Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association

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ORPA encourages and sponsors youth and adult training and participation in local, regional and national level competitions for a variety of firearm disciplines.

We Are The Official NRA State Association for Ohio


To learn more about HighPower, Long Range, Smallbore, and Air Rifles.

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To learn more about Bullseye Pistol Shooting, both indoors and outdoors.

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To learn more about the growing Shooting disciplines of the ‘Old West’.

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To learn more about the annual ORPA sponsored hunting competitions. 

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To learn more about ORPA’s Support of Ohios collegiate competitors.

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Junior Programs

To Learn More about our Junior Rifle and Pistol Programs for Junior Shooters.

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Recent News

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2021 Ohio Triple Crown

The Annual Triple Crown Match is Back for 2021!

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2018 Highpower at Camp Perry Results

Hello Shooters, Thank you all for coming out and making the 2018 ORPA Highpower match at Camp Perry a success!   Pictured to the left is Roy Mitchell the ORPA State Service Rifle Champion.  Roy shot a 788 with 34 X's.  In second place in Service Rifle was David...

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About Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association

Ohio is the hub of one of the largest competitive pistol shooting areas in the country. It is also the home of The National Rifle and Pistol Matches, held at Camp Perry, the country’s most extensive outdoor shooting range. Ohio also hosted the Grand American ATA Shotgun Championships at Vandalia until 2005.

ORPA is committed to defending our rights as citizens to keep and bear arms and promote safety, education, and marksmanship.

Our Goals


To support the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and the rights of lawful firearms owners.


To promote, develop and encourage marksmanship


To promote firearms safety


To promote hunting as a vital wildlife management technique


To promote, develop and encourage competition in marksmanship between individuals, teams and all other organizations interested therein


To promote and encourage favorable legislation for the establishment and maintenance of suitable ranges


To secure the issuance of arms, ammunition and other equipment for practice


To promote, encourage and create a public sentiment in favor of marksmanship, not only as a clean and wholesome sport, but also as a very necessary, essential and vital means of national defense.

Each year 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 Shooting Sports.

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Help Us Continue Ohio’s Firearms Heritage

Join the Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association Today!


Learn-to-shoot clinics.


Chances to compete in state & national matches.


Ability to purchase firearms from the Civilian Marksmanship Program.


Support the Second Amendment in Ohio.


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