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Accepting Registrations for May Classes

In-Gauge of Polk County is currently accepting registrations for classes resuming May 2nd.

If you do not see the class you are looking for on our current schedule, just ask. We can either schedule a private class or offer one for public enrollment. See our May class schedule at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/

When the COVID-19 virus shutdown is over, support your local businesses and non-profit organizations.

In-Gauge of Polk County’s only business is conducting firearms safety training.  We do not sell guns.  We do not sell ammunition.  We do not sell firearm accessories.   In-Gauge of Polk County is a local, non-profit organization that conducts training that prepares you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. 

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Prepared for the Uncertain Affects of the Coronavirus?

  • Civil unrest
  • Looting
  • Home invasion
  • Robbery
  • Threat of harm to you or your family

In-Gauge of Polk County will continue to offer and conduct concealed carry, self-defense, home defense and other firearms training during the COVID-19 crisis for as long as safe and permitted to do so.

Classes are kept small and all CDC and public health standards are practiced.

Official NRA, virtual, online classroom sessions are available. We have increased our class schedule to 3 days a week and will conduct private classes upon request.

All class registrations can be done online at: ‘Register for a Class‘ or you can call us at: 863-206-1996. You can send us an email inquiry at: info.ingauge@gmail.com.

There is no age restriction on NRA firearms training.

In-Gauge of Polk County is dedicated to firearms safety training and we do not want you to become a statistic during these uncertain times.

The safety and well-being of you and your family is our primary concern.

When you need a gun, it is too late to learn how to use it.

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Are you or someone you know a new gun owner?

Do not become a statistic.

Today a good many people will pick up a gun they purchased last week.  It may very well be the first gun they have purchased in their life or it may be a type gun with which they are totally unfamiliar.  

If you are one of those people, do not become a statistic.

Learn how to safely handle and shoot that gun before you attempt to use it in the defense of your home, your life or the lives of your loved ones.

In-Gauge of Polk County will continue to conduct firearms training (pistol, shotgun, concealed carry, self-defense) throughout the COVID-19 emergency, for as long as permitted to do so. 

We even offer an official NRA online basic pistol course for those who do not want to gather in large groups in a classroom setting.  Successful completion of the online course fulfills the training requirement for applying for a State of Florida concealed carry license.

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting online course description: https://basicpistol.nra.org/

Register for any of our firearm training classes (pistol, shotgun, AR-15 rifle) by going to: http://www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com  ‘Register for a Class‘ or by calling 863-206-1996.

In-Gauge of Polk County is a local, non-profit organization, chartered by the National Rifle Association, dedicated to conducting firearm safety training.

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In-Gauge of Polk County will continue to offer and conduct training while permitted to do so

To provide as many people as possible the training to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones, In-Gauge of Polk County will be conducting concealed carry classes, self-defense, home defense, shotgun and other firearms training 3 days a week.


Classes size will be restricted to 10 students or less. We will custom schedule and conduct any concealed carry or firearms training class for 4 or more people.


Visit our website at: www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com or call us at: 863-206-1996 to schedule training.

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Considering training to protect your life and the lives of your loved ones?

You should view this video before making a decision . . . .

863-206-1996

Email: info.ingauge@gmail.com

Winter Haven, Florida

We train you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

  • No pre-class appointment required
  • Convenient online registration 24/7
  • Convenient online payment
  • No fingerprinting required – Fingerprinting will be done at the time you apply for your Florida concealed carry license.

In-Gauge of Polk County is a local, non-profit organization. No salaries are paid or received. All proceed go to support local shooting sports programs. 

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Considering A Concealed Carry Class?

You should view this video before you make a decision . . . .

863-206-1996

Email: info.ingauge@gmail.com

Winter Haven, Florida

We train you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

  • No pre-class appointment required
  • Convenient online registration 24/7
  • Convenient online payment
  • No fingerprinting required – Fingerprinting will be done at the time you apply for your Florida concealed carry license.

In-Gauge of Polk County is a local, non-profit organization. No salaries are paid or received. All proceed go to support local shooting sports programs. 

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In-Gauge of Polk County will continue to offer training classes

For as long as we are permitted to do so, In-Gauge of Polk County will continue to offer and conduct firearms, self-defense and personal protection classes.

If you concerned about being in large groups during the Coronavirus crisis, all In-Gauge of Polk County classes are small, conducted in large, open rooms and on an outdoor gun range.

For class enrollment, go to: http://www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com
or call: 863-206-1996

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2020 POLK SENIOR GAMES – Pistol Competition

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The women’s competition . . .

The men’s competition . . .

The ‘Women of In-Gauge’ take Gold and Silver medals

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Concealed Carry – When you are serious about defending your life and the lives of your loved ones

When you are serious about defending your life and the lives of your loved ones, In-Gauge of Polk County should be your only consideration for firearms training.

Our next Handgun/Concealed Carry License Qualification Training Class is Saturday, February 29th. Participation is still available. This class teaches you how to use your handgun. This class includes 1 hour of live-fire range training under the direct supervision of certified NRA instructors. You will fire a minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition.

This class is Phase One of our 15 hour Active Shooter / Armed Assailant training program. This training is a must for those who want more training than that required for applying for a concealed carry license or those desiring to be qualified to be a member of church emergency response team.

The cost of this 5-hour handgun/concealed carry license qualification training class is $50.

You can register online using Eventbrite by clicking HERE.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

If you think all there is to carrying a deadly weapon in public is knowing how to pull a trigger, take a gun show class or a class conducted in a rented hotel room.
In-Gauge of Polk County teaches you how to use your firearm to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. There is no substitute for NRA firearms training.
Florida Concealed Carry Weapons License Class
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Friends of NRA Dinner & Auction

The Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA Dinner & Auction is the premier sportsmen’s event in central Florida.

The Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA Dinner & Auction is the premier sportsmen’s event in central Florida. All other sportsmen’s events pale in comparison.

The Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA is a 7 time HIGH CALIBER Committee and in 2019 earned the prestigious 2 star PROTECTOR rating.

Last year:
– Wayne LaPierre, Executive Director of the NRA was the guest of honor.
– over $50K was raised to fund LOCAL youth shooting sports programs.
– over 525 people attended
– Sheriff Grady Judd made his annual appearance and auctioned off a full day “Ride Along With The Sheriff”
– The event SOLD OUT 2 weeks in advance

This year over 70 new, quality firearms will be either raffled, auctioned or given away.

The Central Florid Ridge Friends of NRA Dinner & Action is a family friendly event. Kids under 12 enter and eat free. Free prizes given away to all kids under 10.

All veterans are honored and a new 1911 .45 caliber pistol awarded to one lucky veteran.

Get your tickets early for this year’s Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA 25th Annual Dinner & Auction by going to: https://www.friendsofnra.org/eventtickets/Events/Details/10… or calling Ron Prat at: (863) 258-0903

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Friends of NRA Dinner & Auction

The Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA Dinner & Auction is the premier sportsmen’s event in central Florida.

The Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA Dinner & Auction is the premier sportsmen’s event in central Florida. All other sportsmen’s events pale in comparison.

The Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA is a 5 time HIGH CALIBER Committee and in 2019 earned the prestigious 2 Star PROTECTOR rating.

Last year:
– Wayne LaPierre, Executive Director of the NRA was the guest of honor.
– over $50K was raised to fund LOCAL youth shooting sports programs.
– over 525 people attended
– Sheriff Grady Judd made his annual appearance and auctioned off a full day “Ride Along With The Sheriff”
– The event SOLD OUT 2 weeks in advance

This year over 70 new, quality firearms will be either raffled, auctioned or given away.

Get your tickets early for this year’s Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA 25th Annual Dinner & Auction by going to: https://www.friendsofnra.org/eventtickets/Events/Details/10… or calling Ron Prat at: (863) 258-0903

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POLK SENIOR GAMES – Pistol Competition

Deadline for registration: 5:00 PM Friday, February 14th.

Polk Senior Games Pistol Competition – Wednesday, March 11th, Lakeland, FL

Categories:

  • Men
  • Women
  • Ages
    • 50 -59
    • 60 -60
    • 70 -79
    • 80 and up

Registration information and forms can be obtained at POLK SENIOR GAMES: http://polkseniorgames.org/enter-the-games/355-2/

Phone number: (863) 533-0055

Email: polkseniorgames50@gmail.com

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Packing and Praying: Why some Southwest Florida churches have armed security

Packing and praying: Why some Southwest Florida churches have armed security

 February 10th 2020 – by Evan Dean

As acts of violence rattle church congregations across the U.S., some churches in SWFL are making sure they’re armed and ready.

FORT MYERS, Fla. – For tens of millions of people across the U.S., the church is a sacred place – a place for comfort, redemption, and refuge.

A place where an act of violence is seemingly unthinkable.

But shootings inside churches have become all-too-common in recent years, rattling congregations across the country.

The latest church shooting to receive national attention happened in late December at the West Freeway Church of Christ in North Texas.

A gunman killed two people but was shot dead within seconds by Jack Wilson, the volunteer head of security at the church.

Wilson, who owns a gun range, was hailed a hero by local law enforcement.

“I don’t feel like I killed a human. I killed an evil,” Wilson told NBC News after the shooting.

The violence in Texas – and the rapid containment of the threat – has again raised a question that’s been posed before: should churchgoers, specifically church security teams, carry guns?

Generally, Florida law does allow a licensed gun owner to carry a concealed firearm in a church.

Russell Howard, the lead pastor at McGregor Baptist Church in Fort Myers, acknowledged the sad reality that shootings in places of worship have become far too common.

“Inevitably, you wonder – could this happen to me, or to a friend, or to a colleague, or to a church that is closer to us?” Howard said in an interview with NBC2. “It is a fallen world. It is a broken world.”

McGregor Baptist is one of the biggest churches in southwest Florida, and Howard admits their approach to security has changed in recent years.

“One of our initial ideas was — let’s keep it completely discrete. For heaven’s sake, let’s not let anyone notice that we have some very alert people. That is no longer our position,” Howard explained.

While he wouldn’t share all their safety measures, Howard said McGregor Baptist has a full-fledged security team – including some members who are retired or off-duty police officers.

He said the team checks bags at the doors, has people monitoring crowds, and yes, some members do carry guns.

“While politicians in environments who, by the way, are protected by men with guns, debate how to stop mass shootings… a gentleman in Texas stopped one in six seconds,” Howard said.

“The means to containment of a violent, misbehaving person, is to de-escalate the situation. And if that calls for the disciplined and effective use of counter-measured violence, as regrettable as that is, inarguably — at least in the Texas case — and I say this with gravity, my brother, not flippancy… it worked.”

McGregor Baptist has also held active shooter training with law enforcement to keep the congregation safe. Still, Pastor Howard maintained that all that training and security is ultimately secondary.

“This church is secure to the degree the will of God deems it so. My absolute trust is in the will of God,” Howard said. “I wouldn’t wish [a shooting] to happen. I very much hope it doesn’t. But we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”

NBC2 Investigators spoke with leaders at several other churches in Southwest Florida, including one pastor who said they hire an armed security team to monitor their services.

However, not every pastor believes that guns belong in churches.

Several local leaders declined to interview for the story. Some indicated that their security wasn’t quite where they wanted it to be. Others didn’t feel comfortable divulging their practices or openly discussing the topic.

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FLORIDA – Church Security Bill One Step Closer To Becoming Law

To make this happen,,contact your Florida senator immediately ! ! !

Concealed carry in churches, ministries, synagogues and other faith organizations legislation moves forward with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Florida House moves ahead with guns-in-church bill

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://floridapolitics.com/archives/318403-bill-guns-places-worship&ct=ga&cd=CAEYASoTNDExNDA3NjY4OTAxMzY5MTAwNTIcM2FkNTJhOTBhNWMwN2FmMzpjb206ZW46VVM6Ug&usg=AFQjCNFmqy_WiLPtdLjVbZFtqjmqFDqLCQ

However, HB 1437 requires a companion Senate bill to be considered in general session.

To make it happen, the following Florida senators need to be contacted immediately ! ! !

Senator Bill Galvano                galvano.bill@flsenate.gov   
Senator Kathleen Passidomo    passidomo.kathleen@flsenate.gov      Senator Kelli Stargel                stargel.kelli.web@flsenate.gov          

The senators above should be contacted and encouraged to include the language in HB 1437 be added to an EXISTING approved Senate bill. Senate President Bill Galvano can make it happen if he wants it to happen.

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Presentation: Texas Church Shooting – Lessons Learned

Schedule a free, private, presentation, analysis and discussion on the West Freeway Church of Christ, Texas church shooting.

Tonight, we will be conducting another free, private presentation, analysis and discussion on the December 29th Texas church shooting, before a local congregation.

You may have watched the Texas church shooting video a dozen times, but if you did not see the armed ‘security team’ member fall with his drawn gun presented, you need to attend this seminar.

If your church or ministry has a safety response team or are considering starting one, contact In-Gauge of Polk County for a free 1 hour presentation.

863-206-1996

Email: info.ingauge@gmail.com

Winter Haven, Florida

In-Gauge of Polk County is a local, non-profit organization. No salaries are paid or received. All proceed go to support local shooting sports programs. 

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Presentation: Texas Church Shooting – Lessons Learned

Schedule a free, private, presentation, analysis and discussion on the West Freeway Church of Christ, Texas church shooting.

Tonight, we will be conducting another free, private presentation, analysis and discussion on the December 29th Texas church shooting, before a local congregation.

You may have watched the Texas church shooting video a dozen times, but if you did not see the armed ‘security team’ member fall with his drawn gun presented, you need to attend this seminar.

If your church or ministry has a safety response team or are considering starting one, contact In-Gauge of Polk County for a free 1 hour presentation.

863-206-1996

Email: info.ingauge@gmail.com

Winter Haven, Florida

In-Gauge of Polk County is a local, non-profit organization. No salaries are paid or received. All proceed go to support local shooting sports programs. 

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Church Security – Free presentation and discussion

This is a must attend presentation for any church or ministry that has or is considering establishing an emergency response team.

In-Gauge of Polk County is offering a free 1 1/2 hour presentation on the lessons to be learned from the West Freeway Church of Christ shooting, White Settlement, Texas. This is a must attend presentation for any church, ministry or other faith organization that has or is considering establishing a emergency response team.

Your church or ministry can schedule or host a free presentation to be conducted within Polk and Highlands counties.

This is a must attend presentation for any church or ministry that has or is considering establishing an emergency response team.

To schedule a free 1 1/2 hour presentation, contact In-Gauge of Polk County at:

863-206-1996

Email: info.ingauge@gmail.com

Winter Haven, Florida

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Church and Ministry Safety & Security – Free presentation

In-Gauge of Polk County will continue to offer this free presentations to churches, ministries and other faith organization that would like to schedule a private presentation or host one.

Available to churches, ministries and other faith organizations

Tuesday evening, January 21st, In-Gauge of Polk County conducted a free and open to the public presentation, discussion and analysis of the West Freeway Church of Christ shooting.

Over 40 people attended, representing 12 local churches and ministries. Those attending were pastors, ministers, deacons, safety team leaders and general members of congregations.

The event was a audio-visual presentation on the West Freeway Church of Christ shooting, an analysis of the incident and a open discussion of the lessons to be learned from the tragedy. Attendees took away a recognition of what went right and what went wrong during the West Freeway Church of Christ incident. A recognition of measures that can be applied to their church or ministry security plan.

In-Gauge of Polk County will continue to offer this free presentations to churches, ministries and other faith organization that would like to schedule a private presentation or host one.

This is must attend event for members of church emergency response teams and those considering developing a team.

In-Gauge of Polk County is a private, non-profit organization, charted by the National Rifle Association. In-Gauge of Polk County offers free Refuse To Be A Victim seminars and Stop The Bleed training clinics, as a community service, in addition to self-defense, concealed carry, Church Guardian and firearms training.

To schedule a free 1 1/2 hour presentation, contact In-Gauge of Polk County at:

863-206-1996

Email: info.ingauge@gmail.com

Winter Haven, Florida

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Polk County now a 2nd Amendment sanctuary county!

Polk County officially declares itself a 2nd Amendment sanctuary.

Polk County joins 15 other Florida counties in becoming a 2nd Amendment sanctuary.

https://www.theledger.com/news/20200121/polk-declares-itself-2nd-amendment-sanctuary

Polk declares itself a 2nd Amendment sanctuary

Jan 21, 2020

The Polk County Commission on Tuesday reversed course from its Friday meeting and approved a resolution affirming its support for gun rights, including language declaring the county a sanctuary.

BARTOW — Polk County is a Second Amendment sanctuary.

The Polk County Commission on Tuesday reversed course from its Friday meeting and approved a resolution affirming its support for gun rights, including language declaring the county a sanctuary.

The vote came after 12 people spoke out in favor of the sanctuary measure. Several commissioners also indicated they received phone calls and emails from gun-rights supporters over the weekend.

Although the commission could not take an official vote during its Friday workshop, four commissioners clearly indicated they had trouble with the sanctuary language while maintaining they supported Second Amendment rights. Only Commissioner John Hall supported the entire resolution, including the language declaring Polk a Second Amendment sanctuary.

That changed Tuesday as the commission initially voted 4-1 to approve the sanctuary resolution with Commissioner George Lindsey opposing it. Later, Lindsey asked for a reconsideration of the resolution and switched his vote to affirm the commission was unanimous in supporting the Second Amendment, he said.

“I don’t want this to be a divisive issue,” Lindsey said.

Commission Chairman Bill Braswell said he changed his mind because he hadn’t realized the word “sanctuary” was the label adopted by a Second Amendment movement.

“The word ‘sanctuary’ to some of us wouldn’t be our first choice,” he said. “When I hear ‘sanctuary,’ I think of ‘sanctuary city,’ and that’s bad.”

Braswell was referring to the sanctuary city movement asking local officials not to support some of President Donald Trump’s harsh immigration and deportation policies.

Commissioner Rick Wilson agreed he reacted against the word because of its association with immigration policies.

“I don’t like the word. I wish we could change it,” he said.

Yet Wilson and the other three commissioners declined to support Lindsey’s proposal to substitute “pro-Second-Amendment county” for “Second Amendment sanctuary.”

Before the first vote on the resolution, Lindsey said he opposed including the sanctuary language because one historical definition of the word is “immunity from the law.”

“That’s the part that bothers me,” he said. “I can’t do that if there’s an implied immunity from the law.”

Lindsey pointed out he supports the Second Amendment as a life member of the National Rifle Association, a handgun owner and holder of a state concealed weapons permit. But immunity from the law “is not what we stand for,” he said.

Several of the resolution supporters appeared motivated by the so-called “red flag” law passed by the Florida Legislature following the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

That law allows local law enforcement to seek a temporary court order, called a “risk protection order,” to seize firearms from persons it believes might use them against themselves or the community. Law enforcement can get an emergency order to seize weapons immediately followed by a final order at a court hearing within 14 days.

The law was passed because the Parkland shooter and many other perpetrators of mass shootings had shown behavioral signs of violence before the incidents.

“Polk County has a Second Amendment problem,” said Royal Brown III of Winter Haven, president of Winter Haven 912 Project, a gun rights group. “We lead the state in the use of the unconstitutional risk protection order, or RPO, which allows an ex parte seizure of firearms and ammunition without prior notification, without the right to be represented by a public defender and without due process based on a judge’s fear of what might happen in the future. This also violates the legal precedent of being innocent until proven guilty.”

Brown cited information from the Polk County Clerk of Courts office, which The Ledger also obtained.

The statistics show Polk did lead the state in seeking risk protection orders between March 2018 and October.

Polk sought 501 orders during that time followed by Pinellas County with 429 cases and Broward County with 393 orders sought. Only five other counties had more than 100 risk protection order cases during that time, and the state total was 2,933 cases.

The Clerk of Courts also reported a total of 525 risk protection cases filed in Polk from March 2018 through Nov. 20 with no additional state data.

Among those Polk cases, 15 petitions were denied an emergency order, or 3%. Among the 510 emergency protection orders granted, the court denied a final order in 49 cases, or 10%.

“We ask you to declare Polk County a Second Amendment sanctuary county and to be aware of the problems with the risk protection order, including conducting oversight of the RPO process until such time as it is challenged in the courts and declared unconstitutional or changed or deleted from law by the Florida Legislature,” Brown said.

Other speakers made more general arguments that the sanctuary language was needed to “send a message” to the Legislature and Congress on passing further gun restrictions. Several speakers warned of a looming socialist or communist threat to take away Second Amendment rights gradually.

“Florida came within 1% of becoming a socialist state,” said Glynda White, a Winter Haven 912 member, referring to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ narrow victory margin over Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum.

“The gun grabbers are coming,” said Danny Krueger of Lake Wales.

Bob Grimes of Lakeland compared the gradual diminution of gun rights to livestock being herded into a corral.

“What happens to sheep or cattle when they’re herded into a corral? They’re headed to slaughter,” he said.

After the meeting, Braswell told The Ledger the resolution was a symbolic affirmation of the Second Amendment because state law prohibits local government from passing any legislation dealing with firearms.

For that reason, he doesn’t anticipate the commission acting on any gun-related legislation, Braswell said. “I don’t think we have any authority there,” he said. “This today was a symbolic proclamation.”

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Church Security – Lessons learned from the Texas church shooting

FREE registration will remain open until 12:00 noon today, January 21st.

Analysis and Discussion

Only a few seats remain for this presentation. This event is nearly booked out. FREE registration will remain open until 12:00 noon today, January 21st. Admission tickets can be obtain through Eventbrite. See further information below.

This will be an unique presentation, analysis and discussion on the West Freeway Church of Christ shooting. What went right and what went wrong during the West Freeway Church of Christ, White Settlement, Texas incident.
This is must attend event for members of church emergency response teams and those considering developing a team.

Admission tickets are limited. Tickets can be obtained through Eventbrite at: Texas Church Incident – Analysis & Discussion

  • Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
    • 130 Avenue G, SE, Winter Haven, Florida

This is a free and open to the public event. Seating is limited. Admission by ticket only.

Free admission tickets can be obtained through Eventbrite at: Texas Church Incident – Analysis & Discussion
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West Freeway Church of Christ Shooting: What went right – What went wrong

This is must attend event for members of church emergency response teams and those considering developing a team.

Analysis and Discussion

This is an unique presentation, analysis and discussion on the West Freeway Church of Christ shooting. What went right and what went wrong during the West Freeway Church of Christ, White Settlement, Texas incident.
This is must attend event for members of church emergency response teams and those considering developing a team.

Admission tickets are limited. Tickets can be obtained through Eventbrite at: Texas Church Incident – Analysis & Discussion

  • Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
    • 130 Avenue G, SE, Winter Haven, Florida

This is a free and open to the public event. Seating is limited. Admission by ticket only.

Free admission tickets can be obtained through Eventbrite at: Texas Church Incident – Analysis & Discussion
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Shooting In A Texas Church Presentation: What went right – What went wrong

Analysis and Discussion

This will be an unique presentation, analysis and discussion on the West Freeway Church of Christ shooting. What went right and what went wrong during the West Freeway Church of Christ, White Settlement, Texas incident.
This is must attend event for members of church emergency response teams and those considering developing a team.

Admission tickets are limited. Tickets can be obtained through Eventbrite at: Texas Church Incident – Analysis & Discussion

  • Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
    • 130 Avenue G, SE, Winter Haven, Florida

This is a free and open to the public event. Seating is limited. Admission by ticket only.

Free admission tickets can be obtained through Eventbrite at: Texas Church Incident – Analysis & Discussion

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Does Jesus Christ support self-defense?

By Lars Larson – Jan 2, 2020     Does Jesus Christ support self-defense?

Jesus advising the disciples to buy a sword in Luke 22:36: “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.”

First, let’s look at a Gospel setting in which Christ absolutely endorses self-defense. “But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into (Luke 12:39). ” Isn’t Jesus saying here that violence – or certainly the threat of violence – is not just the reasonable, but even the responsible, option to take in protecting one’s property, never mind one’s person or one’s family?

Then, we have this next quotation from the Gospel of Mark: “But no one can enter the strong man’s house and plunder his goods unless he first binds the strong man (3:27).” Now, why would the bad guy have to bind the strong man? Obviously, because the strong man would otherwise do all he could to keep the bad guy out! And again, that’s just to protect property.

As if to confirm Mark’s Gospel, we find these additional words of Christ in the Gospel of Luke: “When the strong man, fully armed, guards his courtyard, his property is undisturbed (11:21).” In case anyone still doesn’t get the point, it is not enough simply to defend yourself when the situation arises; you should be armed and ready to defend even your property. And this, of course, is what Jesus told his disciples to do shortly before he was taken prisoner when he told them to make sure they had swords: arm yourselves and be ready.

“TURN THE OTHER CHEEK” ALWAYS? It is true that Jesus said to turn the other cheek in Matthew 5:38-42. However, many scholars do not believe pacifism (or nonresistance) is the essential point of His teaching in this passage. These scholars do not believe Jesus was teaching to “turn the other cheek” in virtually all circumstances. Even Christ did not literally turn the other cheek when smitten by a member of the Sanhedrin (see John 18:22-23).

The backdrop to this teaching is that the Jews considered it an insult to be hit in the face, much in the same way that we would interpret someone spitting in our face. Bible scholar R. C. Sproul comments: “What’s interesting in the expression is that Jesus specifically mentions the right side of the face [Matthew 5:39]….If I hit you on your right cheek, the most normal way would be if I did it with the back of my right hand….To the best of our knowledge of the Hebrew language, that expression is a Jewish idiom that describes an insult, similar to the way challenges to duels in the days of King Arthur were made by a backhand slap to the right cheek of your opponent.”

The principle taught in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:38-42 would thus seem to be that Christians should not retaliate when insulted or slandered (see also Romans 12:17-21). Such insults do not threaten a Christian’s personal safety. The question of rendering insult for insult, however, is a far cry from defending oneself against a mugger or a rapist.

In terms of following Christ’s example, one must remember that His personal nonresistance at the cross was intertwined with His unique calling. He did not evade His arrest because it was God’s will for Him to fulfill His prophetic role as the redemptive Lamb of God (Matthew 26:52-56). During His ministry, however, He refused to be arrested because God’s timing for His death had not yet come (John 8:59). Thus, Christ’s unique nonresistance during the Passion does not mandate against self-protection.

THE BIBLICAL CASE FOR SELF-DEFENSE. It is noteworthy that the Bible records many accounts of fighting and warfare. The providence of God in war is exemplified by His name YHWH Sabaoth (“The LORD of hosts”–Exodus 12:41). God is portrayed as the omnipotent Warrior-Leader of the Israelites. God, the LORD of hosts, raised up warriors among the Israelites called the shophetim (savior-deliverers). Samson, Deborah, Gideon, and others were anointed by the Spirit of God to conduct war. The New Testament commends Old Testament warriors for their military acts of faith (Hebrews 11:30-40). Moreover, it is significant that although given the opportunity to do so, none of the New Testament saints–nor even Jesus–are ever seen informing a military convert that he needed to resign from his line of work (Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 3:14).

Prior to His crucifixion, Jesus revealed to His disciples the future hostility they would face and encouraged them to sell their outer garments in order to buy a sword (Luke 22:36-38; cf. 2 Corinthians 11:26-27). Here the “sword” (Greek: maxairan) is a dagger or short sword that belonged to the Jewish traveler’s equipment as protection against robbers and wild animals. A plain reading of the passage indicates that Jesus approved of self-defense.

Self-defense may actually result in one of the greatest examples of human love. Christ, Himself said, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:14). When protecting one’s family or neighbor, a Christian is unselfishly risking his or her life for the sake of others.

Theologians J. P. Moreland and Norman Geisler say that “to permit murder when one could have prevented it is morally wrong. To allow a rape when one could have hindered it is evil. To watch an act of cruelty to children without trying to intervene is morally inexcusable.

In brief, not resisting evil is an evil of omission, and an evil of omission can be just as evil as an evil of commission. Any man who refuses to protect his wife and children against a violent intruder fails them morally.”

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White Settlement Church Shooting – Discussion and Analysis

Discussion and analysis of the December 29th Texas church shooting.

What went right. What went wrong.

This is must attend event for members of church emergency response teams and those considering developing a team.

Admission tickets are limited. Tickets can be obtained through Eventbrite at: Texas Church Incident – Analysis & Discussion

  • Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
    • 130 Avenue G, SE, Winter Haven, Florida

This is a free and open to the public event. Seating is limited. Admission by ticket only.

Free admission tickets can be obtained through Eventbrite at: Texas Church Incident – Analysis & Discussion
Guardian training for churches and other faith organizations.
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Active Shooter / Church Guardian Training: In-Gauge of Polk County

When you realize simply possessing a concealed carry license is not enough.

In-Gauge of Polk County has available a 15-hour, active shooter, tactical firearms training program for members of faith organizations.
To learn more about our church guardian training go to: Church Guardian Training.
Being prepared for a deadly encounter requires more than simply possessing a concealed carry license.
  • Being prepared requires being trained to recognize a potential threat before it becomes a threat.
  • Being prepared requires being trained to engage a threat before it becomes a threat to others.
  • Being prepared requires being trained to engage and neutralize a threat quickly and effectively to avoid injury to others.
  • Being prepared requires being trained to administer emergency aid to others to prevent death due to blood loss.

Our basic Church Guardian Training encompasses 15 hours of tactical firearms training.

Training is standardized, official, NRA firearms training and a nationally, official NRA advanced firearms certificate of training is awarded upon successful completion.

Additional advanced, firearms, proficiency training is available, from an additional 40 to 70 hours, for those who desire to be trained to an expert level.

Stop The Bleed – emergency blood loss and tourniquet training included in all Church Guardian Training.

West Freeway Church of Christ, White Settlement, Texas December 29, 2019.

Shooting Video – Material may be disturbing
Featured

Active Shooter / Church Guardian Training: In-Gauge of Polk County

When you realize simply possessing a concealed carry license is not enough.

In-Gauge of Polk County has available a 15-hour, active shooter, tactical firearms training program for members of faith organizations.
To learn more about our church guardian training go to: Church Guardian Training.
Being prepared for a deadly encounter requires more than simply possessing a concealed carry license.
  • Being prepared requires being trained to recognize a potential threat before it becomes a threat.
  • Being prepared requires being trained to engage a threat before it becomes a threat to others.
  • Being prepared requires being trained to engage and neutralize a threat quickly and effectively to avoid injury to others.
  • Being prepared requires being trained to administer emergency aid to others to prevent death due to blood loss.

Our basic Church Guardian Training encompasses 15 hours of tactical firearms training.

Training is standardized, official, NRA firearms training and a nationally, official NRA advanced firearms certificate of training is awarded upon successful completion.

Additional advanced, firearms, proficiency training is available, from an additional 40 to 70 hours, for those who desire to be trained to an expert level.

Stop The Bleed – emergency blood loss and tourniquet training included in all Church Guardian Training.

West Freeway Church of Christ, White Settlement, Texas December 29, 2019.

Shooting Video – Material may be disturbing
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Texas Church Shooting – Massacre thwarted

A deadly massacre thwarted by armed parishioners.

West Freeway Church of Christ, White Settlement, Texas December 29, 2019.

Shooting Video – Material may be disturbing
This is why we offer Church Guardian Training. Being prepared for a deadly encounter involves more than simply possessing a concealed carry license.
  • Being prepared requires being trained to recognize a potential threat before it becomes a threat.
  • Being prepared requires being trained to engage a threat before it becomes a threat to others.
  • Being prepared requires being trained to engage and neutralize a threat quickly and effectively to avoid injury to others.
  • Being prepared requires being trained to administer emergency aid to others to prevent death due to blood loss.

Our basic Church Guardian Training encompasses 15 hours of tactical firearms training.

Training is standardized, official, NRA firearms training and a nationally, official NRA advanced firearms certificate of training is awarded upon successful completion.

Additional advanced, firearms, proficiency training is available, from an additional 40 to 70 hours, for those who desire to be trained to an expert level.

Stop The Bleed – emergency blood loss and tourniquet training included in all Church Guardian Training.

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Was something special found under the Christmas tree?

Did someone in your life get something special for Christmas?

Now get them the training they need to carry and use it safely.

Yes, we do conduct concealed carry classes. We also conduct official NRA firearms training that teaches how to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

In-Gauge of Polk County has been conducting incomparable concealed carry classes, in Polk County, for over 6 years. During such time, we have trained over 5,000 law abiding citizens how to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones. We receive numerous word-of-mouth referrals, with students traveling from as far north as Atlanta, Georgia and as far south as Fort Lauderdale and Naples to attend our classes.

However, we have not done a good job in getting the word out that we conduct more than basic ‘concealed carry’ classes.

Although our basic, 5-hour concealed carry training class (CCW 101), is head and shoulders above and beyond any other ‘concealed carry’ class conducted locally and far exceeds the minimum standard for applying for a Florida concealed carry license, by NRA standards, it is considered a basic, orientation, firearms training class.

For your convenience and to make our other self-defense, firearms training classes more understandable, we have packaged several of our classes and displayed them below. Our most basic concealed carry class is only $35 and provides the necessary training for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

We don’t mind if our competition takes notice and attempts to imitate our training programs, because we know our training cannot be duplicated. We are just that good. It has been said, “It aint brag’n if it’s true.
Contact In-Gauge of Polk County by phone at:
863-206-1996
via email at: info.ingauge@gmail.com

Class registration and enrollment, for individual classes or training packages, can be accomplished and conveniently purchased through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-concealed-carry-class-gift-certificates-available-tickets-85253648959?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text or on our website using PayPal.

A full list of firearm and self-defense classes can be found on our website at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/course-titles/

Featured

Did Santa Leave Something Special Under Your Christmas Tree?

Did someone in your life get something special for Christmas?

Now get them the training they need to carry and use it safely.

Yes, we do conduct concealed carry classes. We also conduct official NRA firearms training that teaches how to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

In-Gauge of Polk County has been conducting incomparable concealed carry classes, in Polk County, for over 6 years. During such time, we have trained over 5,000 law abiding citizens how to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones. We receive numerous word-of-mouth referrals, with students traveling from as far north as Atlanta, Georgia and as far south as Fort Lauderdale and Naples to attend our classes.

However, we have not done a good job in getting the word out that we conduct more than basic ‘concealed carry’ classes.

Although our basic, 5-hour concealed carry training class (CCW 101), is head and shoulders above and beyond any other ‘concealed carry’ class conducted locally and far exceeds the minimum standard for applying for a Florida concealed carry license, by NRA standards, it is considered a basic, orientation, firearms training class.

For your convenience and to make our other self-defense, firearms training classes more understandable, we have packaged several of our classes and displayed them below. Our most basic concealed carry class is only $35 and provides the necessary training for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

We don’t mind if our competition takes notice and attempts to imitate our training programs, because we know our training cannot be duplicated. We are just that good. It has been said, “It aint brag’n if it’s true.
Gift certificate sales have been extended through December 31st.
Contact In-Gauge of Polk County by phone at:
863-206-1996
via email at: info.ingauge@gmail.com

Class registration and enrollment, for individual classes or training packages, can be accomplished and conveniently purchased through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-concealed-carry-class-gift-certificates-available-tickets-85253648959?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text or on our website using PayPal.

A full list of firearm and self-defense classes can be found on our website at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/course-titles/

Featured

Did Someone Get You Something Special For Christmas?

Now get the training you need to use it safely.

Gift certificates sales have been extended through December 31st.

Yes, we do conduct concealed carry classes. We also conduct official NRA firearms training that teaches how to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

In-Gauge of Polk County has been conducting unmatched concealed carry classes, in Polk County, for over 6 years. During that time, we have trained over 5,000 law abiding citizens how to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones. We receive numerous word-of-mouth referrals, with students traveling from as far north as Atlanta, Georgia and as far south as Fort Lauderdale and Naples to attend our classes.

Gift certificates can be purchased for as little as $35

Contact In-Gauge of Polk County by phone at:
863-206-1996
via email at: info.ingauge@gmail.com

Class registration and enrollment, for individual classes or training packages, can be accomplished and conveniently purchased through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-concealed-carry-class-gift-certificates-available-tickets-85253648959?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text or on our website using PayPal.

A full list of firearm and self-defense classes can be found on our website at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/course-titles/

Featured

Did Santa Bring Someone Something Special For Christmas?

Did someone in your life get something special for Christmas?

Now get them the training they need to carry and use it safely.

Yes, we do conduct concealed carry classes. We also conduct official NRA firearms training that teaches how to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

In-Gauge of Polk County has been conducting incomparable concealed carry classes, in Polk County, for over 6 years. During such time, we have trained over 5,000 law abiding citizens how to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones. We receive numerous word-of-mouth referrals, with students traveling from as far north as Atlanta, Georgia and as far south as Fort Lauderdale and Naples to attend our classes.

However, we have not done a good job in getting the word out that we conduct more than basic ‘concealed carry’ classes.

Although our basic, 5-hour concealed carry training class (CCW 101), is head and shoulders above and beyond any other ‘concealed carry’ class conducted locally and far exceeds the minimum standard for applying for a Florida concealed carry license, by NRA standards, it is considered a basic, orientation, firearms training class.

For your convenience and to make our other self-defense, firearms training classes more understandable, we have packaged several of our classes and displayed them below. Our most basic concealed carry class is only $35 and provides the necessary training for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

We encourage you to contact your local law enforcement agency and ask if they provided firearm training beyond a basic State qualification concealed carry class.

Ask that same agency or any gun shop or gun show concealed carry class provider if they train you in the proper technique of drawing from a holster or a pocketbook, the various methods of carrying a concealed firearm, the clearing of firearm malfunctions and jams, the utilization of cover and concealment or the tactical use of shotgun for home defense.

We don’t mind if our competition takes notice and attempts to imitate our training programs, because we know our training cannot be duplicated. We are just that good. It has been said, “It aint brag’n if it’s true.
Contact In-Gauge of Polk County by phone at:
863-206-1996
via email at: info.ingauge@gmail.com

Class registration and enrollment, for individual classes or training packages, can be accomplished and conveniently purchased through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-concealed-carry-class-gift-certificates-available-tickets-85253648959?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text or on our website using PayPal.

A full list of firearm and self-defense classes can be found on our website at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/course-titles/

Featured

Did You Get Someone In Your Life Something Special For Christmas?

Now get them the training they need to use it safely.

We have gift certificates available that are the perfect accompaniment to that special present you bought.

Yes, we do conduct concealed carry classes. We also conduct official NRA firearms training that teaches how to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

In-Gauge of Polk County has been conducting unmatched concealed carry classes, in Polk County, for over 6 years. During that time, we have trained over 5,000 law abiding citizens how to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones. We receive numerous word-of-mouth referrals, with students traveling from as far north as Atlanta, Georgia and as far south as Fort Lauderdale and Naples to attend our classes.

Gift certificates can be purchased for as little as $35

Contact In-Gauge of Polk County by phone at:
863-206-1996
via email at: info.ingauge@gmail.com

Class registration and enrollment, for individual classes or training packages, can be accomplished and conveniently purchased through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-concealed-carry-class-gift-certificates-available-tickets-85253648959?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text or on our website using PayPal.

A full list of firearm and self-defense classes can be found on our website at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/course-titles/

Featured

Did You Get Someone In Your Life Something Special For Christmas?

Now get them the training they need to use it safely.

We have gift certificates available that are the perfect accompaniment to that special present you bought.

Yes, we do conduct concealed carry classes. We also conduct official NRA firearms training that teaches how to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

In-Gauge of Polk County has been conducting unmatched concealed carry classes, in Polk County, for over 6 years. During that time, we have trained over 5,000 law abiding citizens how to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones. We receive numerous word-of-mouth referrals, with students traveling from as far north as Atlanta, Georgia and as far south as Fort Lauderdale and Naples to attend our classes.

Gift certificates can be purchased for as little as $35

Contact In-Gauge of Polk County by phone at:
863-206-1996
via email at: info.ingauge@gmail.com

Class registration and enrollment, for individual classes or training packages, can be accomplished and conveniently purchased through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-concealed-carry-class-gift-certificates-available-tickets-85253648959?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text or on our website using PayPal.

A full list of firearm and self-defense classes can be found on our website at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/course-titles/

Featured

Are You Serious About Concealed Carry Training?

Or do you just want a ‘git r done’ quick class in order apply for a license that allow you to legally carry a deadly weapon in public?

When you are serious about defending your life and the lives of your loved ones, In-Gauge of Polk County should be your only consideration for training.
If you think all there is to carrying a deadly weapon in public is knowing how to pull a trigger, take any gun show or class conducted in a rented hotel room.
In-Gauge of Polk County teaches you how to use your firearm to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. There is no substitute for NRA firearms training.
Thinking about taking a concealed carry weapons class in a rented hotel room?

Let the buyer beware!

Recently we have been receiving a number of inquiries regarding concealed carry weapon classes being conducted in rented hotel rooms. Most of which are being conducted by out-of-town providers that travel the state conducting weekend classes. The classes range from 1 1/2 – 3 hours and claim to provide all the training necessary to meet the State of Florida’s minimum training requirements for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license. In most instances that claim is an absolute falsehood.

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

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 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.

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

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

Cases of revoked licenses:

Florida instructor faces trial in gun-licensing scam . . . https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-gun-license-scam-busted-orlando-20150205-story.html

171 concealed carry permits revoked due to improper training . . . . https://fox8.com/2015/05/26/171-concealed-carry-permits-revoked-due-to-improper-training/

Featured

Considering A Concealed Carry Class?

What do you want from your class?
  • Instruction on state laws pertaining to the ownership, purchase and use of firearms
  • Instruction on how to apply for a Florida concealed carry license
  • Instruction on the various types of firearms used for concealed carry purposes and self-defense
  • Instruction on the handling and shooting of a firearm
  • Hands-on handgun training and live-fire range range training
  • Handgun proficiency training for the defense of your life and the lives of your loved ones
  • Just getting a piece of paper that allows you to apply for a Florida concealed carry weapons license
Not all concealed carry classes are the same.
  • Concealed carry classes taught at hotels, gun shows and gun shops:
    • Will provide you with that piece of paper that allows you to apply for a Florida concealed carry license (CCWP/CWP)
    • Will provide you with instruction on state laws pertaining to the ownership, purchase and use of firearms
    • Will provide you with instruction on how to apply for a Florida concealed carry license
    • May provide you with instruction on the various types of firearms used for concealed carry purposes.
    • Will provide you with little to no instruction on the purchase of the appropriate firearm for the defense of your life and the lives of your loved ones
    • Will not provide any hands-on firearms training
    • Will not provide any live-fire range firearms training
    • Will not provide any training for the defense of your life or the lives of your loved ones

For a firearms training that fulfills and exceeds the training requirements for applying for a State of Florida concealed carry weapons license (CCWP/CCP/CCP) take only a firearms training class conducted by an official NRA firearms training organization. NRA firearms training is never taught in rented hotel rooms, at gun shows and rarely at gun shops, even those that have their own indoor range.

Classes conducted in a rented hotel room or at a gun show

Such classes are conducted by out-of-town vendors, that in most instances, do not have a local address, do not have a local license, do not have a local reputation, carry little to no insurance and have no way of getting in contact with them if there is a problem with your paperwork.

Question: Would buy a used car from a traveling auto dealer who sets up a weekend sale in a local department store parking lot?

Just because someone claims to be an NRA instructor does not mean he or she is conducting an NRA training class.

NRA firearms training

NRA instructors, who conduct NRA training classes are proud to wear official NRA clothing, displaying the NRA instructor logo.

If the instructor teaching your class is not wearing or displaying the official NRA instructor logo, not promoting NRA firearms training classes and NRA memberships, and

he or she is more interested in selling you T-shirts, mugs and bumper stickers, you are NOT attending official NRA training.

Official NRA firearms training classes are never taught in rented hotel rooms, at gun shows and rarely in gun shops.

For official NRA firearms and concealed carry training classes in Polk County, contact . . .

863-206-1996

Email: info.ingauge@gmail.com

Winter Haven, Florida

Featured

Considering A Concealed Carry Class?

What do you want from your class?
  • Instruction on state laws pertaining to the ownership, purchase and use of firearms
  • Instruction on how to apply for a Florida concealed carry license
  • Instruction on the various types of firearms used for concealed carry purposes and self-defense
  • Instruction on the handling and shooting of a firearm
  • Hands-on handgun training and live-fire range range training
  • Handgun proficiency training for the defense of your life and the lives of your loved ones
  • Just getting a piece of paper that allows you to apply for a Florida concealed carry weapons license
Not all concealed carry classes are the same.
  • Concealed carry classes taught at hotels, gun shows and gun shops:
    • Will provide you with that piece of paper that allows you to apply for a Florida concealed carry license (CCWP/CWP)
    • Will provide you with instruction on state laws pertaining to the ownership, purchase and use of firearms
    • Will provide you with instruction on how to apply for a Florida concealed carry license
    • May provide you with instruction on the various types of firearms used for concealed carry purposes.
    • Will provide you with little to no instruction on the purchase of the appropriate firearm for the defense of your life and the lives of your loved ones
    • Will not provide any hands-on firearms training
    • Will not provide any live-fire range firearms training
    • Will not provide any training for the defense of your life or the lives of your loved ones

For a firearms training that fulfills and exceeds the training requirements for applying for a State of Florida concealed carry weapons license (CCWP/CCP/CCP) take only a firearms training class conducted by an official NRA firearms training organization. NRA firearms training is never taught in rented hotel rooms, at gun shows and rarely at gun shops, even those that have their own indoor range.

Classes conducted in a rented hotel room or at a gun show

Such classes are conducted by out-of-town vendors, that in most instances, do not have a local address, do not have a local license, do not have a local reputation, carry little to no insurance and have no way of getting in contact with them if there is a problem with your paperwork.

Question: Would buy a used car from a traveling auto dealer who sets up a weekend sale in a local department store parking lot?

Just because someone claims to be an NRA instructor does not mean he or she is conducting an NRA training class.

NRA firearms training

NRA instructors, who conduct NRA training classes are proud to wear official NRA clothing, displaying the NRA instructor logo.

If the instructor teaching your class is not wearing or displaying the official NRA instructor logo, not promoting NRA firearms training classes and NRA memberships, and

he or she is more interested in selling you T-shirts, mugs and bumper stickers, you are NOT attending official NRA training.

Official NRA firearms training classes are never taught in rented hotel rooms, at gun shows and rarely in gun shops.

For official NRA firearms and concealed carry training classes in Polk County, contact . . .

863-206-1996

Email: info.ingauge@gmail.com

Winter Haven, Florida

Featured

Are You Serious About Your Concealed Carry Training?

When you are serious about defending your life and the lives of your loved ones, In-Gauge of Polk County should be your only consideration for training.
If you think all there is to carrying a deadly weapon in public is knowing how to pull a trigger, take any gun show or class conducted in a rented hotel room.
In-Gauge of Polk County teaches you how to use your firearm to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. There is no substitute for NRA firearms training.
Thinking about taking a concealed carry weapons class in a rented hotel room?

Let the buyer beware!

Recently we have been receiving a number of inquiries regarding concealed carry weapon classes being conducted in rented hotel rooms. Most of which are being conducted by out-of-town providers that travel the state conducting weekend classes. The classes range from 1 1/2 – 3 hours and claim to provide all the training necessary to meet the State of Florida’s minimum training requirements for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license. In most instances that claim is an absolute falsehood.

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

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 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.

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

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

Cases of revoked licenses:

Florida instructor faces trial in gun-licensing scam . . . https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-gun-license-scam-busted-orlando-20150205-story.html

171 concealed carry permits revoked due to improper training . . . . https://fox8.com/2015/05/26/171-concealed-carry-permits-revoked-due-to-improper-training/

Featured

Are You Serious About Concealed Carry Training?

When you are serious about defending your life and the lives of your loved ones, In-Gauge of Polk County should be your only consideration for training.
If you think all there is to carrying a deadly weapon in public is knowing how to pull a trigger, take any gun show or class conducted in a rented hotel room.
In-Gauge of Polk County teaches you how to use your firearm to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. There is no substitute for NRA firearms training.
Thinking about taking a concealed carry weapons class in a rented hotel room?

Let the buyer beware!

Recently we have been receiving a number of inquiries regarding concealed carry weapon classes being conducted in rented hotel rooms. Most of which are being conducted by out-of-town providers that travel the state conducting weekend classes. The classes range from 1 1/2 – 3 hours and claim to provide all the training necessary to meet the State of Florida’s minimum training requirements for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license. In most instances that claim is an absolute falsehood.

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

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 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.

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

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

Cases of revoked licenses:

Florida instructor faces trial in gun-licensing scam . . . https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-gun-license-scam-busted-orlando-20150205-story.html

171 concealed carry permits revoked due to improper training . . . . https://fox8.com/2015/05/26/171-concealed-carry-permits-revoked-due-to-improper-training/

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Gift Certificates Available for the new shooter in your life

Gift certificates are the perfect stocking stuffer for the new firearm owner in your life.

In-Gauge of Polk County currently has gift certificates available for all firearms and self-defense training classes.

Only a few days remain to order the perfect stocking stuffer for the person in your life who may be receiving a new firearm for Christmas or may have owned one for some time, but never received formal firearms training.

Sales end December 22nd

Gift certificates are available for a little as $35, for our 2 1/2 hour, minimum standards concealed carry class.

In-Gauge of Polk County has been conducting incomparable concealed carry classes, in Polk County, for over 6 years. During such time, we have trained over 5,000 law abiding citizens how to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones. We receive numerous word-of-mouth referrals, with students traveling from as far north as Atlanta, Georgia and as far south as Fort Lauderdale and Naples to attend our classes.

However, we have not done a good job in getting the word out that we conduct more than basic ‘concealed carry’ classes.

Although our basic, 5-hour concealed carry training class (CCW 101), is head and shoulders above and beyond any other ‘concealed carry’ class conducted locally and far exceeds the minimum standard for applying for a Florida concealed carry license, we consider it a basic, orientation, self-defense, training class.

We encourage you to contact your local law enforcement agency and ask if they provided firearm training beyond a basic State qualification concealed carry class.

Ask that same agency or any gun shop or gun show concealed carry class provider if they train you in the proper technique of drawing from a holster or a pocketbook, the various methods of carrying a concealed firearm, the clearing of firearm malfunctions and jams, the utilization of cover and concealment or the tactical use of shotgun for home defense.

Contact In-Gauge of Polk County by phone at:
863-206-1996
via email at: gift.cert.ingauge@gmail.com

Gift certificates can be purchased for individual classes or training packages. Purchases can be conveniently made through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-concealed-carry-class-gift-certificates-available-tickets-85253648959?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text or on our website using PayPal.

A full list of firearm and self-defense classes can be found on our website at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/course-titles/

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Gift Certificates Available for the new shooter in your life

Gift certificates are the perfect stocking stuffer for the new firearm owner in your life.

In-Gauge of Polk County currently has gift certificates available for all firearms and self-defense training classes.

Only a few days remain to order the perfect stocking stuffer for the person in your life who may be receiving a new firearm for Christmas or may have owned one for some time, but never received formal firearms training.

Sales end December 22nd

Gift certificates are available for a little as $35, for our 2 1/2 hour, minimum standards concealed carry class.

In-Gauge of Polk County has been conducting incomparable concealed carry classes, in Polk County, for over 6 years. During such time, we have trained over 5,000 law abiding citizens how to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones. We receive numerous word-of-mouth referrals, with students traveling from as far north as Atlanta, Georgia and as far south as Fort Lauderdale and Naples to attend our classes.

However, we have not done a good job in getting the word out that we conduct more than basic ‘concealed carry’ classes.

Although our basic, 5-hour concealed carry training class (CCW 101), is head and shoulders above and beyond any other ‘concealed carry’ class conducted locally and far exceeds the minimum standard for applying for a Florida concealed carry license, we consider it a basic, orientation, self-defense, training class.

We encourage you to contact your local law enforcement agency and ask if they provided firearm training beyond a basic State qualification concealed carry class.

Ask that same agency or any gun shop or gun show concealed carry class provider if they train you in the proper technique of drawing from a holster or a pocketbook, the various methods of carrying a concealed firearm, the clearing of firearm malfunctions and jams, the utilization of cover and concealment or the tactical use of shotgun for home defense.

Contact In-Gauge of Polk County by phone at:
863-206-1996
via email at: gift.cert.ingauge@gmail.com

Gift certificates can be purchased for individual classes or training packages. Purchases can be conveniently made through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-concealed-carry-class-gift-certificates-available-tickets-85253648959?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text or on our website using PayPal.

A full list of firearm and self-defense classes can be found on our website at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/course-titles/

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Considering a concealed carry class?

What do you want from your class?
  • Instruction on state laws pertaining to the ownership, purchase and use of firearms
  • Instruction on how to apply for a Florida concealed carry license
  • Instruction on the various types of firearms used for concealed carry purposes and self-defense
  • Instruction on the handling and shooting of a firearm
  • Hands-on handgun training and live-fire range range training
  • Handgun proficiency training for the defense of your life and the lives of your loved ones
  • Just getting a piece of paper that allows you to apply for a Florida concealed carry weapons license
Not all concealed carry classes are the same.
  • Concealed carry classes taught at gun shows and gun shops:
    • Will provide you with that piece of paper that allows you to apply for a Florida concealed carry license (CCWP/CWP)
    • Will provide you with instruction on state laws pertaining to the ownership, purchase and use of firearms
    • Will provide you with instruction on how to apply for a Florida concealed carry license
    • May provide you with instruction on the various types of firearms used for concealed carry purposes.
    • Will provide you with little to no instruction on the purchase of the appropriate firearm for the defense of your life and the lives of your loved ones
    • Will not provide any hands-on firearms training
    • Will not provide any live-fire range firearms training
    • Will not provide any training for the defense of your life or the lives of your loved ones

For a firearms training that fulfills and exceeds the training requirements for applying for a State of Florida concealed carry weapons license (CCWP/CCP/CCP) take only a firearms training class conducted by an official NRA firearms training organization. NRA firearms training is never taught in rented hotel rooms, at gun shows and rarely at gun shops, even those that have their own indoor range.

Classes conducted in a rented hotel room or at a gun show

Such classes are conducted by out-of-town vendors, that in most instances, do not have a local address, do not have a local license, do not have a local reputation, carry little to no insurance and have no way of getting in contact with them if there is a problem with your paperwork.

Question: Would buy a used car from a traveling auto dealer who sets up a weekend sale in a local department store parking lot?

Just because someone claims to be an NRA instructor does not mean he or she is conducting an NRA training class.

NRA firearms training

NRA instructors, who conduct NRA training classes are proud to wear official NRA clothing, displaying the NRA instructor logo.

If the instructor teaching your class is not wearing or displaying the official NRA instructor logo, not promoting NRA firearms training classes and NRA memberships, and

he or she is more interested in selling you T-shirts, mugs, insurance and membership in some organization, you are NOT attending official NRA training.

Official NRA firearms training classes are never taught in rented hotel rooms, at gun shows and rarely in gun shops.

For official NRA firearms and concealed carry training classes in Polk County, contact . . .

863-206-1996

Email: info.ingauge@gmail.com

Winter Haven, Florida

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Considering a concealed carry class?

What do you want from your class?
  • Instruction on state laws pertaining to the ownership, purchase and use of firearms
  • Instruction on how to apply for a Florida concealed carry license
  • Instruction on the various types of firearms used for concealed carry purposes and self-defense
  • Instruction on the handling and shooting of a firearm
  • Hands-on handgun training and live-fire range range training
  • Handgun proficiency training for the defense of your life and the lives of your loved ones
  • Just getting a piece of paper that allows you to apply for a Florida concealed carry weapons license
Not all concealed carry classes are the same.
  • Concealed carry classes taught at gun shows and gun shops:
    • Will provide you with that piece of paper that allows you to apply for a Florida concealed carry license (CCWP/CWP)
    • Will provide you with instruction on state laws pertaining to the ownership, purchase and use of firearms
    • Will provide you with instruction on how to apply for a Florida concealed carry license
    • May provide you with instruction on the various types of firearms used for concealed carry purposes.
    • Will provide you with little to no instruction on the purchase of the appropriate firearm for the defense of your life and the lives of your loved ones
    • Will not provide any hands-on firearms training
    • Will not provide any live-fire range firearms training
    • Will not provide any training for the defense of your life or the lives of your loved ones

For a firearms training that fulfills and exceeds the training requirements for applying for a State of Florida concealed carry weapons license (CCWP/CCP/CCP) take only a firearms training class conducted by an official NRA firearms training organization. NRA firearms training is never taught in rented hotel rooms, at gun shows and rarely at gun shops, even those that have their own indoor range.

Classes conducted in a rented hotel room or at a gun show

Such classes are conducted by out-of-town vendors, that in most instances, do not have a local address, do not have a local license, do not have a local reputation, carry little to no insurance and have no way of getting in contact with them if there is a problem with your paperwork.

Question: Would buy a used car from a traveling auto dealer who sets up a weekend sale in a local department store parking lot?

Just because someone claims to be an NRA instructor does not mean he or she is conducting an NRA training class.

NRA firearms training

NRA instructors, who conduct NRA training classes are proud to wear official NRA clothing, displaying the NRA instructor logo.

If the instructor teaching your class is not wearing or displaying the official NRA instructor logo, not promoting NRA firearms training classes and NRA memberships, and

he or she is more interested in selling you T-shirts, mugs and bumper stickers, you are NOT attending official NRA training.

Official NRA firearms training classes are never taught in rented hotel rooms, at gun shows and rarely in gun shops.

For official NRA firearms and concealed carry training classes in Polk County, contact . . .

863-206-1996

Email: info.ingauge@gmail.com

Winter Haven, Florida

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Active Shooter Training for Faith Organizations

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In January 2018, In-Gauge of Polk County launched its Church Guardian Training program.

In-Gauge of Polk County’s Church Guardian Training program is a 15-hour tactical firearm training program for members of faith based organizations.  The Guardian training specifically focuses on situational awareness, plans of action and the use of a firearm in crowded, close-quarter conditions. Our Guardian Training trains the participant how to assess and recognize a potential threat, mitigate a potential threat before it becomes an actual threat and neutralize an actual threat, while minimizing the threat to others.

Our Guardian training is composed of two distinct classes:

  • Phase One – Basic handgun/concealed carry qualification training (5 hours)
    • Classroom:   4 hours
    • Live-fire range training:   1 hour
  • Phase Two – Advanced concealed carry training  (10 hours)
    • Classroom:   5 hours
    • Live-fire, tactical range training:   5 hours 

During the Phase Two live-fire range session, each participant is expected to fire a minimum of 250 rounds, while performing a series of progressive, live-fire drills, using a defensive caliber handgun. Each participant will learn and demonstrate:

  • the correct method of drawing from a concealment holster
  • the use of cover and concealment
  • the correct and safe method of moving between cover and concealment, while actively engaging and armed assailant
  • the correct procedure for engaging multiple assailants
  • the correct procedure for loading, shooting and reloading while engaging an armed assailant or assailants
  • the correct procedure for clearing firearm malfunctions while engaging an armed assailant

In May of 2019 we added Stop The Bleed – emergency blood loss control and tourniquet training to our Guardian Training Program. This training is now part of our Guardian Training Program and will be provided to all participants.

A nationally recognized, official NRA certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion of the course.   Training exceeds requirements for Florida’s concealed carry weapons license application.

In 2020, training will be ongoing throughout the year.  Training can be taken as an individual or a group.  Convenient lodging is available for out-of-town participants.

Pre-registration is required.  Group discounts are available.  Call or email for pricing information.

For complete training information, visit In-Gauge of Polk County’s webpage at:  Church Guardian Training  or send an email inquiry to:  info.ingauge@gmail.com 

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd explains the importance of having trained guardians on location when the wolf attacks and before law enforcement arrives  . . . . 

Something to consider . . .

In-Gauge of Polk County is one of a very few entities that provides official NRA firearms training and the only organization in Central Florida that conducts official NRA, advanced firearms training.

If you or any member of your congregation takes firearms training that does not provide an official NRA certificate of training, displaying the official NRA name and emblem, your training will likely not be recognized outside the state of Florida and not be recognized by liability insurance carriers.

Firearms training classes (concealed carry classes) conducted by retired law enforcement officers or instructors claiming to certified NRA instructors that do not issue official NRA certificates of training, are NOT official NRA firearms training classes.

Before enrolling in any concealed carry class or advanced firearms tactical training course, ask if you be receiving an official NRA certificate of training upon completion. Not merely receiving a training certificate designed by the instructor or a letter stating you completed a class.

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Basic Defensive Shotgun – January 20th

Gift certificates are available for our Basic Defensive Shotgun class.

The Defensive Shotgun class is a basic shotgun training class including classroom and live-fire, range training. All books, firearms and ammunition provided. Bring your own shotgun or use one of ours.

This is an official NRA shotgun training class and an official NRA certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion.

Minimum age: 14 accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Class size is limited and filled on a first-registered-first-served basis.

Only two weeks remain to order the perfect stocking stuffer for the person in your life who may be receiving a new firearm for Christmas or may have owned one for some time, but never received formal firearms training.

In-Gauge of Polk County currently has gift certificates available for all firearms and self-defense training classes.

In-Gauge of Polk County has been conducting incomparable concealed carry classes, in Polk County, for over 6 years. During such time, we have trained over 5,000 law abiding citizens how to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones. We receive numerous word-of-mouth referrals, with students traveling from as far north as Atlanta, Georgia and as far south as Fort Lauderdale and Naples to attend our classes.

For your convenience and to make our other self-defense, firearms training classes more understandable, we have packaged several of our classes and displayed them below.

Contact In-Gauge of Polk County by phone at:
863-206-1996
via email at: gift.cert.ingauge@gmail.com

Gift certificates can be purchased for individual classes or training packages. Purchases can be conveniently made through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-concealed-carry-class-gift-certificates-available-tickets-85253648959?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text or on our website using PayPal.

A full list of firearm and self-defense classes can be found on our website at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/course-titles/

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Guns in South Florida churches, synagogues? Some worshippers already packing

The sad fact is, a great many of those carrying concealed guns in public have little to no training to defend themselves or others.

An interesting article (republication) appeared yesterday, December 5, 2019 in the VALLIANT NEWS, by Robert Smith of South Florida, regarding worshippers packing heat during services in their places of worship. The full article can be read below or at the following link . . . .

The original publication appeared in the Sun Sentinel, Nov. 10, 2017 and was written by Mike Clary, staff reporter . . . . https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/florida/fl-reg-guns-in-churches-20171108-story.html Thank you Robert Smith for revitalizing Mike Clary’s article.

Mike Clary’s Sun Sentinel’s article Robert Smith’s article is quite in-depth on the extent parishioners and congregants will go to defend themselves and other congregants in the event an armed assailant threatens their place of worship.

Not addressed in Mr. Clary’s Mr. Smith’s article is the need for formal firearms training!

Regrettably, too  many church and synagogue attendees, who are concealed carry weapons license holders, packing pistols, lack formal handgun training. Handgun training that ‘qualifies’ them to carry a deadly weapon in public.  Especially in a crowded, close-quarter environment, where there may be 100, 300, 500, 1,000 or more attendees sitting elbow to elbow.

It should be specifically understood that possessing a concealed carry weapons license only grants a person permission to carry a concealed weapon in public.  It does NOT qualify a person to carry a deadly weapon in public. A deadly weapon capable of taking someone’s life either intentionally or unintentionally.

Those carrying concealed weapons in a congregation of 100, 300, 500, 1,000 or more people have no idea what it is like to experience a stampede of panicked people running for exits when someone hears a BANG and screams “GUN”.

The sad fact is, a great many of those carrying concealed guns in public have little to no training to defend themselves or others.

There is specific training available for those who are or desire to be a member of a faith based organization safety watchman teams and it is strongly encourage they participate in and complete such training. Church Guardian Training / “ACTIVE SHOOTER” TRAINING for Faith Based Organizations

Regrettably, such training is either unknown to them or they do not want to commit to taking the training.   That concealed carry weapons license they received, with having received little to no firearms training,  gives them a serious false sense of security.

Too often, carrying a little 6-shot, pocket pistol makes someone feel 10-foot tall and bullet proof.   In reality they are no match for an armed assailant, wearing body armor, who has planned his attack.

Formal advanced firearms training is imperative for those who perform a ‘guardian’ function, either formally or informally (volunteer) within their congregation.

Once a firearm is discharged, either intentionally or unintentionally, their is no putting the bullet back in the gun.

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Give A Gift Of Self-defense For The Holidays

In-Gauge of Polk County currently has gift certificates available for all firearms and self-defense training classes.

In-Gauge of Polk County has been conducting incomparable concealed carry classes, in Polk County, for over 6 years. During such time, we have trained over 5,000 law abiding citizens how to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones. We receive numerous word-of-mouth referrals, with students traveling from as far north as Atlanta, Georgia and as far south as Fort Lauderdale and Naples to attend our classes.

However, we have not done a good job in getting the word out that we conduct more than basic ‘concealed carry’ classes.

Although our basic, 5-hour concealed carry training class (CCW 101), is head and shoulders above and beyond any other ‘concealed carry’ class conducted locally and far exceeds the minimum standard for applying for a Florida concealed carry license, it is considered a basic, orientation, firearms, self-defense, training class.

For your convenience and to make our other self-defense, firearms training classes more understandable, we have packaged several of our classes and displayed them below.

We encourage you to contact your local law enforcement agency and ask if they provided firearm training beyond a basic State qualification concealed carry class.

Ask that same agency or any gun shop or gun show concealed carry class provider if they train you in the proper technique of drawing from a holster or a pocketbook, the various methods of carrying a concealed firearm, the clearing of firearm malfunctions and jams, the utilization of cover and concealment or the tactical use of shotgun for home defense.

We don’t mind if our competition takes notice and attempts to imitate our training programs, because we know our training cannot be duplicated. We are just that good. It has been said, “It aint brag’n if it’s true.
Contact In-Gauge of Polk County by phone at:
863-206-1996
via email at: gift.cert.ingauge@gmail.com

Gift certificates can be purchased for individual classes or training packages. Purchases can be conveniently made through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-concealed-carry-class-gift-certificates-available-tickets-85253648959?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text or on our website using PayPal.

A full list of firearm and self-defense classes can be found on our website at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/course-titles/

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Give the gift of life for the holidays

In-Gauge of Polk County currently has gift certificates available for all firearms and self-defense training classes.

In-Gauge of Polk County has been conducting incomparable concealed carry classes, in Polk County, for over 6 years. During such time, we have trained over 5,000 law abiding citizens how to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones. We receive numerous word-of-mouth referrals, with students traveling from as far north as Atlanta, Georgia and as far south as Fort Lauderdale and Naples to attend our classes.

However, we have not done a good job in getting the word out that we conduct more than basic ‘concealed carry’ classes.

Although our basic, 5-hour concealed carry training class (CCW 101), is head and shoulders above and beyond any other ‘concealed carry’ class conducted locally and far exceeds the minimum standard for applying for a Florida concealed carry license, it is considered a basic, orientation, firearms, self-defense, training class.

For your convenience and to make our other self-defense, firearms training classes more understandable, we have packaged several of our classes and displayed them below.

We encourage you to contact your local law enforcement agency and ask if they provided firearm training beyond a basic State qualification concealed carry class.

Ask that same agency or any gun shop or gun show concealed carry class provider if they train you in the proper technique of drawing from a holster or a pocketbook, the various methods of carrying a concealed firearm, the clearing of firearm malfunctions and jams, the utilization of cover and concealment or the tactical use of shotgun for home defense.

We don’t mind if our competition takes notice and attempts to imitate our training programs, because we know our training cannot be duplicated. We are just that good. It has been said, “It aint brag’n if it’s true.
Contact In-Gauge of Polk County by phone at:
863-206-1996
via email at: gift.cert.ingauge@gmail.com

Gift certificates can be purchased for individual classes or training packages. Convenient purchases can be made using PayPal.

A full list of firearm and self-defense classes can be found on our website at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/course-titles/

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Celebrating the NRA’s 148th Anniversary – Nov. 17th

In celebration of the NRA’s 148 years of providing unequivocal firearms safety training and protecting the 2nd Amendment, In-Gauge of Polk County will give away one free NRA membership in each of its basic concealed carry training classes during the entire month of November.

The National Rifle Association is the oldest, incorporated, non-profit organization in the United States. In-Gauge of Polk County is a 100% NRA member, non-profit organization charted by the National Rifle Association.

Membership in In-Gauge of Polk County includes membership in the National Rifle Association. You can renew your National Rifle Association membership by joining In-Gauge of Polk County and support local shooting sports programs.

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Concealed Carry Classes – Winter Haven / Lakeland

When you are serious about defending your life and the lives of your loved ones.

When you are serious about defending your life and the lives of your loved ones.
If you think all there is to carrying a deadly weapon in public is knowing how to pull a trigger, take any gun show or gun shop concealed carry class.
We teach you how to use your firearm to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. There is no substitute for NRA firearms training.
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Concealed Carry Classes – Polk County, Florida

In celebration of the NRA’s 148th anniversary, we are giving away one FREE NRA membership in every concealed carry class during the month of November.
Contact us to enroll in any of our Saturday or Wednesday classes at:

863-206-1996

Our remaining November class schedule . . . . .

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Concealed Carry Licensing Seminar – FREE : Ladies Only

Tuesday, October 29th 7:00 – 8:30 PM, Winter Haven

This is a FREE, ladies only, 1 1/2 hour presentation on the training and application process for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.  This presentation will clarify and dispel misconceptions and myths surrounding the process of applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.  

Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited.

FREE admission tickets can be obtained through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concealed-carry-weapons-ccw-licensing-seminar-tickets-64402462499

Topics to be presented and discussed:
  *  Concealed carry weapons license required training
  *  Florida statutes pertaining to carrying a concealed weapon/firearm 
  *  Defensive handgun selection and purchasing
  *  Applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license
  *  Eligibility requirements
  *  The application process
  *  How to apply
  *  The cost of the application and training
  *  Medical marijuana and applying for Florida’s concealed carry weapons license

This seminar does not qualify the attendee for applying for a Florida concealed carry license.  Anyone desiring to apply for a Florida concealed carry license must successfully complete a training course recognized by the State of Florida Department of Agriculture, as mandated by Florida Statute 790.06.

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Beyond A ‘Concealed Carry’ Class

When it comes to concealed carry firearms training, getting the highest quality training is paramount. Well, there are two types of training classes: the large, static lecture class and hands-on, interactive practical class.

You must decide if you want to sit in a class with 40-50 other people, where the instructor lectures to the group using a static slide presentation or . .

. . . participate in a small,, hands-on, practical, interactive class that trains you in the use of a firearm for self-defense.

All of In-Gauge of Polk County’s concealed carry classes are small and interactive, that provide hands-on instruction. Our classes train the participant in the knowledge, skills and attitude for safe and responsible firearm ownership and use.

Contact us for all manner of firearms training, including concealed carry weapons license qualification, as well as, basic and advanced tactical, self-defense, defensive shotgun, rifle and more.

For complete training class descriptions and availability, visit our website at: http://www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com or call us at: 863-206-1996.

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Concealed Carry License Training Class – Polk County

When it comes to concealed carry firearms training, everyone wants the highest quality and most informative training available. Well, there are two types: large class, static lecture and hands-on, interactive practical.

You must decide if you want to sit in a class with 40-50 other people, where the instructor lectures to the group using a static slide presentation or . .

. . . participate in a small,, hands-on, practical, interactive class that trains you in the use of a firearm for self-defense.

All of our firearm concealed carry classes are small and interactive, that provide hands-on instruction. Our classes train the participant in the knowledge, skills and attitude for safe and responsible firearm ownership and use.

Contact us for all manner of firearms training, including concealed carry weapons license qualification, as well as, basic and advanced tactical, self-defense, defensive shotgun, rifle and more.

For complete training class descriptions and availability, visit our website at: http://www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com or call us at: 863-206-1996.

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You took a class. But, are you qualified?

What qualifies you to carry a deadly weapon in public?

With having a concealed carry weapons license also comes responsibility. Being qualified to carry a deadly weapon in public involves more than just having a card in your wallet.

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No substitute for official NRA firearms training

Official NRA firearms classes are never taught at gun shows and rarely at a gun shop.
Contact us for comprehensive, basic and advanced, NRA concealed carry firearms training in Central Florida. There is no substitute for official NRA firearms training.

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ACTIVE SHOOTER DEFENSE TRAINING

Our Active Shooter Training is a 15-hour intense, tactical firearms training course. No prior firearms training is required to participate in this training. We take the individual participant from basic handgun training to advanced tactical.

A nationally recognized official NRA firearms certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion of the course. This training fulfills and exceeds the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license. Upon successful completion, no further training will be required to apply for a Florida concealed carry weapons licence. Florida concealed carry licenses are recognized in 36 other states.

We are currently accepting registrations for our fall classes.

Phase Two of our Active Shooter Defense Training will begin Saturday, Sept. 28th. The closing date for registration is Sept. 20th.

Call for additional information or visit our website at: http://www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

STOP THE BLEED emergency blood loss control and tourniquet training included with all our advanced level firearms training classes.

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Active Shooter Defense Training

We are currently accepting registrations for our fall classes.

A SITTING DUCK NO MORE . . .

  • El Paso, Texas : Walmart – August 3, 2019
  • Dayton, Ohio : Oregon Historic District – August 4, 2019
  • Gilroy, California : Garlic Festival – July 28, 2019
  • Aurora, Illinois : Henry Pratt Company – Feb. 15, 2019
  • ‎Virginia Beach : Municipal Building – May 31, 2019
  • Sebring, Florida : SunTrust Bank – January 23, 2019
  • Parkland, Florida : Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ‎- February 14, 2018
  • Jacksonville, Florida : Gaming Tournament – August 26, 2018
  • Orlando, Florida : Pulse Nightclub – June 12, 2016

Our Active Shooter Training is a 15-hour intense, tactical firearms training course. No prior firearms training is required to participate in this training. We take the individual participant from basic handgun training to advanced tactical.

A nationally recognized official NRA firearms certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion of the course. This training fulfills and exceeds the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license. Upon successful completion, no further training will be required to apply for a Florida concealed carry weapons licence. Florida concealed carry licenses are recognized in 36 other states.

We are currently accepting registrations for our fall classes.

Call for additional information or visit our website at: http://www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

STOP THE BLEED emergency blood loss control and tourniquet training included with all our advanced level firearms training classes.

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Weekend of action planned to pressure Walmart to stop selling guns

Purchase something in your local Walmart’s sporting goods department this weekend.

A coalition of unions and organizations are staging rallies nationwide
Weekend of action planned to pressure Walmart to stop selling guns.
Why Walmart is under attack by the anti-gun Left . . . .

The retailer (Walmart) also released for the first time some of the data for its own gun sales: Walmart estimates it has a 2% share of the U.S. firearms market and 20% of ammunition sales.

Counter the Left’s protest against Walmart by making a purchase in the sporting goods department of your local Walmart this weekend.

If you shoot, hunt or go to the range, there is always something you can use.

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RALLY CRY – Walmart under assault

Support Walmart and the 2nd Amendment – This weekend

Support Walmart and the 2nd Amendment – This weekend

Saturday, August 10th the anti-gun Left will be conducting a protest at the Coral Springs, Florida Walmart to protest Walmart’s sale of guns and ammunition.

You do NOT have to march, hold signs or publicly protest in anyway.

No matter where you live in the country, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Pennsylvania, this Saturday and Sunday go to YOUR local Walmart and simply buy a box of ammunition or some other firearm related merchandise.

Purchase that gun you were putting off buying. Purchase that gun for your nephew, grandson, husband or wife. Christmas is only 4 months away.

Even if it is a bit inconvenient, make that purchase this weekend! Let Walmart know we support them and the 2nd Amendment. Vote with your $$$$$.

Demonstrate to the anti-gun Left and the news media we are 2nd Amendment strong!

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Concealed Carry (CCW) License Class

This is no one shot fired into a bucket of sand or 3 shots fired at a paper target training.

Concealed Carry weapons License Training Class – Winter Haven

This class is required for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license and exceeds the State of Florida’s training requirements. 

This class teaches the actual handling, use, firing and storage of a handgun, while also covering the regulations for the carrying of a concealed weapon in the State of Florida, as established in Florida Statute 790.06.

No special appointments or fingerprinting required to attend any of our firearms training classes. Convenient online registration is available through Eventbrite.

During the live-fire range training, you will be expected to fire a minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition, under direct instructor supervision, using a defensive caliber handgun. We teach you how to safely and accurately shoot your firearm. This is no one shot fired into a bucket of sand or 3 shots fired at a paper target training.

In addition, in-depth instruction is provided on the purchasing considerations of a handgun, as well as, the selection of ammunition and ammunition safety.
You will not find another concealed carry training class of this caliber offered elsewhere locally.

We offer a 100% student satisfaction guarantee. We absolutely, positively guarantee you will not be disappointed. We do not mind if you shop around. Please do. But, keep in mind if you want incomparable handgun training, come back to us. There is definitely a difference.

Further information and reservations can be obtained by sending an email to: info.ingauge@gmail.com or by calling: 863-206-1996.

Online registration on our website at:  www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com Then click on “Register For A Class”. Receive a $10 discount per person when registering and paying in full online.

August classes:

  • Saturday, August 10th . . . . Start time: 8:00 AM
  • Wednesday, August 21st . . . Start time: 8:00 AM
  • Saturday, August 24th . . . . Start time: 8:00 AM

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Ladies’ Pistol Cleaning Clinics – Free for Ladies Only

FREE ladies only pistol cleaning clinics Saturday, July 13th at Gander RV & Outdoors

Two ladies only pistol cleaning clinics Saturday, July 13th at Gander RV & Outdoors – Bartow, Florida.

2 FREE ladies only handgun/pistol cleaning clinics, Saturday, July 13th, at GANDER RV & OUTDOORS – Bartow, Florida

Morning: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Afternoon: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Gander RV & Gander Outdoors

7400 Hwy. 60, East, Bartow, Florida

(Hwy. 60, East at Rifle Range Road)

Bring your dirty handgun and learn the correct and safe way to clean it.

These clinics are free and open to any woman 16 years of age and older. (Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian.)

All firearms are to be unloaded and contained in a secure case.

Bring your own cleaning kit and materials. If you do not own any, kits will be available at GANDER OUTDOORS. It is recommended that if you do not currently own a kit or supplies, do not buy them prior to the clinic. You will be instructed as to the correct materials you will need in the future.

FREE tickets to the clinics can be obtained thru Eventbite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladies-only-pistol-cleaning-clinic-tickets-63561595443

Reservations are required. Space is limited.

FAQs

Is an ID required or is there a minimum age for participation?

No, an ID is not required. The recommended minimum age is 16. Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

What can I bring into the event?

Your personal handgun and any cleaning supplies you have. If you do not own any cleaning materials, cleaning kits will be available at GANDER OUTDOORS.

We absolutely do require that all firearms be UNLOAD and that NO ammunition be brought into the building.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Send an email inquiry to: info.ingauge@gmail.com or call: 206-1996

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please. Pre-registrationis required. Walk-ins will not be permitted.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes.

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Concealed Carry License Classes – July

Unable to get into a local law enforcement agency concealed carry weapons class?

Unable to get into a local law enforcement agency concealed carry weapons class?

  • Unable to take the time off to make the registration and fingerprinting appointment?
  • Unable to take a Saturday class?
  • Don’t like sitting and listening to a lecture with 30-40 other students?
  • Do you want to learn how to use your handgun not just being told where and when you can carry your gun?
  • Do you want a small class in which you will not be intimidated?
  • Do you want one-on-one instruction?
  • Do you want a training certificate that is recognized in all 50 states and internationally?
  • Do you want training from the organization that set the standard for firearms training? There is no substitute for NRA firearms training.

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, contact In-Gauge of Polk County for both basic and advanced, official National Rifle Association firearms training.

All of our NRA firearms training exceed the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a concealed carry weapons license.

In-Gauge of Polk County is an NRA chartered and registered non-profit organization that strictly adheres the National Rifle Association firearm training standards. In-Gauge is a 100% volunteer organization and all profits go to fund local firearms training programs.

The cost of our basic concealed carry firearms training class is $50, if you register and pay in full online.

We offer both weekday and Saturday classes. You can find our class schedule and register online at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/
or call: 863-206-1996.

We are offering a FREE one year NRA membership with all class enrollments during the month of July.

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Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) Training & Licensing Seminar

This is a FREE, ladies only, 1 1/2 hour presentation on the training and application process for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

Free Ladies Only

Concealed Carry Weapons Training & Licensing Information Seminar

Concealed Carry Weapons Training & Licensing Information Seminar – Winter Haven, FL

This is a FREE, ladies only, 1 1/2 hour presentation on the training and application process for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license. This presentation will clarify and dispel misconceptions and myths surrounding the process of applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

Topics to be presented and discussed:
* Concealed carry weapons license required training
* Florida statutes pertaining to carrying a concealed weapon/firearm 
* Defensive handgun selection and purchasing
* Applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license
* Eligibility requirements
* The application process
* How to apply
* The cost of the application and required training
* Medical marijuana and applying for Florida’s concealed carry weapons license

This seminar does not qualify the attendee for applying for a Florida concealed carry license. Anyone desiring to apply for a Florida concealed carry license must successfully complete a training course recognized by the State of Florida Department of Agriculture, as mandated by Florida Statute 790.06.

Date:   Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Time:   7:00 PM

Location:   Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

130 Avenue G, SE, Winter Haven

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.  FREE tickets for this seminar can be obtained through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concealed-carry-weapons-ccw-training-licensing-seminar-tickets-64405519643?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email

For further information, send email Inquiries To:  info.ingauge@gmail.com  

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DAISY – Tomorrow at Gander RV, Bartow

Join us Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00 am til 4:00 pm. Hourly prizes for range participants ages 6-16. Must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian.

Gander RV and Gander Outdoors, 7400 Hwy. 60, East at Rifle Range Road.
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DAISY Day At Gander Outdoors, Bartow, Florida

FREE kids’ firearms safety training

FREE kids’ DAISY air rifle safety training, teaching the NRA’s principles of firearms safety.

In-Gauge of Polk County will be hosting a DAISY inflatable BB firearms safety training range at the Gander Outdoors Grand Re-Opening Saturday, june 22, 2019.

Gander RV and Gander Outdoors Grand Re-Opening

Join In-Gauge of Polk County for a FREE youth firearms safety training event, using a DAISY inflatable BB firearms training range, at the Gander Outdoors Grand Re-Opening, 7400 Hwy. 60, East, Bartow, Florida, Saturday, June 22nd.

DAISY 2-shooter inflatable BB firearms safety training range.

This will be a FREE kids’ firearms safety training event, teaching the NRA’s 3 principles of firearms safety. There will be hourly prize drawings for range participants ages 6-16, accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

Have the kids’ picture taken under the BIG American flag.
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Florida – Hardening The Soft Target, Not So Much

Repeatedly, it is demonstrated that it is the on scene, immediate responder that either mitigates the assault or totally thwarts the attack.

On May 5th, an article was posted here regarding the 2019 Florida Legislature’s failure to allow private schools and places of worship, that have a licensed school campus on their property, to arm themselves or hire private armed security to protect their lives and the lives of those who attend school or other activities on their property.

On May 7th an article was published on TownHall.com, by John R. Lott, Jr., titled: Armed Guards at Houses of Worship Is Not Enough addressing the very subject of hardening the soft targets (places of worship and schools) against an armed assailant.

Against all rational thinking the 2019 Florida Legislature failed the citizens of Florida. While broadening the protection of public school students, allowing teachers to be trained and armed, the Florida Legislature left both those students who attend private schools and young people and adults alike, who attend school or worship services on property owned by faith based organizations and shared with a school campus, to the wolves.

Under current Florida law, private school campuses remain gun free zones. That means gun free zones at ALL times, even when classes are NOT in session, i.e., Saturdays, Sundays, summer break.

Against all rational thinking the 2019 Florida Legislature failed the citizens of Florida. While broadening the protection of public school students, allowing teachers to be trained and armed, the Florida Legislature left both those students who attend private schools and young people and adults alike, who attend school or worship services on property owned by faith based organizations and shared with a school campus, to the wolves.

Yesterday, Tuesday, May 7th another school shooting occurred. This time in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. 8 students were shot, with one being killed. It was not a school guardian or a law enforcement school resource officer that stopped the attack. Rather, it was a fellow, unarmed student, on scene who tackled one of the assailants curtailing the assault.

It has been repeatedly demonstrated that it is the on scene, immediate responder that either mitigates the assault or totally thwarts the attack. Law enforcement only arrives after the shots have been fired and wounded and lifeless bodies are strewn on the ground.

The Florida Legislature needs to be made to know that the lives of those who attend private schools and places of worship are just as valuable as those who work in and attend public schools.

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May – National Stop The Bleed Month

Rapid control of bleeding at the scene of the event can be life-saving.

May is National Stop The Bleed Month and In-Gauge of Polk County will be conducting free Stop The Bleed training seminars during the month of May.

Seminars are 1 1/2 hour in duration and award the participant with a nationally recognized certificate of training issued by BleedingControl.org, in partnership with the Dept.Homeland Security , upon successful.

Blood loss is the leading cause of preventable death in multiple casualty events, like vehicular accidents, shootings, terrorist attacks, industrial accidents.  Significant external bleeding can also result from everyday events such as a motorcycle crash, or a home accidents. Rapid control of bleeding at the scene of the event can be life-saving.

That’s why the American College of Surgeons, FEMA, and the US Department of Homeland Security have partnered together to ensure that:

  • Bystanders have skills &knowledge to provide immediate bleeding control in an emergency.
  • People know what to do in an emergency involving traumatic blood
  • Bleeding control education is incorporated into our schools and workplace.
  • Bleeding control supplies are located in all public gathering locations.

To host or have a free Stop The Bleed seminar conducted at your church, community group or civic organization contact In-Gauge of Polk County at   info.ingauge@gmail.com  or to register for a free seminar go to:  https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/stop-the-bleed-seminar.


May 23rd is National Stop The Bleed Day.  Contact In-Gauge of Polk County to host a Stop the Bleed seminar at your place of business, church or community organization on May 23rd.

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A Shooting In A Place Of Worship – A Story Of Survival

Looking down the barrel of an semi-automatic pistol, at point blank range, Pastor Howell survived receiving only powder burns to his face and neck.

On December 14th, 2014 Pastor Terry Howell survived an active shooter incident that occurred in the office of his ministry. Looking down the barrel of a .45 caliber semi-automatic, pointed at him at point blank range, Pastor Howell survived the attack, receiving only powder burns to his face and neck.

Presentation Tuesday, January 22nd

In-Gauge of Polk county will host a presentation by Pastor Terry Howell on his story of surviving an active shooter in his ministry.

Pastor Howell will relate his story and provide suggestions of preparedness and how to avoid a similar “Active Shooter” incident in your place of work, worship, ministry or everyday life.

This presentation is the first in a series of “active shooter” training classes being conducted by In-Gauge of Polk County, an official NRA chartered, non-profit organization and will introduce In-Gauge of Polk County’s 2019 basic and advanced level, NRA “active shooter” training classes, including the nationally recognized Refuse To Be A Victim program.

Tuesday, January 22nd
6:00 PM
Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
Winter Haven, Florida
Reservations Are Required
FREE Event Tickets Can Be Obtained Thru EventBrite

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Gun Shows – Florida

 

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Official NRA firearm training classes are NEVER conducted at gun shows.
All official NRA firearm training classes exceed the State of Florida’s
training requirement of concealed carry license application.

Those who conduct gun show concealed carry classes do not like us telling you this, but they cannot dispute it.   They want you to believe that just because they are a NRA certified instructor they are conducting an official NRA firearm training class.  Nothing could be further from the truth!

Save time and money taking a gun show concealed carry class.   NOT!

You may think that you are going to save time and money taking a gun show concealed carry weapons class.  Think again.   Add up the costs and do the math:  

  • Parking  . . . . . . . . . .     $10
  • Show admission . . . .   $12
  • Class fee   . . . . . . . . . .   $45
  • Classroom  . . . . . . . . .   90 minutes
  • Travel time to range and set up  . . . .    45 minutes
  • Orientation and live-fire  . . . .   30 minutes
  • Return to gun show . . . .   30 minutes

    Total cost . . . .   $ 67       Time spent . . . . .  3 1/4 hours

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After taking a gun show concealed carry weapons class and you are left asking yourself:  “Is this all there is?”bring a copy of your training certificate to us for OFFICIAL NRA firearms training for only $30.   (Regular class cost:  $65)

Certificates must be dated between January 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019.

You can save money by just taking our OFFICIAL NRA firearms training and not wasting your valuable time in a minimum required training, “git-r-done-quick” gun show class.
In our concealed carry class, you will fire a minimum of 50 rounds of defensive caliber ammunition on a live-fire range.

In-Gauge of Polk County, Winter Haven, Florida
email us at:  info.ingauge@gmail.com
http://www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

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Basic Shotgun Training

Why we teach shotgun handling  –  They walk among us . . . .

Contact us for all your firearm training needs . . .

Training  and  Course Descriptions

Former Vice President Joe Biden once said:  “Buy a shotgun.”

That may be all well and good.  But, learn how to use it . . . . .

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Unfortunately, these folks didn’t . . . 

Learn to do it right . . . .

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Contact us for all your firearm training needs . . .

Training  and  Course Descriptions

How do you know if the firearm training you are about to take is an official NRA firearm training class?  Check out two of our web pages:   Questions To Ask   /  Official NRA Training Class?  and  FAQ

 

 

 

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Pleased To Announce: The return of the NRA’s Basics of Pistol Shooting

The Return of the NRA’s Basics of Pistol Shooting Course – Instructor Led

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If your training certificate does not say “NRA” you did not take an official NRA training course.

In-Gauge of Polk County is happy to announce the return of the NRA’s Basics of Pistol Shooting Course.  It became official today.  Straight from the NRA Training Headquarters.

And, In-Gauge of Polk County is not wasting any time in conducting its first class.

This is the old, classroom method of conducting firearm safety and handling training which most people are familiar.

The course:

  • Is 8 hours in duration
  • Consists of both interactive hands-on classroom instruction and live-fire range training
  • Familiarization with both the revolver and semi-automatic pistol
  • Introduction to the various types of ammunition and its uses
  • Introduction to range safety procedures
  • Introduction to proper safe handgun handling, storage and use
  • Introduction to proper handgun cleaning and maintenance
  • Instruction in the fundamentals of shooting
  • Instruction in proper shooting techniques
  • Evaluation of shooting skills and techniques
  • Evaluation of the participants retention of presented course material

The participant will receive an official NRA student packet and Basics of Pistol Shooting hardcover book.

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be provided with a nationally recognized National Rifle Association certificate of training.   * The certificate of training exceeds the State of Florida’s training requirement for its concealed weapon permit application process.

Class information:

The first course is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th starting at 9:00 am, at In-Gauge of Polk County, Winter Haven, Florida.

The minimum age for participation is 16 – Accompanied by an adult.

The cost is $75   * Additional charges if a firearm and ammunition must be provided.

Participants are encouraged to provide his/her own firearm.

For more information or to enroll, contact In-Gauge of Polk County at:  info.ingauge@gmail.com

FATHER’S DAY GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

1 year FREE NRA membership included

In-Gauge of Polk County has special Father’s Day GIFT CERTIFICATES available for handgun/concealed carry license qualification training classes.

Father’s Day gift certificates for our Handgun/Concealed Carry License Qualification Class (CCW 101), cost: $75 includes a FREE one-year NRA membership.

Gift certificates can be purchased online and emailed to you directly or to the recipient and be received by Father’s Day. Gift certificates good through June 2021.

GIFT CERTIFICATE

Father's Day special gift certificate. - Concealed Carry : CCW 101 (5-hours) - Includes one-year NRA membership * This class fulfills the State of Florida's training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

$75.00

In-Gauge of Polk County’s only business is conducting firearms safety training.  We do not sell guns.  We do not sell ammunition.  We do not sell firearm accessories.   In-Gauge of Polk County is a local, non-profit organization that conducts training that prepares you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones

If you do not see the class you are looking for on our current schedule, just ask. We can either schedule a private class or offer one for public enrollment. See our June class schedule at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/

All classes fulfill the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

Florida Concealed Carry Weapons License Class

Support your local businesses and non-profit organizations.

Personal & Home Defense Training Class

In-Gauge of Polk County will be conducting a Defensive Shotgun Class WEDNESDAY , JUNE 17th at: Gander Outdoors.

Cost: $75 All equipment and supplies included. No hidden costs.

Seating is limited.

Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins permitted.

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

Bring your own shotgun or use one of ours.

Register for this class at: Home Defense – SHOTGUN – June 17, 2020 12:00 NOON

Successful completion of this class fulfills the training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license. No further training is required.

Sheriff Grady Judd issues warning to bad guys intending to come into Polk County to do violence.

Our complete current June training class schedule can be viewed at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/

In-Gauge of Polk County’s only business is conducting firearms safety training.  We do not sell guns.  We do not sell ammunition.  We do not sell firearm accessories.   In-Gauge of Polk County is a local, non-profit organization that conducts training that prepares you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. 

Father’s Day Gift Certificates

Free one-year NRA membership included.

In-Gauge of Polk County has special Father’s Day GIFT CERTIFICATES available for handgun/concealed carry license qualification training classes.

Father’s Day gift certificates for our Handgun/Concealed Carry License Qualification Class (CCW 101), cost: $75 includes a FREE one-year NRA membership.

Gift certificates can be purchased online and emailed to you directly or to the recipient and be received by Father’s Day. Gift certificates good through June 2021.

Purchase gift certificates below, secure payment through PayPal . . .

GIFT CERTIFICATE

Father's Day special gift certificate. - Concealed Carry : CCW 101 (5-hours) - Includes one-year NRA membership * This class fulfills the State of Florida's training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

$75.00

Please click the ‘SUBMIT’ button below, AFTER submitting PayPal payment, to complete order.

In-Gauge of Polk County’s only business is conducting firearms safety training.  We do not sell guns.  We do not sell ammunition.  We do not sell firearm accessories.   In-Gauge of Polk County is a local, non-profit organization that conducts training that prepares you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones

If you do not see the class you are looking for on our current schedule, just ask. We can either schedule a private class or offer one for public enrollment. See our June class schedule at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/

All classes fulfill the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

Florida Concealed Carry Weapons License Class

Support your local businesses and non-profit organizations.

Personal & Home Defense Training Class

Beyond dispute, a shotgun is the recommended firearm for home defense.

In-Gauge of Polk County will be conducting a Defensive Shotgun Class WEDNESDAY , JUNE 17th at: Gander Outdoors.

Cost: $75 All equipment and supplies included. No hidden costs.

Seating is limited.

Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins permitted.

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

Bring your own shotgun or use one of ours.

Register for this class at: Home Defense – SHOTGUN – June 17, 2020 12:00 NOON

Successful completion of this class fulfills the training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license. No further training is required.

Our complete current June training class schedule can be viewed at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/

In-Gauge of Polk County’s only business is conducting firearms safety training.  We do not sell guns.  We do not sell ammunition.  We do not sell firearm accessories.   In-Gauge of Polk County is a local, non-profit organization that conducts training that prepares you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. 

Father’s Day Gift Certificates

Includes FREE one year NRA membership.

In-Gauge of Polk County has special Father’s Day GIFT CERTIFICATES available for handgun/concealed carry license qualification training classes.

Father’s Day gift certificates for our Handgun/Concealed Carry License Qualification Class (CCW 101), cost: $75 includes a FREE one-year NRA membership.

Gift certificates can be purchased online and emailed to you directly or to the recipient and be received by Father’s Day. Gift certificates good through June 2021.

Purchase gift certificates below, secure payment through PayPal . . .

GIFT CERTIFICATE

Father's Day special gift certificate. - Concealed Carry : CCW 101 (5-hours) - Includes one-year NRA membership * This class fulfills the State of Florida's training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

$75.00

Please click the ‘SUBMIT’ button below, AFTER submitting PayPal payment, to complete order.

In-Gauge of Polk County’s only business is conducting firearms safety training.  We do not sell guns.  We do not sell ammunition.  We do not sell firearm accessories.   In-Gauge of Polk County is a local, non-profit organization that conducts training that prepares you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones

If you do not see the class you are looking for on our current schedule, just ask. We can either schedule a private class or offer one for public enrollment. See our June class schedule at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/

All classes fulfill the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.