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South Regional Report - October



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.

OCT. 10—FORT MYERS, FL
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

OCT. 19—GREENSBORO, NC

(Seminar)
Lewis Newman (336) 314-5044

OCT.—ONLINE

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

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.

OCT. 4—COLUMBUS, NC

Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun)
Dot Kiser (864) 590-2917

OCT. 7—MCDONOUGH, GA
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol)
Andrew Carty (678) 432-4867

OCT. 18—MYAKKA CITY, FL
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol)
Gene Pitts (941) 322-0055

OCT. 19—WENDELL, NC
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol)
Rhonda Hayes (919) 625-2988

OCT. 19—APEX, NC
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol)
Shari Forvendel (919) 380-9218

OCT. 19—MORRISVILLE, NC
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun)
Edie Fleeman (919) 389-9710

OCT. 26—RIDGEVILLE, SC
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun)
Carrie Crim (843) 810-2545

OCT. 26—WILLISTON, FL
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol)
Andrew Barton (352) 812-2983


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.

OCT. 6-10—FLORENCE, AL
(Patrol Rifle)

OCT. 6-10—DELAND, FL
(Handgun/Shotgun)

OCT. 13-17—TUPELO, MS

(Handgun/Shotgun)

OCT. 20-24—PEARL, MS

(Patrol Rifle)

OCT. 20-24—SOUTHPORT, FL

(Handgun/Shotgun)

OCT. 27-31—FLORENCE, AL

(Select-Fire)

OCT. 27-31—SUMMERVILLE, SC

(Tactical Shooting)

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.

OCT. 4—COLUMBIA, SC
(Approved)

OCT. 5—HAVANA, FL

(Approved)

OCT. 11—COLUMBIA, SC
(State Championship)

OCT. 11—TUSCALOOSA, AL

(State Championship)

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


AREA SHOOTS

PISTOL
BLOUNTSTOWN, FL – OCT. 11
HAW RIVER, NC – OCT. 19
OAK RIDGE, TN – OCT. 19
PINSON, AL – OCT. 25-26

SMALLBORE RIFLE
PINSON, AL – OCT. 4
ORLANDO, FL – OCT. 4-5
CUSSETA, GA – OCT. 5

HIGH POWER RIFLE
FORT BENNING, GA – OCT. 4
OAK RIDGE, TN – OCT. 4-5
FORT GORDON, SC – OCT. 25
GONZALES, LA – OCT. 26

SILHOUETTE
DAWSONVILLE, GA – OCT. 5
BRANDON, MS – OCT. 11
MORRISVILLE, NC – OCT. 19
HARRISON, TN – OCT. 19
BRANDON, MS – OCT. 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

OCT. 3-4  TOCCOA, GA
Camp Toccoa, The Carolina Trader (704) 282-1339

OCT. 3-4  CONCORD, NC
Embassy Suites, Colt Collectors Ass’n (704) 905-5364

OCT. 4-5  FAYETTEVILLE, NC

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

OCT. 4-5  ROBERTSDALE, AL

Baldwin County Coliseum, Collectors & Shooters Company (704) 499-8249

OCT. 4-5  FORT MYERS, FL
Lee Civic Center, Suncoast Gun Shows (330) 963-6964

OCT. 4-5  VERO BEACH, FL
Indian River County Fairgrounds, Patriot Productions (866) 611-0442

OCT. 4-5  KNOXVILLE, TN
Jubilee Banquet Center, Rocky Top Gun Shows (865) 315-8055

OCT. 4-5  GAINESVILLE, GA
Georgia Mountain Center, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 425-9881

OCT. 4-5  NASHVILLE, TN

TN State Fairgrounds, Bill Goodman Gun Shows (502) 538-6900

OCT. 10-12  TUPELO, MS
Tupelo Furniture Market, Tupelo Gun & Knife Show (662) 871-7027

OCT. 11-12  FLETCHER, NC

WNC Ag Center, Mike Kent Shows (770) 630-7296

OCT. 11-12  BIRMINGHAM, AL

Jefferson Civic Center, Alabama Gun Collectors Ass’n (205) 317-0948

OCT. 11-12  ORLANDO, FL
Central Florida Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

OCT. 11-12  GERMANTOWN, TN

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

OCT. 11-12  GREENVILLE, SC

Greenville Convention Center, S&D Gun Shows (252) 745-5647

OCT. 11-12  GRAY, TN
Appalachian Fairgrounds, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

OCT. 11-12  LAFAYETTE, LA
Lafayette Event Center, Classic Arms Productions (985) 624-8577

OCT. 11-12  VARNELL, GA
Varnell Gym, North Georgia Gun Shows (828) 557-1543

OCT. 11-12  AUGUSTA, GA
Columbia Expo Center, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 425-9881

OCT. 11-12  WEST PALM BEACH, FL

South Florida Fairgrounds, Sport Show Specialists of Florida (321) 777-7455

OCT. 17-18  BILOXI, MS
D’lberville Civic Center, Gulf Coast Military Show (228) 392-3313

OCT. 18-19  ANNISTON, AL
Anniston Meeting Center, VPI Gun Shows (256) 381-0506

OCT. 18-19  CHARLOTTE, NC

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

OCT. 18-19  GWINNETT, GA
North Atlanta Trade Center, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 425-9881

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

OCT. 18-19  ELBERTON, GA
Elberton Fairgrounds, North Georgia Gun Shows (828) 557-1543

OCT. 18-19  KNOXVILLE, TN

Chilowee Park Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

OCT. 18-19  TAMPA, FL
Florida State Fairgrounds, Suncoast Gun Shows (330) 963-6964

OCT. 18-19  MELBOURNE, FL
Melbourne Auditorium, Florida Gun & Knife Shows (321) 777-7455

OCT. 25-26  MUSCLE SHOALS, AL

North Alabama Fairgrounds, VPI Gun Shows (256) 381-0506

OCT. 25-26  PANAMA CITY, FL
Bay County Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

OCT. 25-26  MARIETTA, GA
Cobb County Civic Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

OCT. 25-26  FORT PIERCE, FL
Havert L. Fenn Center, Suncoast Gun Shows (330) 963-6964

OCT. 25-26  WILMINGTON, NC
Wilmington National Guard Armory, S&D Gun Shows (252) 745-5647

OCT. 25-26  BATESVILLE, MS
Batesville Civic Center, Tri-Lake Productions (662) 934-9077

OCT. 25-26  ANDERSON, SC
Anderson Civic Center, Mike Kent Shows (770) 630-7296

OCT. 25-26  KENNER, LA
Pontchartrain Center, Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows (865) 458-0051

OCT. 25-26  WINSTON-SALEM, NC
LJVM Coliseum, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016

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.