Elite Rifles

Meet the World Class, best-selling rifle in the industry! Living up to their name, the Elite rifle series outperforms and outsells competitors year after year, and it is clear why.

Dependable.

Elite rifles are used by the world’s top drum corps, winter guards and marching bands.

Personalized.

The “Official Rifle of WGI” has a variety of options in sizing, accessory color, and strap material, allowing you to outfit your rifle line with exactly what they can handle. From the original Elite 4, to our “twixter” hybrids (Elite 2 & 5), to the harder-skinned Elite Pro’s, this series outperforms the rest because it offers exactly what your colorguard needs.

Elite Rifle Options Available:

  • Elite 3 (36" length)
  • Elite 4 (39" length)
  • Elite 5 (37.5" length)

Strap Options:

  • Black leather strap
  • White leather strap
  • Black web strap

Bolt Options:

  • Black ​bolt
  • ​Silver bolt
  • ​Gold ​bolt

​Learn how to properly tape an Elite Rifle

​Elite Pro Rifles

​Our popular Elite rifles are now available in high impact plastic. Spin them on grass or concrete and have confidence they won’t break.

  • ​Made from high density polyethylene, which is stress crack and impact resistant, as well as recyclable
  • One-piece molded construction, no seam to split apart
  • Each rifle is perfectly balanced, eliminating the need to add weights
  • Equipped with leather strap and end pads
  • No taping required
  • Guaranteed against breakage under normal use
  • Approximate weight 2.4lbs

How to Select Your Perfect Elite Rifle

Here are some considerations when selecting the perfect rifle for your colorguard:

How old/tall is your group?

  • Cadet and middle school groups are typically shorter than high school and varsity teams. Consider the heights of your rifle line when selecting sizes. A 39” may be perfect for your varsity colorguard, but your middle school cadet guard may be only slightly taller than their rifles.

​How experienced is your group?

  • A brand new rifle line may not be strong enough yet to control a longer, heavier rifle. A shorter rifle is easier to control on tosses and catches and will serve as a wise starter. A longer rifle has more to control and clean. A more experienced group may be ready to graduate to a longer 37.5” or 39” rifle. If you have a new but naturally strong group, a longer rifle may be a positive challenge.

How big is your rifle line?

  • A small rifle line takes up less space on the field and floor. You may want a longer rifle that commands a slightly larger presence. However, if your rifle line is larger, or if you have an entire ensemble spinning rifle, you can use smaller weapons without compromising presence and effect.

What are you looking for in a strap?

  • The leather strap stretches with time and use, making it malleable while still maintaining some tautness over time. The web strapping can be automatically adjusted to the desired looseness, but won’t have the flexibility of the leather strap. Don’t want a strap at all? You don’t need one!

How much care and prep will you want your group to put on their rifles?

  • Our Elite 2​, 3, 4, and 5 ​are made of solid wood and requires taping to reinforce naturally weak areas. To maintain a clean appearance, tape will need to be replaced too keep it looking fresh. However, the Elite Pro series is made out of single-piece molded, high-density polyethylene, which is stress crack and impact resistant. You will not need to tape these rifles, but clean-up with a rag will keep it looking show ready.

Un-Taped Rifle Pricing

Elite 3 (36")

​No Strap

​RI770

​$29.50

​Leather Strap

​RI771

$​35.75

​Black Web Strap

​RI772

​$32.25

Elite 4 (39")

​No Strap

​RI775

​$​32.25

​Leather Strap

​RI776

$​3​8.75

​Black Web Strap

​RI777

​$3​5.25

Elite 5 (37.5")

​No Strap

​RI780

​$32.25

​Leather Strap

​RI781

$​3​8.75

​Black Web Strap

​RI782

​$3​5.25

​Pre-Taped Rifle Pricing

Elite 3 (36")

​No Strap

​RI770T

​$​40.50

​Leather Strap

​RI771T

$​​46.75

​Black Web Strap

​RI772T

​$​43.25

Elite 4 (39")

​No Strap

​RI775T

​$​​43.25

​Leather Strap

​RI776T

$​​49.75

​Black Web Strap

​RI777T

​$​46.25

Elite 5 (37.5")

​No Strap

​RI780T

​$​43.25

​Leather Strap

​RI781T

$​​49.75

​Black Web Strap

​RI782T

​$​46.25

​Elite Pro Rifle Pricing

​Elite 3 (36") PRO

​RIPRO​771

​$​56.50

​​Elite 4 (39") PRO

​RIPRO7​76

$​​58.75