Things To Know When Buying Your First Firearm

Ready to Buy Your  First Firearm? What You Need to Know:

Buying your first firearm is a big step, and there are a few important things you should consider – especially if you have never bought a firearm before. 

Keep swiping to learn what you need to know for your first firearm purchase. 

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Check Your State’s Law

All states differ slightly in their laws, but there are some general rules on purchasing a firearm. First, you must be 18  years old to purchase a rifle or shotgun. 


Second, you must be 21 years old to purchase a handgun or handgun ammunition, and the handgun purchase  must take place in your state of residence. 

Choose Your Caliber

Be to speak with our experienced sales staff before you decide on a caliber. They’ll know what questions to ask to help you make the best choice for your intended use.


If you’re are still not sure which gun to choose, we have a variety of firearms available for rent so you can try different styles and calibers until you find one that’s right for you.

Safety First

Safety is the most important thing when it comes to handling your firearm, and you should take the necessary safety precautions before you make a purchase.


88 Tactical offers several classes and products that fits this need, including our free Firearm Essentials Basic Safety Course.

Examining  Your Needs

Remember to ask yourself what purpose you are purchasing the firearm for. Don’t choose the first model that you fall in love with, either. Talk to our staff, take your time, and find the gun that suits you and your needs best.


We are so much more than a shooting range

At 88 Tactical, we strive to create a completely unique customer experience. Our wide range of amenities include:

- Adult & Youth Training Course - Law Enforcement Training - Public & Private Shooting Lane - Full-Service Pro Shop - Exclusive Member Restaurant - 24/7 Fitness Center - Versatile Event Space - Spacious Meeting Room



Need to get in touch with us? Call, email, or complete our convenient online form. We look forward to hearing from you.