Pistol matches & events


Enjoy the world of bullseye competitive pistol shooting -- and test your own limits -- in a way that develops your shooting ability.  DP matches are designed to be fun and challenging.

Pistol shooting can be more than just a leisure activity! Come chat with Master-Class Shooter Clint Hilbert and learn more about handgun safety and how to improve your overall shot-group and marksmanship skill.

It's our goal to get folks involved in outdoor shooting sports and to recruit new shooters.  We’ve established our ranch as a destination point for the novice shooter - - offering a welcoming approach, an overview of different shooting disciplines, onsite instruction, firearms for rent, ammunition and safety gear … all on the very first shooting experience. 

Distinguished Pistol - NRA Recruiter

Buy a gift certificate


Give the gift of exhilaration to your friends and family members.  Gift certificates are available for purchse at our DP Café. 

Our Mission

01. Your safety is our No. 1 concern

All of our shooting activities meet the highest standards for safety and are designed around NRA standards.  We have been inspected and permitted by our county and we only use commercial grade ammunition (no reloads).  Our range is supervised and all movement is controlled by the range master.  We take your safety seriously.  You can inspect our certifications, permits and licenses in our office at anytime. Just ask, and we'll review them with you.  Our certified instructors ensure your safety, and our family at Distinguished Pistol will make you want to come back for a great shooting time, again and again.


02. We guarantee your membership with us will be a rewarding experience

When you come for a shooting session at Distinguished Pistol, you become part of our family.  We want you to be happy with every part of the experience, from when you sign up to when you shoot and return again.  It's our goal to make sure every moment at Bassi Ranch is enjoyable and exciting.


03. You'll test your limits

Shooting is an extremely precise and competitive sport, one that many people add to their "bucket lists."  When you shoot with us, we're helping you accomplish a goal -- whether it's overcoming a fear of recoil or mastering your shot-group.  We like tight shots around here!  We'll help coach you to achieve your goal, but we'll never pressure you to do something beyond your comfort zone.  It's safe to practice your shooting skills with us.  We'll keep you challenged.

Rates & Rentals:

Open to All

Flat Rates:  $30 per lane hour, $5 per guest

Safety Gear:  Ear & Eye Protection, Free

Instruction:  Safety & Basics, Free

Rentals:  Pistols, Rifles & Shotguns

Purchase:  Ammo & Accessories

Consider our Membership to Save on Return Visits!

Membership Rates
(Walk-in and Join Up!)

Single Range Membership

(Main Pistol Range, with Rifle Sighting Lane)

Individual Membership One-time Fee: $80

Double Membership One-time Fee: $120

All-Range Membership

(Pistol, 300-yd Rifle & Shotgun)

Individual Membership One-time Fee: $160
Double Membership One-time Fee: $240

Hourly Rates Per Lane (2-Person):

     * 1st 10 Hours: $20 per hour

     * 2nd 10 Hours: $15 per hour

     * After the 20th Hour:  $10 per hour

     * Private Reservations: $30 per hour

Handgun Rentals: $10 per hour

Rifle Rentals: $20 per hour

Paper Targets: $1 each / volume discounts

Accessories are in our DP Pro Shop

Matches: Prices vary by match

Ranch-Only Membership Fee: $40

Discounts offered to active duty, retired and disabled Military, Law Enforcement and Emergency Response.  Our ADA shooting lane is available with private parking - - please call ahead.

Non-Membership Rates
(One-Day Rental Rates)

Don't feel like joining right away?  Not a problem, shooters can visit us during normal hours and rent a lane - - try us out first.
Non-Membership Hourly Rates Per Lane During Availability (2-Person):
     * Fixed Rate: $30 per hour 
     * Private Reservations: $50 per hour
Handgun Rentals: $15 per hour
Rifle Rentals: $25 per hour
Paper Targets: $1 each
Matches:  Prices vary by match, only certain matches are open to the public

01/ membership for life

02/ non-refundable

03/ non-transferable


We're OPEN all year!  Last shooters on the range by 6 p.m. - Call ahead if you're coming out toward the end of the day!

Mondays - Open by Appointment

Tuesdays - Open by Appointment

Wednesdays - Open by Appointment

Thursdays - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.-ish

Fridays - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.-ish

Saturdays - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.-ish

Sundays - 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.-ish

We are open during inclement weather and rain; however, shooting may be temporarily suspended during severe weather conditions, high winds or temperatures below freezing.

Distinguished Pistol Outdoor Shooting Ranges

Welcome!  Bassi Ranch at Hightowers, North Carolina, is home to the Distinguished Pistol Outdoor Shooting Range.  We teach safety and marksmanship skills to new shooters!  Everyone is welcome to join us for a wonder marksmanship experience!

We are a small family owned and operated business that caters primarily to new shooters.  We teach the basics here, like how to handle a firearm safely and how to load, shoot and maintain a firearm.  All new shooters receive hands-on training to help them with their first shots.  Additional instruction is offered on self-defense practice, safety education, and the fundamentals of marksmanship.  As shooters advance their skills, we offer specialized training for the more experienced shooters and seasoned competitors. 

At Distinguished Pistol, we're all about having fun!  As far as we're concerned, nothing beats the rush you get from shooting a 50 caliber revolver or a .30-06 hunting pistol!  If you're anything like us, after your first shot, you'll be hooked on competitive pistol shooting forever.  Whether you're interested in honing your marksmanship skills, entering one of our unique shooting matches, or just trying out some different handguns ... here at Bassi Ranch is the place you'll want to be.

We support the NRA!  As a part of our new member ranch tour, we encourage everyone to join the National Rifle Association to help promote our sports shooting industry and protect our Second Amendment rights.  We believe the National Rifle Association and its partner organizations lead the effort in defending America’s right to bear arms and preserving our national shooting sports heritage; more importantly, the precious freedom we enjoy today relies on our strength to defend ourselves as citizens and remain united as Americans, for without our Second Amendment right, the First Amendment cannot be defended, nor the Third, nor the Fourth; therefore, firearms must be handled responsibly and treated with care.

CMP Listing for DP Range

Our Updates:

Fall is here!  Yeah!  Br-r-r-r!
New!  Rifle & Shotgun Ranges!

Our Grand Opening for the new rifle and shotgun ranges is on November 11th, and ranges are open for first shooters on November 15th!  Check us out!

Join the NRA

Join the NRA now by clicking here!

CCH Special Price  / 2018

Say what!?!  CCH for only $49?
Join us at DP with a new membership and you can take the NC CCH course for only $49!  Call now!  $79 for non-members.  Call or use the "Contact Us" link to reserve your seat in the upcoming class.  Payment must be received in advance.  Yes, we offer all-day sessions if we have at least six or more students in a group.

Wedding Groups!!! / 2018

Let's have a "Shotgun Wedding"!

Looking for an exciting new wedding venue or just something exhilarating to do while the wedding party is getting ready?  Call now!

UPDATE!  Pin Matches!!!

We've changed our match time to later in the day!!!  Pin Matches now start at 5 p.m.  Gather up your friends and join our pin match which happens only four times a year - on a Saturday.  Registration begins at 4 p.m..  Take a look at our calendar.

The Fire Pit is now OPEN!!!

Reserve our awesome fire pit on Friday and Saturday evenings between 7 - 11 p.m. for after-hour gatherings of groups up to 26 friends and family.  

Winter / 2018

Now Accepting New Members!!!

All Year / 2018

Group Competitions: Plan Now and Reserve!
Nothing's going to impress your friends more than photos of you (and a dozen of your closest friends) shooting handguns at Distinguished Pistol! 

Clint Hilbert
NSSF Listing for DP Range
Clint Hilbert

Professional affiliations and Certifications

personal trainers


We start new classes every week. In just a few hours with our experts, you can build the skills and confidence to handle a variety of handguns and hit your target with precision and accuracy.

NRA Listing of DP Range

pistol training classes


Want a little support on your marksmanship journey? Take a few classes on shooting fundamentals with one of our NRA certified trainers and enjoy the results of a tight shot-group.