Dietz Gun Shop & Range
421 Range Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132
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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.
02/10/2012Provided by Citysearch -
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.
02/01/2012Provided by Citysearch -
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.....
12/27/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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.
06/09/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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.
06/04/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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
01/01/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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.
06/24/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Sounds like your plugging your (special friend) Jerry.
And I doubt seriously you have one eighth the experience you claim, it shows in your retoric.
We here around the lake are a hoard of very proud survivalists and we don't need your Bostonion attitudes here. Personally I have never seen a weapon handleing mistake in my life at Dietz range. And the Range Master is not the type to stay on your case, but have no mistake, he will remove a violator from the premises if he sees a safety issue. The gentlemen who run the place welcome information on any safety issues. And they will jump to resolve the problem. They can also provide you with endless years of weapons knowledge from load data to early firearms and Black powder questions. And yes I can shoot one of my many AK-47s there. Never fired and only dropped once. So keep your Yankee keister at home or go visit Bandera gun range. Now theres a place to remember. Need a beer while you shoot skeet? Wanna try out that new gas chamber in your AK? Get real and go home
11/28/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This is an excellent range. Good covered firing positions with both a pistol and rifle range. Very friendly owners with a well stocked range shop and gunsmith. Male/Female Restrooms in a small building next to the pistol lanes. Range firing line controlled by shooters - which is appropriate considering many customers have extensive military/Special Forces/Marine or law enforcement background. If you are new or unfamiliar with safely operating on a civilian range; simply ask the staff or fellow shooters for advice. Strongly recommend this range to all active duty military. I have 20+ yrs military/infantry experience and have shot at ranges in almost every state.
11/11/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This place is completely safe. It is close to New Braunfels and the owners are extremely friendly. Everytime I've ever gone it has been very safe. No, there isn't a lot of formality at the pistol range, but everybody practices safety. If I ever saw anything unsafe, I wouldn't hesitate to let the owners know and I know they would act promptly.
12/08/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I've been using Dietz's since I was a little guy and absolutely LOVE the place. I've been to many ranges including countless numbers of ranges while serving in the Army.
I like the relaxed atmosphere of the pistol range and in the many many times I have frequented it there has NEVER been an issue. Could something happen? Sure it could just like at ranges that have range Nazis that love to yell at people and disallow rapid fire or holster draw. You could also get slammed by a concrete truck on the way to the range. I like being able to take my wife and little ones up close to the targets for training. As with anything in life COMMON SENSE applies.
The rifle range is great as it has 25yd, 50yd, 100yd, and 200yd distances with lots of firing benches. There is a ""range master"" on the rifle range. They also allow FMJ ammo on the rifle range that quite a few ranges do not so you can actually shoot that SKS, AK47, AR....... instead of letting sit in your gun safe at home.
So for the previous reviewer....... Please don't show up again because it sounds like you want someone to hold your hand and tell you when and how to shoot your pistol. Stay in San Antonio and leave New Braunfels for the natives. That'll leave more room for me, my family, and my friends that have been using that range for years.
Oh yeah, work on that grammer a bit will ya?
05/25/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My experiences with Shooting Ranges go back to nearly 25 years. I attended many competitions and participated in organized sports shooting tournaments in my past. Dietz was an experience as far as Safety & Organizational of site to be a major accident to happen. The state of Texas should be looking into setting standards to regulate safety and guidance for shooters wanting to have a good experience. I will start off with the range having no restrictions and having someone enforcing safety. Their pistol range is a free for all to walk downrange and inspect their targets, while hoping that the other shooters have some command sense not to shoot. There are no safety walls to protect you while kids are loading guns pointing towards other shooters, instead of pointing downrange. Dietz should visit Texas Thunder Range and learn to run a safe and accident free shooting range like Texas Thunder. I would not recommend for anyone to take your sons, daughters or spouse to be exposed to an accident. I think their range master have their heads buried in the dirt overall. Yes, it could be CHEAP to shoot at Dietz, but take some body armor if you don?t want to be a victim. I think Jerry from Texas Thunder Range has nothing to worry about Dietz getting my business ever again.