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DeSoto Rifle & Pistol Club

The DeSoto Rifle & Pistol Club range complex near Como in Panola County is Northwest Mississippi’s first choice for a safe place to experience the joy of the shooting sports.  We have facilities available for shooters of all skill levels and passions. Please view the information below to learn more about joining the DeSoto Rifle & Pistol Club.

Joining the DeSoto Rifle & Pistol Club is easy and affordable.  Annual memberships are priced to be affordable and our associate memberships offer the chance to add additional family members for as associate members at a low price.  Associate members must be claimed on your tax returns, and DeSoto Rifle & Pistol Club may require you to furnish proof.

Get a Complimentary Range Tour

We encourage all prospective members and interested persons to come to the range any Saturday or Sunday (weather permitting) and see the Range Safety Officer (RSO) to get a complimentary tour of the range facilities and have questions answered.  There is no staff available at the range Monday – Friday.

Please note that new member orientations, including range tours, only occur Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM to  2:00 PM so that the RSO can otherwise be attentive to the safety and operational needs of the range facilities.

Upon your arrival at the range, please proceed into the range facility and seek out the RSO, who will be wearing an orange vest.  The RSO will be able to help you learn more about DeSoto Rifle & Pistol Club so you can decide if membership is right for you and your family.  If you should happen to arrive at the range and the gate is still closed and locked, then an RSO is unfortunately not on duty at the time.  As a member in good standing of DeSoto Rifle & Pistol Club, the Club is available for your usage 365 days / year, sunup to sundown (weather permitting).

Requirements to join the DeSoto Rifle & Pistol Club

As per the DeSoto Rifle & Pistol Club Bylaws, Article III, Section 1, memberships are open to any citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States who meets the following conditions:

  • Is at least 18 years of age as of the date of application for membership, except for children living in the home as “associate members”.
  • Has paid all required membership dues/fees.
  • Application is not rejected by a two-thirds vote of the Executive Committee.
  • Is not a fugitive from justice.
  • Is not disqualified to possess or own a firearm based on federal law.
  • Has not been committed to a mental institution or mental health treatment facility without appropriate documentation stating that the applicant is free of disability for the last 5 years.
  • Is not otherwise ineligible to possess a firearm due to felony convictions in any state or by the United States federal code.
  • Does not abuse controlled substances.
  • Does not abuse alcoholic beverages.
  • Has not been adjudicated mentally incompetent within the last 5 years.
  • Has not had adjudication of guilt withheld or a sentence suspended on any felony within the last 3 years.
  • Is not a member of any organization or group having as its purpose or one of its purposes to overthrow the government of the United States, or any of its political subdivisions.

Membership Options

As per the DeSoto Rifle & Pistol Club Bylaws, Article III, Section 3:
  • Annual:  An individual who has met the requirements of Article III, Section 1 and pays member dues on an annual basis.  Individual memberships are Voting.
  • Associate:  A member of the immediate family of an Individual member who has met the requirements of Article III, Section 1 and pays associate member dues on an annual basis.  Associate memberships are Non-Voting. Associate members are:  Spouses, or Children who are less than 18 years of age, or adult children claimed as a dependent on the Individual member’s tax returns.
  • Life:  An individual who has met the requirements of Article III, Section 1 and has made a one-time payment of dues that lasts for all of his or her natural life thereafter.  Life memberships are Voting.
  • Active Military / Law Enforcement (Honorary): An individual currently serving in full time active duty status to a United States Military branch, including Reserve and National Guard, or full time active duty status to a state, county or city law enforcement agency. Law Enforcement must have powers of arrest to qualify.  Inactive Reserve or Guard do not qualify.  These memberships are Non-Voting. This individual must meet the requirements of Article III, Section 1, complete an application, provide proof of status and complete the range safety orientation. Annual renewal of this membership is dependent on proof of full time active duty / law enforcement status.

NOTE: Only Annual and Life members may have Associate Members, Honorary and Associate members may NOT have Associates in conjunction with their membership level.

Membership Costs

  • Life Membership:  $2,000 (one-time)
    • Membership period is for the life of the named member, may not be transferred.
  • Annual 2020:  $200.00 (pro-rated monthly)
    • Membership period is April 1 – March 31 of the following year.
    • All new Annual members will also be assessed a one-time $150.00 initiation fee.
    • Total joining cost:  $350.00 (or less, as Annual dues are pro-rated as shown below).
  • Associate 2020 (non-voting position):  $40.00 (per associate, not pro-rated)
    • Membership period is April 1 – March 31 of the following year.
  • Active Military / Law Enforcement (Honorary, non-voting position):  $50.00 (not pro-rated) provided current valid proof of eligibility is provided that does not expire during the membership period.
    • Membership period is April 1 – March 31 of the following year.
    • All Active Military / Law Enforcement renewals will also be at this rate.
    • Please note that Active Military / Law Enforcement members may not have Associate members, a full-price Annual membership will be required to have Associate members.

Prorate Schedule

APRIL PRORATE (discount $0)  - Membership Cost - $200

MAY PRORATE (discount $20) - Membership Cost - $180

JUNE PRORATE (discount $35) - Membership Cost - $165

JULY PRORATE (discount $50) - Membership Cost - $150

AUGUST PRORATE (discount $70) - Membership Cost - $130

SEPTEMBER PRORATE (discount $85) - Membership Cost - $115

OCTOBER PRORATE (discount $100) - Membership Cost - $100

NOVEMBER PRORATE (discount $120) - Membership Cost - $80

DECEMBER PRORATE (discount $135) - Membership Cost - $65

JANUARY PRORATE (discount $150) - Membership Cost - $50

FEBRUARY PRORATE (discount $160) - Membership Cost - $40

MARCH PRORATE (discount $170) - Membership Cost - $30

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