Guns >Dietz Gun Shop & Range Inc
421 Range Rd, New Braunfels, TX | Directions 7813229.745976 -98.234922
I have been going to this range for over 30 years, Howard is one the finest and most honest man you will ever meet. I also brought my daughter there many times to let her learn to shoot, learn gun safety, and make some noise !! I love the place.
Wow.... Some of these critiques are coming from left field... I have been going here for years and true enough it's not pretty, does not serve latte nor cookies and it definitely does not patronize anyone... but there again... it's a shooting range - not a school, not a bar, not a social hangout (unless your there with one of the instructors).
I have never been treated anyway but nice while there and many of my friends go there to sight in their guns and shoot.
By the way.... a Range Master is there to insure the safety of all the shooters and not there to chat and whisper sweet nothings to people. I appreciate an attentive Range Master doing his job....
Mr. Dietz and others that are there are indeed "colorful" and truly interesting to chat with when they have the time... Rustic... oh yea... but there's nothing wrong with that... in fact... if it wasn't for us "rustic" folk you preppies wouldn't look like you do....
If you don't have anything nice to say... just put a picture of yourself at the end of the range....
this is to Jack,, i have never been to Dietzs Range,, but you must remember one thing when dealing with people who know guns and then those that think the know guns..being nice around loaded guns is a fairy tale..you must also build up your instructors trust in you..(in other words does this guy or gal know what they are doing..) a gun line instructor has to command respect from his students..that is the only way to control a gun line,.. you are worried about the F-bomb..around kids,, how many times did you go there. I would rather see a crusty old croner as and instructor upsetting learners than dead friendly ones..because of student who just does not understand.."why" i have spent 21 yrs as a gun line instructor..dont tell me about being nice. it will get you hurt or killed..
For jack099999 – Obviously, you need to learn some communication skills. You can't spell ("fill" like an idiot, if "your" new, he made it "worst"), you can't get along with people (they will piss you off), and you probably can't shoot. I've been shooting there for years and thoroughly enjoy myself every time I go. The "old German man" has given me valuable advice over time and has made me a better marksman, for sure. They have been around longer than you have and probably longer than your dad has. Stay home.
Great Range – 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.
Nothing wrong here... – 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.....
IDIOTS! THESE GUYS HAVE NO CLASS! – THIS GUN RANGE IS ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE! NO CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS WHAT SO EVER! OLD MAN DIETZ IS RUDE! IF YOUR NEW YOUR A OUTSIDER! THE OLD GERMAN MAN WORKING THE BENCH AREA IS THE RUDEST PERSON YOU WILL EVER TALK TO! IF YOU ASK A QUESTION HE TRIES TO MAKE YOU FILL LIKE A IDIOT, HOWEVER HE PARKS HIS TRUCK NEXT TO BENCHES AND DRINKS OUT OF IT! MR. DIETZ HAS NO IDEA HOW TO RUN A RANGE! DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT GOING, THEY WILL PISS YOU OFF! NOT REALLY SURE HOW THEY MADE IT THIS LONG! IVE BEEN 3 TIMES AND PISSED OFF EVERYTIME I LEAVE! AFTER COMPLAINING TO OLD MAN DIETZ HE MADE IT WORST! HES A IDIOT! DONT GO! DONT GO! NOT A COOL PLACE! AND THEY LET SOME IDIOT DROP F BOMBS AROUND KIDS , WHEN I ASKED HIM TO STOP HE SAID HE WAS A REGULAR, WTF DOES THAT MEAN! FREAKIN IDIOT! OLD MAN DIETZ THOUGHT THAT WAS OK! WTF!
Great Range – 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.
Customer Service here means b!tching you out - I mean that. – There is a sign that hangs on the door to Dietz's that reads, "$20 charge for unloading any gun." There's a reason for that - because after talking with anyone there (save the older woman who was very friendly) you'll want to empty your gun in the shop! Old Man Dietz is the crappiest individual I've ever met, and his assistant likes to make you the butt of jokes...to your face. I swear; Ghandi would rethink his stance on non-violence after dealing with those two.... That being said, if you're "lucky" (HA!) enough to have them do any work on your gun, don't expect to have them explain what they did...or check your gun to make sure it works properly...or for that matter do anything more than pay them and immediately leave. Honestly, it surprises me that those people have made it to that age with how they treat others.... These folks are absolute soup (gun) nazis. Anyway - aside from the satisfaction I get from imagining where they'll end up in the afterlife - Dietz's gunsmithing really is 3rd-rate, and the range isn't anything special...but then again we're talking about a gun range - it's a bench, some targets down range, and berms.... How much more exciting does a range need to get?
Did not feel welcome – 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.
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