It seems that the best kept secret on South Padre Island is that we have our very own gun and sport shooting store!
Bob Vanzant and his wife Betty Zamorsky Vanzant, opened Central Texas Concealed, LLC and Barrels and Bullets Guns in August of 2008. As a firearms retailer, they primarily stock firearms used for personal and home defense protection. Additionally, you can purchase accessories and shooting supplies. (Yes, that includes ammunition!) Tactical rifles and shotguns are available on special order, as well as hunting supplies and accessories.
The store has a classroom where Bob teaches the Texas Department of Public Safety Concealed Handgun License course and individual weapons safety training. Bob, a Marine Corps veteran and Certified Instructor, is dedicated to helping individuals who are concerned with the deteriorating level of safety in our culture and communities. The Texas concealed carry laws allow individuals who undergo training, testing, expanded background checks, and licensing to carry a handgun in a concealed manner, for self-defense. The State of Texas recognizes our right to protect ourselves, our families and our property. Bob says, “We live in the greatest state, in the greatest nation in the world. We cannot allow ourselves to live in fear, believing that we are at the mercy of those who would take away our peace of mind, threaten our homes, our businesses or our loved ones.”
The store and classroom is located at 5800 Padre Blvd, Ste 107 in the atrium of North Plaza Shopping Center making it convenient for local folks, as well as those in the surrounding areas. Local businesses find the location easy to encourage employees to take classes, whether as a group or individually from month to month. Bob has taught men and women in all walks of life. If you don’t have your own weapon, you can rent a gun from Barrels and Bullets to qualify for your conceal carry license. Then, when you are ready to purchase, Bob will be happy to help you chose a weapon suited for your individual needs.
Call Bob or Betty for upcoming class schedules, special requests for that “hard to find” weapon choice, or to check ammunition stock. Contact Bob at 956-499-6192 or Betty at 956-433-6990 for more information.
Robert E. Vanzant, Instructor/Owner
5800 Padre Blvd., #107
South Padre Island, TX 78597