« on: September 17, 2014, 09:49:44 PM »
Champion Firearms is probably the best store around here. They aren't quite as cheap as they once were, but they usually have the best prices in the area. They also teach CHL classes once a month. I've done two or three renewal classes there too. If I buy a gun locally, it is usually almost always there..
They also have a nice indoor range. I shoot pistols there exclusively. It is close buy and the a/c is a godsend in the summer. FYI - they rent handguns for $5 each as well. You just have to buy range ammo to shoot their rentals.
There are 2-3 other ranges outside of the city - but each is about 25 min away. They are outdoor ranges. The rifle range at one is almost unusable, as the neighbors sued the guy, and he had to make so many accommodations that you can't really even shoot there anymore. I only go to these country ranges if I want to shoot a rifle. They cost about the same (or more) as the indoor pistol range at Champion. So, why make the drive...
Champion Firearms is located in College Station on Texas Ave by Hobby Lobby.
Gun Corp is another new gun store. They list their guns very high, but have sales sometimes. And, they will negotiate on the price a little. I have bought two guns there, and they worked an awesome deal on the Sig 516 I previously had. They are super, super nice. I try to remember to go there when I want to browse...
Burdett and Sons is across from Texas A&M on Texas Avenue. Nice people with an in-store gunsmith. But not a huge selection, and the prices are a little high. I did take a CHL class there in the late 1990s. They were very good.
There is also the Great American gun store on Highway 21 going towards Madisonville. I have never bought a gun there, however.
Champion is my fav place to shop, and it would recommend their CHL class over any other.