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Old February 8, 2014, 03:13 PM   #2
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Florida resources, choices....

First, welcome to the forum & the shooting sports.
Here are a few decent sources & sites to find useful information about guns and the metro Orlando area... .
I'd look at the top rated Glock 23 .40S&W. It's able to be converted to 9x19mm, .357sig or a .22LR with a special kit. There are good semi-auto pistols & medium frame revolvers(DA only) out there too for carry/defense.
As for ranges in Orlando, Id look into Gander Mountain Academy in Lake Mary FL, Shoot Straight & a few of the public ranges around the space coast(Daytona Beach). Reigs in downtown Orlando(441) is okay. They are low key & relaxed. The gun shop & rental range is in a "shady" area so don't expect much.
Gander Mountain is clean, safe, well run, & they have computer simulation ranges too.
There is a Bass Pro Shop near Orlando's International Drive & Festival Bay Mall(which looks run down but is being developed).
Florida is not a open carry state yet. You can open carry handguns while hunting, camping or fishing.
Id close by advising you use only factory made rounds for carry or protection. No reloads or hand-loads.
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