HUNTER SAFETY CERTIFICATION CLASS – Winter Haven, FL

A Florida hunter safety education certification class will be conducted Saturday, October 15th, in Winter Haven, Florida.

Total Cost: $75

All equipment provided or you can bring your own.

Hunter Safety Education Certification Qualification Class – Shotgun.

This class will provide the practical, hands-on, live-firing of a firearm required to fulfill the training requirements for applying for a Florida hunter safety education certification card.

An official National Rifle Association certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion of the class.

The class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

  • Class Time: 9:00 AM
  • Location: 3812 Cypress Gardens Road, Winter Haven
  • Total Cost: $75
  • Equipment:
    • Bring your own shotgun or use ours.
    • Ammunition will be provided.
    • Hearing and eye protection required. Bring your own or use ours.

For further information, call: 863-206-1996

To register for the class, go to EVENTBRITE at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hunter-safety-certification-class-basic-shotgun-tickets-416976456807

HUNTER SAFETY CERTIFICATION CLASS – Winter Haven, FL

A Florida hunter safety education certification class will be conducted Saturday, October 15th, in Winter Haven, Florida.

Total Cost: $75

All equipment provided or you can bring your own.

Hunter Safety Education Certification Qualification Class – Shotgun.

This class will provide the practical, hands-on, live-firing of a firearm required to fulfill the training requirements for applying for a Florida hunter safety education certification card.

An official National Rifle Association certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion of the class.

The class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

  • Class Time: 9:00 AM
  • Location: 3812 Cypress Gardens Road, Winter Haven
  • Total Cost: $75
  • Equipment:
    • Bring your own shotgun or use ours.
    • Ammunition will be provided.
    • Hearing and eye protection required. Bring your own or use ours.

For further information, call: 863-206-1996

To register for the class, go to EVENTBRITE at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hunter-safety-certification-class-basic-shotgun-tickets-416976456807

NO WARNING SHOTS – Shoot to stop the threat

Florida mail carrier mauled to death by loose dogs. Failed warning shots fired to stop attack.

A Florida postal carrier is dead after being mauled by 5 dogs

“One neighbor brought his firearm along and fired several shots in the air in an attempt to disrupt the attack.” “That was unsuccessful.

August 23, 2022

A U.S. Postal Service carrier who was attacked by five dogs in Putnam County, Florida, has died, a sheriff’s official said.

Pamela Jane Rock, 61, died at a hospital Monday night, the day after the vicious attack, which a neighbor tried to stop by firing into the air, sheriff’s Col. Joseph Wells said Tuesday at a news conference.

“One neighbor brought his firearm along and fired several shots in the air in an attempt to disrupt the attack,” Wells said. “That was unsuccessful.

Officers applied tourniquets to stem the loss of blood, but during the drive to the hospital, Rock went into cardiac arrest.

Neighbors and the dogs’ owner pulled the animals off Rock after they heard her scream, he said. The animals were seized and will be euthanized. Additional details about the dogs, including size or breed, were not provided.

Rock’s niece told NBC affiliate WTLV of Jacksonville that Rock had recently completed training with the Postal Service and was in a postal vehicle when it broke down Sunday in a neighborhood about 65 miles south of Jacksonville.

She said that her aunt was horrifically wounded and that doctors amputated an arm in their attempt to save her.

Animal control officials had visited the dogs’ home at least twice in the last three years, Wells said.

CONCEALED CARRY CLASSES – Winter Haven, Lakeland, Lake Wales, Bartow

Fast, Convenient, The Minimum You Need

You can waste your time, money and the loss of your sense of welbeing by attending a concealed carry class conducted in a rented hotel room or . . .

You can attend a class the both qualifies you for applying for a Florida concealed carry license and trains you in the use of a firearm to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones

New Gun Shop In Town – Wild Wild West Arms

The Wild Wild West Arms Gun Store opened its doors for business Saturday, August 20th.

The Wild Wild West Arms Gun Store, located directly on US Hwy. 27, Lake Hamilton, Florida, opened its doors for business Saturday, August 20th.

Wild Wild West Arms promises to be the premier firearms dealer in east Polk County, serving firearm enthusiasts and sportsmen from as far north as Clermont, south to Sebring.

29350 US Hwy. 27, Lake Hamilton, FL 33838 (863) 488-6508

Wild Wild West Arms has a large inventory of all types of firearms, a wide assortment of ammunition, accepts transfers and sells used firearms on consignment. Concealed carry, firearms training and hunter safety certification qualification classes will be taught on site in a large, comfortable classroom.

The GRAND OPENING will take place Saturday, September 17th.

The doors will open at 9:00 AM

It is going to be a party . . .

  • Deep discounts on firearms and other merchandise
  • Remote broadcasting by 2 local, popular radio stations
  • Smoke’n Oak will be providing fresh, hot, cooked BBQ and more

29350 US Hwy. 27

Lake Hamilton, FL 33838

863-488-6508

Florida HUNTER SAFETY EDUCATION Classes – Having difficulty getting in one?

Do you need a Hunter Safety Education Class for that young hunter in your life or yourself?

863-206-1996

With hunting season just around the corner, are you or someone you know is in need of his or her Florida Hunter Safety Edcation card?

Are you finding it difficult or nearly impossible to complete the hands-on, field day portion of the training?

Contact us for the training you need to apply for and receive your Florida Hunter Education Card. We can get you or that young hunter in your life certified before the season begins.

In-Gauge of Polk County Winter Haven, Florida

863-206-1996

Commissioner Nikki Fried Doubles Down – Again Calls for Background Checks on Ammunition Purchases

“I’m a gun owner, and, . . . there are reasonable steps we can take that don’t infringe on Second Amendment rights – like expanding background checks and red-flag laws, closing loopholes, requiring background checks for ammunition purchases, banning large capacity magazines . . .”

In Orlando, July 31, 2022 . . . .

Tallahassee, Fla. — Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried, an independently-elected member of the Florida Cabinet, issued the following statement in response to the news of a mass shooting in downtown Orlando last night that injured seven people:

“My heart goes out to the Orlando community after last night’s mass shooting. The people of Orlando and of our state have been traumatized by gun violence and mass shootings for far too long. When will Republicans finally stand up and say that enough is enough? Our state needs to pass comprehensive gun safety measures so our communities no longer have to live in fear and terror.

“I’m a gun owner, and I know I’m not the only one who thinks there are reasonable steps we can take that don’t infringe on Second Amendment rights – like expanding background checks and red-flag laws, closing loopholes, requiring background checks for ammunition purchases, banning large capacity magazines, and keeping assault weapons off our streets. Taking steps to stop terrorism in our communities should not be controversial.”

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried

US House Passes Assualt Weapons Ban

If you never considered doing it before, NOW is the time to contact YOUR United States senator!

July 29, 2022

If H.R.1808 – Assault Weapons Ban of 2022 passes the Senate, it will become the law of the land.

The actual bill (legislation) can be read HERE: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1808/text

“(41) The term ‘large capacity ammunition feeding device’—

“(A) means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device, including any such device joined or coupled with another in any manner, that has an overall capacity of, or that can be readily restored, changed, or converted to accept, more than 15 rounds of ammunition; and

More than your NRA membership is needed to prevent H.R.1808 – Assault Weapons Ban of 2022 from becoming law.

To make a one-time DONATION that will go directly to the NRA-ILA for defending our 2nd Amendment rights CLICK HERE or go to: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/donate-to-support-and-defend-our-2nd-amendment-rights/?preview=true&frame-nonce=e6027a3946

There are other pro-gun, 2nd Amendment organiztions that claim to fight to defend the 2nd Amendment. However, only the NRA has the size, experience and the weight to be effective.

All donations will go directly to defend our 2nd Amendment rights.  No monies will be used for operational expenses. 

As law abiding gun owners, we are looking at a future that up until now has only been a fear. Today, that fear has become reality.


In-Gauge of Polk County is a registered, non-profit organization, chartered by the National Rifle Association. NRA ID #B94873

Donations received will go directly to the NRA for the defense of our Second Amendment rights. No monies will be used for operational expenses.

“Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.”

John Quincy Adams

“Why all semi-automatic weapons must be banned” – What the anti-gun side is thinking

All semi-automatic weapons, both rifles and handguns, must be banned on a national basis.

Bob Reid – July 27, 2022

It is now more than evident that it is very dangerous for a society to allow for the widespread distribution and ownership of weapons whose sole purpose is to destroy human life.

There is no mention in the Second Amendment about an individual right to own and bear arms. The purpose of the Second Amendment was to placate those former colonies (and soon to be States), who feared the potential of a federal government acting like the King they just overthrew. The bulk of the military that fought the Revolutionary War was state militias (the modern equivalent of which is the National Guard) acting under the command of federal forces.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-semi-automatic-weapons-must-090208870.html

Good Guy With Gun Stops Bad Guy With Gun Preventing Mass Shooting

NO “concealed carry” class is going to train you in the use of a handgun. You need to take a handgun/firearm training class for that.

Greenwood Mall, Greenwood, Indiana – July 17, 2022

  • Shots fired (good guy) 10 rounds
  • Distance: 120 feet
  • Shots hitting target (bad guy): 8
  • Time span: 15 seconds

There is more to owning and carrying a gun than just knowing how to pull the trigger.

Allow us to make you proficient in the use of your gun. We conduct both basic and advanced handgun training, concealed carry classes, rifle and shotgun classes.

It should be understood that no “concealed carry” class is going to train you in the use of a handgun. You need to take a handgun/firearm training class for that.

Sheriff Grady Judd: “If you are not afraid of a gun, get one.”

It should be understood that NO “concealed carry” class is going to train you in the use of a handgun. You need to take a handgun/firearm training class for that.

If the class you are considering taking does not specifically state that it is going to train you in the use, operation and firing of a handgun, it is not going to.

See our course descriptions at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/course-titles/ or call us at: 863-206-1996 for class availability.