Firearms Sales and FFL Transfer Policy

Our fee to transfer a firearm purchased from another FFL is $25.

Texas Star Arsenal sells firearms only in accordance with Federal, State, and Local firearm laws.

You must be 18 or older to purchase long guns and 21 or older to purchase hand guns.

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A “Straw-Man” purchase is made when the actual buyer of the gun is unable or unwilling to pass the required Federal background check and uses a substitute buyer (who can pass the required background check) to purchase the firearm for them. This is illegal and is a crime punishable by a $250,000 fine and 10 years in prison. Texas Star Arsenal will not sell any firearm in this manner.

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If you are purchasing a firearm from us and wish to ship it to an FFL in another state, PLEASE speak to your local FFL before purchasing. Ask them about any local or state laws that you may need to deal with and ensure you are eligible to own/purchase the firearm. A few minutes on the phone now could save hours of headache and frustration later.

Texas Star Arsenal does NOT ship firearms to the following states:

  • Hawaii
  • The District of Columbia

BATFE Identification requirements for purchasing a firearm

“The identification document presented by the purchaser must have a photograph of the purchaser, as well as the purchaser’s name, address, and date of birth. The identification document must also have been issued by a governmental entity for the purpose of identification of individuals. An example of an acceptable identification document is a driver’s license.”

[18 U.S.C. 922(t), 27 CFR 478.124]

The Brady Act incorporates the definition of an "identification document" provided by 18 U.S.C. 1028(d)(2), which is set forth in relevant part as follows:

A document made or issued by or under the authority of the United States Government, a State, political subdivision of a State, a foreign government, political subdivision of a foreign government, an international governmental or an international quasi-governmental organization which, when completed with information concerning a particular individual, is of a type intended or commonly accepted for the purpose of identification of individuals.

It is the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) position that a combination of documents may be used to satisfy the Brady Act's requirement for an identification document.

*If you are a Texas CHL Holder

BATFE recognizes the Texas Concealed Handgun license as an alternative to a NICS check in the state of Texas. Any purchaser who displays a Texas Concealed Handgun License in the state of Texas is not required to undergo a NICS check prior to purchasing a firearm, assuming the transaction complies with State law. The buyer will still need to complete the appropriate paperwork before leaving with the firearm.

Background Check

Every purchaser, unless noted above, will undergo a background check prior to transfer of the purchased firearm. If you pick up your firearm from Texas Star Arsenal, we will perform your background check. If you have your purchase transferred to an FFL in your area, the FFL in your area will perform your background check.

FFL Transfers

Texas Star Arsenal can only legally transfer guns to buyers that successfully pass a Federal background check or have a valid Texas Concealed Handgun License.

We can only mail firearms to another FFL. We cannot mail firearms to your home, job, the Starbucks across the street from you, or any other non-FFL location. To find a local FFL, you can visit http://fflgundealers.net or find another source by searching the Internet.

Federal law requires all FFL transfers be performed in person and at the location where the FFL is licensed. While it would be convenient for customers to have your purchase delivered, we are prohibited from transferring firearm purchases anywhere other than at our offices.

Transfer from another FFL to Texas Star Arsenal

If you purchased a firearm from another FFL and wish to pick it up at our location, the cost is $25.
There is NO charge for transferring a firearm purchased from us to another FFL.

  • Have your FFL email us at ffl@texasstararsenal.com or call us at 1-855-705-5463 so we can exchange signed FFL licenses prior to their shipping your purchase out.
  • Call us or Email us at service@texasstararsenal.com to advise you have chosen us as your tranfer FFL. Please include your name, a phone number, what is being transferred, and the seller name. You can also send us your order confirmation if it contains all that info.
  • Remind the sending FFL to include your name and phone number in the shipment.
  • Upon receipt of the firearm, we will open the box and ensure there are no issues or anomalies visible with your purchase, then record the firearm into our ATF Bound Book per ATF guidelines.
  • We will notify you that your purchase is ready for pickup and schedule a time and day for transfer.
  • On the day of transfer, you will inspect the firearm and ensure the item shipped is what was ordered and is as expected before we complete the required form 4473 transfer application.
  • If acceptable, you will complete the mandatory transfer application and a background check will be performed. Make sure to bring your ID (see Identification Required section).
  • Upon successful completion of the background check, we will collect our transfer fee.
  • NOTE: Once the transfer of the firearm is complete, the manufacturer's warranty is then in effect and from that point on any complications with the firearm will need to be handled by the manufacturer.
  • You can now take your firearm home.

Transfer from Texas Star Arsenal to another FFL

If you are purchasing a firearm from us, and wish to pick it up at another FFL’s location, that process is also pretty straightforward.

  • Find a local FFL dealer you wish your firearm to be sent to. You can find a local FFL at http://fflgundealers.net or find another source by searching the Internet. 
  • Note: Your chosen FFL will collect a fee for facilitating the transfer to you.
  • Choose the firearm you wish to purchase from our online store, add it to your cart, and checkout.
  • Enter your chosen FFL's address as the shipping address. If you have not chosen and FFL at this time, use your address as the shipping address.
  • We will contact your chosen FFL and ask them to email us a copy of their FFL license prior to shipment. 
  • Once we receive their FFL, we will include your name and phone number inside the firearm case and ship the firearm to your chosen FFL.
  • When your chosen FFL receives the firearm, they will contact you to arrange pick up.
  • When you arrive to pick up your firearm, inspect the firearm and make sure it is exactly what you ordered from us.
  • If there are any concerns, DO NOT accept the transfer! Call us and advise of the situation. We will go ahead and have the firearm returned to us. This is the only instance in which a firearm may be returned.
  • If you fail to inspect the firearm and accept the transfer, we will not accept the firearm for return. Should we decide to accept the return, there will be a 20% restocking fee as the firearm is now considered "used".
  • If everything is as expected, the local FFL will have you complete the required form 4473 transfer application and then perform a background check. Remember to take your ID with you.

Failed Background Checks

Any failed background check will result in a 20% restocking fee plus applicable shipping fees.

Texas Star Arsenal does NOT ship firearms to the following states:

  • Hawaii
  • The District of Columbia