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What Are the Requirements to Purchase a Firearm?

Be prepared to show identification

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 Crosshairs Texas:

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 a 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. If you pay with CASH or a CHECK, you get our lowest price on your items!

How to Buy a Gun Online

Even if you purchase your firearm online, you must pick up your gun from a licensed dealer/FFL dealer. You will still need to satisfy the ATF Form 4473 and background check requirements to take possession of the firearm.  If you buy your gun online, the dealer will require you to have a licensed gun dealer “receive” your purchase so that you may complete the ATF paperwork with us.  This is what is called a FFL TRANSFER and you need to be sure to contact us during (or after) your purchase with the details of what you bought and where you bought from.  Simply complete this ONLINE NOTIFICATION HERE.

Prior to Making A Gun Purchase

At Crosshairs Texas, you have the opportunity to try before you buy. Firearm purchases are a commitment, and you want to make sure you love your firearm before you take it home. Whether you want a firearm for self-defense or hunting with your hunting license, you may need a different type of firearm than you originally thought, so it is important to ask questions when buying a firearm.

If you are not sure about your long gun or handgun purchase, Texas Gun Experience offers firearm rentals to shoot in our state-of-the-art indoor shooting range.
After finding your perfect match or best first gun, you will truly be ready for gun ownership.

Consignments & Layaway Programs

At Crosshairs Texas, you have the opportunity to sell your used firearms without having to advertise and “interview” all the potential buyers.  We do that all for you!


BUY-OF-THE-DAY – check out our PRE-OWNED INVENTORY – We text & email our current pre-owned inventory weekly.  These items move FAST and this is the best way to get first pick on Colts, LWRC, Winchester, Military Rifles, Browning, and so many more hard-to-find AND rare guns.  You never know what is going to be traded in or consigned!

~BUYING FROM ANOTHER PERSON? – Use our Texas Guns Sales to be sure it’s a legal transaction.  Here is a Bill Of Sale to use when selling or purchasing from another individual.

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