The Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association (ORPA) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization that works to promote the education and safety of shooting sports in Ohio.    ORPA encourages and sponsors youth and adult training and participation in local, regional and national level competitions for a variety of firearm disciplines.  For a full purpose statement please click here to see our stated purpose statement in our code of regulations. 

ORPA members recieve Gunsmoke, which is a quarterly publication that is delivered electronically to the membership and  contains articles about the sport, tips, schedules, news from member clubs, match results and more.  When members don't have an email they may get a mailed version of Gunsmoke for a nominal fee.   

ORPA is the National Rifle Association (NRA) State Association for Ohio.  NRA state associations are independent of the NRA but are affiliated with and recognized by the national association.   This allows ORPA to run NRA sanctioned events which qualify shooters for NRA points. 

ORPA also supports member clubs with free website listing and inclusions in Gunsmoke, the organizations quarterly publication.

ORPA is run by volunteer trustees who are responsible for scheduling, fund raising, coordination and implementation of all events held by their discipline.  Trustees serve three year terms and are elections are held each fall at the annual members meeting.  Any ORPA memeber may be nominated for a trustee position.  

ORPA junior members are also eligible for a scholarship program.  If you are a junior shooter and looking for scholarship money, please see the link below.  

Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association Code of Regulations click on this LINK

Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association Trustee Nomination form click on this LINK

Learn about the ORPA Scholarship Fund:

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