News and Information of The Ohio Gun Collectors Association


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

--- Next Three Meetings ---

November 18-19, 2017 The Roberts Centre - Wilmington, Ohio
Directors Election, Annual Meeting

January 6-7, 2018 The Roberts Centre - Wilmington, Ohio

March 10-11, 2018 The Roberts Centre - Wilmington, Ohio

Visit "Shows" page for directions, hotels and a complete list of dates. 

Fall 2017 Member's Newsletter (pdf)

A note about Membership Dues: if your dues are paid for life, you will find a complimentary decal that says “Life Member” enclosed in your next mailing, in lieu of a dues statement.    For all other members, your annual dues statement will be enclosed in the next mailing which will arrive in October 2017.  Please read it carefully to see if your dues are due.  A complimentary decal that says “Proud Member” will be mailed to you upon receipt of your dues payment, while supplies last.   Thank you for your support!

Current OGCA Members: Click on "Dues" for more information on Membership Dues including our new Life Installment Payment Plan.  Or, to go directly to our secure Online Dues Payment Program Click Here.

 WCPAAA Invites OGCA Members to St. Valentine's Day Massacre Presentation 

A fantastic fall program about the St. Valentine's Day Massacre is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at DiStasi Banquet Center in Cincinnati.   Lt. Mike Kline from Berrien, Michigan, is visiting to share details of the crime and early forensic investigation.  Fellow OGCA member Andy Wnuk suggested this program to the Wyoming (Ohio) Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (WCPAAA). As a result, the WCPAAA will sponsor Mike Kline.  They would like to include OGCA members who may have missed it when OGCA hosted the presentation - - as well as those who would like to see it again! Please RSVP early as several local groups -- including the Hamilton County Police Departments, Ohio Gun Collectors Association and the Hamilton County Public Defenders -- are being invited to this program. 

Wednesday Oct. 11, 2017 - Doors open at 6 PM - Program 7-9 PM
DiStasi Banquet Center 400 Wyoming Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45215
RSVP to or text 513-535-8206

On St. Valentine's Day in 1929, seven members of the Bugs Moran gang were lined up against a wall and gunned down. Rival gang leader Al Capone was the prime suspect, but the case stalled until the murder of Sheriff's Deputy Charles Skelly in St. Joseph's, Michigan led to the discovery of a cache of weapons in Fred "Killer" Burke's house. Modern ballistic testing is born during this era, thanks to the pioneering ballistic work of early OGCA member, Dr. Calvin Goddard. The cache of weapons discovered at Burke's house included two Tommy Guns. Using new ballistics testing, the bullets found at the crime scene matched the Tommy Guns found at Burke's house. Burke was nowhere to be found. Armchair detective Jon Hunsaker identifies new guy in town Richard F. White as the most wanted man in America, Fred "Killer" Burke. Learn more details about the crime and see many evidence tables and photo display boards on Wednesday, Oct. 11. Doors open at 6 PM to view evidence; program from 7-9 PM. 

Director Election

We have an election coming up November 18, 2017 and we have a number of promising candidates running. The bios for director candidates are included in the Fall 2017 Newsletter.  This is a chance for our members to voice their opinion by voting for your favorite member to represent you. 

Thank you Special Guests September 9th -10th

The members of the Antique Bowie Knife Association (ABKA) and WACA (The Winchester Arms Collectors Association) brought some beautiful knives, firearms art, memorabilia and other collectibles to the September 9-10, 2017 meeting. A number of OGCA members are active in these groups and I am sure that like OGCA, they found new members and kindred souls at the September show. Each group presented awards for outstanding items and educational displays and was a great addition to this meeting.  From the Cody Firearms Museum, Jessica Bennett, Records Specialist and Danny Michael, Assistant Curator was on hand to do record searches on your Winchester’s, Marlin’s, and L.C. Smith firearms.

Annual Tables On Sale in September / Table Rent Reminders

Annual 2018 Tables will be on sale at the September and November meetings (and by contacting the Business Office at (330) 467-5733 or Annual tables run January 2018 to November 2018 for all scheduled Roberts Centre meetings. Take advantage of the savings when you reserve annually. Cost is $420 per table for six shows in the calendar year. That breaks down to $70 per table x 6 regular Wilmington meetings and is a savings of $60 per year, per table on table rent. (Individual table rental paid per show is $80.00.) Annual tables are also a convenient way to reserve the same table for the whole year! (Table location based on availability.) 2018 Annual Table Applications are available only for a limited time. Deadline to reserve your annual table for all six shows in 2018 is December 14, 2017. Call the business office anytime with questions.

Also, as a reminder to those who rent tables per show, members may now reserve tables for up to two shows at a time ($80 per table). For example, using the form on page 13 of this newsletter, you may reserve tables for September, or November or both. Simply check the box at the top of page 13 for which show or shows for which you are reserving tables. The form may be copied but don’t forget to also copy and sign the back of the Table Application (page 14).

Pay via mail, phone, or in person during a meeting for the next 2 meetings. There will be no table application in the next mailing as it is an interim mailing containing your dues statement and the Applicant List.

If you need a Table Application form contact the business office anytime. If you would like to be added to the "Table Application email list" just shoot us an email at and we will automatically email the form to you 5-6 weeks prior to each meeting. It also serves as a convenient reminder.

Charter Bus From NE Ohio November 18, 2017

NE Ohio members, we need your show of support: Passenger count is down and we need more reservations to continue bus service! You cannot beat the price which is still just $20 round trip! Tell your local OGCA buddies, bring family and guests on the Saturday November 18, 2017 round trip charter bus from Cleveland to Wilmington To reserve your seat(s) send a check or money order along with the form, on page 4 of the Fall 2017 Member's Newsletter (pdf)  to OGCA, P.O. Box 670406, Sagamore Hills, OH 44067. Or, call (330) 467-5733 to pay via Visa, MC or Discover.  Detailed instructions will be mailed to you two weeks prior to the trip. Buses board at 5:45 AM at Barons Bus Garage 12800 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland, and will return you to your car at approximately 7:30 PM.  It’s a great deal and we need your support to fill the bus to continue this service!

Guest Passes/Trade Tables: The Table Application and Guest Pass Forms are on pages 11-14 of member's newsletter. If you are a member and need a copy of a form do not hesitate to contact us anytime at or (330) 467-5733.  (Forms are not posted on the web for security reasons.)


Automatic Penalties For a Loaded Gun or Magazine: On March 11, 2016, the OGCA Board of Directors adopted automatic penalties for those in violation of bringing in a loaded gun or magazine. Members will be removed from the building and placed on an automatic one-year suspension. If a guest brings a loaded firearm/magazine, he/she will be immediately banned for life, and the sponsor of that guest will automatically be suspended for one year. If each and every member makes safety their number one focus and informs their guest of the Safety Rules, enforcement of this new automatic penalty will never be necessary...and that is our hope.        Firearms Safety REQUIRED

Blue Book Program For OGCA Members Click here to learn more or go directly to Blue Book Publications.

Current Member's Newsletter

Fall 2017 Member's Newsletter (pdf)

Some Prior Newsletters
Summer 2017 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)

Spring 2017 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
Winter 2017 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
Fall 2016 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
Summer 2016 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)

Spring 2016 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
Winter 2016 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)

Fall 2015 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
July 2015 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)

May 2015 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
March 2015 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
January 2015 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
November 2014 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
Sept./Oct. 2014 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
July 2014 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)

May 2014 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
March 2014 M
ember's Newsletter (pdf format)
January 201
4 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
Sept. 21-22 and Oct 12-13, 2013 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
July 20-21, 2013 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)

May 18-19, 2013 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
March 23-24, 2013 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
January 5-6, 2013 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
November 17-18, 2012 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
September 15-16, 2012 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
July 21-22, 2012 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
May 5-6, 2012 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
March 10-11, 2012 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
January 7-8, 2012 Newsletter (pdf format)
November 19-20, 2011 Newsletter (pdf format)
September 17-18, 2011 Newsletter (pdf format)
July 16-17, 2011 Newsletter (pdf Format)
May 7-8, 2011 Newsletter (PDF Format)
March 12-13, 2011 Newsletter  (PDF Format)

There has never been a more important time for supporters of the Second Amendment to band together and ensure that those who share our love of collecting, shooting and hunting are registered to vote.

Trigger the Vote is a nonpartisan
voter registration program through the NRA.  Click here for more info or here to go direct to the site.  Then click on "Get Started" to register to vote in any state. (It's easy!)