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

3 Gun Event, Sunday 2 April 0900-1500

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club will be hosting a 3 Gun event on Sunday, 2 April on the AGC 200 yd range from 0900 to 1500. We will have our usual complement of steel and target toys to include our new Texas Star. This is a single stage event and you will be able to run it as much as you like. The course of fire will be determined the morning of the event.

Ammo:

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

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

Bird shot for shotgun

Firearms:

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

Semiauto pistols preferred

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

Gear:

Holster, mag holders, shell caddy, pistol belt, full coverage eye pro, ear pro, weather appropriate clothing, and at least two mags per gun. Work gloves are a good idea if you are handling lead infested steel.

Do yourself a favor and check your gear out the night prior. Tighten your gun belts screws and any fasteners on your guns. I have been subject to sling malfunctions, shotgun bolt release button coming off, AR buffer tube retaining nut coming loose, AR firing pin failure, magazine failures, red dot battery failure, AR loose front sight and so on.

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. No one shoots without a safety brief. Shooter donation for the steel fund is $10 and be sure to bring some cash for some hot chow on the range. As of now, the Sunday weather is supposed to be partly sunny and in the 60’s. Any questions, send me an email through the website to the Executive Officer link. See you there!

ARPC

XO

1 April Carbine Clinic is Full

This is a notification that our 1 April Carbine class is full. We will have another event in the Fall for those that missed this opportunity. I have directly notified all the attendees via email.

Thanks

Paul

100yd Steel Shooting Event, Saturday March 18th

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club will host a 100yd Steel Event on Saturday, March 18th from 0900-1500 on the Barnes Range. This is a fairly unstructured, fun shooting event that our members love because they can bring out those guns not allowed during our 3 Gun events. So bring your Mosin Nagants, SKS’s, AK’s, Garands and so on.

This event is open to ARPC members and invited guests. As always, we ask that you respect other shooters and don’t bring half of your neighborhood out to shoot with you. You as the member are required to watch your guest and not leave them shooting unattended.

This is a non-action event. Shooting will be static on or near the benches. Hot chow as always, for a small donation, will be on site. We’ll have T-shirts and hats for sale. Setup will be at 0815hrs at the shed. Be sure to bring full coverage ballistic eye protection. Safety Brief at 0900. No one shoots without a safety brief.

I have a special gift for the people that leave their safety off during a cease fire. Be sure to bring something comfortable to do pushups in if you are that person. Consider this your only warning. I can’t reiterate enough how important safety is during these events.

Ammunition restrictions:

NO MAGNUMS (Leave your 300 Winmag, 270 cal, 7mm MAG and .50 cal at home)

If it screams out of the muzzle at more than 3400 fps, leave it home.

.17 cal to .45 cal authorized

Steel cased Russian ammo is OK.

If you have a weird caliber and are unsure, email mewith your questions at the XO email address on the website.

NO Armor Piercing or anything with a penetrator core. M855 Green tip or Black tip .308 are not authorized.

Above all, let’s have a fun and safe event. See you there!

Paul Casale

ARPC XO

Machine gun show at the AGC will be Sunday from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

The Thompson Collectors Club will be having their annual machine gun show at the Barnes Range house tomorrow. They put on an extensive display of machine guns. You can ask questions and get a close up view from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m tomorrow.

Have a great weekend!

Rob

Reminder, the frame build was moved to today!

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Reminder, the frame build was moved to today. The AGC was down to one frame, so we moved the build in the maintenance building today. Everything is there and ready to go. We will be doing a big build, so if you are free, please come out and give us a hand. We will be building frames from 9:00 to 12:00.

Thank you,

Rob

Special Event Arlington Club meeting Wednesday, March 8 2017

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We will be having a special event club meeting tonight.

Please bring your show and tell items.

Thank you,

Rob

Senate and House Hearings in Annapolis

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

The Senate Gun Bill Hearings are going to be on March 8th and the House Hearings will be on March 14th. Please check the link below for the gun bills that are being heard and check out the different bills. We need you to email your representatives in the Senate and the House Judicial Committees to voice your concerns. For example: you can just list that you are for or opposed to a House Bill number or Senate Bill number if you don’t wish to enter more information. If you are able to go, it is a tremendous education to go to the hearings. Please come out and either testify or come to the hearings and show your support. We usually have a good crowd from Arlington there.

One bill that will affect Gun clubs who own firearms for their clubs use, especially those who have Juniors Programs, SB 948 would prohibit rifles and shotguns from being loaned. They would have to be transferred through a firearms dealer or face imprisonment up to 5 years and or a fine up to $5,000. You will not be able to loan a rifle or shotgun to a friend if this bill passes. Please email your representatives and let them know you oppose this bill.

There are quite a few others listed in the link below.

https://associatedgunclubs.org/legislative-news/latest-breaking-news/

Thank you,

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Juniors Fundraiser Frame Build will be Saturday, March 11th in the AGC Maintenance Building

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

The AGC is getting low on target frames, so we will be moving our Juniors Fundraiser Frame Build up to this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. We will be at the AGC Maintenance Building. No experience or tools are required. We build frames on an assembly line basis, where each person performs one or two simple tasks. We have a lot of fun and you leave with a good feeling, knowing that you helped support our Juniors Program.

Thank you,

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Last Weekend’s 3 Gun Notes

Members,

We had a really good turn out for such a cold day at our March 4th 3 Gun last weekend. I’d like to thank all of the folks that participated and donated to the steel fund as well as those that helped with setup and running the event. Big shout out to Bob and Pat Bryan for feeding us both Saturday and Sunday.

Now for the not so good news. I will say we had a very safe event but I think we have to tighten up on the "firearm on safe when you don’t have a sight picture" thing. This is not to embarrass but to reinforce the importance of proper safety on the range. Thanks to vigilant, veteran, action shooting members, we were able to catch it quickly.

The other comment I have to share is that our 3 Gun events are structured events. Meaning, they are setup for competition between members. Although we do have some open shooting at the end, members come to these events to compete against the timer and other members. We never like to discourage guests from coming out and participating with a member. However, a structured event means that people are waiting to shoot. With that said, it is not fair to the other competitors when a member brings multiple guests to shoot and ties up the course of fire. Our 100 yd, 200 yd rifle and 50 yd pistol steel events are fun shoots. Please be courteous and use these events to train beginners and have fun. We had a few potential safety issues with guests and the member was not there with them while shooting. I expect high safety standards at all of the ARPC events and if multiple members tell me there is a problem, I will need to say something. This was one of those occasions.

I don’t like being difficult with people as I want everyone to have fun but my job is to keep people safe on the range as well as keep thing moving along so the shooting majority may have fun. If folks have any questions, concerns or need clarification on what I just explained, please contact me through the XO email address on the website.

Thank you for your understanding.

Paul Casale

ARPC XO

With Deep sorrow, I wish to notify you of the death of Tia Hyatt’s husband Earl

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

It is with deep sorrow to notify you of the death of Earl Hyatt, who is Tia Hyatt’s husband. You all know Tia as the very kind AGC Office Manager, who handles range badges.

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club has made a donation in lieu of flowers to Tia, in honor of her husband Earl.

Tia has 5 young children. If you wish to make a donation, we will be collecting donations at Saturday’s 3-Gun and Sunday’s Bust Fest and next weeks club meeting. If you cannot attend one of these events and wish to make a donation to help the Hyatt family, please mail them to our club Post office Box:

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

P.O. Box 69

Simpsonville, MD 21150

Thank you,

Rob Cowan

President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club