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

Gun sales still strong
Gun sales still strong

Despite Sales Decline, 2022 on Pace to See the Third-Largest Number of Guns Sold Since Records Began

The effects of the pandemic and recent social unrest are passing, but firearms sales remain very strong.

Resocializing After COVID

Research has noted a variety of mental-health consequences that have been experienced by countless individuals, families, communities and businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic since 2020.

First Look: High Speed Gear Special Missions Pouch

A versatile accessory pouch that can be carried in many different ways.

First Look: BRN 180 Upper Receivers In 7.62x39mm

A gas piston system for the 7.62x39mm cartridge that works with AR-15 lowers.

9 mm Federal: The Nine Millimeter Round Known to None

Going on 40 years ago, I blundered my way into my first job in the gunwriting business. It was a function of pure, dumb luck on my part and for that, I am eternally thankful. Among the many blessings of this luck were the great people I met and the range of new experiences. Such new people included the late Chuck Karwan, my fellow Vietnam vet and as good a friend as I could possibly want.

Glock In The Shell: Recover Tactical P-IX Review

Turn your larger-sized Glock pistol into something more than a concealed carry gun.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.