Events Across Shooting Industry Cancelled in Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

by
posted on March 16, 2020
covid-closures.jpg

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued safety guidelines on Sunday recommending that larger gatherings or community events be postponed or cancelled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Among the steps it suggests to minimize the spread of COVID-19 is a recommendation “that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups of individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 or more people throughout the United States.”

Out of an abundance of caution for the safety the enthusiasts, their families and general public, the firearm industry responded, as events like the NRA Annual Meeting were cancelled. The industry was ahead of the curve, in reality, with multiple postponements and cancellations already announced. This list of cancellations is not exhaustive and—because the situation is changing by the minute—confirmation of any event’s status is highly recommended during this outbreak.

Current Cancellations

March 14-May 31—Temporary closure of Nebraska’s Activity Center Building, Wildcat Hills Nature Center and Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln.

March 19-22— Ultimate Sport Show, Grand Rapids, MI

March 19-22—CMP National JROTC Championship, Camp Perry, OH

March 20-22—USCCA Expo, Kansas City, MO

March 21-22—Crossroads of The West, Costa Mesa, CA, gun show (postponed)

March 21-22—Maryland Arms Collectors Association, Timonium, MD, gun show

March 21-22—Ohio Gun Shows, Tallmadge, OH, gun show

March 21-22—Showmasters, Roanoke, VA, gun show (moved to June 6-7)

March 20-22—Ohio Outdoor Life/Field & Stream Expo

March 20-24—NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championships, Fort Benning, GA

March 21-22—Mid-State Sportsman, Sparta, TN, gun show

March 26-28—CMP 3-P Regional Airgun Championship, OH, UT

March 28-29—Dallas Arms Collectors Association, Parker, TX, gun show

March 28-29—C & E Gun Shows, Columbus, OH, gun show

March 28-29—Ohio Gun Shows, Berea, OH, gun show

March 28-29—Bill-Mar Promotions, Norwalk, OH, gun show

April 2-4— CMP 3-P Regional Airgun Championship, Ohio and Utah

April 3-5—Wisconsin Outdoor Life/Field & Stream Expo

April 4-5—Glock Sport Shooting Foundation match, Morganton, NC

April 16-19—NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, Nashville, TN

April 21-22—NSSF Congressional Fly In, Washington, DC

May 30-31— Glock Sport Shooting Foundation match, Park City, KY

June, July and August—CMP 3-P Air Rifle Junior Summer Camps and Clinics, multiple locations

5.11 Tactical—ABR, CrossFit and Spartan events until further notice

 

Latest

shooter at the range
shooter at the range

Skills Check: Present Arms

We refer to the draw stroke as the presentation at Gunsite. It’s a better explanation than simply “drawing” the pistol, because it describes the act of presenting the pistol from the holster to the target or threat. In our “basic,” five-day pistol class we expect students to present the pistol and make hits on targets from 3 to 7 yards away in 1.5 seconds. Most students can do this in two or three days of training.

First Look: Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro 9 mm Pistol with Shield Red-Dot Optic

Springfield Armory now offers its popular Hellcat Pro 9 mm pistol with a factory-installed Shield SMSc red-dot optic.

Henry Celebrates 25 Years of Gunmaking with Limited-Edition Rifles

Two limited-edition rifles celebrating 25 years for Henry are being released.

First Look: Elite Survival Systems Hip Gunner Pack

Carry your defensive firearm with you in a pack, without carrying off-body.

Mental Focus vs. Mental Awareness

Shooting at the very edge of your skills envelope requires tremendous mental focus and well-developed shooting awareness. However, some shooters believe that shooting awareness and mental focus are one in the same. They are not. Using pistol shooting (combat or competition) as an example, what is the difference between the two and how can it help you hone your shooting skills to a razor’s edge?

First Look: PHLster Holsters Modular Wedge Kit

Mix and match these soft and durable foam pieces for a perfect holster fit.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.