The April 19th Women On Target Rifle Clinic is Cancelled

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Due to the uncertainty of the AGC being closed and current health concerns, the Women On Target Rifle Clinic scheduled for April 19th is cancelled. We appreciate all of the support that you give to this valuable program. We are looking forward to offering the Women On Target Pistol Program later this year.

I hope you and your family are doing well. You are part of our Arlington family. Please reach out if you need any help during this time.

God Bless you and your family,

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Down time allows us to do maintenance on our firearms

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

I hope you and your family are doing well. If you have some down time, you may want to consider doing some maintenance on your firearms. Here is a pretty comprehensive video on how to field strip, clean and lube your AR-15 rifle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdBiZfv1jSs

Best Wishes to you and your family.

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Rifle/ Pistol clinic 28 March 2020 CANX

Members,

Please be advised that our ARPC clinics are all cancelled until further notice as a result of the AGC facility closure guidance. When the AGC opens again, we will work to get things rescheduled. Please be safe, wash your hands and remember your training because you just might need it someday.

ARPC XO

AGC is closed as of 5:00 p.m. Thursday 19 March

To Arlington Club members

The AGC is closed as of 5:00 p.m. this evening until further notice. I’ll keep you posted on any new developments.

Stay healthy

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Volunteers needed this Sunday

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Arlington will be assembling three sheds on the Action Shooting Range this Sunday. The platform of the shed has been built, as are the sides. We will be installing the side panels and the roofs on Sunday. Volunteers with carpentry skills and strong backs are needed. It looks like the work will start at about 7:30 a.m. and go until the roofs and tar paper are on. We should have a good idea of how far we are by tomorrow evening. I’ll put out an updated status.

Thank you,

Rob

Reminder: 100-yard Steel Plate Rifle Shoot Tomorrow

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Saturday, March 14, 2020, we have a 100-yard Steel Plate Rifle Shoot on the Barnes range from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
At 8:00 a.m., we need help with loading and setting up the steel, moving benches and hanging banners.

We are not expecting 250 people to come to this shoot. We will be shooting outside from individual benches.
Please use common sense, shaking hands is discouraged.

Have a great weekend!

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Volunteers are needed tomorrow from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to help building Arlington’s and the AGC sheds at the Action shooting range

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Thank you to the volunteers who have helped with the project so far. We need to have a number of volunteers tomorrow, Saturday morning, to help frame out the front of the sheds and install railroad tie bases. The project will be from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Please meet at the Pavillion at the Action Shooting Range.

Thank you in advance!

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Urgent, your help is needed for House Bill 1104 and Senate Bill 1074

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Please call your State Senators. We need your help to keep this bill from being passed into law.

House Bill 1104 Regulated Firearms Transfer, was passed with amendments that made it worse than the original bill.

We need your immediate action to help stop the Senate Version of the bill: SB 1074. The House Bill makes it illegal to loan a regulated firearm (i.e. pistol or AR) unless the person you are lending it to is in your actual presence.

In other words, you would be required to transfer the ownership of the gun to the person you are loaning it to through the Maryland State Police or Gun Shop (if they will agree to do so).

This would make firearms training next to impossible. Instructors would only be able to train one or two students at a time. Classes like Women On Target would be greatly affected. It would not be practical to have a bunch of men who owned rifles or pistols used for training women stand next to them while they are receiving instruction.

If the Senate agrees to pass this bill without changes, it will be very hard to do any firearms training.

You won’t be allowed to store guns in your house for neighbors who are going on vacation or having work done on their home.

No one in your family would be allowed to take your AR or pistol to the range to shoot, unless you were supervising them.

· Please call your state Senator AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and let them know that SB 1074 is a terrible bill that will punish honest gun owners. The House had a surprise vote. We need to contact our Senators and let them know before they vote on this bill.

Thank you,

Rob Cowan

President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Call for volunteers this Saturday

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We will be having a work day this Saturday. We are building 3 sheds: One for Arlington and two for the AGC Action Shooting. We will be building sections of the sheds in the AGC Maintenance Building all day Saturday. We need volunteers with some carpentry skills and the ability to use a circular saw, miter saw or nail gun. We will also be moving a lot of wood and prefab shed sections.

I’ll send out an email with more details for Saturdays start time.

Thank you,

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Benchrest League Starts Sunday

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Benchrest League Starts This Sunday

The Benchrest League kicks off its 2020 Season this Sunday at 11am on the Barnes Multi-Purpose Range. We use the dedicated Benchrests (lanes 91-100).

What’s Benchrest? It’s a very precise sport where individuals attempt to shoot 5 bullets into the smallest group possible (all in one hole). Winning scores in competition are determined by how well each competitor achieves this goal or in other words, how closely the shots are grouped. Shooters make use of a front and rear rest for their rifles, and the rests sit on a solid table or bench, hence the name "benchrest."

There are two types of competition; rimfire at 50 yards and centerfire at 100 yards. Individuals can compete in either event or both. Format for both events consists of shooting a five shot group at each of five targets. Monthly score is based on the shooters tightest group out of the five. End of year score/ranking is based on an average of the four best monthly scores.

Any safe rifle is allowed and ideally should be equipped with a scope of 32X or greater magnification. Additional equipment includes adjustable front rest and fixed/solid rear rest; sleds are not allowed.

Sound interesting? Contact Richard Durant at nabalab so he can get your name and email address.