About Us

Matador Arms LLC Form Follows Function

Matador Arms is a U.S. Veteran Owned Firearms and Accessories company operating out of Texas. While our team spans multiple states and coasts, we operate as “One Tribe” with an unwavering dedication to keep developing Firearms and Firearms Products that are ergonomic, forward thinking, and push the boundaries of possibilities. The day we stop innovating is the day we die.

Our Leadership

In the summer of 2022, Matador Arms LLC was purchased from its original owners by Justin Gurley.  Justin served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 2000 to 2016 first as an 0352 anti-tank missile-man deploying to Iraq with 1st Battalion 7th Marines Weapons Company for the initial invasion as a Combined Anti-Armor section leader.

Following his deployment, he obtained his degree from The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana where he received his bachelor’s degree in geographical informational systems (GIS). Following this he was assigned to 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines and deployed to Helmand Province Afghanistan twice. After returning from Afghanistan he was assigned to 1 MEF Special Operations Training Group (SOTG) within the expeditionary operations section as the chief instructor for the security element course. Additional duties included fulfilling the role as an instructor for the Close Quarters Tactics Course CQTC) and the Visit Board Search and Seizure Course (VBSS). 

Since 2016, Justin has contracted for various branches of the Armed Forces and other government agencies, with his last position working as an instructor for Department of State’s (DOS) Worldwide Protective Service III. While working for DOS, Justin evaluated government provided training for the diplomatic security contractors that provide security to high threat embassies throughout the world and fulfilled the curriculum for a wide variety of disciplines which included firearms, tactical skills, guard force and protective operations.

Owning a Firearms company and making an impact in the private sector has always been Justin’s passion thus purchasing Matador Arms, provided a perfect creative opportunity platform. Seeing communication and innovation as the glue to his professionalism in the D.O.D and D.O.S Justin greatly values constructive customer criticisms to better understand, design, and perfect what his audience enjoys.  

The rest of the tribe

We have an eclectic team of US. Marine Corp veterans that have served in Afghanistan, one refugee from the former Soviet Union, and business professionals that have worked for other nationally renowned brands in the firearms Industry.

Our Core Values:

In our individual lives, whether military or civilian we have all crossed the paths of responsible firearm ownership and their utilization as a tool.  Because of our experiences, it is our core belief that it’s a natural right of every American to defend their life, the lives of their loved ones, and their property by any means necessary which includes owning and building a Firearm which is a right guaranteed by the 2nd amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  We fully support private gun building and the efforts of the 3-D printing communities.

Our Promise to our Customers:

We always want you to be happy with Matador Arms and the products we manufacture.  If you receive a part or accessory from us that doesn’t function properly due to a manufacturer’s defect, please call or email us right away so we can rectify the issue.

We also love hearing new ideas whether product design, marketing, or event attendance.  Please reach out to us by emailing info@matadorarms.com or call us at 803-429-0008