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Black Friday isn’t just for electronics and clothes! Add Public Gun and Pawn to your list of Black Friday stops for incredible, one-day only deals on our already unbeatable prices!

Here’s a quick breakdown of the amazing deals we’ll have on Friday, November 25th:

  • DOOR PRIZES including a firearm that will be announced the day of – so stay tuned!
  • FREE RAFFLE TICKETS given for all in-store purchases on Black Friday! Get 3 tickets for purchasing a firearm and 2 tickets for buying anything else.
  • Special Prices on EVERYTHING IN THE STORE: Firearms, Ammo, Accessories and MORE at prices TOO LOW to advertise!
  • FN Sale: Tons of FN pistols and rifles including FNS pistols in 9mm, .40S&W and .45 ACP as well as FN SCAR rifles priced way below MSRP.

Make sure to stop by on Friday and grab your raffle tickets and your chance at an awesome door prize! Tickets will be added to the pot after every draw, so there’s a chance you can win more than one prize.

As usual, our Black Friday and Gun Show special pricing only lasts on the day of the promotion – any firearms put on layaway will be adjusted to its regular sale price.


If you have any questions about our Black Friday Specials, raffles or specific firearms in the store, be sure to call us ahead of time at (954) 843-0324.

We will be open on Black Friday from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, so you have plenty of time to get here!

NEW HOURS! We are now open from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Friday, and  11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday. Closed on  Sundays!

Come on in and pick up a transfer, get a loan or make a payment on a layaway or pawn!

If you have any questions, be sure to call us at (954) 843-0324 or send us an email!

So, I’ve done a couple of these types of lists before. And they’ve proven popular, so I’ve decided to do another, this time aimed at new shooters, beginner preppers, and would-be gun collectors who want to get into the game, without spending major bucks on weapons and equipment. So here are my top three budget military surplus rifles!


K31 — Standing for “Karabiner Model 1931” this rifle is known primarily for its accuracy and workmanship (today, such quality could easily reach the thousands in price, and targets with inch-close groupings are not uncommon in reviews of this weapon. However, often not mentioned is the K31’s great trigger pull.

Mosin-Nagant — Of course, when we’re doing a list of budget milsurp, the Mosin is bound to come up. It’s inexpensive, numerous, and and extremely popular. However, with such a broad selection of individual rifles, care should be taken by beginners to make sure they’re getting a working and reliable firearm.

SKS — Often called the “poor man’s AK” these semi-auto rifles feature  20-22 inch barrels and hungry ten round magazines that are fun to shoot. Even better, 7.62×39 ammo for the SKS is relatively cheap, allowing you to practice and/or plink without worrying for your wallet.

So make sure you stop into the shop, and have a look around. With our range of nearly 400 weapons and accessories in stock, the right gun for your budget is waiting here for you.


So, after clarifying some statements about the recent political outcry about open carry, Target, and anti-gunner groups like Moms Demand Action, I’ll give an opinion followed by some tips. If you want to openly carry your shiny new AR-15 at any department stores (or grocery store, or shopping mall, or–), for no other reason than because you can, don’t.

I believe that, yes, there are times and places for open carry. However, I also believe that our community of pro-Second Amendment supporters would be better served in most aspects of daily life by concealed carry, if you feel the need to have a firearm at your side everyday at all. And for various reasons, many of us do.

1) The first is to know where and when you can and can’t carry. Once you’re sure of your rights, and have a comfortable understanding of your local laws, it will go a long way in giving you the confidence boost you need to…

2) Stop continually touching and adjusting the weapon. Make sure you’re firearm is concealed before you go out, and then stop messing with it. Despite what that nervous voice in your mind might be telling you, no one is going to know you’re carrying, unless you yourself draw attention to the fact. This is easier if you…

3) Make sure you get the proper accessories you need to go concealed. Like I’ve said about the guns themselves for everyday carry, stop into a shop such as ours and ask the sales associates about which belts and holsters they’d suggest for your personal needs.

4) And lastly, practice! Just as knowing your rights can go a long way, knowing your own capabilities can also give you a lot of peace of mind, and prevent disasters. Know how to use the firearm before you start relying on it to save your life, or the lives of your loved ones. Go to the range, make sure you’re well adjusted to drawing your weapon from your side dressed in your normal everyday clothing.

One day, it might count.

can cannon

Usually, I write about second amendment politics, and upcoming or well loved firearms. But it’s almost the weekend, so today I’m going to be talking about something a little different, and a little less serious.

It’s called the Can Cannon, by a company called X Products, and is…pretty much exactly what it sounds like. This dubious device, which uses an AR upper, will allow you to shoot soda or beer cans up to 100 yards away.

“Why would you launch a soda can, because it’s fun, plus it’s an incredibly fast and fun decoy to shoot at,” explains X Products, answering the first question that was likely on everyone’s minds, including my own. “Every demonstration leads to more smiles and laughs than any product we’ve ever introduced. Expect upon BATFE approval (due in 3 weeks) a variety of parts and accessories, from net launchers, to decoy dog training devices.”

Preorder deposits are being taken, and they have recently created a web page featuring this amusing contraption on their site. You can take a look at it here, as well as watch a YouTube clip of it in action. Nice shot, guys.

By far my favorite observation on this device, however, was from one user on the firearm blog. “So they’re going to be selling […] a […] Beer Launcher? This could be truly epic. Set it off with a lit cigar and it’s ATF all in one package!”

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Public Pawn & Arms is South Florida’s favorite one stop pawn and gun shop. We also offer low interest loans on firearms, jewelry, and other valuables!

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Public Pawn & Arms
6798 Stirling Road
Hollywood, FL 33024

Phone: (954)843-0324
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