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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—Neely Raper
nraper@nrahq.org

Eastern NC—Lloyd Edwards
ledwards@nrahq.org

Western NC—Doug Merrill
rmerrill@nrahq.org

SC—Charles Johnson
cjohnson2@nrahq.org

TN—Mike Webb
mwebb@nrahq.org



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 20-24—CODEN, AL
(Precision Rifle)

JULY 20-24—PALM BAY, FL

(Handgun)

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 8—SUMTER, SC
(Approved)

JULY 11—CHARLESTON, SC

(Approved)

JULY 11—TUSCALOOSA, AL

(Registered)

JULY 14—PEARL, MS

(Registered)

JULY 18—COLUMBIA, SC

(Approved)

JULY 25—COLUMBIA, SC

(Approved)

JULY 25—MEMPHIS, TN

(Registered)

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


TRAINING

Crime Prevention
The 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, by email at refuse@nrahq.org, or by telephone at (800) 861-1166.

JULY 11—LAKE PARK, FL
(Seminar)
David D’Eugenio (561) 844-1381

JULY 18—STOKESDALE, NC
(Seminar)
Ashley Lemons (336) 706-7089

JULY 18—STONE MOUNTAIN, GA

(Seminar)
Matthew Schwab (678) 260-8318

JULY 18—STONE MOUNTAIN, GA

(Instructor Development Workshop)
Matthew Schwab (678) 260-8318

JULY 24—McDONOUGH, GA

(Seminar)
Michelle Frank (706) 318-7497

JULY 24—FORT MYERS, FL

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

JULY 25—DERIDDER, LA

(Instructor Development Workshop)
Matthew Courtney (337) 540-0551

JULY 25—ST. PETERSBURG, FL

(Seminar)
Contact Jeff Katanick (239) 357-3437

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


AREA SHOOTS

PISTOL
ARDEN, NC – JULY 4
PINSON, AL – JULY 18
BROOKSVILLE, FL – JULY 19
COOKEVILLE, TN – JULY 19
ORANGEBURG, SC – JULY 25
COVINGTON, GA – JULY 26

SMALLBORE RIFLE
HOLLYWOOD, FL – JULY 11
DONALDSONVILLE, LA – JULY 11
CUSSETA, GA – JULY 12
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – JULY 18
RIDGEVILLE, SC – JULY 18
BRUNSWICK, TN – JULY 18

HIGH POWER RIFLE
SUNRISE, FL – JULY 4
COVINGTON, GA – JULY 4
OAK RIDGE, TN – JULY 11-12
COLUMBIA, SC – JULY 12
SNEADS FERRY, NC – JULY 25-26
HOOVER, AL – JULY 26
GONZALES, LA – JULY 26

SILHOUETTE
WINNSBORO, LA – JULY 4
ARDEN, NC – JULY 11
GATSON, SC – JULY 18
BRUNSWICK, GA – JULY 18
HARRISON, TN – JULY 18
PEARLINGTON, MS – JULY 18
PINSON, AL – JULY 25

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

JULY 4-5  DOTHAN, AL
National Peanut Festival Facility, Collectors and Shooters Club (334) 322-8818

JULY 4-5  WEST PALM BEACH, FL

South Florida Fairgrounds, Sport Show Specialists (321) 777-7455

JULY 11-12  BIRMINGHAM, AL
Jefferson Civic Center, Alabama Gun Collectors Association (205) 317-0948

JULY 11-12  LARGO, FL

Minnreg Hall, Two Guys Shows (727) 776-3442

JULY 11-12  COLUMBUS, GA
Ironworks Convention & Trade Center, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8176

JULY 11-12  SLIDELL, LA
Northshore Harbor Center, Slidell Gun & Knife Show (985) 285-2905

JULY 11-12  JACKSON, MS
Mississippi State Fair Commission, Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows (865) 671-4757

JULY 11-12  FLETCHER, NC
Western NC Ag Center, Mike Kent Gun Shows (770) 630-7296*

JULY 11-12  CHATTANOOGA, TN
Camp Jordan Arena, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8176*

JULY 11-12  NASHVILLE, TN

Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Bill Goodman’s Gun & Knife Shows (502) 538-3900

JULY 11-12  CONCORD, NC
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016*

JULY 18-19  JACKSON, TN
Jackson Fairgrounds, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8176

JULY 18-19  ROBERTSDALE, AL
Baldwin County Fairgrounds, Collectors and Shooters Club (334) 322-8818

JULY 18-19  MELBOURNE, FL
Melbourne Auditorium, Sport Show Specialists (321) 777-7455

JULY 18-19  PALMETTO, FL
Bradenton Area Convention Center, Sun Coast Gun Shows (941) 722-3244

JULY 25-26  MONTGOMERY, AL
Alcazar Shrine Center, Alcazar Shriners (334) 546-0267

JULY 25-26  GERMANTOWN, TN
AgriCenter, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8176

JULY 25-26  PORT ST. LUCIE, FL
Port Saint Lucie Civic Center, Patriot Productions (866) 611-0442

JULY 25-26  HATTIESBURG, MS
Forrest County Multi-Purpose 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.