Although this base was not on my dream sheet, the PA connections I have made so far assure me it is an ideal first base.
The first thing I did when I found out my base was look up Florida's gun laws. It is obvious that almost every state has more relaxed gun laws than California, but I wasn't sure where Florida fell.
To my surprise, Florida is very pro guns. To the point where their concealed carry permit is recognized by 35 other States. It has no gun registration and no magazine limitations.
I was also able to connect with an Air Force competition shooter who lives in Tampa, Florida.
He says that Florida is a great location to sharpen my skills and find local competitions. I'm just excited to know that the competitive shooting dream does not stop with this move. It really begins. If I was stationed somewhere like Italy, it would have been nearly impossible to shoot and train.
I hope you all had a great holiday. Happy shooting.