ORSA

Oak Ridge Sportsman Association

FAQ's About ORSA and Membership

We have a fairly extensive FAQ. If you cannot find your answer here please use the Contact page to submit your question to ORSA. We make every effort to reply to all inquiries in a timely fashion.

  1. What is ORSA?
  2. What is available at ORSA?
  3. What is the cost to join ORSA?
  4. How do I join and when can I start shooting?
  5. What is an Orientation Meeting?
  6. Can I participate in organized shooting competitions at ORSA without being a member?
  7. Can I bring guests to ORSA?
  8. What is a sponsor and do I need one?
  9. Are there any other qualifications needed to join ORSA?
  10. Can my spouse and children come out and shoot with me?
  11. My child is now away at college. Can they still attend the facility with me?
  12. Are there any restrictions as to the type of guns I may shoot at the facility?
  13. Does ORSA have employees or a club manager to help maintain the facility?

What is ORSA?

ORSA is Oak Ridge Sportsmen's Association. We are a group of shooting and outdoor enthusiasts who wish to promote the growth of the shooting sports.

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What is available at ORSA?

We have 850 acres of land devoted to the shooting sports in all disciplines. There is Skeet and Trap for shotguns. 200 thru 1000 rifle range, 200 yard benchrest range, Action Pistol bays for IDPA, USPSA, Cowboy, ICORE, Steel Challenge and 3 Gun competitions. We also have an Archery Range, Indoor Range and a Plinking Range available.

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What is the cost to join ORSA?

$150.00 per year. This is the same for an individual or a family membership.

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How do I join and when can I start shooting?

You may print off an application at JOINORSA.ORG or ask any member for an application. Once you submit your application along with your first year's dues ($150.00) your application will be presented to the ORSA Board of Directors for approval. They meet the 1st Wednesday of each month. The total time from submittal to approval can take 60 — 90 days. In the mean time if you are friends with someone at the club you are allowed to attend with this person as a guest but you will not be given access to the club alone until you have attended an Orientation Meeting.

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What is an Orientation Meeting?

This is your final step to becoming a member. During this meeting, which will last approximately 2 hours, you will become familiar with the rules associated with the safe use of the ORSA Facility and its various Ranges. Safety will be a repeat topic thru out the meeting. At the end of this meeting you will be given your gate access card which will allow you to enter the property at any time.

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Can I participate in organized shooting competitions at ORSA without being a member?

Yes. ORSA shooting disciplines are affiliated with a veritable alphabet soup list of organization to offer shooters competitive (and friendly) environment in which to enjoy your favorite shooting sports. NRA, NSSA, IDPA, USPSA, SASS, ICORE, Steel Challenge and 3 Gun competitions are just a few organization that hold sanctioned matches at ORSA. Non-Members are allowed to participate in organized competitions at the ORSA facility. Many of the shooting disciplines also periodically hold organized leagues thru out the year. Occasionally these leagues will be open to the public.

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Can I bring guests to ORSA?

Yes. You are encouraged to bring guests and show off your facility. However we try to restrict guests to 3 visits. At that point they have seen the many benefits to the ORSA facility and are encouraged to obtain there own membership with you as their sponsor.

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What is a sponsor and do I need one?

You must be sponsored to join ORSA. This can be done two ways. One is to have a current member in good standing sponsor your application. The second is to belong to a nationally recognized shooting organization such as NRA, NSSA, NSCA, IDPA, USPSA, SASS, ICORE or one of the other numerous groups available. You would need to show proof of membership on your application if you use this method.

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Are there any other qualifications needed to join ORSA?

You must be citizen of the United States and not have a felony charge. Other than that we are always looking for good people to participate in our facility.

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Can my spouse and children come out and shoot with me?

Yes. They are strongly encouraged to come out and shoot with you. We are a family oriented association. However children under the age of 19 must be accompanied by an adult at all times on the facility. Safety is the most important thing at ORSA. If your family members will be attendees to the club we encourage them to attend the new member orientation at the same time you do.

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My child is now away at college. Can they still attend the facility with me?

Yes. The rule is at age 19 they should obtain their own membership. But, of course, if they come to town for the Holidays and want to come out to the range they would be welcome to attend the club as your guest. If however they are spending lots of time at the range we want them to obtain their own membership at the appropriate age requirement.

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Are there any restrictions as to the type of guns I may shoot at the facility?

Yes. We do not allow 50 caliber rifles or any fully automatic guns on the facility. There are no exceptions to this rule!! These are not the only restrictions—please be aware that each shooting range does have certain restrictions regarding the use of certain guns and ammunition.

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Does ORSA have employees or a club manager to help maintain the facility?

No. Everyone at ORSA with the exception of the person who mows the grass is a volunteer. There is no one to pick up after you so we expect you to leave the facility in better shape than it was when you arrived.

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