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Central Regional Report – August



SPECIAL EVENTS

Friends of NRA
Whether you’re a hunter, competitive shooter or just a proud gun owner, Friends of NRA has something for every-one. The format is simple—food, fun, family and fundraising! At every Friends of NRA banquet you’ll have the opportunity to participate in games, raffles, live and silent auctions, and more. You’ll also find many unique items including limited edition firearms, wildlife art, jewelry and outdoor gear. To learn more about events in your area, visit www.friendsofnra.org, contact your local field representative or call (800) 672-3888, ext. 1354.

Central Region Director—Chad Franklin
cfranklin@nrahq.org

IA, NE—Tim Bacon
tbacon@nrahq.org

Northern IL—Mike Huber
mhuber@nrahq.org

Southern IL—Donald Higgs
dhiggs@nrahq.org

IN—Craig Haggard
chaggard@nrahq.org

MI—Allan Herman
aherman@nrahq.org

WI—Scott Taetsch
staetsch@nrahq.org

Northern MO—Travis Scott
tscott@nrahq.org

Southern MO—Gregg Pearre
gpearre@nrahq.org

KY—John LaRowe
jlarowe@nrahq.org


LAW ENFORCEMENT

Training
Public and private officers interested in becoming firearm instructors should attend one of NRA’s Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Development Schools, designed to enhance the instructors’ firearm knowledge and handling skills, as well as prepare them to develop effective training programs, instruct in a professional manner, and conduct practical training exercises. Restricted to law enforcement officers only.

AUG. 18-22—COLUMBIA, MO
(Handgun, Shotgun)

Contact Rudis Amaya (703) 267-1636 or ramaya@nrahq.org

Police Competition
NRA Police Pistol Combat competition is intended to be used as an extension of an officer’s training. See PPC Rulebook (Rule 2.4) for eligibility requirements.

AUG. 2—CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
(Approved)

AUG. 3—CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

(Approved)

AUG. 16—BATES CITY, MO
(Approved)

Contact Tiffany King (703) 267-1621 or tking@nrahq.org


TRAINING

Crime Prevention
NRA’s Refuse To Be A Victim program provides men and women with common-sense crime prevention and personal safety strategies. The most up-to-date schedule is available on the Internet at NRAInstructors.org. Please contact the instructor listed for more information.

AUG. 6—PEORIA, IL
(Seminar)
James Talaska (309) 839-1219

AUG. 14—MURRAY, KY

(Seminar)
Brent Armstrong (270) 293-1223

AUG. 23—INDIANAPOLIS, IN

(Seminar)
Gary Conner (317) 547-4679

Women’s Events
NRA Women on Target offers safe, fun-filled instructional shooting clinics. For more information please contact the clinic director listed or go to the NRA ISC website www.nrahq.org/women/isc/clinics.asp.

AUG. 3—LOUISVILLE, KY
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol)
Ken Pagano (502) 451-9088

AUG. 9—COMMERCE, MI
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloader)
Cal Kittinger (248) 354-4449

AUG. 9—BRIGHTON, MI
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun)
Matt Berg (248) 842-4665

AUG. 16—DUNDEE, MI

Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun)
Kathy Domingue (734) 564-1170

AUG. 17—NILES, MI
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloader)
Calvin James Leonard (574) 536-5445


State Associations
NRA-affiliated state associations promote and support the purposes, objectives, policies and programs of the NRA. For more information, contact your state association listed below, or log onto www.nrahq.org/clubs/index.asp.

Illinois State Rifle Ass’n, Inc.

Richard Pearson, Executive Director
(815) 635-3198; executive@isra.org

Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Ass’n, Inc.

Jerry Wehner, Executive Vice President
(812) 534-3258; vp@isrpa.org

Iowa State Rifle and Pistol Ass’n
Bill Besgrove, Secretary
(319) 626-2710; www.iowastateriflepistol.org

League of Kentucky Sportsmen, Inc.
Tom Mansfield, NRA Liaison
(859) 858-0135 thomasjmansfield@gmail.com

Michigan Rifle and Pistol Ass’n
Leo Cebula, President
(231) 781-1223; lcebula@hotmail.com

Missouri Sport Shooting Ass’n
Kevin Jamison, President
(314) 440-3811; kljamison@earthlink.net

Nebraska Marksmanship Ass’n
Bill Keil, President
(402) 933-4881; hpinne@cox.net

Wisconsin Firearm Owners, Ranges, Clubs, & Educators
Jeff Nass, Executive Director
jeff@wisconsinforce.org


AREA SHOOTS

PISTOL
IONIA, MI – AUG. 16-17
OMAHA, NE – AUG. 23

HIGH POWER RIFLE
FREEDOM, IN – AUG. 3

For more information, contact Tonia Forte at (703) 267-1466 or tforte@nrahq.org. For a complete listing, see www.shootingsportsusa.com.


GUNSHOWS

AUG. 1-2  WAUKESHA, WI
Waukesha Expo Forum, Bob and Rocco’s Gun Shows (608) 752-6677

AUG. 1-3  SIOUX CITY, IA
Sioux City Convention Center, Marv Kraus Promotions, (563) 608-4401

AUG. 2-3  TERRE HAUTE, IN

Wabash Valley Fairgrounds, Central Indiana Gun Shows (765) 855-3836

AUG. 2-3  BOONVILLE, IN
Warrick County 4H Center, Southern Indiana Gun Collectors Ass’n (812) 897-3742

AUG. 2-3  BIRCH RUN, MI
Birch Run Expo Center, Sport Shows Promotions, Inc. (517) 676-4160

AUG. 8-10  ST. LOUIS, MO
Orlando Gardens Banquet Center, Missouri Arms Ass’n (314) 651-6025

AUG. 8-10  MOUNT CLEMENS, MI
Gibraltar Trade Center North, Gibraltar Trade Center (734) 287-2000

AUG. 9-10  PADUCAH, KY
Julian Carroll Convention Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

AUG. 9-10  JOPLIN, MO
Holiday Inn Convention Center, RK Shows (563) 927-8176

AUG. 9-10  SPRINGFIELD, MO
Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, RK Shows (563) 927-8176

AUG. 9-10  SHIPSHEWANA, IN
Shipshewana Event Center, CPI, Inc. (260) 483-6144

AUG. 9-10  MUNCIE, IN
Delaware County Fairgrounds, Central Indiana Gun Shows (765) 855-3836

AUG. 15-17  TAYLOR, MI
Gibraltar Trade Center, Gibraltar Trade Center (734) 287-2000

AUG. 16-17  LAFAYETTE, IN
Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds, Central Indiana Gun Shows (765) 855-3836

AUG. 16-17  BOWLING GREEN, KY
Holiday Inn University Plaza, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

AUG. 16-17  MONROE, MI
Monroe County Fairgrounds, Sport Shows Promotions, Inc. (517) 676-4160

AUG. 16-17  GRAND RAPIDS, MI

28th Street Showplace, Sport Shows Promotions, Inc. (517) 676-4160

AUG. 22-24  BOONE, IA

Boone County Fairgrounds, Boone Sportsmens Club (515) 212-0125

AUG. 22-24  WEST SALEM, WI
LaCrosse Speedway, Marv Kraus Promotions (563) 608-4401

AUG. 23  LAGRANGE, KY
Soiree Hall, Shogun Gun Shows (502) 222-0870

AUG. 23-24  BELLEVILLE, IL
Belle Clair Fairgrounds, ECA Hunting and Trade Shows (618) 495-2572

AUG. 23-24  KANSAS CITY, MO
KCI-EXPO Center, RK Shows (563) 927-8176

AUG. 23-24  ALEXANDRIA, IN

Madison County Fairgrounds, Central Indiana Gun Shows (765) 855-3836

AUG. 29-31  JEFFERSON, WI
Jefferson County Fair Park, Marv Kraus Promotions (563) 608-4401

AUG. 29-31  INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Indiana State Fairgrounds, World Class Gun Shows (405) 340-1333

AUG. 30-31  HARRISON, MI
Clare County Fairgrounds, Sport Shows Promotions, Inc. (517) 676-4160

AUG. 30-31  ST. CHARLES, MO
St. Charles Convention Center, RK Shows (563) 927-8207

Dates and locations subject to change—contact the show before traveling. Discounted NRA membership sold through NRA recruiters. *Some shows may offer free admission for new membership and renewals. To become an NRA Recruiter call (703) 267-3784.

Bringing the Association home to Main Street America, the "NRA Regional Report" delivers timely information on local shooting competitions, training seminars, shooting ranges, Friends of NRA dinners and events of interest to members where they live, in five geographic regions of the country.