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

Last weekend’s events

Members,

We had two great events this past weekend. Our 100 yd steel shoot on the Barnes went well Saturday. It is always a favorite for folks that want to sling some lead at steel. Lots of different firearms to see. It was a hot day but we had a decent showing considering the high temperature and humidity.

Our 3 Gun on Sunday went well with about 20 folks attending. Another scorcher of a hot day. Despite the heat, everyone pitched in on the setup, breakdown and range duties to avoid heat casualites. We had some good stage times with some competetive shooters. A fair amount of new members and guests participated as well.

Thanks to all that braved the heat and helped to make these events happen. Without our selfless volunteers, none of this would be possible. Have a great week!

ARPC XO

Please buy a raffle ticket to support Arlington’s Juniors Program

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Arlington is having a raffle to benefit our Juniors Program. The Drawing will be held at our August 9th club meeting. We will be selling no more than 300 tickets. If you haven’t already done so, please buy a ticket. The cost is $20 for each ticket. They will be on sale at both of our club events this weekend: Saturdays 100 yard Steel Plate Rifle Shoot and Sunday’s 3-Gun Shoot. You can pay cash, check or with a credit card. This is an important fundraiser and we greatly appreciate your support.

The prizes are:

1st Prize: SBK 90TSS O/U Shotgun, valued at $1,800
2nd Prize: $300 cash
3rd – 12th prize: Two Browning knives in a presentation Box.

Thank you,

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Reminder: We have a 100 yard Steel Plate Shoot this Saturday and a 3-Gun Shoot Sunday!

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

I hope you have a lot of ammo put away, because you will need it this weekend.

Saturday, July 22nd, we will be having a 100 yard Steel Plate Rifle Shoot from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on the Barnes Range. Non magnum calibers up to 30-06 are allowed to be shot at our steel, which will be placed at 100 yards. No green tip or armor penetrator rounds are allowed. Our steel is expensive. If you aren’t sure about your ammo, please ask if you can use it first.

Sunday, Arlington will be supporting Greenbelt in a 3-Gun Shoot from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on the 200 yard range. Please see the email listed below for the course of fire and ammo requirements. Arlington and Greenbelt always work together. Please come out by 8:15 a.m. to help set up for the shoot.

  • Course of fire and Ammo Requirements from Greenbelt:

The event will take place on the AGC 200-yard range and is open to all current AGC range badge holders.

The final course of fire has not been set, however it will emphasize shooting while moving during the shotgun and pistol sections. The shooters will have the opportunity to choose from stable stationary positions vs. offhand positions in the rifle section with the tradeoff being a potentially quicker but less certain time.

The course of fire will not limit the amount of ammunition that can be carried.

There will be 4 to 6 rifle targets, 4 to 6 shotgun targets and 8 to 10 pistol targets.

Participants will be able to go through the course multiple times.

.223 only for rifle, shotgun target loads only, same loads as the trap range, no magnum pistols.

No steel, penetrator, or incendiary ammunition.

Remember to bring water with you to stay hydrated.

For those who can come out early and lend a hand with setup or stay and help with take down and cleanup afterwards, your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Have a great weekend!

Rob

Our frame build is cancelled, but we are invited to participate in a .22 LR small bore shoot

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

The AGC has 60 frames in their inventory, so we will be canceling this weekends frame build.

Greenbelt has kindly invited Arlington to participate in its smallbore shoot tomorrow at the Barnes Range from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Come out and join in the fun. If you can come out early around 8:00 a.m., they can use help setting up targets. Bring something to drink! It’s going to be hot.

FYI. The Barnes Range House and Memorial Hall now have reverse osmosis filtered water faucets mounted on the sinks. These faucets are smaller, but deliver the same quality of filtered water that you get from the bottled water at the grocery store.

Have a great weekend!

Rob

Arlington’s upcoming events for July 2017

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Happy Independence Day!

The following events are scheduled for July 2017:

1. Tuesday Night Steel Shoots will be every Tuesday on the 200-yard range, unless it is raining, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Make sure to check your email for cancellation if there is inclement weather.

2. Sunday, July 9, 2017 – Steel Plate Pistol Shoot at the pistol range from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Standard food groups of ammo: .22, .38, 9mm .40 and .45 caliber. No high velocity or magnum rounds. We require full coverage eye protection. We do have eye protection for you and your guests if you forget.

3. Wednesday, July 12, 2017 – Club Meeting in Memorial Hall Pellet room, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. We will discuss upcoming Arlington and AGC events. We will have our swap meet at the back of the room and our show and tell time. Please bring in your latest acquisition or unique item to show to the club. We will also be having door prizes.

4. Saturday, July 15, 2017 – Fundraiser Frame Build from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. No special tools are skills are required. We have everything needed to build the frames. The frames are built on an assembly line where each person performs one or two simple tasks. We have a lot of fun and everyone leaves with a good feeling for helping to support our Juniors Air Rifle and Smallbore Team.

5. Saturday, July 22nd – Steel Plate Rifle Shoot from 9:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Barnes Range.

6. Sunday, July 23rd – 3-Gun Shoot with Greenbelt on the 200-yard range from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

7. Sunday, August 6, 2017 – Bust Fest on Trap 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Come out to one of Arlington’s most popular events. Target loads with a velocity of 1200 feet per second (FPS) and #7.5, #8 or #9 shot are allowed at the AGC due to the proximity of Marriottsville Road. Bring a box of clays or contribute $15 to cover the cost of the cost of buying a box from the AGC. This is a great opportunity for anyone who hasn’t shot trap before to learn the fundamentals. Others can test their skills by shooting at multiple clays.

Have a terrific summer!

Rob

Frame build scheduled for July 1st is cancelled

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

The July 1st fundraiser frame build is cancelled. We built 92 frames at the last frame build. The AGC currently has a substantial inventory. Their inventory of frames will not last long, because starting July 1st, new badge holders will be taking advantage of half price range badges. We will monitor the sales to ensure the AGC continues to have an adequate inventory.

May you and your families have a wonderful Independence Day.

Thank you for all of the support you have been giving to our club.

Rob Cowan

Tuesday Night Steel 4th of July Cancelled

Members,

This is just a reminder that our Tuesday Night Steel scheduled for next week on the 4th of July is cancelled. Have a great 4th everyone!

ARPC XO

Reminder: Bust Fest this Saturday

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We have a Bust Fest this Saturday, June 24th 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 a lot of 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).

Have a great week!

Rob

Arlington is invited to a shoot this Wednesday!

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club.

Greenbelt Gun Club has invited Arlington Club members to participate in a reactive target shoot this Wednesday. Please read the details supplied in the invitation and attached file listed below. It is always a lot of fun to shoot with Greenbelt.

Have a great week!

Rob

You are welcome to participate in the reactive pistol shoot hosted by Greenbelt this Wednesday evening from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on the AGC 50 yard range.

Please see the attached announcement for complete details.

If you plan on participating please print a copy of the registration form and bring it with you on Wednesday evening.

We hope to see you there!

Dan Kerr, Secretary
Greenbelt Gun Club

06.21.17 Reactive Target Challenge_b.pdf

Upcoming Arlington events for the balance of June 2017

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Activities for June 2017

Thank you to all of you Arlington volunteers who came out to support our Juniors 3 Position Tournament. It was very successful and we received many complements for how well run it was.

We have a busy scheduled for the rest of this summer. The following events scheduled for June 2017.

1. Tuesday Night Steel Shoots will be every Tuesday on the 200-yard range unless it is raining, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Make sure to check your email for cancellation if there is inclement weather.

2. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Club Meeting in Memorial Hall Pellet room, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. We will discuss upcoming Arlington events and AGC events. We will have our swap meet at the back of the room and our show and tell time. Please bring in your latest acquisition or unique item to show to the club. We will also be having door prizes.

3. Saturday, June 17, 2017 – Fundraiser Frame Build from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. We will build them in the AGC maintenance building. No special tools are skills are required. We have everything needed to build the frames. The frames are built on an assembly line where each person performs one or two simple tasks. We have a lot of fun and everyone leaves with a good feeling for helping to support our Juniors Air Rifle and Smallbore Team. This will be a big frame build. The AGC sells frames almost as fast as we can make them in July.

4. Saturday, June 24, 2017 – Bust Fest on Trap 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Come out to one of Arlington’s most popular events. Target loads with a velocity of 1200 feet per second (FPS) and #7.5, #8 or #9 shot are allowed at the AGC due to the proximity of Marriottsville Road. Bring a box of clays or contribute $15 to cover the cost of the cost of buying a box from the AGC. This is a great opportunity for anyone who hasn’t shot trap before to learn the fundamentals. Others can test their skills by shooting at multiple clays.

Have a terrific summer!

Rob