Considering taking a concealed carry class? You may want to consider this . . .

We don’t want to train everyone who wants a concealed carry license.  We only want to train those who are serious about learning how to defend their life and the lives of their loved ones.

Not all concealed carry classes are alike.

Unless specifically stated otherwise, “concealed carry classes” do NOT teach how to handle and use a handgun.

They do NOT teach:

  • the handling of a handgun
  • the firing of a handgun
  • the loading, unloading and reloading of a handgun
  • how manage handgun malfunfunctions

To learn the techniques listed above, you have to take a handgun/pistol training class.

Maybe you or someone you know already took a concealed carry class. Did it look like this . . .

or like this?

If the “concealed carry” class you took did not include a trip the the range and the firing of a real handgun, using live ammunition, firing a minimum of 50 rounds, you attended a certificate mill class, that in all likelyhood, was more of an insurance sales seminar, not a handgun training class.

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

Others conduct classes to qualify people to apply for a concealed carry license. We conduct classes to not only to qualify people to apply for a concealed carrry license, we train people to carry a firearm in public.

We don’t want to train everyone who wants a concealed carry license.  We only want to train those who are serious about learning how to defend their life and the lives of their loved ones.

If your concealed carry class did not look like the photos above, you may want to contact us for real, concealed carry, handgun training. Training that prepares you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Not all concealed carry classes are alike.


FLORIDA RESIDENTS – A concealed carry license is NOT required

Why do we inform you of this?

What those who conduct ‘concealed carry’ classes do not want you to know:
In Florida . . .

  • NO license is required to purchase or own a firearm.
  • NO license is required to transport a loaded firearm in your vehicle. (However, one must know how to do so legally.)
  • NO license is required to use a firearm to defend your life and home.
  • NO license is required to take a firearms training course to learn how to use a firearm.

Why do we inform you of this?

We are not in the ‘concealed carry class’ business.  Rather, we are in the self-defense, firearms training business.   We want you to be trained in the safe handling, use and storage of your firearm.

Unless specifically stated that firearm/handgun training is included, NO firearm/handgun training is conducted in a ‘concealed carry‘ class. Basically, NO ‘concealed carry‘ class includes any significant handgun training.

Possessing a concealed carry license does not mean you are trained to carry a deadly weapon in public.  Rather, it only demonstrates that you paid the State of Florida $97 and passed a background check.

We want you to be trained in the handling, use and firing of a firearm for the defense of your life and the lives of your loved ones.

All our firearms training classes exceed the training requirements for applying for a Florida concealed carry license.  Upon successful completion of any of our firearms training classes, an official certificate of training is issued good for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.  No other class or training is required for applying for a Florida license recognized in 37 states.

Even if you do not possess a concealed carry license or you never intend to apply for one, allow us to train you in the purchasing, handling, use, firing and storage of your firearm.

Florida Government Official Calls for Background Checks on All Ammunition Purchases

“If you shouldn’t get a gun, you shouldn’t get ammunition.”

The State’s government official responsible for processing and issuing Florida’s concealed carry weapons licenses is publicly calling for background checks on all ammunition purchases and transfers.

Recently, Florida Dept. of Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried criticized Governor DeSantis for vetoing her request for the hiring of 83 additional Dept. of Agriculture employees, for the processing of Florida concealed carry weapons license applications.

He just vetoed 83 positions I proposed for my department to thoroughly process concealed weapon licenses in a timely manner to keep Floridians safe.

Nikki Fried, Commissioner of Agriculture – June 13, 2022

Nikki Fried’s request for 83 additional employees for the processing of licenses appears odd, in so much as, the Dept. of Agriculture is processing and issuing concealed carry weapons licenses in the shortest turnaround time since 2018. Currently, the average application turnaround time is 2 weeks.

Commissioner Fried’s push for ammunition background checks is neither hers alone nor new. Two bills were submitted for action during the 2022 legislative session SB 334 and HB 181. Sen. Tina Polsky and Rep. Dan Daley are the bill sponsors. “If you shouldn’t get a gun, you shouldn’t get ammunition,” Polsky said. “It stops people from purchasing ammunition without a proper background check.”

Democratic leaders including Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried— a gubernatorial contender — rallied around the legislation Tuesday at a press event.

“We need change here in the state of Florida,” Fried said. “We are not asking for the world. We’re just asking for common-sense changes that are going to prevent future tragedies.”

To make a one time DONATION to support the National Rifle Association’s fight to defend the 2nd Amendment CLICK HERE.

Although there are other organizations that claim to defend the 2nd Amendment, there is only one organization that has the size, weight, talent and experience to be affective. The NRA has over 150 years of experience and an incomparable track record.

All monies will go directly toward defending our 2nd Amendment rights. No money will be used for operational expensed. In-Gauge of Polk County, NRA organization charter number B94873

2nd Amendment Under Attacked Like Never Before

A coordinated nationwide attack on our 2nd Amendment rights by anti-gun groups is underway.

Our 2nd Amendment Rights Are In Jeopardy Like Never Before!

Wednesday, June 8th, the US House of Representatives passed a massive gun control package “Protecting Our Kids Act“. 

The bill now goes to the US Senate that is equally divided 50/50.  Should there be any Republican defectors in the Senate that vote in favor of the “Protecting Our Kids Act”, the rights we currently enjoy will become a memory.

  • If you value your right to keep and bear arms,
  • If you value your right to purchase and own the firearm of your choice for the defense of your life and the defense of your home,
  • If you do not want ALL firearms capable of accommodating a greater than 10 round magazine banned,  (That GLOCK in your nightstand drawer and that .380 you carry in your pocketbook will be illegal.),
  • If you do not want that 9mm semi-automatic banned and you becoming a felon,
  • If you want to continue to be able to purchase ammunition online, cheaper and more readily available than can be found locally at a gun shop,
  • If you want to continue having the right to privately buy, sell, trade and gift a firearm without having to go through a licensed dealer, paying a government imposed transfer fee and completing ATF paperwork,
  • If you do not want the confiscation of legally owned firearms by the government, based on an anonymous allegation, to become the law of the land,
  • If you do not want the State of Florida’s uniform firearm laws (pre-emption) from being dissolved and divided into hodgepodge, local jurisdictional laws and regulations, 

. . . it is time to get involved, if not politically active.

Anti-gun organizations have joined forces on both the national and state fronts. Yes, on the state front (Florida) as well as in Washington. A nationwide attack on our 2nd Amendment rights by anti-gun groups is underway.

Nikki Fried, Commissioner, Florida Dept. of Agriculture (responsible for processing and issuing Florida concealed carry licenses) joined anti-gun forces to overturn Florida’s gun pre-emption laws.

More Than Your NRA Membership Is Needed

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

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

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

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


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

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

You Took A Concealed Carry Class, Now What?

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

If you took a concealed carry class did it look like this . . . .

If it didn’t, may be you should consider a class that does. A class that trains you how to use a firearm to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

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

Yesterday we graduated another class of advanced, concealed carry guardians.  They did not complete just another “concealed carry’ class, like those conducted at gun shows, gun shops or in rented hotel rooms. They completed over 15 hours of advanced, tactical, handgun training.  You read that correctly, over 15 hours.

These advanced, trained graduates will have your back while you are shopping, fueling your vehicle or attending church services.Rest assured, there are trained people out there carrying concealed firearms among you.  They may be far and few between, but they are there. 

We make every effort to train as many people as possible.  But, we can only train those who register to be qualified to carry a deadly weapon in public.

We don’t want to train everyone who wants a concealed carry license.  We only want to train those who are serious about learning how to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

Others conduct classes to qualify people to apply for a concealed carry license. We conduct classes to not only to qualify people to apply for a concealed carrry license, we qualify people to carry a deadly weapon in public.

If your concealed carry class did not look like the photos above, you may want to contact us for real, concealed carry, firearms training.

Not all concealed carry classes are alike.


Biden Doubles Down On Banning 9mm Handguns

Biden Suggests Banning 9mm Guns, Calls Them ‘High Caliber Weapons’

May 31, 2022

9mm bullet “blows the lung out of the body”.

Joe Biden

Washington D.C. – President Biden may have tipped off where his party wants to take gun control on Monday when he suggested that 9mm handguns were “high-caliber weapons” and should be banned.


07-21-2021

CNN Town Hall: Joe Biden Suggests a 9mm Pistol Ban

https://newsbinding.com/news/cnn-town-hall-joe-biden-suggests-a-9mm-pistol-ban/

07-21-2021
During his Wednesday night CNN town hall, President Joe Biden talked about a “push to eliminate” 9mm pistols that have an ammunition capacity beyond that of which the left approves.

Biden said, “The idea you need a weapon that can have the ability to fire 20, 30, 40, 50, 120 shots from that weapon, whether it’s a 9mm pistol or whether it’s a rifle, is ridiculous. I’m continuing to push to eliminate the sale of those things.”

Up until now, Biden has pushed “assault weapons” ban legislation and moved executively to have the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) take regulatory action against AR-pistols with stabilizer braces.

On June 7, 2021, Breitbart News reported the DOJ moved to place certain AR-pistols under the purview of the National Firearms Act. But those AR-pistols are chambered in 5.56 or .223, not 9mm. Biden’s mention of going after 9mm pistols opens the door to regulating wildly popular Glock, Heckler & Koch, Smith & Wesson, Sig Sauer, Kahr, Taurus, and Springfield Armory pistols, among many others.


Biden: ‘I’m Continuing To Push To Eliminate The Sale Of’ Things Like ‘9mm Pistol,’ ‘Rifle’

https://www.dailywire.com/news/breaking-biden-indicates-he-wants-to-ban-the-sale-of-handguns

Jul 22, 2021   DailyWire.com

President Joe Biden suggested during a CNN town hall on Wednesday night that he is pushing to eliminate the sale of high-capacity pistols and rifles.

“I’m the only guy that ever got — passed legislation when I was a senator to make sure we eliminated assault weapons,” Biden said. “The idea you need a weapon that can have the ability to fire 20, 30, 40, 50, 120 shots from that weapon, whether it’s a, whether it’s a 9mm pistol or whether it’s a rifle, is ridiculous.”

“I’m continuing to push to eliminate the sale of those things, but I’m not likely to get that done in the near term,” Biden added.

TRANSCRIPT:

QUESTION: So how will you address gun violence from a federal point of view to actually bring about change and make our local cities safer?

BIDEN: Now, I’m not being a wise guy, there’s no reason you [inaudible], have you seen my gun violence legislation I’ve introduced? As you know, because you’re so involved, actually, crime is down. Gun violence and murder rates are up. Guns. I’m the only guy that ever got passed, legislation when I was a senator, to make sure we eliminated assault weapons. The idea you need a weapon that can have the ability to fire 20, 30, 40, 50, 120 shots from that weapon, whether it’s a, whether it’s a 9mm pistol, or whether it’s a rifle, is ridiculous. I’m continuing to push to eliminate the sale of those things. But I’m not likely to get that done in the near term. So, here’s what I’ve done. The people who, in fact, are using those weapons are acquiring them illegally, illegally. And so what happens is, I’ve gotten ATF, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, I have them increase their budget and increase their capacity along with the Justice Department to go after the gun shops that are not abiding by the law of doing background checks. For real, that’s number one. Number two, number two, we are in a position where you, most of the cities, and I don’t know enough, I think you’ve had a lot of gun violence here in Cincinnati, I think it was up to what, how many, how many dead? 500 over a period? Don’t hold me to the number, whatever it was. But my point is all across the country. And it’s not because the gun shops in the cities are selling these guns. They are either shadow gun dealers and or gun shops that are not abiding by the law. So we’re going to do major investigations and shut those guys down and put some of them in jail and for what they’re doing, selling these weapons. There’s also a thing called ghost guns that are being sold now and being used. And so but in addition to that, what we have to do is we have to deal with a larger problem of the whole issue of law enforcement generally, we’re in a situation where as much as we need to pass the Floyd Act and all that, but here’s the deal. Cops are having real trouble. They’re not all bad guys, there are a lot of good guys. We need more policemen, not fewer policemen. But we need them involved in community policing, community policing. And when we did that, violent crime went down, all the criticism about the original crime, but guess what, crime went down until we stopped doing community policing. So it’s about getting, we have availability now, of over, billion, lots of money, for cops to be able to hire psychologists, psychiatrists, as well as social workers to be engaged in the process.

DailyWire.com – Jul 22, 2021

Victims Don’t Need to Die Waiting for Help to Arrive

Push to get citizens trained to ‘Stop the Bleed’ to save lives of severely injured.

Push to get citizens trained to ‘Stop the Bleed’ to save lives of severely injured

By: Rebecca Petit – ABC Action News-Tampa Bay May 19, 2022

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — On the heels of yet another mass shooting, this time in Buffalo, N.Y., there’s a nationwide push to teach people how to “Stop the Bleed.”

Training courses took place all day Thursday as part of National Stop the Bleed Day.

You don’t have to be an EMT or a medical professional to save someone’s life who is bleeding severely. The “Stop the Bleed” course teaches how to recognize a life-threatening bleed and intervene effectively.

“A lot of craziness is going on in the world and I just like to be prepared for my family and friends,” Aaron Travers said.

After many shootings and crashes witnesses are on the scene before first responders get there. A bystander may be the one who’s most likely to save a bleeding victims their life.

Travers drove from Osceola County to Polk County to take the lifesaving course.

“Everybody should know because the more people that do know the less opportunity for loss of life,” he said.

Robert Dummett hosts these free “Stop the Bleed” training classes. He’s the chief training officer and executive director at In-Gauge of Polk County, a non-profit organization focused on firearms safety.

“An individual can bleed to death in less than three minutes,” Dummett said.

Data shows the average emergency response time for the arrival of EMS personnel to an emergency scene is seven minutes.

Dummett said learning simple techniques can improve a bleeding victims’ chances of survival.

“Packing the wound and direct pressure on the wound and if that’s not sufficient to stop the blood loss, then we want to apply a tourniquet,” Dummett said. “We’re going to tighten this until all blood flow stops. I equate it to turning off a faucet for a garden hose.”

The goal is to get more people trained in the “Stop the Bleed” program, similar to the popularity of CPR training.

“The American college of surgeons created this stop the bleed course in the wake of the sandy hook tragedy years ago,” Lakeland Regional Health trauma surgeon Dr. Andrew Gaugler said. “However, it’s not just these national tragedies that make the news where people have the opportunities to save lives.”

Dr. Gaugler said Lakeland Regional Health has trained 506 people this year using “Stop the Bleed” kits. He said there’s also a federal push to make the kits more widely available.

“If you walk through any public building, an airport, a post office, a shopping mall, you’ll see along the walls there are signs for AED’s which are a life saving device used for cardiac arrest and CPR,” Gaugler said. “I think the perfect location for a bleeding control kit would be in the location of any of those devices.”

Empowering everyday people to provide life-saving care, until emergency personnel arrives.

You can order a your own “Stop the Bleed” kit online. Stop the Bleed Month is held each May. To find more information, including where to find a ‘Stop the Bleed’ course near you, click here.

Polk County safety advocates push for availability of ‘STOP THE BLEED’ kits

STOP THE BLEED skills assessment clinics can be attended locally all day Thursday, May 19th – National STOP THE BLEED Day , at In-Gauge of Polk County, in Winter Haven, Florida.

by: Staci DaSilva : WFLA News Channel 8 – May 17, 2022

https://www.wfla.com/news/polk-county/polk-safety-advocates-push-for-availability-of-stop-the-bleed-kits/

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – In the wake of another rash of school shootings, and in the middle of National “Stop the Bleed Month,” advocates are spreading the word about blood loss.

In-Gauge and WFLA News 8 – STOP THE BLEED

“A person can bleed to death in less than two minutes,” said Dr. Andrew Gaugler, a trauma surgeon at Lakeland Regional Health.

He says, with a little bit of awareness and education, people may not have to die that way.

“Once the ‘Stop The Bleed’ course came out, that’s how we decided that we could get the community and the everyday citizen involved to help save lives,” said Dr. Gaugler.

The “Stop The Bleed” initiative came to be in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy, as part of a collaborative effort led by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

“Tourniquets and bleeding kits should be pretty much standard anywhere you go in a public place,” said Dr. Gaugler.

“We have gloves, we have tourniquets, we have scissors, we have roll gauze,” said Robert Dummett.

Dummett is chief training officer and executive director at In-Gauge of Polk County, a non-profit organization focused on firearms safety. Dummett, and the organization, also host “Stop the Bleed” training courses.

He says the goal is to get the “Stop the Bleed” kits everywhere there is an automated external defibrillator (AED) machine.

“The goal is to have these kits mounted next to them, readily available, for anybody to use anytime there’s blood loss, just like a person would pull a fire extinguisher off the wall,” said Dummett.

This week, he donated a kit to the Saddle Creek Gun Range in Polk County. The steps to save life and limb, he says, are clear cut.

“Wound packing is number one – wound packing and applying direct pressure to the wound and, if that’s not sufficient to stop the blood loss, then it’s application and tourniquet.”

You can order a mounted kit or a portable one online. You can also go online to find a “Stop the Bleed” course near you.

Classes Locally

STOP THE BLEED skills assessment clinics can be attended locally all day Thursday, May 19thNational STOP THE BLEED Day , at In-Gauge of Polk County, in Winter Haven, Florida. Register for a clinic at Eventbrite – StopTheBleed.

Trauma Kit Donated to Saddle Creek Gun Range

In recognition of National STOP THE BLEED Month

https://www.polk-county.net/news/news-details/2022/05/16/trauma-kit-donated-to-saddle-creek-gun-range

Bartow, Fla. (May 16, 2022) — If an unfortunate accident happens at the Saddle Creek Gun Range, Polk County’s Parks and Recreation staff will be ready thanks to the donation of a trauma kit from In-Gauge of Polk County.

In a small ceremony Monday, Polk County Commissioners Bill Braswell and Rick Wilson accepted the donation from the local group. The kit includes bandages and supplies to treat gunshot wounds until more advanced medical help arrives.

“I’d like to think in the back of my mind it’s never going to be used but it’s a great thing to have if you do need it,” Braswell said during the ceremony.

The donation from In-Gauge is in recognition of National Stop-the-Bleed Month. National Stop-the-Bleed Month aims to educate the public on the basic skills needed to control bleeding from accidents to save lives.

Robert Dummett, instructor with In-Gauge, says, “An individual can bleed to death in less than three minutes.” Dummett says anybody can use the techniques and supplies in this trauma kit to help stop bleeding and possibly save someone’s life.

For more information about Stop-the-Bleed Month visit www.stopthebleed.org.

Saddle Creek Gun Range is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. For more information about Polk County Parks & Recreation’s gun range, call Daniel Gornoski at (863) 499-2613, or visit www.polk-county.net.

Another Class of Trained Public Guardians Graduated

Our graduates are trained to engage an armed assailant and survive to go home and have dinner with their families.

Saturday we graduated another class of advanced, concealed carry guardians.  They did not complete just another “concealed carry’ class, like those conducted at gun shows, gun shops or in rented hotel rooms. They completed over 15 hours of advanced, tactical, handgun training.  You read that correctly, over 15 hours.

These advanced, trained graduates will have your back while you are shopping, fueling your vehicle or attending church services.Rest assured, there are trained people out there carrying concealed firearms among you.  They may be far and few between, but they are there. 

We make every effort to train as many people as possible.  But, we can only train those who register to be qualified to carry a deadly weapon in public.

We don’t want to train everyone who wants a concealed carry license.  We only want to train those who are serious about learning how to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

Others conduct classes to qualify people to apply for a concealed carry license. We conduct classes to not only to qualify people to apply for a concealed carrry license, we qualify people to carry a deadly weapon in public.

If your concealed carry class did not look like the photos above, you may want to contact us for real, concealed carry, firearms training.

Not all concealed carry classes are alike.