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Millions of people around the world are firearm enthusiasts who responsibly enjoy owning and operating firearms. While not legally required, it is recommended that you have a concealed weapons permit in Florida. Getting a gun license is the best way to ensure that you're enjoying your hobby within the boundaries of the law. Let's get started!

Concealed Weapons Permit

While not required by Florida law, getting a concealed weapons license or permit is highly recommended and comes with several advantages. Read more

What is a Concealed Weapon?

A weapons permit allows you to carry certain types of weapons with you, as long as you have it concealed. What is a concealed weapon and do I need a concealed weapons permit? Read more

Requirements for Being a Gun Owner

Do you to get a gun license in Florida, but don't know if you are allowed? Learn about what qualifies or disqualifies you from owning a gun. Read more

Renewing Your Gun License in Florida?

Already have your concealed weapons permit in Florida and want to renew it? Learn more about what you'll need to do. Read more

Replacing Your FL Gun License

If your Florida firearms permit has been lost or stolen, you will need to replace it immediately. Find out where how to replace your Florida gun license. Read more

Gun Safety Courses

When you get a gun license in Florida, you are required to take a few hours of safety courses, but you should arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible, including entering in a firearm safety course. Read more


We've put together a Florida Gun License Checklist and Forms Packet to assist you with the Florida gun license process, as well as offer you helpful information on a myriad of gun-related topics.

Click here to access the Florida Gun License Checklist & Forms Packet.

  1. Do not lend your gun to anyone.
  2. Never leave your gun loaded when not in use.
  3. Do not point your firearm in the direction of a person.
  4. Firearm safety courses are inexpensive and widely available, use them.
  5. Do not leave your gun within reach of children.
  6. Clean and maintain your firearms.
  7. Store your gun away to keep unauthorized persons from accessing it.
  8. Do not handle firearms while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  9. When carrying your gun, but not using it, make sure the safety lock is on.
  10. Never discharge a firearm in a public area, government area or near a school.