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South 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 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.

MAY 10—CLINTON, MS
(Seminar)
Quinton Frasier (601) 540-2698

MAY 17—MOUNT DORA, FL
(Seminar)
Randall Brocius (352) 519-4867

MAY 17—LAFAYETTE, LA

(Instructor Development Workshop)
Shane Robichaux (337) 303-7294

MAY 17—FERNANDINA BEACH, FL
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Bernard Martinage (904) 335-0525

MAY 24—KNOXVILLE, TN
(Seminar)
Jerry Huffman (865) 539-7165


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 5-9—FLORENCE, AL
(Tactical Shooting)

MAY 5-9—NEW IBERIA, LA
(Patrol Rifle)

MAY 19-23—SOPCHOPPY, FL

(Tactical 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 2-3—CHARLESTON, SC

(Regional)

MAY 10—MEMPHIS, TN
(Registered)

MAY 11—COLUMBIA, SC
(Approved)

MAY 14—PEARL, MS
(Registered)

MAY 15—PEARL, MS
(State Championship)

MAY 16—PEARL, MS
(Regional)

MAY 17—LEXINGTON, SC

(Registered)

MAY 22—SUMTER, SC
(Approved)

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


AREA SHOOTS

PISTOL
PENSACOLA, FL – MAY 3-4
WAXHAW, NC – MAY 10
SOUTH CONGAREE, SC – MAY 17
COLUMBIA, TN – MAY 24-25

ACTION PISTOL
HOLMWOOD, LA – MAY 17
WILMINGTON, NC – MAY 25

SMALLBORE RIFLE
CUSSETA, GA – MAY 4
HOLLYWOOD, FL – MAY 10
CREEDMOOR, NC – MAY 10
DONALDSONVILLE, LA – MAY 10
MEMPHIS, TN – MAY 17

HIGH POWER RIFLE
FORT BENNING, GA – MAY 3
CLINTON, MS – MAY 17
COLUMBUS, NC – MAY 17
GALLATIN, TN – MAY 17
GONZALES, LA – MAY 25
ORLANDO, FL – MAY 25
HOOVER, AL – MAY 25

SILHOUETTE
HOOVER, AL – MAY 3
RUTHERFORDTON, NC – MAY 3-4
BRANDON, MS – MAY 10
CHULUOTA, FL – MAY 11
PALM BAY, FL – MAY 17

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

MAY 3-4  MELBOURNE, FL
Melbourne Auditorium, Florida Gun & Knife Shows (321) 777-7455

MAY 3-4  MONROE, LA
Monroe Civic Center, Jean Lafitte Gun Shows (337) 302-5535

MAY 3-4  FORT LAUDERDALE, FL

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

MAY 3-4  RALEIGH, NC
North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Dixie Gun & Knife Show Classic (919) 781-1287

MAY 3-4  PERRY, GA
Georgia National Fairgrounds, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 425-9881

MAY 3-4  MUSCLE SHOALS, AL
North Alabama State Fairgrounds, VPI Gun Shows (256) 381-0506

MAY 3-4  ROBERTSDALE, AL
Baldwin County Coliseum, Collectors & Shooters Company (334) 279-9895

MAY 3-4  KNOXVILLE, TN
Knoxville Expo Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

MAY 3-4  NASHVILLE, TN
Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Bill Goodman Gun Shows (502) 538-6900

MAY 3-4  HOUMA, LA
Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Jean Lafitte Gun Show (337) 302-5535

MAY 10-11  WEST PALM BEACH, FL

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

MAY 17-18  GONZALES, LA
Lamar Dixon Expo Hall, Classic Arms Productions (985) 624-8577

MAY 17-18  GWINNETT COUNTY, GA
North Atlanta Trade Center, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 425-9881

MAY 17-18  BIRMINGHAM, AL
Greater Birmingham Convention Center, Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows (865) 458-0051

MAY 17-18  FLETCHER, NC
WNC Agricultural Center, Mike Kent Shows (770) 630-7296

MAY 17-18  PASCAGOULA, MS

Jackson County Fairgrounds, Big Pop Fireworks (601) 498-4235

MAY 17-18  JACKSONVILLE, NC

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

MAY 24-25  PALLMETTO, FL
Manatee Civic Center, Suncoast Gun Shows (941) 722-3244

MAY 24-25  WILMINGTON, NC

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

MAY 24-25  SPARTA, TN
White County Agricultural Complex, Tennessee Classic Sportsman (931) 205-0176

MAY 24-25  BLUE RIDGE, GA
Kiwanis Fairgrounds, North Georgia Gun Shows (828) 557-1543

MAY 24-25  WINSTON-SALEM, NC

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

MAY 24-25  DELAND, FL
Volusia County Fairgrounds, Florida Gun & Knife Shows (321) 777-7455

MAY 31-JUNE 1  MARIETTA, GA

Jim Miller Park, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 425-9881

MAY 31-JUNE 1  FAYETTEVILLE, NC

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

MAY 31-JUNE 1  LADSON, SC
Exchange Park Fairgrounds, Mike Kent Shows (770) 630-7296

MAY 31- JUNE 1  NASHVILLE, TN
Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Bill Goodman Gun Shows (502) 538-6900

MAY 31-JUNE 1  MIAMI, FL
Miami-Dade County Fair and Expo Center, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

MAY 31-JUNE 1  RALEIGH, NC
North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Carolina Trader (704) 282-1339

*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.