First Time Shooters

First Time Shooter Classes
in the San Antonio, TX Area

At Buck & Doe’s Mercantile in San Antonio, TX, our goal is to provide a safe, unintimidating environment where a first-time shooter feels comfortable. We conduct our first-time shooter classes in a state-of-the-art indoor shooting range. To reduce reverberation noise up to 98%, we installed the highest acoustically rated sound abatement wall systems in the world. We are also a “green” gun range. For the safety of you and our employees, we have a fully self-contained bullet trap system and commercial air filtration design, meaning you will enjoy the most comfortable and safest shooting experience available. Contact our team today to learn more about our first-time shooter classes in San Antonio, TX or to get started with the registration process!

No. Buck & Doe’s Mercantile has firearm rentals, ammunition, hearing protection, targets, and eye protection. First-time shooters can rest assured we will take care of all your needs, so you enjoy your first experience at an indoor shooting range to the fullest. Everything we do has your safety in mind.

Yes! We love introducing people to this great sport. Learn everything you need to know to have a fun and memorable experience with our friendly, hands-on classes, led by certified instructors.

Absolutely. We make certain all of our new shooters are comfortable and learn how to properly handle firearms. We have a great team ready to help you get started.

All of our firing lanes are well-lit and kept comfortable with our advanced ventilation system. With fast electronic retrievable systems for your targets, our shooting range is equipped to elevate your experience to the next level of fun. Our interactive electronic system puts you in control of setting distances, turns, and choosing programs for an awesome shooting experience.

Schedule a private lesson by clicking on the “CLASSES” tab and sign up today. For only $99 you’ll get 1-hour of personalized instruction, the rental gun of your choice, a target and rental eye and ear protection. Ammunition is an additional fee.

San Antonio's First Choice Gun Range

It is our top priority to be San Antonio, TX’s first choice when looking for first-time shooter classes and an expansive indoor shooting range. Everything about the Buck & Doe’s Mercantile gun range is designed to provide the highest quality of service to our customers, including:

  • Availability of the most popular firearms for purchase or rental
  • An impressive inventory of quality shooting accessories
  • Trained, uniformed staff
  • No membership required
  • Firing lanes available on a walk-in basis
  • No more than two shooters at a time per shooting lane
  • 18 indoor air-conditioned 50-foot shooting lanes
  • Handguns up to 50 caliber and Rifles up to 308 caliber allowed
  • No shotguns permitted on the indoor range
  • Certified and trained Range Safety Officers available for your safety and for gun safety instruction

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