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South Regional Report - March



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—Al Hammond
ahammond@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.

MARCH 9-13  FLORENCE, AL
(Patrol Rifle)

MARCH 23-27  AUTRYVILLE, NC

(Tactical Shooting)

MARCH 23-27  SOPCHOPPY, FL

(Patrol Rifle)

MARCH 23-27  PEARL, MS
(Handgun/Shotgun)

Contact Rudis Amaya (703) 267-1636 or ramaya@nrahq.org


AREA SHOOTS

PISTOL
HOLMWOOD, LA – MAR. 14
JACKSONVILLE, FL – MAR. 15
SO. CONGAREE, SC – MAR. 21
COLUMBIA, TN – MAR. 22
CREEDMOOR, NC – MAR. 28

SMALLBORE RIFLE
CUSSETA, GA – MAR. 15
HOLLYWOOD, FL – MAR. 21-22
PHENIX CITY, AL – MAR. 28

HIGH POWER RIFLE
WAXHAW, NC – MAR. 1
BELTON, SC – MAR. 1
COVINGTON, GA – MAR. 7
GALLATIN, TN – MAR. 21
BROOKSVILLE, FL – MAR. 21
GONZALES, LA – MAR. 22

SILHOUETTE
ORLANDO, FL – MAR. 1
HOOVER, AL – MAR. 7
BRUNSWICK, GA – MAR. 21
PALM BAY, FL – MAR. 21
JACKSONVILLE, FL – MAR. 27

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

MAR. 7-8  DECATUR, AL
Morgan County Fairgrounds, VPI Gun Shows (256) 381-0506

MAR. 7-8  COLUMBIA, SC
Jamil Shrine Temple, South Carolina Arms Collectors Ass’n (803) 463-9377 *

MAR. 7-8  TALLAHASSEE, FL
North Florida Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

MAR. 7-8  WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Winston Salem Fairgrounds, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016 *

MAR. 7-8  SEBRING, FL
Highlands County Fairgrounds, Patriot Productions (866) 611-0442

MAR. 7-8  DELAND, FL
Volusia County Fairgrounds, Sport Show Specialists (321) 777-7455

MAR. 7-8  KNOXVILLE, TN
Expo Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

MAR. 7-8  TAMPA, FL
Florida State Fairgrounds, SunCoast Gun Shows (330) 963-6964

MAR. 7-8  KNOXVILLE, TN
Chilhowee Park, Rocky Top Gun Shows (865) 315-8055

MAR. 7-8  AUGUSTA, GA
Columbia County Expo Center, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 423-4687 *

MAR. 14-15  ORLANDO, FL
Central Florida Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

MAR. 14-15  JACKSON, TN
Fairgrounds, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

MAR. 14-15  WEST PALM BEACH, FL
South Florida Fairgrounds, Sport Show Specialists (321) 777-7455

MAR. 14-15  MORGANTON, NC
Foothills Conference Center, North Carolina Gun Collector’s Ass’n (704) 408-6987

MAR. 14-15  JACKSON, MS
Wahhabi Shrine Temple, Big Pop Fireworks (601) 498-4235

MAR. 14-15  KENNER, LA
Pontchartrain Center, Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows (865) 671-4757

MAR. 21-22  NASHVILLE, TN
Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Bill Goodman’s Gun & Knife Shows (502) 538-3900

MAR. 21-22  HICKORY, NC
Hickory Metro Convention Center, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016

MAR. 21-22  PALM BAY, FL
Palm Bay Regional Park Community Center, Patriot Productions (866) 611-0442

MAR. 21-22  LEBANON, TN
Ward Community Center, RK Gun Shows (563) 927-8176

MAR. 21-22  LAUREL, MS
Laurel Fairgrounds, Big Pop Fireworks (601) 498-4235

MAR. 21-22  BIRMINGHAM, AL
Jefferson Civic Center, Alabama Gun Collectors Ass’n (334) 272-1193

MAR. 21-22  LAKELAND, FL
Lakeland Center, SunCoast Gun Shows (330) 963-6964

MAR. 28-29  GONZALES, LA
Lamar Dixon Expo Hall, Classic Arms Productions (985) 624-8577

MAR. 28-29  JACKSONVILLE, FL
Jacksonville Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

MAR. 28-29  CAPE CORAL, FL
German American Social Club, Lee County Gun Collectors, LLC (239) 223-3370

MAR. 28-29  RALEIGH, NC
North Carolina State Fairgrounds, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016

MAR. 28-29  PORT ST. LUCIE, FL
Port St. Lucie Civic Center, Patriot Productions (866) 611-0442

MAR. 28-29  FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
War Memorial Auditorium, SunCoast Gun Shows (330) 963-6964

MAR. 28-29  FORT MYERS, FL
Araba Shrine Temple, Fort Myers Antique Arms Collectors (847) 863-3929

MAR. 28-29  DALTON, GA
Northwest Georgia Trade Center, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 423-4867 *

MAR. 28-29  BOSSIER CITY, LA
Bossier Civic Center, ArkLaTex Gun Collectors Ass’n (318) 309-3015

MAR. 28-29  CONYERS, GA
Georgia International Horse Park, RK Gun 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.