Many of the top Drum Corps, Winter Guard groups, and competitive high school color guards use Director's Showcase rifles exclusively. This is because all Director's Showcase rifles have extraordinary strength, durability, and precise balance. They achieve this by using only the high-quality poplar and aspen wood to make their rifles. These materials also allow them to get the smoothest finish when the rifles are painted. A hand-dipped painting process assures that each rifle will live up to their high-quality standards. The rifles are individually crafted with care and attention to detail. The Elite Rifle will be a highly visible and well-balanced addition to any show.