Arlington Has a Revised Schedule of Events for This Weekend

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

The AGC still has a surplus of target frames. We are still going to meet Saturday morning at the club shed and Juniors shed to survey and repair the Juniors competition frames. We are sponsoring a 3 position Juniors Championship on June 4th. We need to make for sure we have enough frames and that the ones we have are in good repair. Please come out at 9:00 a.m. this Saturday, May 7th and lend a hand.

For those who wish to do a little steal shooting, Greenbelt has invited Arlington to a 200 yard steel plate shoot at the 200 yard range on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. No magnum caliber rifles are armor piercing ammunition is allowed. Please arrive early to help setup.

I hope everyone has a Happy Mother’s Day!

Thank you,



Arlington Picnic and Bust Fest This Saturday, April 30th

We will start the day with a Bust Fest on Trap 4 at 9:00 a.m.

The Club will be providing Hotdogs, Hamburgers and soft drinks. Please bring your favorite dish, side dish or desert. We have Memorial Hall all day, so the kitchen and refrigerator are available for our use. Everyone had a great time last year.

I hope you can make it.



The Bust Fest will be on Trap #4 or the Wobble Trap from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ammo requirements: #7.5, #8 or #9 Target load, with no more than 1200 Feet Per Second (FPS). The cost will be $15 for all the birds you want to break.

AGC Range Day Sunday, April 17th

AGC Range Day is Sunday April 17th – Arlington will be one of the clubs working to repair the roof on the pistol range that was taken out by a tree. We will be getting started around 8:00 a.m.

If you can bring some tools, please bring: circular saws, hand saws, jig saws, drills, framing nail guns, crow bars and wrenches. The demolition should go quickly. Please bring gloves if you will be helping with the demolition to avoid splinters. We will pry off the old broken rafters, trim and metal roofing. We will need a team to do the demolition, a team to cut the rafters, a team to straighten out one of the poles using chain and the tractor, and a team to do the carpentry repairs.

Reminder for Upcoming Events – April 9-13

Reminder for upcoming Arlington events:

Saturday, 9 April – Frame build – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., this fundraiser benefit our Junior’s program.  We will build approximately 40 – 24” wide frames in the Lower Barnes Range House classroom.    No skills or tools are required.  We build frames on an assembly line basis where each person performs one or two simple tasks.  These are a lot of fun and you leave with a good feeling of helping our Juniors program.

Sunday, April 10th 3-Gun Shoot at the 200-yard range from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   We shoot AR-15 rifles (.223 or 5.56 non penetrating or armor piercing rounds), Shotgun (target load ammo 7.5, 8 or #9 shot) and standard caliber pistol (no magnum).   Bring extra magazines and you should bring at least 100 rounds of pistol and rifle ammunition and a box of target load shotgun ammo. We are requesting a donation of $10 to go towards paying for our steel targets.

Tuesday, April 12th – Tuesday Night Steel Shoot at the 200 yard range from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Bring AR-15 and standard pistol caliber semiautomatic handgun and at least 100 rounds each.

Wednesday, April 13th – Club meeting from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Memorial Hall.   We will discuss upcoming events.   We have more events this year than we ever have.   Please bring any show and tell items to share with the club.  The counter at the back of the hall is available during the meeting if you have items to trade, swap or give away.

I hope you can come to some or all of these events.

Thank you,


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

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!

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!

Saturday, 20 Feb 2016 Pistol Steel Event

Pistol Steel Event 20 Feb 2016

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club will be hosting a Pistol Steel shooting event on 20 Feb 2016 between 0900hrs to 1500hrs at the 50 yd pistol range. This will be an open format shoot with no specific course of fire. Targets will be AR500 plate steel setup at ranges from 15 yds to 50 yds across 10 lanes. The event is open to ARPC members, other invited AGC clubs and invited guests.


The guidelines and rules set forth are not presented to be difficult or limit your fun factor but are for the safety of you and your fellow shooters as well as preserve the integrity of our shooting steel.


For those with the AGC holster certification badge, there will be some steel setup on the far right two positions for holster draw practice. These are the only approved lanes for certified holster draw on the 50 yd range. If you do not have an AGC Holster cert, please leave your holster in your car as you are not approved to fire with a holster at this event.

Guns and Ammo:

Only pistol caliber handguns may be fired at this event. No long guns of any type. Long guns at the pistol range can present a muzzle awareness problem as seen in the past. AK, AR pistol and SBRs can be left at home for the same reason. Not to mention, these firearms are chambered to fire calibers that can present ricochet risks at close range.

No magnum (except .22 magnum) or armor piercing rounds may be fired. Ammo that is rimfire / centerfire.17 to .45 cal may be fired. Leave your .50 AE Desert Eagles at home please. If you are caught violating these club event rules, you will be asked to leave.

Safety Brief:

A detailed safety brief that covers firearms handling, target engagement and emergency procedures will be given. No shooter will be allowed to shoot without a safety brief from a club board member. The ARPC XO will be responsible for the initial brief at 0900ish. Any walk-on personnel arriving throughout the day will be briefed individually.

Weather and kit:

You are required to bring everything you need to shoot including eye and ear protection, ECI’s, and weather appropriate gear. The weather for Saturday is forecast to be sunny and 59 degrees.


Our usual complement of Mom Pat’s Range chow will be on hand for your consumption. So please bring some cash to donate in order to keep our self sustaining food fund running for future events.

POC for this event is the ARPC XO. Above all, have fun! See you on the Range!

Paul Casale