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2021 Ohio Triple Crown

by | Jun 4, 2021

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 July 4th – July 7th. July 4th will be a Practice and Registration Day with Matches beginning on the 5th through the 7th.

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 Trapline 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, which runs July 8th – July 11th. With Practice and Registration on the 8th and matches beginning on the 9th through the 11th.

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 weeklong 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 12th and running through July 18th.


On July 18th, there will be a major Vendor day, with all of the best vendors in the competition sector.


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

Canton McKinley Rifle and Pistol Club

Jeff Byham, President

Civilian Marksmanship Program

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