Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club Newsletter – May 2015

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club Newsletter
May 6 2015

Arlington has a busy spring schedule.

Saturday, May 9th – Fundraiser Frame Build benefitting Arlington Juniors in the lower Barnes Range House. From 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. No tools or experience are necessary, we build the frames on an assembly line basis.

Wednesday, May 13th Club meeting will be held in Memorial Hall from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. We have a lot to discuss. Bring your show and tell items. We will be having a special celebration at the meeting.

Saturday, May 16th – Bust Fest – For $10, you get to break all the birds you want. The last Bust Fest was a huge success. Come out to one of Arlington’s most popular events. Please remember, target loads only with #7.5, #8, or #9 shot with a velocity of 1200 Feet Per Second (FPS) due to the proximity of Marriottsville road are allowed.

May 24th – Steel Plate Rifle Shoot
from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Barnes Multi-purpose range.

Saturday, May 30th – Fundraiser Frame Build benefitting Arlington Juniors in the lower Barnes Range House. From 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. No tools or experience are necessary, we build the frames on an assembly line basis.

Sunday, May 31st, 3- Gun Shoot with Old Post. Arlington will be doing a 3-gun shoot with Old Post and Greenbelt. Bring out your friends for a fantastic shooting experience.

Saturday, June 6, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Arlington’s annual Libby Match – We need 14 Volunteers to help run this event. Please come out and support your club.

Once again, a big thank you to all of our volunteers. We couldn’t organize the programs that we do without your help.

Have a great spring!


Updated Lewis Libby Match Program Added to Downloads

Please see the Downloads section in the right-hand column of the page to find the most up-to-date version of the 2015 Lewis Libby Match Program. It should answer more of the most asked questions folks are having.

Lewis Libby Registration Form and Program Have Been Posted

Information on the 2015 Lewis S Libby Junior Match have been posted to the Downloads section of the web site (right-hand column). You may also click on the links below:

Lewis S Libby Junior Match Registration Form

Note: This is a fillable pdf. I suggest downloading it first, then filling it out, saving it, and attaching it to an email to the Youth Program Coach per the instructions on the form.

2015 Lewis S Libby Junior Match Program

ARPC Youth Program Air Rifle Competition Participation

On Sunday, 2 November, the Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club Youth Program participated in a portion of the U.S. Army Junior Air Rifle Precision 60 Shot Standing competition in cooperation with the Dallastown Area High School MCJROTC and the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit. The shoot was a sectional match of the US Army Junior Air Rifle Championship (USAJARC). Seven shooters representing two clubs participated in this phase of the match, which takes place over four months at ranges all over the country. At the completion of the match in January, 2015, participating shooters are ranked nationally among all participants.

On Sunday, 14 December, the Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club Youth Program will host the first annual Friendship Air Rifle match between the Monumental Rifle and Pistol Club Juniors Program and the Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club Youth Program. Six shooters from each club will compete in a course of fire consisting of 60 shots with the air rifle from a shooting position of their choice, prone, standing, or kneeling. There will be two relays, 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM, and lunch will be served between the relays. Parents, club members, and other supporters of the shooters are encouraged to come and watch the match.

Thank You,
Brian S.

ARPC Hosts US Army Marksmanship Tournament, Dec 7 & 8

To all:
ARPC hosted and shot the US Army Marksmanship Tournament at our range on Dec 7 & 8. This was the first tournament we have ever hosted. Mother Nature threw us a curve ball on Sunday (SNOW!!!!!), but we were able to make other arrangements so that additional teams could shoot. In all we had a total of 37 shooters and 8 teams participate, between Sporter and Precision class. To the volunteers that helped, thank you very much.

Now to the information everyone wants…the results……….(all results are preliminary until finals are posted on January 6, 2014) I don’t expect any changes.


In Precision Class: Total of 287 competitors
Liz shot 538-10 and finished 137th nationally.

In Sporter Class: Total of 595 shooters
Carter shot 405-2 and finished 449th nationally
Jade shot 449-9 and finished 332nd nationally
Melyssa shot 452-6 and finished 317th nationally
Patrick shot 464-4 and finished 276th nationally
Ethan shot 475-2 and finished 241st nationally
Chance shot 478-10 and finished 224th nationally
Zac shot 481-8 and finished 208th nationally
Jared shot 498-10 and finished 141st nationally
Liz shot 531-10 and finished 28th nationally

Team Competition: 122 teams competed
ARPC Purple (Liz, Jared Zac, Chance) Team Score of 1988-38 and finished 25th
ARPC Blue (Patrick, Ethan Jade, Carter) Team Score of 1793-17 and finished 67th

State of Maryland:

In Precision: 12 Competitors
Liz finished 8th

In Sporter: 26 Competitors

Carter finished 22nd
Jade finished 18th
Melyssa finished 16th
Patrick finished 14th
Ethan finished 13th
Chance finished 11th
Zac finished 10th
Jared finished 6th
Liz finished 1st

Team Competition:

ARPC Purple (Liz, Jared Zac, Chance) Team Score of 1988-38 and finished 2nd
ARPC Blue (Patrick, Ethan Jade, Carter) Team Score of 1793-17 and finished 4th

Depending on how the invitations roll down for the US Army Marksmanship National Finals (Feb 26-28 at Fort Benning GA), we could be sending some shooters from our club. We will know after January 6, 2014, who is invited for the nationals.



And a special thank you to Coach Chuck for his patience, training and sense of humor and for all he has done for our shooters both young and old.

Ed Bark
Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

Upcoming Events for Remainder of 2013

To Arlington club members,
There is a fundraiser frame build benefiting the Arlington Junior  this Saturday, December 7th, from 9:00 – 12:00 in the lower Barnes Range House.    No experience or tools are required.   We work on an assembly line where each person performs one or two simple tasks.

Wednesday, December 11th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., we will be having our club meeting.   We will be having our annual club elections.  Please let me know if you are interested in running for a club officer position.   We also need volunteers to help plan our club events for next year.    We are looking to add some more 3-gun shoots, action pistol and travel shotgun events.   Please let us know if you are interested.

Saturday, December 14th, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. We will be having a steel plate rifle shoot at the 200 yard range. Ring out the year by shooting steel plates.

The Arlington Juniors are having an indoor Air Rifle tournament this weekend at Memorial Hall.   Chuck and Ed are running the tournament.  Come on out to Memorial Hall if you would like to see the Arlington Juniors in Action.  Chuck and Ed will be a little short handed and could use some help.   If you can spare some time, your help would be greatly appreciated.

Have a great week!

Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club – April 2013 Newsletter

April was a busy month for Arlington.

We had four club shoots this month.

April 6th: The Charity Wobble Shoot on April 6th was successful, considering the Wobble Trap was down. Arlington members and guests made the best of it using the Lincoln Traps and turned the wobble shoot into a bust fest. Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club ended up donating three large boxes of food and $109 to the Little Sisters of the Poor St. Martin’s Home located in Catonsville. Many of the elderly residents in their care were living in poverty, before coming to St. Martin’s home. The Little Sisters were very grateful for the generous donation made by Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club.

April 20th: We had a steel plate centerfire rifle shoot at the 100-yard Barnes Multi-Purpose Range. Club members had fun shooting steel plates with rifles. We are the only club who has done this. After shooting steel plates, it’s hard to go back to shooting paper.

April 20th: on the same day, Arlington was invited to cohost a 3-gun Shoot with Greenbelt. Greenbelt did an outstanding job of designing the shoot. A big thanks to club members who pitched in to help with setting up and running the shoot. Arlington club members had a blast knocking down steel plates with buckshot, shooting targets with rifle and pistols. It was a well-run event and participants and spectators had a great time.

April 27th: What a spectacular day for a Bust Fest! I can’t remember ever having such terrific weather. We all had a terrific time soaking up the sun and breaking a lot of clays. It doesn’t get much better than this!!!

Our April Frame Build was a record breaker again. We built over 72 standard frames. We had a great time and raised a lot of money for the Arlington Juniors.

Upcoming events in May:

May 8th – Arlington Club Meeting will be held in Memorial Hall from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Topics will be: the Arlington sponsored Libby Small Bore Match coming up on June 8th. Budget items, upcoming shoots, firearms training plans, etc. Bring a Show and Tell item if you have one to share with the club. We will have the Arlington Swap Meet at the back of the room if you have any items to sell, trade or give away. We will also have a question and answer time for anyone who has a firearms related question to ask club members.

Saturday, May 11th – we will be having a Fundraiser Frame Build from 9:00 – 12:30 a.m. in the basement classroom of the Barnes Range House. No experience or tools are necessary. We have an assembly line production where each person performs one or two simple tasks. It is a lot of fun and helping out our Juniors gives everyone a great feeling.

Saturday, May 18th Bust Fest – Don’t miss the next bust fest!!! They are a terrific opportunity to do some shooting that you can’t do at the normal AGC trap shoot. It’s a lot of fun. If you haven’t shot trap before or don’t have a shotgun, come on out and give it a try. We have shotguns you can try out. Remember only target loads are permitted at the AGC trap range. We can use: Only shells firing a maximum powder load of 3 dram equivalent, shot size 7
1/2, 8 or 9 shot, and a maximum muzzle velocity of 1200 fps allowed.

May 26th – Arlington will be having another steel plate rifle shoot with centerfire rifle at the 100 yard Barnes Multi- purpose rifle range from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

***Please put the June 8th Libby Match on your calendar. This is an Arlington sponsored event. We need a lot of volunteers. We will have coffee and donuts in the morning and provide lunch to our volunteers.

Thank you!


Rob Cowan
President, Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club

AGC Shooting Events & Other Activities – July 2012

To Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club Members and Guests,

There are several items of interest that I would appreciate you taking a look at. The first is the AGC is asking for volunteers to help support the National Hunting and Fishing Day open house that is being held at the AGC on September 22nd. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is going to be having quite a program. The DNR is expecting quite a large crowd. The AGC is hoping this event will help showcase the AGC and bring in more membership to the clubs. Clubs are invited to have a booth to introduce people to their club.

The AGC has asked to have a Juniors Program demonstration/practice to showcase the Juniors Program at the AGC. They are asking Arlington and Monumental Juniors to be there to do a practice style shoot and talk to people about the Juniors Program. The AGC and DNR are inviting the Juniors from Arlington and Monumental to have a food concession at the event. This should be a good opportunity to raise money for the Juniors. We could use some parent and club volunteers to help with the concession. No details have been worked out. Please let me know if you can volunteer to help.

Please register as a volunteer by clicking on the National Hunting and Fishing Day Open House link. Please let me know if you can help with the Arlington Club booth or food concession.

To our Arlington High Power shooters – Maryland Rifle Club is announcing a vintage high power competition for this fall. I guess I should ask them if its for vintage rifles or vintage shooters? Arlington had a team at the spring competition. Maryland Rifle has been very generous in their offer to help our club members who want to shoot high power hone their skills. Please let Ben Feck or me know if you are interested in participating.

There is also information on Hunter Safety courses being offered by Baltimore County Fish and Game.

Check out the web links below for additional events that will be coming to the AGC.

2012 NRA Conventional Pistol Matches
Trap Fun Shoot at Baltimore Game & Fish Protective Association
AGC Calendar of Events

Please remember to register on the National Hunting and Fishing Day open house if you can volunteer.

Have a great week!

Thank you,
Rob C.

Juniors Events Report for June

The month of June was very busy for the Juniors Team. The month began with the ARPC Libby Match. There were 13 of our juniors competing in the match. The juniors were:

Angus T. (first tournament) (score of 493, 1 center, 4 targets)
Ginny T. (first tournament) (score of 1230, 10 centers, 8 targets
Michael M./ (score of 1372, 6 centers, 8 targets)
Erik F. (first tournament) (score of 626, 1 center, 4 targets)
Carter S. (first tournament) (score of 720, 8 centers, 4 targets)
Justin V. (score of 1565, 61 centers, 8 targets
Wynn L. (score of 1504, 26 centers, 8 targets)
Liz B. (score of 1564, 49 centers, 8 targets
Claire O. (first smallbore tournament) (score of 602, 6 centers, 4 targets)
Jade B. (first tournament) (score of 681, 7 centers, 4 targets)
Torrance K. (score of 1565, 62 centers, 8 targets)
Jared B. (first tournament) (score of 1329, 14 centers, 8 targets)
Patrick S. (first tournament) (score of 1293, 9 centers, 8 targets)

In team competition ARPC placed 2nd, only 3 points out of first place. The winning team from Arundel Fish and Game included one (1) college freshman, one (1) graduating high school senior and two (2) high school students. Our team consisted of one (1) high school sophomore student and 3 middle school students. And we only lost by three points. That says a lot about the quality of our shooters and the coaching they receive.

For individual awards:

Beginners (Under 12): First place went to Carter S.
Subjuniors: First Place Torrance K.
Second Place Liz B.
Intermediate Juniors: Third Place Michael M.
Juniors: Second Place Justin V.

There were a total of 31 shooters in this year’s tournament. That’s almost double the number we had last year. Congratulations to Sheldon Parker and all his volunteers for an amazing tournament.

The weekend of the June 23 and 24 had several juniors and one OG (Old Guy) participating in the Seitzland 3200 Point Prone Tournament in New Freedom, PA. The competitors and scores were as follows:

Wynn L. (score of 3111, 123 centers)
Justin V. (score of 3110, 114 centers)
Torrance K. (score of 3070, 96 centers)
Jared B. (score of 1467, 30 centers, only shot the first day)
Ben F. (score of 3131, 161 centers) (our OG shooter)

Congratulations to all the shooters for performing so well.

To close out the month of June, Liz B. made ARPC club history by becoming the first Junior to participate in the NRA National Air Rifle Championships as a member of the Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association Sporter Team. The tournament was held June 26-28 in Anniston, Alabama. To say that Liz held her own is an understatement. She proved that she can handle the pressure of a national tournament. Her very first shot in the tournament was a 10X. Her last shot in the tournament was a 10X. What a great way to start and finish your first national tournament.

Her scores and rankings were as follows:

Day 1: 517
Day 2: 513
Total for two days: 1030 (personal tournament high)

Second Place aggregate score on the Maryland State Sporter Team
5th place out of 15 shooters in the Subjunior category
60th place out of 109 total sporter shooters
1st place prone position for Subjunior shooters
1st place prone position for the Maryland State Sporter team

Congratulations to Liz for a job well done.

Be ready for the month of July as we have several juniors and OG (Guys and Gals) shooting in an international smallbore tournament on July 14 in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Liz B. will be participating in the NRA 2012 National Metric Smallbore Championships in Bristol, Indiana on July 13-16.

The month of July will be GREAT!!!

ArlingtonRPC Juniors Competition Update

On April 14th, three of our Juniors participated in the Maryland 3P Juniors Olympics Air Rifle Championships. Again, our Juniors showed the state of Maryland that ARPC is a team to be reckoned with. Out of 41 sporter class shooters our juniors finished as follows:

Torrance K – finished 8th with a score of 501
Liz B – finished 9th with a score of 499
Wynn L – finished 15th with a score of 465

In the subjunior category, our club swept again with Torrance placing 1st, Liz placing 2nd and Wynn placing 3rd.

Congratulation to our Juniors and Coach Chuck for a great performance.

On Saturday, May 12, the ARPC Juniors and OG (Old Guys) teams participated in the Maryland State 3P Smallbore Championships. The tournament consisted of 40 shots prone, 40 shots standing and 40 shots kneeling. Our scores were as follows:

Liz B – Score of 996 placed 15th out of 37, placed 3rd out of 10 in overall Subjuniors and placed 1st in Kneeling position for Subjuniors. Increase over last years score for this tournament of over 300 points.

Ben F – Score of 970 placed 20th out of 37. This was Ben’s first 3P Smallbore tournament.

Torrance K – score of 954 placed 21st out of 37 placed 4th out of 10 in overall Subjuniors and placed 1st in Prone position for Subjuniors. This was Torrance’s first 3P Smallbore tournament.

Ed B – Score of 823 placed 29th out of 37. Increase over last years score of over 100 points.

Wynn L – Score of 758 placed 31st out of 37 and placed 7th out of 10 in overall Subjuniors. This was Wynn’s first 3P Smallbore tournament.

Brian S – Score of 662 placed 35 out of 37.

Also unknown to Coach Chuck, Patricia Z, Arlington Club member, participated in the tournament also and scored as follows: score of 854 placed 27th out of 37. This was her first 3P Smallbore tournament.

Congratulations to our Juniors, OG’s, Patricia and Coach Chuck for a great performance!