License to Kari is dedicated to providing quality firearm training and instruction to its students in order to promote the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for safe and responsible firearm ownership and use.


HI! I am Kari Grayson – founder and creator of License2Kari. My journey into firearms instruction came about in 2018 when my husband and I became part owners of Buck & Doe’s Mercantile gun range and boutique. When we first acquired the business, I was only interested in the boutique side and had no desire to even visit the gun range. I had no shooting experience and had been a music instructor for the previous 20 years with a Master’s of Music Education degree. I finally took a shooting lesson and discovered how much fun it was and that I wasn’t too bad either! With a passion for teaching, I decided to fully embark on the path to becoming a firearms instructor. I quickly became an NRA Pistol Instructor and USCCA instructor followed up by acquiring my License to Carry instructor certification. I started teaching classes at Buck & Doe’s and have continued to expand my course offerings as well as my own personal certifications. I believe it’s never too late to re-invent yourself and pursue your passions. I continue to train with the top instructors around the country on a frequent basis so I may bring the best training and knowledge to my students. My personal motto is “Sometimes the Instructor…Always the Student”.

Psalms 144:1 “Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle.”

MY Certifications

  • Rangemaster Certified Instructor
  • NRA Certifications: Certified Rifle Instructor, Chief Range Safety Officer, Pistol Instructor and Home Firearm Safety Instructor.
  • State of Texas Certifications: Texas License to Carry Instructor.
  • United States Concealed Carry and Home Defense Training Counselor
  • USCCA Certifications: Concealed Carry and Home Defense Instructor, Women’s Handgun and Self-Defense Fundamentals Instructor, Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Instructor.
  • Training: Mag 40 (Massaad Ayoob Armed Citizens’ Rules of Engagement), Advanced Handgun (KRtraining), Pros and Cons of Various Defense Guns (THA), Stop the Bleed (THA), Lessons Learned from Watching 15,000 Gunfights (THA), Evaluating, Choosing and Mastering Defensive Shooting Techniques (THA), Basic Pistol 2 (KRtraining), Defensive Pistol Skill Level 1 (KR training), Defensive Pistol Skills Level 2 (KR training), Skill Builder (KRtraining), Defensive Rifle 1 Course (Guncraft), Basics of Rifle Shooting (NRA), Tom Givens’ Combative Pistol, Thunder Ranch Defensive Pistol, Gunsite 250 Pistol course, and W.O.F.T. Training.
  • Memberships: NRA, IDPA, Texas Handgun Association, Texas State Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, A Girl and a Gun Club, Armed Women of America (chapter leader)


Trusted partners, clubs and offers for the License2Kari family.

Armed Women of America

Ladies! Please join our new women’s shooting club at ​Buck & Doe’s Mercantile! The​ first meeting is free.


We are a proud USCCA Official Partner and we encourage every gun owner to take advantage of what the USCCA offers. Click the link below to get their FREE Concealed Carry Guide for more life-saving knowledge


  • 24/7 Defense of Your Gun Rights
  • Your Choice of Monthly NRA Magazine
  • Official NRA Decal and Membership Card
  • Savings & Special Offers from Trusted NRA Partners
  • NRA Travel Center and more at Benefits.NRA.org