Earlier this year, I visited Outpost Armory in Tennessee, and decided it might be fun to start writing about gun stores I visit in my travels. Today’s piece is on a store close to home on the southwest side of Austin that I’ve passed dozens of times on my way out to the ranch. Set in what appears to be a former rail station, Storied Firearms is a small gun store that offers an old timey feel. A picture is worth a thousand words.
The selection of guns and gear is pretty good given the small footprint of the store. Charlie Harris, the owner, tells me that they can special order anything you need and looking at their FaceBook page, they seem to get some pretty boutique items. Like a PMR-30. They had my carry gun on the shelf for $20 more than I paid pre-Newtown and far less attitude than my original place of purchase.
This is what I think a gun store is supposed to look like.
Storied Firearms bills themselves as “We’re the Austin Gun Store Without an Attitude”. I’m inclined to agree. Charlie is just a genuinely nice guy. Which is pretty rare based on my personal experience in Austin. Even when I gave him the opportunity to bad mouth an established gun store in town, he still had nice things to say. I appreciate that. Oh, and instead of charging $50 for FFL transfers like the other guys, Charlie charges $25 when you have your CHL.
Storied FirearmsAddress: 9300 U.S. Hwy 290 West Bldg 2 Austin, Texas 78736 Phone: 512-394-0125 Fax: 512-394-0164 Hours: 10-6 Tuesday – Friday, 10-4 Saturday, Closed Sunday & Monday