Locked, Loaded, and Informed: A Beginner Guide to Firearm Ownership

Locked, Loaded, and Informed: A Beginner Guide to Firearm Ownership

24th Jan 2024

Purchasing and owning a gun for self-defense can help establish a feeling of security. However, knowing which model is best for you can be challenging with the wide variety of firearms. And responsible firearm ownership goes beyond a simple purchase. Knowledge of local regulations, proper storage, updated training, and safety are necessary to ensure a pleasant gun ownership experience.

Education and Training

A lack of proper firearm handling, safety, and training can increase the risk of damage, injury, or even death. Many local training courses, including those offered at the Out of Style Firearms facility, assist in learning fundamental firearm care and training so you can feel confident while using a firearm.

Stay Up to Date on Recent Firearm Legislation

As of July 1, 2023, Florida no longer requires a government-issued permit to conceal and carry a weapon. Despite this change, it is essential to note that all concealed-carry firearm owners must always have a government ID on their person if requested by law enforcement.

The Firearm’s Purpose

You might decide to purchase a firearm for various reasons, such as self-defense, personal security, hunting, collecting, or even competition shooting. Firearms are made for various purposes, and finding the right one for you can seem daunting. Our knowledgeable staff will happily answer any questions or address any concerns when determining which firearm is right for you.

Proper Maintenance of Weapon & Skills

Regular cleaning and maintenance are necessary to ensure the functionality of your firearm. These practices have been shown to improve the longevity of the firearm due to the avoidance of corrosion. Additionally, ongoing practice and training will assist in maintaining proficiency in your firearm skills. Regular firearms training helps to build confidence in case you ever need to discharge a firearm outside of a controlled environment.

Out of Style Firearms is here to help answer any questions you may have on firearm training, model types, and storage. Visit our St. Augustine location or give us a call at (904) 806-6239.