8 Best Gun Stores in Houston Texas

We took a look at the reviews and websites over 87 gun stores in the Houston area and picked the ones we think will serve you the best. Here they are.

Our top 8 Houston Gun Stores

Fountain Firearms

9450 Highway 6 South, Houston, TX 77083

Houston’s premier retail Gun shop specializing in personal defense, hunting, and tactical firearms. We buy, sell, trade, appraise, consign and broker. Just pick up my pink camo hi-point C-9 very happy with my gun. It took me about two years to find a place that actually sold it. I ordered it through the phone the gentleman was very nice explaining me the policy while ordering it. They held it till I was able to pick up the gun which was a nice plus since I work through the week and didn’t get off till late. They also sent me an email to make the background check so much easier. I’m very happy with my purchase. Especially when I live three hours away. So thank you for making my gun buying experience smooth! -fountainfirearms.us

Guns of Texas


The guys here are great. Jason is knowledgeable and super helpful. Every time I need something, they’ll get it for me and find it at competitive prices. This is my go-to place. I know I’ll get what I’m looking for and I won’t get screwed around. Silencer Shop submits more Form 4’s to the ATF than anybody else in the country; and, as a result, we’ve learned what works – as well as what doesn’t. We’re able to keep our Form 4 error rate to an absolute minimum by running an automated validation on the registration information, and then following that up with a manual review by some of the most experienced NFA experts in the country.

Collectors Firearms

3301 Fondren Suite O, Houston, Texas 77063

Collectors Firearms Inc. has one of the country’s largest collections of militaria, uniforms, weapons, and memorabilia of all types. We stock reference books, on these and other subjects. We go beyond the purely collectible by having all kinds of shootable firearms, both antique and modern in our store. Collectors, hunters, target and cowboy shooters, as well as casual plinkers will all find what they need from our ever-changing inventory, of over 10,000 guns, 2,000 books, ammunition, optics, and accessories. -collectorsfirearms.com

Lone Star Defense & Arms

8314 Long Point Rd, Houston, TX 77055

Whether a beginner or an expert, we help you protect what’s important. We not only specialize in unique and exotic firearms and equipment, we focus on offering you what’s most important: peace of mind. During these very difficult and uncertain times, the only way to have peace of mind is to be prepared to handle any situation, at any time. That’s why we provide only the best quality new and used firearms, ammunition, pepper spray, and less-lethal defense equipment to all our clients in the Houston Metro Area and beyond. We can also help you earn your Concealed Handgun License or complete an FFL transfer right here in our shop. Proudly serving Houston, Memorial, Pasadena, River Oaks, Spring Branch, Midtown, Baytown, Katy, Sugar Land, Stafford and surrounding areas since 2013. -defenseandarms.com

Carter’s Country Gun shop

8927 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024

Great selection but beware the used firearms. The one I purchased failed to extract spent casings and when I called about it I was told sales on used guns are final. Not a sorry, not an offer to look it over, just a pretty rude response as soon as I mentioned it was used.-carterscountry.com

The Arms Room

3270 Gulf Fwy, Dickinson, TX 77539

The Arms Room is a family-owned and operated a full-service gun store and indoor gun range located in League City, Texas, about 20 miles south of downtown Houston. We specialize in concealed handguns, modern sporting rifles, and Class 3 firearms, but we carry a little bit of everything. We offer a vast inventory of firearms, accessories, and apparel. The Arms Room sells, trades and appraises firearms and accessories. Our staff has been collecting, shooting, and repairing firearms for more than 50 years. We have decades of experience and knowledge that we make available to you. – thearmsroomtx.com

Full Armor Firearms

11911 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079

Full Armor Firearms in a Class 3 custom firearms dealer in Houston, Texas. We buy and sell new and used guns and have a fresh inventory daily. Feel free to stop by our store any time you feel like browsing or just playing around. We have a high-end indoor range built into our facility. Shop, buy and shoot for free with any purchase or bring friends for an afternoon of fun. Full Armor Firearms prides itself on service. Once you experience our dedicated staff you will be a customer for life. We only offer the best in quality for all the products and firearms we sell. Everything we sell comes with a money-back guarantee. -fullarmorfirearms.com

Texas Tactical Gear

15255 Gulf Freeway Suite 139A, Houston, TX 77034

Jen started out just selling tactical gear out of her home. Soon, her passion for people and guns led her to something more. In 2004, she opened Texas Tactical Gear to provide Houston with the finest selection of guns, ammo, and firearm accessories. Customers will tell you that Jen and the rest of the staff won’t sell you short with the cheapest products. They source house-name brands like Glock, Daniel Defense, BCM, Noveske, Spike’s Tactical and High-Speed Gear so that you can find the gear and accessories you need to make your setup complete. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s no better team to help you find all you need and more. -houstongunstore.com

Map of Gun Shops in Houston Texas

Purchasing a Firearm from a Houston Texas Gun Store

What is an FFL and why do I need one?

FFL stands for Federal Firearms License. Normally this is used as a short way of saying a Firearms Dealer.

When buying a firearm through a licensed dealer you can only receive the firearm in accordance with the Brady laws and Gun control Acts.

To do this you must pass a background check and any other requirements your state puts upon you. This is what dealers do for you.

If you buy a gun online and its crossing state lines then it can only ship to a licensed dealer. This dealer then runs the background check and if all goes well gives you the gun. There is usually a fee charged for this.

How do I find an FFL/Dealer to receive the gun I bought?

There are many places to get lists of dealers, however, we have found the best to be the list of Gunbroker Transfer Dealers

To be on the list of dealers at Gunbroker you have to list yourself, so these are all dealers who want to do transfers.

What is a transfer?

This is a short way of referring to the process where a dealer such as us sends a firearm to another dealer who will then transfer it to you after the paperwork/background check are done.

Ok, so how do I buy a gun?

It really is not much different to buying anything else online. The only additional part is that we will ship the gun to the dealer and not you, so we need their info.

  • Find your local transfer dealer
  • Order your firearm.
  • Take note of the Fax number and Email addresses are given at the end of checkout for your dealer to send their license to.
  • In the notes section during checkout make a note of your dealer’s name.
  • Have your dealer send their license to us with a note giving your order number on it.
  • Your firearm then ships to the dealer, tracking will be sent to you so you know when it arrives there.

Please do make sure it is all set up with the receiving dealer or they will reject your firearm and send it back!

How does my Dealer/FFL send a copy of their license?

They can send by fax or by email

How old do I need to be to buy a gun?

You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase a long gun.
You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase a handgun.

Anywhere you cannot buy a gun or has restrictions?

At this time we are unable to ship Handguns to Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Hawaii, and Washington DC. Local laws may preclude other localities.

California, New York, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey have restrictions on magazine capacity

State and local laws may deny this purchase, please be aware of local ordinances before ordering!