2014 ARPC Events Calendar

Click on the image above to download a copy of the 2014 Arlington Rifle & Pistol Club Events Calendar in pdf format (requires Adobe Reader). A link to the file is also located in the “Downloads” section of the web site.

April’s 50/50 Raffle Winner Has Not Claimed Prize


The winning draw for April 2014 is


Please contact the treasurer


100-yard Steel Plate Rifle Shoot, Saturday, April 19th

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We have a steel plate rifle shoot at the 100 yard Barnes Multipurpose range scheduled for Saturday, April 19th from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. We need your help setting up and taking down the steel. If you are available, please come out by 8:00 a.m. to help get the targets set.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter.

Thank you,

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

ARPC Celebrates Rob C.’s Birthday

The ARPC celebrates Rob's 54th birthday during April's monthly meeting

The ARPC celebrates Rob’s 54th birthday during April’s monthly meeting

No surprise, the attendees helped birthday boy make all gone

No surprise, the attendees helped birthday boy make all gone

Happy Birthday…Mister Presideeent ♫♫

Rob Cowan, your hard working and dedicated club president,
will be celebrating his 54th birthday Friday. Come on out to Wednesday
night’s meeting and wish him many more!

Urgent: Help Needed to Setup Tomorrow’s 3-Gun Shoot

There is a lot of material to set up for tomorrow’s 3-gun shoot. We need a lot of hands to help set up the targets. We also need empty plastic water bottles for tomorrow’s 3 – gun shoot to use as target holders. We will be cutting them down and using them to hold clay pigeons for the second stage of the shotgun shoot. If you have any empty plastic water bottles, please bring them to tomorrow. If you can help set up, please try to get there by 8:00 a.m. We have a lot of work to do setting up the targets.

A big thanks to Pat for bringing her chili to today’s bust fest. As always, it was much appreciated. There will be a lot of food at tomorrow’s 3 gun shoot. The weather should be great. Please come out and have some fun. Don’t be concerned if you don’t have a rifle, pistol or shotgun. Club members have always shared. This is a 3 gun fun shoot, because we are testing how well shooting steel works. It not a competition. All participants will be required to wear eye protection. We have some available, if you don’t have any.

I hope to see you tomorrow!

Thank you,


April 2014 ARPC Newsletter

We have four club shoots in April 2014!

Saturday, April 5th from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Arlington will be having a Bust Fest at Trap 1. We bought two battery-powered throwers with remotes along with our throwers that will be sending clouds of birds out there for our shooters. We will have a $10 charge per shooter to pay for the birds we break.

Sunday, April 6th, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – 3–Gun Shoot at the 200 yard high power range. The course of fire will be as follows:

Stage 1 – Rifle – 8 rounds standing, 8 rounds prone shooting at steel targets placed at 200 meters.

Stage 2 – Rifle – 8 rounds standing, 8 rounds prone or kneeling shooting at steel targets placed at 100 yards.

Stage 3 – Shotgun – 5 rounds of slugs shot at cardboard torsos placed at 50 yards.

Stage 4 – Shotgun – 5 rounds of target load shells, shot at clay pigeons placed at 25 yards.

Stage 5 – Pistol – 8 shots of pistol, shot at steel shot from standing position at 20 yards.

Stage 6 – Pistol – 8 shots of pistol shot at steel moving forward from 20 to 15 yards.

The pistol event will be contained in a T shaped area outlined on the grass. The pistol for this event would be worn unloaded in a holster while walking down field. The pistol as all other firearms will only be loaded in designated areas immediately prior to shooting. To ensure safety, the pistol must be verified that it is unloaded and safe by the range officer, before it will be allowed to be holstered. Do not have your pistol in a holster anywhere else on the range. If you do not have a holster, we will have some that you can borrow.

This is a fun shoot, not a competition. We will need help setting everything up in the field. Please come out at 8:00 a.m. if you can help set up the shoot. As always, guests are welcome. There will be no charge for this shoot.

Sunday, April 13th, from 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. We will be having our Juniors Fundraiser Frame Build at the (MEMORIAL HALL TRAP ROOM). Please come out and help us raise money for our Juniors team. We built 50 frames in 90 minutes last month. No skills or tools are required. We build frames on an assembly line with each person performing one or two simple tasks. It is a lot of fun and you leave having a good feeling for helping our Juniors Team.

Saturday, April 19th, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 100 yard steel plate rifle shoot. We will also be having our NRA Rifle and Small bore qualifications. You will be able to qualify for your NRA Marksmanship Award. There is no charge to participate.

Please note: The joint 3-gun shoot that was tentatively scheduled for April 19th was cancelled.

Wednesday April 9th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Club meeting at Memorial Hall.

Saturday, April 26th, from 9:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Bust Fest/Wobble trap shoot at the Wobble Trap. We will be having a Libby Planning meeting afterwards. Only target loads with a 1200 Feet Per Second (FPS) or less and #7.5, # 8, or #9 shot can be used on the AGC Trap Range.

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club is forming three teams or clubs:

Shotgun travel club – Our club Secretary, Steven Hackett, AKA “Shotgun,” is forming a road trip shotgun club that will travel to local ranges to shoot skeet, trap and sporting clays. If you would like to have a lot of fun, Shotgun knows all of the best spots. I went to Loch Raven with him and had a great time shooting skeet, trap, wobble trap and 5 -stand. He is a great teacher for those who haven’t done this before.

Arlington High Power Team – Our club Vice President, Ben Feck: is asking anyone interested in participating on Arlington’s High Power team to contact him. It is a terrific way to learn how to shoot high power and have fun shooting in competitions. It’s also a great way to meet people, learn a valuable skill and have a good time.

Pistol Competition Team – Anyone interested in shooting in local pistol competitions should get in touch with Rob Cowan. We would like to get a group of Arlington Club members together to go to local ranges to compete in IDPA, IPSC or USPSA competitions. It will be a lot of fun for club members to compete together. Hopefully, we can bring your skills back to the AGC and get a similar program started there.

Guest speakers, special topics, and demonstrations: Please let us know what special topics, speakers or demonstrations you would like to have at our club meetings. We would like to try to bring in speakers, have demonstrations or discuss special topics of interest.

We will have a show and tell portion of the meeting where club members can bring different items in to show the club what they are working on or have recently purchased.

We will have a swap counter at the back of the room at our club meetings. If you have an item that you would like to sell, you can place it on the counter at the back of the room during a meeting with your name and an asking price.

Club hats – The club hats are all but sold out. Steven Hackett will be ordering more Arlington Club hats for us that will be on sale at future club events for $10 each.

April is going to be a terrific month for the club!

Have a great week!


Rob Cowan,
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club