Range Update:

We appreciate your patience as Wake County made facility improvements to enhance your shooting experience. The range reopened to the public on October 7th, 2022. Reservations can be made FIVE days before the event date. We are excited to see you at the range.

 

Wake County Firearms Education and Training Center

Reservations are required. To reserve an hour, click here: Wake County Firearms Education and Training Center lane calendar.

We recommend using the "Event List View" to find open slots. In this view, you can sort by date and see the "Book Now" button when space is available.

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

Operating Hours: Mon 5 pm-9 pm Fri 5 pm-9 pm Sat-Sun 9 am-7 pm, Closed Tues, Wed, Thurs, and select State holidays.

Use of the facility and reservations are free 

Amenities: 

  • 100-meter rifle range (Rifle Only)(Min 50-Meters)

  • 50-meter multi-use range

  • 50-meter pistol-only Range

  • 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 Youth Waiver. No one under the age of 12 is permitted to shoot.

  • There is no store on-site. Visitors must bring ammunition and targets.            

Before Going to the Range:

  • Preregistration is required by reserving a shooting lane on the WCFETC Lane Calendar. (Only registered customers will be permitted at the Range)

  • After completing the registration process, you will receive a confirmation email.

Upon arriving at the Range:

  • New participants, those with expired range passes and those without a Wake County NC Wildlife range pass.  Must arrive 30 minutes before their reserved lane time to check in and attend the safety briefing.

  • All firearms must be cased and left in your vehicle until assigned a shooting lane.

  • Shooting times are limited to 1-hour blocks.

 Range Rules  (PDF)

 Youth Waiver (PDF)

Email: WCFETC.reservation@ncwildlife.org Phone:919-303-0851 

Office hours:check8 pm)( Sat-Sun 9 am-7 pm)( Mon 5 pm-8 pm). Range safety offers may not be able to answer the phone while patrons are checking in.

    

FREE Basic Handgun Shooting and Safety Training

This Free introductory handgun training is a three-hour class with a 4:1 ratio of students to instructors. The training includes classroom instruction about the operation and safety of various handguns. Students will learn the following:

  • The four fundamental pistol safety rules.

  • The basic knowledge, skills, and mindset to safely handle a handgun

  • Nomenclature and function of both semi-automatic and revolver handguns.

  • The five fundamentals of marksmanship

  • About the components of ammunition

  • Cleaning and maintenance of handguns

  • Live Fire Exercise

Use the reservation system WCFETC Lane Calendar, and reserve a spot for the Class.

GSSF Glock Challenge, Nov. 19-20, 2022, Foothills Public Shooting Complex, Cherryville, NC

Volunteers are needed for GSSF Glock Challenge. Learn more.

 

                            

 

Shooting Range Closings

Shooting
RangeSorted By Shooting<br>Range In Ascending Order
CountyClosure
Dates
Reason for
Closure
John Lentz Hunter Education complexRichmond10/29/22 5 stand closed 2pm-5pmClass
R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell Shooting RangeCaswell11/3/22 - 11/5/22special permit hunting
R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell Shooting RangeCaswell11/10/22 - 11/12/22special permit hunting
R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell Shooting RangeCaswell11/24/22 - 11/26/22special permit hunting
R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell Shooting RangeCaswell12/8/22 - 12/10/22special permit hunting

Videos

Wake County Firearms Ed. & Training Center

NCWRC Target

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

Shooting Range Target

Frequently Asked Questions

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:

  • Reserve a shooting lane on the WCFETC Lane Calendar
  • 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 one year from the date of issue.


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.