Durham Pistol & Rifle Club
3973 S. Jim Minor Road Haw River, NC 27258

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Is membership required to compete in matches?

Pistol and rifle matches are open to members of the public and provide an excellent opportunity to see the club and its members in action.

How do I become a member?

DPRC currently has a membership cap of 1500 members. In March of each year, the number of DPRC members will be reviewed.  As some members will not renew, once the number of openings is determined that number of individuals will be contacted and invited to attend a club orientation session.

Membership Requirements

All new members must be at least 18 years old.

All new members must be able to pass a NICS background check by providing a NC Concealed Carry Handgun (CCH) Permit or a NC Sherriff's Department Pistol Permit from your county of residence on the day of their DPRC orientation.

Due to affiliation and insurance requirements, all new club members are required to be members of the National Rifle Association when they join and are required to keep their NRA membership active while a member of Durham Pistol & Rifle Club.

How do members access the club?

All club members have a gate card granting them access to our facilities.

Shooting hours are 08:00 AM to dusk Monday through Saturday and 10:00 am to dusk on Sunday.

Indoor activities may be scheduled in the clubhouse in the evenings. Ranges are occasionally closed for scheduled club events such as work days or matches.

Members are responsible for checking the club calendar to ensure the range they desire to use is not closed for a match or maintenance.

What are the membership types and fees?

Standard membership: $200 per year.

Senior member: $100 per year. For members who are 65 or older and have been a standard member for five or more continuous years.

Family member: $100 per year. For the spouse of a current regular or senior member. To qualify, spouses must meet all the requirements (NRA member, orientation, election, etc.) of a regular member.


Upon joining the club, new members must pay an initiation fee of $250. New members will also pay a portion of their annual fee. This amount will be prorated on a quarterly basis based upon the date the new member joins (if you join July 1st, you only pay 50% of the annual dues for that year).

Annual dues may be reduced for activity that supports the club. No dues are charged to club officers or match directors.

Once a club member, there are no additional charges to shoot.

There are no charges to bring guests.

Targets and frames are available at the ranges for member use.

How long does it take to become a member?

The wait list for membership is first come first served, and all new applicants are looking at a potential wait of 2-3 years. Applicants should consider obtaining their NC Concealed Carry Handgun (CCH) permit or a pistol purchase permit while waiting. These permits typically take 90 days for NC CCH permit and 30 days for pistol purchase. You must have one of these permits in hand to complete the orientation process.

New member orientation classes are held on the 1st Saturday of April and June each year.

How do I apply to become a member?

Step 1:

As of July 1 2020, DPRC has temporarily paused receiving new applicants to our waiting list.

Applicants will submit the required information and you will be added to our waiting list. You will receive an email confirmation of your submission. If you do not receive a confirmation email, you may have entered your email incorrectly. Send an email to membership@dprc.org to have us correct the problem.

Email is the method that will be used to contact you for invitation to a club orientation class when your name comes up for an invitation.

If your email address changes, send a note to membership@dprc.org and ask to have your email contact information updated.

Step 2:

Receive an invitation by email from membership chairman to join.

Step 3:

Join the National Rifle Association, if not already a member. The DPRC gets a fee from the NRA when someone joins or renews so be sure to include the club’s NRA number (C0571) on the membership application. Due to affiliation and insurance requirements, all club members are required to be members of the National Rifle Association.

Apply for a Pistol Purchase Permit or Concealed Carry Permit with your local Sheriff. This process can take 30-9 ays and must be completed prior to orientation so that you have a valid document in hand.

Step 4:

Confirm your intent to join DPRC by registering for a club orientation class on one of the dates in the invitation sent by email.

Step 5:

Attend the club orientation where you will tour the facilities, learn about the club rules, demonstrate your ability to safely and responsibly handle your firearm and complete the new member application form.

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