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!
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.
Contact our Pistol Director for more info: