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South 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 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—Charles Johnson
cjohnson2@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.

AUG. 1—FORT MYERS, FL
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

AUG. 2—LAKE PARK, FL
(Seminar)
David D’Eugenio (561) 844-1381

AUG. 3—GULF COAST, MS

(Seminar)
William Long (504) 729-0255

AUG. 3—GULF COAST, MS

(Instructor Development Workshop)
William Long (504) 729-0255

AUG. 3—LAKE PARK, FL

(Instructor Development Workshop)
David D’Eugenio (561) 844-1381

AUG. 16—BUFORD, GA
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Verne Fowler (678) 620-3008

AUG. 25—FORT MYERS, FL
(Seminar)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

AUG. 29—FORT MYERS, FL

(Instructor Development Workshop)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

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. 14—MCDONOUGH, GA

Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol)
Andrew Carty (678) 432-4867

AUG. 17—WENDELL, NC

Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol)
Barry Allen (919) 868-7354


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. 4-8—MEMPHIS, TN
(Handgun, Shotgun)

AUG. 4-8—CODEN, AL
(Tactical Shooting)

AUG. 11-15—TUSCALOOSA, AL

(Patrol Rifle)

AUG. 18-22—SOUTHPORT, FL
(Patrol Rifle)

AUG. 25-29—DELAND, FL
(Handgun)

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. 7—CHARLESTON, SC
(Registered)

AUG. 8—TUSCALOOSA, AL

(Registered)

AUG. 8—COLUMBIA, SC

(Approved)

AUG. 9-10—TUSCALOOSA, AL

(Regional)

AUG. 12—PEARL, MS

(Registered)

AUG. 29—LEXINGTON, SC

(Registered)

AUG. 30—MEMPHIS, TN

(Registered)

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


AREA SHOOTS

PISTOL
BLOUNTSTOWN, FL – AUG. 10

SMALLBORE RIFLE
CUSSETA, GA – AUG. 3
DONALDSONVILLE, LA – AUG. 9
MEMPHIS, TN – AUG. 16

HIGH POWER RIFLE
DONALDSONVILLE, LA – AUG. 2
COVINGTON, GA – AUG. 2
GALLATIN, TN – AUG. 16

SILHOUETTE
PINSON, AL – AUG. 9
PALM BAY, FL – AUG. 16

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

AUG. 2-3  NASHVILLE, TN
Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Bill Goodman Gun Shows (502) 538-3900

AUG. 2-3  COLUMBUS, GA
Ironworks Convention Center, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 425-9881

AUG. 2-3  MOBILE, AL
Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds, Collectors & Shooters Co. (334) 322-8818

AUG. 2-3  GONZALES, LA
Lamar Dixon Expo Hall, Classic Arms Productions (985) 624-8577

AUG. 2-3  CARTERSVILLE, GA
Clarence Brown Conference Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

AUG.  2-3  TAMPA, FL
Florida State Fairgrounds, Suncoast Gun Shows (330) 963-6964

AUG. 2-3  COLUMBIA, SC

Jamil Shrine Center, South Carolina Arms Collectors Ass’n (803) 463-9377

AUG. 2-3  HATTIESBURG, MS

Forrest County Multi Purpose Center, B&B Gun Shows (662) 209-6266

AUG. 2-3  KINGPORT, TN
Meadowview Convention Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

AUG. 2-3  RALEIGH, NC
North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Dixie Gun & Knife Show (919) 781-1287

AUG. 2-3  SOUTHAVEN, MS
Southaven Arena, Tri-Lake Gun & Knife Show (662) 934-9077

AUG. 9-10  WINSTON-SALEM, NC
LJVM Coliseum, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016

AUG. 9-10  SAVANNAH, GA
Savannah Civic Center, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 425-9881

AUG. 9-10  WEST PALM BEACH, FL
South Florida Fairgrounds, Florida Gun & Knife Shows (321) 777-7455

AUG. 9-10  JACKSON, MS
Mississippi Trade Mart Building, Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows (865) 458-0051

AUG. 9-10  GREENVILLE, SC

TD Convention Center, South Carolina Arms Collectors Ass’n (803) 463-9377

AUG. 9-10  BROOKSVILLE, FL

Hernando County Fairgrounds, Hernando Sportsman’s Club of Florida (352) 799-3605

AUG. 9-10  PANAMA CITY, FL

Bay County Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

AUG. 9-10  LAFAYETTE, LA

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

AUG. 9-10  COCOA, FL
Space Coast Convention Center, New Orlando Gun Show (407) 568-3365

AUG. 9-10  SARASOTA, FL
Ramada Inn, Lee County Gun Collectors (239) 223-3370

AUG. 9-10  KNOXVILLE, TN

Kerbela Shiners Temple, Smoky Mountain Gun Collectors Ass’n (865) 740-7622

AUG. 16-17  HUNTSVILLE, AL

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

AUG. 16-17  MARIETTA, GA
Cobb County Civic Center, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 425-9881

AUG. 16-17  KENNER, LA
Pontchartrain Center, Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows (865) 458-0051

AUG. 16-17  CHARLOTTE, NC

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

AUG. 16-17  ANDALUSIA, AL
Kiwanis Community Center, South Alabama Gun Club (334) 222-3671

AUG. 16-17  ORLANDO, FL

Central Florida Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

AUG. 16-17  FORT LAUDERDALE, FL

War Memorial Auditorium, Suncoast Gun Shows (330) 963-6964

AUG. 16-17  KNOXVILLE, TN
Expo Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

AUG. 16-17  GREENVILLE, NC
Greenville Convention Center, S&D Show Promotions (252) 745-5647

AUG. 23-24  BILOXI, MS
Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, Classic Arms Productions (985) 624-8577

AUG. 23-24  HOUMA, LA
Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Jean Lafitte Gun Shows (337) 302-5535

AUG. 23-24  GWINNETT, GA
North Atlanta Trade Center, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 425-9881

AUG. 23-24  PENSACOLA, FL
Interstate Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

AUG. 23-24  LABELLE, FL
LaBelle Civic Center, Lee County Gun Collectors (239) 223-3370

AUG. 23-24  PALM BAY, FL
Palm Bay Community Center, Patriot Productions (866) 611-0442

AUG. 23-24  FORT MYERS, FL
Lee Civic Center, Suncoast Gun Shows (330) 963-6964

AUG. 23-24  RUSTON, LA

Ruston Civic Center, Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce (512) 255-2031

AUG. 30-31  BOSSIER CITY, LA

Bossier Civic Center, ArkLaTex Gun Collections Ass’n (318) 949-3126

AUG. 30-31  MELBOURNE, FL
Melbourne Auditorium, Florida Gun & Knife Shows (321) 777-7455

AUG. 30-31  CHATTANOOGA, TN

Camp Jordan Arena, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

AUG. 30-31  CAPE CORAL, FL
German American Social Club, Lee County Gun Collectors (239) 223-3370

AUG. 30-31  WILMINGTON, NC

Wilmington National Guard Armory, S&D Show Promotions (252) 745-5647

AUG. 30-31  MIAMI, FL
Dade County Harley Davidson, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

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) 267-3772.

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.