Range Services and Learning

Firearms Safety - Learn the Basics!

New to shooting?  Don't worry, you've found the right place!  Distinguished Pistol is THE place for new shooters to learn about handguns, rifles and shotguns.  All new shooters receive hands-on safety 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 are huge on range etiquette and safety protocols!  Mind your muzzels and keep it pointed down range!!! 

NSSF Sponsored "First Shots" Program

First Shots is a great way to introduce first-time shooters in our community to firearm safety and the shooting sports.   Developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and hosted by independent shooting facilities, this program provides participants with a comprehensive introduction to shooting by qualified range operators and instructors that includes firearm safety, local ownership requirements, shooting fundamentals, and hands-on instruction.  Call for more information or check our Calendar for "First Shots."  Our First Shots class is free with any lane or handgun rental.

NC Concealed Carry Handgun Certification

We provide monthly classes for the required certification training to obtain your CCH permit.  Taking your CCH class at Distinguished Pistol is a "one-stop" process; we've got it all right on the ranch:  classroom, restrooms, range and the DP Café!  Plus, we've got great prices:  $79 for non-members and $49 for members!  If you don't have a handgun yet, we offer gun rentals and ammo to qualify.  Better yet, stop on by and enroll in one of our introductory handgun classes and try some different pistols to see which one best fits your needs, capability or personal preference.

Gun Rentals & Extras!

Gun Rentals

We rent firearms for use on our ranges.  We have a wide selection of guns to choose from and to use during your lane rental.  We also have some awesome shooting packages that include multiple firearms.  Inquire at the range for details.   

Ammunition Sales

Run out of bullets?  Don't worry, we keep a limited supply of the most popular calibers just in case you decide to stay a bit longer!   

We've Got the Targets!

We've got all kinds of targets!  Your first paper target is on us, it's included with your hourly lane rental.  All targets after that are just one dollar.  We use only American-made heavy paper targets from high-quality presses, such as The National Target Company of Maryland and The Baker Press of Florida.  Our AR-500 steel plate targets are made by Bad Ass Target Systems of  Fuquay-Varina, right here in North Carolina. 

Guns n' Ammo FAQs?

Q.  May I bring my own guns and ammo?

A.  Yes, please do!  Most of our members bring their own firearms and ammo to the range, but choose to use our paper targets because of the convenience and selection.


Q.  May I shoot my black powder pistol and rifle at the range?

A.  Yes, bring them out and have some black powder fun!


Q.  May I shoot my high-power rifle at your ranges?

A.  Yes, our sighting range can handle most everything, except .50 caliber BMG.  Our 300-yard rifle range can handle most calibers, except magnum rounds traveling at speeds in excess of 3,000 fps at 100 yards.  Cartridges containing steel  or tungsten alloys cannot be used on any steel plate targets.