Beginning December 3, the FETC will be closed until March from 8 a.m. to 5 pm Monday through Friday due to roof replacement. Public access will not be affected. The public will still be able to use the facility as indicated below:
Public Access Hours
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 6 p.m.–9 p.m.
Saturdays: Noon–6 p.m.
Sundays: 1 p.m.–6 p.m.
**Range Membership Card Required. See below for details.**
The telephone (919-303-0851) is answered during operating hours only. Voice messages that are left will be answered during operating hours, or you may email Range Safety Management at: RSM_WCSO@wakegov.com.
The Center is located west of Holly Springs in southwestern Wake County. The address is 3921 Old Holly Springs-Apex Road. Please refer to the Directions link in the menu on the left for additional details.
See Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Law Enforcement Inquiries
Email Sgt. George Barnes at George.Barnes@wakegov.com
Range Time Fees
$10 / hour – Wake County residents
$15 / hour – Non-Wake County residents
Extended (discounted) Memberships are available for frequent users.
To obtain a range card, all shooters must complete a two-hour firearms safety and Range Orientation session and pass an open-book, written test with a score of at least 80%. Cost of a range card is $15 for Wake County residents and $25 for residents of other counties (replacement cards $5). This fee includes orientation session, range card and five (5) $2-off coupons for future visits. You do not have to preregister for Range Orientation sessions; just bring a picture ID (preferably driver's license). The sessions are generally scheduled four or five times per month; check dates and times.
The public section of the indoor range has three bays:
Ten positions for standing pistol shooting at distances up to 50 yards.
Nine concrete benches for pistol or rifle shooting, seated or standing, at distances up to 50 yards.
Nine concrete benches for rifle up to 100 meters.
All firearms brought into the building must be unloaded and contained in a case or box. Firearms may be removed from cases or boxes only at an assigned firing station, unless for inspection by a Range Safety Officer (RSO). Eyesight and hearing protection is required while shooting.
Firearms safety rules and range procedures will be strictly enforced. Penalties for rules violations will range from RSO correction of minor errors to permanent expulsion from the Center. Unruly behavior will not be tolerated and could result in the arrest of that person.
Sales and Rentals
Safety glasses, earplugs and earmuffs may be purchased or rented at the range, along with various paper targets, rifle and pistol rests, and spotting scopes. A limited variety of the most popular ammunition is available for sale. Purchase prices for all items will be in line with prices charged by local gun shops.
All range personnel are National Rifle Association of America Certified Range Safety Officers. Range Safety Management, LLC (RSM), a North Carolina corporation based in Holly Springs, provides staffing of the range.