Update: Changes and Clarification on Upcoming Events

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

This Saturday’s 3- gun shoot:

Bring 20 rifle rounds, 3 shotgun slugs, 3 target load shells, 10 pistol rounds.

You will shoot
– 10 rounds of rifle at 200 yards
– 10 rounds of rifle at 100 yards
– 3 slugs shotgun
– 3 target load (bird shot) at plastic balls, like at our last shoot
– 5 shots pistol
– 5 shots pistol

There will be hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, soft drinks, donuts, coffee.

We are doing this shoot with Old Post Rifle and Pistol Club.

This Sunday’s Frame Build is cancelled. The AGC has 50 frames in stock.

Have a great weekend!

Rob

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Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club Events for May-June 2014

Saturday, May 31st – 3-GUN Shoot Cosponsored with Old Post Rifle and Pistol Club at the 200-yard range, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This will be similar to our previous 3 Gun shoots, but we will be most likely shooting paper targets with Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun. I will post additional details as soon as I get them from Old Post.

Saturday, May 31st, we will be having a Libby Planning Meeting in the Lower Barnes Range House from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. We will have a quick meeting to iron out any last minute details in preparation to the June 7th Libby Match. If you can make it, Shelton will be also be demonstrating how to score targets for the Libby Match.

Sunday, June 1st – Juniors Fundraiser Frame Build from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 – in the trap room of Memorial Hall. Come help us build target frames to benefit the Arlington Juniors. No experience or tools are necessary. We work on an assembly line basis where each person performs one or two simple tasks. It is a lot of fun and you leave with a good feeling having helped to support our Juniors team.

Saturday, June 7th – The Libby Small Bore Match from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Libby Match is a small bore rifle competition sponsored every year by the Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club. Area Juniors teams will converge on the AGC Barnes Range to compete our annual Libby Match. We need everyone’s help for this one. No experience is required. We need people to help with watching the line, helping score, handling food, etc. It is always a lot of fun. Please come out and support our club and area Juniors as they compete.

Wednesday, June 11th – Arlington Club Meeting – from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. We will be discussing upcoming events, give you updates on upcoming AGC news. We will have the swap meet area in the back of the room for anyone who wishes to sell, trade or give away an item. We will have our show and tell time, so you can share your latest acquisition or unusual firearm with the club.

Sunday, June 15th – Steel Plate Pistol Shoot – from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the pistol range. We will be shooting steel plates, plastic toys, stake shoots and will be having the NRA Marksmanship Qualification shoot available to club members.

Saturday, June 21 – Juniors Fundraiser Frame Build from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 – in the lower Barnes Range House. Come help us build target frames to benefit the Arlington Juniors. No experience or tools are necessary. We work on an assembly line basis where each person performs one or two simple tasks. It is a lot of fun and you leave with a good feeling having helped to support our Juniors team.

Saturday, June 28th – BUST FEST!!! – 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. We will be meeting on Trap 1. We will have three throwers tossing 1 – 3 birds out at a time for each shooter. We will also have another thrower tossing birds from the side. You shoot all day for $10. The AGC has an Ammunition restriction for shotgun shells. They must be standard target loads # 7.5, # 8 or #9 shot. The velocity must be 1200 Feet Per Second or less. No more than 3 drams of powder. These are standard shells that can be found at most sporting goods stores or they can be purchased at our club shoot for $7 per box.

Have a great June!

Rob

Honoring Our Fallen

If you haven’t seen this video, take a look. It is a wonderful tribute to our fallen soldiers:

Also:

God Bless the Dutch for honoring our fallen soldiers!

8,301 American solders who gave their lives were “adopted” by Dutch families to honor our fallen soldiers:

About six miles from Maastricht. in the Netherlands lie buried 8,301 American soldiers who died in “Operation Market Garden” in the battles to liberate Holland in the fall and winter of 1944-5. Everyone of the men buried in the cemetery, as well as those in the Canadian and British military cemeteries has been adopted by a Dutch family who mind the grave, decorate, and keep alive the memory of the soldier they have adopted. It is even the custom to keep a portrait of “their” American soldier in a place of honor in their home. Annually on “Liberation Day” Memorial Services are held for “the men who died to liberate Holland.” The day concludes with a concert. The final piece is always “Il Silenzio”, a memorial piece commissioned by the Dutch and first played in 1965 on the 20th anniversary of Holland’s liberation. It has been the concluding piece of the memorial concert ever since,

The soloist was a 13 year old Dutch girl, Melissa Venema, backed by André Rieu and his orchestra (the Royal Orchestra of the Netherlands). This beautiful concert piece is based upon the original version of Taps and was composed by Italian composer NinoRossi. Watch the video below, and go full screen. It is a beautiful and moving tribute to those who gave their lives to defend freedom.

I hope you all had an enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend!

Thank you,
Rob

Juniors’ Smallbore Rifles Stolen

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Many of you have may not have heard about the Juniors team .22 rifles being stolen. We were able to borrow 10 rifles from Mt. Washington Rifle and Pistol Club, so we are okay for this year. We are trying to find ways to raise money to replace the stolen rifles. We are open to suggestions for fund raisers. We are starting with a donation can for the Juniors Rifles at our club shoots. If anyone would like to make a donation to the Juniors, you can either put it in the can or send a donation to the club mailing address:

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

Don’t forget, there will be a steel plate rifle shoot Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. We will have hot dogs and soft drinks. It looks like it will be a nice day to get outside and enjoy the range.

The April 50/50 Still Has Not Been Claimed

Please check your tickets for the winning number: 993079

If the prize is not claimed by 31 May 2014, the pot will be added to the drawing to be held on 11 June 2014.

Pat Koehler
ARPC Treasurer

Steel Plate Shoot Sunday, May 25, 2014

This Sunday May 25, 2014 the Arlington Rifle & Pistol Club is having a Steel Plate Shoot on the Barnes Range at the AGC from 9:00am to 3:00pm come out to join the fun. If you can come out by 8:00 a.m. we could use some help setting up the steel.

Thank you,
Rob

Updated ARPC Membership Application

Thanks much to Grice for updating our Arlington Rifle & Pistol Club Membership Application form. It is now a fillable .pdf. You can download it, fill it out, save it, and email it back. Of course, you will still need to send the required supporting documentation, but this will ease the initial step.

See the “Downloads” section on the right side of the web site for the Membership Application. Or just click that link I just added.

-Rob Payne (your humble webmaster)

Arlington Rifle & Pistol Club Events for May 2014

Saturday, May 10 – Juniors Fundraiser Frame build – from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 – in the lower Barnes range house. No experience or tools are necessary. We work on an assembly line basis where each person performs one or two simple tasks. It is a lot of fun and you leave with a good feeling having helped to support our Juniors team.

We will have four shooting events in May

Saturday, May 10 – 100 yard Rifle Shoot Steel plates and paper – from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Greenbelt Rifle and Pistol Club has invited Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club to shoot with them on the Barnes Multipurpose Range. Greenbelt has cohosted several shoots with Arlington. They are a nice bunch of folks and fun to shoot with. Come on out and have some fun.

Saturday, May 17th – Bust Fest on Trap 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – We will have 3 mechanical throwers and two battery powered remote throwers for our shooters. For $10, you get to shoot trap Arlington style all day. Please remember that the shotgun ammo must be target loads only with # 7.5, #8, and #9 shot only and has a velocity limited to 1200 Feet Per Second (FPS)

Sunday, May 25th – Steel Plate Rifle Shoot at the 100 yard range from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – We will be shooting steel targets. Please no armor piercing rounds or ammunition with a velocity greater than 3400 Feet Per Second (FPS). Please come out at 8:00 a.m. to help set the steel targets.

Saturday, May 31st – 3-GUN Shoot Cosponsored with Old Post Rifle and Pistol Club at the 200-yard range. From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The course of fire will be posted shortly.