Dietz Gun Shop & Range
Guns & Gunsmiths
421 Range Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132
- Mon - Tue
- Wed - Sun
- 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
General InfoThe Dietz shooting range is a first class shooting range for both pistol or rifles. The shooting range includes various distances and target frames for setting up your targets. You can bring your own targets or use the targets provided with your daily fee paid at the headquarters. In the gun shop you can browse around the various shooting supplies and get expert gun repairs. There is a separate 3-25 yard pistol shooting range with a shaded shooters area and tables for reloading or setting up your gun bags etc. The rifle shooting range includes over 20 shooting points with targets at 25, 50, 100 and 200 yards. There is also a shotgun shooting area available. The range officer will help you with any questions or direct you where to set up. You can use one of the many tables for your convenience. The people are friendly and you can meet and talk with many other shooters while doing your shooting. Restrooms are available for boys or girls. Refreshments are available in the gun shop. Safety is critical. Please observe good shooting safety at all times. NO TRACER AMMUNITION OR 50 BMG'S ALLOWED. The setting is rustic with nice views of the surrounding hills. It is convenient to New Braunfels with easy access from Hwy 46 about 5 miles west of town. The gun range is located near San Antonio with convenient access from either Hwy 281 or IH 35. Come out and see us while relaxing in a country setting
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Only gave it one star because they had one decent employee.
well, it's been there for quite some time. u walk out & staple ur taget urself, then stand next to others while shooting. nothing is "seperated", per say. u depend on courtesy & vigilance to stay safe out there. everyone seems nice. the best thing about them is their rate. $10 a day, per person. that's it...can't beat that. just watch out...u walk out to the target & in the lane to shoot.
I just recently visited Dietz by first time and I like it. The people were friendly and I had no problems of any kind. The place is rustic as they advertise in the webpage so when I got there is what I expected. The range master was not very talkative but he wasn’t rude either. I grew up shooting guns in the countryside and this range is like going back in time. This place is for people who like the outdoors and appreciate to be left alone to shoot at your own pace. Those indoor Shooting Ranges where the tell you when to grab the gun, when to put your finger in the trigger, when to press the trigger, are for the city people that have no idea what the outdoors is all about. Right now I’m a professional working in an office and been able to go to a range like this is just very relaxing. Now for those of you badmouthing this place, it’s so simple, if you don’t like it here don’t come back. Just go find yourself a nice indoor range to go shoot your shinny guns. This place is for people who like it as it is.
The main road is under construction prior to turning to the access road but it was still navigable. The GPS was accurate, for a change, which gave me a heads up to the road. the range had plenty of shooting stands and very good customer service. RSOs were very friendly. Policing of the brass could of been better. Once the road construction is completed, it will be easier to get there.
Ok, the sign for unloading the gun is obvious. You take a loaded gun to a gunsmith , prepare to be chewed out. That's common sense. After reading these reviews before I went to this range I was skeptical. I have been to the range twice now in the last 2 weeks. These people were friendly and helpful. Have no idea how they got these bad reviews. Great place. Took my 14 year old son and had a good time. Maybe if you don't know the difference between a trigger and a barrel you may have a problem, but these were good people. Sounds like the negative posters probalbly did something stupid or unsafe to warrant the supposed treatment they got. I would bet they deserved it.....
I shoot at Dietz about once a month. I like this range because it is private and nobody bothers you. The range safeties leave you alone too. It is also great for the price. $10 will let you shoot all day, but even better yet, it is only $1.00 if you're military. That's well worth it in my opinion. My only issue with this range is that they only take cash, no debit or credit cards. So if you want to go shooting there, make sure you stop and buy plenty of ammo before you go, or take cash if you want to buy anything else while you're there. I've read a lot of negative comments about the staff at Dietz. I will say that I have never felt disrespected by any of them. The range safety knows his stuff. If you have any issues with your weapon, he can fix it for you. However, he has a very deep German accent, and doesn't hear so well in my opinion, so I have had communication issues with him in the past. It just takes some patience and thick skin. The other range safety that occasionally works there has a foul mouth, but that has never bothered me. (I do too) I think it adds to the character of the range. If foul language is an issue for you, then here's your fair warning. I say that because people take their kids out there. As for the guys who work inside, they have always provided satisfactory service. Don't get my wrong, no one is sitting at the door waiting to greet you with cookies, but they always get you in and out as quick as possible. It's a good range. I recommend it.
We visited Dietz for the first time last week ... I think it will be our last. First, the place is a Texas trailer dump. Zero class. Even the single-lane rode into the place is a mess. We could overlook all that, but the deal-breaker was the sour looks and strange personalities of the staff. No one was the least bit friendly to us newcomers and no one was helpful. We got the impression that this was a hangout for locals, and we were intruding. The range master acted annoyed when we asked him where we should go to shoot our shotguns, and he just grunted and pointed in the general direction of the end of the range. A little personality would go a long way, guys! The lone clay pigeon kiosk was in use, so there was nothing for us to shoot at ... no targets, barrels, boxes, stones -- nothing for our $10 a head. None of us enjoyed the experience.
jskeen56 is right on the money - goto bracken or cedar ridge if you want to be treated like an idiot - I have properly and safely used firearms for many, many years . - took my children to Dietz and bought a family membership. We always go back - the range master is courteous and does a great job maintaining safety without talking to you like you are a moron like cedar ridge does. You can shoot handgun, rifle and shotgun at Dietz..This range serves its functional purpose and does it like a range should. PS> in re: the prior comment, I am originally what you would call a yankee, and I assure you, I am far, far, far from liberal. God Bless Texas!............theBishop
The range master stays out of your business, but keeps a watchful eye from a distance. No one screams at you for firing your handgun at a rate of greater than one round every two seconds. (That's right, Bracken, I'm talking about you! DO NOT GO TO BRACKEN!!!!) Dietz is managed more like a gun range than a boot camp. I go to Dietz when I want to shoot one of my rifles or handguns, and enjoy my sport. I go to other ranges when I want to be made to feel like an idiot who hasn't been using firearms for recreation for over twenty years.
I shoot at Dietz several times a month. The only thing wrong is when you yankee bastards show up! Go home! Stop breeding!
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