Established in May 1973, Humphreys Gun Shop has been serving Southwest Texas Sportsmen for 46 years. Humphreys Gun Shop began as a part-time endeavor while owner, Gary Humphreys, was working with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. It quickly grew into a full-time business! In mid 1975, we opened the doors full-time, moving into Whites Auto Store at 600 East Gibbs Street. After several successful years at that location, in January 1978, we moved to the La Villita Shopping Center at 2400 Ave F. Continuing to grow, we then moved to our present location at 124 E. Garfield Ave., in the spring of 1981.
Humphreys Gun Shop is Del Rio's first and only full-time gun shop. Doing business in every state in the Union, and several foreign countries, we continue to give that personalized service that is expected in a small town atmosphere. Gary will always stop to talk with his customers, new and old - at times even pulling out a Henry or a Colt Walker during a conversation.
We also offer concealed handgun classes. Gary is a certified Texas Department of Public Safety License to Carry Instructor and offers these classes at different times during the month. Please call for more information about the classes.
Humphreys Gun Shops' General Manager, Holly Humphreys York, age 29, is proving to be a leader in the business. In the January of 2009 she won Gold Medal in U.S. Jr. Olympic State Championship. This qualified her to compete in the USA Jr. Olympic Nationals at Colorado Springs, Colorado. June of 2009 Holly competed at the USA Nationals held at Ft. Benning, Ga. and won a Silver in the Womens Prone in E Division. In 2007 she helped bring her rifle team to a First Place finish in the State 4-H match and Holly winning high individual honors. Holly won the Clifton Lowry Best All Around Shooter award for 2004 and 2006. Holly's Comstock High School Team placed 1st at the NRA Sectional at Rosenberg, Tx In February of 2007, which also place the team 4th Nationally. In September 2011, Holly placed 8th in the 3X20 Smallbore and 7th in Air Rifle at Fort Benning's Champion of Champions Match.
In November 2011, My grandson Greyor E. York (age 10 months) accompanied Holly and I on our annual elk hunt in Colorado, he proved to be an asset on the hunt. He will be joining our staff as Equipment Field Tester.
Gary W. Humphreys,