Arnold Rifle and Pistol Club

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                           Welcome Arnold Rifle & Pistol Club                              

                                   8343 Metropolitan Blvd                                    

Barnhart, MO 63012

 

General Membership Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 7:30-9:00 pm at the Arnold VFW, located on Church Road, just off Jeffco Blvd. 


Arnold VFW - click here for directions

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Club shooting hours of 8:30 am to sunset are strictly enforced

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Sunset Hours.
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Club Range Schedule and Event Calendar

Events are subject to change, call the Match Director responsible for the event or match for updates.












                              3-House Trap Range

 

With over 25 acres of range facilities, for pistol, rifle, shot gun (skeet, trap & 5-stand), black powder, cowboy, and archery - the Arnold Rifle & Pistol Club has something to offer for shooters of every level and interest.

 

                   25/50/75/100 Yard Rifle Range  

                       

             

    CLUB FACTS AND INFORMATION

 

The ARPC was founded in the late 1950's by a group of 13 charter members as a not-for-profit “social” corporation in the State of Missouri and operated as private shooting club, in Arnold, Missouri, hence its name. Then in 1980, the ARPC migrated and built 25 acres of shooting ranges on its 107 rolling wooded acres in Jefferson County, just off Interstate 55, 20 miles South of St. Louis, between Highway Z and Highway M exits.

 

The ARPC remains a private, not-for-profit club, open to members only. The Club’s membership is now more than 1381 members. With every member also being an NRA member, the ARPC is proud to be recognized by the NRA as a “Gold Medal Club,” which means that each ARPC member must be a current NRA member in good standing.

 

The 1,400+ ARPC members have access to some of the best firearms ranges and shooting venues in the Missouri, 365  days a year, during the shooting hours of 8:30 AM until sunset daily. The ARPC offers shooting and archery sports for every age and skill level. The ARPC supports youth shooting by sponsoring a Youth Trap Team (Scholastic Clay Trap Program), Youth Hunter Education Challenge, and the Scholastic Pistol Program. The ARPC is proud to be an NRA Eddie Eagle sponsor.

 

There are ranges and venues for all shooting and archery sports. There are ranges dedicated to handguns, small and large bore rifles, black powder, combat shooting, steel plates, a cowboy & single shot rifle venue and shotguns. ARPC’s shotgun venues consist of a skeet range, 3 trap houses, a manual clay thrower, as well as a newly installed Five Stand Sporting Clay venue. There are special “shooting pits” and a combat range for competitive action shooting sports such as Steel Plates, IPSC Practical Pistol and IDPA events, and a CMP (formerly DSM) Program. The archery venue consists of both a walk-through trail and static targets.

 

Club news, articles and a calendar of shooting events are published monthly in the club newsletter the MUZZLEBLAST Along with the monthly issue of the MUZZLEBLAST, event updates and specific firearms events are updated by each Match Director responsible for his/her firearms specialty. In the "Members Only" section of our on-line web page, members have access to the Club’s Bylaws, Safety Procedures, club policies and procedures, updated range and a calendar of event scheduled as well as .pdf copies of back issues to the MUZZLEBLAST.  

 

                  

                          5-Stand Sporting Clay

 

 

 

 

 

The ARPC property has two wells, phone service, electricity and running water with two indoor toilet facilities. The ARPC Administrative Building serves as the heart of the club and has a meeting room facility equipped with Wi-Fi and classroom amenities for classroom instruction in firearms safety, youth hunting, CCW, metallic reloading, and other classes as scheduled.

There are heated and/or cooled buildings for year-round use on the trap, skeet and cowboy ranges, as well as a club-house near the rifle range.  There are multiple covered shooting positions for the rifle and pistol ranges.

Throughout the property there are various storage bins, maintenance sheds and a pole-barn containing material for use by member volunteer workers to repair range facilities and the club grounds.

 

Safety is the utmost concern of the ARPC and is the responsibility of every member.  Safety begins upon entering the front gate of the club.  Access is only gained by the use of an electronic gate key card.  This insures that only members in good standing and their guests can enter the property. 

 

The safety of the members continues with the recently installed all fiber optic, full motion video surveillance on the ranges.  All venues have a First Aid kit for immediate use and access to an AED.  Additionally, there are ARPC members who are certified NRA Range Safety Officers and Club Range Marshals who monitor range activity to insure that safety rules and regulations are followed by all shooters.

 

As a public service, ARPC supports local law enforcement and provides range time to local police agencies and special tactical departments for firearms training.  The Club has supported fund raising events for Back Stoppers. 

 

Each year before deer season, ARPC holds two “sight-in days” annually for the general public to sight-in their scopes and firearms at a safe and secure range.

 

The Club is governed by a state charter, a set of bylaws as enacted by the membership, and policies and procedures as established and implemented by the Executive Board.  Membership meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday at 7:30 PM of each month, at the Arnold Veterans of Foreign War at 2301 Church Road in Arnold, Missouri.

 

Membership requires: 1) a completed ARPC application, 2) a club member's reference, 3) verification of NRA membership, 4) proof of a background check, and 3) the payment of a $100 initiation fee and a $150 annual dues fee ($250 total cash or check only).  Each new member must attend a Range Orientation tour and must pass a written quiz covering the Club’s safety  rules, regulations and policies.

 

Each member is required to provide sixteen (16) hours of volunteer work time by December 31st annually for maintenance and upkeep of the Club’s property, or pay a work-assessment fee of $100 upon the renewal for the next year’s dues.

 

New member applications are always welcome at the ARPC Administrative Office.  Applications are only taken on Wednesdays and Saturdays, From 8:30 to 11:30 am or by appointment by calling the Membership Office at 636-475-5900.  Since the Administrative Office is staffed by volunteers, if there is no answer, please leave a detailed message.

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