September 18th, Fundraiser frame build from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Lower Barnes Range House. This is a really fun activity and gives you a chance to help our Juniors program. The frames are built on an assembly line basis. No tools or special skills are required. Each person performs one or two simple tasks. Club members who help with the frame build can buy a frame at cost.

Saturday, September 24th, The AGC will be having its annual open house for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. There will be hunting and fishing displays and demonstrations. Clubs will have an opportunity to show off their club, so we will need volunteers to staff a table and tell people what we do.

Thank you,

Rob

Low Light Steel Night Shoot Slumber Party, 16 September 2016

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club will be hosting a low light steel shoot on the AGC 200 yard range, Friday 16 September starting around 1800ish. This event will be similar to our low light shoot last year with one exception. We will be spending the night on the range in tents after the night shoot. So bring your Hello Kitty sleeping bag, Unicorn footy pajamas, night vison, laser and flashlights for some lead slinging, spark flying fun at the range.

See the flyer for more info

Upcoming Arlington events for September 2016

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

A special thanks to all of our Arlington Volunteers for your help with all of the Arlington events in August. We couldn’t possibly be the active club we are without your help.

In August, Arlington volunteers supported the:

– Women on Target Program pistol class

– Reunion of WWII Veterans from the 34th Bomber Group at the AGC

– Arlington Juniors Fundraiser Frame Build

– Arlington’s Annual Lewis Libby Juniors Tournament

– Arlington’s parents and coaches for the outstanding job they are doing with the Juniors Air Rifle and Small bore Marksmanship Program

– Installed the metal roofing on the AGC pistol range pavilion

– Provided hungry club members with terrific food at all of our events

– Stepping up to help set up and take down the targets at our club shoots

Thank you very much for helping out our club!

We have an action packed schedule for September.

Sunday, September 4th, Bust Fest on Trap 1 range 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).

Wednesday, September 14th, Club Meeting in Memorial Hall from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – We will discuss upcoming events for our club and at the AGC. There will be a swap meet at the back of the room. Bring any items that you want to sell, trade or give away. There also will be a show and tell time for club members to share their latest acquisition or interesting items with club members.

Sunday, September 18th, Fundraiser frame build from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Lower Barnes Range House. This is a really fun activity and gives you a chance to help our Juniors program. The frames are built on an assembly line basis. No tools or special skills are required. Each person performs one or two simple tasks. Club members who help with the frame build can buy a frame at cost.

Saturday, September 24th, The AGC will be having its annual open house for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. There will be hunting and fishing displays and demonstrations. Clubs will have an opportunity to show off their club, so we will need volunteers to staff a table and show off all of the things we do.

Sunday, October 9th, Steel Plate Pistol Shoot from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – This is a fun shoot where club members shoot at steel plates at various distances. Standard calibers only, no magnum rounds are allowed.

Have a fantastic Labor Day weekend!

Rob

Baltimore Sun Article about todays 43 Bomber Group Reunion

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Thank you very much to everyone who came out and volunteered to make this event so special for the veterans and their families. It was truly an honor to meet these heroes and hear their stories.

Keep an eye out in the near future for a book called Lucky 666 which is about a crew in the 43rd Bomber Group. They took on the most dangerous missions. Their final mission is where two of the crew were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Click on the link below for the story in the Baltimore Sun and a short video. You may recognize a club member in the video.

I also want to give a special thanks to everyone who assisted Wendy and Cissy with the Women on Target Program today. It was a huge success.

Tomorrow is our Libby Match, please come out and give us a hand. We will start setting up targets around 7:30 a.m. the tournament will be over around 2:30 p.m.

Thank you,
Rob

To All Volunteers:

Here’s the Baltimore Sun’s story on the 43 BG Reunion. Thanks to Michael Robinson for sending this to us!

Pat

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-wwii-bomber-reunion-20160827-story.html

The story in The Baltimore Sun is below. It turned out to be a very nice piece. There is video on the website (click the link above) and there should be a story in the paper in the morning so everyone can see it before they leave town.

Thanks for inviting me to this terrific event. Really appreciate it!

Roof repair project at the AGC tomorrow starting at noon

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

If anyone is available tomorrow around 12:00, we will be working on repairing the roof at the pistol pavilion and could use some help. We will be screwing sheets of corrugated metal down to the wooden frame. It shouldn’t take long to do this. If you can make it, please bring leather gloves for handling the 2′ x 4′ and 2′ x 6′ corrugated metal sheets. If you have a cordless drill please bring it, but we will be okay without it. It shouldn’t take more than two hours to do this project. Anyone who comes out to help can earn range badge credits towards the purchase of your range badge for next year.

Thank you,

Rob

Women on Target Flier

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Please see the attached flier for details on the Women on Target Class that Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club is cosponsoring with the Meade Rifle and Pistol Club on August 27th.

We need coaches and club instructors to assist with the training. If you can lend a hand it would be much appreciated. Also, Wendy has asked for old magazines that can be donated to the Women on Target class. The magazines will give the ladies an opportunity to learn how to load them.

Thank you!

Rob

Women on Target Flyer 2016 v4.docx

Event Reminder!

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Saturday, August 20th, Steel Plate Rifle Shoot from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Barnes Multi-purpose range. Bring out your favorite rifles or safe queens that are no greater than .30 caliber to shoot at steel targets. No magnum, green tip or armor penetrating rounds are allowed.

Saturday, August 27th – Arlington will be supporting two events the Women On Target (WOT) and the WWII reunion of the 43rd Bomber Group. We need club instructors and other volunteers to help set up and run the Women on Target program on the pistol range. We also need help setting up targets and supporting the 43rd Bomber Group Reunion shoot. We will send a separate detailed announcement out for these events.

Sunday, August 28th, Arlington’s Annual Libby Juniors Match from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – We need at least 12 volunteers to help set up and run this match. Please come out at 8:00 a.m. to help set up targets and the food concession. We will need people to watch the line, run targets and help with the food and put away the targets.

Thank you!

Rob