Contoured more than a traditional rifle, the Arc 1 from Director's Showcase features a rounded end for a unique look. Made of solid wood and less bulky than a traditional rifle, performers can adapt quickly to the differences the Arc 1 offers. Ideal for guard members wanting to transition to rifle or a great alternative for school districts with strict rules that only allow "non-weapon" twirling props. And the Arc 1 is considered a legal piece of equipment which qualifies toward WGI equipment time requirements. Available in 37-1/2" length with no strap.Wood rifles require taping to reinforce naturally weak areas. White rifle tape is available for purchase from Band Shoppe.WOODEN RIFLES CANNOT BE GUARANTEED AGAINST BREAKAGENeed some help before you order? Call our friendly Sales Representatives at 1.800.457.3501 with any questions and they will be happy to assist you.