Arlington RPC Juniors to Compete at Olympic Training Center

Winter Airgun

Maryland high school students and Arlington RPC’s junior members Sarah Hickey of Northwood HS, Torrance Kang of Howard HS, Wynn Lekhavanija of Centennial HS and Claire O’Neel of Oakdale HS will be competing in Winter Airgun Championships at the US Olympic Training Center, in Colorado Springs Colorado, on December 4th to 6th. They will compete shoulder to shoulder against the best shooters in the nation.

To compete is quite an honor for them, as only the finest athletes in the nation attend. Not only does this competition provide athletes an opportunity to compete against the best in the nation, it also provides the opportunity to gain spots to compete at international level events.

This event will also serve to begin to select and appoint athletes to the 2016 USA Shooting Olympic Team for the games next summer in Rio.

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ARPC’s Sarah Hickey Signs with NC State Wolfpack

The Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club is proud to announce that ARPC junior member Sarah Hickey, of Northwood High School, signed her National Letter of Intent last week to the North Carolina State University Rifle Team. Present at the signing were her parents and Mike and Jean. Sarah will be attending North Carolina State University in the Fall ’16 and she will shoot for the Wolfpack Rifle Team!!! See the announcement on NC State’s Athletics site.
Congratulations All!
Sarah signing her National Letter of Intent

Sarah signing her National Letter of Intent

Sarah with parents Mike and Jean

Sarah with parents Mike and Jean

 

Arlington Schedule Update 19 November 2015

November 21st, we will be having a workday to build out our new shed, located on the Barnes Range, next to our Juniors shed.  We will be putting up a partition and building storage shelving.    We will start at 9:00 a.m. until approximately 3:00 p.m.   Finally having a place where we can store all of our club equipment is a huge accomplishment.  Please come out and lend a hand.

**If anyone has a pickup truck and is available this Friday, I would appreciate your help getting the plywood and 2 x 4’s that we need to build shelving for the shed.

November 22nd, Fundraiser Frame Build in the Lower Barnes Range House.   No tools or experience is necessary.  We build the frames on an assembly line basis with each person performing one or two simple tasks.  Please come out and help us raise money for our Junior’s.

November 22nd – The Bust Fest is cancelled.

Tuesday Night Steel Shoots Closed Until Spring

Due to daylight savings, our day shoot portion of the Tuesday Night Steel weekly events are put on hiatus until the spring. Once sunset moves to about 1830 or later, we will begin the lead slingin’ fun that you you know as Tuesday Night Steel again. We may still have a night shoot during the winter and details will be provided well in advance. So please enjoy the holidays and be safe.

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club – Upcoming events for 2015

Wednesday – November 11th – Club meeting from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Find out what is going on with your club and at the AGC. Bring in your show and tell items to share with the club. The swap meet will be open at the back of the room, if you have anything you want to trade, sell or give away.

The club shed has arrived! Come out and take a look at Arlington’s new shed at the Barnes Range. We can finally keep all of our club gear in a central location.

Saturday – November 14th – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – 200 yard rifle shoot

Sunday – November 15th – 9:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – 3 Gun Shooting Event

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club will be hosting another 3 Gun Steel Event this Sun This is our popular format event with barricades and plenty of steel to hit. The cost will be $10 for shooters and there will be food on site. So, bring some cash for eats.

  • Firearms: Semiautomatic AR type Rifle with 2 mags minimum (100 rounds minimum). Semiautomatic Pistol with 2 mags minimum (100 rounds minimum). Semi-auto or pump shotgun with bird shot only (25 rounds minimum)
  • Gear: You will need a serviceable pistol holster and mag carrier of some sort Combat style rifle sling recommended. Full coverage approved shooting eyewear (plain, non ballistic, prescription glasses don’t count). Hearing protection of your choice
  • Ammunition: .223/ 5.56 rounds for rifle only. No green tip, armor piercing or incendiary rounds. 9mm, 40SW, 45 ACP are the preferred rounds for pistol. No magnums. Bird shot/ target shot only for shotgun. Violators of the ammo rules will be asked to leave.
  • Course of Fire: Shooters can expect to expend about 10 rounds of rifle ammo, 8-10 pistol rounds and 6 shotgun birdshot per course of fire. The target arrangement will be determined the morning of the match. There will be required movement between stages with firearms. Scoring will be based on the fastest time for hitting all the targets. There will be a penalty of +5 seconds to your raw time for every target missed.

 Important notes:

The safety brief will begin around 0900-0915hrs. If you arrive late, you may not participate until briefed by the match RSO. This event is to test the practical and tactical ability of shooters. Firearm and ammunition restrictions are for your safety and to keep the playing field somewhat even while keeping the flow of the event moving along. So please no muskets, slingshots, bolt action, alien laser guns or flintlocks.  There will be a small prize for the match winner. See you there!

November 21st, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Club workday. We will be building shelving in our new club shed at the Barnes Range. It will be great when we can have all of our club gear organized and in one place.

December 5th – Fundraiser Frame Build in the Lower Barnes Range House from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. No special tools or skills are required. We work on an assembly line basis where each person performs one or two simple tasks.

December 9th – Club meeting and club elections – 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

December 12th – 3-Gun Shoot!

December 26th – 100 yard Steel Plate Rifle Shoot

Thanks to all of our volunteers! You are why we can do all that we are doing.

To all of the Veterans in our club: Thank you for serving our country.   We are very proud to have you as a member of Arlington.

 

Have a great week!

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Rob

Bust Fest Sunday

Sunday, November 8th– Bust Fest – Come out to one of Arlington’s most popular events. Please remember, target loads only with #7.5, #8, or #9 shot with a velocity of 1200 Feet Per Second (FPS) due to the proximity of Marriottsville road are allowed. There is a $10 charge per shooter.

Thank you,
Rob