Firearms Training and Instruction


Learn handgun, shooting or archery basics, get your Texas license to carry permit (formerly Texas concealed carry license), improve your shooting or archery skills, or sign up for one of our advanced shooting classes and take your marksmanship to the next level. We make firearm and archery training safe, fun, accessible, and extremely productive. Our safety conscious instructors are certified and ready to share their knowledge and love of the shooting sports with you. Buck & Does Mercantile offers a premier indoor shooting range for taking your License to Carry – concealed carry class in San Antonio, TX.

We are Proud Members Of:

Brian Petree

Brian is a 31-year veteran of law enforcement, who served the majority of his career as a Criminal Investigator in the Narcotics Service for the Texas Department of Public Safety.  He recently retired as a Criminal Investigation Division Lieutenant. Brian has trained with numerous agencies, including the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Border Patrol, United States Customs Service, and countless state and local agencies.  He has also trained with Thunder Ranch, Gunsite, and many other private training entities.  Brian was a founding Lieutenant of the Leadership Development Unit, and assisted with the creation of the DPS Command College. As the commanding officer of the Criminal Investigation Division Training Unit, Brian developed and taught intermediate and advanced tactics and firearms courses to hundreds of federal, state, and local law enforcement personnel.  Brian maintains a law enforcement commission as a Special Ranger with the Texas Department of Public Safety, and is a licensed Instructor with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.  He also holds Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Master Peace Officer certifications with the State of Texas.


" Kari Grayson "

Kari Grayson

Kari received her Masters from Texas State University and taught private piano lessons and general music for over 20 years. Her love for teaching led her to a new passion of shooting and firearms education, including teaching safe and responsible methods for gun handling. Her most popular class at Buck & Doe’s Mercantile is her Women’s Shooting 101 class. Kari is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, NRA Home Firearms Safety Instructor, USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association) Certified Instructor, USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Instructor, Department of Public Safety Certified LTC (license to carry) Instructor and an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer. Kari loves equipping people with the knowledge, skill and attitude necessary to operate their firearms in a safe and controlled environment. Kari is proud to be the chapter leader for the Well-Armed Woman shooting chapter. The only one in the San Antonio area.

NRA Certifications: Certified Rifle Instructor, Chief Range Safety Officer, Pistol Instructor and Home Firearm Safety Instructor.

Other Certifications: Texas License to Carry Instructor

USCCA Certifications: Concealed Carry and Home Defense Instructor, Women’s Handgun and Self-Defense Fundamentals Instructor, Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Instructor.

Check out our class schedule and sign up here.


A Few Words from our Clients

A friend and I visited the range for the first time yesterday, and you know as soon as you walk in the door that this is a quality operation. The place was immaculate, the staff knowledgeable and friendly, and there was a great selection of firearms and accessories. We had a great time shooting on the well-lit range with excellent ventilation. The value for the dollar is great, and it’s is without a doubt the finest range and retail operation of its kind I’ve ever visited. There’s no doubt this will be our go-to range from now on!

– Haskell M

Amazing experience with Mr Ron private lesson, he made me feel comfortable confidence and sure of myself, I highly recommend anyone wanting to educate themselves with good knowledge of handling a weapon to pick up the phone and call them you are not going to be sorry, this is my first try I will be back.

– Sandra Gallardo

Took my LTC class with instructor Ron Benton. I honestly thought it would be a boring class, falling asleep, etc. Boy, was I wrong! Very informative, laid back, cracking jokes. I really enjoyed myself. I will recommend everyone I know to come take his class because I know they will have a great experience as I did. Thank you Ron.

– Joshua Rice

Buck & Doe’s is such a great to learn gun safety. The staff is so helpful on any level your at. Their instructors in my opinion are the best and I look forward to learning more. If you have any interest in practicing your second amendment right, this is the place to to start or continue.

– Curtis Kilgore

Disappointed I didn’t come here sooner! Great place and experience. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Ron Benton was my instructor and he was professional, courtesy, knowledgeable and friendly. Atmosphere wasn’t super uptight or stiff but safety was addressed first and foremost. Plan on coming back real soon!

– Cuong Nguyen

Great spot to get the supplies to exercise your 2nd Amendment right and do a little shopping! Nice selection of smoker and cast iron supplies. Huge supply of holsters made locally. Gun range was clean and solid with reasonable rates.

– Julie Winter

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