29 May 2016 Arlington Rifle and Pistol 3-Gun Steel Event

Sunday 29 May 0900-1500 hrs, Arlington Rifle and Pistol will be hosting a 3-Gun Steel event on the AGC 200yd range. It is open to ARPC, AGC members and invited guests only. It has been a while since we have had a 3-Gun event and the weather is forecasted to be beautiful. The club recently made a large steel purchase that includes pepper poppers, pistol plate rack, and knockdown shotgun targets. This will be the most elaborate course of fire to date.

What you need:

AR semiauto rifle that shoots .223 or 5.56 (no armor piercing or M855 green tip)
Semiauto pistol in 9, 40 or 45 (no magnum rounds)
Shotgun (pump or semiauto) Bird shot ammo only
Magazine fed shotguns are fine but be prepared to be ridiculed while you jam after every round fired.
Minimum 2 magazines per firearm
Minimum 150 rds of rifle and pistol, 100 rds bird shot
Serviceable holster rig to carry pistol and magazines
Hearing protection
Full coverage ballistic eye protection (Wal-Mart sunglasses or standard prescription eyewear doesn’t count)

Suggestions:

Folding chair, shotgun shell caddy, rifle mag holder, rifle sling, water, gun cleaning kit, sunscreen, bug spray, hat, and a willingness to win

Course of Fire:

You will find out the course when you arrive. The load out is not specified. Carry as much as you want. This course of fire will require running as there is a large distance between shooting points. In an effort keep things moving and allowing for multiple runs per person, the match director will ask that everyone be ready to shoot when they come to the line and hustle to reset the steel and move off the course.

Safety and Administrative:

Safety brief is at 0900. No one shoots without a safety brief. Those that wish to help with setup, may show up at the club shed at 0800 for load out and setup. We will have chow cooked on the range for donations, so bring some cash. There is a $10 dollar donation per shooter for the event. Donations will go to the club steel fund. Anyone looking to become an ARPC member, may apply at the event. We should also have some ARPC T-shirts for sale for $15.

Please do not ask to shoot any firearms other than AR semiautos, standard semiauto or pump shotguns and typical semiauto pistols. We hate to bring this up every time but there is always one shooter that wants to shoot grand daddy’s musket, M1 or Makarov pistol. This is a friendly but competitive event. Standardization of firearms minimizes risk and keeps everyone from waiting to shoot while you load or fix a jammed musket. So please don’t be that fella that shows up with a baseball bat to play football.

Above all, it is Memorial Day weekend. It is the tday that we remember and show respect for those that died during combat actions. So come out and have some fun slingin’ rounds at steel in their honor.

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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,

Rob

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!