Hotel Concealed Carry Classes Are Back

Considering taking a concealed carry weapons class conducted at a local hotel?

Why?

  • Why would you take a concealed carry class from an unknown, out-of-town provider with no ties to your local community?
  • Why would you take a concealed carry class in a rented hotel room?
  • In a COVID-19 environment, why would you subject yourself to sitting in a crowded room with 20 – 30 students.
  • Why would you take a concealed carry class that may not be recognized by the State of Florida for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license?

Take your concealed carry and firearms training only from an established, local training provider. Not from a group that travels the state conducting weekend classes in rented hotel rooms.

Florida law requires that anyone conducting an approved concealed carry weapons training class must witness the student “. . . . discharge of the firearm included live fire using a firearm and ammunition as defined in fs. 790.001; . . . .” Florida Statute 790.06.(2)(h)7

When considering taking a hotel conducted concealed carry weapons class, call and ask where the State required live-fire training is conducted. Oh, that is if they provided a phone number to call.

If the concealed carry weapons license class conducted in a rented hotel room does not include a trip the the range and involve the firing of a firearm using live ammunition, the training is not valid for applying for a State of Florida concealed carry weapons license.

In-Gauge of Polk County’s concealed carry training is guaranteed to meet the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license. Feel free to call us at: 863-206-1996.

In-Gauge of Polk County NEVER conducts concealed carry or firearms training classes in rented hotel rooms.

Beware!

Those conducting hotel concealed carry weapons classes may claim to be certified NRA instructors. Do not be misled! Official NRA firearms and concealed carry classes are never taught in rented hotel rooms or at gun shows.

Those conducting hotel concealed carry weapons classes may even claim to provide fingerprinting services that will be recognized by the Florida Department of Agriculture when applying for you license. Another falsehood.

Recognized and accepted fingerprinting must be digitally performed by either a law enforcement agency, an approved county tax collector’s office or a Florida Dept. of Agriculture concealed carry weapons processing center . . . Florida Statute 790.06.(5)(c).

If you take a concealed carry weapons license class that does not include firing live ammunition from a real firearm, you risk losing your license processing and application fee and having your licensed revoked, if it is discovered after issuance.

Laser guns, airsoft guns or simulated firing does not qualify as “live-fire” and is not recognized by the State of Florida.