Wake County Firearms Education and Training Center

Reopening to the Public: Date TBD

Address: 3921 Old Holly Springs Apex Rd., Apex, NC 27539

Operating Hours: Monday (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.); Friday (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.); Saturday-Sunday (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.); Closed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and State holidays.

Cost: Free


  • 100-meter rifle range
  • 3 50-meter multi-use ranges
  • Universally accessible
  • Indoor range, but not temperature controlled

Other Information

  • Leave all firearms in your vehicle until assigned a lane. 
  • All firearms must be cased. 
  • Those ages 12-17 wishing to shoot, must have a waiver. No one under the age of 12 is permitted to shoot.
  • There is no store on-site, so visitors must bring their own ammunition and targets.            


Range Rules  (PDF)


Contact: Meg Kecseti 919-303-0851 

NCWRC Target

Before you visit the range, be sure to print a target

Shooting Range Target


When will the Wake County Firearms Education and Training Center (WCFETC) open to the public? 
The Wildlife Commission will continue to monitor and evaluate the novel coronavirus (covid-19) situation with input from various state and national sources to identify a time that is safe and appropriate to re-open this shooting range to the public. For the latest info on Wake County’s response to the virus, visit wakegov.com/covid19.

How do I register to use the WCFETC range?

A new range pass card must be issued by the Wildlife Commission before anyone can shoot or enter the range. To receive a range pass card, you must:

  • Attend a safety briefing, including watching a range safety video
  • Complete and sign a range waiver 
  • Complete the range sign-in process

Is the WCFETC range pass card laminated?
The range pass card is not laminated, but you can laminate it if you wish to do so.

Can I apply online for a WCFETC range pass card?
No. At this time, there is no online process to apply for a range pass card.

How much does it cost to register and use the WCFETC range?
There is no cost to register or to use the range at this time.

When will my WCFETC range pass card expire?
Range card passes expire annually on Dec. 31 and require renewal on an annual basis.

Can the WCFETC range card pass be used at other NCWRC ranges?
No. A WCFETC range pass card is only valid for use at the WCFETC range. Other NCWRC ranges require a separate range card pass.

Is there an age restriction to use the WCFETC range?
Yes. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to shoot. Patrons ages 12-17 wishing to shoot must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian and must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older.

Can I use my RSM membership to gain access to the WCFETC range?
No. The RSM contract was terminated in January 2020. New range cards are being provided by the Wildlife Resources Commission. You must visit the range and register to get your range card.

How do I obtain a refund for my RSM membership?
Call the Wake County Finance Department at 919-856-6120. 

Who should law enforcement agencies contact to use the WCFECT range?
Call Lt. Kenneth Bagwell, Wake County Sheriff’s Office firearms coordinator, at 919-363-1751.