We have experience helping a wide variety of clients looking to purchase firearms. If you have questions about the process, forms of ID required, or any other concerns, rest assured we are happy to help.

What Are the Requirements to Purchase a Firearm?

In order to purchase a firearm in the state of Texas, you have to be eligible under federal gun laws and state laws. There are a few reasons you can be barred from a firearm transaction with a gun dealer.

  • Age Requirements: At least 18 years of age to purchase a long gun. For handguns and handgun ammunition, the United States prohibits possession under the age of 18. In the state of Texas, you must be at least 21 years old to purchase a handgun or receiver.
  • Criminal History: Under federal law, you are a prohibited person if you have a felony conviction, certain domestic violence misdemeanors on your criminal record, or adjudicated as a danger to yourself or others.

What to expect when you arrive at Texas Gun Experience Retail:

Be Prepared to Show ID

Texas does not have a waiting period, nor does it register firearms. You do have to show government issued identification, such as a driver’s license, to ensure your eligibility to purchase a gun. If you have a License to Carry (LTC), including a concealed carry license, bring it in, we will not need to conduct a background check. You will just simply fill out the required paperwork.

Complete the Required Paperwork

As a licensed firearm dealer, we are required to complete a Federal Firearms Transaction Record, also referred to as ATF Form or Form 4473. The form will ask some questions about your eligibility to own a firearm and your identity.

Wait for the Dealer to Complete the Background Check

We perform the background check requirement on the spot, through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). It ensures you are eligible to purchase a firearm. Due to federal laws, the individual who is purchasing the firearm must be present. A friend or relative cannot purchase a firearm for you.

Complete Your Purchase

Once you are found eligible to purchase a firearm we will complete the financial portion of your transaction. We accept all major forms of payment including, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express.

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