April Arlington Rifle & Pistol Club Newsletter

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

April has been a blur of activity for Arlington. Our club has been extremely active. We have had three 3-gun shoots, our Tuesday Night Steel Shoots, a fundraiser frame build, supported the Boy Scout Small bore shoot and we repaired the pavilion roof at the pistol range on AGC Range day. We supported the Women on Target Program on Sunday April 24th and are having a Bust Fest and potluck club picnic on Saturday, April 30th.

Congratulations to our Juniors team who shot very well against the top shooters in the country at the Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs. Three of our Juniors: Sarah, Torrance and Claire competed in the Women’s Air Rifle Championships. They were among the top shooters among 194 competitors. Wynn won the Silver Medal in the Men’s Air Rifle Junior Olympic Championship for the 14 -17 year old.

Our club member Dave Dobbs has been very generous with his support of our Juniors team. Dave was a huge help with the Libby Match last year and has been instrumental in helping us get the political signs that we use for target frame backers for our Juniors fundraisers. Thanks to Dave and the Howard County Republican club for their generous donations and support to our Juniors program. Dave is running for a position as a convention delegate in Howard County. Please support Dave and help him collect the election signs that will be donated to our Juniors program fundraisers this upcoming week. We will be posting additional information on how we can help collecting these signs.

A big thanks to everyone who came out last weekend on the AGC Range Day to help repair the 20 foot section of the pavilion at the pistol range that was damaged by a falling tree. The existing rafters, roofing material, beams and metal posts were damaged. In 5 hours Arlington volunteers along with volunteers from other AGC clubs to replace the roof structure of the pistol range. A special thank you to Jim for bringing food out for the volunteers.

We are the most active club, because of our volunteers. I want to take everyone for donating your time for the Juniors Fundraisers, setting up, running and taking down our club events and your continued support of our daily operations. We could not possibly have the events we are able to put on without your generous support. Thanks to the generous donations our club members we have been able to order more steel targets for our clubs upcoming shoots.

A special thanks also goes out to Greenbelt Gun Club. Greenbelt has been a special friend to Arlington. They have provided generous support setting up the 3-gun shoots and have provided barriers and dump barrels for rifles and shotguns. Last weeks joint 3-gun shoot with Greenbelt was the best yet.

Have a great week!

Arlington RPC’s Junior Members to Compete at National Junior Olympic Championships

I’m happy to spread a good news about Arlington RPC’s junior members.
“Sarah Hickey, Torrance Kang, Wynn Lekhavanija and Claire O’Neel earned an invitation to compete in the 2016 National Rifle and Pistol Junior Olympic Championships (NJOSC) at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. 

The NJOSC is the only national shoulder-to-shoulder junior indoor championship and is a tremendous opportunity to gain experience and meet and learn from elite junior shooters from across the country. 

To compete is quite an honor, as only the finest junior athletes in the nation attend. This event provides the opportunity of obtaining possible future shooting scholarships and a National Junior Team appointment allowing them to take their skill set to the international level.”

Congratulations to all!

Chris L


Change of Venue for Sunday’s Frame Build

Sunday’s Frame Build will be in the “TRAP ROOM” of Memorial Hall from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Please come out and help us with our fundraiser. No experience or tools are required.

Reminder: Tomorrow we will be doing a 2-gun shoot at the 200 yard range. Bring your AR or AK and pistols (no magnum rounds). It should be a lot of fun.

Thank you,


Request for Help Bringing Campaign Signs Back to AGC on Sunday

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

The Howard County Republican Club is donating some political signs for us to use as backer boards for our fundraiser frame builds. We have to pick them up at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday at their headquarters by Normandy Shopping Center. It isn’t too far from the AGC. We will need a hand and a pickup truck or two to help collect the signs and put them into the Juniors shed. We should be able to do this after Sunday’s frame build.

We appreciate your help!

Thank you,

Membership Renewals for 2104

Dear Members and guests,

The Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club (ARPC) will process 2014 membership renewals and applications during the November monthly meeting to be held on Wednesday 13 November. Please find, download and complete the Membership Dues and Payment Form found under “downloads” on the ARPC website. Dues for 2014 have not changed. They are still $40.00. Please remit with a check made payable to: Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club.

For parents or guardians of the ARPC Junior’s Team members. The ARPC will be accepting 2014 ARPC membership and registration for the Junior’s Team for 2014. The fee is $20.00. This fee has not changed from 2013. Please find, download and complete the Membership Dues and Payment Form found under “downloads” on the ARPC website. There is a provision on the form for Junior’s. Please remit with a check made payable to: Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club.

There are two options for renewal: You may attend one of the monthly meetings in November or December or mail your renewal to the Club Post Office Box. The address is:

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club
PO Box 69
Simpsonville, Maryland 21150-0069

Depending on volume, ARPC 2014 Membership Cards will either be given to you the evening of the monthly meeting or mailed to your address on file.

The AGC will not be represented during the ARPC November meeting. AGC 2014 Range Badge renewal schedule will be announced separately.

Pat Koehler
ARPC Treasurer
27 October 2013

Emergency Frame Build Saturday, Sep 7th, 9:00am

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club,

The AGC only has two target frames left in their inventory. To meet the growing need, we will be having an unscheduled target frame build at the Juniors Shed Saturday from 9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Please come out and give us a hand. We need to raise some money to support the Juniors.

No special tools or skills are required. We use an assembly line process, where each person performs one or two simple tasks. Everyone has a lot of fun and leaves with a good feeling for helping our Juniors team.

Thank you!