Bust Fest and Picnic Saturday

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

This weekend we will be having a bust fest trap shoot and picnic. Families and friends are welcome. The club will provide, grilled brats, hotdogs, soft drinks and chips. If you can, please bring a side dish or desert to share.

The Bust Fest will be on Trap 4 (Wobble Trap) from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The picnic will be held in the trap room.

This event is a lot of fun. I hope you can come.

Thank you,



MidwayUSA foundation donations to help Arlington Junior Program

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

The MidwayUSA Foundation is having a drive for April. If you can make a donation to our Juniors through the MidwayUSA program we can help our Juniors. Our Juniors program is listed as: Arlington Rifle & Pistol Club Juniors Shooting Team, ID # R5634.

Thank you,

Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club


Our April Online Donation Drive is in full swing! To encourage some friendly competition that will only benefit your shooting team, we will be updating you on the qualifying teams, each week. Use this list to encourage your team members, volunteers, and donors to keep the giving going. As a reminder, we’ll award the top four performing teams. If your shooting team generates the most in online donations it will receive $5,000. The second place team will receive $4,000, third place receives $3,000, and fourth place wins $2,000 in team endowment funds. In addition to rewarding the top four teams, we’ll draw sixteen teams, at random, to each win $1,000. And because our entire mission is to help communities fund their shooting team, we are also giving a pair of Bushnell binoculars. Every team that receives, at least, $400 in donations (while supplies last). Use the binoculars to congratulate a top fundraiser, thank a generous donor, or conduct another fundraiser for your team.

This a great incentive to show your supporters how easy it is to give to your shooting team, right through our website. Simply search for your team, click on your team name, and hit the big, red donate button from your phone, tablet, or computer. Remind your donors that every donation will be matched through current Matching Program too. Good luck to your shooting team during the month of April!


Range Walk-through 4/13/19 @ 11am

We will be hosting a range walk-through for any members and prospective members. Please RSVP to “arlingtonrpc.vicepresident@gmail.com”. I will meet anyone who requires a walk-through at the Barnes Range House on Saturday April 13th @ 11am.

( 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 have been muddy. Eye and ear protection are required if you do not have any please let me know and I will have some available.)

Reminder: Arlington Club Meeting Tomorrow from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club Members,

We have a lot of material to cover at our club meeting tomorrow.

We will review the results of the Maryland General Assembly Gun Bills. It was one of the strangest sessions we have ever had. A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended the hearings and contacted their representatives. YOU really made a difference!

We have a lot of club activities to discuss as well.

As always, we will have a swap meet at the back of the room for you to buy, sell, trade or give away anything. We will also have a show and tell, so if you have an interesting item, please bring it in to show it to the club.

Thank you to everyone in our club has been volunteering to help at our club activities. We could not possibly do it without you!

See you tomorrow!


Joint 3 Gun event, 13 April


Below is a copy of the AGC Action Shooting bulletin for a joint event 13 April. Make sure you register with practiscore to attend and don’t be late.



APRIL 13th 2019

AGC ACTION SHOOTING and ARLINGTON RIFLE and PISTOL CLUB are combining on Saturday April 13th for a DYNAMIC 3 GUN EVENT on the AGC 200YD field.

We are using PRACTISCORE to register shooters and report match results. If you plan on attending registration on Practiscore is required. Please use the link below to Register.

Check in will be from 8:15 am till 8:45 am. Safety brief at 8:50 am. Match starts at 9:00 am. You MUST be checked in and attend the Safety Brief to participate in the match.

Setup will be at 8:00 am. Bring gloves to handle the steel.

Cost: $10.00

Ammo restrictions:

Pistol: 9mm-45 cal. suggested. No magnum rounds, no AR pistols.

Rifle: AR platform suggested. .223 or 5.56. No: magnum ammo, green tip 855, or armor piercing. No SBR’s or AK’s.

Shotgun: Shotshells: bird shot #7.5-#9. 1300fps or less. No Buckshot or steel shot. No SLUGS are required.

Please remember we are all VOLUNTEERS putting on these events. Please get involved and help where ever you can.

Lunch: hotdogs, brats, chips, cookies, drinks and water for a reasonable donation to the food fund. Bring some extra cash.


Arlington has three club events this weekend!

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Arlington has three events this weekend!

Saturday, April, 6, 2019 – We have a Steel Plate Pistol Shoot from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the pistol range. This is an extremely popular event. Caliber limits: standard calibers up to .45 caliber, no magnum rounds are permitted. We have a lot of steel and need help setting up this shoot. Please meet us at the club shed at 8:15 a.m. to get the steel loaded and set up at the pistol range. We need club member volunteers to help mentor our guests. Rick Hensley has kindly volunteered to run this event for Arlington, (Thanks Rick!). Please come out and give Rick a hand.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 – Arlington will be kicking off its Wednesday Night Trap League from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Please come out and support this terrific event. What a great opportunity to learn how to shoot trap and have a lot of fun. A big thanks to Richard Durant for all of your hard work setting this up!

Sunday, April 7, 2019 – Fundraiser Frame Build will be from 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at the AGC Maintenance Building. No woodworking skills or tools are needed. We build 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 for supporting Arlington’s Junior Rifle Program.

I want to thank you for your support to our club. We could not possibly do all that we do without your help.

Have a terrific weekend!


Volunteers Needed! We have a Fundraiser Frame Build Sunday!

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

We need help building target frames this coming Sunday, April 7, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at the AGC maintenance building. No woodworking experience or tools are needed. 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 we all leave with a good feeling because we helped to support Arlington’s Juniors Program.

I hope to see you there.

Thank you,


Arlington is starting a Saturday Night Trap League this coming Saturday from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

Richard has kindly volunteered to start a Saturday Evening Trap League for our club. We need club members and family/guest members to come out to support this event.
The weather is warm and it is lighter later in the evening. It has been absolutely beautiful at the range. Please contact Richard and let him know if you can make it.

This is a terrific opportunity to learn how to shoot trap.

Thank you,


Saturday Evening Trap League

We are starting a Saturday evening Trap League. This is a unique opportunity to participate in a formal trap event. The League will be handicapped so that shooters are competing against individuals of equal ability. The evening hours should prove to be nice temperature wise and we will be using the floodlights at dusk.

Specifics are:

· the League will meet on the first Saturday of every month from March through October, inclusive, from 6 to 9pm

· check-in will be on Trap #3 at 5:15pm

· March will be a practice/get acquainted month, followed by seven months of competition *

· the course of fire each month will consist of two rounds of trap and your total number of hits will constitute your monthly score

· your end-of-season score will be the total of your four best monthly scores

· monthly costs, to cover the birds, will be $8 for AGC members, $12 for non-AGC members, and $6 for Juniors (trap tickets will be accepted)

· there will be a onetime $15 entry fee that goes into a prize fund

· end-of-year awards will be given out based on the Lewis Class scoring system; the rule of ‘one class for every six shooters’ will prevail

· 1stand 2ndplace prizes will be awarded in each class (have a one in three chance of winning)

· a shooter will be allowed to enter the League at any time, but must compete a minimum of four months to be eligible for end-of-year awards

· only AGC card holders, or immediate family members thereof, and active Junior members of an AGC affiliated club will be allowed to compete

In keeping with Arlington’s spirit of fun and fellowship, members of other AGC clubs are welcome to participate.

* Since we are a little late getting the League started this year, April will be the practice/get acquainted month and the season will start the first Saturday in May. This means we will have a shortened six month season but all the rules remain the same.

If you plan on participating please contact our League Chairman, Richard Durant, at nabalab@comcast.net

Carbine clinic complete


We completed our spring 2019 beginner carbine clinic on Saturday. What a great day it was. Perfect weather and a great group of shooters. I wanted to thank the members that participated and for their level of attention to safety. Great job everyone. Special thanks to Rick Hensley and Bill O’Loughlin for watching the firing line and coaching members throughout the whole day. Looking forward to the fall for an advanced class.

Thank you


30 March Carbine Clinic


The 30 March 2019 Beginner Carbine Clinic is full and ready to go. All invitees were notified by email directly. The weather looks to be good for Saturday. Bring lots of ammo. No one ever complained they had too much ammo. As a reminder, this is an invitational event only. So please, no guests, walk-ons or on-lookers at the event. Thanks.

See you there