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Distinguished Pistol Outdoor Shooting Range



Welcome to the Nicest Little Range in Town!  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 wonderful first marksmanship experience!

Always check our Calendar Page before coming out to the ranch!  Please make sure we are OPEN!

We are a small family-owned and operated business that caters primarily to new shooters.  

The basics are taught here, such as how to handle a firearm safely and to load, shoot and maintain a firearm.  

We are also North Carolina's number one destination for women shooters!  Come and join the DP Ladies Club!

At Distinguished Pistol, we're all about having some country-style family fun!  As far as we're concerned, nothing beats a day in the countryside with family and friends, or 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 outdoor competitive 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, rifles or shotguns ... 

here at Bassi Ranch is the place you'll want to be.  

SAFETY STATEMENT:  We welcome all shooters!  Please read our safety rules posted at each range and practice firearms safety at all times.  Never point or direct the muzzle of any firearm at another person, including yourself, regardless if it is unloaded!  Do not clear, cycle, manipulate or openly handle firearms while in the parking lot or while carrying firearms to and from the ranges.  Place all firearms and carry bags inside your respective shooting stall before handling.  We are an open-carry and concealed-carry friendly ranch!

A Tradition of Bullseye Marksmanship


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 for all disciplines!

About Our Pistol Range

Extreme Precision Rifle Steel Plates


 Want a little support on your rifle 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.   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. 

About Our Rifle Range

Customer Reviews

R. Farrell - Danville, Virginia


"First-class operation. Very impressive, great staff. If you are, or want to be, a pistol shooter - check this place out!"

C. Gooch - Mebane, North Carolina


"Great people! They make you feel welcome as soon as you drive up. Nothing but smiles.  My wife and I have been looking for a range for over a year now and I can't believed we were lucky enough to find this one."

T. Haynes - Roxboro, North Carolina


"Look no further than here for a gun range! Great time, ALL the time. My wife and I have been going here for over a year and a half, and they know safety and will teach you and answer any questions you have. So, whether you're a beginner or a long time gun enthusiast, if you're looking for a gun range with a home-style feel but still be covered from the elements (heat, rain, or cold) you have to come here FIRST!"

New Twists for 2019!

Match Raffle


Oh, yah!  Enter one of our many "members-only" matches this year and get a ticket for the monthly match raffle!  If you don't win the match, you might win the raffle!  Choice of prizes from the DP Pro Shop!  No limit on the number of entries per month!

Lane Rental Raffle


Attention Members!  Starting this year, for every lane hour purchased, members will get a ticket for the monthly lane rental raffle!   Cool prizes!   No limit on the number of entries per month!   The more you come, the better your chances of winning!

Say what?!  Free prizes!  Yahoo!

Yup, we love our members!

Bad Ass Raffle


Yet, another members-only raffle?  You bet!  Get a raffle ticket for every 20 rounds of scored hits on the Bad Ass Steel Plate Run!  Limit of 5 tickets per scorecard or lane hour.   Choice of prizes from the DP Pro Shop!  No limit on the number of entries per month! 

First Shots Training Program

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Questions about our ranges, rates, classes or memberships, or having a private event for you and your friends?  

Just ask away!  Send us a message! 

 Always check our Calendar before coming out - - look for schedule changes and special events!    

Remember ... during the winter months, we normally close a bit earlier than 6 p.m. due to early dusk; so come well before sundown to enjoy your daylight.  

For extended shooting after normal operating hours, reservation rates apply after 6 p.m.   

Distinguished Pistol Outdoor Shooting Range

​ Bassi Ranch at Hightowers, 431 New Castle Farm Road, Mebane, NC 27302 (from Mebane - take NC-119 north for 20 minutes)

REGULAR OPEN RANGE HOURS Thursday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday - 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday - Range Use by Appointment) - - - - - Office & Range +1 (336) 421-9136


Reservation rates apply to all shooting performed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

     All shooting performed outside of normal business hours automatically incur reservation rates.

     We close at 6 p.m. - - Last shooters on the range by 5 p.m.  

During winter months, shooters need to come earlier than 5 p.m. to enjoy a full hour or more of shooting during daylight.  

Please call ahead for availability and reservations if you plan to shoot after 5 p.m.

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