200y Shoot and AGC Range Walk – Sunday 3/1/2020

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Reminder Arlington’s 200-yard Steel Plate Rifle Shoot has been moved to Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. This is a lot of fun and very informal shoot. We put steel out at approximately 220 meters. .30 caliber or less is allowed, no armor piercing black tip or greeen tip ammo is allowed. We highly encourage members to bring guests to these shoots to introduce them to the range and our club, you only need to sign them in at our club shoot if they won’t be participating in any other shooting actives.

At 2:30PM following the conclusion and cleanup of the 200y rifle shoot ARPC will have added and an AGC Range-Walk Through. Please RSVP to “arlingtonrpc.vicepresident@gmail.com” or on Facebook I will meet anyone who requires a walk-through on the 200y rifle range.

(An AGC range walk-through is required before any member can purchase a new AGC range badge, it will take approximately 1hr. Please dress accordingly for the weather, boots are highly encouraged as the ranges can be muddy. Eye and ear protection are required if you do not have any please let me know and I will have some available.

See you at the range!

ARPC VP

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club Events for March 2020

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Here are our upcoming events for March 2020:

1. Sunday, March 1, 2020 – 200-Yard Steel Plate Rifle Shoot from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on the 200-yard range.

2. Saturday, March 7, 2020 – Saturday Evening Trap League from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

3. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – Club Meeting in Memorial Hall from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

4. Saturday, March 14, 2020 – 100-Yard Steel Plate Rifle Shoot from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on the Barnes Range.

5. Sunday, March 15, 2020 – Arlington Bench Rest League from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

6. Sunday, March 22, 2020 – Pistol Clinic – from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

· Email Arlingtonrpc.executiveofficer for details.

7. Saturday, March 28, 2020 – Practical Rifle and Pistol Clinic from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

* Email Arlingtonrpc.executiveofficer for details.

8. Sunday, March 29, 2020 – Bust Fest Trap Shoot on Trap 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

9. Tuesday, March 31, 2020 – Tuesday Night Steel 4:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. on the Action Shooting Bays.

Have a great week!

Rob Cowan

President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Practical Rifle and Pistol Course 28 March 2020

Members,

Date: Saturday 28 March 2020

Time: 0800hrs to 1600hrs

Location: 200 yd range

Fee: $100

Seats Available: 15 (First come first served)

Practical Rifle/Pistol: What is it? Isn’t all rifle/pistol shooting practical? The short answer is no. Standing static and shooting is very quickly being replaced by practical action shooting. Both competition and self-defense require movement with a firearm. Addressing all of the things going on in a dynamic scenario while under stress while being safe is what practical shooting is all about. This ARPC event serves a foundational beginning to one’s action shooting journey.

Target Audience: For AGC badge holders that are interested in learning and applying practical rifle/pistol skills. There is an abundant interest by members to get into action shooting at the AGC. This event is not for an individual that just learned how to shoot a rifle/pistol yesterday.

Requirements: Must be an AGC badge holder, possess a serviceable semi-auto pistol in 9mm, 40 or 45 cal, AR-15 in .223 or 5.56, combat sling, holster and three magazines per gun. 300 rds of pistol and rifle ammunition each minimum, full coverage eye protection, ear protection, and a good attitude. Participants should be comfortable with and operate safely the rifle/pistol of their choice.

Participants must be holster certified by the AGC. Arrangements may be made to perform the practical holster certification on the day of the event.

What to expect from the event: The event is 8 hours on the range with no classroom time. The practical skills taught are agnostic to self-defense or competition style shooting. We will cover the following high level areas:

Basic Marksmanship fundamentals and safety refresher

Holster and gear setup

Target selection and transitions/ Barriers/ Shooting positions

Magazine changes and Malfunctions

Economy of motion

Shooter Mindset and planning

Basic moving while shooting

For more information or to reserve your seat, please send an email to arlingtonrpc.executiveofficer@gmail.com

Reserved individuals will get an email with more detailed information.

v/r

ARPC XO

Practical Pistol Course 22 March 2020

Members,

Date: Sunday 22 March 2020

Time: 0800hrs to 1600hrs

Location: Shooting Bay 6

Fee: $100

Seats Available: 10 (First come first served)

Practical Pistol: What is it? Isn’t all pistol shooting practical. The short answer is no. Standing static and shooting is very quickly being replaced by practical action shooting. Both competition and self-defense require movement with a firearm. Addressing all of the things going on in a dynamic scenario while under stress is what practical shooting is all about. This ARPC event serves a foundational beginning to one’s action shooting journey.

Target Audience: For AGC badge holders that are interested in learning and applying practical pistol skills. There has been an abundant interest by members to get into action shooting at the AGC. Currently, there has been no avenue for AGC Badge holders to acquire the correct skills in a safe manner to participate in action shooting. ARPC has a proven and safe curriculum derived from the popular “Carbine clinic” to address the practical pistol training need. This event is not for an individual that just learned how to shoot a pistol yesterday.

Requirements: Must be an AGC badge holder, possess a serviceable semi-auto pistol in 9mm, 40 or 45 cal, holster and three magazines. 350 rds of pistol ammunition minimum, full coverage eye protection, ear protection, and a good attitude. Participants should be comfortable with and operate safely the pistol of their choice.

Participants must be holster certified by the AGC. Arrangements may be made to perform the practical holster certification on the day of the event.

What to expect from the event: The event is 8 hours on the range with no classroom time. The practical skills taught are agnostic to self-defense or competition style shooting. We will cover the following high level areas:

Basic Marksmanship fundamentals and safety refresher

Holster and gear setup

Target selection and transitions

Magazine changes

Malfunctions

Economy of motion

Shooter Mindset and planning

Basic moving and shooting

For more information or to reserve your seat, please send an email to arlingtonrpc.executiveofficer@gmail.com

Reserved individuals will get an email with more detailed information.

v/r

ARPC XO

How to survive a Heart Attack when you are alone

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

I recently lost a friend to a heart attack. Another friend sent me this message. I thought it is something I needed to share with you. I hope none of you will ever need it.

God Bless you all,

Rob Cowan

From a friend of mine whose sister is a surgical nurse and certified CPR teacher: Please pause for 2 minutes and read this:

1. Let’s say it’s 7:25 p.m. and you’re going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.

2. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated.

3 Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home.

4. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far.

5. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy who taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.

6. HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE? Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

7. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

8. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

9. Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!!

10. A cardiologist says If everyone who gets this mail kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life.

11. Rather than sending jokes, please… contribute by forwarding this mail which can save a person’s life.

12. If this message comes around you… more than once… please don’t get irritated… You should instead, be happy that you have many friends who care about you & keeps reminding you how to deal with a Heart attack. Hold your finger down on the message and hit forward.

More work to be done in Annapolis for the anti-gun bills

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

There are two bad bill hearings being held tomorrow, Thursday, Feburary 26 2020:

HB 910 – which would mainly affect those who are building thier own firearms at home. This has always been legal to do for your own use, but this bill would make the firearms that you built without a federally reconginzed serial number illegal. The Senate Version of this bill SB 958 does not yet have a hearing date posted.

HB 1257 – Places huge additional burdensome requrements on firearms dealers.

A good bill:

SB 881 – will reduce the requirement to demonstrate safe firearms handling. The key to this bill is elliminating the requirement to actually fire the firearm, (one shot). This requirement was added back in 2013. The consequence of the live fire requirement made it impossible for anyone living in Baltimore City to get training in the city, since there are no gun ranges in the city. City residents would have to travel outside Baltimore City to get trained.

Please read the following email. We need you to contact your legislators. If you can come to the hearing, call or email your representatives.

Thank you,

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

P.S. HB 1261 The bill that would have added many firearms to the banned list and required a registration feel of $290, $580 then $1000 per firearm or you would be a felon was pulled. Your actions made a difference. Thank you!

Delegate Arikan is accepting your written testimony!

Maryland Shall Issue
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Submit Written Testimony or Speak in Person on 2/26 and 3/4!
Our efforts to promote and defend Marylanders’ rights to keep and bear arms continue this week in Annapolis and its is, as always, an uphill battle against those who care not a whit about your rights. Yet, we do have some good news! HB1261 (http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/hb1261?ys=2020RS) has been withdrawn. That bill that would have banned the sale of virtually all guns with extended pistol grips or muzzle flash suppressors or other features like thumbhole stocks. We thank each and every one of you who voiced your concerns. In particular, we thank the clear-thinking members of the General Assembly who were instrumental in this withdrawal of HB 1261, including Del. Kipke, Del.Szeliga, Del. Cox and Del. Arikan, as well as others too numerous to name. The fight is hardly over, as there are still very bad bills out there that would leave gun owners vulnerable to prosecution and crazy regulations. Read up on them at tinyurl.com/guns2020. We need your support!

Here’s what you can do:
1. Submit WRITTEN TESTIMONY to the committee considering the bill on how and why this legislation is wrong or how it will impact your life. Such written testimony can be submitted to the committee on the day of the hearing via a PDF file on a flash drive.
2. Go see your representatives in Annapolis or in their District Offices. This is essential.
3. Come to Annapolis to give VERBAL TESTIMONY to the committee considering the bill. Get to Annapolis between 9am-11:00am on the day of the hearing to sign up to speak.
Prepare a 90 second testimony of what you would like to say to the committee. Remember, be polite. If you don’t want to speak you can sign up and simply say “me too” when it’s your turn.
4. Send an email to Del. Arikan and include your Name and Address (so the delegates know if you are their constituent), your email address, the bill numbers and whether you SUPPORT or OPPOSE the bill. Send to Lauren.Arikan (mailto:Lauren.Arikan)
5. Do ALL Of The Above! Don’t rely on other guy to protect your rights!

mailto:lauren.arikan

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CHANGE of DATE for this weekends 200 yard steel shoot

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Arlington’s 200-yard Steel Plate Rifle Shoot has been moved to Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The AGC High Power League needed the range for that date and we agreed to move to Sunday. This is a lot of fun and very informal shoot. We put steel out at approximately 220 meters. .30 caliber or less is allowed, no armor piercing black tip or greeen tip ammo is allowed.

I hope to see you there.

Thank you,

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

2 Gun Action Event 22 Feb 2020

Members,

We will be conducting a 2 Gun practical fun shoot this Saturday from 0900 to 1300ish hrs. I’ll be at the club shed around 0800 to grab targets. We will be setting up 2 bays This will be an informal event. No registration required. However, the safety brief will be at 0900. Everyone requires a safety brief or you won’t be allow to participate. Full coverage eye protection is required and non negotiable. Polycarbonate and/or glass prescription eye wear does not provide adequate frontal or side impact protection. Bring your favorite ear protection.

Bring your cased firearms to the bays or load your shooting carts at your car. Park anywhere in the gravel across from the shooting bays. Try to park close together so everyone can fit in the parking area.

Guns:
AR rifle in .223 or 5.56 only (no green tip, tracer, or armor piercing ammo. Bi-metal ammo is ok)
Semi-auto pistol in 9, 40, or 45
Plan to run the stages multiple times. Each stage is about 10 -15 rifle rounds and 30 pistol rounds.

Gear:
Holster with mag holders of some sort (no dump tables for pistols) Rifle Sling required (no dump barrels for rifles)
2 mags per gun minimum
Gloves to move steel

If anyone needs the practical portion of the AGC holster cert, we will be able to conduct that as well during or at the end of the event depending on how many folks attend.

Weather call will be on Friday.

ARPC XO

Bad Gun Bills for Maryland are being presented in Annapolis. Your action is needed!

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

This is year is the worst year for gun bills since I have been going to Annapolis. The House Bill 1261 will make almost any semiautomatic rifle and some pistols that were legally purchased in Maryland an assault weapon. The bill would require $290 registration per firearm for a few months, then the registration goes up to $580, then $1,000 per firearm. If you don’t register the firearm in that period of time, you would be breaking the law.

HB 636 and SB 646 are Gun Storage Bills that would criminalize if a minor could have unsupervised access to a loaded or unloaded gun. The addiition of the could possibly have access to unloaded firearm is what is being added by this bill. If this bill passes, at this time, there is an exception if a minor has their Hunter Safety certificate.

SB 958 and HB 910 Untraceable firearms.

HB910 SB 958 – Bans untraceable firearms

There are more bad bills and a few good bills on the Maryland Shall Issue Website.

You can make a difference by letting your representatives know you oppose these bills. Every year, our Maryland Legislators are lobbied by antigun activists to add more restrictions to legal gun owners and ban firearms that were legally purchased in Maryland. Your representatives need to hear from you or they will only hear from the antigun activists. PLEASE take action and contact your representatives!

I have attached the latest email I received from Maryland Shall Issue. Please go to the Marylandshallissue.org website.

Thank you,

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Here is the email I received from Maryland Shall Issue

Your testimony is needed in Annapolis.

Maryland Shall Issue
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BAD GUN BILLS! WE NEED YOUR HELP!
As always, you can find these bills in MSI’s tracker at tinyurl.com/guns2020. You can find your representatives at mdelect.net. The below is a message from Delegate Lauren Arikan:

What can YOU do?

1. Submit WRITTEN TESTIMONY to the committee about why this legislation is wrong or how it will impact your life.

Include the following info. in your email:

A. Name
B. Address (so the delegates know if you are their constituent)
C. Email Address
D. The Bill #’s and OPPOSE ( You can send one email with all of the bills #’s on it)
E. Send to Lauren.Arikan (mailto:Lauren.Arikan) (or reply to this email)
F. You can also submit it to the committee on the day of the hearing but it will need to be a PDF file on a flash drive.

2. Come to Annapolis to give VERBAL TESTIMONY to the committee.

A. Get to Annapolis between 9am-11:00am on the day of the hearing to sign up to speak.
B. Prepare a 90 second testimony of what you would like to say to the committee. Remember, be polite!
C. If you don’t want to speak you can sign up and simply say “me too” when it’s your turn.

3. Or DO BOTH!

We need verbal testimony on several days – please come if you can or at least submit written testimony.
Please feel free to call or email me (mailto:Lauren.Arikan) with any questions.

Thank you!

Kind Regards,
Lauren

Delegate Lauren Arikan
Deputy Minority Whip
District 7| Baltimore & Harford Counties
Maryland House of Delegates
6 Bladen St. Room 324
Annapolis, MD 21401
Office: 410-841-3334

The mentioned bills can be found at tinyurl.com/guns2020

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Presidents Day Fun Shoot on the Barnes Range Tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We will be having a steel plate rifle fun shoot tomorrow, Monday, February 17 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the Barnes Range.

Come on out and have some fun.

We had a great weekend so far! The steel plate pistol shoot Saturday was a blast. A big thanks to Paul for bringing his stove. We were able to keep nice and warm.

I also want to thank everyone who came out to help with the Fundraiser frame build. We built 94 frames today! It was a lot of fun and it really helped our Juniors program.

I hope you can come out tomorrow.

Have a great week!

Thank you,

Rob