For those that are new to firearms, the first time purchasing a gun can be an intimidating experience.  What do I need to bring? How much is it going to cost?  What’s the background check process like?  If you’re purchasing a gun for the first time and have found yourself asking any of the above questions, then you have come to the right place.  Although our Los Angeles shooting range doesn’t sell firearms, we like to be the one-stop shop for all things firearms info, which is why we are sharing these tips for first-time gun buyers.

Bring a valid form of identification.

It is important that your license or State-issued ID has your current home address on it.  If your ID’s address isn’t up to date then a valid concealed carry permit, motor vehicle registration, hunting license or fishing license should be enough to confirm your address.

Ask a lot of questions.

If they are any kind of professional, you won’t be bothering the sales clerk with your questions.  Avid gun lovers enjoy offering their opinions and expertise, plus it’s important to ask a lot of questions in order to ensure you’re getting the perfect gun for you.


Don’t be embarrassed.

It’s okay to have limited or no knowledge of firearms, everyone has to start somewhere.  In fact, the sales clerk will be happy that you are practicing your Second Amendment right and joining the gun owners club.

Have an idea of what you’re looking for.

Are you purchasing for self defense, concealed carry or just for fun?  Do you live in an apartment or large home?  Do you have any children that live with you?  What’s your budget?  These are all things to consider before purchasing a firearm.


Los Angeles Shooting Range

LAX Firing Range is a Long Beach shooting range that has proudly been serving our customers for over 20 years now.  Once you’ve purchased your gun and are ready to hit the range, visit our website or call (310) 568-1515 for more information.  We are located at 927 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood CA, 90301.