Here's whats new!
Spring is just a couple of months away and so are a bunch of shooting events! We have been updating the website just as fast as we can when we get the schedules in. Pistol shooters will be happy to see the state meets listed from indoor championships to outdoor championships with service pistol in between. Click here to jump to the pistol page. For you hunters, check out the hunting page real soon as the 2019 ORPA Bird Dog Challenge is right around the corner! Click here to jump to the hunting page. And lets not forget the cowboy shooters who can't wait for Smoke in the Woods coming up in April. Click here to jump to the cowboy page. Keep checking back as we will keep the updates coming!
HENRY RIFLE AUCTION!
ITS SOLD! For those of you who may not know, the NRA donated a Henry Rifle to ORPA that was used to break the record of the number of rifles simultaneously shot at once. With the help of Henry Rifle, the NRA had 1,000 rifles to break the record. Rifles were distributed to state organizations to help with organizational goals. ORPA trustees decided to put the rifle up for auction as a means of collecting the most funds to further ORPA's goals. We were able to raise $1,000.00 through the sale of the rifle. Thank you to all you who bid on the rifle and especially to the rifle winner who now owns a piece of American Firearms History!
LIFE MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT ENDING SOON! ORPA TRUSTEES ANNOUNCED A NEW LIFE MEMBERSHIP RATE FOR 2018 AND ONLY 2018! Save $100 with this new life membership rate! Till the end of the year, life membership will be reduced from $500 to $400. With only one month to go, hurry and take advantage of this discount and you can save, save, save!
High Power is back at Camp Perry.
Our new High Power director teamed up with the CMP for her first match on June 23rd and 24th at Camp Perry. The match was a great success click here to jump to the highpower page for results.
Are you into smallbore?
The 2018 ORPA smallbore championships are now listed on the smallbore page! Click here to jump to smallbore rifle.
Junior Pistol Shooters are in action!
Check out ORPA Junior Pistol 2018 for more information about ORPA juniors.
ORPA's Electronic Gunsmoke has been making its way to ORPA members.
Did you start shooting with a BB gun?
Well this world class shooter did! One Rifleman's Story is an article about James Kendall Sr. Lt Colonel Retired US Army Reserves. Check it out!
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.
Youth Hunter Education Clinic (YHEC)
NRA is announcing a recruitment effort for clubs to put on a Youth Hunter Education Clinic (YHEC). See the following for information on the YHEC program and how to get your club involved.
My name is Eddie and I am the Program Coordinator for NRA's Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC). YHEC is a nationwide hunter education program that was created in 1985 to get more kids interested in hunting and to provide them with a safe environment to develop and improve upon marksmanship, hunting, outdoor and safety skills. YHEC events are held all over the country for one or two days as kids 18 and under compete in up to eight shooting and responsibility events under simulated hunting situations. There is ZERO cost to the NRA to host a YHEC and we provide you with marketing and logistic support as well as event materials such as animal paper targets, t-shirts, Hunter's Guides, bags, scorebooks and more for free. Grants are available through the NRA to help with funding and if you qualify as the official state YHEC event, the NRA will give you $10 for every participant.
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."