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3973 S. Jim Minor Road Haw River, NC 27258

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    • Thursday, January 11, 2024
    • Thursday, October 10, 2024
    • 10 sessions
    • Clubhouse

    For more information contact John Book:  johnbook4570@gmail.com

    Air Rifle meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month in the clubhouse from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

    • Thursday, January 18, 2024
    • Thursday, December 19, 2024
    • 19 sessions
    • Clubhouse

    DPRC charters and hosts a BSA Venturing Crew, Crew 007. 

    The Crew meets in the DPRC Clubhouse or on a range. 

    DURING DST:  We meet on the first and third Thursday of each month, from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    OUTSIDE DST:  We meet only on the third Thursday of each month, from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    We occasionally meet on a weekend day for shooting training and competition. 

    Sometimes events are held offsite. 

    Venturing is an inclusive program through Scouts BSA for males and females aged 14-21 (or 13 and completed the 8th grade). It’s operated through Venturing Crews, units of youth and advisors that meet on set schedules and plan activities and events for youth like you!

    Learn some fast facts about Venturing!

    The Venturing program aims to enable young adults to:

    • Experience a program that is fun and full of challenge and adventure.
    • Acquire skills in our crew's specialty, shooting sports. 
    • Become a skilled training and program resource for other youth groups.
    • Experience positive leadership from adult and youth leaders and learn to lead others. 
    • Learn to make ethical choices throughout their lives by instilling the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
    • Have a chance to learn and grow in a supportive, caring, and fun environment.
    Our leaders are NRA-certified instructors and Range Safety Officers.
    • Thursday, January 25, 2024
    • Thursday, October 24, 2024
    • 10 sessions
    • Clubhouse

    For more information contact John Book:  johnbook4570@gmail.com

    Air Rifle meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month in the clubhouse from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

    • Saturday, February 24, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Clubhouse all day
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    NRA RANGE SAFETY OFFICER (RSO) CERTIFICATION

    The NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally recognized range safety officer certification. This course teaches the basic duties a Range Safety Officer performs.

    To become a NRA RSO , you must pass the RSO course and demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

    Lesson Plan Includes:

    Lesson I: Introduction to the NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course

    Lesson II: The Role of the Range Safety Officer & Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

    Lesson III: Range Inspection and Range Rules

    Lesson IV: Range Safety Briefing

    Lesson V: Emergency Procedures

    Lesson VI: Firearm Stoppages & Malfunctions

    Lesson VII: Test & Review

    Various Live Fire Exercises and Demonstrations

    Cost: $125.00 (Includes NRA RSO student study guide)

    Facility: DPRC Classroom

    Time: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm approx.

    For more information please contact NRA Chief Range Safety Officer:

    Rick Miller

    919-616-1175

    rickmiller227@gmail.com


    To sign up you can register online or contact the instructor

    No live ammunition is allowed in the classroom under any circumstances !

    • Saturday, February 24, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Range 1
    • 11
    Register

    Practical Defensive Carbine, Level 2

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    • This class teaches practical applications for those who want to become more familiar with their carbine weapon system.  

    • PURPOSE: Provide the student with foundational knowledge on which to build their skills in the art of self-defense with a carbine. This is an intermediate-level course that builds upon the skill learned in the Level 1 course, and it is not a “stand and shoot” course – this is a very active class and requires the ability to shoot from all positions learned in Level 1 as well as shooting while moving.  Successful completion of the Practical Defensive Carbine Level 1 or prior approval of the instructor is required for this class.

    • TOPICS: 

      1. Safety Briefing

      2. Range Commands 

      3. Review of your Weapon System and basic marksmanship

      4. Dry-fire and Live-fire drills, including 

        1. Understanding “battlefield zero” and use of optics 

        2. Ammunition Management - tactical and emergency reloads

        3. Malfunction Clearing

        4. Strong- and Weak-Side shooting (rifle and pistol)

        5. Shooting on the move

        6. Use of Cover and Concealment

        7. Transition from Primary to Secondary weapon

        8. Team movement

      5. Debrief/After-Action Discussion

    • REQUIREMENTS:

    1. An open mind, willingness to take instruction and the ability to challenge pre-conceived notions we’ve all learned from YouTube instructors and Hollywood.  This course teaches only practical, real-world techniques.

    2. Sturdy, close-toed shoes (no flip-flops or sandals).  Running shoes/sneakers are acceptable, but over-the ankle boots are recommended due the uneven ground.

    3. A functional carbine rifle, typically of the AR-15, AK-47 or comparable pistol-caliber carbine (such as a CZ Scorpion) and a functional compact or duty-sized pistol.  This class is based upon the AR-15 rifle platform, but techniques can be adapted to other weapons systems.

    4. A sturdy sling fitted to your rifle and a strong-side, outside the waistband holster for your pistol.  Belt-mounted magazine holders for both pistol and rifle magazines are required, and a battle-belt or chest rig is highly recommended.  This is not a “concealed” weapon course.

    5. At least four hundred (400) rounds (rifle) and two hundred (200) rounds (pistol) of factory-loaded, brass-cased and copper-jacketed ammunition.  No reloaded ammunition or steel-core (armor piercing) rounds are permitted (we will be shooting steel targets).  Steel-cased ammunition is not recommended for the AR-15 platform, as it has a tendency to jam if your rifle is not clean.  Please double-check your ammunition if you are using the AK-47 platform – the vast majority of 7.62x39mm ammo is steel core (including the “bi-metal” kind) and cannot be used on steel targets.

    6. Red-dot and magnified optics are permitted (and in fact encouraged).  All rifle optics are recommended to be sighted in at twenty-five (25) yards and pistol optics are recommended to be sighted in at ten (10) yards prior to class.  If you have questions about how to properly sight-in your optic, contact the instructor prior to class.  Back-up iron sights are recommended, but not required.

      1. If you have battery-powered optics, please bring extra batteries.  I haven’t had a class yet where somebody’s batteries didn’t fail.

    7. Weather conditions are often rapidly changing in North Carolina, so please dress appropriately and in layers.  Class is held rain or shine, as you cannot pick the weather for your gunfight.  Please be aware that red-dot optics are rendered mostly useless when they are wet, so back-up irons are strongly recommended if you have a red-dot.

    8. A packed lunch is recommended – food options are limited in the DPRC area and lunch will be held to a strict 1-hour time limit.

    9. Water, lots of it.  Hydration is important, as this will be an active class.

    Contact Information:

    Keith Rugh

    NRA-Certified Range Safety Officer

    NRA-Certified Instructor for Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun

    Rughster Tactical Training, LLC

    keith@rughstertacticaltraining.com

    (336) 675-4953

    • Saturday, February 24, 2024
    • 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Archery Range

    DPRC's Venturing crew, Crew 007, will host this event. 

    Participants: local scout troops 4047 (boys) and 6047 (girls) and their families.

    For more information contact 

    Bob Barr

    Advisor, Venturing Crew 007

    Bob_Barr@DPRC.org

    336-266-0059

    • Saturday, February 24, 2024
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Range 6

    NRA RANGE SAFETY OFFICER (RSO) CERTIFICATION

    Classroom all day; Range Session in the afternoon.

    Sign up on the classroom event. 

    For more information please contact NRA Chief Range Safety Officer:

    Rick Miller

    919-616-1175

    rickmiller227@gmail.com


    To sign up you can register online or contact the instructor

    • Saturday, March 02, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Range 0
    • 12

    Tournament type: This is an informal match.  Scores will not be reported to any sanctioning body.

    Participants limited to 12.  


    Entry fee: $10.00 for juniors, club and non-club members.


    Waiver:  Waivers will need to be signed the day of the event.


    Awards: In lieu of awards, match proceeds, after expenses, will be donated to a Junior Rifle or Pistol Program.


    Check-in and registration:  8:00 AM.    Safety Brief:  8:45 AM.    Match begins:  9:00 AM.


    Preregistration:    https://practiscore.com/clubs/mini_palma_dprc. Squadding preference is given to those preregistered.


    Contact:  Joel King, the match director, via email at mini.palma.dprc@gmail.com with any questions.


    Location & directions to range: 3973 S. JIM MINOR ROAD HAW RIVER, NC 27258


    Visit https://dprc.wildapricot.org/Contact for driving directions. If you arrive before the access gate is open, please wait at the gate.

    Amenities: Restrooms are available in the clubhouse, Handicap accessible Port-a-Johns at the range.All matches to take place on Range 0.  The RANGES tab on the club home page https://dprc.wildapricot.org/  shows the location of Range 0.

    Competition is open to any eligible competitor - you need not be a member of the NRA, CMP or Durham Pistol and Rifle Club. Non-members must sign a liability waiver either as part of the on-line registration or at the match. Walk-ups are welcome. Priorities are given to those who pre-registered. Entries are limited to 12 competitors, per relay. Disabled competitors who cannot shoot from the prone position are accommodated by two benches. Eye and ear protection and Empty Chamber Indicators (ECI) are required.


    Any Rules not specifically addressed in the match program; the NRA Smallbore Rifle rules govern. Spotting scopes are authorized for all categories. Competitors may use wind indicating devices at the firing line. The match director will direct the placement of wind flags downrange. Depending on the number of competitors, scoring will occur after each stage or after the final stage. Competitors will score a neighboring target.


    Mini-Palma course of fire

    Competitors with either score targets following each stage or will be allocated a block time of 63 minutes to complete all stages before scoring to accommodate firing more than one relay.


    Stage 1: 3 minutes prep time, unlimited sighters, then 15 shots for record from prone on an 800-yard target (reduced to 100). Once the shooter decides to shoot for record, they may no longer shoot sighters in this stage. 23 min. total time


    Stage 2: 3 minutes prep time, 2 sighters, then 15 shots for record from prone on a 900-yard target (reduced to 100). Total 20 min.


    Stage 3: 3 minutes prep time, 2 sighters, then 15 shots for record from prone on a 1000-yard target (reduced to 100). Total 20 min.

    Rifle/Shooter categories:

    TARGET: LR-S Mini-PALMA for all categories.

    PALMA CLASS: Palma Class rifles in .22 caliber LR (Long Rifle) rim-fire. Shooter is required to utilize the prone sling position as described in the NRA Rules for Smallbore competition. Iron sights only: Open sights or aperture (peep) sights. No rifle support is allowed.


    F-CLASS T/R: Rifles and Equipment as stated in the NRA F-Class T/R rules, except ammunition must be .22 caliber LR (rim-fire). Rifle may have iron sights or scope installed, a bi-pod may be attached to the rifle for support, and a rear support bag is authorized. Bi-pods are the ONLY allowed front support in F-Class T/R.


    F-CLASS OPEN: Rifles and Equipment as stated in the NRA F-Class Open rules, except ammunition must be .22 caliber LR (rim-fire). Rifle may have iron sights or scope installed. Shooters may use any front and/or rear rifle supporting device not attached to the rifle. Bi-pods are not allowed. A rear support bag is authorized.

    • Saturday, March 02, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ranges 1, 3, 4 and 5
    • 60
    Register

    Registration will open two weeks prior to each event.

    The Women of Steel meet monthly on the 1st Saturday.  We offer a wonderful time of learning and practice with other women to help you feel more confident handling and shooting your gun. Our aim is to help you be strong, prepared, and trained with your handgun.  Join us on the 1st Saturday of each month from 9 to noon for this event. You do not have to be a DPRC member to attend!


    Check-in opens at 8:30 AM and closes at 9 AM. We will meet at the Range.(straight back from gate, past the clubhouse, straight back.

    • Sunday, March 03, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Clubhouse

    DPRC's Venturing crew, Crew 007, will host this event. 

    Participants: Local scout leaders.

    For more information contact 

    Bob Barr

    Advisor, Venturing Crew 007

    Bob_Barr@DPRC.org

    336-266-0059

    • Saturday, March 09, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Ranges 0, 3, 4, and 5

    2-Gun Rimfire competitions are designed to be fun and safe shooting matches for the entire family. Incorporating both .22 LR pistols and rifles, courses of fire are created with safety as the top priority, but feature fun scenarios that meet any shooter’s skill level. Whether you are new to shooting, or have become a seasoned pro, 2-Gun Rimfire matches will be an entertaining experience for you, your family members, and friends. 

    All match info and signup can be found at 

    dprc.wildapricot.org/DPRC2gunrimfire

    or like us on Facebook for up to date events 

    facebook.com/dprc2gun/

    Match signup found here 

    https://practiscore.com/clubs/durham-pistol-and-rifle-club


    • Sunday, March 10, 2024
    • Sunday, December 08, 2024
    • 9 sessions
    • Range 0

    Precision Rimfire competitions are designed to provide a FUN, accessible, yet challenging rimfire precision match for both novice and experienced level shooters with varying types of rimfire rifles. Whether you are new to shooting, or have become a seasoned pro, Precision Rimfire matches will be an entertaining experience for you, your family members, and friends.

    For more information, please go to the Precision Rimfire page located under the shooting Sports link on the DPRC website.


    December 8th event:

    Match will take place from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM on the range.

    Luncheon will take place from 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM in the clubhouse


    Click here-----> Precision Rimfire



    • Saturday, March 16, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Clubhouse

    Board Meetings will take place in the clubhouse from 9:30 to 11:30

    • Sunday, March 17, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Range 2
    • 31
    Register

    An NRA Precision Pistol match is a three aggregate match, with 90 shots fired during each aggregate. One aggregate is fired with a .22 rimfire, one with any centerfire 32 caliber or larger, and one with a .45 caliber pistol.  Most competitors use two pistols, one .22 rimfire and one .45 ACP 1911-style, to shoot the entire match.  New competitors often us a 22 for the entire match to get the feel for how things work.  Most use semi-automatic pistols but revolvers can also be used. Slow fire will be at 50 yards using B-6 targets.  Timed and rapid fire will be at 25 yards on turning targets using B-8 targets.   Competitors may fire only one or two of the aggregates if time or physical constraints make this a better option.

    Sight in and practice begins at 9:45AM and the match begins 10:00.   This is an NRA Approved match.

    • Saturday, March 23, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Classroom & Range 6
    • 20
    Register

    Classroom - 8:00 - 5:30

    Range 6 - 2:00 - 5:30

    This is the class that is required in order to get your NC Concealed Carry Handgun Permit.

    ·         There will be a minimum of 8 hours class time plus range qualification.

    ·         At least 2 hours will be spent on the legal block of instruction.

    ·         There will be a written test at the end of the instruction.

    ·         Students must pass a shooting proficiency exam with 10 rounds each at 3, 5, and 7 yards on a silhouette target with 70% shots on the target.

    ·         Cost of class:  $125.00 (paid in advance).  Lunch, CCH Class book, and notary service is included in the cost.

    ·         If you need to use my gun and ammo (22LR), there will be an additional $20.00 charge (paid in class).

    ·         Upon successful completion of the CCH class, you will receive your CCH certificate. There will be time to fill out your CCH application and have it notarized (if required by your county.) 

    ·         To sign up for this class, you can register online or contact the instructor

    Todd Fitch

    Fitch Firearms Training, LLC

    fitchfirearmstraining@gmail.com

    Cell:  336-516-4084


    • Saturday, March 23, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Range 7
    • 20

    All matches to take place on Range 7.

    All DPRC HP matches are CMP sanctioned matches, meaning all scores are reported to the CMP.

    Entry:

    Please sign up thru practiscore.com:

    https://practiscore.com/clubs/dprc_hp_and_gsm_matches

    Walk-ups are welcome. Priorities are given to those who pre-registered. Entries are limited to 20 shooters per match. Please contact match director prior to registering if you have no match experience.

    $25.00 for club and non-club members.

    $20.00 for juniors.

    Check-in starts at 8:00 AM.   

    Safety Brief at 8:30 AM.   

    Sight in time starts at 8:45 AM.

    Match begins at 9:00 AM.

    80-Shot High Power course of fire:

    ** There will be one 15-20 min. sight-in period prior to the start of the match.

    Stage 1- 20 Shots standing/offhand in 20 min.

    Stage 2 - 10 Shots Rapid Sitting, from position, in 60 sec. Fired 2 then 8 in 60 sec.  Repeated for a total of 20 shots.

    Stage 3 - 10 Shots Rapid Prone, from position, in 70 sec. Fired 2 then 8 in 70 sec. Repeated for a total of 20 shots.

    Stage 4 - 20 Shots slow prone in 20 min.

    Matches usually run until approximately 12:00 PM.

    Eligibility:

    Competition is open to the public. Please contact match director prior to registering if you have no match experience.

    Equipment:

    Required Equipment: Hearing protection; eye protection. Rifle and ammunition.

    Highly Recommended Equipment:  It is desirable but not mandatory that each shooter consider Long sleeve shirt and long pants, hat, sunscreen, shooting mat or carpet (about 3′ x 6′), ammo for practice, food and drink.

    Directions to club and amenities

     Visit Contact page to get driving directions

     Download printable driving directions from Greensboro / Raleigh

     Soft drinks and Snacks are available for purchase in the clubhouse. 

     Restrooms are available in the clubhouse.

    Match Director

     Contact Dan Warren with any questions


    • Saturday, March 23, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Range 6

    Range 6 is reserved from 2:00 - 5:30 for a class event. 

    This is the class that is required in order to get your NC Concealed Carry Handgun Permit.

    ·         There will be a minimum of 8 hours class time plus range qualification.

    ·         At least 2 hours will be spent on the legal block of instruction.

    ·         There will be a written test at the end of the instruction.

    ·         Students must pass a shooting proficiency exam with 10 rounds each at 3, 5, and 7 yards on a silhouette target with 70% shots on the target.

    ·         Cost of class:  $125.00 (paid in advance).  Lunch, CCH Class book, and notary service is included in the cost.

    ·         If you need to use my gun and ammo (22LR), there will be an additional $20.00 charge (paid in class).

    ·         Upon successful completion of the CCH class, you will receive your CCH certificate. There will be time to fill out your CCH application and have it notarized (if required by your county.) 

    ·         To sign up for this class, you can register online on the classroom event or contact the instructor.

    Todd Fitch

    Fitch Firearms Training, LLC

    fitchfirearmstraining@gmail.com

    Cell:  336-516-4084


    • Sunday, March 24, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Range 1
    • 12
    Register

    This class teaches additional practical applications for those who carry concealed handguns.  It's a great class for those with new Concealed Carry handgun permits but limited follow-up training.  It is NOT the class which qualifies you to obtain a NC Concealed Carry permit.

    This is a Level 2 class.  Successful completion of Practical Concealed Carry Level 1 or advance approval of the instructor is required to attend this class.

      PURPOSE: Provide the student with additional knowledge on which to build their skills in the art of self-defense with a handgun. Students will leave this course with an intermediate tool kit of drills and practical knowledge, to include weak hand shooting, unconventional shooting positions and shooting on the move.
      • Topics: 

      1. Safety Briefing
      2. Range Commands
      3. Class Philosophy - Mindset, Situational Awareness, training with purpose, efficiency. 
      4. Review of weapons system choices. 
      5. Fundamentals of Marksmanship - Stance, Grip, Sight Picture, Trigger Control, Recoil Management, Running the Slide, Press-Check
      6. Drawing from holster and safe re-holstering
      7. Dry-fire and Live-fire drills, including  
        1. Ammunition Management - tactical and emergency reloads. 
        2. Recoil Management
        3.  Malfunction Clearing
        4. Weak hand shooting
        5. Multiple target engagement
        6. Unconventional shooting positions
        7. Use of cover and concealment
        8. Shooting on the move
      8. Debrief/After-Action Discussion
      • REQUIREMENTS:
      1. An open mind, willingness to take instruction and the ability to challenge pre-conceived notions we’ve all learned from YouTube instructors and Hollywood.  This course teaches only practical, real-world techniques.
      2. A functional, compact or duty-sized semi-automatic handgun with at least three (3) magazines (Glock 19 or larger).  Subcompact (Glock 26, SIG P938) handguns or revolvers are permitted, but discouraged, as you will spend likely more time loading magazines than shooting. If shooting a subcompact, at least six (6) magazines are recommended.
      3. A strong-side holster with a sturdy belt and multiple-magazine carrier.  Appendix carry, small of back, cross-draw, purses, belly bands and shoulder holsters will not be permitted in this class; however, all these forms of carry will be discussed.  It is more efficient and safer to teach the class with everyone using the same gear.  For safety reasons, no holsters with active retention (SERPA holsters) will be permitted.  A molded Kydex holster manufactured specifically for your model of firearm is highly recommended, but leather holsters are also acceptable.  If you are in doubt, please contact the instructor prior to class.
      4. At least four hundred (400) rounds of factory-loaded, copper-jacketed ammunition.  No reloaded ammunition or steel-core (armor piercing) rounds are permitted.
      5. Red-dot optics are permitted (and in fact encouraged).  Red dot sights should be sighted in at ten (10) yards prior to class.  If you have questions about how to properly sight-in your optic, contact the instructor prior to class.
      6. Weather conditions are often rapidly changing in North Carolina, so please dress appropriately and in layers.  Class is held rain or shine, as you cannot pick the weather for your gunfight.  Closed-toe shoes are required. 
      7. A packed lunch is recommended – food options are limited in the DPRC area and lunch will be held to a strict 1-hour time limit.
      8. Water, lots of it.  Hydration is important, as this will be an active class.

      Contact information: 

      Keith Rugh

      NRA-Certified Range Safety Officer

      NRA-Certified Instructor for Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun

      Rughster Tactical Training, LLC

      keith@rughstertacticaltraining.com

      (336) 675-4953

        • Sunday, March 24, 2024
        • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Range 7

        This Fun Shoot is open to club and non-club members.  Using single shot rifles like the “Springfield Trapdoor”, the 1874 Sharps, the Remington Rolling Blocks, Stevens, Ballards, Maynards, Winchester 1885 High Walls, etc.”, and of course reproductions of such representative of the 1860s to 1898.  There will also be separate divisions for lever guns, bolt and scoped rifles.   On lever and bolt guns ammo will be loaded one round at a time and fired one round at a time.

        Registration is $20.00

        The matches will be held on Range #7 and consist of steel and paper targets at 100, 200 and 300 yards. There will be 45 shots for score, with 30 shots on steel (1/2 scale NRA animals, chicken, pig, turkey and ram) and 15 shots on paper, with sighters on steel gongs and/or paper.

        Using Black Powder/ BP substitute or Smokeless powder (different divisions).   DUPLEX LOADS allowed as Smokeless, lead/lead alloy bullets, No jacketed bullets of any kind, No gas checks, No rear rifle bag/or rest allowed directly under the rifle stock.   Iron sights of the period and a scope class if participation warrants.  These will be of the period and/or reproductions on the single shot rifles.
        • Wednesday, March 27, 2024
        • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Range 1

        The Durham Veterans Affairs Police Department will train officers on Range 1. 

        This is a private event, not open to the public or club members.

        • Saturday, March 30, 2024
        • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
        • DPRC Clubhouse and Range 6

        The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting (BOPS) Course is a one-day class, teaching the basics of using pistols.

        Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting Handbook and certificate upon completion of the class.

        Open to the public.

        Cost: $175.00

        Registration opens 30 days prior to class and is first-come, first-served.

        Registration limited to 6 students.

        Chief Instructor: Tony Benedict

        Email Tony for registration:  bulldogg67@hotmail.com

        The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course covers the following topics:

        -Basic Firearm Safety

        -Safe Firearm Storage

        -Pistol Parts and How They Work

        -Semi-Automatic Pistol Parts and How They Work

        -Operating Double and Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistols

        -Revolver Parts and How They Work

        -Operating Double and Single Action Revolvers

        -Ammunition Fundamentals

        -Popular Pistol Cartridges

        -Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting

        -Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting Position

        -Different Shooting Positions

        -Common Pistol Shooting Errors

        -Clearing Common Pistol Stoppages

        -Selecting Pistols, Ammunition, and Accessories

        -Cleaning and Maintaining Your Pistol

        -Pistol Shooting Activities and Skill Development


        The cost will be $175.00/student (plus non-refundable processing fee). Included in the cost is:

        -The class

        -NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting book (students keep)

        -Pistol and ammo provided for live fire (.22 caliber)

        -Eye protection and hearing protection

        -Use of the range


        • Saturday, March 30, 2024
        • 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
        • Range 6

        The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting (BOPS) Course is a one-day class, teaching the basics of using pistols.

        Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting Handbook and certificate upon completion of the class.

        Open to the public.

        Cost: $175.00

        Registration opens 30 days prior to class and is first-come, first-served.

        Registration limited to 6 students.

        Chief Instructor: Tony Benedict

        Email Tony for registration:  bulldogg67@hotmail.com

        The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course covers the following topics:

        -Basic Firearm Safety

        -Safe Firearm Storage

        -Pistol Parts and How They Work

        -Semi-Automatic Pistol Parts and How They Work

        -Operating Double and Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistols

        -Revolver Parts and How They Work

        -Operating Double and Single Action Revolvers

        -Ammunition Fundamentals

        -Popular Pistol Cartridges

        -Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting

        -Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting Position

        -Different Shooting Positions

        -Common Pistol Shooting Errors

        -Clearing Common Pistol Stoppages

        -Selecting Pistols, Ammunition, and Accessories

        -Cleaning and Maintaining Your Pistol

        -Pistol Shooting Activities and Skill Development


        The cost will be $175.00/student (plus non-refundable processing fee). Included in the cost is:

        -The class

        -NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting book (students keep)

        -Pistol and ammo provided for live fire (.22 caliber)

        -Eye protection and hearing protection

        -Use of the range


        • Saturday, April 06, 2024
        • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
        • Range 7
        • 20

        All matches to take place on Range 7.

        All DPRC HP matches are CMP sanctioned matches, meaning all scores are reported to the CMP.

        Entry:

        Please sign up thru practiscore.com:

        https://practiscore.com/clubs/dprc_hp_and_gsm_matches

        Walk-ups are welcome. Priorities are given to those who pre-registered. Entries are limited to 20 shooters per match. Please contact match director prior to registering if you have no match experience.

        $25.00 for club and non-club members.

        $20.00 for juniors.

        Check-in starts at 8:00 AM.   

        Safety Brief at 8:30 AM.   

        Sight in time starts at 8:45 AM.

        Match begins at 9:00 AM.

        80-Shot High Power course of fire:

        ** There will be one 15-20 min. sight-in period prior to the start of the match.

        Stage 1- 20 Shots standing/offhand in 20 min.

        Stage 2 - 10 Shots Rapid Sitting, from position, in 60 sec. Fired 2 then 8 in 60 sec.  Repeated for a total of 20 shots.

        Stage 3 - 10 Shots Rapid Prone, from position, in 70 sec. Fired 2 then 8 in 70 sec. Repeated for a total of 20 shots.

        Stage 4 - 20 Shots slow prone in 20 min.

        Matches usually run until approximately 12:00 PM.

        Eligibility:

        Competition is open to the public. Please contact match director prior to registering if you have no match experience.

        Equipment:

        Required Equipment: Hearing protection; eye protection. Rifle and ammunition.

        Highly Recommended Equipment:  It is desirable but not mandatory that each shooter consider Long sleeve shirt and long pants, hat, sunscreen, shooting mat or carpet (about 3′ x 6′), ammo for practice, food and drink.

        Directions to club and amenities

         Visit Contact page to get driving directions

         Download printable driving directions from Greensboro / Raleigh

         Soft drinks and Snacks are available for purchase in the clubhouse. 

         Restrooms are available in the clubhouse.

        Match Director

         Contact Dan Warren with any questions


        • Saturday, April 06, 2024
        • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Clubhouse & Range 2
        Register
        New Member Orientation Session

        Registrants will select their Group and time to arrive for orientation.


        • Sunday, April 07, 2024
        • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
        • Clubhouse
        • 22
        Register

        Legal Refresher Course – NC Concealed Carry   

        If you’ve had your permit for a while , you could probably use a refresher.  New gun laws have gone into effect……don’t be caught off guard.   

        As a NC CCH permit holder, it is your responsibility to stay current with the laws surrounding concealed carry. 

        Class is also recommended to any firearm owner.  It is important that every gun owner understands the laws of self defense and the use of deadly force to protect yourself or others.

        Gun Owners Responsibilities

        Americans enjoy a right that citizens of many other countries do not—the right to own firearms. But with this right come responsibilities.  It is the gun owner’s responsibility to store, operate and maintain his or her firearms safely.  It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that unauthorized or untrained individuals cannot gain access to his or her firearms.

        It is the gun owner’s responsibility to learn and obey all applicable laws that pertain to the purchase, possession and use of firearms in his or her locale.  Guns are neither safe nor unsafe by themselves.  When gun owners learn and practice responsible gun ownership, guns are safe.   

        Cost: $50.00  (NC CCH study Guide Included)

        Class Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm approx

        Topics Include:

        • Review North Carolina Statutory and Common Laws

        • The Legal Use of Force

        • Stand Your Ground vs Castle Doctrine

        • New laws effective July 1, 2023

        • Places you can and cannot carry your pistol

        • Gun Safety and Storage to protect minors 

        • NC S.A.F.E (Secure all Firearms Effectively) Program   

        • Federal laws and Interstate Transport 

        • Expanded list of states with Reciprocity (The good states and the bad states)  

        • TSA /Bus/TrainTravel overview

        • Gifting and Transferring a Firearm 

        • Brandishing or Self-Defense 

        • What to do if a firearm is stolen

        • Permit Renewal Information

        • After the Bang: What to Do Before The Police Arrive Presented by US Law Shield.  During the last 30/45 mins of the class you will be instructed by a representative from US Law Shield and will have an opportunity to receive a 30 Day Free Trial Membership.  

        This is a Non-Live fire class and does not satisfy the requirements to apply or renew your NC Concealed Carry Permit  


        Contact Information:

        Rick Miller

        NC CCH Instructor

        NRA Instructor-Pistol,Rifle,Reloading,Self Defense

        NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

        rickmiller227@gmail.com

        919-616-1175



        • Saturday, April 13, 2024
        • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        • Ranges 0, 3, 4, and 5

        2-Gun Rimfire competitions are designed to be fun and safe shooting matches for the entire family. Incorporating both .22 LR pistols and rifles, courses of fire are created with safety as the top priority, but feature fun scenarios that meet any shooter’s skill level. Whether you are new to shooting, or have become a seasoned pro, 2-Gun Rimfire matches will be an entertaining experience for you, your family members, and friends. 

        All match info and signup can be found at 

        dprc.wildapricot.org/DPRC2gunrimfire

        or like us on Facebook for up to date events 

        facebook.com/dprc2gun/

        Match signup found here 

        https://practiscore.com/clubs/durham-pistol-and-rifle-club


        • Saturday, April 20, 2024
        • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
        • Clubhouse

        Board Meetings will take place in the clubhouse from 9:30 to 11:30

        • Saturday, April 20, 2024
        • 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
        • Clubhouse

        DPRC's Venturing crew, Crew 007, will host this event. 

        Participants: Local scout leaders.

        For more information contact 

        Bob Barr

        Advisor, Venturing Crew 007

        Bob_Barr@DPRC.org

        336-266-0059

        • Sunday, April 21, 2024
        • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Clubhouse all day
        • 7
        Register

        This course teaches beginning re-loaders the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude to safely reload metallic cartridges. Course is 8 hours in length and is conducted in the DPRC clubhouse. Includes all books, materials and reloading components needed for the class.  Students will receive the NRA Guide to Reloading handbook, the Basic Reloading Student Exam, a course completion certificate, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program Booklet

        Lessons in the NRA Basic Metallic Reloading class include:

        • Introduction to Reloading & Reloading Safety

          • The Firing Process

          • The Reloading Process

          • Why People Reload

          • The Fundamental Safety Rules for Reloading

        • Centerfire Cartridge Components

          • Proper nomenclature for centerfire cartridge components:  Cases; Primers; Powder; & Bullets

          • Proper handling & storage procedures for cartridge components

        • Using the Reloading Manual & Reloading Data

          • Selecting a suitable load for a particular metallic cartridge from a reloading manual

          • Identifying useful ballistics information for a particular metallic cartridge load in the ballistics tables in reloading manuals

        • Metallic Cartridge Reloading Equipment

          • Identifying the equipment necessary to reload metallic cartridges

          • The proper operation & maintenance of reloading equipment

          • Requirements for a basic reloading bench

        • The Metallic Cartridge Reloading Process

          • The proper techniques used to reload metallic cartridges

          • Proper hygienic guidelines for handling lead & components

        • Practical Exercises 

          • Set up & operate reloading equipment

          • Set up a reloading data log and labels   

          • Reload (4) 9MM metallic cartridges 


        Class Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm

        Cost: $150.00 - Includes all books, materials and reloading components needed for the class

        To sign up you can register online or contact the instructor

        Rick Miller 919-616-1175     

        email: rickmiller227@gmail.com

        No firearms in the classroom !

        • Sunday, April 21, 2024
        • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Range 2
        • 29
        Register

        An NRA Precision Pistol match is a three aggregate match, with 90 shots fired during each aggregate. One aggregate is fired with a .22 rimfire, one with any centerfire 32 caliber or larger, and one with a .45 caliber pistol.  Most competitors use two pistols, one .22 rimfire and one .45 ACP 1911-style, to shoot the entire match.  New competitors often us a 22 for the entire match to get the feel for how things work.  Most use semi-automatic pistols but revolvers can also be used. Slow fire will be at 50 yards using B-6 targets.  Timed and rapid fire will be at 25 yards on turning targets using B-8 targets.   Competitors may fire only one or two of the aggregates if time or physical constraints make this a better option.

        Sight in and practice begins at 9:45AM and the match begins 10:00.   This is an NRA Approved match.

        • Wednesday, April 24, 2024
        • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Clubhouse

        The Sheepdog Response Trauma Response Course is a two-day training course that teaches the fundamentals of trauma care using commercial and improvised tools to save lives. There is no prerequisite and the course is open to all skill levels. The course takes trainees through several real-world scenarios and provides the skills to deal with a host of injuries using modern equipment available to them. The course is for anyone who is interested in learning more about helping the injured. 

        • 2-day
        • Prerequisites: None

        Sheepdog Response's Trauma Response Care course was developed by our team of experts. We spend a lot of time on scenarios and training under stress.  This course is 2 full days (16 hours).

        This course is open to anyone. No experience is necessary, and no medical equipment is required for this course.  All training gear will be provided to you during the course. Get some of the best hands-on training in the world.  This new course is heavily based on hands-on, real-world training scenarios.

        Learn how to properly apply a tourniquet, pack a wound,  use a pressure dressing, and much, much more.  We bring you our years of experience on the battlefield, as well as here inside the United States treating trauma patients.  Some of the scenarios for this course will be heavily based on active shooter situations, including school/workplace shootings.

        Sign up at:  https://sheepdogresponse.com

        • Thursday, April 25, 2024
        • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Clubhouse

        The Sheepdog Response Trauma Response Course is a two-day training course that teaches the fundamentals of trauma care using commercial and improvised tools to save lives. There is no prerequisite and the course is open to all skill levels. The course takes trainees through several real-world scenarios and provides the skills to deal with a host of injuries using modern equipment available to them. The course is for anyone who is interested in learning more about helping the injured. 

        • 2-day
        • Prerequisites: None

        Sheepdog Response's Trauma Response Care course was developed by our team of experts. We spend a lot of time on scenarios and training under stress.  This course is 2 full days (16 hours).

        This course is open to anyone. No experience is necessary, and no medical equipment is required for this course.  All training gear will be provided to you during the course. Get some of the best hands-on training in the world.  This new course is heavily based on hands-on, real-world training scenarios.

        Learn how to properly apply a tourniquet, pack a wound,  use a pressure dressing, and much, much more.  We bring you our years of experience on the battlefield, as well as here inside the United States treating trauma patients.  Some of the scenarios for this course will be heavily based on active shooter situations, including school/workplace shootings.

        Sign up at:  https://sheepdogresponse.com

        • Friday, April 26, 2024
        • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Range 1

        The Tactical Rifle course is the single-day Sheepdog Response rifle course that introduces trainees to the fundamentals of self-defense. It is designed to train everyone from the first-time shooter all the way up to the experienced marksman on the skills required for self-defense shooting. There is no prerequisite and the course is open to every skill level. This is the introductory course for the use of rifles with removable magazines for self-defense.

        If you own a carbine rifle or just want to learn about these, much-talked-about (and often misrepresented), weapons then this course is for you!
        Tactical Rifle (formerly known as Carbine 1) is Sheepdog Response’s introduction to the use of the carbine rifle (compact, semi-automatic rifle with a changeable magazine). The Tactical Rifle course is open to anyone who wants to learn how to employ this incredibly effective weapon system for self-defense. We cover the selection of accessory equipment and set up for carbine operations to include loading, firing, correcting malfunctions, and rapid reloading of a carbine. You’ll learn the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship and zeroing techniques that will help you achieve its full potential for self-defense. See what it takes to successfully shoot, move, utilize cover, and accurately engage with a carbine rifle from various positions and situations. The Tactical Rifle course is fast-paced, fun, and informative.

        Types of carbine rifles include (but aren’t limited to): AR-15s, AK-47s, M-14s, Mini-14s, Steyr AUG, H&K G3, and semiautomatic pistol caliber rifles (PCRs)

        Course Features

        • Carbine function and maintenance
        • Ancillary equipment selection and set up for carbine
        • Loading, firing, reducing malfunctions, and clearing procedures
        • Zeroing techniques and procedures
        • Rifle Marksmanship Fundamentals
        • Non-standard firing positions
        • Shooting utilizing cover and concealment technique
        • Shooting while moving
        • 1-day
        • Prerequisites: None
        • Sign up at sheepdogresponse.com

        Gear required: 

        • Carbine
        • 3-4 magazines
        • Weapon sling
        • Preferred Optic, plus backup sights
        • Lubrication
        • 400-500 rounds of carbine ammunition.
        • Five dummy rounds
        • Magazine pouch (recommend at least two)
        • 2 pairs of durable pants and 2 comfortable shirts
        • Rain Jacket - the event will go forward regardless of weather
        • Electronic Hearing Protection (to receive instruction while on the firing line)

        • IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit) with tourniquet

        • Sunblock

        • Insect repellent

        • Extra batteries for hearing protection and optic

        • Protective eyewear (preferably not tinted)

        • Baseball cap or another hat with brim

        • Notebook and Pen

        • Sack lunch, MRE, or similar lunch that you can carry with you and doesn't require preparation.  Lunch breaks will be short.  Bring snacks too if you like.

        • Bottles of water or a refillable container to stay hydrated during the training day

        • Please do not drink alcohol the day/night before training, or during the course in between classes.

        • Don’t own a firearm? Shooting packages are available that include: firearm, holster, magazines, and magazine holders. Supplies are limited so reserve yours early by emailing info@sheepdogresponse.com

        • If you have any questions, please feel free to email and we will get right back to you.  See you soon!

            • Friday, April 26, 2024
            • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
            • DPRC Clubhouse

            The Sheepdog Response Protector 1 course will be taught over three days:

            Session 1 is a discussion of Situational Awareness, taught in an evening classroom session. 

            Sessions 2 and 4 will be hand-to-hand combatives, taught the next two mornings at a local dojo.

            Sessions 3 and 5 are Pistol fundamentals, taught on the next two afternoons on DPRC's Range 1. 

            How many times in the last month have you looked down at your phone or checked the news only to see another robbery, kidnapping, or shooting?

            We face threats of violence every day, ranging from large-scale terrorism to one-on-one assaults. Most people are unprepared, unequipped, and untrained to respond effectively.

            Most people sign up for martial arts or weapons training expecting to learn realistic self-defense, and few get it.

            That’s why we’ve developed the Protector 1 curriculum to address the skills you need to successfully respond to these threats.

            Are you prepared to save your life … and the lives of others?

            Sign up at sheepdogresponse.com



            • Saturday, April 27, 2024
            • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
            • Range 1
            • 12
            Register
            This class teaches practical applications for those who want to become more familiar with their carbine weapon system.

            PURPOSE: Provide the student with foundational knowledge on which to build their skills in the art of self-defense with a carbine. Students will leave this course as educated beginners with a tool kit of drills and practical knowledge on which to practice and build up their proficiency.

            TOPICS: 

            1. Safety Briefing
            2. Range Commands
            3. Class Philosophy - Mindset, Situational Awareness, training with purpose, efficiency. 
            4. Understanding your Weapon System
            5. Use and selection of slings
            6. Fundamentals of Marksmanship - Stance, Grip, Sight Picture, Trigger Control, Recoil Management, Running the Slide, Press-Check
            7. Dry-fire and Live-fire drills, including 
              1.  Understanding “battlefield zero” and use of optics 
              2.   Ammunition Management - tactical and emergency reloads. 
              3.  Recoil Management
              4.  Malfunction Clearing
            8. Debrief/After-Action Discussion

              REQUIREMENTS:

              1. An open mind, willingness to take instruction and the ability to challenge pre-conceived notions we’ve all learned from YouTube instructors and Hollywood.  This course teaches only practical, real-world techniques.
              2. A functional carbine rifle, typically of the AR-15, AK-47 or comparable pistol-caliber carbine (such as a CZ Scorpion).  This class is based upon the AR-15 platform, but techniques can be adapted to other weapons systems.
              3. A sturdy sling fitted to your rifle.  Single point, 2-point and 3-point slings are acceptable, but a 2-point sling is preferred and will be used as the teaching model for the class.  A “Vickers” style 2-point sling is the preferred sling for this class.
              4. At least four hundred (400) rounds of factory-loaded, brass-cased and copper-jacketed ammunition.  No reloaded ammunition or steel-core (armor piercing) rounds are permitted (we will be shooting steel targets).  Steel-cased ammunition is not recommended for the AR-15 platform, as it has a tendency to jam if your rifle is not clean.  Please double-check your ammunition if you are using the AK-47 platform – the vast majority of 7.62x39mm ammo is steel core (including the “bi-metal” kind) and cannot be used on steel targets.
              5. Red-dot and magnified optics are permitted (and in fact encouraged).  All optics should be sighted in at twenty-five (25) yards prior to class.  If you have questions about how to properly sight-in your optic, contact the instructor prior to class.  Back-up iron sights are recommended, but not required.
              6. Weather conditions are often rapidly changing in North Carolina, so please dress appropriately and in layers.  Class is held rain or shine, as you cannot pick the weather for your gunfight.  Please be aware that red-dot optics are rendered mostly useless when they are wet, so back-up irons are strongly recommended if you have a red-dot.  Closed-toe shoes are required!!
              7. A packed lunch is recommended – food options are limited in the DPRC area and lunch will be held to a strict 1-hour time limit.
              8. Water, lots of it.  Hydration is important, as this will be an active class.

              Contact Information:

              Keith Rugh

              NRA-Certified Range Safety Officer

              NRA-Certified Instructor for Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun

              Rughster Tactical Training, LLC

              keith@rughstertacticaltraining.com

              (336) 675-4953

              • Saturday, April 27, 2024
              • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
              • Range 1

              The Sheepdog Response Protector 1 course will be taught over three days:

              Session 1 is a discussion of Situational Awareness, taught in an evening classroom session. 

              Sessions 2 and 4 will be hand-to-hand combatives, taught the next two mornings at a local dojo.

              Sessions 3 and 5 are Pistol fundamentals, taught on the next two afternoons on DPRC's Range 1. 

              How many times in the last month have you looked down at your phone or checked the news only to see another robbery, kidnapping, or shooting?

              We face threats of violence every day, ranging from large-scale terrorism to one-on-one assaults. Most people are unprepared, unequipped, and untrained to respond effectively.

              Most people sign up for martial arts or weapons training expecting to learn realistic self-defense, and few get it.

              That’s why we’ve developed the Protector 1 curriculum to address the skills you need to successfully respond to these threats.

              Are you prepared to save your life … and the lives of others?

              Sign up at sheepdogresponse.com



              • Sunday, April 28, 2024
              • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
              • Range 7

              This Fun Shoot is open to club and non-club members.  Using single shot rifles like the “Springfield Trapdoor”, the 1874 Sharps, the Remington Rolling Blocks, Stevens, Ballards, Maynards, Winchester 1885 High Walls, etc.”, and of course reproductions of such representative of the 1860s to 1898.  There will also be separate divisions for lever guns, bolt and scoped rifles.   On lever and bolt guns ammo will be loaded one round at a time and fired one round at a time.

              Registration is $20.00

              The matches will be held on Range #7 and consist of steel and paper targets at 100, 200 and 300 yards. There will be 45 shots for score, with 30 shots on steel (1/2 scale NRA animals, chicken, pig, turkey and ram) and 15 shots on paper, with sighters on steel gongs and/or paper.

              Using Black Powder/ BP substitute or Smokeless powder (different divisions).   DUPLEX LOADS allowed as Smokeless, lead/lead alloy bullets, No jacketed bullets of any kind, No gas checks, No rear rifle bag/or rest allowed directly under the rifle stock.   Iron sights of the period and a scope class if participation warrants.  These will be of the period and/or reproductions on the single shot rifles.
              • Sunday, April 28, 2024
              • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
              • Range 1

              The Sheepdog Response Protector 1 course will be taught over three days:

              Session 1 is a discussion of Situational Awareness, taught in an evening classroom session. 

              Sessions 2 and 4 will be hand-to-hand combatives, taught the next two mornings at a local dojo.

              Sessions 3 and 5 are Pistol fundamentals, taught on the next two afternoons on DPRC's Range 1. 

              How many times in the last month have you looked down at your phone or checked the news only to see another robbery, kidnapping, or shooting?

              We face threats of violence every day, ranging from large-scale terrorism to one-on-one assaults. Most people are unprepared, unequipped, and untrained to respond effectively.

              Most people sign up for martial arts or weapons training expecting to learn realistic self-defense, and few get it.

              That’s why we’ve developed the Protector 1 curriculum to address the skills you need to successfully respond to these threats.

              Are you prepared to save your life … and the lives of others?

              Sign up at sheepdogresponse.com



              • Sunday, May 05, 2024
              • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
              • Clubhouse


              • Saturday, May 11, 2024
              • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
              • Ranges 0, 3, 4, and 5

              2-Gun Rimfire competitions are designed to be fun and safe shooting matches for the entire family. Incorporating both .22 LR pistols and rifles, courses of fire are created with safety as the top priority, but feature fun scenarios that meet any shooter’s skill level. Whether you are new to shooting, or have become a seasoned pro, 2-Gun Rimfire matches will be an entertaining experience for you, your family members, and friends. 

              All match info and signup can be found at 

              dprc.wildapricot.org/DPRC2gunrimfire

              or like us on Facebook for up to date events 

              facebook.com/dprc2gun/

              Match signup found here 

              https://practiscore.com/clubs/durham-pistol-and-rifle-club


              • Saturday, May 18, 2024
              • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
              • Clubhouse

              Board Meetings will take place in the clubhouse from 9:30 to 11:30

              • Sunday, May 19, 2024
              • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
              • Range 2
              • 31
              Register

              An NRA Precision Pistol match is a three aggregate match, with 90 shots fired during each aggregate. One aggregate is fired with a .22 rimfire, one with any centerfire 32 caliber or larger, and one with a .45 caliber pistol.  Most competitors use two pistols, one .22 rimfire and one .45 ACP 1911-style, to shoot the entire match.  New competitors often us a 22 for the entire match to get the feel for how things work.  Most use semi-automatic pistols but revolvers can also be used. Slow fire will be at 50 yards using B-6 targets.  Timed and rapid fire will be at 25 yards on turning targets using B-8 targets.   Competitors may fire only one or two of the aggregates if time or physical constraints make this a better option.

              Sight in and practice begins at 9:45AM and the match begins 10:00.   This is an NRA Approved match.

              • Saturday, May 25, 2024
              • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
              • Range 1: All Day
              • 12
              Register
              This class teaches additional practical applications for those who carry concealed handguns.  It's a great class for those with new Concealed Carry handgun permits but no follow-up training.  It is NOT the class which qualifies you to obtain a NC Concealed Carry permit.

              PURPOSE: Provide the student with foundational knowledge on which to build their skills in the art of self-defense with a handgun. Students will leave this course with an intermediate tool kit of drills and practical knowledge, to include weak hand shooting, unconventional shooting positions and shooting on the move.

              LOCATION: Clubhouse: 8-11. Range 1: All Day

              • Topics: 

              1. Safety Briefing
              2. Range Commands
              3. Class Philosophy - Mindset, Situational Awareness, training with purpose, efficiency. 
              4. Review of weapons system choices. 
              5. Fundamentals of Marksmanship - Stance, Grip, Sight Picture, Trigger Control, Recoil Management, Running the Slide, Press-Check
              6. Drawing from holster and safe re-holstering
              7. Dry-fire and Live-fire drills, including  
                1. Ammunition Management - tactical and emergency reloads. 
                2. Recoil Management
                3.  Malfunction Clearing
              8. Debrief/After-Action Discussion
              • REQUIREMENTS:
              1. An open mind, willingness to take instruction and the ability to challenge pre-conceived notions we’ve all learned from YouTube instructors and Hollywood.  This course teaches only practical, real-world techniques.
              2. A functional, compact or duty-sized semi-automatic handgun with at least three (3) magazines (Glock 19 or larger).  Subcompact (Glock 26, SIG P938) handguns or revolvers are permitted, but discouraged, as you will spend likely more time loading magazines than shooting. If shooting a subcompact, at least six (6) magazines are recommended.
              3. A strong-side holster with a sturdy belt and multiple-magazine carrier.  Appendix carry, small of back, cross-draw, purses, belly bands and shoulder holsters will not be permitted in this class; however, all these forms of carry will be discussed.  It is more efficient and safer to teach the class with everyone using the same gear.  For safety reasons, no holsters with active retention (SERPA holsters) will be permitted.  A molded Kydex holster manufactured specifically for your model of firearm is highly recommended, but leather holsters are also acceptable.  If you are in doubt, please contact the instructor prior to class.
              4. At least three hundred (300) rounds of factory-loaded, copper-jacketed ammunition.  No reloaded ammunition or steel-core (armor piercing) rounds are permitted.
              5. Red-dot optics are permitted (and in fact encouraged).  Red dot sights should be sighted in at ten (10) yards prior to class.  If you have questions about how to properly sight-in your optic, contact the instructor prior to class.
              6. Weather conditions are often rapidly changing in North Carolina, so please dress appropriately and in layers.  Class is held rain or shine, as you cannot pick the weather for your gunfight.  Closed-toe shoes are required. 
              7. A packed lunch is recommended – food options are limited in the DPRC area and lunch will be held to a strict 1-hour time limit.
              8. Water, lots of it.  Hydration is important, as this will be an active class.

              Contact information: 

              Keith Rugh

              NRA-Certified Range Safety Officer

              NRA-Certified Instructor for Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun

              Rughster Tactical Training, LLC

              keith@rughstertacticaltraining.com

              (336) 675-4953

              • Saturday, May 25, 2024
              • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
              • Clubhouse: 9AM to 11AM
              • 12
              This class teaches additional practical applications for those who carry concealed handguns.  It's a great class for those with new Concealed Carry handgun permits but no follow-up training.  It is NOT the class which qualifies you to obtain a NC Concealed Carry permit.

              PURPOSE: Provide the student with foundational knowledge on which to build their skills in the art of self-defense with a handgun. Students will leave this course with an intermediate tool kit of drills and practical knowledge, to include weak hand shooting, unconventional shooting positions and shooting on the move.

              LOCATION: Clubhouse: 8-11. Range 1: All Day

              TOPICS: 
              1. Safety Briefing
              2. Range Commands
              3. Class Philosophy - Mindset, Situational Awareness, training with purpose, efficiency. 
              4. Review of weapons system choices. 
              5. Fundamentals of Marksmanship - Stance, Grip, Sight Picture, Trigger Control, Recoil Management, Running the Slide, Press-Check
              6. Drawing from holster and safe re-holstering
              7. Dry-fire and Live-fire drills, including  
                1. Ammunition Management - tactical and emergency reloads. 
                2. Recoil Management
                3.  Malfunction Clearing
              8. Debrief/After-Action Discussion
              • REQUIREMENTS:
              1. An open mind, willingness to take instruction and the ability to challenge pre-conceived notions we’ve all learned from YouTube instructors and Hollywood.  This course teaches only practical, real-world techniques.
              2. A functional, compact or duty-sized semi-automatic handgun with at least three (3) magazines (Glock 19 or larger).  Subcompact (Glock 26, SIG P938) handguns or revolvers are permitted, but discouraged, as you will spend likely more time loading magazines than shooting. If shooting a subcompact, at least six (6) magazines are recommended.
              3. A strong-side holster with a sturdy belt and multiple-magazine carrier.  Appendix carry, small of back, cross-draw, purses, belly bands and shoulder holsters will not be permitted in this class; however, all these forms of carry will be discussed.  It is more efficient and safer to teach the class with everyone using the same gear.  For safety reasons, no holsters with active retention (SERPA holsters) will be permitted.  A molded Kydex holster manufactured specifically for your model of firearm is highly recommended, but leather holsters are also acceptable.  If you are in doubt, please contact the instructor prior to class.
              4. At least three hundred (300) rounds of factory-loaded, copper-jacketed ammunition.  No reloaded ammunition or steel-core (armor piercing) rounds are permitted.
              5. Red-dot optics are permitted (and in fact encouraged).  Red dot sights should be sighted in at ten (10) yards prior to class.  If you have questions about how to properly sight-in your optic, contact the instructor prior to class.
              6. Weather conditions are often rapidly changing in North Carolina, so please dress appropriately and in layers.  Class is held rain or shine, as you cannot pick the weather for your gunfight.  Closed-toe shoes are required. 
              7. A packed lunch is recommended – food options are limited in the DPRC area and lunch will be held to a strict 1-hour time limit.
              8. Water, lots of it.  Hydration is important, as this will be an active class.

              Contact information: 

              Keith Rugh

              NRA-Certified Range Safety Officer

              NRA-Certified Instructor for Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun

              Rughster Tactical Training, LLC

              keith@rughstertacticaltraining.com

              (336) 675-4953

              • Sunday, May 26, 2024
              • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
              • Range 7

              This Fun Shoot is open to club and non-club members.  Using single shot rifles like the “Springfield Trapdoor”, the 1874 Sharps, the Remington Rolling Blocks, Stevens, Ballards, Maynards, Winchester 1885 High Walls, etc.”, and of course reproductions of such representative of the 1860s to 1898.  There will also be separate divisions for lever guns, bolt and scoped rifles.   On lever and bolt guns ammo will be loaded one round at a time and fired one round at a time.

              Registration is $20.00

              The matches will be held on Range #7 and consist of steel and paper targets at 100, 200 and 300 yards. There will be 45 shots for score, with 30 shots on steel (1/2 scale NRA animals, chicken, pig, turkey and ram) and 15 shots on paper, with sighters on steel gongs and/or paper.

              Using Black Powder/ BP substitute or Smokeless powder (different divisions).   DUPLEX LOADS allowed as Smokeless, lead/lead alloy bullets, No jacketed bullets of any kind, No gas checks, No rear rifle bag/or rest allowed directly under the rifle stock.   Iron sights of the period and a scope class if participation warrants.  These will be of the period and/or reproductions on the single shot rifles.
              • Saturday, June 01, 2024
              • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
              • Clubhouse
              • 24
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              Legal Refresher Course – NC Concealed Carry   

              If you’ve had your permit for a while , you could probably use a refresher.  New gun laws have gone into effect……don’t be caught off guard.   

              As a NC CCH permit holder, it is your responsibility to stay current with the laws surrounding concealed carry. 

              Class is also recommended to any firearm owner.  It is important that every gun owner understands the laws of self defense and the use of deadly force to protect yourself or others.

              Gun Owners Responsibilities

              Americans enjoy a right that citizens of many other countries do not—the right to own firearms. But with this right come responsibilities.  It is the gun owner’s responsibility to store, operate and maintain his or her firearms safely.  It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that unauthorized or untrained individuals cannot gain access to his or her firearms.

              It is the gun owner’s responsibility to learn and obey all applicable laws that pertain to the purchase, possession and use of firearms in his or her locale.  Guns are neither safe nor unsafe by themselves.  When gun owners learn and practice responsible gun ownership, guns are safe.   

              Cost: $50.00  (NC CCH study Guide Included)

              Class Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm approx

              Topics Include:

              • Review North Carolina Statutory and Common Laws

              • The Legal Use of Force

              • Stand Your Ground vs Castle Doctrine

              • New laws effective July 1, 2023

              • Places you can and cannot carry your pistol

              • Gun Safety and Storage to protect minors 

              • NC S.A.F.E (Secure all Firearms Effectively) Program   

              • Federal laws and Interstate Transport 

              • Expanded list of states with Reciprocity (The good states and the bad states)  

              • TSA /Bus/TrainTravel overview

              • Gifting and Transferring a Firearm 

              • Brandishing or Self-Defense 

              • What to do if a firearm is stolen

              • Permit Renewal Information

              • After the Bang: What to Do Before The Police Arrive Presented by US Law Shield.  During the last 30/45 mins of the class you will be instructed by a representative from US Law Shield and will have an opportunity to receive a 30 Day Free Trial Membership.  

              This is a Non-Live fire class and does not satisfy the requirements to apply or renew your NC Concealed Carry Permit  


              Contact Information:

              Rick Miller

              NC CCH Instructor

              NRA Instructor-Pistol,Rifle,Reloading,Self Defense

              NRA Chief Range Safety Officer

              rickmiller227@gmail.com

              919-616-1175



              • Sunday, June 02, 2024
              • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
              • Clubhouse all day
              • 6
              Register

              This course teaches beginning re-loaders the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude to safely reload metallic cartridges. Course is 8 hours in length and is conducted in the DPRC clubhouse. Includes all books, materials and reloading components needed for the class.  Students will receive the NRA Guide to Reloading handbook, the Basic Reloading Student Exam, a course completion certificate, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program Booklet

              Lessons in the NRA Basic Metallic Reloading class include:

              • Introduction to Reloading & Reloading Safety

                • The Firing Process

                • The Reloading Process

                • Why People Reload

                • The Fundamental Safety Rules for Reloading

              • Centerfire Cartridge Components

                • Proper nomenclature for centerfire cartridge components:  Cases; Primers; Powder; & Bullets

                • Proper handling & storage procedures for cartridge components

              • Using the Reloading Manual & Reloading Data

                • Selecting a suitable load for a particular metallic cartridge from a reloading manual

                • Identifying useful ballistics information for a particular metallic cartridge load in the ballistics tables in reloading manuals

              • Metallic Cartridge Reloading Equipment

                • Identifying the equipment necessary to reload metallic cartridges

                • The proper operation & maintenance of reloading equipment

                • Requirements for a basic reloading bench

              • The Metallic Cartridge Reloading Process

                • The proper techniques used to reload metallic cartridges

                • Proper hygienic guidelines for handling lead & components

              • Practical Exercises 

                • Set up & operate reloading equipment

                • Set up a reloading data log and labels   

                • Reload (4) 9MM metallic cartridges 


              Class Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm

              Cost: $150.00 - Includes all books, materials and reloading components needed for the class

              To sign up you can register online or contact the instructor

              Rick Miller919-616-1175     

              email: rickmiller227@gmail.com

              No firearms in the classroom !

              • Saturday, June 08, 2024
              • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
              • Ranges 0, 3, 4, and 5

              2-Gun Rimfire competitions are designed to be fun and safe shooting matches for the entire family. Incorporating both .22 LR pistols and rifles, courses of fire are created with safety as the top priority, but feature fun scenarios that meet any shooter’s skill level. Whether you are new to shooting, or have become a seasoned pro, 2-Gun Rimfire matches will be an entertaining experience for you, your family members, and friends. 

              All match info and signup can be found at 

              dprc.wildapricot.org/DPRC2gunrimfire

              or like us on Facebook for up to date events 

              facebook.com/dprc2gun/

              Match signup found here 

              https://practiscore.com/clubs/durham-pistol-and-rifle-club


              • Saturday, June 15, 2024
              • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
              • Clubhouse

              Board Meetings will take place in the clubhouse from 9:30 to 11:30

              • Saturday, June 15, 2024
              • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
              • Clubhouse

              Membership Meetings will take pace in the clubhouse from 11:30 - 12:30. 

              The June Membership Meeting is an Officer Elections Meeting.  

              Lunch will be provided - sign up is mandatory in order to ensure enough food is available.



              • Sunday, June 16, 2024
              • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
              • Clubhouse
              • Sunday, June 16, 2024
              • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
              • Range 2 and Clubhouse
              • 27
              Register

              The clubhouse will be in use ALL DAY during this event.  

              North Carolina Shooting Sports Games and NRA Regional Match.   EIC, 22 Rimfire EIC & (NRA) DR relays will be held after completion of the 2700.   This is an NRA Registered match.   There will NOT be any sight in practice session before the match.

              As part of the North Carolina Shooting Sports Games, gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded in each classification.   A gold medal will be awarded to high woman, high junior, high senior, high grand senior, and high 22 only.

              Lunch will be served to registered competitors.

              NOTE:  CMP rules for 2023 now allow "any safe ammunition" to be used in all pistol matches.  Jacketed ammo is no longer required for service pistol.  For more info and other changes read the rules at:

              https://thecmp.org/competitions/cmp-competitions-rulebooks/

              **Range 2 from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

              **Clubhouse from 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

              • Saturday, June 22, 2024
              • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
              • Classroom & Range 6
              • 20
              Register

              Classroom - 8:00 - 5:30

              Range 6 - 2:00 - 5:30

              This is the class that is required in order to get your NC Concealed Carry Handgun Permit.

              ·         There will be a minimum of 8 hours class time plus range qualification.

              ·         At least 2 hours will be spent on the legal block of instruction.

              ·         There will be a written test at the end of the instruction.

              ·         Students must pass a shooting proficiency exam with 10 rounds each at 3, 5, and 7 yards on a silhouette target with 70% shots on the target.

              ·         Cost of class:  $125.00 (paid in advance).  Lunch, CCH Class book, and notary service is included in the cost.

              ·         If you need to use my gun and ammo (22LR), there will be an additional $20.00 charge (paid in class).

              ·         Upon successful completion of the CCH class, you will receive your CCH certificate. There will be time to fill out your CCH application and have it notarized (if required by your county.) 

              ·         To sign up for this class, you can register online or contact the instructor

              Todd Fitch

              Fitch Firearms Training, LLC

              fitchfirearmstraining@gmail.com

              Cell:  336-516-4084


              • Saturday, June 22, 2024
              • 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
              • Range 6

              Range 6 is reserved from 2:00 - 5:30 for a class event. 

              This is the class that is required in order to get your NC Concealed Carry Handgun Permit.

              ·         There will be a minimum of 8 hours class time plus range qualification.

              ·         At least 2 hours will be spent on the legal block of instruction.

              ·         There will be a written test at the end of the instruction.

              ·         Students must pass a shooting proficiency exam with 10 rounds each at 3, 5, and 7 yards on a silhouette target with 70% shots on the target.

              ·         Cost of class:  $125.00 (paid in advance).  Lunch, CCH Class book, and notary service is included in the cost.

              ·         If you need to use my gun and ammo (22LR), there will be an additional $20.00 charge (paid in class).

              ·         Upon successful completion of the CCH class, you will receive your CCH certificate. There will be time to fill out your CCH application and have it notarized (if required by your county.) 

              ·         To sign up for this class, you can register online on the classroom event or contact the instructor.

              Todd Fitch

              Fitch Firearms Training, LLC

              fitchfirearmstraining@gmail.com

              Cell:  336-516-4084


              • Sunday, June 23, 2024
              • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
              • Classroom
              Register

              If you like to shoot your rifle(s) and have never taken a class in rifle fundamentals, the NRA Basic Rifle class is for you. No experience required. From hunting to home defense, the rifle can be a gun owner's best friend. With proper training, you can have the confidence and ability to safely operate your rifle.

              This 1-day course includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development.

              We supply 22LR rifles and ammunition as part of the class. If you have a 22LR rifle with open sights or an optic, you can bring it as well.

              Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.

              The NRA Basic Rifle Course is broken down into five lessons. Course length will vary. Students will be given a break for lunch.

              Lessons include:

              * Lesson I: Rifle Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling

              * Lesson II: Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Rifle Shooting

              * Lesson III: Firing the First Shots

              * Lesson IV: Scoring Targets, and Selecting and Maintaining Your Rifle

              * Lesson V: Course Review and Examination

              The classroom and range sessions are designed to help new shooters as well as experienced shooters. This course also works well for somebody who has not yet purchased a rifle and is looking for help deciding which rifle meets their needs.

              Facility: DPRC Classroom and Range 0

              Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm approx

              Cost: $175.00 (22L Rifle and ammo supplied for live fire)

              Age Requirement: 18 and older or Junior Students from 12-17 (Must attend with a parent or guardian. Parents participate for free with a paid student registration) You will need to register the parent and email me the junior information.

              For more information please contact NRA Certified Rifle Instructor:

              Rick Miller

              919-616-1175

              rickmiller227@gmail.com

              NO LIVE AMMUNITION IS PERMITTED IN THE CLASSROOM UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

              • Sunday, June 23, 2024
              • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
              • Range 1
              • 12
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