Welcome to Army Navy Gun & Boot

  • Your Choice for Firearms and Equipment
  • Charlotte County's Premier Firearms Specialists
  • Hands on CCW Classes

Welcome to Army Navy Gun & Boot!

As Port Charlotte's premier firearms dealer, we're your one stop shop for all of your firearms and military needs.

About Army Navy Gun & Boot

Army Navy Guns is the oldest and most respected gun dealer in Charlotte County. Army Navy Guns has been in business for over 14 years, originally named Army Navy Fashions. Our store has established an excellent reputation for its dedication to personal defense, duty, and recreation.


Since 2009, ANGB has made many improvements to the business. Immediately, we broadened our selection of firearms two-fold, now stocking nearly 400 guns.  ANGB started offering handgun safety courses in April 2010. Since then, our NRA Certified CCW Course has provided safe gun handling training to over 200 people, far more than any other local competitor.

Army Navy Guns offers the only regular weekly scheduled courses and private lessons anytime. We were the first local store to extend its hours (9-5 Mon-Tues, 9-7 Wed, 9-5 Thur – Sat). Since 2010, several new copycat stores have opened, some other competitors have closed.

By mid-2011, we realized Army Navy Guns had outgrown its current facility. We bought the old Salvation Army Retail Center, 2735 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33952 in August 2011. This new store location provides 4800 sq ft (over three times bigger than the old store). We hired a nationally respected design firm from Houston, TX to maximize its potential. During October 2011 we will move into this state of art facility. This move allowed us to provide a wider selection of items, the best customer experience in an ultra-modern spacious atmosphere, 14+ private parking spaces, and we spent thousands to make it one of the “greenest” stores in Port Charlotte.

Please stop by to check us out, we would love to show you how we made Army Navy Guns one of the nicest retail stores in our community. Whether our customers are looking for a lethal or non-lethal solution to their needs, we are ready to be your experts.

Professionally Connected

Army Navy Gun & Boot are members of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce

First Responders First!

Army Navy was the first local gun shop to focus on law enforcement, military, and other “first responder” needs.

Knowledgable Support Staff

Army Navy Gun put together the best trained, customer oriented, and most attentive sales staff.

Environmentally Responsible

We spent thousands to make it one of the “greenest” stores in Port Charlotte.

Our Mission

To provide our customers a personalized sales experience in a welcoming and safe environment.


To gain a loyal and satisfied customer base, standing alone as Port Charlotte’s premier gun shop, through excellent presentation, honest and knowledgeable sales professionals, attention to customer needs, and fair pricing.

  • Understanding your motivations, needs, and concerns is our top priority
  • We are here to serve you, the customer
  • Ask and answer simple questions pertinent to providing a clear solution
  • Present a variety of options that exceeds your expectations

  • Genuine relationship building is a lost art (but we’re trying)
  • We will earn your trust and confidence
  • Straight forward published policies and programs
  • Our staff has no financial incentive to up-sell products or services

  • We pledge to provide our customers with the best value
  • There is more to value than price, but our low prices will amaze you
  • We encourage our customers to shop around and compare prices
  • No one beats our generous used gun and trade-in policies
  • Our customers are tech savvy and so is Army Navy Guns.  We recognize the power of the internet and provide a Wi-Fi connection and laptop computer for research.  Our professionally developed website rivals those of major corporations and is getting better all the time.  We are one of the highest ranked dealers on GunBroker.com® with a perfect A+ feedback score.

  • Unparalleled variety and selection
  • Much more than just guns and ammo
  • Modern well designed store with excellent lighting and comfortable atmosphere
  • Focus on Law Enforcement and Military needs
  • Big city style with small town hospitality

  • Maintaining a clean and safe retail environment
  • Attention to detail, adhering to all local, State, and BATF guidelines
  • At least three trained and armed sales professionals on property
  • Offer the public gun safety courses certified by The NRA
  • Displaying and storing all firearms in locked cases and vaults
  • Utilizing the best technologies (ie security alarm, smoke detection, video surveillance, Crimsafe™ doors and windows) available

  • This is our home and you are our neighbors
  • Our store recognizes the sacrifices and challenges that our first responders and military face.  We have a unique focus on providing these heroes with specialized gear and guns at wholesale prices.
  • We support Veterans and Veterans Groups
  • We are active members of The NRA, NSSF, and 2nd Amendment Foundation
  • ADA certified building offering handicapped accessible doors, bathroom, water, wide aisles, and parking
  • Over $10,000 spent to be green, making our store extra energy efficient
  • We put our money where our mouth is.


Here at Army Navy Guns, we carry a wide variety of firearms. If we do not have the firearm in stock, we can get it for you. Below you will find a list of the major manufacturers that we carry. We are the only master dealer in the area for Kimber/Benelli/Stoeger and have a Glock Armorer on site. Feel free to call us or stop by and view our selection. If we don't have it in stock, we can get it for you!


Bersa, Beretta, Benelli, Bond Arms, Bushmaster

Century Arms, Chiappa, Colt

Diamondback, DPMS

Franchi, FNH



Kahr, Keltec, Kimber

Marlin, Mossberg

North American Arms

North American Arms

Olympic Arms

Remington, Rossi, Rock Island, Ruger

Saiga, Savage, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Springfield, Stoeger




Army Navy Gun and Boot offers an NRA certified handgun safety course every Wednesday at 5:30. This class meets the Florida requirements for concealed weapons and firearms licensure. The cost of the course is $70 per person. There is a $20 discount with a handgun purchase from our store. Basic components of a handgun are covered as well as techniques for defensive shooting. Practice firing will be done at the end of the course. Come by our shop to sign up for a class or sign up on our home page. We look forward to helping you acquire your license!


What Clients Says

Our customers love us, and for good reason! Don't just take our word for it though.

How to Choose a Handgun

When choosing a handgun, choose one either for the home or for concealed carry.  Not many handguns will satisfy both requirements.


Should be a controllable size (big, but not too big for the hand) and be of somewhat “high-capacity”.Choose between a REVOLVER and a SEMI-AUTOMATIC.


Ideal calibers are 38 Special (especially those capable of shooting “plus P” ammo) or .357 Magnum (which will shoot 38 Special (including “plus P”).


Ideal calibers are 9MM, 40S&W, 45ACP in either a full size or a larger mid-size gun of high capacity (10 to 18 rounds).


Should be small and light weight but be powerful enough to do the job.  They should be “comforting”, not “comfortable”.  They will have a heavy recoil and not be a good target gun. Choose between a REVOLVER and a SEMI-AUTOMATIC.  Choose a method of concealment: pocket or purse carry, inside-waistband holster, belt or paddle holster, various hip pouches, etc….


Ideal calibers are 38 Special (especially those capable of shooting “plus P” ammo) or .357 Magnum (which will shoot 38 special including “plus P”.  They should have a 2 inch barrel and a 5 round capacity to minimize “cylinder bulge”.


Ideal calibers are 9MM, 40S&W, 45ACP, ( 380 is a borderline defense caliber) in a small, flat configuration with a short stock and preferably a single stack magazine.


Favorite Places to go Hunting

Just 5 miles south of Punta Gorda, Babcock Webb Wildlife Management Area offers many outdoor sports, including fishing, hunting, and a shooting range. Take exit 158 on I-75 to Tuckers Grade. Turn east on Tuckers Grade and travel .2 miles to the management area. Follow the signs to the appropriate areas. The 10 pad shooting range has 200 yard rifle, 100 yard rifle, and 50 yard pistol ranges. You must bring your own shooting supplies and adhere to the posted rules.

Keep in Touch

We encourage you to stop by or just give us a call with any questions about our firearms, products, or classes.

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2735 Tamiami Trl., Port Charlotte, FL