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 Purchase Permit from your county of residence. Proof of an NC issued permit will be required before you are allowed to attend orientation.

Due to affiliation and insurance requirements, all 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 will be required before you are allowed to attend orientation.

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. The current annual membership fee is $200. 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 $415 based on joining in April. This fee represents the $250 initiation fee, prorated dues of $152 and a credit card processing fee of $13. Payment for orientation must be made by credit card.

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

There are no charges to bring up to 3 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 register for orientation.

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

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 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.

Please add membership@dprc.org and dprc.wildapricot.org 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 membership@dprc.org and ask to have your email contact information updated.

Add your name to the waiting list here

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 Pistol Purchase Permit or 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 instructions on how to register for an upcoming orientation class. Be sure to add DPRC.org and dprc.wildapricot.org to your safe senders list in your email client.

Step 4:

Confirm your intent to join DPRC by registering for an orientation class in the invitation sent by email. Directions will be provided on how to submit proof of your NRA membership and NC issued permit.

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 prorated membership fee. Payment for the invoice must be received promptly.

Step 6:

Attend DPRC orientation at the specified time and date. At orientation you will review the club rules and demonstrate your ability to safely and responsibly handle your firearm. At conclusion of your orientation session your membership card will be issued.

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