Welcome to the OFFICIAL NRA State Association for Ohio
Ohio is the hub of one of the largest competitive pistol shooting area in the country. It is also the home of The National Rifle and Pistol Matches, held at Camp Perry, the largest outdoor shooting range in the country. Ohio also hosted the Grand American ATA Shotgun Championships at Vandalia until 2005.
Each years thousands of shooters in many different disciplines migrate to Ohio to participate in shooting sports- From the National Matches to local weekly trap shoots and turkey shoots, Ohio is active in all phases of the Shooting Sports.
ORPA is committed to defending our rights as citizens to keep and bear arms as well as to promote safety, education and marksmanship.
Calendar Correction - John Garand Service Rifle Match
Please be advised that our web events calendar was revised to correct a typographical error.
The John Garand Service Rifle Match is scheduled for SUNDAY, May 12th, 2013.
Our ORPA Highpower Rifle Tourneaments 2013 Scheudule summary and the website had incorrectly shown the match on May 13th.
More information may be found at this LINK.
2013 Ohio Outdoor Smallbore Regional and State Championship
Ohio Outdoor Smallbore Regional and State Championship
Saturday, June 29, 2013 3-POSITION MATCH
NOTE – THIS WILL BE A ONE DAY METRIC 3 POSITION REGIONAL
Match Details: LINK
The Herb Kriedler Memorial Match will be held on
Sunday, June 30, 2013 PRONE MATCH
Match Details: LINK
Labor Day Weekend ORPA Rifle & Pistol Popup Match Cancelled
Effects of sequestration are being felt outside of the DC beltway beyond cancelling White House tours. The Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association was informed by federal officials that as a result of sequestration, resources would not be available to support the Labor Day weekend ORPA Rifle and Pistol Pop Up match at Camp Perry. No further information is available at this time. This article will be updated as more information becomes available.
ORPA 2013 Sweepstakes
2013 Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association Sweepstakes
Winner's Choice of Prize in Order of Draw
Drawing Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013
One Ticket for $10.00
Three Tickets for $20.00
Six Tickets for $40.00
CUSTOM HUNTING KNIFE
Donated by Gary G. Smith
1,000 ROUNDS S&B 9MM, 115 GRAIN
1,000 ROUNDS S&B .45 ACP, 230 GRAIN
When you purchase sweepstakes tickets, all proceeds
NRA STAND and FIGHT
"We Are America - We're Free Already and We Allow Politicians to Be In Power" - STAND and FIGHT
BULLSEYE PISTOL SHOOTERS WANTED
Bullseye Pistol Shooters wanted for the OHIO RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION PISTOL TEAM to compete in the National Championships at Camp Perry
ORPA Members – Request to receive your Gunsmoke newsletter electronically. If you haven't already done so, please request to receive the email version of ORPA's newsletter, Gunsmoke. By opting to receive the electronic version, you will join a group of members who have already saved ORPA hundreds of dollars on printing and shipping charges. ORPA can now use the funds to strengthen and expand its core programs including state competitions, teams and clinics. Many members believe that the Electronic Gunsmoke is a superior to its paper counterpart. It appears in full color and arrives several weeks before the printed version. The electronic version also includes links to websites including ORPA's online calendar, and Facebook page. The tickets for ORPA's annual sweepstakes will be mailed to electronic subscribers.
ORPA/CMP Highpower Clinic
On Sat., June 15, 2013, ORPA with support from the Civilian Marksmanship Program, will hold a CMP High-power Marksmanship Clinic at Camp Perry in conjunction with its longrange highpower match.
The registered CMP clinic will serve as an introduction to the sport of highpower rifle shooting for new or unclassified shooters. The CMP will supply for the clinic AR-15 military-style match rifles. On one of the National Rifle Championship ranges, participants will fire five sighting shots and 30 shots for record at 200 yards. Only rifles and ammunition provided by the clinic will be permitted.
U.S. Constitution; Amendent II
"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
Ohio Constitution, Art.1.04 (1851)
"The people have the right to bear arms for their defense and security; but standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and shall not be kept up; and the military shall be in strict subordination to the civil power."
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