Think of ARPC Juniors Team on Giving Tuesday November 28th

Arlington members,

Please review the information below from Midway Foundation when making your choices for charitable contributions on Giving Tuesday, this November 28th.

You can find the ARPC Juniors Team at http://www.midwayusafoundation.org/donate-to-a-team
Enter MD for state and Arlington for team name.

Your donation to Midway Foundation for ARPC Juniors is tax deductible and receives a 2 for 1 match by Midway.

This December the ARPC Junior Team will receive our first cash grant from Midway Foundation after our successful raffle this year. Our endowment fund is over $15,000.00 thanks to your generosity.

Thank you,
Bob

Join the movement for your shooting team!

We are getting closer a to big day for our shooting teams. Giving Tuesday is one month away on Tuesday, November 28. This global day of giving follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is a day we hope to raise $100,000 for our shooting teams and we want your team to receive those funds.

Start telling your donors and community right now about this upcoming campaign and mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 28. Many organizations will be asking for support on this day so we know it’s important to be able to tell folks why they should choose the MidwayUSA Foundation. Here are some easy ones.

  1. Donors choose where their entire donation will go. All of the teams, including yours, are listed online and they donate directly to your team through our website.
  2. We keep nothing for operations or fees. 100% benefits your team .
  3. The donation will be matched 2:1, tripling every contribution.

  4. A tax deduction. Donors are donating to your team but we will take care of generating a receipt for their tax records.
  5. MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowments will be there for the life of your team. Every year you’re eligible to receive a cash grant to use for ammunition, travel, entry fees, uniforms, and more…FOREVER.

Those are five good reasons you should encourage supporters to give on Giving TWOsday. Did we mention, their donation will be matched 2:1? The generosity of Larry and Brenda Potterfield make this matching program possible and that won’t be available for long.

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Another Carbine Clinic in the books

Members,

The Fall 2017 Carbine clinic was completed successfully this weekend. We had 12 participants this time around.We started the morning early at 8 am with our safety brief and talked fundamentals. We went hot on the range at 9 am for shooter ability assessment. We performed simple drills so I could assess shooter capabilities and safety procedures. By about noon, we were running and gunning around barriers. As always the shooters enjoyed the competitive aspect as they performed courses of fire as they shot "head to head" simultaneously against another shooter. We used the protimer as a gauge for shooter self assessment in the group. We executed a pistol "walk back" and we had a shooter successfully hit an E-type silhouette with his Glock at about 150 yds. We culminated with a full course of fire that extended across the whole 200 yd range which encompassed all the fundamentals covered earlier in the day. Long distance shots at 200yds

(not allowed to use prone position) then assault 100yds to the next barrier for rifle steel shots, followed by a 25 yd movement to pistol and another 40 yds to engage pistol and rifle targets. Shooters carried all the ammunition they needed and conducted magazine changes as needed during the course of fire. Shooters had to plan their shoot and shot their plan. All participants carried both rifle and pistol on their person for almost the entire day to give an idea what soldiers are required to do while in combat.

We took comments and half the group expressed interest in an advanced series class with more moving while shooting. I believe we can fulfill that request next year. There was definitely a thirst for some more challenging tasks and courses. I also believe there is a need for a beginner course to get shooters smart and experienced with their firearm’s operation and controls.

A big thanks to the participants, Bill O for assisting on the range, Brian T and Harold S for the drone support and coverage.

Paul Casale

ARPC XO

Sunday 29 October Event Format Change to 200yd steel shoot

Members,

Due to the weather forecast on Sunday to be all day rain, Greenbelt and Arlington agreed to change the format from 3 Gun to a 200yd steel static shoot under cover at the benches. I will be at the shed at 0830hrs for setup. I will have my trailer for transport.

Paul Casale

ARPC XO

Frame Build Sunday Oct 22

Reminder – Arlington will be having a Frame Build to benefit the Juniors program on Sunday Oct 22nd.

Location for the frame build is outside the shed on the 100 yard range due to the nice weather. Come on out, lend a hand and have some fun.

Thanks, Bob

ARPC Membership and Range Badges

Members,

It has come to our attention that there are some members that have joined the ARPC, got a club member card, have not pursued the purchase of a range badge and continue to shoot at our ARPC events. Our events are open to AGC members and guests. It is expected that you maintain a current range badge to comply with AGC policy regardless if you shoot alone or at one of our events. Guest status is a short term thing if you come to more than a handful of events. This may seem like a grey area when it comes to guest status. Compare it to a neighbor guest that comes to your house twice a year for dinner (acceptable) and a fellow that shows up at every cookout all year long to eat all of your food for free (unacceptable).

Thank you for your understanding.

XO

This weekend’s Arlington activities

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We will be busy this coming weekend.

Saturday, we will have a 3-Gun shoot at the 200-yard range. Please come out between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. to help set up.

Sunday, we will have a Fundraiser Frame Build to benefit our Juniors team. We will meet at the AGC maintenance building from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. No tools or experience is needed. We build frames on an assembly line basis, where each person performs one or two simple tasks, We have a lot of fun and you leave with a good feeling, because you supported our Juniors program.

Friday: I will be cutting wood at our club shed for Sunday’s build starting around 11:30 a.m. If anyone would like to help, I would be grateful.

Have a great week!

Thank you,

Rob

AGC 3 Gun and ARPC member going away event

Members,

The AGC has their scheduled 3 Gun event on Sunday, 19 November. It is the last AGC 3 Gun for the calendar year. We also have the King family, Rebecca and Eric, leaving us to move out west in December of this year. Since we all love to shoot and want to say farewell in a lead slinging fashion, the AGC Action Shooting folks and ARPC joined forces to throw a going away 3 Gun for the Kings on the 19th. We will have both ARPC steel and AGC steel setup in this joint event. Members have volunteered to provide and cook pit beef and other delectables in their honor.

The detailed AGC 3 Gun information can be found on the AGC website. AGC event fees still apply to the 3 Gun portion and donations for the fine chow that will be provided will be greatly appreciated. Eric has worked as an AGC RSO for sometime now and is also retiring from the Navy very soon. Rebecca has been providing training and shooting with the AGC as well as promoting the shooting sports as a competitive shooter. They will be missed. So, come on out and sling some lead one last time with this fine family and wish them well in their future endeavors.

Paul Casale

ARPC XO

Last Tuesday Night Steel Event

Members,

We have had a good season of Tuesday Night events this year but it is regretfully coming to an end for now due to the days getting much shorter. Our last Tuesday event will be October 17th. If members would like to have a special shooting event outside of our normally scheduled events, please email the XO email account on the website. If we get enough interest, we’ll set something up. Also, keep an eye on our schedule as we still have pistol and rifle static shoots and our 3 Gun events throughout the rest of the calendar year.

ARPC XO

Please note the date change for the October Frame Build

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We have to move our frame build date to Sunday, October 22nd– from 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. in the AGC maintenance building, which is located at the far end of the trap range. I would greatly appreciate your help. The AGC is selling them like hotcakes.

Thank you,

Rob

Reminder: Arlington Steel Plate Pistol Shoot tomorrow

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Reminder, we have our Sunday, Steel Plate Pistol Shoot, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. tomorrow. Standard food groups of ammo up to .45 caliber, no magnum or high velocity penetrating rounds are allowed to be shot at our steel. Wrap around eye protection is required. If you don’t have it, the club has have eye protection that you can borrow.

Have a great holiday weekend!

Rob