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Seeking range and CHL course in triangle, NC

Discussion in 'Legal' started by abrahamsmith, May 29, 2005.

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  1. abrahamsmith

    abrahamsmith Member

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    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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    As for the CCW course, I've not yet taken mine, but I've been pointed to Deep River Sporting Clays 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 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 has 100-yard rifle positions, and offers by-the-hour range charges ($15 for non-Wake residents). Range 1 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 or Sir Walter Gun Club. You'll be paying yearly membership dues at either of those.

    Good luck and good shooting.
     
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    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.
     
  5. abrahamsmith

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    Okay, great! Thanks for the info.
     
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