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.
NRA STAND and FIGHT
"We Are America - We're Free Already and We Allow Politicians to Be In Power" - STAND and FIGHT
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.
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."
Ohio Hotshots Finish #4 & #5 in the Nation!
ORPA teams among best in the nation
Continuing its record of excellence, the Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association has again sponsored two state association teams to compete in this years 3 position air rifle National Championships. As in years past, the ORPA air gun director, Tom Paumier and head coach Chuck Miller, invite the best of the best from across Ohio to form the OPRA precision and ORPA sporter teams. The teams start by coming to the Great Trails shooting complex in Minerva, Ohio for a weeklong camp/clinic before the championships. This year's teams were treated to "learning moments" from a plethora of former ORPA team members and other talented coaches. However, the camp was much more than marksmanship.