If you have purchased your firearm online, you will need to complete the FFL Transfer process so that you can legally own your gun. We want to make that process as smooth as possible. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you take the next step:
Receiving an FFL Transfer through Lone Star Defense & Arms is fast, easy, and hassle-free! Please follow the easy step-by-step guide below:
First, complete your transaction with the seller or dealer; then send an email to: [email protected] or fax: (713) 465-1821 and include ALL of the following information for EACH transfer:
Upon receiving all of the information above, we’ll gladly contact the seller/dealer on your behalf and initiate the FFL Transfer. You will also receive a forwarded copy of our correspondence for your records.*Any missing or omitted information will delay the transfer process. Please submit the information above even if we are on "file" with your seller to decrease the chance of any errors or missing information from the seller in the package.
Secondly, please wait for a call from us.PLEASE READ: If you are tracking the shipment, there is no need to call the shop to inquire about the status of your transfer, and please do not show up at the shop if tracking shows that we signed for your item. Doing so only slows down the process. Please give us time to process the shipments properly, in accordance with federal regulations, in the order that they’re received. We assure you that you WILL be contacted within 24 hours, so we kindly ask you to wait for a call from us.
When the item arrives, per federal law, we inspect it to verify that the serial number on the actual firearm(s) matches the seller’s paperwork. Then we have to log it into our ATF Firearms Log. We do allow customers ONE (1) full week (from date of pick-up call or voicemail) to pick-up their transfer. Because vault space is limited, any longer time will require previous consent and/or agreed upon storage fees.
Our regular business hours are:
Tuesday thru Friday… (10:00am to 6:00pm)
Saturdays……………. (10:00am to 4:00pm)
Sun & Mon…………... (CLOSED)
Our last transfer pick-up is 15 minutes BEFORE CLOSING; NO Exceptions.
We are always here to help. We will help you through the entire process so that the transfer goes smoothly, and you can receive your firearm quickly.
Thank you so very much for the opportunity to earn your business through this transfer. We handle and process all transfers from an actual storefront, so you will be receiving your purchase in a safe and clean environment and in a very timely manner to go along with the low $15 transfer fee. We promise everyone first-class service so, with that being said, we do ask for everyone's cooperation with our guidelines and store policies..
Interstate trade or commerce of firearms or ammunition was all but prohibited after the Gun Control Act of 1968. Only individuals or companies with a Federal Firearms License can engage in manufacturing or selling firearms across state borders. This requirement becomes complicated when dealing with online sales of guns and ammo, which is why we are happy to offer this service to our clients.
If you purchase a gun online, it is required by law that the purchaser have that firearm transferred to a dealer with a Federal Firearms License. The dealer will then run a background check to ensure that the person purchasing the firearm is able to legally own a gun.
Once we receive the shipment of the firearm, we will inspect and log the product accordingly. We will then promptly notify the buyer to come and complete the mandatory background check. Once approved (by the government), the buyer will pay the $15 FFL transfer fee per gun and the firearm is now legally his or hers. For all Class 3 NFA transfers, the fee is only $75 per item.
We offer the lowest transfer rate of any other gun shop in the Houston area. Unlike other shops, we promptly notify the buyer upon receipt and check-in so that you don’t have to wait to pick up the firearm when it’s convenient for the dealer. When you let Lone Star Defense & Arms handle your FFL transfer, you can be sure you’ll receive fast, friendly service. We hope you’ll let us show you why we should be your trusted source for all your self-defense and sporting needs.