Bandera Gun Club

 

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Club Type: Public/Member

Location: HWY 1077  Bandera, TX 78003

Phone: (830) 796-4610

Website: Club Website

Club Hours:
8am to Dark 7days/wk

Facilities
Skeet: yes | Trap: yes | 5 Stand: yes | Sporting: no | FITASC: no | Other: no | Birds: no

The information shown above was accurate when obtained. You should ALWAYS check with the club for up-to-the-minute information before making a trip to a club that you are not familiar with.

Directions:
Hwy 16 from San Antonio to stop light in Bandera. Turn Left. Cross river 1/4 Mile. Turn Right on HWY 1077 or Dixie Dude Rd. Go 1/2 Mile on Left turn in front of rock house to Range in back.



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33 Reviews

  1. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    I was introduced to this hidden jewel when I was taking my CHL class. The folks here are awesome! My daughter married an avid bird hunter. The day of the wedding, 8 of my son-in-law’s party got together for the morning to shoot skeet. The guys at the club and other patrons made it a really special day. I try to slide buy and shoot my pistol when I can, they don’t mind a 60 year old guy on a Harley coming thru to brush up on his skills either :) I think I look forward to the great conversation at the desk as much as I enjoy burning powder.

    What a great place!

  2. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    The facility is pretty nice, the rifle lanes are nice and covered, and so is the pistol area. The manager is a nice guy, when he found out I was a wounded warrior he let me shoot for free. My only complaint is that I went back again after the manager said I could shoot for free and one of his employees was behind the counter and said that the charge was $2, which was still a great deal, but having not been charged before I had no cash and had to use a card. At that point the employee became very rude, really soured my opinion of the place.

  3. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: More than 10

    I come here all the time and am very good friends with J.M. Clements (the owner) and love the cheap prices!

  4. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Bandera Gun Club is a wonderful family facility, where the husband and I and the kiddos go and skeet shot together as a family monthly, sometimes weekly. The ground are clean, and staff very friendly…one of our favorite spots in our little home town!

  5. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    An unsafe place to shoot shotguns, IMHO. Numerous shooters were drinking alcoholic beverages while shooting. All the clubs I have ever visited either do not allow alcohol on the grounds or restrict drinking until the guns are cased for the day. Numerous conservative political signs/bumper stickers inside the club office; some offensive (this from a conservative). IMHO politics belong in the club newsletter; not at the club office where new shooters may be turned off and never return. Last but not least; sign at the office said $8.00 a round for skeet for non members but I was charged $10.00. Never again…..

  6. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Life Member. I’ve shot at clubs all over the world. I have fond memories of all but a couple. BGC is so good that anyone who thought otherwise was having a bad day anyway or just doesn’t get it no matter what. Thank you JM and Mary.

  7. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    I love Bandera, Skyline Ranch RV Park and Bandera gun Club. I like the friendly, helpful personnel even though JM rags on me (in fun). You can shoot just about any shooting event,buy guns and ammo, rent guns and get good advice from JM on shooting and Mary on good food.

  8. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: More than 10

    The Bandera Gun Club is one of the best treasures we have discovered since retiring to Texas from Yankee country 9 years ago. We joined the club immediately and last year upgraded our membership to Life. I have always been a shooter but my wife has really taken an interest since retiring. She wanted to learn to shoot skeet and everyone we have meet at the range has been willing to help her along. The range attracts people from all over the world. Starting with JM Clements (The “Boss”), all of the employees and “volunteers” are friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. The “BGC” is our home away from home.

  9. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    We have a weekend place in Bandera County…just joined the Club. Based on what I’ve seen elsewhere (the city), BGC is a great little range. Perfect size and demeanor for Bandera. J.M. and everyone else we’ve met have been very cordial. 5 stars from the Brattons!

  10. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Every time I’ve been there for the last few years it rains.

    But the facility and the people are great.

  11. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: I work there

    My Wife Cherrie and I have moved to Bandera Tx and we love it. The Bandera Gun Club is a great place to shoot Rifle Pistol Skeet or Trap.
    The staff is friendly and always ready to help anyone. I even volunteer to work there a few days a week. The range is well maintained and easy to use. We always have a great time from .22 Benchrest Matches to Skeet Shooting. When in Bandera this is a must see and enjoy.

  12. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: More than 10

    A good place for pistol shooters as well, they leave you alone as long as you are safe and don’t act stupid. I like the joint!

  13. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: More than 10

    This is a fine little club. Very informal, but with firm safety rules. My wife and I are Life members and I have shot here, usually twice a week, for the last four years. Show up wearing a smile and and you will be treated in a very friendly professional manner. Show up with your stuffed shirt on and the reaction may not be all you are hoping for, but it will be what you deserve. It is country Texas.

  14. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: More than 10

    This place is my favorite gun range.I go there when ever i have a chance. You can relax and have fun. Its a good place for people that like shooting and outdoors.

  15. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 6-10 Visits

    Love the staff great place to visit and relax. No long lines plenty of space and some exotics firearms to rent. Great place. Me and my wife have gone there for as long as weve been married and hope to continue. No bad marks and thats hard from us.
    Rick and Lorraine

  16. Relationship to facility: Employee
    Number of visits: I work there

    Bandera is a great small gun club, It is a good place to come and spend some time shooting your favorite rifle or pistol, and enjoy shooting skeet now that the weather is cooling off.If your having trouble finding your favorite ammo, Come by and see us at the gun club and we will do our best to see if we have it or can order it in. And don’t forget, if you’re a skeet shooter, come by on Wednesday evening @4:00 pm and join our wed fun shoots, you will have fun.

  17. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    I checked this Range out with a friend of mine that is a Life Member and like it so well that I too became a Life Member. The owner is a very great person, that has a great wealth of knowledge. I took my CHL class there and JM was a lot of fun in giving the class. The people that I have met there all seem very friendly and willing to help anyone with any questions. The range is well kept and is growing. I would and have tell anyone that this is the place to go and enjoy shooting of any form.

  18. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: More than 10

    I lived in Bandera for almost A year and visited the gun club alot. It’s A great facility,(very laid back, family oriented, and relaxing). The owner and staff are very helpful with whatever you need; advice on guns and ammo, shooting tips and strategies along with things like scoping in a rifle. Out of all of the ranges and clubs I’ve been to this is definitely the best.

  19. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    I have been a family member for several years and all my brothers have also joined. I also took the concealed handgun glass here and JM was a great instructor. Anyone who is considering taking this class should make an appointment to take it here at this gun range. I have brought many friends to the gun club to shoot and they too are impressed and they have been to several other gun ranges but enjoy this one the best. Great place to shoot the breeze and your guns as well.

  20. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Friendly relaxed atmosphere. Law enforcement friendly…I will be making many return trips in the future.

  21. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    The facility is small, but well maintained, very friendly crowd, weekly shoots on Wednesday evenings much of the year. I’ve been several times now, and have yet to have a negative experience. It’s twice the distance from where I live in San Antonio, than to two of the other facilities here in town, but their memberships are half the cost of those facilities. I intend to purchase one of their memberships on my next visit.

  22. Relationship to facility: Employee
    Number of visits: I work there

    I’ve been a shooter since I can remember and the Bandera gun club is the best facility i have ever seen. Not just because I work there. I have been to many other clubs and they are of no comparison. Dues are going up on June 1st to 75 for individual and 100 for family. Thanks for all of your support. Come on out and visit. GET ER DONE @ 3,4,5

  23. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: More than 10

    My family, close and extended, shoot there regularly, all types. Prices on guns, ammo, repairs and range use is reasonable and affordable. I liked it so much I became a Life Member. Plan to shoot there for a few more decades.

  24. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 6-10 Visits

    Great place to shoot, not stuffy & expensive like the ranges in San Antonio!! Is well worth the drive!!

  25. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    What a great place to shoot with people that have the same love for the 2nd.

  26. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: 6-10 Visits

    I recently joined Bandera Gun Club with my Brother. We signed up for the “Family Membership” What a deal, as the membership price is inexpensive compared to other facilities. I just completed my CHL class on 10/20/08. Instructor Clements was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I would recommend this club to anyone who is looking for a multi-purpose shooting range that encompasses TX hospitality.

  27. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    Was there on 11/12/07 for renewal of Handgun License. Instructor Clements was very thorough and I would recommend people to take the class here. that is if they want to make the drive. It is totally worth it. I will continue to renew and bring more friends down as long as Gun Club is around. Thanks

  28. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: 6-10 Visits

    This range is very friendly and we LOVE the open air of the place. The guys are always ready and willing to give advice when asked. I called and visited many of the other ranges in the area and we decided this was more to our liking. The yearly fee and then per visit fee is MUCH more reasonable then any of the other ranges. No it does not have all the bells and whistles of some of the other ranges but who cares-it’s a friendly and safe place to go shoot up targets or clays. Well worth the drive north.

  29. Relationship to facility: Employee
    Number of visits: I work there

    This club is the greatest club in the world nicest people you will ever meet we are about to get our 5 stand and have a lot of fun to do i have been out there all my life so come on out and GIT-ER-DONE @ 3-4-5

  30. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: More than 10

    I am a police officer and department firearms instructor. Safety is VERY important to me. I use the club to teach civilians rudiments of marksmanship and safety, and also concealed handgun license. I’ve been using the range more than ten years, and I think it’s great! Women, kids, and “newbies” are always well-treated and welcome.

  31. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: More than 10

    This is the greatest club that I have ever been to. A great, family friendly atmosphere, with a load of events year round. The registered shoots here draw major shooters from around the state and the team from the club is consistently placing at large shoots. This is the friendliest and welcoming club that I have been to and would recomend it to anyone from a beginner to a world champion.

  32. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Yes we are a small club in a small community but that is part of our charm. You won’t find nicer people at any other club in Texas. If you want to know what the shooting sports are all about but your afraid of being embarrassed, this is the place you want to start. Everyone will be more than happy to help you get started. Stop by and see for yourself. You won’t be sorry!

  33. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    The club is a little more than an hour north of San Antonio.

    Pretty run down and looks like mostly locals……..I called out there before the ride up and the owner said they had a registered shoot, so no shooting for me.

    He asked me to come on up and check out the facility and watch some matches. So, I did. When I arrived went into the very, very small club house and told him I was the guy that called early. He acted like he did not recall out conversation! Not very friendly.

    Place is pretty run down, lots of colorful characters hanging out.

    Will not return………


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