Shooting ranges in the South


December 28, 2008, 01:49 PM
Recently moved to Mississippi. Using google, I have not had much success finding places to shoot pistols and rifles. Any tips?

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December 28, 2008, 02:19 PM
there are a ton in louisiana.....

December 28, 2008, 02:22 PM
This is a start,

I'm sure that you would narrow where you looking for a range, many will give you personal accounts and reconditions.

January 9, 2009, 06:28 PM
Where in MS are you? There are several around Jackson, McComb, Forest, Meridian, Starkville, gulf coast....

January 9, 2009, 08:45 PM
see if this map helps: here (,-115.927734&spn=54.20727,114.257813&z=4). Give it a minute to load and hopefully it will help you out.

January 11, 2009, 04:21 PM
Having trouble with the maps, maybe it's my browser. I am in Meridian, and the closest public range I have found is in Clinton, 90 minutes away. I know there must be some shooting clubs around here but they have been hard to find.

Up in Ohio, go to the local gun store and there will usually be a flier about one or more local clubs on a bulletin board or near the register. I have asked around in several shops around here and they haven't been able to recommend anything. There are police ranges but all are "active law enforcement only" although there have been rumors of a couple opening to the public.

January 17, 2009, 08:12 PM
There is a range at Meridian with limited membership. I think it may be the police range. I don't know anything else about it. Ask at the local gunshops or call MPD and ask their firearms trainer. You may have to get on a wait to join list. There is also one at Forest, about an hour west of you - the Sherman Hill Shooting Center. Call Clyde Morgan in Brandon about it - 601-825-3971 or email

I'll post again if I find anything else.

January 18, 2009, 12:09 AM
Always check with your state's Fish and Wildlife department, a public range may be claser than you think.

January 18, 2009, 01:05 AM
Also check with your county. At least in NC, there seems to be a trend where a county builds a range whose primary use is police training, but it off hours, a private gun club runs it.

The Outer Banks Gun Club is that model (I think), as well as the Wake County Range.


January 18, 2009, 11:42 AM
E-mail sent. I called the Meridian PD because I had heard they going to start to open to the public, but the answer was LEO only.

Too bad, they could probably make a little money opening it up a day or two a week, and I doubt they would have much trouble getting people to have good manners and behave safely.

January 18, 2009, 11:54 AM
peisel, try this link:

the information may be old, but there seemed to be a few options less than three miles from Meridian.

January 19, 2009, 04:39 PM
Got an e-mail back from Clyde Morgan, apparently the range was closed for awhile but they are planning to reopen in April with a website to go up in February. Forest is a few miles, but a reasonable ride on Saturday.

John, I will try a couple of those phone numbers but I think they may either be out of date, or be very small private clubs. I am familiar with one of those areas and there is NOTHING there now. Another appears to be the address of the Police range.

Hey, thanks, everybody.

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