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DeSoto Rifle & Pistol Club


Please find on this page a compilation of some of the most frequently asked questions about DeSoto Rifle & Pistol Club. Some answers will have links to other pages on our website for additional information.

Please also visit our About Us page to learn more about the range and what we offer. Please visit our Membership page to learn more about membership options and costs.

General FAQ's

Q: I just got a new thermal / night scope and I need to get it sighted in, when can I do that?

A: You will not be able to do so at DR&PC. Shooting hours are from Sunup to Sundown and are strictly enforced. There is no shooting after sundown. When in doubt, DR&PC goes by the hours found on this page.

Q: Can I come and get an hourly / daily pass? Can I come just to sight in my hunting rifle?

A: DR&PC is a private, members only, facility. As a member, you may use the facilities as you like. DR&PC does not have hourly / daily / public passes available. Please find more information about the facilities here, and more information about becoming a member here.

Q: What types of pistol events and training do you have?

A: We have monthly pistol matches (IDPA, USPSA, Club Steel & A Girl & A Gun). You can find the schedule on the Calendar page. We offer the Mississippi Enhanced Carry Permit course several times a month as well as other training as demand indicates, see the Calendar for what’s on the schedule currently.

Q: Where can I shoot my _____________________?

A: Please see the Range Safety and Operation Rules for more information on what firearms are not allowed, and where allowed firearms (calibers) may be used.


Member/Membership FAQs

Q: Can I change my email address which is on-file?

A: Any active member may change their email address on-file by following the steps found in the following location

Q: Do I need to have an email address on-file?

A: Beginning January 2022, all active members must have an email on-file. The email will be used to make notification of renewal, and allow members to complete the renewal process electronically; this applies to Life Members too . If a member does not have an email address on-file, then there is a chance their membership card may not make it to them.

Q: When can I come to the range to take a tour or sign-up? How much does it cost to join the Club? When do I need to renew by? How long is my membership good for? Who can be an associate member?

A: You can find all of the information about becoming a member here.

Q: I am a current member in good standing, can I bring guests who are not members with me?

A: Yes, you may bring a maximum of two guests with you each visit. Please note that the member is fully responsible for their guests and assumes all liability for their actions.

Q: If I do not renew before the end of April, will I have to pay the $150 initiation fee again?

A: If you are an Annual Member and you do not renew before the end of April, then you WILL need to pay the initiation fee again, but the dues are prorated according to the prorate schedule found on the Membership page.

Events

We offer a variety of training and matches, including:

  • A Girl & A Gun events
  • IDPA matches (home of the Mississippi State IDPA Championship match)
  • USPSA
  • Steel Plate Matches
  • F-Class rifle matches
  • Appleseed clinics (DR&PC provides range facilities for Appleseed)
  • VaRMENT Steel Rifle Matches
  • 22LR Matches 
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