January 2014 ARPC Newsletter

December and January were snowy months for Arlington.

The snow held off until 1:00 p.m. for our 200 yard steel plate rifle shoot in December. We had a great turn out. Dave brought the propane heater, we had hotdogs, chips, hot chocolate and a good turnout. A big thanks to all of the volunteers who helped set up and put away the steel targets.

Our Juniors shed maintenance day was cancelled due to poor conditions and cold weather. We will schedule a maintenance day when the weather moderates.

We had a terrific turnout at our steel plate pistol shoot. The toy targets took a beating, but the steel targets held up great. We had hot chocolate, hotdogs, chips and cookies. Thank you to everyone for helping set up and take down our targets.

We are finishing out the month with a Wobble Trap shoot on Sunday, January 26th, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

We have a big month planned for February.

February 8th we have a steel plate rifle shoot at the Barnes Multi purpose Range from 9:00 – 2:00.

February 9th we have a Fundraiser Frame Build benefitting our Juniors team from 9:00 – 12:00 in the lower Barnes Range House. No tools or experience is required. We work on an assembly line where each person performs one or two simple tasks. We normally finish building frames in less than two hours. Our Juniors rely on our fundraisers, so please come out and give us a hand. It is a lot of fun and you leave knowing you made a difference for our Juniors team.

Wednesday, February 12th, Club Meeting from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. We will be having a guest speaker, Mr. John Josselyn, who is the Legislative Vice-President for the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore. John will be discussing the gun bills that are being proposed by the Maryland Legislature. Please check out the legislative session of the AGC website for the latest developments: http://www.associatedgunclubs.org . There is an automated email tool that allows you to email every legislator in the Maryland General Assembly with the click of a button.

February 22nd, we will be having a steel plate pistol shoot at the pistol range from 9:00 – 2:00 p.m. We will be shooting steel plates, plastic toys, softballs and paper targets. We will also be having a team stake shoot.

SPECIAL EVENT: There is a 2A rally in Annapolis on February 4th . The Maryland Legislature is hard at work to further restrict our gun rights and impose fees on guns and a 50% tax on ammunition. We will try to do car pools for anyone who might be interested. We had a great time last year at the rally.

We have some changes that are coming to our 2014 schedule that we would like to talk about at our next club meeting. We are planning a 3 gun shoot on April 6th. We are also going to be adding some different venues for our shoots to keep things interesting.

Have a great February!


Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

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