Where to Shoot in SA

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  1. wrtanker

    wrtanker Active Member

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    Hey, y'all

    I'm looking for a place to shoot in the San Antonio area. I live in Boerne so I'd rather not have to drive across town (SA). My wife and I just got back from Bass Pro Shop at The Rim. It is a great place to shoot solo but I was dismayed to find out that my $10 (per shooter) was for only 1/2 hour not a full hour. After shooting for a half hour they kicked us out. I didn't even get to shoot my 1911! Can anyone recommend a good range on the NW side of SA?

    Thanks, y'all!
     


  2. TomCat0197

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    The only ones on that side of town that I know of are an indoor range on Bandera Rd. Texas Thunder I think is the name. Prices look awful high for non members. (25 bucks plus target and ammo, don't know if you have to buy their ammo or what.) The other option is the Bullethole on Grosenbacher lane off Hwy 90 outside loop 1604. Haven't been there in a couple years, but the prices were much lower than that. The only expensive part there was the private bay, for rapid fire / full-auto. I think it was still cheaper than Texas Thunder's prices. That's a shame about Bass Pro charging 10 per half hour. There's another range on the SW side, Blackhawk I think, but I've never been there. :fighting0002:
     
  3. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    at Bass Pro you can get year membership for 100 bucks, but you can't shoot reloads. Which is why I don't like them.

    If you go on a slow day, they don't care.
     
  4. twain55

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    I've been to the Bullet Hole a few times. It's ok. Can be a little crowded at times on the weekends.
     
  5. wrtanker

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    Thanks for the info. I'll take a look at Bullet Hole. Weekday shooting works for me so maybe I won't have to face any crowds.

    You guys are the best!
     
  6. TxEMTP69

    TxEMTP69 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    you have to buy and use their own ammo, and it ain't cheap.
     
  7. RCK1999

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    Come on over hwy. 46 to Bulverde. Come one exit south on 281 to 1863. Head east a couple of miles to Cedar Ridge Range. $10 per shooter for as long as you like!
     
  8. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    Not to mention that you will feel outgunned. . . : P

    Went there once. Saw a bunch of cool stuff. Some modified guns that. . . . well lets just say the lady down the road was complaining about bullets falling near her house.

    I go to Bracken range, which is 7 bucks for one gun and one set of targets. But it is on the other side of town.
     
  9. wrtanker

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    Thanks again, guys!

    I looked at Bullet Hole's website. I think you're right about feeling outgunned. I noticed that they have automatic weapons for rent! Might make me feel puny! I never did see a price to shoot at the range, was going to call them on Monday.

    I am familiar with Bulverde since my wife is from there. I'll have to take a look at Cedar Ridge. The price is definitely right and it looks like it might be closer than Bullet Hole.

    I guess Texas Thunder is definitely out of the running. It sounds like I can get ammo cheaper than they want! I'm okay with shooting alone but it's always better with a buddy. My wife needs a lot more trigger time to get really comfortable with shooting and I don't think she'd be up for an hour drive to Bracken and back.

    Thanks for the input, y'all!
     
  10. cajuntec

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    Bullet Hole is not expensive if you go on the regular range - I think it's like $8 per day, and you can stay as long as you like. You can check out on the pistol or rifle range, and then come in and change. The private bay area is $10 per person for 2 hours. Nice thing about the private bay - shoot what you brought - pistol, shotgun, rifle - all without going back to the front area.

    Two things I don't like about Bullet Hole -
    1) The ranges face each other in some areas. Even with the high berms, it still makes me nervous. I have been on one range and heard a bullet zing by overhead somewhere. It probably was way above my head, but still - any bullet anywhere above my head is un-nerving.
    2) You get bitched at if you pick up your own brass - even if it is your own. "We sell that" is what the lady snapped at a friend of mine. He replied "No, you don't. It's my brass. I reload it. I'm only picking up brass that I have marked as my own (red marker on the entire base)." She still gave him grief about it. I think that is the last time he went there (and I'm not sure if it was his choice or not). I think it's even posted there - they don't want you picking up your own brass. If you are a reloader... that sucks.

    You might want to check out Camp Bullis if you are a DOD card holder. They are off of 1604, as you are coming south on 1604, they are two exits before you get to I-10. Take military and come all the way to the gate. Just ask at the gate and they will direct you to the Game Check Station.

    All the best,
    Glenn
     

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