Seeking range and CHL course in triangle, NC


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abrahamsmith
May 29, 2005, 01:06 PM
Sorry for such a general question, but I'm trying to get back into shooting again after an almost two-year-logn hiatus (due to starting grad school).

Can anyone recommend a Concealed Handgun License course provider in the triangle (Raliegh, Cary, Durham, RTP, etc) area of North Carolina? What is the usual cost and time commitment for such a course? As I understand, I need to take a course, get a certificate or something, then take that to my sherrif to get a permit, right?


Also, any recommendations on shooting ranges? I've tried the Durham County Wildlife Club. but they have rather annoying volunteer requirements (I spent more time weeding the trails than I did shooting...) and they have no rifle range. I'd like a good pistol range and a good rifle range at least 100 years long.

Many thanks

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Zach S
May 29, 2005, 03:14 PM
Fletcher got his recently, I cant remember if he said where he took the course or not, but he's in the area.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=137183

misANTHrope
May 30, 2005, 04:55 AM
As for the CCW course, I've not yet taken mine, but I've been pointed to Deep River Sporting Clays (http://www.withersravenel.com/deepriver/DesktopDefault.aspx) by others on here. Cost of the course is $60, and as far as I can tell it's a one-day thing; not sure how long, probably most of the day. Personal Defense (http://www.pdhsc.com) in Garner also offers the course for $100- see their site for dates. IIRC, they spread the course out over two or three days. PDHSC also has a decent indoor range, and I'm a member there.

As for ranges with 100+ yard rifle positions, there are a couple of options. Wake County Firearms Education and Training Center (http://www.wakegov.com/county/lawenforcement/fetc/default.htm) has 100-yard rifle positions, and offers by-the-hour range charges ($15 for non-Wake residents). Range 1 (http://www.range-1.com/) toward Lillington also has a 100-yard range and has daily fees of $15. If you want longer ranges (300 yards), look into Durham Pistol & Rifle Club (http://www.dprc.org) or Sir Walter Gun Club (http://www.sirwaltergunclub.com/). You'll be paying yearly membership dues at either of those.

Good luck and good shooting.

RoyG
May 30, 2005, 09:21 AM
Range 1 offers a one day class also. But he has raised his prices. It's now $150. For some reason he has doubled it since last year. I paid $75 just a year ago.

abrahamsmith
May 30, 2005, 09:22 AM
Okay, great! Thanks for the info.

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