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Central Regional Report – July



SPECIAL EVENTS

Friends of NRA
Whether you’re a hunter, competitive shooter or just a proud gun owner, Friends of NRA has something for every-one. 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.

Central Region Director—Chad Franklin
cfranklin@nrahq.org

IA, NE—Tim Bacon
tbacon@nrahq.org

Northern IL—Mike Huber
mhuber@nrahq.org

Southern IL—Donald Higgs
dhiggs@nrahq.org

IN—Craig Haggard
chaggard@nrahq.org

MI—Allan Herman
aherman@nrahq.org

WI—Scott Taetsch
staetsch@nrahq.org

Northern MO—Travis Scott
tscott@nrahq.org

Southern MO—Gregg Pearre
gpearre@nrahq.org

KY—John LaRowe
jlarowe@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.

JULY 17—MURRAY, KY
(Seminar)
Brent Armstrong (270) 293-1223

JULY 30—SEDALIA, MO
(Seminar)
Earl Cadle (660) 473-6949

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.

JULY 13—LOUISVILLE, KY
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol)
Ken Pagano (502) 451-9088


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.

JULY 14-18—FORT WAYNE, IN
(Handgun/Shotgun)

JULY 21-25—BOONVILLE, MO

(Patrol Rifle)

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.

JULY 27—BATES CITY, MO

(Approved)

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


STATE ASSOCIATIONS

NRA-affiliated state associations promote and support the purposes, objectives, policies and programs of the NRA. For more information, contact your state association listed here, or log on to www.nrahq.org/clubs/index.asp.

Illinois State Rifle Ass’n
Richard Pearson, Executive Director
(815) 635-3198; executive@isra.org

Indiana State Rifle & Pistol Ass’n
Jerry Wehner, Executive Vice President
(812) 534-3258; vp@isrpa.org

Iowa State Rifle & Pistol Ass’n
Bill Besgrove, Secretary (319) 626-2710
www.iowastateriflepistol.org

League of Kentucky Sportsmen, Inc.

Tom Mansfield, NRA Liaison
(859) 858-0135
thomasjmansfield@gmail.com

Michigan Rifle & Pistol Ass’n
Mike Wesner, Secretary/Treasurer
mike308@twmi.rr.com

Missouri Sport Shooting Ass’n
Kevin Jamison, President
(314) 440-3811; kljamison@earthlink.net

Nebraska Marksmanship Ass’n
Bill Keil, President (402) 933-4881
hpinne@cox.net

Wisconsin Firearm Owners, Ranges, Clubs, & Educators
Jeff Nass, President  (920) 687-0505
president@wi-force.org


AREA SHOOTS

HIGH POWER RIFLE
FREEDOM, IN – JULY 5
EFFINGHAM, IL – JULY 6

SILHOUETTE
PARIS, MO – JULY 20
BELOIT, WI – JULY 26

For more information, call Tonia Forte at (703) 267-1466.


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 more information on the facilities listed, 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.

Central Range
Dubuque, IA
(563) 582-8514
www.centralrangeonline.com

Michigan Training Academy
Warren, MI
(586) 530-9215
www.michigantrainingacademy.com

Roush Lake Firing Range
Huntington, IN
(260) 468-5416
www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/5258.htm


GUN SHOWS

JULY 4-6  LANSING/MASON, MI
Ingham County Fairgrounds, Sport Shows Promotions, Inc. (517) 676-4160

JULY 12-13  ALBION, NE
Boone County Fairgrounds, Robert Watts (308) 750-9000

JULY 12-13  CADILLAC, MI

Wexford Civic Center, Sport Shows Promotions, Inc. (517) 676-4160

JULY 12-13  SAINT CHARLES, MO

Saint Charles Convention Center, St. Louis Weapons Collectors (314) 846-0751

JULY 12-13  CROWN POINT, IN

Lake County Fairgrounds, Central Indiana Gun Shows (765) 855-3836

JULY 18-20  WAVERLY, IA

The Centre Hall, Marv Kraus Promotions (563) 608-4401

JULY 18-20  CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO

Cape Girardeau Arena Park, Semo Gun Shows (573) 649-2848

JULY 18-20  MOUNT CLEMENS, MI

Gibraltar Trade Center North, (734) 287-6440

JULY 18-20  TAYLOR, MI
Gibraltar Trade Center, Gibraltar Trade Center (734) 287-2000

JULY 19-20  LOUISVILLE, KY
Kentucky Exposition Center, RK Shows (563) 927-8176

JULY 19-20  WINSIDE, NE
Wayne National Guard Armory, The Sons of American Legion (402) 404-0429

JULY 19-20  KOKOMO, IN
Ivy Tech Kokomo Event Center, Central Indiana Gun Shows (765) 855-3836

JULY 19-20  LANSING/MASON, MI
Ingham County Fairgrounds, Sport Shows Promotions, Inc. (517) 676-4160

JULY 19-20  DECATUR, IL

Decatur Civic Center, ECA Hunting and Trade (618) 495-2572

JULY 19-20  JOPLIN, MO

Holiday Inn Convention Center, RK Shows (563) 927-8176

JULY 20  CRYSTAL LAKE, IL

Holiday Inn Convention Center, Don Cichoski (815) 385-1982

JULY 25-27  KANSAS CITY, MO

KCI Expo Center, Missouri Valley Arms Collectors Ass’n (913) 220-7383

JULY 25-27  WATERTOWN, WI
Turner Hall, R&C Promotions (920) 285-6908

JULY 26-27  SOMERSET, KY

The Center, RK Shows (563) 927-8176

JULY 26-27  NOVI, MI
The Suburban Collection Showplace, Sport Shows Promotions, Inc. (517) 676-4160

JULY 26-27  GREENFIELD, IN

Hancock County Fairgrounds, Central Indiana Gun Shows (765) 855-3836

*NRA Affiliate. All others are NRA Recruiters. For details, 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.