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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—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.

AUG. 1—LAKE PARK, FL
(Seminar)
David D’Eugenio (561) 844-1381

AUG. 5—FORT MYERS, FL
(Seminar)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

AUG. 7—WENDELL, NC
(Seminar)
Barry Allen (919) 868-7354

AUG. 9—WENDELL, NC
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Barry Allen (919) 868-7354

AUG. 21—FORT MYERS, FL
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

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


LAW ENFORCEMENT

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. 17-21—CODEN, AL
(Patrol Rifle)

AUG. 24-28—PALM BAY, FL
(Tactical Shooting)

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.

AUG. 7—TUSCALOOSA, AL

(Registered)

AUG. 8-9—TUSCALOOSA, AL
(Regional)

AUG. 11—PEARL, MS
(Registered)

AUG. 29—LEXINGTON, SC
(Approved)

AUG. 29—MEMPHIS, TN
(Registered)

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


AREA SHOOTS

PISTOL
ARDEN, NC – AUG. 1
LAKELAND, TN – AUG. 1
SOUTH CONGAREE, SC – AUG. 15
PINSON, AL – AUG. 15
DAWSONVILLE, GA – AUG. 16
MOLINO, FL – AUG. 16

SMALLBORE RIFLE

DONALDSONVILLE, LA – AUG. 8
CREEDMOOR, NC – AUG. 8
CUSSETA, GA – AUG. 9
BRUNSWICK, TN – AUG. 15
RIDGEVILLE, SC – AUG. 15
PINSON, AL – AUG. 22

HIGH POWER RIFLE

COVINGTON, GA – AUG. 1
SUNRISE, FL – AUG. 1
COLUMBIA, SC – AUG. 9
SALISBURY, NC – AUG. 15
ARNAUDVILLE, LA – AUG. 16
PURYEAR, TN – AUG. 22
HOOVER, AL – AUG. 30

SILHOUETTE

WINNSBORO, LA – AUG. 1
HOOVER, AL – AUG. 1
PASCAGOULA, MS – AUG. 8
NEW HOLLAND, SC – AUG. 8
CHULUOTA, FL – AUG. 9
BRUNSWICK, GA – AUG. 15
ROXBORO, NC – AUG. 22

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. 1-2  GONZALES, LA
Lamar Dixon Expo Hall, Classic Arms Productions (985) 624-8577

AUG. 1-2  COLUMBIA, SC

Jamil Shrine Temple, South Carolina Arms Collectors Association (803) 463-9377

AUG. 1-2  RALEIGH, NC

NC State Fairgrounds, Dixie Gun & Knife Show (919) 781-1287

AUG. 1-2  COLUMBUS, GA
Ironworks Convention & Trade Center, Eastman Gun Shows (706) 327-4522*

AUG. 1-2  NASHVILLE, TN
Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Bill Goodman’s Gun & Knife Shows (502) 538-3900

AUG. 1-2  CARTERSVILLE, GA
Clarence Brown Conference Center, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8207

AUG. 8-9  GREENVILLE, SC
TD Convention Center, South Carolina Arms Collectors Association (803) 463-9377*

AUG. 8-9  BROOKSVILLE, FL
Hernando County Fairgrounds, Hernando Sportsman’s Club (352) 799-3605

AUG. 8-9  WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016

AUG. 8-9  LABELLE, FL
LaBelle Civic Center, Lee County Gun Collectors (239) 223-3370

AUG. 8-9  WEST PALM BEACH, FL
South Florida Fairgrounds, Sport Show Specialists (321) 777-7455

AUG. 8-9  TAMPA, FL
Florida State Fairgrounds, SunCoast Gun Shows (407) 421-1502

AUG. 8-9  SAVANNAH, GA
Savannah Civic Center, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 423-4867*

AUG. 8-9  PANAMA CITY, FL
Bay County Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

AUG. 8-9  LAFAYETTE, LA
Lafayette Event Center, Classic Arms Productions (985) 624-8577

AUG. 8-9  JACKSON, MS
Mississippi State Fair Commission, Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows (865) 671-4757

AUG. 8-9  KINGSPORT, TN
Meadow View Center, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8176

AUG. 15-16  GREENVILLE, NC
Greenville Convention Center, S&D Show Promotions (252) 745-5647

AUG. 15-16  ORLANDO, FL
Central Florida Fairgrounds, SunCoast Gun Shows (407) 421-1502

AUG. 15-16  POMPANO BEACH, FL

Elks Lodge, Florida Gun Expo (646) 322-6074

AUG. 15-16  KENNER, LA

Pontchartrain Center, Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows (865) 671-4757

AUG. 15-16  KNOXVILLE, TN
Knoxville Expo Center, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8176*

AUG. 15-16  MANCHESTER, TN

Coffee County Fairgrounds, Great American Promotions (865) 453-0074

AUG. 15-16  CHARLOTTE, NC
Metrolina Expo Center, Dixie Gun & Knife Show (919) 781-1287

AUG. 15-16  HUNTSVILLE, AL
Cahaba Shrine Center, VPI Gun Shows (256) 381-0506*

AUG. 22-23  BILOXI, MS
Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, Classic Arms Productions (985) 624-8577

AUG. 22-23  FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
National Guard Armory, Gun Show Team (561) 288-8425

AUG. 22-23  PENSACOLA, FL
Pensacola Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

AUG. 22-23  BOSSIER CITY, LA

Bossier Civic Center, ArLaTex Gun Collectors Association (318) 458-2610

AUG. 22-23  GROVETOWN, GA
Columbia County Expo Center, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8207

AUG. 22-23  HOUMA, LA

Houma Civic Center, Jean Lafitte Gun Shows (337) 302-5535

AUG. 22-23  FORT MYERS, FL
Lee Civic Center, Suncoast Gun Shows (407) 410-6870

AUG. 22-23  RICHMOND, VA
Richmond Raceway Complex, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016*

AUG. 29-30  LAKE CHARLES, LA

Lake Charles Civic Center, Gator Guns (337) 527-9885

AUG. 29-30  MIAMI, FL
Miami Dade County Fairgrounds, Suncoast Gun Shows (407) 410-6870

AUG. 29-30  MONROE, LA
Barak Shrine Temple, Barak Shrine Gun & Knife Shows (318) 417-0658

AUG. 29-30  MURFREESBORO, TN
Mid-Tennessee Expo Center, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8176*

AUG. 29-30  NASHVILLE, TN
Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Bill Goodman’s Gun & Knife Shows (502) 538-3900

AUG. 29-30  SPARTANBURG, SC
Piedmont Fairgrounds, Great American Promotions (865) 453-0074

AUG. 29-30  GREENSBORO, NC

Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro Gun & Knife Show (336) 643-1717

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.