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South Regional Report - September



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

TN—Mike Webb
mwebb@nrahq.org

SC—T. Dale Carwile
tcarwile@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.

SEPT. 6—ST. PETERSBURG, FL
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

SEPT. 10—FORT MYERS, FL

(Seminar)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

SEPT. 18—FORT MYERS, FL

(Instructor Development Workshop)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

SEPT. 19—RIDGELAND, MS

(Seminar)
Kevin Bullard (601) 260-7677

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.

SEPT. 2—MCDONOUGH, GA
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol)
Andrew Carty (678) 432-4867

SEPT. 10—WAXHAW, NC
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol, Rifle)
Diane DeBruhl (704) 996-3747

SEPT. 13—BLYTHE, GA
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol)
Carol Rosenqvist (706) 781-4392

SEPT. 14—THONOTOSASSA, FL
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol)
Ashley Magalas (863) 279-8389

SEPT. 21—WENDELL, NC
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol)
Rhonda Hayes (919) 625-2988

SEPT. 27—MILL SPRING, NC

Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol)
Penny Gilliam (828) 691-0801


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.

SEPT. 8-12—SAVANNAH, GA
(Patrol Rifle)

SEPT. 15-19—SOUTHPORT, FL

(Handgun)

SEPT. 22-26—FLORENCE, AL

(Handgun/Shotgun)

SEPT. 22-26—TUSCALOOSA, AL

(Tactical Shooting)

SEPT. 29-OCT. 3—SUMMERVILLE, SC

(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.

SEPT. 4—SUMTER, SC
(Approved)

SEPT. 6—COLUMBIA, SC
(Approved)

SEPT. 9—PEARL, MS
(Registered)

SEPT. 13—MONTGOMERY, AL
(Registered)

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


AREA SHOOTS

PISTOL
PINSON, AL – SEPT. 6
WAXHAW, NC – SEPT. 13
CHATTANOOGA, TN – SEPT. 13

SMALLBORE RIFLE
ORLANDO, FL – SEPT. 6
CREEDMOOR, NC – SEPT. 13
FLORENCE, MS – SEPT. 13

HIGH POWER RIFLE
KNOXVILLE, TN – SEPT. 27
CHURCHLAND, NC – SEPT. 27
GONZALES, LA – SEPT. 28

SILHOUETTE
CHULUOTA, FL – SEPT. 14
GASTON, SC – SEPT. 20
FORT VALLEY, GA – SEPT. 27

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

SEPT. 6-7  WEST PALM BEACH, FL
South Florida Fairgrounds, Florida Gun & Knife Shows (321) 777-7455

SEPT. 6-7  FORT WALTON BEACH, FL

North West Florida Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

SEPT. 6-7  CULLMAN, AL
Cullman Civic Center, VPI Gun Shows (256) 381-0506

SEPT. 6-7  MACON, GA
Macon Centroplex, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 425-9881

SEPT. 6-7  GONZALES, LA
Lamar Dixon Expo Hall, Classic Arms Productions (985) 624-8577

SEPT. 6-7  LADSON, SC
Exchange Park Fairgrounds, Mike Kent Shows (770) 630-7296

SEPT. 6-7  MONROE, LA
Monroe Civic Center, Jean Lafitle Gun Shows (337) 302-5535

SEPT. 6-7  JACKSON, MS
Mississippi Trade Mart Building, Jackson Gun Shows (601) 922-8138

SEPT. 6-7  BLAIRSVILLE, GA
Pat Garalson Memorial Civic Center, North Georgia Gun Shows (828) 557-1543

SEPT. 6-7  PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL

Port Stanit Lucie Civic Center , Patroit Productions  (866) 611-0442

SEPT. 6-7  MONTGOMERY, AL
Garrett Coliseum, Bluewater Broadcasting (334) 244-0961

SEPT. 6-7  LAKE CITY, FL

Columbia County Fairgrounds, Cliffhangers Gun Shows (386) 325-6114

SEPT. 12-14  TUPELO, MS

Tupelo Furniture Market, Tupelo Gun & Knife Shows (662) 871-7027

SEPT. 12-14  POMPANO BEACH, FL

Pompano Beach Elk’s Lodge, Florida Antique Miliatry Gun Shows (954) 294-2526

SEPT. 12-14  RALEIGH, NC
North Carolina State Fairgrounds, The Carolina Trader (704) 282-1339

SEPT. 13-14  KNOXVILLE, TN

Expo Center, RK Shows (563) 927-8176

SEPT. 13-14  MOBILE, AL
ABBA Shrine Temple, ABBA Shrines (251) 633-5561

SEPT. 13-14  TALLAHASSEE, FL

North Florida Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

SEPT. 13-14  JEFFERSON, GA
Jefferson Civic  Center, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 425-9881

SEPT. 13-14  JACKSONVILLE, NC

American Legion Building, S&D Gun Shows (252) 745-5647

SEPT. 13-14  HICKORY, NC
Hickory Metro Convention Center, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016

SEPT. 13-14  SANFORD, FL

Sanford Civic Center, Cliffhangers Gun Show (386) 325-6114

SEPT. 20-21  MONTGOMERY, AL

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

SEPT. 20-21  KENNER, LA

Pontchartrain Center, Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows (865) 458-0051

SEPT. 20-21  ATLANTA, GA
Atlanta Expo Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

SEPT. 20-21  ENGLEWOOD, FL
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10178, Lee County Gun Collectors (239) 223-3370

SEPT. 20-21  NEW BERN, NC
Craven County Fairgrounds, S&D Gun Shows (252) 745-5647

SEPT. 20-21  FLORENCE, SC
Florence Civc Center, Mike Kent  Shows (770) 630-7296

SEPT. 20-21  FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
War Memorial Auditorium, Sun Coast Gun Shows (954) 828-5380

SEPT. 20-21  ROME, GA

The Forum Civic Center, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 425-9881

SEPT. 27-28  ELLIJAY, GA
Gilmer County Civic Center, North Georiga Gun Shows (828) 557-1543

SEPT. 27-28  DELAND, FL
Volusia County Fairgrounds, Florida Gun & Knife Shows (321) 777-7455

SEPT. 27-28  HAMILTON, MS
Standford & Son Auction Facility, Standford & Son (630) 820-5819

SEPT. 27-28  NATCHEZ, MS

Natchez Convention Center, Big Pop Fireworks (601) 498-4235

SEPT. 27-28  GOLDSBORO, NC

National Guard Armory, S&D Gun Shows (252) 745-5647

SEPT. 27-28  SOUTH DOTHAN, AL
National Peanut Festival Facility, Collectors & Shooters Company (704) 499-8249

SEPT. 27-28  PALMETTO, FL
Bradenton Area Convention Center, Sun Coast Gun Shows (941) 722-3244

SEPT. 27-28  JACKSONVILLE, FL

Jackosnville Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

*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.