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Ranges in San Antonio?

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Post by SigP250 » Wed May 08, 2013 7:14 pm

I will be going to San Antonio a few times this summer, does any know/suggest of any nice ranges to go shoot at and for non-members? I have looked up some but just wanted to first hand suggestions. Thanks everyone! :patriot: :fire :txflag:

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Post by WinoVeritas » Wed May 08, 2013 8:12 pm

My prefernce is outdoor Blackhawk about 17 mi. SSW. of downtown SATX off I-35. Friendly, generally not crowded (large pistol range with smaller secondary), wide open, reasonable pricing - no ammo though these days.

http://www.blackhawkshootingrange.com/B ... lcome.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Nardis indoor is a bit pricey, but a really nice facility about 6 mi. east (I-10E) of downtown SATX and ammo available

http://www.nardisgunclub.com/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

There are many around the city. Bracken range is just up the road from my house, but I still drive 70 mi. round trip to Blackhawk.

I've shot at Bass Pro Shop on I-10W - wasn't impressed, but will do. Then there's the Bullit Hole (I-90 NW), A Place To Shoot (due south)

You won't lack for ranges.

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Post by jmorris » Wed May 08, 2013 8:56 pm

If you don't mind down and dirty my favorite is Bexar Community* Range off of I10 east of San Antonio. It's about as basic as you get. A roof for shade, about eight steel tables and at least a dozen target stands. You can put one anywhere you want. You can even line up two or three. And there's no range officer. Everyone acts like adults and I've never seen a problem.

The ground is basically shell casings. I've seen one guy with a 5 gallon bucket and shovel scooping up casings.

*It's on Bexar Community Road.
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Post by papajohn1964 » Thu May 09, 2013 4:49 am

jmorris wrote:If you don't mind down and dirty my favorite is Bexar Community* Range off of I10 east of San Antonio. It's about as basic as you get. A roof for shade, about eight steel tables and at least a dozen target stands. You can put one anywhere you want. You can even line up two or three. And there's no range officer. Everyone acts like adults and I've never seen a problem.

The ground is basically shell casings. I've seen one guy with a 5 gallon bucket and shovel scooping up casings.

*It's on Bexar Community Road.
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Post by RetNavy » Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:20 pm

Will probably going with my wife to San Antonio in September to attend a conference being held for three days at the JW Marriot Resort north of of the city... closet range i found is Bracken Rifle and Pistol
Recreational Range... has any one used this range lately.... from what i see on thier website it sounds pretty good....

or any other good public ranges close by.... either indoor or outdoor doesnt matter

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Post by CoffeeNut » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:18 pm

I like The Bullet Hole but they charge 5 bucks for lifetime membership however they have cheap private outdoor lane rentals ($15 for 2 hours) which is a nice touch.
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Post by robzgunz » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:59 pm

In the NE area of SA, there's:
LoneStar Handgun Range
2661 N. Graytown Rd
Converse, TX 78109
210-745-2956
Monday-Saturday 10-6pm

They're celebrating being open for 1 yr, so everything still looks pretty good. :)

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Post by RetNavy » Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:20 pm

had nice visit in San Antonio this week.. 4 days at the JW Marriot Resort and Spa... pricey but her work paid for the room.... good food... visited Bracken Rifle and Pistol range yesterday and today.... shooting 400 rds of .45 and 9mm can make a range bag a whole lot lighter

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Post by SA_Steve » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:49 am

I'll be in the area and will check out Bullet Hole tomorrow even though I live much nearer Bracken.

Also looking to get the required TX CHL training as I just moved from Atlanta, GA.

Any recommended training from folks with recent experience with training in the San Antonio area, PM is OK if you want to stay off the record.

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Post by CoffeeNut » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:45 pm

SA_Steve wrote:I'll be in the area and will check out Bullet Hole tomorrow even though I live much nearer Bracken.

Also looking to get the required TX CHL training as I just moved from Atlanta, GA.

Any recommended training from folks with recent experience with training in the San Antonio area, PM is OK if you want to stay off the record.

thanks !
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Post by jayinsat » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:44 am

SA_Steve wrote:I'll be in the area and will check out Bullet Hole tomorrow even though I live much nearer Bracken.

Also looking to get the required TX CHL training as I just moved from Atlanta, GA.

Any recommended training from folks with recent experience with training in the San Antonio area, PM is OK if you want to stay off the record.

thanks !
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They use Bracken Gun Range for the range portion and are located just down the street from it.

For just range shooting in that area, I prefer Lonstar gun range as was mentioned above. Bracken is cheap but not the best. Lonestar is all steel reactionary targets. Lot's of fun there.
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Post by longhorn86 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:30 pm

jayinsat wrote: Lonestar is all steel reactionary targets. Lot's of fun there.
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Post by SA_Steve » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:37 pm

Thank you
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Post by jayinsat » Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:03 am

SA_Steve wrote:Thank you
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You won't be disappointed. :thumbs2:

They have a great gun shop there too with good prices.
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