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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—Neely Raper
nraper@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.

APR. 4—LAKE PARK, FL
(Seminar)
David D’Eugenio (561) 844-1381

APR. 12—MELBOURNE, FL
(Seminar)
Dan Yelverton (321) 258-8289

APR. 25—ST. PETERSBURG, FL
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

APR. 29—NEW ORLEANS, LA
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Matthew Courtney (337) 540-0551

APRIL—ONLINE
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Visit NRAOnlineTraining.org for more information.


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. 6-10—COLUMBUS, GA
(Patrol Rifle)

APR. 13-17—STAPLETON, AL
(Handgun/Shotgun)

APR. 13-17—SUMMERVILLE, SC
(Handgun/Shotgun)

APR. 20-24—FLORENCE, AL
(Handgun/Shotgun)

APR. 20-24—SOPCHOPPY, FL
(Handgun)

APR. 20-24—NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL
(Select-Fire)

APR. 27-MAY 1—ROCK HILL, SC

(Handgun/Shotgun)
Contact Erika Buchanan (703)267-1638 or ebuchanan@nrahq.org.

Police Competition
The 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. 4—MEMPHIS, TN

(Registered)

APR. 18—CRAWFORDVILLE, FL

(Approved)

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


AREA SHOOTS

PISTOL
BLOUNTSTOWN, FL – APR. 11
HOLMWOOD, LA – APR. 11
DAWSONVILLE, GA – APR. 19
CREEDMOOR, NC – APR. 25
ORANGEBURG, SC – APR. 25
COLUMBIA, TN – APR. 26

SMALLBORE RIFLE
HOLLYWOOD, FL – APR. 11
CUSSETA, GA – APR. 12
RIDGEVILLE, SC – APR. 18

HIGH POWER RIFLE
SUNRISE, FL – APR. 4
COVINGTON, GA – APR. 4
PINSON, AL – APR. 11
COLUMBIA, SC – APR. 12
CHATTANOOGA, TN – APR. 12
DONALDSON, LA – APR. 18
COLUMBUS, NC – APR. 18

SILHOUETTE
HOOVER, AL – APR. 4
RUTHERFORDTON, NC – APR. 4
ORLANDO, FL – APR. 5
PASCAGOULA, MS – APR. 11
NEW HOLLAND, SC – APR. 11
HARRISON, TN – APR. 18
FORT VALLEY, GA – APR. 25

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. 4-5  LABELLE, FL
LaBelle Civic Center, FBL Venues (239) 223-3370

APR. 4-5  FAYETTEVILLE, NC

Crown Coliseum, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016*

APR. 11-12  LAKE CHARLES, LA
Lake Charles Civic Center, Gator Guns (337) 527-9885

APR. 11-12  HUNTSVILLE, AL
Cahaba Shrine Center, VPI Gun Shows (256) 381-0506*

APR. 11-12  GWINNETT, GA
The Northwest Trade Center, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 423-4867*

APR. 11-12  PANAMA CITY, FL
Bay County Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

APR. 11-12  PHILADELPHIA, MS
Neshoba County Coliseum, Big Pop Fireworks (601) 498-4235

APR. 11-12  CHARLOTTE, NC
Metrolina Expo Center, Dixie Gun & Knife Show (919) 781-1287

APR. 11-12  FORT MYERS, FL
Lee Civic Center, SunCoast Gun Shows (330) 963-6964

APR. 11-12  KINGSPORT, TN
Convention Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176*

APR. 11-12  PANAMA CITY, FL
Bay County Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

APR. 11-12  WEST PALM BEACH, FL
South Florida Fairgrounds, Sport Show Specialists (321) 777-7455

APR. 18-19  DELAND, FL
Volusia County Fairgrounds, Sport Show Specialists (321) 777-7455

APR. 18-19  GREENVILLE, SC
TD Convention Center, South Carolina Arms Collectors Ass’n  (803) 463-9377*

APR. 18-19  KISSIMMEE, FL
Osceola Heritage Park, Florida Gun Expo (646) 322-6074

APR. 18-19  LAFAYETTE, LA

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

APR. 18-19  LAKELAND, FL
Lakeland Center, LRPC (863) 834-8100

APR. 18-19  MIAMI, FL

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

APR. 18-19  NASHVILLE, TN

Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Bill Goodman’s Gun & Knife Shows (502) 538-3900

APR. 18-19  SALISBURY, NC

Rowman County Fairgrounds, Salisbury Gun Show (704) 798-6162

APR. 24-26  GERMANTOWN, TN

Agricenter International, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

APR. 25-26  FORT PAYNE, AL

DeKalb County VFW Ag Fairgrounds, VPI Gun Shows (256) 381-0506*

APR. 25-26  TAMPA, FL

Florida State Fairgrounds, SunCoast Gun Shows (330) 963-6964

APR. 25-26  HATTIESBURG, MS

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

APR. 25-26  CONCORD, NC

Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016*

APR. 25-26  AUGUSTA, GA
Columbia County Expo Center, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 423-4867*

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.