Classes Florida Class G Firearm License Classes

Course Admission Requirements

  • Students must be 18 years of age

Training Program Objectives

  • Completion of this course will prepare students entering the Security industry ensuring compliance with local state laws.

Course Length

  • 30 Classroom Hours.

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What You Need To Know Class G Firearm Licenses in Florida

G Firearm License Class for Security Guards in Florida

To become an armed security guard, Florida requires security guards to complete a G Firearm License Course. This course prepares security students to use firearms on the job and be compliant with state laws. At XpressGuards, you can attend one of the best G Firearm license courses available in Florida with professional, qualified, and licensed instructors.

What is a G Firearm License Class for Security Guards?

A Class G Security License or G Firearms License Class is a 28-hour (3 days) course in the use of firearms. The course teaches security students on things such as gun safety, firearms mechanics, legal issues of working as an armed security guard, etc.

The course prepares future security guards on how to properly handle firearms as well as to be compliant with state laws regarding the use of firearms. Our G Class License Course firearms training is conducted by licensed instructors such as law enforcement officers. After the completion of the course, security students are allowed to seek employment as a private armed security guard.

G Firearms License Classes in Florida includes training on the following matters:

  • Firearms safety
  • Principles of marksmanship
  • Liability (legal issues)
  • Firearms mechanics
  • Loading and loading
  • Clearing malfunctions
  • The 4-step draw
  • Weapons cleaning

Students who receive their G Firearms License certificate can start working as armed security guards in Florida right away or they may seek employment as private investigators, depending on their preferences.

Why Do Security Guards in Florida Need a G Firearm License Class?

Security students who want to work as armed security guards and openly carry a gun while on duty are required to pass the 28-hour training (typically no longer than 3 days) and obtain a Class G license. Why are they required to obtain this license?

The law in Florida requires all security guards or bodyguards who want to work in armed capacity to obtain Class G license which allows them to carry firearms while on duty. Security guards cannot provide armed security services with a concealed firearms license as it is meant for personal use only. They must receive firearms training, pass the written exam, and the firearms range qualification in order to qualify for the license.

As armed security guards, they will be using weapons on the job and so they must acquire the necessary skills in using weaponry. The position of an armed security guard is a responsible one that often involves making difficult decisions such as drawing a gun and potentially shooting a suspect. This requires excellent skills in the use of firearms such as firearm mechanics, malfunctions, as well as critical thinking.

What Are the Requirements for a G Firearm License Class in Florida?

To apply for a G Firearm License Class in Florida, there are a few requirements that candidates must meet. The requirements are the following:

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or legal residents (applicants will deliver documentation to prove their citizenship)

To apply for a G Class license in Florida, applicants must complete 28-hour training (both classroom and range) regarding the use of firearms, their liability, and other relevant matters. To obtain the license, students must qualify on the gun range with a score of 168/240. Security guards are required to qualify for the caliber of firearms they will carry while on duty.

Upon successfully completing the course and receiving their G Firearms certification, armed security guards are required to renew their licenses annually. The annual renewal training requires security guards to complete 4 hours of training every year. The renewal training includes issues covered in the initial G Class course as well as any recent changes in the law that may affect security services.

If license holders fail to pass the 4-hour renewal training, they are obliged to pass another training and re-qualification later in order to continue working as armed security guards.

How to Get Started with a G Firearm License Class in Florida?

To get started with a G Firearms License Class in Florida, applicants must apply for the course within a licensed training facility or security school such as XpressGuards. Equipment that applicants for G Firearms License Class require include:

  • Firearms for classroom training
  • Eye protection and ear protection
  • Targets
  • 150 rounds of ammunition
  • Duty belts
  • Magazines
  • Sneakers or boots

Finding a licensed G Firearms Class instructor is essential for obtaining the necessary skills for armed security services.

Find the Right Security School in Florida

Too many security schools offer poorly organized curriculum’s and fail to prepare security students for the responsible job that they will do. At XpressGuards, we have qualified and licensed instructors who will teach you all you need to know regarding firearms and liability so that you can do your job well. Contact us now for more information.

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