Are you looking for a Class 3 dealer to purchase an NFA firearm? If so, you may be best served by using a Class 3 dealer who sells NFA firearms, such as silencers, machine guns, short barreled rifles (SBRs), and short barreled shotguns (SBSs), on a regular basis. Generally, they will be more familiar with the ATF’s transfer process, including required ATF applications and other paperwork, than the occasional Class 3 dealer will be, which may save some time and frustration during the transfer process.
Before getting into the recommendations, let me be clear that this not a list that Class 3 dealers can request to be on. Class 3 dealers are not added to this list until I have had multiple positive reviews from my gun trust clients.
If have had a positive experience with a Class 3 dealer and believe the Class 3 dealer should be on this list, please let me know. I would also appreciate recommendations for other providers of gun-related services, such as barrel threading, engraving, CHL instructors, etc.
700 S.E. 10th Ave., Amarillo, TX 79101
Wellborn Guns is a Class 3 dealer in Amarillo, Texas.
Austin, Texas Area
Brothers in Arms
2892 State Hwy 71 West, Cedar Creek, TX 78612
Brothers in Arms is located a little east of Austin on Highway 71. Their mission is to provide their customers with the highest quality new, used, and custom-built firearms. Accompanied by a lifetime warranty on all custom-built firearms, unparalleled customer service, and very competitive pricing on NFA and non-NFA firearms, Brothers in Arms is your one-stop gun shop. Brothers in Arms is a Class 7 firearms manufacturing company. They offer full-spectrum gunsmithing, as well as custom firearms fabrication. If you can dream it up, and it’s physically possible, Brothers in Arms can make it happen. Let Brothers in Arms build your next custom firearm! They also buy, sell, and trade new and used firearms.
2000 Windy Terrace, Ste. 1A, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Capitol Armory is Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) specializing in NFA / Class 3 weapons, specifically suppressors located in Cedar Park, Texas. They strive to offer excellent customer service and the best products for enthusiasts, law enforcement, and military personnel. With a blend of technology and easy to use website, they streamline the NFA / Class 3 purchase for the end consumer. Capitol Armory keeps overhead low so they can pass the savings on to you, the customer. They focus on customer service and all things NFA / Class 3. If you browse Capitol Armory’s catalog, and you’ll notice they carry most major brands, including AAC, Gemtech, SureFire, SilencerCo, SWR, Thunder Beast, Suppressed Armament Systems (SAS), and YHM. More than likely they have what you’re looking for in stock. You can purchase what you want online with their easy ordering system. The process is simple and hassle free, and Capitol Armory maintains communication throughout the entire transaction.
2121 W. Parmer Ln., Ste. 107
Elite Guns is a gun shop that specializes in unique and rare firearms. Their passion lies in AK platform firearms, surplus firearms, and tactical firearms, and their inventory reflects who they are. Elite Firearms is a SOT 02/07 FFL manufacturer & Class 3 firearms dealer. Elite Guns has a fully-stocked retail store with wide range of pistols, rifles, accessories, and ammunition. They pride themselves in trying to achieve the goal of being a “One Stop Shop” when it comes to guns.Guns Plus Elite Guns is a full-service gun store and Class 3 dealer in Georgetown, which is just north of Austin.
2316 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown, TX 78626
Guns Plus is a full-service gun store and Class 3 dealer in Georgetown, which is just north of Austin.
Manchaca Suppressors & Rifle Works
3001-D Old Bliss Spillar Rd., Manchaca, TX 78652
Manchaca Suppressors & Rifle Works is a Class 3 dealer and manufacturer in Manchaca, which is just south of Austin.
Schluder Shots is a Class 3 dealer in Round Rock, Texas. They can usually be found at gun shows in San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, Conroe, and Pharr, Texas. They predominantly sell new and used guns and accessories. They also have a large inventory of used gun parts removed from destroyed crime guns. For their web customers, Schluder Shots has one of the largest selections of gun parts and accessories found anywhere combined with the fastest shipping in the industry! You can rest assured your are getting only the best from Schluder Shots.
12434 Bee Cave Rd. (1/2 block from Hwy. 71), Austin, TX 78738
Sportsman’s Finest provides some of the very best Austin has to offer in NFA firearms, with an excellent selection of silencers and short-barreled rifles at very competitive prices. In addition to NFA firearms, Sportsman’s Finest is a true hunting and fishing store where you can find all of the new and used firearms (including pistols and rifles with threaded barrels), optics, clothing, accessories, ammunition, expertise, and instruction that you need. If you have not checked out the inventory and prices at Sportsman’s Finest, you are cheating yourself out of a wonderful experience.
The Gun Store
200 Buttercup Creek Blvd., Cedar Park, TX 78613
The Gun Store is your Central Texas Class 3 weapons headquarters. The store features one of the largest personal protection firearm selections in the area, and The Gun Store specializes in Class III weapons, including silencers, short-barreled rifles, short-barreled shotguns, and machine guns. Brand names by the world’s foremost firearms manufacturers are displayed for your personal defense and sporting needs. Pistols, rifles, shotguns, holsters, ammo and other shooting supplies are available. Buy, sell, trade, and consignments. The Gun Store operates a storefront in Cedar Park, Texas.
The Range at Austin
8301 S. Interstate 35 Frontage Rd., Austin, TX 78744
The Range at Austin is a full-service gun store, Class 3 dealer, and shooting range just north of Slaughter Lane (east side of I-35). They have 24 25-yard pistol bays and 5 100-yard rifle bays open to the general public. One of the unique services provided by The Range at Austin is that, if you purchase a silencer, short-barreled rifle, short-barreled shotgun, or fully-automatic firearm from The Range at Austin, you can use it there anytime while you are waiting for the ATF tax stamp to be approved. In the NFA world, this is referred to as a “conjugal visit.”
2820 Cagle Ln., Beeville, TX 78102
Americana Arms is a full-service gun store and Class 3 dealer in Beeville, Texas.
Mitchell Custom Guns
5967 F.M. 576 E., Breckenridge, TX 76424
Mitchell Custom Guns is a dealer, gunsmith, and bullet manufacturer in Breckenridge, Texas.
Dark Horse Arms
1041 F.M. 1274, Coleman, TX 76834
Dark Horse Arms is a division of John’s Guns, which manufactures rifle silencers, rifle suppressors, pistol silencers, pistol suppressors, fully suppressed rifles, and fully suppressed pistols at their manufacturing facility near Coleman, Texas.
50502 IH-10 W, Comfort, TX 78013
Apache Rifleworks is a full-service gun store, manufacturer, and gun range located in Comfort, Texas, which is between San Antonio and Kerrville.
Corpus Christi, Texas Area
328 Ashby Ln., Port Aransas, TX 78373
This is an awesome Class 3 weapons dealer right on the Island for all your firearm and suppressor needs. They also have a very unique sportsman’s shop that carries hunting, fishing, diving, and camping accessories, gear, apparel and more! Want something special ordered? Conspiratorium has many places to get just what you are looking for!
Mike’s Gun Sales & Service
1904 N. F.M. 1069, Aransas Pass, TX 78336
Mikes’ Gun Sales & Service is a Class 3 dealer in Aransas Pass, Texas. If you are a serious shooter, Mike’s Gun Sales & Service makes rifles for you! They specialize in the manufacture of a full line of custom precision rifles, hunting rifles, target rifles, tactical rifles, and titanium suppressors. Their products have been featured in several magazine articles, and they strive to create new and innovative products. Mike’s Gun Sales & Service has many new products available that will help you make the jump to the next level in precision shooting. They were the first manufacturer to offer a full line of titanium suppressors. The “Jet” suppressor was the product that started them out. Through the years, they have refined their original design into what is now the best titanium suppressors on the market. Their suppressors are sealed units with low maintenance. Quality, durability, and accuracy are the three key features that they strive to build into all of their suppressors.
Modern Pawn and Guns
1701 Airline Rd., Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Modern Pawn and Guns is the largest Class 3 and largest stocking dealer gun store south of San Antonio! When you are in Corpus Christi, you should visit the shop and meet their friendly and knowledgable staff. If you have any questions, they will be more than willing to help you with it no matter what it is.
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas Area
Arlington Gun Academy
5904 S. Cooper St., Ste. 104-263, Arlington, TX 76017
Arlington Gun Academy’s goal is to promote safety and education in the ownership and use of all firearms. Additionally, they also offer the required certification course to be submitted as a part of an application to the State of Texas for a Concealed Handgun License (CHL). Arlington Gun Academy is centrally located in the middle of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. They have students attend from Arlington, Mansfield, Fort Worth, Dallas, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, and as far away as Houston and Lubbock. Their instructors are certified by the Texas Department of Public Safety to teach the Concealed Handgun Licensing Class, as well as having been certified by the National Rifle Association as Instructors. Many of their instructors are current law enforcement and military. Arlington Gun Academy is also a Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer (FFL) and a Class 3 SOT.
Cowtown Outfitters is a Class 3 dealer in Fort Worth, Texas.
Grabagun is an online gun store and Class 3 dealer located in Coppell, Texas. They are well known for their great prices and extensive inventory of fine-quality firearms and accessories. As gun enthusiasts themselves, they know what gun owners expect, and they strive to deliver the best service and products available.
Omni Guns & Ammo
1684 Big Bend Dr., Lewisville, TX 75077
Omni Guns & Ammo is a Class 3 dealer in Lewisville, Texas.
6101 Windhaven Pkwy., Ste. 145, Plano, TX 75093
Rifle Gear is a full-service gun store and Class 3 dealer in Plano, Texas. They are open seven days a week, excluding holidays. Being the premiere gun store in Collin County, Texas, Rifle Gear stocks a wide range of firearms, parts, accessories, and ammunition. They also provide gunsmith services on-site.
Spartan Hoplite Arms
900 S. Main St., Ste. 320, Keller, TX 76248
Spartan Hoplite Arms is a full-service gun store and Class 3 dealer in Keller, Texas.
El Paso, Texas
Collector’s Gun Exchange
6252 Edgemore Blvd., El Paso, TX 79925
Collector’s Gun Exchange is a full-service gun store and Class 3 dealer in El Paso, Texas.
Fehner & Son
1922 County Road 197, Gonzales, TX 604 3rd St., Graham, TX 78629
Fehner & Son is a full-service gun store and Class 3 dealer in Gonzales, Texas. Fehner & Son stocks a wide range of firearms, parts, accessories, and ammunition.
Stewart’s Guns & Ammo
604 3rd St., Graham, TX 5967 F.M. 576 E., Breckenridge, TX 74450
Stewart’s Guns & Ammo is a full-service gun store and Class 3 dealer in Graham, Texas.
Houston, Texas Area
A & P Armory
25232 Hardin Store Rd., Magnolia, TX 77354
A & P Armory is your Class 3 headquarters in Magnolia, Texas.
3000 N. Main St., Ste. 3B, Baytown, TX 77521
ESG Gunworks LLC is a Class 2 manufacturer formed in 2008 by three police officers. They specialize in building AR-15 and AR-10 style rifles to meet customer needs. From NFA items to traditional modern sporting rifles configured for hunting, ESG is able to do the job. At ESG, they understand how important it is that their firearms work every time, all the time. A weapon does not leave their shop, unless they are willing to carry it on patrol and bet their lives on it. All rifles made by ESG Gunworks have a lifetime warranty.
Gulf Coast Firearms
Gulf Coast Firearms is a Class 3 dealer in Spring, Texas. Gulf Coast Firearms can assist you with just about all of your firearms purchases, including short-barreled rifles and shotguns, machine guns, and silencers. But, they can do more than just sales. Gulf Coast Firearms provides gunsmith services if you are in need of a repair or modification to a firearm you already own, and they can provide firearms training and help you get your Texas Concealed Handgun License. Also, if you buy a firearm elsewhere and need a FFL to do the transfer for you, Gulf Coast Firearms’ price of $17.50 per firearm is hard to beat! Finally, Gulf Coast Firearms is proud to be an “A+” rated member of the Greater Houston Better Business Bureau.
6503 Mapleridge St., Houston, TX 77081
Houston Outfitters is a full-service gun store and Class 3 dealer in the Bellaire, Texas area.
Shiloh Gun Range and 3D Archery
12703 Shiloh Church Rd., Houston, TX 77066
Shiloh Gun Range and 3D Archery is full service gun range, gun store, and Class 3 dealer in Houston, Texas near Willowbrook Mall.
Tomball Pawn & Jewelry
14011 F.M. 2920, Tomball, TX 77377
Tomball Pawn & Jewelry is a Class 3 dealer in Tomball, Texas.
C3 Solutions, LLC
2500 Memorial Blvd., Ste. C, Kerrville, TX 78028
C3 Solutions is your Class 3 headquarters in the Kerrville, Texas area.
Nocked & Loaded Archery & Firearms
306 E. 2nd St., Lampasas, TX 76550
Nocked & Loaded is a Class 3 dealer in Lampasas, Texas. You will find all types of firearms, including silencers, rifles, shotguns, and handguns from the everyday to the truly exotic! Nocked and Loaded has all the services and accessories you would expect from a premier outdoor outfitter! Nocked & Loaded keeps a very healthy firearms inventory on hand at all times. Call, e-mail, or better yet go on by and look them over. More than likely, they have what you have been looking for right in the store!
Hub City Guns & Gear
833 E. 40th St., Lubbock, TX 79404
Hub City Guns & Gear is a Class 3 dealer in Lubbock, Texas. They sell handguns, hunting rifles, tactical rifles, sights, ammunition, and more!
4084 Hwy. 21 W., Madisonville, TX 77864
Cottonwood Armory was founded by hunters, for hunters. They strive to provide the very best gear to make your next hunting trip a success. Whether it’s suppressors, night vision scopes, thermal weapon sights, or goggles, Cottonwood Armory wants to provide the “average-Joe” with the highest quality tools available, at an affordable price.
A & P Armory
25232 Hardin Store Rd., Magnolia, TX 77354
A & P Armory is your Class 3 headquarters in the Magnolia, Texas area.
4201 Tanforan Ave., Midland, TX 79707
RynNer Tactical is a Class 3 dealer in Midland, Texas.
4400 Midland Dr., Ste. 640, Midland, TX 79707
SK Arms is a full-service gun store and Class 3 dealer in Midland, Texas. They carry an extensive collection of pistols, rifles, receivers, parts, knives, and accessories.
Port Lavaca, Texas
Lone Star Suppressors LLC
1105 State Hwy. 35 North, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Lone Star Suppressors is located in the same shop as Lone Star Ammunition and both are veteran-owned and operated. Lone Star Suppressors specializes in NFA items only, while Lone Star Ammunition handles everything else. Everyone is welcome, from the first-time buyer to the tax stamp collector. Lone Star Suppressors has competitive pricing, so if you are in the Victoria area stop by. NFA transfers are priced depending on the item, but please call them before ordering or bidding. If you are coming from out of town please call in advance as there may be a training class or demo shoot. Lone Star Suppressors stocks the most popular suppressors on the market and has the ability to order anything else. Lone Star Ammunition has a member’s only range where, on select nights and weekends, Lone Star Suppressors can meet you there so you can shoot your item while waiting for the ATF paperwork. You must be a member of Lone Star Ammunition’s range. Don’t hesitate to contact them, as they are here to answer any questions you may have.
San Antonio, Texas Area
7858 E. Evans Rd., San Antonio, TX 78266
Armadillo Armory is a Class 3 dealer and manufacturer in San Antonio, Texas.
Helotes Tactical Firearms
14546 Old Bandera Rd., Helotes, TX 78023
Helotes Tactical Firearms is a Class 3 dealer in Helotes, Texas.
Mission Ridge Range and Academy
4507 N. Loop 1604 W., San Antonio, TX 78249
Mission Ridge Range and Academy is San Antonio’s state-of-the-art, family friendly shooting center and event venue in north San Antonio. Their 30,000 square foot facility offers pistol, rifle, and archery ranges with a virtual training simulator, and the only 100-yard indoor shooting lanes in San Antonio. Mission Ridge also includes a full-service gun store, including NFA firearms. One of the unique services provided by Misssion Ridge is that, if you purchase a silencer, short-barreled rifle, short-barreled shotgun, or fully-automatic firearm from Mission Ridge, you can use it there anytime while you are waiting for the ATF tax stamp to be approved. In the NFA world, this is referred to as a “conjugal visit.”
1308 Austin Hwy., Ste. 500, San Antonio, TX 78209
Ranger Firearms is a Class 3 dealer in San Antonio, Texas. They offer a wide variety of handguns, shotguns, ARs, and long guns, from tried-and-true favorites to the newest, state-of-the-art hunting and shooting equipment. Visit Ranger Firearms to see their large collection of firearms, shooting and hunting supplies, knives, personal defense items, outdoor equipment, apparel, accessories, art and decor.
4105 W. 2nd St. (Hwy. 79), Unit E, Taylor, TX 76574
The Gun Connection is a full-service gun store and Class 3 dealer in Taylor, Texas.
Bead & Lead
1025 Bancroft Rd., Winnie, TX 77665
Bead & Lead is a full-service gun store and Class 3 dealer in Winnie, Texas.