Texas Handgun Academy houses an indoor, air-conditioned shooting range.
For range qualification, Texas Handgun Academy rents 9-millimeter handguns.
At Texas Handgun Academy, state-licensed instructors focus on teaching concealed-handgun-license classes.
Elk Castle Shooting Sports was originally founded as the Ewell Cross Gun Shop in 1947. Since then, the store has grown into an all-encompassing emporium with new, used, and consignment firearms and firearm accessories. Elk Castle's gunsmith, lovingly nicknamed Big Dave, has customized and repaired a weapon from many of his customers.
Instructors at Bullet Trap call upon their onsite range and classroom space to teach courses, most of which focus on helping students qualify for a concealed-handgun license. Beyond that, they go over the fundamentals in beginner handgun lessons and work with students during private sessions. The range connects to a 4,200-square-foot showroom, where the staff advises on arms, ammo, and accessories.
House of Courage exists as one of the area's only schools certified in C.O.B.R.A. self-defense, a method intended to promote personal safety and confidence with techniques that anybody can learn and store in their bag of tricks. Halt potential attackers after six hours of training, which is based on law-enforcement tactics and criminal-psychology theory and intended for use in plausible situations, such as being mugged or thwarting an evil genius from illegally double-parking his zeppelin. House of Courage's versatile instructors boast experience in karate, CPR, mixed martial arts, and righteous one-liners. The one-day clinic generally takes place on Saturdays, and the school's full schedule is available here.
The sound of gunfire cracks on the shooting range at Great Southwest Gun and Archery, yet it’s never heard by the bowman on the adjacent archery range, who lets his arrow fly toward a bull’s-eye. Great Southwest’s climate-controlled, 20-yard indoor range ably absorbs both pistol and rifle calibers up to .45 ACP, and a ventilation system quickly filters the air of lingering smoke and errant particles. Next door, the 25-yard archery range caters to bowmen, giving them both dedicated and 3-D targets on which to test their marksmanship. In addition to open shooting, the ranges also host classes in shooting and archery under the direction of experienced instructors, some certified by the state to teach the Texas Department of Public Safety’s concealed-handgun-license curriculum. The pro shop accommodates both types of sportsmen as well, staffed by technicians versed in firearm services from cleaning to custom builds, and bow services such as changing strings.
Every staff member at Shoot Smart attends NRA Range Safety Officer training, and each instructor passes a rigorous certification program. Only then are they ready to take students through Shoot Smart's proprietary training path. That curriculum encompasses five levels of firearms classes, starting with a New Shooter I session for complete beginners. From there, instructors cover more advanced skills, such as firing in the dark and operating an AR-15. Shoot Smart's team also includes a gunsmith, who is available to clean and maintain firearms Tuesday?Saturday.