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


Help us honor and say farewell to Eric and Rebecca King and Paul Shinol at a 3 Gun Shoot and an amazing feast this Sunday

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Eric and Rebecca King are moving to Oklahoma and Paul Shinol is moving to West Virginia. They have been strong sponsors of our club and have helped promote Action shooting at the AGC.

Arlington and the AGC Action Shooting Program are cosponsoring this celebration to honor the King and Shinol families. Please come out and show your support and have a lot of fun. Arlington club member and AGC Action Shooting Chair, Rick Hensley, has put together an amazing 3-gun shoot for Sunday. It is combining Arlington’s and the AGC’s steel to make the largest 3 gun event that has ever taken place at the AGC. Details of the shoot are included in Rick’s announcement, which is included below.

The food will be amazing. We will have catered pit beef, fresh cut French fries, chili, etc.

Come out and say farewell to our dear friends.

Thank you,



AGC 3 GUN on November 19th, 2017

AGC Action Shooting and Arlington RPC will be joining up for the last 3 GUN of the year and to say farewell to the King family and the Shinol family. Eric and Rebecca are leaving us to move out west in December. Paul and Rebecca will also be moving out of state very soon. Since we all love to shoot and want to say farewell in a lead slinging fashion, AGC Action Shooting and ARPC joined forces to throw a going away 3 Gun Party for the King’s and Shinol’s.

Members from Arlington have volunteered to provide PIT BEEF and FRENCH FRIES and Action Shooting will be providing CHILI and DRINKS plus other goodies. A food donation would be appreciated to help cover costs.

Detailed AGC 3 Gun information can be found on the AGC ACTION SHOOTING website. AGC event fees ($10.00) apply to the 3 Gun portion.

Paul Shinol is the main reason we have ACTION SHOOTING, Steel Certification and Holster Certifications plus the ability for all members and clubs to shoot steel at AGC. During his term as AGC EVP Paul helped change the AGC into a modern shooting range. We will soon have a new BERM and Shooting bays to continue the expansion of ACTION SHOOTING so that all the AGC clubs will be able to conduct their own ACTION SHOOTING programs. This was a very difficult change to make at AGC and those who worked with Paul thru this process understand what he went thru to accomplish this task. Rebecca has also been involved in AGC ACTION SHOOTING and we will miss them both.

Eric has worked as an AGC RSO for some time now and is also retiring from the Navy very soon. Eric is very involved with the Boy Scouts and has participated in many Arlington RPC and AGC programs and Events. Rebecca has been providing training and shooting with the AGC as well as promoting the shooting sports as a competitive shooter.

Eric & Rebecca King and Paul & Rebecca Shinol are great people and we will miss them at the Arlington RPC and the AGC. So, come on out and sling some lead one last time with these fine family’s and wish them well in their future endeavors.

AGC 3 GUN REGISTRATION for November 19th, 2017

We are testing a new way to register and score matches for the AGC Action Shooting 3 GUN Events. We will be using PRACTISCORE to register shooters and report match results for the November 19th match. If you plan on attending please help us out and use the following link to Register. Your help is greatly appreciated.


Upcoming Arlington Events for November 2017

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Here are upcoming events for November 2017:

There is a Bust Fest this coming Sunday!!!

Sunday, November 5th – from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., we will be having a Bust Fest/trap shoot on Trap 1. The cost is: $15 per shooter for all the birds you want to break. This is a very popular event. Ammunition requirements are: Target loads with #7.5, #8 or #9 shot with a velocity of no more than 1200 Feet Per Second (FPS). If you can, please come at 8:30 to help set up the shoot. We have to get the tables, coolers, grill and Lincoln throwers set up.

Wednesday, November 8 – Club Meeting from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall – You can renew your club dues for 2018. We will be discussing the upcoming events for the club and what is coming up for the near future at the AGC. If you have an interesting item that you would like to share with the club, we will have a show and tell and door prizes. There will be a swap meet at the back of the room, where you can sell, trade or give away items.

Saturday, November 11th – 200 Yard Rifle Shoot from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the 200 yard range – We are sharing the range with Maryland Rifle who may be using the rifle pits. If they are, we will be shooting paper targets only. We won’t know until the morning of the event.

Sunday, November 12th – 3 Gun Shoot from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., on the 200 yard range. Details will come out on a separate email.

Sunday, November 19th – Fundraiser Frame Build (To be determined) we built 93 frames last week. The AGC is starting to sell 2018 range badges, so they will be selling quickly. I will keep an eye on the AGC stock. If they start getting low, we will have this build.

**Special notice – The AGC is now selling 100 (15 year) range badges for $1,750. The funds raised from selling these 100 range badges will go to building the berm on the 200-yard range. This berm will allow us to expand action shooting at the AGC.

Best wishes to you and your family in November.

Thank you,


2018 ARPC membership renewal

Greetings Arlington members,

It’s time to renew your ARPC club membership for 2018. There are several ways to accomplish your membership renewal.

1) Print out the “Membership and Dues Payment Form 2018” (if the form still says 2017 use it anyway) from our website. Fill in the information and mail the form with your payment check to the address below. Your membership card will be mailed to you.

Arlington Rifle & Pistol Club
P.O. Box 69
Simpsonville, MD 21150-0069

2) Come to any club event, track down the treasurer, fill out the Membership and Dues Payment Form, Pay by Cash, Check or Charge and you will be presented your 2018 ARPC membership card.

3) NEW THIS YEAR. Send an email to “arlingtonrpc.treasurer@gmail.com” requesting a membership invoice. You will receive an invoice by email. Pay the invoice online with a credit card and you 2018 ARPC membership card will be mailed to your address on file.

What could be easier. Do it now before you forget.
We are trying to have the AGC attend our DECEMBER club meeting to issue range badges. This is NOT firm yet, so look for details before our December meeting. To get next years range badge you will need to show your 2018 ARPC membership card.

Thanks, Bob
Any questions email me at “arlingtonrpc.treasurer@gmail.com”

Don’t forget to set your clocks back this evening

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Don’t forget that tomorrow is daylight savings. Turn your clock back an hour tonight. Our bust fest is from 9:00 a.m – 2:30 p.m.

Thank you,


Fall Back 2017

Daylight Savings Time 2017

In 2017 Daylight Savings Time to Fall Back in the U.S. will fall on Sunday, November 5th at 2:00 am

Bust Fest Sunday

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We have a Bust Fest this coming Sunday!!!

Sunday, November 5th – from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., we will be having a Bust Fest/trap shoot on Trap 1. The cost is: $15 per shooter for all the birds you want to break. This is a very popular event. Ammunition requirements are: Target loads with #7.5, #8 or #9 shot with a velocity of no more than 1200 Feet Per Second (FPS). If you can, please come at 8:30 to help set up the shoot. We have to get the tables, coolers, grill and Lincoln throwers set up.

Have a great weekend!


Think of ARPC Juniors Team on Giving Tuesday November 28th

Arlington members,

Please review the information below from Midway Foundation when making your choices for charitable contributions on Giving Tuesday, this November 28th.

You can find the ARPC Juniors Team at http://www.midwayusafoundation.org/donate-to-a-team
Enter MD for state and Arlington for team name.

Your donation to Midway Foundation for ARPC Juniors is tax deductible and receives a 2 for 1 match by Midway.

This December the ARPC Junior Team will receive our first cash grant from Midway Foundation after our successful raffle this year. Our endowment fund is over $15,000.00 thanks to your generosity.

Thank you,

Join the movement for your shooting team!

We are getting closer a to big day for our shooting teams. Giving Tuesday is one month away on Tuesday, November 28. This global day of giving follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is a day we hope to raise $100,000 for our shooting teams and we want your team to receive those funds.

Start telling your donors and community right now about this upcoming campaign and mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 28. Many organizations will be asking for support on this day so we know it’s important to be able to tell folks why they should choose the MidwayUSA Foundation. Here are some easy ones.

  1. Donors choose where their entire donation will go. All of the teams, including yours, are listed online and they donate directly to your team through our website.
  2. We keep nothing for operations or fees. 100% benefits your team .
  3. The donation will be matched 2:1, tripling every contribution.

  4. A tax deduction. Donors are donating to your team but we will take care of generating a receipt for their tax records.
  5. MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowments will be there for the life of your team. Every year you’re eligible to receive a cash grant to use for ammunition, travel, entry fees, uniforms, and more…FOREVER.

Those are five good reasons you should encourage supporters to give on Giving TWOsday. Did we mention, their donation will be matched 2:1? The generosity of Larry and Brenda Potterfield make this matching program possible and that won’t be available for long.

Another Carbine Clinic in the books


The Fall 2017 Carbine clinic was completed successfully this weekend. We had 12 participants this time around.We started the morning early at 8 am with our safety brief and talked fundamentals. We went hot on the range at 9 am for shooter ability assessment. We performed simple drills so I could assess shooter capabilities and safety procedures. By about noon, we were running and gunning around barriers. As always the shooters enjoyed the competitive aspect as they performed courses of fire as they shot "head to head" simultaneously against another shooter. We used the protimer as a gauge for shooter self assessment in the group. We executed a pistol "walk back" and we had a shooter successfully hit an E-type silhouette with his Glock at about 150 yds. We culminated with a full course of fire that extended across the whole 200 yd range which encompassed all the fundamentals covered earlier in the day. Long distance shots at 200yds

(not allowed to use prone position) then assault 100yds to the next barrier for rifle steel shots, followed by a 25 yd movement to pistol and another 40 yds to engage pistol and rifle targets. Shooters carried all the ammunition they needed and conducted magazine changes as needed during the course of fire. Shooters had to plan their shoot and shot their plan. All participants carried both rifle and pistol on their person for almost the entire day to give an idea what soldiers are required to do while in combat.

We took comments and half the group expressed interest in an advanced series class with more moving while shooting. I believe we can fulfill that request next year. There was definitely a thirst for some more challenging tasks and courses. I also believe there is a need for a beginner course to get shooters smart and experienced with their firearm’s operation and controls.

A big thanks to the participants, Bill O for assisting on the range, Brian T and Harold S for the drone support and coverage.

Paul Casale


Sunday 29 October Event Format Change to 200yd steel shoot


Due to the weather forecast on Sunday to be all day rain, Greenbelt and Arlington agreed to change the format from 3 Gun to a 200yd steel static shoot under cover at the benches. I will be at the shed at 0830hrs for setup. I will have my trailer for transport.

Paul Casale


Frame Build Sunday Oct 22

Reminder – Arlington will be having a Frame Build to benefit the Juniors program on Sunday Oct 22nd.

Location for the frame build is outside the shed on the 100 yard range due to the nice weather. Come on out, lend a hand and have some fun.

Thanks, Bob

ARPC Membership and Range Badges


It has come to our attention that there are some members that have joined the ARPC, got a club member card, have not pursued the purchase of a range badge and continue to shoot at our ARPC events. Our events are open to AGC members and guests. It is expected that you maintain a current range badge to comply with AGC policy regardless if you shoot alone or at one of our events. Guest status is a short term thing if you come to more than a handful of events. This may seem like a grey area when it comes to guest status. Compare it to a neighbor guest that comes to your house twice a year for dinner (acceptable) and a fellow that shows up at every cookout all year long to eat all of your food for free (unacceptable).

Thank you for your understanding.