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South Regional Report - November



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—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
dmerrill@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.

NOV.  6—JACKSON, TN
(Seminar)
Marty Clements (731) 427-1271

NOV. 6—ATHENS, AL

(Seminar)
Jeff Gentilcore (256) 233-8707

NOV. 8—LELAND, NC
(Seminar)
Richard Paxton (910) 231-5600

NOV. 12—FORT MYERS, FL
(Seminar)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

NOV. 13—FORT MYERS, FL
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

NOV. 21—KNOXVILLE, TN
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Jerry Huffman (865) 539-7165

NOV. 28—ST. PETERSBURG, FL
(Seminar)
Thomas Flanagan (727) 453-0827

NOV. 29—ST. PETERSBURG, FL
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

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


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.

NOV. 3-7—SAVANNAH, GA
(Handgun/Shotgun)

NOV. 17-21—FLORENCE, AL
(Tactical Shooting)

NOV. 17-21—DELAND, FL
(Patrol Rifle)

NOV. 17-21—PEARL, MS
(Handgun/Shotgun)

NOV. 17-21—DAHLONEGA, GA
(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.

NOV. 1—HAVANA, FL
(Approved)

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


AREA SHOOTS

PISTOL
PINSON, AL – NOV. 1
WAXHAW, NC – NOV. 8
BLOUNTSTOWN, FL – NOV. 8
JACKSONVILLE, FL – NOV. 16

SMALLBORE RIFLE
GRANT, AL – NOV. 8
HOLLYWOOD, FL – NOV. 8
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – NOV. 15
RIDGEVILLE, SC – NOV. 15-16

HIGH POWER RIFLE
OAK RIDGE, TN – NOV. 1
DONALDSONVILLE, LA – NOV. 15
ORLANDO, FL – NOV. 23

SILHOUETTE
HOOVER, AL – NOV. 8
CHULUOTA, FL – NOV. 9
PASCAGOULA, MS – NOV. 15
COLUMBUS, GA – NOV. 15

For more information, contact Shelly Kramer at (703) 267-1459 or mkramer@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

NOV. 1-2  PASCAGOULA, MS
Jackson County Fairgrounds, Big Pop Fireworks (601) 498-4235

NOV. 1-2  DOUBLE SPRINGS, AL

Municipal Building, Town Of Double Springs (205) 489-5115*

NOV. 1-2  MONTGOMERY, AL

Alcazar Shrine Center, Collectors & Shooters Company (704) 499-8249

NOV. 1-2  MIAMI, FL
Dade County Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

NOV. 1-2  MYRTLE BEACH, SC
Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Mike Kent Gun Shows (770) 630-7296

NOV. 1-2  HICKORY, NC
Hickory Metro Convention Center, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016

NOV. 1-2  CLARKESVILLE, GA
Habersham County Fairgrounds, North Georgia Gun Shows (828) 557-1543

NOV. 1-2  JACKSONVILLE, NC
National Guard Armory, S&D Gun Shows (252) 745-5647

NOV. 1-2  KNOXVILLE, TN
Knoxville Expo Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

NOV. 1-2  PERRY, GA
National Fairgrounds, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 425-9881

NOV. 1-2  HOUMA, LA
Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Jean Lafitte Gun Shows (337) 302-5535

NOV. 1-2  MYRTLE BEACH, SC

Myrtle Beach Convention Center, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016

NOV. 1-2  MARIETTA, GA
Jim Miller Park, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

NOV. 1-2  NASHVILLE, TN
Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Bill Goodman Gun Shows (502) 538-6900

NOV. 7-8  MARIETTA, GA
Cobb County Civic Center, The Carolina Trader (704) 282-1339

NOV. 8-9  VIERA, FL
Brevard County Viera Park, Patriot Productions (866) 611-0442

NOV. 8-9  FT. PAYNE, AL
Dekalb County Veterans of Foreign Wars Agricultural Fair, VPI Gun Shows (256) 381-0506

NOV. 8-9  LAKELAND, FL
Lakeland Center, Suncoast Gun Shows (863) 834-8100

NOV. 8-9  MOBILE, AL
Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds, Collectors & Shooters Company (704) 499-8249

NOV. 8-9  SHREVEPORT, LA

Riverview Hall, Classic Arms Productions (985) 624-8577

NOV. 8-9  FRANKLIN, NC
Macon County Community Building, Gem Capitol Shows (828) 524-2064

NOV. 8-9  CONCORD, NC
Cabarrus Arena, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016

NOV. 8-9  WEST PALM BEACH, FL

South Florida Fairgrounds, Florida Gun & Knife Shows (321) 777-7455

NOV. 8-9  COLUMBIA, SC
Jamil Shrine Center, South Carolina Arms Collectors Ass’n (803) 463-9377

NOV. 8-9  KINGSPORT, TN
Meadowview Convention Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

NOV. 8-9  JACKSON, MS
Wahabi Shrines Building, Big Pop Fireworks (601) 498-4235

NOV. 8-9  JACKSON, TN
Jackson Fairgrounds, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

NOV. 15-16  DECATUR, AL
Morgan County Fairgrounds, VPI Gun Shows (256) 381-0506

NOV. 15-16  MARIETTA, GA
Cobb County Civic Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

NOV. 15-16  MELBOURNE, FL
Melbourne Auditorium, Florida Gun & Knife Shows (321) 777-7455

NOV.15-16  PALMETTO, FL
Manatee Civic Center, Suncoast Gun Shows (941) 543-8368

NOV. 15-16  LENOIR, NC

Caldwell County Fairgrounds, Gem Capitol Shows (828) 524-2064

NOV. 15-16  NEW BERN, NC
Craven County Fairgrounds, S&D Gun Shows (252) 745-5647

NOV. 22-23  GONZALES, LA
Lamar Dixon Expo Hall, Classic Arms Productions (985) 624-8577

NOV. 22-23  LAKE WORTH, FL

Scottish Rite Masonic Center, Palm Beach Arms Collectors Ass’n (561) 582-6794

NOV. 22-23  CARTERSVILLE, GA
Clarence Brown Conference Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

NOV. 22-23  MADEVILLE, LA
Castine Center, Jean Lafitte Gun Shows (337) 302-5535

NOV. 22-23  FRANKLIN, TN

Williamson County Agricultural Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

NOV. 22-23  RALEIGH, NC
North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Dixie Gun Shows (919) 781-1287

NOV. 22-23  HATTIESBURG, MS

Forrest County Center, B&B Gun Shows (662) 209-6266

NOV. 28-30  KNOXVILLE, TN
Chilhowee Park, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

NOV. 29-30  LADSON, SC

Exchange Park Fairgrounds, Mike Kent Shows (770) 630-7296

NOV. 29-30  ORLANDO, FL
Central Florida Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

NOV. 29-30  VERONA, MS

Lee County Agri-Center, Tri-Lake Productions (662) 934-9077

NOV. 29-30  LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

NOV. 29-30  FORT LAUDERDALE, FL

War Memorial Auditorium, Suncoast Gun Shows (954) 828-5380

NOV. 29-30  WINSTON- SALEM, NC
LJVM Coliseum, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016

NOV. 29-30  BIRMINGHAM, AL
Greater Birmingham Convention Center, Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows (865) 671-4757

*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.