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Central Regional Report – May



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.

MAY 2—FOND DU LAC, WI
(Seminar)
Gay Trepanier (920) 602-0080

MAY 2—FOND DU LAC, WI

(Instructor Development Workshop)
Gay Trepanier (920) 602-0080

MAY 13—SPEEDWAY, IN
(Seminar)
Chris Pope (317) 968-0920


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.

MAY 19-23—FORT WAYNE, IN
(Handgun/Shotgun)

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.

MAY 17—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

PISTOL
EVANSVILLE, IN – MAY 4
WATERMAN, IL – MAY 10
HOLDEN, MO – MAY 18

SMALLBORE RIFLE
TREMONT, IL – MAY 4
LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 17-18

HIGH POWER RIFLE
WRIGHT CITY, MO – MAY 3
TREMONT, IL – MAY 4
WATSON, MI – MAY 18

SILHOUETTE
PARIS, MO – MAY 4
BENNET, NE – MAY 17
FRIENDSHIP, IN – MAY 17-18
ALMA, MI – MAY 25

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

MAY 2-4  WASHINGTON, MO
N-Sports Recreational Center, Militia Armament (636) 486-7150

MAY 2-4  WEST SALEM, WI
LaCrosse Speedway, Marv Kraus Promotions (563) 608-4401

MAY 3-4  BELLEVILLE, IL
Belle-Claire Expo, ECA Hunting and Trade Shows (618) 495-2572

MAY 3-4  BIRCH RUN, MI
Birch Run Expo Center, Sport Shows Promotions, Inc. (517) 676-4160

MAY 3-4  CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI
Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Al Burish (715) 289-5333

MAY 9-10  WARSAW, MO
American Legion Post 217, George Boddy (660) 223-2082

MAY 9-10  BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI
Comfort Inn & Suites, Gun Buyer Shows (608) 548-4867

MAY 10  PRUDENVILLE, MI
Houghton Lake Playhouse, PJS Promotions LLC (989) 798-8709

MAY 11  SAINT CHARLES, IL
Kane County Fairgrounds, Kane County Sportsmen (815) 758-2773

MAY 16-17  HANCOCK, MI
Houghton County Arena, Northwoods Sporting Goods (906) 482-5228

MAY 16-17  MEDFORD, WI
Simek Center, Gun Buyer Shows (608) 548-4867

MAY 16-18  SIOUX CITY, IA
Sioux City Convention Center, Marv Kraus Promotions (563) 608-4401

MAY 16-18  WISCONSIN DELLS, WI
Noah’s Ark Waterpark, Midwest Defense (608) 381-4799

MAY 16-18  UNION GROVE, WI
Racine Fairgrounds, Bob & Rocco Gun Shows (715) 381-7991

MAY 16-18  TROY, MO
KC Hall, Militia Armament (636) 486-7150

MAY 17-18  FORT WAYNE, IN
Memorial Coliseum, CPI, Inc. (260) 483-6144

MAY 17-18  CHEBOYGAN, MI
Cheboygan Ice Arena, Sport Shows Promotions, Inc. (517) 676-4160

MAY 17-18  JOPLIN, MO
Holiday Inn Conference Center, RK Shows (563) 927-8176

MAY 17-18  FREMONT, NE
Christensen Field, Midwest Arms Collectors (660) 341-7908

MAY 18  CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
Holiday Inn, D&J Guns (815) 385-1982

MAY 23-24  BARABOO, WI
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, Gun Buyer Shows (608) 548-4867

MAY 23-25  EAGLE RIVER, WI
Eagle River Ice Arena, Bob & Rocco Gun Shows (715) 381-7991

MAY 24-25  HARRISON, MI
Clare County Fairgrounds, Sport Shows Promotions, Inc. (517) 676-4160

MAY 30-JUNE 1  CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
Hawkeye Downs, Trade Show Productions (888) 552-1486

MAY 30-JUNE 1  INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Indiana State Fairgrounds, World Class Gun Shows (405) 340-1333

MAY 31-JUNE 1  PECATONICA, IL
Winnebago County Fairgrounds, Northern Illinois Rifle and Pistol Club (815) 964-6134

MAY 31-JUNE 1  SAINT CHARLES, IL
DuPage Expo, Collectors Arms Dealers Ass’n (847) 863-3929

MAY 31-JUNE 1  NOVI, MI
The Suburban Collection Showplace, Sport Shows Promotions, Inc. (517) 676-4160

*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.