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South Regional Report - January



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—Al Hammond
ahammond@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.

JAN. 9—FORT MYERS, FL
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

JAN. 10—SAINT PETERSBURG, FL
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

JAN. 17—DERIDDER, LA
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Matthew Courtney (337) 540-0551


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.

JAN. 12-16—JENSEN BEACH, FL
(Tactical Shooting)

JAN. 26-30—AUTRYVILLE, NC

(Select-Fire)

JAN. 26-30—PANAMA CITY, FL

(Handgun)

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


AREA SHOOTS

AIR RIFLE
DALEVILLE, AL – JAN. 16-18

HIGH POWER RIFLE
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – JAN. 3
WOODVILLE, FL – JAN. 17

SILHOUETTE
NEW HOLLAND, SC – JAN. 10

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

JAN. 3-4  MOUT PLEASANT, SC
Omar Shrine Temple, Mike Kent Gun Shows (770) 630-7296*

JAN. 3-4  CONCORD, NC
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016*

JAN. 3-4  LAKE CHARLES, LA
Lake Charles Civic Center, Gator Guns (337) 527-9885

JAN. 3-4  INVERNESS, FL
Citrus County Fairgrounds, GunTraderGunShows.com (352) 359-0134

JAN. 3-4  ORLANDO, FL
Central Florida Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

JAN. 3-4  FRANKLIN, TN
Williamson County Agricultural Expo, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

JAN. 3-4  MARIETTA, GA
Cobb County Civic Center, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 423-4867*

JAN. 3-4  SEBRING, FL
Highlands County Fairgrounds, Patriot Productions (866) 611-0442

JAN. 10-11  JACKSON, MS
Mississippi State Fairgrounds, Jackson Gun Show (601) 922-8138

JAN. 10-11  NASHVILLE, TN
Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Bill Goodman’s Gun & Knife Shows (502) 538-3900

JAN. 10-11  DELAND, FL
Volusia County Fairgrounds, Sport Show Specialists (321) 777-7455

JAN. 10-11  NEWBERRY, FL
Newberry American Legion, GunTraderGunShows.com (352) 359-0134

JAN. 10-11  WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Winston Salem Fairgrounds, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016

JAN. 10-11  MIAMI, FL
Dade County Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

JAN. 10-11  GERMANTOWN, TN
Agri-Center International, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

JAN. 10-11  KINGSPORT, TN
Meadowview Convention Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

JAN. 10-11  SAVANNAH, GA
Savannah Civic Center, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 423-4867*

JAN. 10-11  PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL
Port Saint Lucie Civic Center, Patriot Productions (866) 611-0442

JAN. 16-17  HUNTSVILLE, AL
Huntsville Jaycees Community Building, Alabama Military Collectors Ass’n (256) 651-7302

JAN. 17-18  COLUMBIA, SC
Jamil Shrine Temple, South Carolina Arms Collectors Ass’n (803) 463-9377*

JAN. 17-18  LAKELAND, FL
Lakeland Center, Lakeland Rifle and Pistol Club (863) 665-0092

JAN. 17-18  FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
War Memorial Auditorium, Suncoast Gun Shows (330) 963-6964

JAN. 17-18  JACKSONVILLE, FL
Jacksonville Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

JAN. 17-18  JACKSON, TN
Fairgrounds Park, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

JAN. 17-18  MARIETTA, GA
Jim Miller Park, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

JAN. 17-18  MACON, GA
Centreplex, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 423-4867*

JAN. 24-25  ANNISTON, AL
Anniston City Meeting Center, VPI Gun Shows (256) 381-0506*

JAN. 24-25  GONZALES, LA
Lamar Dixon Expo Hall, Classic Arms Productions (985) 624-8577

JAN. 24-25  OCALA, FL
Ocala National Guard Armory, GunTraderGunShows.com (352) 359-0134

JAN. 24-25  NATCHEZ, MS
Natchez Convention Center, Big Pop Fireworks (601) 498-4235*

JAN. 24-25  HICKORY, NC
Hickory Metro Convention Center, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016

JAN. 24-25  MYRTLE BEACH, SC
Myrtle Beach Convention Center, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016

JAN. 24-25  GONZALES, LA
Lamar Dixon Expo Hall, Classic Arms Productions (985) 624-8577

JAN. 24-25  PALMETTO, FL
Bradenton Area Convention Center, Suncoast Gun Shows (330) 963-6964

JAN. 24-25  TALLAHASSEE, FL
North Florida Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

JAN. 24-25  KNOXVILLE, TN
Chilhowee Park, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

JAN. 24-25  LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

JAN. 24-25  AUGUSTA, GA
Columbia County Exhibition Center, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 423-4867*

JAN. 24-25  OCALA, FL
Marion County Agri-Center, Patriot Productions (866) 611-0442

JAN. 31- FEB. 1  GREENVILLE, SC
TD Convention Center, South Carolina Arms Collectors Ass’n (803) 463-9377*

JAN. 31- FEB. 1  FORT PIERCE, FL
Havert L. Fenn Center, Suncoast Gun Shows (330) 963-6964

JAN. 31- FEB. 1  PENSACOLA, FL
Interstate Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

JAN. 31- FEB. 1  CAPE CORAL, FL
German American Social Club, Lee County Gun Collectors (239) 223-3370

JAN. 31- FEB. 1  VALDOSTA, GA
Rainwater Conference Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

JAN. 31- FEB. 1  GAINESVILLE, GA
Gainesville Market, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 423-4867*

JAN. 31- FEB. 1  FORT MYERS, FL
Harborside Event Center, Patriot Productions (866) 611-0442

JAN. 31- FEB. 1  EUSTIS, FL
Lake County Fairgrounds, Sport Show Specialists (321) 777-7455

JAN. 31- FEB. 1  DADE CITY, FL
Pasco County Fairgrounds, GunTraderGunShows.com (352) 359-0134

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.