Wake County Firearms Education and Training Center

Reopening to the Public: Oct. 2, 2020
Required - Preregister for a Shooting Lane: WCFETC Lane Calendar
Frequently Asked Questions


 

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

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

Amenities: 

  • 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 Operations under COVID Safety Guidelines:

  • Prior to 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, a confirmation email will be sent with Range Day instructions.
    • Ages 12-17 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian and be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. (link to waiver below)
       
  • Upon arriving to the Range:
    • Masks must be worn at all times.
    • All participants must arrive 30 minutes prior to 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)

Contact: Meg Kecseti 919-303-0851 

Shooting Range Closings

Shooting
RangeSorted By Shooting<br>Range In Ascending Order
CountyClosure
Dates
Reason for
Closure
John Lentz Hunter Education ComplexRichmond Jan. 6, 2020 - Oct. 19, 2020Closed due to remodeling
R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell Shooting RangeCaswell CountyOct. 9 - 10, 2020Special Permit Hunting
R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell Shooting RangeCaswell CountyNov. 5 - 7, 2020Special Permit Hunting
R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell Shooting RangeCaswell CountyNov. 12 - 14, 2020Special Permit Hunting
R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell Shooting RangeCaswell CountyNov. 26 - 28, 2020Special Permit Hunting
R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell Shooting RangeCaswell CountyDec. 10 - 12, 2020Special Permit Hunting

NCWRC Target

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

Shooting Range Target

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the Wake County Firearms Education and Training Center (WCFETC) open to the public?

The facility will reopen on Oct. 2, 2020.


What precautions are being taken due to COVID-19?

Precautions will minimize contact among staff, shooters and each other, and they are designed to promote the Three ‘W’s’ of Wearing a mask, Washing hands frequently and Waiting six feet apart. In addition to the three W’s, we have developed and implemented other operational and engineering controls to practice social distancing:

  • Customers must preregister online to reserve a time and assigned space
  • Check-in to occur outside
  • During safety training orientation, chairs are spaced six feet apart
  • Every-other lane open in range to keep the public socially distanced


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 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.