ARPC April Event Calendar

Arlington has a packed event calendar for April!
Sunday, April 3rd – 3 Gun Shoot on the 200-yard range from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 5th – Tuesday Night Steel shoot on the 200 yard range from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 9th – Frame Build – benefitting our Junior’s team from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the lower Barnes Range House

Sunday, April 10th – 3 Gun Shoot on the 200-yard range from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 12th – Tuesday Night Steel shoot on the 200-yard range from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 13th – Club Meeting from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

Saturday, April 16th – 3 Gun Shoot on the 200 yard range from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 19th – Tuesday Night Steel Shoot on the 200 yard range from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 24th – Women On Target Program (Pistol) – details will be posted

Tuesday, April 26th – Tuesday Night Steel Shoot on the 200 yard range from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 30th – Club Picnic and Bust Fest

NRA Instructor Certification Training

Michael B. is again offering NRA instructor certification training for rifle, pistol, shotgun and RSO.
We are surveying the ARPC membership so, please reply citing your interest/s to Pat Koehler (
Thank you, Pat


AGC Action Shotgun Shoot, Thursday, April 7th


5:30PM – 8:00PM


  • 12-16 target course that requires movement, shooting around, thru and over obstacles
  • Steel targets, Trap targets and reactive targets will make this an exciting and challenging shoot
  • Accuracy, loading, and speed will be the main focus
  • Cost is $8.00 per shooter. Unlimited runs depending on time. (helps pays for AGC steel and trap targets)
  • 3 Gun type, riot or tactical shotguns are recommended
  • 12 gauge, modified-full chokes are recommended
  • Bring Lots of ammo. 1200 fps or less, 7 1/2, 8, or 9 shot
  • All participants will need to help reset targets during the shoot.
  • All Shooters will need to go thru a mandatory safety briefing from 5:30PM-6:00PM
  • Timed Contest coming soon with Several levels of Competition.

100yd Steel Event, Saturday 19 March 2016

100yd Steel Event, Saturday 19 March 2016

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club will be hosting a 100yd Steel Shooting Event on the Barnes Range. This event is a great opportunity to shoot those guns we normally restrict from use on our 3 Gun events. There will be multiple AR500 steel plates mounted at 100yds for some simple lead slingin’ fun.

Standard AGC range rules apply during this event. ARPC and their guests are welcome to participate. You may shoot rimfire to .308 at these legacy steel targets. So bring your AK’s, AR’s, SKS, bolt action and hand cannons. NO MAGNUM or Steel Penetrator/Armor Piercing rounds. You may not shoot any ammunition that exceeds 2800 FPS. So if you bring a 22-250 that shoots at 4200 FPS, you may not shoot it at our steel.

The Boy Scouts will be selling food as part of a fundraiser by the Barnes range house, so we will not have our usual range chow provided by Mom Pat.

Safety Brief will be given at 0900 and no person may shoot without receiving the safety brief.

See you there!

Procedure Changes for Trap at AGC

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Please note the changes to AGC trap fees and operations. There has been a small increase to the trap fees, due to the increased price of clays. There are also new procedures to pay for rounds of trap.  Information from the notices is provided below and available in the Downloads section on the right-hand side of the web site.

Thank you,


Option 1

  • Go to the AGC website (
  • Click on ONLINE PURCHASES (Trap tickets are sold in books of 5 or 10 tickets) (AGC requires purchases with a credit card to be a minimum of 1 book of 5 tickets) Books of 10 trap tickets are discounted. Public and AGC members can use this option.
  • Chose item required and number of Trap books required
  • Pay and print receipt. A receipt will also be emailed to you
  • Bring Receipt to RSO and collect your book of tickets
  • Email receipt on smart phone is also acceptable. RSO will record receipt number and serial numbers of trap tickets issued

Option 2


                       How can I pay for trap? HELP

  • Log into the AGC website with your smartphone and/or the RSO will have a laptop during Public you can use to order trap tickets.
  • Follow instructions above after login. Do not log off until RSO gets the receipt number from your purchase.

Option 3

  • AGC trap tickets will be for sale at the Barnes Building while the range is open.  Trap tickets may be purchased during this time using cash or credit card.  Single tickets will be available.



Starting March 14TH 2016

Shooters will pay using a ticket system

Trap prices will increase:

  • AGC Range Badge Holders – $4.00 per round, singles
  • To The Public – $6.00 per round
  • Juniors – $3.00 per round
  • Ticket sold in quantities as needed.
  • Tickets will normally be sold in units of 5
  • Discounts available for purchase of 10. $37.50 and $57.50
  • Thru May 30th 2016 purchase TRAP tickets from RSO or employees on duty at Lower Barnes Building or RSO on Duty during Public Trap
  • AFTER May 30th 2016 Trap tickets will no longer be sold during PUBLIC TRAP * some exceptions for 1st time shooters. (RSOs to accommodate new shooters.)
  • These changes are being made to facilitate accounting for Public and Wobble trap, plus insure the safety of AGC employees.
  • Trap tickets are acceptable payment for Wobble, Public, and Club trap shoots.
  • Increases were necessary to keep the facility maintained and offset increases in costs.
  • Please give Trap Tickets to RSO or Trap Volunteer when you sign up to shoot.


Wobble speakers and house will be open when Range is open. Always notify RSO before start. Phone number is on your Range Badge. Write starting and ending count number on first trap ticket with your AGC badge number. Divide number of whole birds by 25. Defective birds do not count. Initial all the Trap tickets used for payment. Give tickets to RSO or place in drop box (choose which, I think) if available. All other wobble rules apply. See AGC website for information on use. Ask the RSO or Trap Chairman and Trap Volunteers for help using Wobble use if you need it. These policies above do not change Club or Club Event trap use or payment procedures. But Trap tickets are acceptable for payment at these events.

Frame Build This Sunday, March 13th

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We have a frame build Sunday, March 13th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Please come out and support our Juniors program.  No tools or special skills are required.  We build the frames on an assembly line basis where each person performs one or two simple tasks.   It is a lot of fun and everyone leaves with a good feeling because they helped to support our Juniors program.

I hope to see you there.

Thank you,

Club Meeting Wednesday, March 9th, With Guest Speaker Mike Smigiel

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

This Wednesday, March 9th, our club meeting will be from 7:00 p.m. – 7:40 p.m. Please remember to bring your show and tell items.

At 7:45 p.m., we will have a special guest speaker, former MD Delegate Mike Smigiel. Mike will be able to give us a unique perspective on what is going on in Annapolis with our MD Legislature relating to gun laws. He is a terrific speaker and you will gain insight that you won’t get anywhere else.

For those not familiar with Mike Smigiel, he served in the MD hours of Delegates for 12 years from 2003 until 2015. Mike was always been a strong supporter of 2A rights in Maryland.

His bio below is from the Maryland website.


MICHAEL D. SMIGIEL, SR. Republican, District 36, Caroline, Cecil, Kent & Queen Anne’s Counties

Member of House of Delegates, January 8, 2003 to January 14, 2015. Member, Health and Government Operations Committee, 2003-04 (government operations subcommittee, 2003-04; health facilities, equipment & products subcommittee, 2003-04; health insurance subcommittee, 2003-04; insurance subcommittee, 2004). Deputy Minority Whip, 2003-06. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2004-15 (juvenile law subcommittee, 2005-06, 2011-15; criminal justice subcommittee, 2007-15). Minority Parliamentarian, 2007-13. Member, Task Force to Study Court Decision regarding Pit Bulls, 2012. House Chair, Cecil County Delegation, 2003-15. House Vice-Chair, Eastern Shore Delegation, 2004-15. Member, Maryland Rural Caucus, 2003-15; Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, 2003-15; Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-15 Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-15. Chair, Tea Party Caucus, 2011-15.

Member, Bainbridge Development Advisory Board, 2003-15; Mid-Shore Regional Council, 2003-15; Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2003-15; Upper Shore Regional Council, 2003-15; Task Force on Military Service Members, Veterans, and the Courts, 2012-14; Peer Review Panel, Attorney Grievance Commission.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, June 18, 1958. Served in U.S. Marine Corps, 1975-79. Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois, A.A. (psychology & history), 1982; Northern Illinois University, B.A. (political science), 1985; Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D., 1989. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1989. Attorney. Member, Cecil County Bar Association (board of directors; chair, ethics committee); Maryland Association for Justice (formerly Maryland Trial Lawyers Association). Founder, Mediation, Inc. (alternative dispute resolution center). Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 2012. Board of Directors, Bainbridge Naval Training Center Historical Association, Inc.; Family Services Association; Cecil Soccer. Member, Cecil County School Improvement Team; Leadership Maryland Forum for Policy Change. Silver Key Award, Law Students Division, American Bar Association, 1989. John Shaw Award, Maryland Business for Responsive Government, 2010.

Bust Fest Sunday, March 6th

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

BUST FEST – Sunday, March 6th on Trap 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Our Bust Fest Trap Shoot is one of our most popular events. It is Arlington’s version of a trap shoot. Each shooter can engage one or multiple birds at a time. You keep shooting until you need a break. It is a lot of fun and a very social event. Don’t worry if you don’t have a shotgun, it is a great opportunity to try different models to see which one works best for you. We buy our clay pigeons/birds from the AGC, so we ask for a donation of $15 per shooter for the event to cover the cost of the birds.

Please note: The AGC Range Rules require Target loads only with the following specifications: #7.5, #8 or #9 shot with a Feet Per Second (FPS) of 1200 FPS or less. Most target load ammunition for shotgun will fall under these specifications. If you don’t have time to buy any or aren’t sure, you can buy shotgun ammo at the range.

Brat’s, Hot Dogs and Bison Chili along with snack and drinks will be available.

I hope to see you there,

Arlington Rifle & Pistol Club to Host 3-Gun Event, Saturday, March 5th

Saturday –March 5th9:00a.m.3:00 p.m. – 3 Gun Shooting Event

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club will be hosting another 3 Gun Steel Event this Saturday from 0900-1500hrs. This is our most 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.  We’ll provide eats, so bring some cash for donations.

▪    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/ shell carriers of some sort. Combat style rifle sling recommended. Full coverage ballistic eye protection is required(plain, non ballistic, prescription glasses or sunglasses don’t count). Hearing protection of your choice. Be prepared for damp or wet ground by wearing appropriate footwear.

▪    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 8 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. There will be some practice time on the individual stages so all may get more trigger time and less waiting around.

 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 mental, practical and tactical ability of shooters. Firearm and ammunition restrictions are there 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, or flintlocks.

There will be an “intro to action pistol” class running on the same morning. The event is completely separate except for the class will be using the pistol portion of the 3-Gun steel from 0900-1000. The 3-Gun folks will use the rifle and shotgun portion until the pistol portion is available. It may seem a little confusing so don’t be afraid to ask questions.  See you there!