The Grant Boys




We thought we would give everyone a “heads up” about the new Firearms Safety Certificate which will be required after January 1, 2015.  

SB 683  will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015.  SB 683 eliminates the Handgun Safety Certificate (HSC) and replaces it with the Firearms Safety Certificate (FSC) which will be required for the purchase of all firearms-handguns, rifles and shotguns. Purchasers/transferees of all firearms will be required to perform the Safe Handling Demo (SHD) on all firearms beginning Jan. 1, 2015.

The Grant Boys will be issuing FSC’s and performing SHD’s as we have been doing with the current HSC program.

1.  Current HSC cards (Handgun Safety Cards) are still valid until expiration date (5 years from date of issue) for purchase of handgun only — don’t discard them!
2.  As of 1/1/2015 an FSC card, Firearms Safety Card, will be required for the purchase of a long gun (rifle of shotgun) and/or a handgun (unless you have a valid HSC card for a handgun).
3.  If you purchased as long gun in 2014, but pick up in 2015 your will be required to take an additional test and complete at Safe Handling Demonstration before you pick up your long gun.
4.  The fee for the FSC card is $25.  .
5.  All Grant Boys firearms sales staff will be FSC Instructors and able to issue FSC cards.
6.  There are some exemptions to the requirement for a FSC card, and we will be happy to tell about these during the time of your purchase or you can view them by going to the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Firearms website at
7.  While this may seem confusing, we do this everyday and are happy to help you through the process.


The Grant Boys is a “brick & mortar” store located in Costa Mesa, California. We have been in business since 1949 and are family-owned and operated. We are dedicated to fun in the outdoors. Our store is 12,000 square feet of selling space and we buy from over 600 vendors in the outdoors industry. Chances are if you are looking for an item related to camping, fishing, shooting, or outdoor apparel, we have it or can get it for you. THE GRANT BOYS also stocks a huge selection of levis jeans. If you need a hard-to-find size, we probably have it. We are always happy to special order levis that we don’t carry in our normal stock.



Store Hours:
Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Phone: (949) 645-3400
FAX: (949) 645-2603