Events Shooting Sports Showcase 2021 Starting Off Forrest Cooper March 20, 2021 Join the Conversation Registration was a rush. The steady trickle of exhibitors coming in early to set up quickly turned into a deluge of attendees eagerly awaiting first shots at 9 am. Safety card? Check. I retrieved the appropriate badge, slid it into a Savage Arms/Sure-Shot Game Calls holder, and relinquished it. Those without a safety card were sent to watch a safety video first before receiving their safety card from Civilian Marksmanship Program Staff. Taurus Shooting Team Captain Jesse Harrison presenting the newest offerings from Taurus. Copyright: Serena Juchnowski The 2021 Shooting Sports Showcase held at Talladega Marksmanship Park in Alabama drew a total of 200, quite impressive for a brand-new event in unprecedented times. Hosted by the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA) and National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) – this private range day created an opportunity for exhibitors to showcase new products and network with media, distributors, and dealers. Golf carts driven by Showcase hosts and tourism partners shuttled attendees to the various ranges. Copyright: Serena Juchnowski With five zones in use, the Showcase offered a variety of options for companies to highlight their products’ capabilities, from private action bays to a range with animal silhouettes at distances out to 620 yards. It even drew a number of big-name sponsors: Savage Arms, Sure-Shot Game Calls, CVA, Bergara, Otis Technology, and Fiocchi Ammunition. Content creator Steve Finch captures video footage of Hi-Point Firearms. Copyright: Serena Juchnowski What really set this event apart was the partnership among three respected industry organizations and a spacious venue that not only offered a breadth of state-of-the-art ranges but a safe place for members of the outdoor industry to come together. Dry-fire training devices, blue-tooth scopes, and state-of-the-art pursuit-based hearing protection are only a few of the many innovations attendees were able to try at the event, a welcome change from press releases on a screen. The buzzing question of the day was if there would be a 2022 Showcase, many exhibitors and attendees already looking to add the next event to their calendar. POMA, SEOPA, and NASGW have announced that the 2022 Shooting Sports Showcase will be held March 14, 2022 at CMP Talladega, with more surprises and improvements in store. POMA: Professional Outdoor Media Association: professionaloutdoormedia.org SEOPA: SouthEaster Outdoor Press Association: www.seopa.org NASGW: National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers: nasgw.org Read More on RECOIL Optimizing the Glock 43X into a better EDC. Man Bites Dog: Defending yourself against Dog Attacks. Reviewing the Taurus G2C Pistol. Daniel Defense and ASA team up for “Cans not Bans.” Explore RECOILweb:Putting a Warhorse Out to Pasture: Browning Discontinues the Hi PowerRECOILtv All Access: Sig Sauer P365Flamethrowers on the RangeARB Awning - RECOIL Range Truck NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.