Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association

Ohio Triple Crown

The Ohio Triple Crown is a three match aggregate match derived from the top three 2700 matches in the state.

First is the second annual Cardinal 4 Gun Showdown that starts June 30th - July 1st.

This match is located at the new Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio.  The Cardinal Center opened its doors in 2005 as a shotgun facility and now boasts the third largest Trap line in the United States.

Over the past two years under two time National Pistol Champion Jim Henderson’s management, Cardinal has built several new pistol ranges and plans for the largest pistol facility in the United States. Currently Cardinal has 100 covered pistol firing points with concrete walkways.  

Next is the time honored Frank J. Bickar Memorial Regional, July 3rd - July 5th.

This match has been held at the Canton Mckinley Rifle and Pistol Club for decades. 

Competitors have been coming to this match for as long as most can remember. The camaraderie during shooting events and delicious dinners make this match a must for competitors. Canton-McKinley, with its 86 firing points, has been the mainstay of precision pistol shooting and plans to continue. 

Finally, the newest and soon to be the largest 2700 match, and the final leg of the Triple Crown will be the Civilian Marksmanship Program's “ Match Gun”  2700.  This three plus day match,  at the historic  ranges  of Camp Perry, will follow the traditions of the past and add a few new opportunities for competitors. Starting July 7th and running through July 11th. July 12th is the historic service Pistol Presidents 100, the NTI and the NTT. July 13th will be the CMP pistol Games and industry day.  The CMP has stepped up, listened, and has given the competitors what they have asked for. 

Stay tuned for the details, and start making your plans and reservations now for the new and exciting first annual pistol shooting sabbatical that is The Ohio Triple Crown! 

Cardinal Shooting Center

Jim Henderson

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Canton McKinley Rifle and Pistol Club

Jeff Byham, President


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Civilian Marksmanship Program


2020 ORPA Pistol Schedule

Ohio State Indoor Championships

Warren Gun Club on April 4th  Postponed till October

Oak Harbor Conservation Club on April 5th Postponed till October

Cincinnati Revolver Club on April 5th   Postponed till October

This is a two gun match

Ohio Governors Trophy Match 

May 17th at Adams Conservation Club

Ohio State Service Pistol Match

Canton McKinley Rifle and Pistol Club on June 14th

Fairfield Sportsmen’s Club  Date to be announced later

ORPA Sponsored Cardinal 4 Gun Showdown


Ohio State Outdoor Championship

August 9th, - Cardinal Shooting Center

ORPA Fall Classic 



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Welcome to the Pistol Page of the ORPA which deals with Bullseye Pistol Shooting or shooting handguns at round bullseye targets, both indoors and outdoors. If you are interested in getting started in pistol shooting go to http://www.nrahq.org/compete/gettingstarted.asp or go to the Pistol Links Page below and click Encyclopedia of Bullseye Pistol. Also on the Links page are links to various Action Pistol associations which feature different styles of handgun competition.


Ohio is one of the largest competitive pistol shooting areas in the country.

The Pistol Division of the ORPA annually hosts an several outdoor Bullseye State Championship at Several locations across Ohio.  These are some of the finest indoor and outdoor ranges in the United States. Oak Harbor Conservation Club, just a few miles from Camp Perry, Adams Conservation Club in Holland, Fairfield Sportsmen Association on the west side of Cincinnati,  Miami Rifle and pistol club In Batavia, Canton McKinley rifle and pistol club in Canton and the Newest, largest range, Cardinal Shooting Center, just north of Columbus in Marengo, Ohio ORPA hosts several Tournaments and matches throughout the year.


In 2005 the ORPA began a Junior Pistol Program and in 2006, under leadership of Director Fred Totts, the Ohio Junior Pistol Team won their first National Junior Champion Team at the NRA National Matches. 2018 seen their 11th national Team victory! 

Click here for the ORPA Junior Pistol Page. Contact Fred Totts, the Junior Pistol Coach at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


From the shores of Lake Erie to the Ohio River, Ohio is a virtual Competitive Pistol Shooters' paradise.. Throughout the year, it is hard to find any weekend without a match somewhere in the state at a local club. 

If Pistol is your strong suit, check out our Schedule of events on the ORPA google calendar at https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=orpapistolcalendar%40gmail.com&ctz=America%2FNew_York   and join us at one of our matches.

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