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South 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 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.

JULY 7—LAKE PARK, FL
(Instructor Development Workshop)
David D’Eugenio (561) 844-1381

JULY 10—FORT MYERS, FL

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

JULY 12—LAKE PARK, FL
(Seminar)
David D’Eugenio (561) 844-1381

JULY 12—MOUNT DORA, FL
(Seminar)
Randall Brocius (352) 519-4867

JULY 18—FORT MYERS, FL
(Seminar)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

JULY 26—MOUNT DORA, FL

(Seminar)
Randall Brocius (352) 519-4867

JULY 26—TAMPA (THONOTOSASSA), FL
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Chuck Yeager (407) 314-2871

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

JULY 12—BLYTHE, GA

Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol)
Carol Rosenqvist (706) 781-4392

JULY 20—WENDELL, NC
Instructional Shooting Clinic (Pistol)
Barry Allen (919) 868-7354


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 7-11—PALM BAY, FL
(Patrol Rifle)

JULY 14-18—PALM BAY, FL
(Handgun)

JULY 14-18—TUSCALOOSA, AL

(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.

JULY 12—TUSCALOOSA, AL

(Registered)

JULY 15—PEARL, MS
(Registered)

JULY 17—SUMTER, SC

(Approved)

JULY 25—CHARLESTON, SC
(Approved)

JULY 26—MEMPHIS, TN

(Registered)

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


AREA SHOOTS

PISTOL
CUSSETA, GA – JULY 6
HOLLYWOOD, FL – JULY 12
DONALDSONVILLE, LA – JULY 12
MEMPHIS, TN – JULY 19

HIGH POWER RIFLE
COLUMBIA, SC – JULY 13
TULLAHOMA, TN – JULY 20
ORLANDO, FL – JULY 27
HOOVER, AL – JULY 27

SILHOUETTE
PINSON, AL – JULY 12
GASTON, SC – JULY 19
PALM BAY, FL – JULY 19

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

JULY 5-6  WEST PALM BEACH, FL
South Florida Fairgrounds, Sport Show Specialists (321) 777-7455

JULY 5-6  DOTHAN, AL
National Peanut Festival Facility, Collectors & Shooters Co. (334) 322-8818

JULY 5-6  ORLANDO, FL
Central Florida Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

JULY 11-12  MARIETTA, GA
Cobb Civic Center, The Carolina Trader (704) 282-1339

JULY12-13  BIRMINGHAM, AL
Jefferson Civic Center, Alabama Gun Collectors Ass’n (205) 317-0948

JULY 12-13  FLETCHER, NC
Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, Mike Kent Shows (770) 630-7296

JULY 12-13  FOREST PARK, GA
Atlanta Georgia Farmers Market, Gun Runner Shows of Georgia (706) 592-4347

JULY 12-13  JACKSONVILLE, FL
Jacksonville Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

JULY 12-13  COLUMBUS, GA
Ironworks Convention and Trade Center, RK Shows (563) 927-8176

JULY 12-13  GRAY, TN
Appalachian Fairgrounds, RK Shows (563) 927-8176

JULY 12-13  PALMETTO, FL
Manatee Civic Center, Suncoast Gun Shows (330) 963-6964

JULY 12-13  CONCORD, NC
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016

JULY 12-13  JACKSON, MS
Mississippi State Fair Commission, Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows (865) 458-0051

JULY 12-13  NASHVILLE, TN
Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Bill Goodman’s Gun & Knife Shows (502) 538-3900

JULY 12-13  ORLANDO, FL
Bahia Shrine Temple, New Orlando Gun Show (407) 568-3365

JULY 19  PELHAM, TN
Elk River Training Center, Elk River Shoot Show (818) 906-3754

JULY 19-20  TALLAHASSEE, FL
North Florida Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

JULY 19-20  ENGLEWOOD, FL
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10178, Lee County Gun Collectors (239) 223-3370

JULY 19-20  JACKSONVILLE, NC
National Guard Armory, S&D Promotions (252) 745-5647

JULY 19-20  MARIETTA, GA
Cobb Civic Center, RK Shows (563) 927-8176

JULY 19-20  JACKSON, TN
Jackson Fairgrounds, RK Shows (563) 927-8176

JULY 19-20  MELBOURNE, FL
Melbourne Auditorium, Sport Show Specialists (321) 777-7455

JULY 19-20  ROBERTSDALE, AL
Baldwin County Coliseum, Collectors and Shooters Co. (334) 322-8818

JULY 26-27  MIAMI, FL
Dade County Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

JULY 26-27  DELAND, FL
Volusia County Fairgrounds, Sport Show Specialists (321) 777-7455

JULY 26-27  FAYETTEVILLE, NC
Crown Center, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016

JULY 26-27  NAPLES, FL
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7721, Lee County Gun Collectors of Florida (239) 223-3370

JULY 26-27  GERMANTOWN, TN
AgriCenter International, RK Shows (563) 927-8176

*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.