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

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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

ENOUGH . . . No More Sitting Ducks

Another heinous church shooting.   This time in Antioch, Tennessee.

When you say “ENOUGH” and decide to not be a sitting duck get official NRA firearms training.

 

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If you are in Central Florida, contact us for your firearm training needs.  We teach more than basic concealed carry classes.  We teach REAL official NRA firearms training that exceeds the State of Florida’s requirement for concealed carry weapons application.

The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a GOOD guy with a gun.”  – Wayne LaPierre  (NPR December 21, 2012)

Resources . . . .

  • Faith Based Security Network . . .   http://www.carlchinn.com/home.html
  • SECURITY? IN A CHURCH?  –  UPDATED 8/5/17
    • Violent Incidents at Churches Are Rising  –  Statistics from 2015 are the highest yet seen.Carl Chinn – June 7, 2016
    • As of the end of June, 2017 (halfway point in the year) there have been 54 violent deaths at faith-based organizations. Never before have we seen this many violent deaths ½ way through the year.

 

 

 

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Evacuating Ahead of Irma – Secure Firearms

ATF warns gun owners to secure firearms ahead of Hurricane Irma

by: Ken Tyndall – Sep 6, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – As Hurricane Irma approaches land, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is encouraging gun owners to make sure they don’t become victims of post-storm looting.

Hurricane 02“In the storms, we’ll go back to (Hurricane) Harvey, where again, people are taking advantage of the fact that there’s no on in the home,” ATF Special Agent Daryl McCrary said. “They’re going out, sometimes in the midst of the storm, or very soon after the storm, and they’re looting.”

Firearms are a particularly targeted item for looters, McCrary said.guns safe 01

“If you have firearms that are not secure in your residence, those firearms are going to be taken, and there’s a high probability those firearms are going to be used in crimes, in violent crimes, and we’re trying to prevent that,” he said.

Gun stores are also targeted by thieves during major storms, McCrary said.

“We know that in the past, during these storms, we know in Hurricane Harvey, individuals, nefarious criminals, took advantage of the storm and did go out and break into gun stores to steal guns,” he said. “And this also occurred last year during Hurricane Matthew.”

McCrary encouraged gun owners to make plans for securing their firearms now, in case they have to leave their home without much notice.

“We’re going to have people under mandatory evacuation that may have to leave their homes quickly,” he said. “We’re asking, and highly suggesting, that they have a firearms record, that is, that they can use their mobile phones to take a picture of that firearm, so that they would be able to identify it.”

If you are a victim of a firearms theft, you should notify ATF immediately at 202-648-7200 or 888-930-9275. Also, if possible email a completed ATF Form 3310.11 to stolenfirearmsprogrammanager@atf.gov.

Florida residents who want to take their National Firearms Act (NFA) items with them if they evacuate can submit an ATF Form 5320.20 to nfafax@atf.gov ATTENTION: Chuck HURRICANE IRMA (In the heading)

Florida residents evacuating by common carriers (airlines, railroad, bus) should make sure to notify the carrier of the firearm and have it stowed unloaded in checked baggage.

Florida Storm Evacuation and Guns

Florida law went into effect May 21, 2015

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If you were not aware or in doubt, the following Florida law went into effect May 21, 2015 upon signing . . . .

Gov. Scott signs Florida emergency concealed carry bill

5/22/15 | by Chris Eger

It will now be legal for gun owners in the Sunshine State to temporarily carry concealed handguns without a permit during periods when the sun isn’t shining so bright.

Now law is a measure to allow law-abiding citizens without concealed carry licenses to bear arms during declared mandatory evacuations.   A reboot of a failed 2014 bill that was killed in last minute political maneuvering, this session’s effort had an easier go of it after police lobby groups embraced the proposal. It passed the Republican-controlled Senate in an easy 29-10 vote while the House last month approved it by a 86-26 margin.

“As Hurricane Season approaches it’s critical that our rights are protected during natural disasters,” advised Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-Petersburg, in a statement. “With the signing of SB 290, all lawful gun owners will be permitted to carry a concealed weapon if they are complying with a mandatory evacuation during a state of emergency. I’m proud to have sponsored this bipartisan bill ensuring that we have the right to protect our families during these sometimes chaotic times.”

Brandes bill, SB 290, creates an exception to Florida’s prohibition against concealed carry of a weapon without a permit by allowing adults not otherwise prohibited from possessing a firearm to temporally do so while evacuating. The law allows for a 48-hour window that this would be allowed after the evacuation has been ordered. However, the governor can authorize an extension as needed.

Such evacuation orders occur frequently in the state, most often associated with hurricane threats. Florida, with hundreds of miles of coastline in the North Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, is prone to severe hurricanes. Since 2000, no less than 63 tropical or subtropical cyclones have affected Florida, more than any other state.

Second Amendment advocates in the state refer to the new law as true common-sense gun legislation.

“This bill is a no-brainer, particularly in Florida with our hurricane exposure,” Marion Hammer, president of the Unified Sportsmen of Florida and past president of the National Rifle Association, told Guns.com Thursday. “When you’re ordered to evacuate — to take your kids, your dog and valuables and flee — the last thing you should leave behind is your gun.”

People have a responsibility to defend themselves and their family, “so taking firearms with you is not only your right, it is your responsibly,” said Hammer.

The law was effective Thursday at signing while the Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1.

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Concealed-weapons permits surge in Florida

Concealed-weapons permits surge in Florida

By Jim Turner / The News Service of Florida
Posted Jul 18, 2017

TALLAHASSEE — Florida has fast-tracked concealed-weapons licenses to 82,000 military members and honorably discharged veterans since terror-related shootings at a pair of military installations in Tennessee two years ago.

State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, who along with Gov. Rick Scott helped expedite the permitting process as part of the state’s reaction to the shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee, made an appearance Tuesday to discuss the effort, which has played a part in Florida’s increased number of people allowed to carry concealed firearms.

But with Putnam running for governor in 2018, his stances on Second Amendment issues are drawing criticism from Democrats.

Since Putnam first won statewide office in 2010, the number of concealed-weapons licenses has soared from about 800,000 to more than 1.78 million. Putnam’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issues the licenses.

The tens of thousands of active-duty military members and veterans getting expedited permits has come as the state has seen “heavy” demand for concealed-weapons licenses, Putnam said.

“This is just one example of what we do through our department to make Florida the most veteran- and military-friendly state in the nation,” Putnam said during an appearance at the National Guard Armory in Tallahassee.

The fast-tracking for military members, who don’t have to wait until they’re age 21 as do civilian applicants, was established as part of Florida’s reaction to the July 16, 2015, terrorist-motivated shootings in Chattanooga that resulted in the deaths of four Marines, a Navy sailor and the gunman. Florida also upgraded security at National Guard recruitment centers, including arming guard members.

During his appearance at the armory, Putnam said the Legislature “continues to wrestle with the right way to get there” when asked about allowing concealed-weapons license holders to carry firearms on college and university campuses or to openly carry handguns.

Efforts to pass such proposals have failed in the Senate in recent years.

“Gun-free zones, where the victims have no opportunity to defend themselves, ought to be modified in a responsible way so that people can exercise their Second Amendment rights and protect themselves,” Putnam said.

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Concealed Carry Handgun Training For Elected Officials

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NRA Concealed Carry Handgun Training For Elected Officials and Candidates

In-Gauge of Polk County providing official NRA concealed carry firearm training for elected officials and political candidates.

As a community service and in the interest of promoting firearm safety, In-Gauge of Polk County, a private, non-profit, NRA affiliated club specializing in firearm training will be conducting, specialized concealed carry/handgun safety training for elected officials and political candidates.

Training description and duration:

The concealed carry firearm training will consist of two interactive, hands-on classes: 

  • Basic – CCW 101 – NRA Basic Pistol – Single pistol type
  • Advanced – NRA Defensive Pistol

Basic – CCW 101

This is a 5 hour basic handgun concealed carry qualification course consisting of 4 hours of hands-on, interactive classroom training and a minimum of 1 hour live-fire range training.  Each participant will fire a minimum of 50 rounds using a defensive caliber handgun, either a revolver or semi-automatic.

The classroom session will consist of handgun safety training, choosing the correct handgun and ammunition for self-defense, the proper handling, storage and care of a handgun.

Advanced – NRA Defensive Pistol

The NRA’s Defensive Pistol course is a nationally recognized, true concealed carry training course.  The course is 10 hours in duration, consisting of 5 hours or classroom learning and 5 hours of live-fire range training. 

The classroom instruction consists of training in recognizing potentially life-threatening situations, avoiding life-threatening situations, dealing with life-threatening situations and the use of lethal force as a last resort.  Also, included is the mental preparation for the use of lethal force and the psychological and legal aftermath of a defensive shooting.

During the live-fire range training, each participant will fire a minimum of 200 rounds of ammunition, using a defensive caliber handgun, while learning the proper method of drawing from a holster.  The live-fire training consists of exercises involving multiple assailants, choosing and firing from behind cover and concealment.

Classes can be taken separately (Basic – CCW 101 only) or in combination.   The Basic – CCW 101 class is a prerequisite for the Defensive Pistol Course.

Participation Criteria:

Participants must be a sitting elected official or an officially announced political candidate for local, state or federal office.         

Dates and times:

  • Basic – CCW 101 – Friday, June 30th   1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

             Range training –  Saturday, July 1st  9:00 AM

  • Advanced – NRA Defensive Pistol – Thursday, July 6th   1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

             Range training –  Friday, July 7th  9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

–  Private group training available  –

Cost:

  • Basic – CCW 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $  50  donation
  • Advanced – NRA Defensive Pistol . . . $125  donation

In-Gauge of Polk County is an NRA affiliated, private, non-profit organization.

All proceeds go to the promotion of community firearm safety education.

 

Interested persons should contact Pat, with In-Gauge of Polk County at:  863-206-1996.

For further information contact:

In-Gauge of Polk County, Inc.

info.ingauge@gmail.com

863-206-1996

6039 Cypress Gardens Boulevard

Winter Haven, Florida 33884

Responding To The Alarm

NRA Concealed Carry Firearms Training For Elected Officials

Running toward the sound of fire . . . .

In-Gauge of Polk County Conducting NRA Concealed Carry Training For Elected Officials and Candidates

In-Gauge of Polk County is offering NRA concealed carry/firearm training classes for elected officials and political candidates.

As a community service and in the interest of promoting firearm safety, In-Gauge of Polk County, a private, non-profit, NRA affiliated club specializing in firearm training is offering, specialized concealed carry/handgun safety training for elected officials and political candidates.

Participants must be a sitting elected official or an officially announced/registered political candidate for local, state or federal office.

Both official National Rifle Association basic and advanced concealed carry training is available.

An official certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion of the training, good for applying for Florida’s concealed weapons license.  NRA training certificates are nationally recognized and can be used as a pre-requisite for more advanced firearms training and for applying for concealed carry weapons licensing where applicable.

Donations will be accepted to prevent conflict with local, State and Federal campaign and gift laws.

Those interested in participating in classes should contact Pat, with In-Gauge of Polk County at: 863-206-1996.

For further information contact:

In-Gauge of Polk County
info.ingauge@gmail.com
6039 Cypress Gardens Boulevard
Winter Haven, Florida  33884

Ours is more than concealed carry training.
Ours is firearms training.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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