Year In Review: SSUSA Covers Of 2022

The story of 2022 in competitive shooting in 12 magazine covers

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posted on December 21, 2022
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Time flies, and the close of 2022 draws near. The covers of Shooting Sports USA reflect the past year of competitive shooting, chiefly another successful summer for the NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury and USA Shooting athletes capturing many podium finishes on the international stage, but also match reports from the NCAA rifle national championship, a behind-the-scenes look at Remington’s ammunition plant in Lonoke, Ark., and an in-depth examination of Tactical Games competition, among many other features. Plus, Indiana First Lady Janet Holcomb landed her second consecutive cover, and 12-time NPSC champion Robert Vadasz fronted our November cover, in which he shared stories and photos about his first match with the new U.S. Customs and Border Protection Marksmanship Unit. And who better to end the year than iconic six-time Olympic medalist and NRA Director Kim Rhode?

See all these and more below in our recap of the 2022 Shooting Sports USA covers.

January 2022 Shooting Sports USA
2022 College Rifle Roundup

January 2022, photo by Newt Engle, Akron rifle team head coach. Read the cover story.


February 2022 SSUSA
2021 Sporting Clays Nationals

February 2022, photo by Dana Farrell. Read the cover story.


Remington Ammo: Behind the Scenes
Remington Ammo: Behind the Scenes

March 2022, photo by Remington Ammunition. Read the cover story.


2021 NRA State Champions
2021 NRA State Champions

April 2022, photos courtesy of individual clubs. Read the cover story.


Kentucky Wins Back-to-Back NCAA Rifle Championships
Kentucky Wins Back-to-Back NCAA Rifle Championships

May 2022, photo by John Parker. Read the cover story.


Rise of the USA Clay Target League
Rise of the USA Clay Target League

June 2022, photo by USA Clay Target League. Read the cover story.


2022 NSCA US Open
2022 Sporting Clays U.S. Open at Back Woods Quail Club

July 2022, photo by John Parker. Read the cover story.


The Tactical Games
All About The Tactical Games

August 2022, photo by Black Rifle Coffee Company. Read the cover story.


NRA National Matches
NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury, Part 1

September 2022, photo by John Parker. Read the cover story.


2022 NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury
NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury, Part 2

October 2022, photo by John Parker. Read the cover story.


Rob Vaduz
Rob Vadasz Wins 12th NRA NPSC Title

November 2022, photo by CBP National Marksmanship Unit. Read the cover story.


Kim Rhode
Top Shot: Kim Rhode

December 2022, photo by John Parker. Read the cover story.


2021 NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury digital booklet
BONUS: 2021 NRA National Matches Digital Recap, sponsored by Federal Ammunition

Top three finishers at the 2021 NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury, photo by John Parker. Read it here.

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