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South Regional Report - June



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.

JUNE 2—FORT MYERS, FL
(Seminar)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

JUNE 6—LAKE PARK, FL

(Seminar)
David D’Eugenio (561) 844-1381

JUNE 6—ST. PETERSBURG, FL
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

JUNE 7—RIDGELAND, MS

(Seminar)
Kevin Bullard (601) 260-7677

JUNE 8—FORT MYERS, FL
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

JUNE 16—FORT MYERS, FL
(Seminar)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

JUNE 24—FORT MYERS, FL
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

JUNE—ONLINE
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Visit nraonlinetraining.org for more information.

Women’s Events
The 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: nrahq.org/women/isc/clinics.asp.

JUNE 10—McDONOUGH, GA
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol)
George Mazzant (678) 432-4867

JUNE 13—BRUNSWICK, GA
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun)
Carol Rosenqvist (706) 781-4392

JUNE 14—WENDELL, NC

Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol)
Rhonda Hayes (919) 625-2988


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.

JUNE 1-5—PANAMA CITY, FL
(Handgun/Shotgun)

JUNE 8-12—PEARL, MS

(Patrol Rifle)

JUNE 15-19—CODEN, AL
(Handgun/Shotgun)

Contact Rudis Amaya at  (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.

JUNE 6—COLUMBIA, SC

(Approved)

JUNE 13—MEMPHIS, TN

(Registered)

JUNE 16—PEARL, MS

(Registered)

JUNE 20—LEXINGON, SC

(Approved)

JUNE 27—CHARLESTON, SC

(Approved)

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


AREA SHOOTS

PISTOL
BLOUNTSTOWN, FL    JUNE 13
HOLMWOOD, LA    JUNE 13-14
SOUTH CONGAREE, SC    JUNE 20
DAWSONVILLE, GA    JUNE 21
CREEDMOOR, NC    JUNE 27
COLUMBIA, TN    JUNE 28

SMALLBORE RIFLE

DAWSONVILLE, GA    JUNE 6
HOLLYWOOD, FL    JUNE 13
DONALDSONVILLE, LA    JUNE 13
CREEDMOOR, NC    JUNE 13
RIDGEVILLE, SC    JUNE 20
PINSON, AL    JUNE 27

HIGH POWER RIFLE

COVINGTON, GA    JUNE 6
PINSON, AL    JUNE 13
RIDGEVILLE, SC    JUNE 13
ARNAUDVILLE, LA    JUNE 14
COLUMBUS, NC    JUNE 20
GALLATIN, TN    JUNE 20

SILHOUETTE

RUTHERFORDTON, NC    JUNE 6
ORLANDO, FL    JUNE 7
NEW HOLLAND, SC    JUNE 13
BRUNSWICK, GA    JUNE 20
BRANDON, MS    JUNE 20
CHATTANOOGA, TN    JUNE 21
PINSON, AL    JUNE 27
DAWSONVILLE, GA    JUNE 27

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

JUNE 6-7    FAYETTEVILLE, NC
Crown Coliseum, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016*

JUNE 6-7    FORT MYERS, FL

HarborSide Event Center, Florida Gun Expo (646) 322-6074

JUNE 6-7    LAFAYETTE, LA

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

JUNE 6-7    MANDEVILLE, LA
Castine Center, Jean Lafitle Gun Shows (337) 302-5535

JUNE 6-7    CHEROKEE, NC

Old Cherokee High School, Gem Capitol Shows (828) 524-2064

JUNE 6-7    COLUMBIA, SC

South Carolina State Fairgrounds, Mike Kent Gun Shows (770) 630-7296 *

JUNE 6-7    GRAY, TN
Appalachian Fairgrounds, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8176

JUNE 6-7    NASHVILLE, TN

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

JUNE 6-7    CAPE CORAL, FL

German American Social Club, Lee County Gun Collectors (239) 223-3370

JUNE 13-14    LABELLE, FL

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

JUNE 13-14    MELBOURNE, FL

Melbourne Auditorium, Sport Show Specialists (321) 777-7455

JUNE 13-14    FORT WALTON BEACH, FL

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

JUNE 13-14    MIAMI, FL

National Guard Armory, Gun Show Team (561) 288-8425

JUNE 13-14    POMPANO BEACH, FL
Elks Lodge, Florida Gun Expo (646) 322-6074

JUNE 13-14    PORT CHARLOTTE, FL

Charlotte County Fairgrounds, Two Guys Shows (727) 776-3442

JUNE 13-14    LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8176

JUNE 13-14    KENNER, LA
Pontchartrain Center, Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows LLC (865) 671-4757

JUNE 13-14    KNOXVILLE, TN
Chilhowee Park, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8176*

JUNE 19-20    HUNTSVILLE, AL
Huntsville Jaycees Comm. Bldg., Alabama Military Collectors Association Inc. (256) 651-7302

JUNE 20-21    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
National Guard Armory, Gun Show Team (561) 288-8425

JUNE 20-21    HICKORY, NC
Hickory Metro Convention Center, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016

JUNE 27-28    BRADENTON, FL
Bradenton Auditorium, Two Guys Shows (727) 776-3442

JUNE 27-28    KISSIMMEE, FL
Osceola Heritage Park, Florida Gun Expo (646) 322-6074

JUNE 27-28    SHREVEPORT, LA
Shreveport Riverview Hall, Classic Arms Productions (985) 624-8577

JUNE 27-28    RALEIGH, NC
North Carolina State Fairgrounds, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016

JUNE 27-28    DELAND, FL
Volusia County Fairgrounds, Sport Show Specialists (321) 777-7455

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.