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South Regional Report - April



SPECIAL EVENTS

Friends of NRA
Whether you’re a hunter, competitive shooter or just a proud gun owner, Friends of NRA has something for everyone. 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. 1342.

Southern Region Director—Al Hammond

ahammond@nrahq.org

LA—Chad Bowen
cbowen@nrahq.org

AL, MS—Gene Newman

snewman@nrahq.org

Northern FL—Bret Eldridge

peldridge@nrahq.org

Southern FL—Tom Knight
tknight@nrahq.org

GA—Brad Ward
bward@nrahq.org

Eastern NC—Lloyd Edwards

ledwards@nrahq.org

Western NC—Doug Merrill
rmerrill@nrahq.org

SC—T. Dale Carwile
tcarwile@nrahq.org

TN—Mike Webb
mwebb@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.

APR. 3—FORT MYERS, FL
(Seminar)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

APR. 9—FORT MYERS, FL
(Seminar)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

APR. 11—FORT MYERS, FL

(Seminar)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

APR. 18—SAINT PETERSBURG, FL

(Seminar)
Thomas Flanagan (727) 453-0827

APR. 25—KNOXVILLE, TN

(Seminar)
Jerry Huffman (865) 539-7165

APR. 26—ALAMANCE, NC

(Seminar)
Michael Magnes (336) 420-5811

APR. 26—KNOXVILLE, TN

(Instructor Development Workshop)
Jerry Huffman (865) 539-7165

APR. 27—DAVIE, FL
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Richard Smith (855) 872-2763 x3


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.

APR. 7-11—DEFIANCE, AL

(Patrol Rifle)

APR. 14-18—FLORENCE, AL
(Precision Rifle)

APR. 21-25—DELAND, FL
(Handgun)

APR. 21-25—SOPCHOPPY, FL

(Tactical Shooting)

APR. 21-25—NEW IBERIA, LA

(Tactical Shooting)

APR. 28-MAY 2—STAPLETON, AL

(Tactical Shooting)

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.

APR. 12—MEMPHIS, TN
(Registered)

APR. 17-19—MEMPHIS, TN
(Regional)

APR. 28—CHARLESTON, SC

(Registered)

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


AREA SHOOTS

PISTOL
BLOUNTSTOWN, FL – APR. 13

SMALLBORE RIFLE
CUSSETA, GA – APR. 6
HOLLYWOOD, FL – APR. 12
MEMPHIS, TN – APR. 19

HIGH POWER RIFLE
BLAKELY, GA – APR. 4-6
WAXHAW, NC – APR. 6
COLUMBIA, SC – APR. 13
CLINTON, MS – APR. 19
GALLATIN, TN – APR. 19
HOOVER, AL – APR. 27
ORLANDO, FL – APR. 27
DONALDSONVILLE, LA – APR. 18-20

SILHOUETTE
HOOVER, AL – APR. 5
PINSON, AL – APR. 12
PALM BAY, FL – APR. 19

ACTION PISTOL

LAKE CHARLES, LA – APR. 26

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


PLACES TO SHOOT

Area Range Facilities
Randomly selected listings of shooting ranges open to the public will appear here periodically. To include your range, affiliate with NRA through the Business Alliance Affiliation program, or for more information, please call (800) NRA-CLUB (672-2582) or log on to www.nrahq.org/clubs. For detailed information on the facilities listed below, call the accompanying numbers. For information on other shooting facilities, go to www.nra.org/nralocal.aspx and search the Clubs and Associations Directory and the Places to Shoot listings.

Como Range Complex
Como, MS
(901) 619-8519

Shooters Express
Belmont, NC
(704) 827-242


GUN SHOWS

APR. 5-6  FAYETTEVILLE, NC
Crown Coliseum, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016

APR. 5-6  ELLIJAY, GA
Gilmer County Civic Center, North Georgia Gun Shows (828) 557-1543

APR. 5-6  MARIETTA, GA
Cobb County Civic Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

APR. 5-6  LABELLE, FL

LaBelle Civic Center, Lee County Gun Collectors (239) 223-3370

APR. 5-6  GWINNETT COUNTY, GA

North Atlanta Trade Center, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 425-9881

APR. 5-6  KINGSPORT, TN

Kingsport Convention Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

APR. 5-6  NASHVILLE, TN
Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Bill Goodman Gun Shows (502) 538-6900

APR. 12-13  CHARLOTTE, NC

Metrolina Expo Trade Show Center, Dixie Gun & Knife (919) 781-1287

APR. 12-13  HUNTSVILLE, AL

Cahaba Shrine, VPI Gun Shows (256) 381-0506

APR. 12-13  GAINESVILLE, GA

Gainesville Market, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 425-9881

APR. 12-13   PHILADELPHIA, MS
Neshoba County Coliseum, Big Pop Gun Shows (601) 498-4235

APR. 12-13  MOBILE, AL
Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds, Collectors & Shooters Company (704) 499-8249

APR. 12-13  GREENVILLE, NC
Greenville Convention Center, S&D Gun Shows (252) 745-5647

APR. 12-13  LAFAYETTE, LA

Lafayette Event Center, Classic Arms Productions (985) 624-8577

APR. 12-13  GERMANTOWN, TN
Agricenter International, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

APR. 19-20  WEST PALM BEACH, FL

South Florida Fairgrounds, Florida Gun & Knife Shows (321) 777-7455

APR. 19-20  FORT PAYNE, AL

DeKalb County Veterans of Foreign Wars Agricultural Fair, VPI Gun Shows (256) 381-0506

APR. 25-26  MARIETTA, GA
Cobb Civic Center, The Carolina Trader (704) 282-1339

APR. 26-27  AUGUSTA, GA

Columbia County Exhibition Center, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 425-9881

APR. 26-27  BRADENTON, FL
American Legion Post 24, Lee County Gun Collectors (239) 223-3370

*NRA Affiliate. All others are NRA Recruiters. For details, call (703) 267-3772.

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.