Welcome

Welcome to the Army Navy Gun & Boot website!  We are Port Charlotte's premier firearms dealer.  From accessories to carry conceal weapons license classes, we're your one stop shop for all of your firearms and military needs.

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.

HANDGUNS FOR HOME PROTECTION (AND TARGET SHOOTING):

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.

REVOLVERS FOR HOME PROTECTION:

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

SEMI-AUTOMATICS FOR HOME PROTECTION:

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).

HANDGUNS FOR CONCEALED CARRY:

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....

REVOLVERS FOR CONCEALED CARRY:

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".

SEMI-AUTOMATICS FOR CONCEALED CARRY:

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.

We have moved!

Army Navy Gun and Boot has relocated.  We are about 5 minutes north from our previous location.  Head north on Tamiami Trail and we are located between Port Charlotte Blvd and West Tarpon Blvd on the west side of Tamiami Trail.  Our address is 2735 Tamiami Trail.  Look for the Army Navy Guns sign on a grey building.  Tell us you visited our website and receive 10% off apparel in our store.

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Classes

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!

Click HERE to view our schedule.

CCW Classes

Interested in getting your CCW permit? Click here to sign up for the next class!

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