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Deep Into Trade Show Season

Canada’s First Shooting Sports & Tactical Show Is Good To Go

Words by: Wally F.          Photos by: TACCOM Canada


……….While most people in the firearms and related industries are gearing up for IWA in Nuremberg, Germany.  In typical understated Canadian fashion, folks up here in the true north strong and free are quietly launching our very own shooting sports and tactical tradeshow: TACCOM Canada.

……….With 40 booths of vendors ranging from industry heavy hitters such as HK, CZ, Vortex, Blue Force Gear, Sig Sauer, Mossberg, Glock, and more it is also featuring a plethora of great Canadian companies ranging from firearms manufacturers, training companies, to support gear shops, and soft goods such as Nanuk, Highlander Tactical, O’Dell Engineering, Maple Ridge Armoury, and Arrowhead Coffee Company.  There is an eclectic mix of made in Canada talent being gathered under one roof.

……….With Firearms Outlet Canada being a sponsor along with Calibre Magazine and Canadian Access To Firearms, the foundation is set to having a very successful freshmen show.


“TACCOM Canada welcomes the leading manufacturers and Industry Leaders within the Tactical and Competitive shooting communities with the aim of engaging our diverse shooting landscape. We are committed to breaking new ground and providing the Canadian shooting sports community with not only a one of a kind experience, but the first of its kind. Join top manufacturers and industry leaders as we come together under one roof to celebrate the products, competitions, and lifestyle that any firearms owner can enjoy.  TACCOM is dedicated to showcasing the very best of the tactical and competitive shooting disciplines with regards to products, training and making industry leaders accessible. We invite you to join our maiden voyage towards the new face of shooting in Canada. TACCOM 2018 is only the beginning.”

……….The nature of the scene in Canada usually means that the firearms, training, and sporting community is smaller compared to our counterparts to the south.  While at first glance that might seem like a disadvantage by numbers, I see this as a great advantage.  A closer and tighter knit community of professionals in-front of, behind, and around the guns working to improve products, training, and support.  My hope is that TACCOM will be the first of many and that the constructive environment that the sponsors have designed around this show will benefit the industry and sport in general and have a lasting effect.

……….TACCOM Canada is roughly under a month away in Ajax, Ontario on the weekend of March 24th and 25th.  Tickets are free, you just have to sign up on their website. Even if you’re not in the Ontario area that weekend it’ll be worth the drive, fly, run there.  Support made in Canada where you can and as often as you can.

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Reporting for TV-PressPass

Wally F.

Staff Writer and Reporter for TVPP. Background in Broadcast News Operations, Journalism, Criminology, and Firearms. An Infantry NCO for over fifteen years in the Canadian Army and still counting. Spent 8 months in Iraq working on my tan. I love my country, family, brother-in-arms, shooting sports, and positive responsible promotion of firearms and everything that surrounds it in Canada and beyond.