Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association

Ohio Triple Crown

The Ohio Triple Crown
Entry Fee - $50
Award Terms – The Triple Crown Winner” is the person that wins the overall 2700 aggregates;

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

“The High Aggregate Winner” is the person with the high overall 2700 aggregate (but didn’t win all three matches)


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 16th.


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. 


Prize Table –
The $50 entry fee breaks down like this.
$5 per entry goes to ORPA to cover costs of the match
$45 goes to the Class award bucket of the entrant (i.e. the Expert Shooter is paying into the Expert class awards pot)
The Triple Crown Winner will receive a check from AccuracyX for $3000.
The High Aggregate Winner will win a check for $200.
AccuracyX - $1000 gift certificate to the Marksman Class/ Triple Crown or High Aggregate
Pardini -
Winner of the high aggregate of all three .22 900's - a case of Eley and the Pardini trophy.
If the same winner for all three .22 900's- $1000
The high 1800 (.22 900 and CF 900 from all three matches) aggregate - case of Eley and $300.
If the same winner for all three .22 and Centerfire 900's- choice of a Pardini .22 or .32 pistol.
Vulcan’s Forge Inc. -$100 to the Triple Crown Winner of each class. (HM, M, E, SS, MK)
Richter Precision - $50 to the High Aggregate Winner of each class. (HM, M, E, SS, MK).
ORPA Junior Pistol - $1000 to the Junior Triple Crown winner.
Kodiak Machine - H mount, a set of shades, and a 9000 mount to the Expert Triple Crown or High Aggregate winner.
Dane Hogle Technologies - $100 to the High Woman Aggregate winner. Also donating an RDS system to the High Woman Class Triple Crown Winner.
Red Feather Outfitters - Special Edition .22 rifle to the Junior Class High Aggregate Winner.
Mike Curtis - NM barrel donated to the Sharpshooter Class Triple Crown Winner, or the High Sharpshooter Class Aggregate Winner.
As more sponsors sign-on, those funds or items will be distributed throughout the prize table in a fair and equitable manner.
What if there is no Triple Crown winner in your class? That entry fee money then stays in your Class’s pot and rolls over to the next year.
Those roll-over funds will be managed by ORPA in a separate account from all other businesses. The account balance will be made available by request and updated and shared publicly throughout the year.
The High Aggregate Winners will be paid out each year. As sponsorship grows, those payouts will grow.
As sponsorship grows we will add further award categories.


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.

Contact our Pistol Director for more info:

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