I’ve recently gotten involved with guns in general. I have a couple of handguns, and just purchased a Springfield Armory M1A Scout Quad battle rifle. I added a scope and was looking for places to go shoot it when I did this research.

Name Address Hours
Max Dist. Kids? Cost
ENC Firing Range 2253 Highway 581 South Dudley, North Carolina
(919) 344-4273
Mon-Sat: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Sun: 11:00am-5:00pm
200 yds 8+ $25/day
WakeGOV 3921 Old Holly Springs – Apex Road
(919) 303-0851
Tu, Th, F: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Sa: Noon – 6:00pm
Su: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
100 m 7+ $15/hr
37PSR 1333 Loop Road, Bunnlevel, NC
(910) 893-9887
Fri: 2pm-6pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 1pm-6pm
100 yds Y $20/hr
The Range Complex 6969 Doe Hill Road, Autryville, NC 28318 Fri: 2pm-6pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 1pm-6pm
100 m, 300 m, 600 yds
Y $20/hr

For a complete list of all shooting ranges in North Carolina, try this link:

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

My program is as follow:
For the handguns, I will go by myself or with a buddy. My kids are too young for shooting a handgun at this time. I want to be able to do rapid fire drills, and basically looking to practice drawing from a holster and shoot lots of bullets.

For the rifle, I would like to be able to either sit at a bench for experimenting with the sights, but one the optic is sighted, I would like to be able to prone to make it a realistic shooting scenario. I also would like to be able to go there with my kids to shoot a 22LR.

In addition, I would really like to go shoot outdoors, especially if it involves a hike. If anyone has any location that they can share, it would be appreciated. You can email direct boardhead360 at gmail

Update 3/20/17:

I visited ENC last weekend. Very friendly place. They took the time to cover all the rules one on one. I signed up for a yearly membership that allows me go there for the day for $10, and to bring a friend for $15. Definitely very good value. No ammo. Recommend bringing your own targets. I also found a Remington model 597 for my son, and we will go test as soon as possible.