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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—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.

MAY 4-8—TUSCALOOSA, AL
(Patrol Rifle)

MAY 4-8—MIAMI, FL
(Handgun)

MAY 11-15—FLORENCE, AL
(Precision Rifle)

MAY 11-15—CODEN, AL
(Handgun)

MAY 11-15—NEW SMYRNA BEACH, 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.

MAY 1-2—MONCKS CORNER, SC
(Regional)

MAY 9—MEMPHIS, TN
(Registered)

MAY 15—CHARLESTON, SC
(Approved)

MAY 16—LEXINGTON, SC
(Approved)

MAY 19—PEARL, MS

(Registered)

MAY 20—SUMTER, SC
(Approved)

MAY 23—COLUMBIA, SC

(Approved)

MAY 30—COLUMBIA, SC

(Approved)

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.

MAY 1—APALACHICOLA, FL
(Seminar)
Gregory Wynot (850) 766-7861

MAY 2—APALACHICOLA, FL
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Gregory Wynot (850) 766-7861

MAY 2—LAKE PARK, FL
(Seminar)
David D’Eugenio (561) 844-1381

MAY 2—PANAMA CITY, FL

(Seminar)
Randy Eubanks (850) 319-6160

MAY 5—FORT MYERS, FL
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

MAY 8—McDONOUGH, GA
(Seminar)
Michelle Frank (706) 318-7497

MAY 9—ELKTON, FL
(Seminar)
Lloyd Mitchell (904) 377-2230

MAY 23—ELKTON, FL
(Seminar)
Lloyd Mitchell (904) 377-2230

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


AREA SHOOTS

PISTOL
HOLMWOOD, LA – MAY 9
WAXHAW, NC – MAY 9
DAWSONVILLE, GA – MAY 16
SOUTH CONGAREE, SC – MAY 16
COOKEVILLE, TN – MAY 17
BROOKSVILLE, FL – MAY 24

SMALLBORE RIFLE
DONALDSONVILLE, LA – MAY 9
CREEDMOOR, NC – MAY 9
CUSSETA, GA – MAY 10
COOKEVILLE, TN – MAY 10
RIDGEVILLE, SC – MAY 16

HIGH POWER RIFLE
BELTON, SC – MAY 3
SNEADS FERRY, NC – MAY 16-17
TULLAHOMA, TN – MAY 23
GONZALES, LA – MAY 24
FORT GORDON, GA – MAY 30
HOOVER, AL – MAY 31

SILHOUETTE
HOOVER, AL – MAY 2
WINNSBORO, LA – MAY 2
ARDEN, NC – MAY 9
CHULUOTA, FL – MAY 10
BRUNSWICK, GA – MAY 16
PEARLINGTON, MS – MAY 16
GATSON, SC – MAY 16
HARRISON, TN – MAY 16

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

MAY 2-3  MUSCLE SHOALS, AL
North Alabama State Fairgrounds, VPI Gun Shows (256) 381-0506 *

MAY 2-3  ROBERSDALE, AL
Baldwin County Fairgrounds, Collectors and Shooters Club of Alabama (334) 322-8818

MAY 2-3  PENSACOLA, FL
Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

MAY 2-3  MELBOURNE, FL
Melbourne Auditorium, Sport Show Specialists (321) 777-7455

MAY 2-3  KNOXVILLE, TN
Expo Center, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8176 *

MAY 2-3  MONROE, LA
Monroe Civic Center, Jean Lafitte Gun Shows (337) 302-5535

MAY 2-3  GAINESVILLE, GA
Gainesville Market, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 423-4867 *

MAY 2-3  RALEIGH, NC
NC State Fairgrounds, Dixie Gun & Knife Shows (919) 781-1287

MAY 2-3  NASHVILLE, TN
Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Bill Goodman’s Gun & Knife Shows (502) 538-3900

MAY 9-10  GREENVILLE, NC
Greenville Convention Center, S&D Show Promotions (252) 745-5647

MAY 9-10  MOUNTAIN CITY, GA
Golden Memories Auction House, North Georgia Gun Shows (828) 557-1543

MAY 9-10  WEST PALM BEACH, FL
South Florida Fairgrounds, Sport Show Specialists (321) 777-7455

MAY 16-17  ORLANDO, FL
Central Florida Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

MAY 16-17  GONZALES, LA

Lamar-Dixon Expo Hall, Classic Arms Productions (985) 624-8577

MAY 16-17  MARIETTA, GA

Machinists Aerospace Union Hall, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 423-4867 *

MAY 16-17  PASCAGOULA, MS
Jackson County Pascagoula Fairgrounds, Big Pop Gun Shows (601) 498-4235

MAY 16-17  SPARTA, TN
White County Fairgrounds, Donnie Daniels Tennessee Classic Sportsman’s Show (931) 205-0176

MAY 16-17  BIRMINGHAM, AL

Greater Birmingham Convention Center, Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows (865) 671-4757

MAY 16-17  JACKSON, TN
Jackson Fairgrounds, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8176

MAY 16-17  FLETCHER, NC

Western North Carolina Agriculture Center, Mike Kent Gun Shows (770) 630-7296 *

MAY 16-17  SEVIERVILLE, TN

Sevierville Convention Center, Mountain Expos (828) 349-4354

MAY 23-24  WINSTON-SALEM, NC

Winston Salem Fairgrounds, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016

MAY 23-24  CHATTANOOGA, TN

Camp Jordan Arena, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8176

MAY 23-24  DELAND, FL
Volusia County Fairgrounds, Sport Show Specialists (321) 777-7455

MAY 23-24  BLUE RIDGE, GA

Kiwanis Fairgrounds, North Georgia Gun Shows (828) 557-1543

MAY 23-24  WEST PALM BEACH, FL
National Guard Armory, Gun Show Team (561) 288-8425

MAY 23-24  HUNTSVILLE, AL
Von Braun Civic Center, Collectors and Shooters Club of Alabama (334) 322-8818

MAY 30-31  LADSON, SC

Exchange Park Fairgrounds, Mike Kent Gun Shows (770) 630-7296

MAY 30-31  MIAMI, FL

Miami Dade County Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 245-4233

MAY 30-31  COBB COUNTY, GA

Jim Miller Park, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 423-4867 *

MAY 30-31  MURFREESBORO, TN

Mid-Tennessee Expo Center, R.K. Shows Inc. (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.