Shooting Range in Four Corners

Select Local Merchants

Standing atop a small hill and shrouded beneath low-lying branches, a hunter looks out over a pond. A thick expanse of brush lies on the far bank, and he knows that once his target flies, he'll only have seconds to shoot before it disappears beyond the foliage. The hunter, however, isn't actually hunting. He's warming up on one of Rio Brazos Hunting Preserve's two sporting-clays courses, which integrate the preserve's habitats of prairie grass, shore brush, and tree lines that are home to quail, chukar, and pheasant. Instructors lend insight to all levels of sport shooters, and hunting guides bring along trained bird dogs to recover downed game and feral squeaky toys. The preserve also allows fishing on its 15 lakes, each stocked with largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie. A more than 5,000-square-foot pavilion lends a resting place between adventures in the field. The preserve's team can also help coordinate lodging with discounted rates at nearby hotels.

4430 Guyler Rd.
Simonton,
Texas
US

The Range

For live-fire tests, San Jac CHL's instructors use the range at Pasadena Gun Center.

The Rentals

Instructors rent semi-automatic handguns to students who do not have their own firearms. They also supply safety gear; students can purchase ammo at the range.

At a Glance

San Jac CHL's owner Wes Geddes knows how to safely handle firearms. His career as a deputy constable for Harris County depends on it. When not on duty with the police department, Wes teaches classes that qualify students to apply for concealed-handgun permits. These sessions start in the classroom, where lectures touch on topics such as weapon safety. A live-fire test follows, before students return to the classroom for lessons on gun laws and assistance in completing the required application, with Wes available for help with followup questions.

5800 Uvalde Rd
Houston,
TX
US

The Range

Houston CHL Class's live-fire shooting tests take place at a nearby air-conditioned indoor range.

The Rentals

Handgun rentals are available for students who do not have their own firearms. The local range also sells ammo, and instructors have a limited supply of loaner safety gear.

At a Glance

As a combat veteran, Houston CHL Class's owner and instructor knows how to stay calm under pressure. In August of 2012, the certified gun instructor was even featured on the local news for helping police apprehend a carjacking suspect. This act of bravery was thanks to the safety and handling skills he's learned over the years, which he teaches at Houston CHL Class. His immersive courses use lecture-based sessions to prepare students to qualify for a Texas DPS-issued Concealed Handgun License.

14919 Stuebner Airline Rd.
Houston,
TX
US

Proudly part of a veteran-owned business, the state-certified instructors at S-TACT improve clients' firearm proficiency through its concealed-handgun-licensing class, three-part basic handgun class, and custom training sessions. These courses teach basic through advanced skills, such as steadying recoil, drawing from the holster, and clearing a jam by yelling until it cooperates. Each class is limited to 10 students, though they're happy to lead classes even if only one student signs up.

2626 South Loop West
Houston,
TX
US

Taught by a certified Texas DPS concealed handgun instructor, CHL-Training.com's four-hour class takes an interactive approach to covering the laws, shooting fundamentals, and safety tips necessary to carry a concealed weapon. Held at The Marksman Indoor Range, the class includes a classroom portion and a shooting session, during which students test their aim by firing 50 rounds of ammo at a B-27 target from a complimentary loaner 9mm semi-automatic handgun or their own gun. Pupils also receive ear and eye protection. Upon completing the class, each student receives the authorized paperwork needed to apply for a concealed handgun license.

507 Nebraska Street
South Houston,
TX
US

The Range

  • 27 climate-controlled lanes
  • 25-yard rifle and pistol range
  • Protective sound-absorbent fascia material
  • Blast-shield partitions between lanes to limit concussive sound blasts
  • Customers can bring in an unlimited number of guns

The Rentals and Retail

  • Pistols, rifles, and shotguns from more than 40 brands including Colt, Berretta, Glock, STI, and Sig Sauer
  • Wide variety of ammunition, including .380, .45 long colt, and .30 carbine

At a Glance

As avid hunters, Chris and David Rhodes opened Spring Guns and Ammo to fulfill their practicing needs. They encourage customers to come in and talk shop, hang out, ask questions, or take a class that focuses on safety. Frequent visitors can also reap benefits such as unlimited range visits, discounts on products, and a membership program.

4401 Spring Cypress Rd
Spring,
TX
US