GUN CLASSES, SHOOTING LESSONS, LICENSE TO CARRY, CONCEALED CARRY, PRIVATE FIREARMS INSTRUCTION AND ARCHERY CLASSES
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.
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 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.
Ron is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor and Range Safety Officer. After college, Ron served 4-1/2 years as a United States Marine Infantry Officer, before joining the US Army. Ron retired as a Colonel upon completing 24-1/2 years in the US Army. As a combat veteran, Ron was an Army Ranger and earned the Airborne Parachutist badge, Pathfinder Badge, and Air Assault Badge. Ron was the recipient of numerous awards and badges, including foreign airborne wings. In his spare time, Ron was the Military Reserve World Champion Bull Rider (PAFRA). Ron enjoys helping new shooters by instilling confidence in their ability through personalized instruction, as well as assisting seasoned shooters hone their skills.
Don is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor and Range Safety Officer. After graduating college, Don served in the United States Army for over 20 years and served as an officer in Armored Cavalry, Infantry, and Aviation Units. Don was a senior Army Aviator, flying AH-1S Cobra and AH-64 attack helicopters. Don also received his Paratrooper wings in three countries, the United States, Germany, and Canada. After retiring from the Army at the rank of Major, Don spent 19 years as the Division and District Sales Manager with a national health insurance company. Don also serves as our range manager and is passionate in helping promote the shooting sports through training and education.