Private Security and Firearms

To carry a firearm in the performance of security duties, a security officer or security agency manager must obtain a Class “G” Statewide Firearm License.
The firearm must be required by the employing agency and must be carried openly, except as provided in Subsection 493.6115(4), F.S.
In addition to any other firearm approved by FDACS, a licensee who has been issued a Class ā€œGā€ license may carry a .38 caliber revolver, a .380 caliber or 9 millimeter semiautomatic pistol, a .357 caliber revolver with .38 caliber ammunition only, a .40 caliber handgun or a .45 ACP handgun while performing duties authorized under Chapter 493, F.S. Learn about Firearm Waivers.
No licensee may carry more than two firearms on their person when performing their duties.
A licensee may only carry a firearm of the specific type and caliber with which they are qualified pursuant to the firearms training referenced in Subsection 493.6115(8) or 493.6113(3)(b), F.S.



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