Hardening The Soft Target – Church, Ministry, Faith Organization Security

“There is no elegant way to protect the sheep from hungry wolves.”

We have once again been reminded how hate filled cowards take advantage of soft targets.lamb_wolf 01

11 Killed in Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting
Sunday, October 28, 2018

“The shooter stormed the building during a Saturday morning service, fatally shooting 11 mostly elderly people and wounding six others including four police officers, before he was arrested.”

Kroger store shooting suspect tried to first access church
10/26/2018 – Associated Press

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. — A man with a history of violence and mental illness was recorded on surveillance video apparently trying to get inside a church in Kentucky before he went to a grocery store and fatally shot two store patrons, police said.

After releasing a photo of the suspect, authorities received a tip from an employee of the city of Jeffersontown who said he thought he saw Gregory Bush outside the First Baptist church prior to Wednesday’s shooting, city police chief Sam Rogers said. The video confirmed Bush’s presence about 10 to 15 minutes before he went to the grocery store, Rogers said.

“We prayed to our God and posted a guard . . .”  Nehemiah 4:9

It is regrettable, but the wolves choose soft targets.  It is our responsibility to make chosen targets as undesirable as possible by hardening the target.  We harden the target by preparing ourselves for an unwanted attack.The Shepherd 01

It is understood that a good many members of any congregation possess a concealed carry license and may even carry a firearm during services.  However, are they qualified to carry a deadly weapon in public?

There is more to carrying a firearm in public then just knowing how to pull a trigger and shooting holes in a paper target.

Our GUARDIAN TRAINING PROGRAM does just that.  Our GUARDIAN TRAINING PROGRAM trains the participant in crowded, close-quarter use of a firearm.

Successful completion of our GUARDIAN TRAINING PROGRAM provides the participant with an official NRA, nationally recognized certificate of training that can be used for both applying for

  • a Florida concealed carry weapons license and
  • applying for a reduction in liability insurance premiums

With the successful completion of  our GUARDIAN TRAINING PROGRAM all members of a congregation’s “security/watch team” will have the uniform training, know the abilities and capabilities of its members.

ALICE Training

You or members of your congregation may have received ALICE training, from a local law enforcement agency and either thought that was all there is available or wondered where could you or members of your “security/watch team” get more or practical defense training.

Our GUARDIAN TRAINING PROGRAM is above and beyond ALICE training.  Our GUARDIAN TRAINING PROGRAM is practical firearms training unlike anything offered elsewhere in central Florida.

Contact us for practical training that will harden your soft target and make it undesirable prey for the hate filled wolves.

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Tee Up for Tatas

What does golf have to do with firearms and shooting?  Absolutely nothing.  However . . . .

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We all have tatas in our life and we want to do all we can to protect them.

For that reason, we are proud to help sponsor the 2nd annual Tee Up for Tatas golf tournament, Monday, October 1st at the Cleveland Heights County Club, Lakeland, Florida.

 

Join us in supporting . . .

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For complete information go to . . .  

 http://www.max983fm.com/station/contests/golf-tournament/

2019 Friends of NRA RAFFLE CALENDARS

Proceeds go to fund local youth shooting sports programs

The Friends of NRA 2019 Raffle Calendars are now available.

The Friends of NRA 2019 raffle calendars are now available for purchase through your local Friends of NRA committee.

The raffle calendars are $50 each and offer the purchaser 104 chances to win quality firearms, with drawings taking place twice weekly throughout the year.  Proceeds go to fund local youth shooting sports programs, i.e., Boy Scouts of America, 4-H Clubs, Royal Rangers, Future Farmers of American, Junior R.O.T.C. shooting teams.

These color graphics calendars make great holiday gifts.

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To purchase calendars contact the Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA at:  

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The 2019 edition of Florida Friends of NRA raffle calendar will be its 3rd year, with over 180 winners to date.  Purchase a calendar and support youth shooting sports programs. 

Contact any of the numbers above or use the form below to purchase header advertising space in the 2020 edition.  Header advertising sales close June 1, 2019.

 

 

 

3 seconds will determine . . .

Sheriff Grady Judd:  ” . . . a perfect stand your ground.”

Licensed concealed carry good guy takes out bad guy during a “domestic violence” road rage incident.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd:  ” . . . a perfect stand your ground.”

A long standing axiom, known and taught by those in the self-defense arena, was affirmed by Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, during a press conference Wednesday, August 29th, regarding a fatal, self-defense shooting in Winter Haven, Florida.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd affirms that 3 seconds will determine who survives a deadly threat and who will not.   Sheriff Grady Judd:  “You see how quickly you have to make a decision on whether you live or whether you die.

3 seconds will determine if you are the one who makes the 911 call or the one who is carried away in a black body bag.

 

 

 

 

Tallahassee – Big Pro Gun Rally

It happened Saturday, July 28th in the courtyard of the Florida Capital.

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While patriotic Americans, who support the defense of the 2nd Amendment, gathered in the courtyard of the State Capital, an opposing group, March for Our Lives gathered only blocks away.  Numbers for the two groups were similar.  However there was on striking difference between the two groups.

One group gathered to show support for the 2nd Amendment and every American’s right to self-defense and the other group gathered to gain support for their effort in restricting Floridians’ rights to own the firearm of his or her choice and self-defense.  One group wants to preserve every American’s Constitutional rights and the other group wants to have those rights eliminated. 

One group was entertained by live music, singers and dynamic speakers.  Opening ceremonies included the Pledge of Allegiance the live singing of the National Anthem, by Krystal Walters .   The other group marched in the street, after a closed-door, round-table conference, led in chants by organizers using megaphones.  At their rally site, attendees were entertained by angry speakers shouting political, anti-Constitution rhetoric and anti-gun talking points.

Which group was which, view the photos below and draw your own conclusion.

 

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By far the most powerful and motivating speaker at the rally – Mark Robinson . . . .

Click here to hear Mark’s July 28th Rally speech.

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NRA – Firearms Training for the Visually Impaired

Even The Blind Can Learn To Shoot

In-Gauge of Polk County leads the way in training the visually impaired.

Even The Blind Can Learn To Shoot At In-Gauge Of Polk County

http://www.dailyridge.com/en/2018/07/09/even-the-blind-can-learn-to-shoot-at-in-gauge-of-polk-county/

Utilizing the Club’s new computer controlled lazer training system . . .

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FREE Teacher Concealed Carry Training

FREE Teacher Concealed Carry Training

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In-Gauge of Polk County is offering FREE concealed carry / firearm classes for teachers during the month of June.

As a community service and in the interest of promoting firearm safety, In-Gauge of Polk County, a private, non-profit, NRA affiliated club specializing in firearm training is offering, FREE for teachers, 5-hour concealed carry/handgun safety training classes.

Participants must:

  • Provide a valid Florida picture ID
  • Provide a current employment ID
  • Be currently employed in either a public or private school
  • Be currently employed in a instructional position
  • Be accompanied by at least one paying student at our regular course fee of $50

            *  Other restrictions and conditions may apply and are at the sole discretion of                In-Gauge of Polk County.

Training participants will be responsible for:

  • providing his or her own modern firearm (in safe operating condition)
    • *  Loaner guns and ammunition are available for a small fee
  • providing his or her own ammunition (minimum of 50 rounds)
  • hearing and eye protection

Training classes will be conducted throughout the month of June.

An official certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion of the course good for applying for a State of Florida concealed carry weapons license.

When considering enrolling in a firearm are concealed carry training class, you may want to ask about the instructor’s/provider’s facility and classroom.  Our classes are conducted in a dedicated, air conditioned, brick and mortar classroom with comfortable seating and tables.  Our classes are not conducted under an oak tree in a cow pasture or under a canopy in a dead orange grove.

Our classroom . . . .

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Santa Fe Texas – We grieve with you

Once again our nation’s peace has been shattered by the demonic, heinous act of one demented individual.  Our broken hearts grieve with the families of the victims of the Santa Fe Texas High School tragedy and we pray for the speedy recovery of the injured. 

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As law enforcement en devours to harden public school “gun free” zones, our places of worship and private schools remain vulnerable.   Our churches, ministries and other places of worship, as well as their educational facilities and learning centers, must not be neglected.

We encourage all faith based organizations to look into Guardian Training for their ministry.

Our places of worship are the next soft targets!

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In-Gauge of Polk County is the only NRA charted, non-profit organization that provides such training in the state of Florida.

Our Guardian Training is a comprehensive training program specifically focusing on training members of church and faith based organizations in the unique nature of dealing with and mitigating life threatening situations in a crowded, close-quarter environment.

Our Accelerated Guardian Training is 15 hours of intense training that includes basic and advanced level handgun instruction designed for out-of-town participants.   Our Accelerated Guardian Training offers the out-of-town participant with the maximum training at a minimum cost, permitting him or her ample time to return home for Sunday services.    There are no prerequisites required or accepted.

Our Guardian Training is a standardized training program, developed by the National Rifle Association and provides the graduate with a nationally recognized, official NRA certificate of training that can be used for applying for a concealed carry license and submitted to your organization’s insurance carrier for a possible reduction in insurance premiums.   No other local training organization or agency can legitimately make that claim

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Winter Haven, Florida

863-206-1996

www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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School Guardian Eligibility Training

School Guardian Eligibility Training

School_Guardian 600.TMIn-Gauge of Polk County is offering School Guardian Eligibility Training as described by the Polk County School Board.School Guardian 03

 

 

Successful completion of this training qualifies the participant to apply for Florida’s concealed carry weapons license, fulfilling the eligibility requirement for the Polk County School Board’s “Safety Guardian” position.
This is true firearms training, not merely a quickie, gun show or gun shop concealed carry class. The successful completion of this training qualifies the participant for the NRA’s advanced pistol training course.

Upon the successful completion of In-Gauge of Polk County’s basic concealed carry class (CCW 101) the participant will be eligible to enroll and participate in the NRA’s official advanced, handgun training course DEFENSIVE PISTOL.

The DEFENSIVE PISTOL course is a true concealed carry training course that teaches: 

  • Situational awareness
  • Threat assessment
  • Risk mitigation
  • Confrontation de-escalation
  • Concealed firearm proficiency
  • Drawing from a concealed carry holster
  • Confronting and dealing with the single assailant
  • Confronting a dealing with multiple assailants    
  • Utilization of cover and concealment

The DEFENSIVE PISTOL course includes 5 hours of intense, live-fire range training, whereby the participant will be expected to fire a minimum of 200 rounds of ammunition, using a defensive caliber handgun.

A nationally recognized, official NRA certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion.

 

 

 

 

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