Firearm & Archery Classes in San Antonio


in the San Antonio, TX Area

At Buck & Doe’s Mercantile in San Antonio, TX, we realize there are many factors to consider when deciding between shooting classes. Many of our participants are new to shooting sports and have never handled a gun, bow, or taken a gun class. Some are looking for a license-to-carry class, while others are looking for gun classes that improve and hone their skills and teach new firearms training skills. Keeping all of this in mind, we aim to provide comprehensive firearms training and archery instruction that is beneficial for shooters of all skill levels. If you would like more information on the training offered in the San Antonio, TX area, do not hesitate to give us a call!

What to Consider When Selecting a Class

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1st Consideration

The first consideration should be the safety of the facility and shooting range. Buck & Doe’s Mercantile offers 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.

2nd Consideration

Buck & Doe’s thinks the second consideration should be the instructors. That’s why we only partner with highly qualified, professional, friendly certified instructors who are committed to continuing their education. All of our instructors hold three or more of the following certifications in the field of their expertise:

  • Department of Public Safety Certified LTC Instructor
  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Home Firearms Safety Instructor
  • USCCA Certified Instructor
  • USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Instructor
  • USA Level I, II, III, or IV Archery Instructor Certification
  • NFAA Advanced or Master Coach Archery Instructor Certification
Certified LTC Instructor
Shooting Ranges

3rd Consideration

Third on our list is making everyone feel comfortable and welcome. It doesn’t matter is you have never held a handgun, or you’re a skilled marksman, you will find a welcoming environment at Buck & Doe’s Mercantile. We love introducing new customers to this great sport. In fact, a large part of our business is people who want to learn more about guns, gun safety, home defense and how to properly handle a firearm. We also offer women’s gun classes. When we set out to build Buck and Doe’s Mercantile, we wanted to build the “Disneyworld” of shooting ranges. Fun was our motto! We are locally owned, and we believe in creating a safe, family-friendly environment where all ages and walks of life can come enjoy shooting.

It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out or have years of experience, we have a class to suit your needs.

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