DeSoto Rifle & Pistol Club, near Como, MS in Panola county, is the MidSouth’s first choice for a safe place to experience the joy of the shooting sports. We are a private members-only range complex with facilities open to members 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset. We also offer several training courses, clinics and competitions that are open to the public including IDPA, PRS, USPSA and we host the first A Girl & A Gun chapter in Mississippi.
Please read the information below to learn more about about the facilities available to members. Tours and orientations for prospective or new members occur on Saturday or Sunday only at the times listed below.
DeSoto Rifle & Pistol Club Range General Information
Our facilities, which are the largest in the state of Mississippi, feature the following:
We are always working to grow and expand our range complex and its amenities so that our members will have the finest shooting facility possible to exercise their Constitutional rights.
Listed below are the current officers serving on the Board of Directors. You can contact the Board by using the Contact page.
|Name||Board Role||End of Term|
|Will Schmied||Chairman||April 2021|
|Chris Simons||Director of Membership||April 2022|
|Jimmie Neal||Director of Activities & Training||April 2022|
|Robert Gambill||Director of Finance||April 2023|
|Gene Pirani||Director of Operations||April 2023|
|OPEN||Director – at – large||April 2023|
We offer a variety of training and matches, including:
Listed below are the coordinators for specific disciplines, activities or other tasks.
A Girl & A Gun Coordinator: Chris Schmied
VaRMENT Steel Precision Rifle Coordinator: Chris Simons
IDPA Coordinator: Will Schmied
USPSA Coordinator: David Jackson
Club Steel Plate Coordinator: Donny Summers
Long Distance (F-Class) Coordinator: Robert Gambill
Appleseed Clinics: Ebben Reeves
22LR Precision Rifle Coordinator: Thomas Luttrell
DeSoto Rifle & Pistol Club is affiliated with the following organizations:
The National Rifle Association, #B3225
The Civilian Marksmanship Program, #35016
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, #88956
International Defensive Pistol Association, #C0558
United States Practical Shooting Association, #MS18
The Mississippi State Firearm Owners Association, #C006