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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

  1. All new members must be at least 18 years old.

  2. All new members must be able to pass a NICS background check by providing one of the following background checks: 
a) A valid concealed handgun permit issued by the state of North Carolina

b) Results from a background check confirming there are no issues:

NC State Bureau of Investigation Personal Review

National background check which, the link will take you to the FBI site

Applicants are responsible for any fees associated with these checks or services utilized to obtain the results. 

c) A a copy of his/her Federal Firearms License (FFL)

Proof of one of these background check items is required before you are allowed to register for orientation.

 3. New club members are required to be members of the National Rifle Association.
Members are required to keep their NRA membership active while a member of Durham Pistol & Rifle Club. 

Proof of NRA membership is required before you are allowed to register for orientation.

Applicants meeting any of the criteria listed below are NOT eligible for membership at DPRC.

  • Convicted of a felony.
  • Convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor, also referred to as a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
  • Is on probation and does not have the court’s written permission to possess a firearm;
  • Has been found not guilty of a crime by reason of insanity;
  • Has been determined to not have the mental capacity to proceed in a criminal case;
  • Is an illegal drug user or an addict;
  • Has been found to be mentally incompetent by a judge or has been committed to any mental institution;
  • Is an illegal immigrant in the United States or has renounced his or her citizenship; or
  • Has been discharged from the armed forces under dishonorable conditions.

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?

Regular membership: $250 per year. This is for an individual membership only. 

Senior member: $125 per year. For members who are 65 or older and have been a standard member for five or more continuous years.

Family member:  $125 per year. For the spouse of a current regular or senior member. Family members must apply via the wait list for an opening.

Family members first join at the Regular membership rate and initiation fee. Upon their second year of membership, the Family member rate can be applied at half the current Regular membership per year. To qualify, family member must meet all the requirements (NRA member, orientation, election, etc.) of a Regular member.

Membership fees are not refunded if the member loses their membership due to a range rule or by laws violation such as failing to maintain their NRA information in their DPRC profile. 


Upon joining the club, all new members must pay an initiation fee of $500. New members will also pay a portion of their annual fee. The current annual membership fee is $250. This amount will be prorated on a monthly basis based upon the date the new member joins.  There are no discounts.

A new member will pay $710.00 based on joining in April. This fee represents the $500 initiation fee, prorated dues of $192.00 and a credit card processing fee of $18.

A new member joining in October will pay $837.00. This fee represents the $500 initiation fee, prorated dues of $63.00 for October, November and December, dues for the following year of $250, and a credit card processing fee of $24. Payment for orientation must be made by credit card.  

Credit card fees will not be refunded if you cancel for any reason.

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

There are no charges to bring up to 4 guests.

Targets and frames are available at the ranges for member use. Members must bring their own staples and stapler.

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 register for orientation.

New member orientation classes may be held in the spring and fall depending on the number of openings.

*DPRC at its discretion reserves the right to not to extend membership to anyone on the wait list based on conditions that are known or become known during the review of their application. While not an exhaustive list, examples are public knowledge of an individual's background, prior membership issues or range safety violations.

How do I apply to become a member?

Step 1:

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 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.

Please add and to your safe senders list before signing up to the wait list.

If you use an email service requiring the sender to complete a form to be added to your approved senders list - you are responsible for ensuring you can receive our emails. DPRC will not complete these requests.

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

2023 Wait List Application form

We periodically send out validation requests to check that emails provided are still active and you're still interested in joining DPRC.

If we do not get a response to the validation request your name will be removed from the list. We are not responsible for emails that go to your spam folder or are blocked your email client/provider.

Step 2:

Join the National Rifle Association, If you are not already a member, join the National Rifle Association.

Use this link to join the NRA or renew if your membership expired.

Due to affiliation and insurance requirements, all club members are required to be members of the National Rifle Association.

Apply for a NC Concealed Carry Permit with your local Sheriff.


This process can take 30-90 days and must be completed prior to registering for orientation so that you have a valid document in hand.

Step 3:

Receive an invitation by email from the membership team to join DPRC. This email will contain information for an upcoming orientation class. There is a deadline for you to respond to the invitation.

This invitation is only for the person who applied to the wait list. It does not apply to your spouse, significant other, or any other family members. If you and another family member apply to the wait list at the same time, only one of you may receive an invitation based on DPRC's discretion to admit a limited number of applicants in the same family and/or at the same address at that moment. Those family members will have an opportunity at a future orientation. 

Be sure you've added and to your safe senders list in your email client. We are not responsible for emails that go to your spam folder or are blocked your email client/provider.

If you fail to reply by the deadline, your name will be dropped from the list. You will be sent an email withdrawing the invitation and you'll need to reapply to the wait list.

Step 4:

Once you confirm that you can attend the orientation or need to wait for another event, you will be send the link to register for orientation.

Directions will be provided on how to submit proof of your NRA membership and NC issued permit during the registration process.

There is a deadline to complete registration for an orientation event. If you fail to register by the deadline, your name will be dropped from the list. You will be sent an email withdrawing the invitation and you'll need to reapply to the wait list.

Step 5:

Your registration will be reviewed for current NRA membership and valid NC permit. Once reviewed, an invoice will be issued for your initiation fee and applicable membership fee. Payment for the invoice will be made online by credit card.

Step 6:

Attend DPRC orientation at the specified time and date sent to you by email. At orientation you will review the club rules and demonstrate your ability to safely and responsibly handle your firearm through on the range.

Orientation may be broken into two events, with rules review being performed at the clubhouse or via online web meeting. Part of your orientation will be conducted on Range 2 with a firearm exercise.

At the conclusion of your orientation session your membership card and gate access will be issued.

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