Welcome to The Ohio Gun Collectors Association home page.
           OGCA is a not-for-profit corporation that promotes friendship for those interested in
the collection, possession, and use of arms by responsible persons.

 - Founded in 1937-

------- OGCA Meetings are strictly LIMITED to members and their guests ------ 

Fall 2020 Member's Newsletter (click to read)

But this could change, so check www.ogca.com periodically...and especially before you leave!

[July 30, 2020] The September 12 and 13th meeting is approved as of this writing. Due to the ever-changing regulations for the coronavirus please make sure to check www.ogca.com, for updates and information, especially before you leave for the meeting.  Email ogca@ogca.com to give us your email address for important announcements if you have not done so already. In addition, please “like” us on Facebook to get news and updates at https://www.facebook.com/theogca

Following is important information on changes and what to expect:

1) Attendance will be limited to 50% capacity for physical distancing.  The Ingress/Egress plan (subject to change) is that everyone must enter through the South Lobby and exit through the North Lobby. (No entrance or exit through the main lobby.) Attendees will be counted entering and exiting so that we can get as many people in as we can without exceeding maximum capacity.
2) FACE COVERINGS ARE MANDATORY. If you are unable to wear a mask, please do not attend the September meeting. There is no exemption to the use of masks. Bring a mask that meets CDC requirements. If you do not have a mask, they will be provided outside the south entrance for free (donations accepted, and every dime will benefit youth shooting programs.) Face covering must cover the nose and mouth.
3) MEMBERS-ONLY ON SATURDAY SEPT. 12. Guests are permitted on Sunday-only. This is designed to provide maximum opportunity for our loyal members who have waited so long to attend. Your spouse, minor children, and minor grandchildren are included as members, but they must wear their family badge. Call the business office if you have a question regarding family badges (330) 467-5733.
4) If you have a guest, please bring them on Sunday when we have much greater capacity. Guest pass forms can be found on page 13 of the Fall newsletter.  For security reasons the form is not online.  If you are a member and would like a form before your Fall newsletter arrives, call (330) 467-5733 or email ogca@ogca.com.
5) All guns must be checked upon entry in the Hamilton room (make a right into South Lobby and an immediate right into Hamilton room.) Exit on opposite side of Hamilton room following signs.
6) The first 1,000 “members” through the door on Sunday will receive a free commemorative OGCA pin.
7) Follow signage including one-way east/west aisles. Maintain 6-foot social distancing. Do not walk the show in groups larger than 2 so that aisle ways are not constricted. Wash your hands like you chopped jalapeńos and need to put your contacts in. Hand sanitizing stations will be in place but take care not to get it on someone’s priceless firearm.
8) Follow all gun show etiquette. Never touch a gun without asking permission of the owner, and do not ask to touch it if you have no intention of buying it.
9) We anticipate that there may be a line. Therefore, please dress for the weather and practice 6 feet social distancing in all cues. Patience, patience, patience, please. For the benefit of your fellow members please limit your time in the meeting hall if there is a slow-moving line to enter. Consider attending during off-peak hours.
10) If you exit for any reason you must re-enter at the main entrance and go through any line that may exist at that time.
11) A separate mailing is going out to tableholders. Tables are sold out and we have a waiting list. If you currently have a table carried over to the September meeting but are not coming, please cancel asap so we can accommodate as many on the waiting list as possible. You are entitled to a full refund or credit.
12) In order to maintain an accurate count of people in the hall there will be no access to the walkway to Max and Erma‘s. Likewise, there will be no access to the walkway from the hotel to the hall. You must go outside to get to or from the hotel or Max and Erma‘s.
13) Please remember to bring your badge. For the safety of our staff and volunteers do as much as you can in advance by phone or email. (330) 467-5733 or email ogca@ogca.com. For example if you can’t find your paper badge insert contact the business office today and they will mail you your paper badge insert.
14) Most importantly if you are sick or live with a loved one who is at-risk please do not attend. The pandemic is not over.

We are working hard to make sure that we are in compliance so that we may continue to hold our meetings. Thank you for your support. We simply cannot wait to see you in September! We will strive for progress, not perfection. Please be patient and respectful recognizing that we have to make sacrifices to care for each other. 

We are monitoring the situation closely and a link to Ohio's official coronavirus website can be found by clicking here.   We pray for the stop of the spread of the virus and quick recovery of those afflicted.   May you and your family be healthy and safe. 

Upcoming Meeting Dates
 September 12-13, 2020 is a "go"!  See Home Page for important changes and details.  Please read all OGCA correspondence and check back for updates.  Special Guest, The Winchester Arms Collectors Association (WACA). 

Many of you are also members of WACA - Bring out your Winchesters!

Nov. 21-22, 2020
(Director Election) 
Note: Director Nomination forms are available and the deadline has been extended

New Meeting Hours: 8:30 AM - 5 PM, Saturday; 8:30 AM - 2 PM Sunday.
New Tableholder set up hours per the article on the "NEWS" page.

 Online Dues Payment Click Here

Click for our 3-page Brochure on OGCA, Joining and Safety (pdf)



To review BATF Notice to Gun Show Participants 5300.23A revised October 2016 click Here
Copies of this flier are available in the lobby at each meeting and are posted in the hall.

The OGCA History Book 
Almost Sold Out! Get Your Copy at the Next Meeting at the PAC table Before they are all Gone!
Hard cover, 148 pages with over 350 photos and graphics.
Low suggested donation level of just $35.  Made in the USA!

 Unloading/Set-up for tableholders: Friday 3 PM - 9 PM; Saturday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM; Sunday 7:30 am - 8:30 AM
Meeting Hours: Saturday; 8:30 AM - 5 PM    *    Sunday 8 AM - 2 PM (Don't forget we close at 2 PM on Sunday.)


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The Roberts Centre

Current Meeting Location: Roberts Centre - Wilmington, Ohio www.robertscentre.com
I-71 at Exit 50 (US 68) Between Columbus,
Cincinnati and Dayton. (north of, and visible from I-71.)

For directions and a list of nearby hotels See "Shows"


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Business Office: PO Box 670406, Sagamore Hills, Ohio, 44067 (330) 467-5733 email: ogca@ogca.com