Year In Review: SSUSA Covers Of 2023

The story of 2023 in competitive shooting in 12 magazine covers.

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posted on December 12, 2023
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Pictured above are 10 of our favorite Shooting Sports USA covers from 2023.
Individual cover artwork by Karen Haefs

As the end of the year draws near, there is no better time to highlight the cover features published by Shooting Sports USA in 2023. Overall, 2023 was another banner year for competitive shooting, and we kicked off our coverage with a January feature about USA Shooting on the Path to Paris 2024. The 2023 NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury were a huge success, with our coverage highlighting the High Power Rifle, Precision Pistol and Smallbore Rifle Championships. In addition, this year included match reports from the F-Class World Championships, NCAA Rifle Championships and the Rifle Silhouette Nationals held at the NRA Whittington Center. Another highlight of 2023 was iconic shooter Jerry Miculek, who fronted our November issue, along with a cover feature after setting two NRA World Records at Smith & Wesson’s newly opened headquarters in Marysville, Tennessee. To close out the year, two USA Shooting athletes were featured on the December cover, Sagen Maddalena and Mary Tucker, who were among the many U.S. athletes to medal in shooting events at the 2023 Pan American Games.

See all these and more below in our recap of the 2023 Shooting Sports USA covers.

USA Shooting Eyes Paris 2024
USA Shooting Eyes Paris 2024 Olympics

January 2023, photo by Thaddius Bedford/ISSF. Read the cover story by John Parker.


February 2023 SSUSA cover
Army 2022 National Matches Accomplishments: More Than A Title

February 2023, U.S. Army photo by Michelle Lunato. Read the cover story by Serena Juchnowski.


Sighting In New Shooters and Eye Dominance
Sighting In New Shooters and Eye Dominance

March 2023, photo by John Parker. Read the cover story by Field Editor Chris Christian.


April 2023 SSUSA cover
Alaska-Fairbanks: Back on Top at NCAA Rifle Championship

April 2023, photo by John Parker. Read the cover story by John Parker.

Stag Arms 3-Gun Rifle
Review: Stag Arms Stag-15 3-Gun Rifle

May 2023, photo by Peter Fountain. Read the cover story by John Parker.


2023 F-Class World Championships
2023 F-Class World Championships in South Africa

June 2023, photo by U.S. F-Open Team. Read the cover story by John Parker.


2023 NRA National Matches and 2024 NRA World Shooting Championship Update
2023 NRA National Matches and 2024 NRA World Shooting Championship Update

July 2023, photo by John Parker. Read the cover story by John Parker.


USA Shooting: Path To Paris 2024
USA Shooting: Path To Paris 2024

August 2023, photo by USA Shooting. Read the cover story by John Parker.


2023 NRA National Matches: High Power and Precision Pistol
2023 NRA National Matches: High Power and Precision Pistol

September 2023, photo by John Parker. Read the cover story by John Parker.


2023 NRA National Matches: Smallbore Rifle
2023 NRA National Matches: Smallbore Rifle Championships

October 2023, photo by John Parker. Read the cover story by John Parker.

Record Breaker: Jerry Miculek Sets Two NRA World Records
Record Breaker: Jerry Miculek Sets Two NRA World Records

November 2023, photo by John Parker. Read the cover story by John Parker.


USA Shooting Athletes Earn 18 Medals at 2023 Pan American Games
USA Shooting Athletes Earn 18 Medals at 2023 Pan American Games

December 2023, photo by Joshua Schave/USA Shooting. Read the cover story by John Parker.

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