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Established in 1994, Markley’s has been a beacon for firearm enthusiasts, boasting an impressive legacy that began with George Markley selling guns from his home in the late 1970s. This family-owned and operated business has transitioned through the hands of passionate owners, culminating in its acquisition by Santa Cruz natives Chris and Harley in 2008.

With their combined experience of almost 50 years in military service and over 30 years in small business ownership, they’ve continued to elevate Markley’s reputation by expanding its product lines, inventory, and maintaining stellar customer service. Despite the challenges faced during the COVID pandemic, Markley’s has demonstrated resilience and commitment to their loyal customer base.

Indoor Range:

  • With the largest range in the area, Markley’s offers 21 well-ventilated shooting lanes.
  • Range fee: $20 per hour per lane, per person.
  • Gun rental: $10 per hour.
  • Eye and ear protection rental: $2.00 each. (Protection is mandatory).
  • Discounts: Law Enforcement and Military personnel enjoy a 25% discount off range fees.

Reviews Highlight:


  • The majority of reviewers praise the friendly and knowledgeable staff.
  • The indoor range is considered great by many, especially for first-time shooters.
  • The history of offering lessons and classes is evident, with patrons recalling positive experiences from years past.
  • Offers special pricing for private events, such as bachelor parties and team-building exercises.


  • Some customers express frustration with outdated website information regarding the range’s availability.
  • A few reviews indicate the range has been closed for extended periods, leading to inconvenience.

Classes Offered by NorCal MedTac:

  • Basic Intro to Firearms: Priced at $100, this class offers a comprehensive introduction to various firearms, safety protocols, and laws. The course duration is 4 hours, split between classroom instruction and hands-on shooting range experience.
  • CCW Classes: They offer both 8-hour initial and 4-hour renewal CCW classes, catering to Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey County, and Gilroy residents. Detailed schedules and requirements are provided for each class.

Notable Mention:

The evolution of Markley’s resonates deeply with the community. From its inception as a small store in Scotts Valley to its present status in Watsonville, CA, the journey reflects dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to service.




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Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  • TuesdayClosed
  • WednesdayClosed
  • Thursday 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Friday 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Saturday 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Sunday 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM