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The Wake County Firearms Education and Training Center (FETC) will reopen to the public, Friday, October 2, 2020, thanks to a partnership among Wake County, which owns the facility; the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, who will coordinate and schedule training for law enforcement; and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, who will operate the range’s service for the public.

About the FETC

Required – Preregister for a Shooting Lane: WCFETC Lane Calendar
 

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)
Contact: Meg Kecseti 919-303-0851

Law Enforcement Inquiries
Email Lt. Kenneth E. Bagwell or call 919-363-1571.

Information on how the range will operate for the public is maintained by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

More Information

The Wake County Firearms Education and Training Center was built by Wake County for citizens to provide a safe place for target shooting. This facility allows local law enforcement personnel to maintain their skills. Additionally, marksmanship and hunting are increasingly popular sports in Wake County, and citizens now have a safe and enjoyable place in which to practice.