Ranges/Gun Shops in San Antonio, TX

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Looking for Range and/or Gun Shop recommendations in the San Antonio/Bulverde/Spring Branch area.
Regarding the San Antonio Area:

Adelbridge firearms and Dury's are the only decent shops around here IMO. Adelbridge has the only great rifle selection in town (saw a Hodge there recently, and they regularly carry KAC stuff), but their handgun pricing is pretty crappy (used handguns are sold at new pricing, new handguns have a premium attached to them)

Dury's is a mixed bag. Selection is good, customer service is goddamn unbeatable, but the pricing is horrible.
What you get in return for their pricing, however, is a lifetime warranty on anything they sell. For instance, my dipshit brother bought a kel tec PF9 from them, and proceeded to sheer the locking block from the barrel. Dury's sent the busted gun back to kel tec and issued him a replacement pistol while they handled the warranty work on the busted gat.

As far as ranges go, "A place to shoot" is my go to for standard rifle range/pistol range. Lanes are cheap w/ good customer service, and they actually have a decent shop with decent pricing. Major con is that there's no rapid fire allowed.

"The bullet hole" is good for one thing: their private bays. They're the only game in town if you want to shoot in your own area.
$18 gets you two hours in your own bay with basically no restrictions on how you conduct yourself (as long as youre safe, obviously). Four or five years ago, I absolutely refused to shoot there because of the way staff conducted themselves, but recently staff attitude has been fine.

EDIT: I also remember liking Ranger Firearms, but I havent been there in a while
 

MrMurphy

Regular Member
#3
Former employee of Nagels. Mr Nagel passed away this year. While he was alive, great for older classics, not so much the rest. His son took over. For the last 15 yrs, employees at least weekly asked Mr Nagel quite seriously for permission to give his son a dirt nap....

That should tell you what you need to know.
Agree on Durys. All S.A ranges suck except Blackhawk, but that charges per gun. The new indoor range chain is quite nice, but no holster work.
 
#4
Mission Ridge Range is about 2 years old now. 100yd indoor rifle range(air conditioned in texas is good) , NFA allowed, and staff is ok. Huge selection of modern stuff and gear. Draw from holster/concealed is ok once you demonstrate to RO that you are safe. Two 25yd pistol/carbine ranges as well as archery . off the 1604/north west military near camp Bullis..
 

Cgarcia

Amateur
Network Support II
#5
I currently work at Mission Ridge as an RSO.
Weekday mornings are generally the best time to come and shoot, plus first shooter of the day on each lane gets a complimentary extra target.

We have a 25 yard with 6 bays, a 25 yard with 8 bays, a pistol and shotgun only 15 yard with 8 bays, and a 100 yard with 4 bays.
Everything is indoors and full A/C.
We have a very high end industrial air filtration system that keeps smoke and fumes to a minimum in all bays.

We are usually pretty steady during weekdays. Be wary of visiting during weekends or holidays we tend to get packed early and stay packed all day.

Generally we get a big rush last hour of the day reliably. We tend to get our most novice/inexperienced shooters during this time.

NFA items are allowed and generally encouraged, I have had the chance to play with a couple select fire guns in the last couple months and usually the owners are super cool guys.

We have a pro shop and a gunsmith in-house as well. Our training side of the house is modest but staffed by some very passionate vets and growing rapidly.

As far as other ranges in the area I would be remiss to not mention Lone Star Handgun in Converse, East of town, and Bandera Gun Club. Both are a drive out of SA but still good options. Lone Star in particular is the only steel range in town to my knowledge with rifle steel out to 300.

Bandera Gun Club is in Bandera, TX and is generally fairly quiet except on weekends, holidays, and immediately prior to hunting season.BGC has 25 yard bays in the back that allow shooting and moving, multiple targets, and little interference from the range staff.
Do not shoot shotguns unless they are for clays, owner hates his target backers being chewed up by shot.

I would strongly urge everyone to avoid Bullet Hole Range due to their horrible safety record.I shot there twice a year or so ago and will never go back. Place is known for accidents and RO's are Nazis and only allow 1 shot per 5 seconds unless you are in a private bay.

Feel free to message me with any questions about Mission Ridge, Lone Star Handgun, or Bandera Gun Club.