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South Regional Report - September



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.

SEPT. 14-18—FLORENCE, AL
(Handgun/Shotgun)

SEPT. 14-18—CODEN, AL
(Tactical Shotgun)

SEPT. 14-18—NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL
(Handgun/Shotgun)

SEPT. 21-25—MEMPHIS, TN
(Handgun/Shotgun)

SEPT. 21-25—SUMMERVILLE, SC
(Patrol Rifle)

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.

SEPT. 3—SUMTER, SC
(Approved)

SEPT. 5—COLUMBIA, SC
(Approved)

SEPT. 5—SELMA, AL
(Approved)

SEPT. 8—PEARL, MS
(Registered)

SEPT. 19—COLUMBIA, SC
(Approved)

SEPT. 26—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.

SEPT. 5—LAKE PARK, FL
(Seminar)
David D’Eugenio (561) 844-1381

SEPT. 12—ALPHARETTA, GA
(Seminar)
Dennis Forlie (678) 517-6561

SEPT. 13—RIDGELAND, MS
(Seminar)
Kevin Bullard (601) 260-7677

SEPT. 26—FORT MYERS, FL
(Instructor Development Workshop)
Alecs Dean (239) 357-3437

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


AREA SHOOTS

PISTOL
WAXHAW, NC    SEPT. 12
HOLMWOOD, LA    SEPT. 12
PINSON, AL    SEPT. 19
CHATTANOOGA, TN    SEPT. 20
JACKSONVILLE, FL    SEPT. 20
ORANGEBURG, SC    SEPT. 26
COVINGTON, GA    SEPT. 27

SMALLBORE RIFLE
DAWSONVILLE, GA    SEPT. 7
HOLLYWOOD, FL    SEPT. 12
DONALDSONVILLE, LA     SEPT. 12
COOKEVILLE, TN    SEPT. 13
FAYETTEVILLE, NC    SEPT. 19
RIDGEVILLE, SC    SEPT. 19

HIGH POWER RIFLE
CUSSETA, GA    SEPT. 5
DONALDSONVILLE, LA  SEPT. 5
BELTON, SC    SEPT. 6
LAKELAND, TN    SEPT. 12
PINSON, AL    SEPT. 12
SALISBURY, NC    SEPT. 19
BROOKSVILLE, FL    SEPT. 19

SILHOUETTE
RUTHERFORDTON, NC     SEPT. 5
HOOVER, AL    SEPT. 5
WINNSBORO, LA    SEPT. 5
ORLANDO, FL    SEPT. 6
BRANDON, MS    SEPT. 12
GATSON, SC    SEPT. 19
BRUNSWICK, GA    SEPT. 19
HARRISON, TN    SEPT. 20

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

SEPT. 5-6    GONZALES, LA
Lamar Dixon Expo Hall, Classic Arms Productions (985) 624-8577

SEPT. 5-6    CULLMAN, AL
Cullman Civic Center, VPI Gun Shows (256) 381-0506*

SEPT. 5-6    BLAIRSVILLE, GA
Haralson Memorial Civic Center, North Georgia Gun Shows (828) 557-1543

SEPT. 5-6    FORT WALTON BEACH, FL
Northwest Florida Fairgrounds, Florida Gun Shows (407) 275-7233

SEPT. 5-6    MELBOURNE, FL
Melbourne Auditorium, Sport Show Specialists (321) 777-7455

SEPT. 5-6    CHATTANOOGA, TN
Camp Jordan Arena, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8176

SEPT. 5-6    CAPE CORAL, FL
German American Social Club, Lee County Gun Collectors (239) 223-3370

SEPT. 12-13    KNOXVILLE, TN
Expo Center, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8176*

SEPT. 12-13    ELLIJAY, GA
Gilmer County Civic Center, North Georgia Gun Shows (828) 557-1543

SEPT. 12-13    LADSON, SC
Exchange Park Fairgrounds, Mike Kent Gun Shows (770) 630-7296

SEPT. 12-13    WEST PALM BEACH, FL
South Florida Fairgrounds, Sport Show Specialists (321) 777-7455

SEPT. 12-13    MACON, GA

Macon Centreplex, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 425-9881*

SEPT. 12-13    HUNTSVILLE, AL
Von Braun Civic Center, Collectors and Shooters Club (334) 322-8818

SEPT. 19-20    FLORENCE, SC
Florence Civic Center, Mike Kent Gun Shows (770) 630-7296

SEPT. 19-20    HICKORY, NC
Hickory Metro Convention Center, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016

SEPT. 19-20     FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
War Memorial Auditorium, Sun Coast Gun Shows (407) 410-6870

SEPT. 19-20    ATLANTA, GA
Atlanta Expo Center, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8176*

SEPT. 26-27    CONCORD, NC
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, C&E Gun Shows (540) 953-0016*

SEPT. 26-27    GAINESVILLE, GA
Gainesville Market, Eastman Gun Shows (229) 425-9881*

SEPT. 26-27    CONYERS, GA

Georgia International Horse Park, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8176

SEPT. 26-27    PALMETTO, FL
Manatee County Civic Center, Sun Coast Gun Shows (407) 410-6870

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

SEPT. 26-27    GERMANTOWN, TN
Agricenter International, R.K. Shows Inc. (563) 927-8176

SEPT. 26-27    NATCHEZ, MS
Natchez Convention Center, Big Pop Fireworks (601) 498-4235

*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.