Active Shooter Defense – Another class graduated

We conduct more than concealed carry classes. We conduct training that prepares you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Saturday, we graduated another class of ‘active shooter’ defenders. These people will have your back while you are shopping, filling your gas tank or attending church services and you will never know they are there. They have more than a concealed carry license. They have been trained to carry a deadly weapon in public.

This group completed 15 hours of ‘active shooter’ defense training that included: situational awareness, mental preparedness, the drawing from a holster, advanced live-fire handgun training, that included the use of cover and concealment, moving, shooting, reloading, moving between cover and concealment, managing firearm malfunctions, while engaging single and multiple assailants and Stop The Bleed emergency wound care training.

If your concealed carry class did not look like this, you did not take a true concealed carry class . . .

Regardless if you have already taken a concealed carry class or you have a Florida concealed carry license, contact us for official NRA firearms training that will prepare you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

If you haven’t taken a concealed carry class or have little to no training, we can take you from the novice, beginner shooter to the advanced level in shorter time than you think. Firearms training is all we do and we are good at it.

Having a concealed carry license is of no benefit if you do not know how to defend your live and the lives of your loved ones.

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In-Gauge of Polk County's advanced concealed carry training class
In-Gauge of Polk County Active Shooter Training

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Another Class of Advanced Trained Concealed Carriers Graduated

Having a concealed carry license is of no benefit if you do not know how to defend your live and the lives of your loved ones. There is more to owning a gun than just knowing how to pull the trigger.

Saturday, we graduated another class of ‘active shooter’ defenders. These people will have your back while you are shopping, filling your gas tank or attending church services and you will never know they are there. They have more than a concealed carry license. They have been trained to carry a deadly weapon in public.

This group completed 15 hours of ‘active shooter’ defense training that included: situational awareness, mental preparedness, the drawing from a holster, advanced live-fire handgun training, that included the use of cover and concealment, moving, shooting, reloading, moving between cover and concealment, managing firearm malfunctions, while engaging single and multiple assailants and Stop The Bleed emergency wound care training.

If your concealed carry class did not look like this, you did not take a true concealed carry class . . .

Regardless if you have already taken a concealed carry class or you have a Florida concealed carry license, contact us for official NRA firearms training that will prepare you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

If you haven’t taken a concealed carry class or have little to no training, we can take you from the novice, beginner shooter to the advanced level in shorter time than you think. Firearms training is all we do and we are good at it.

Having a concealed carry license is of no benefit if you do not know how to defend your live and the lives of your loved ones.

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There is no substitute for official . . . .

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  • In-Gauge of Polk County's advanced concealed carry training class
In-Gauge of Polk County's advanced concealed carry training class
In-Gauge of Polk County Active Shooter Training

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Having A Concealed Carry License Is of No Benefit . . .

Possessing a concealed carry license provides you no benefit if you do not know how to safely carry and use a handgun.

Having a concealed carry license does you no good if you do not know how to safely carry and use a handgun.

As a matter of fact, carrying a gun and not being trained how to use it can get you very seriously hurt or worse.

Pastor Shot, Killed With His Own Gun
Starrville, Texas – Jan. 03, 2021
Pastor McWilliams, the church’s 62-year-old pastor opened the door to a bathroom and found Woolen, the suspect, hiding inside.
A scuffle ensued, and McWilliams drew a handgun, the sheriff said. Smith said McWilliams told Woolen to lie on the floor.
“The pastor got distracted and Woolen (the suspect) lunged at him. The suspect was able to get the firearm out of the pastor’s hands and shot him.
Woolen shot and killed the pastor, shot at his wife but missed and shot a third person who had non life-threatening injuries.
Sheriff Smith said the other church member who was shot was also armed, but he never got a shot off at the suspect.

Things you should know before taking a concealed carry class:

  • Not all concealed carry classes are alike
  • There is no standardized concealed carry class curriculum
  • In Florida, anyone can teach anything and call it a ‘concealed carry class’
  • Typically, ‘concealed carry classes’ do not provide any gun training.

Some things you should know about firearms and firearms training in Florida:

A concealed carry license is not required to:

* take a firearms training class

* purchase a firearm

* own a firearm

* legally transport a firearm

You should not put off receiving firearm safety training and the training to use a gun because you do not have a concealed carry license.

In reality, you should get trained in the use of a firearm before you purchase a gun and apply for a concealed carry license.

If the class you are considering does not state that it is an NRA firearms training class, it is not an official NRA training class.

We have all the necessary equipment and supplies necessary for complete self-defense, firearms training. Shortages being experienced elsewhere have not affected our training. Nothing has been cut or abbreviated from our training classes.

See our class schedule and register for a class at: REGISTER FOR A CLASS

All our firearms training classes involve the use of true defensive caliber guns. We never use youth training guns in our firearms training classes.

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

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Unable To Get Into One of Those Highly Sought After Concealed Carry Classes

You waited months to get into a concealed carry class. Now what?

You waited months to get into a law enforcement agency conducted ‘concealed carry class’ only to discover it is full.

In-Gauge of Polk County has incomparable concealed carry and handgun training classes available that train you in the use of a firearm and qualifies you to apply for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

It should be understood ‘concealed carry’ classes do NOT train you in the use, handling or firing of a handgun. For the most part, they only teach the laws pertaining to the carrying of firearms and other weapons and where you can and cannot carry a weapon in the state of Florida.

Contact us for complete firearms training:

  • No pre-class appointment is necessary
  • No fingerprinting appointment required
  • No in-person appointment necessary to pay for the class

In-Gauge of Polk County provides:

  • Convenient on-line class registration
  • Convenient on-line payment
  • Small classes (12 students maximum)
  • Interactive classroom instruction
  • Instructor led, live-fire, range training
  • Free handgun use (charge for ammunition only)
  • 24 – 72 hour license application processing appointments (No need to wait for a March appointment date)

For complete class information, dates and times, and to register for this class, go to: Register For A Class

The cost of our 5-hour, handgun training / concealed carry qualification class that includes one hour of instructor led, live-fire range training that trains you to safely handle and fire a handgun:

$60You provide your own handgun and ammunition
$90We provide a defensive caliber handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition

The cost of our basic, minimum standards 3-hour, concealed carry class: $35 All materials included. There are no hidden costs. Completion of this class qualifies the participant for applying for a Florida concealed carry license. (No firearm training included in this class.)

Having a concealed carry license is of no benefit if you do not know how to safely carry and use a firearm.

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After You’ve Taken A Concealed Carry Class

Having a concealed carry license is of no benefit if you do not know how to safely and correctly handle a gun.

So, you have finally gotten into that concealed carry class that you have been waiting for only to discover it did not teach you how to use a handgun.

It should be understood that ‘concealed carry classes‘ do NOT teach handgun use, handling or firing. For the most part, they only teach the State laws pertaining to the carrying of firearms and other weapons and where you can and cannot carry a weapon in the state of Florida.

Contact us for complete firearms training:

  • Concealed carry: Basic & Advanced
  • Pistol: Basic & Advanced
  • Shotgun
  • Rifle
  • Home Defense
  • Active Shooter
  • Church Guardian

For complete class information, dates and times, and to register for this class, go to: Register For A Class

The cost of our 5-hour, handgun training / concealed carry qualification class that includes one hour of instructor led, live-fire range training that trains you to safely handle and fire a handgun:

$60You provide your own handgun and ammunition
$90We provide a defensive caliber handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition

The cost of our basic, minimum standards 3-hour, concealed carry class: $35 All materials included. There are no hidden costs. Completion of this class qualifies the participant for applying for a Florida concealed carry license. (No firearm training included in this class.)

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CONCEALED CARRY CLASS – Fast, Cheap, Permit Included

Looking for a fast and cheap concealed carry class that includes fingerprinting and the issuing of an on-the-spot concealed carry permit?

That being the case, do NOT contact us.

We only conduct quality firearms training and concealed carry classes that train you to defend you life and the lives of your loved ones.

We do not:

  • conduct concealed carry classes in rented hotel rooms
  • conduct concealed carry classes at gun shows
  • use mock guns firing paint cartridges
  • youth training guns
  • conduct insurance sales seminars disguised as a concealed carry class
  • clutter public roadways with signs

All of our classes:

  • are taught by NRA certified advanced firearms instructors
  • use authentic firearms and real ammunition
  • include the live-fire of a handgun on a real gun range using live ammunition
  • meet or exceed the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a concealed carry license
  • include instruction and materials for applying for a Florida concealed carry license
  • qualify the student for an appointment to have his/her concealed carry license processed within 48 -72 hours. There is no need to wait 30 plus days for an appointment to process your license application.

NO concealed carry class can provide or issue you a concealed carry license the day of the class. Concealed carry licenses are ONLY issued by the Florida Department of Agriculture.

In-Gauge of Polk County, Winter Haven, Florida

The cost of our basic, minimum standards 3-hour, concealed carry class: $35 All materials included. There are no hidden costs.

The cost of our 5-hour, handgun training / concealed carry qualification class that includes one hour of instructor led, live-fire range training that trains you to safely handle and fire a handgun:

$60You provide your own handgun and ammunition
$90We provide a defensive caliber handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition

We do not use youth, training guns.

For complete class information, dates and times, and to register for this class, go to: Register For A Class

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Unprecedented Number of Americans Exercise 2A Rights in 2020

40% were first-time gun buyers

MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2021 – NRA-ILA

Millions of Americans exercised their Second Amendment rights for the first time in 2020. And, it’s easy to understand why.

Bare shelves at local grocery stores fueled fears that the breakdown in supply chains would lead to a breakdown in our social order. Inmates released early to stem the spread of the virus within prisons and rising unemployment led to fears of a crime wave. Americans watching this unfold in real time realized that they may be able to rely on only themselves. 

Americans didn’t wait for tragedy; they acted to make sure they were not part of the tragic tale of 2020. They applied for permits to obtain or carry a firearm. They purchased handguns and long guns at a rate no one could have imagined, and did so at a time when some states were trying to shut down permit offices and gun shops. The spike in demand led to inventory shortages that likely reduced sales.  

The FBI conducted 39,695,315 total NICS background checks last year. That is the annual record, beating the year 2019 by more than 11.3 million background checks.

The difference in background checks between 2020 and 2019 was more than the number of checks run in any of the first nine years NICS existed. This record was expected given what we saw all year: month after month of record-setting numbers. March was the busiest month ever for the NICS office, until June reset the record. June only held the record until December.

There were 3,937,066 total NICS checks run last month. The number of NICS checks had broken three million in a single month a single time before 2020. It happened eight times last year. Those eight months were among the nine busiest months ever. Nine individual weeks in 2020 rate among the ten highest weeks of all-time, including two weeks in December (third and sixth all-time). That list includes every full week in June, and two consecutive weeks in November.

We know from retailer reports that about 40% of buyers were first-time gun buyers, and that there were significant increases in the percentage and number of female and minority gun buyers. Forty-percent of those first-time gun buyers were women. The 2nd Amendment is not bound by race, gender, or socio-economic status.

It is about giving Americans a fighting chance to defend themselves and their families. 

Millions of Americans gave themselves that chance last year. A significant majority of those purchasing handguns, shotguns, or semi-automatic rifles indicated they were doing so to protect themselves. The FBI ran 11,897,521 handgun-related NICS checks last year and 7,132,864 checks related to long guns. Both are records; those numbers represent a 47% increase in the number of handgun-related checks and about a 0.1% increase in the number of long-gun related checks.

This reality is something no ivory tower academic would have ever predicted. Gun controllers, desperate for attention during 2020, tried to make every crisis about so-called gun violence while running away from the issue during the election.  Maybe they got the hint after months of record-setting background check numbers, but elitist gun controllers have already shown how far they’ll go to create a false narrative about the gun buyers of 2020. They’ve been working behind the scenes to advance their agenda without legislative input, and you can expect that strategy to continue under the next administration.

Those who write for academic journals, magazines, and textbooks will focus considerable energy to the issues and impact of 2020, and they’ll be encouraged to overlook or downplay the significance of the gun-buying surge of 2020. You can expect gun grabbers holding political office and professional anti-gun activists to try to control the narrative.  

You can also expect the NRA to continue our mission of safeguarding the fundamental right of every American to defend themselves and their families. 

We – through the will of our members and supporters – have been doing it for 150 years.

Renew or increase your NRA membership today!

See special ‘Distinguished Life Member‘ offer below for those 65 years of age and older.

If you do not want the monthly magazine, we can sign you up for as little as $10 for a one year NRA membership.

One Year $10 Official NRA Membership

This $10 membership does not include monthly publication

$10.00

One Year Regular Official NRA Membership

1 year official NRA membership. Includes official NRA monthly publication.

$35.00

3 Year Official NRA Membership

3 year official NRA membership. Includes official NRA monthly publication.

$85.00

5 year official NRA membership.

5 year official NRA membership. Includes official NRA monthly publication

$125.00

Official NRA Lifetime Distinguished Membership

Must be 65 years of age or older. One time payment Official NRA Distinguished Lifetime Membership. Includes official NRA monthly publication and all other membership benefits,

$600.00

Official NRA Lifetime Membership

Official NRA Lifetime Membership. Includes official NRA monthly publication and all other membership benefits,

$1,000.00

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Having A Concealed Carry License Is of No Benefit . . .

Possessing a concealed carry license provides you no benefit if you do not know how to safely carry and use a handgun.

Having a concealed carry license does you no good if you do not know how to safely carry and use a handgun.

As a matter of fact, carrying a gun and not being trained how to use it can get you very seriously hurt or worse.

Pastor Shot, Killed With His Own Gun
Starrville, Texas – Jan. 03, 2021
Pastor McWilliams, the church’s 62-year-old pastor opened the door to a bathroom and found Woolen, the suspect, hiding inside.
A scuffle ensued, and McWilliams drew a handgun, the sheriff said. Smith said McWilliams told Woolen to lie on the floor.
“The pastor got distracted and Woolen (the suspect) lunged at him. The suspect was able to get the firearm out of the pastor’s hands and shot him.
Woolen shot and killed the pastor, shot at his wife but missed and shot a third person who had non life-threatening injuries.
Sheriff Smith said the other church member who was shot was also armed, but he never got a shot off at the suspect.

Things you should know before taking a concealed carry class:

  • Not all concealed carry classes are alike
  • There is no standardized concealed carry class curriculum
  • In Florida, anyone can teach anything and call it a ‘concealed carry class’
  • Typically, ‘concealed carry classes’ do not provide any gun training.

Some things you should know about firearms and firearms training in Florida:

A concealed carry license is not required to:

* take a firearms training class

* purchase a firearm

* own a firearm

* legally transport a firearm

You should not put off receiving firearm safety training and the training to use a gun because you do not have a concealed carry license.

In reality, you should get trained in the use of a firearm before you purchase a gun and apply for a concealed carry license.

If the class you are considering does not state that it is an NRA firearms training class, it is not an official NRA training class.

We have all the necessary equipment and supplies necessary for complete self-defense, firearms training. Shortages being experienced elsewhere have not affected our training. Nothing has been cut or abbreviated from our training classes.

See our class schedule and register for a class at: REGISTER FOR A CLASS

All our firearms training classes involve the use of true defensive caliber guns. We never use youth training guns in our firearms training classes.

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

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Joe Biden Doubles Down, Pledges to ‘Defeat the NRA’

By now you may have heard that Joe Biden has pledged to “Defeat the NRA.”   There is plenty of documentation to confirm this – some of which is below. 
 Stories:

  • Joe Biden Doubles Down, Pledges to ‘Defeat the NRA’ (Breitbart)
  • Joe Biden Vows to ‘Defeat the NRA’ (Newsmax)
  • Biden declares that he’ll ‘defeat the NRA’ under his term in office (BizPac Review)
  • Joe Biden Vows to ‘Defeat the NRA’ (KOH AM 780 Reno)

Joe Biden Doubles Down, Pledges to ‘Defeat the NRA’  By AWR HAWKINS  Breitbart  January 10, 2021  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/10/joe-biden-doubles-down-pledges-defeat-nra/   In a January 8, 2021, statement recognizing the tenth anniversary of the shooting that wounded Gabby Giffords, President-elect Joe Biden pledged to “defeat the NRA.”  Biden’s full statement recounted the January 8, 2011, attack, which killed six and left Giffords and others wounded, then transitioned to praising Giffords for the gun control work she undertook after the incident.  The statement concluded: “As President, I pledge to continue to work together with Congresswoman Giffords, and with survivors, families, and advocates across the country, to defeat the NRA and end the epidemic of gun violence in America.”  Biden campaigned for the presidency on a platform of defeating the NRA. In fact, when he released an overview of his gun control proposals, they included a reference to his opposition to the NRA…  

Joe Biden Vows to ‘Defeat the NRA’  

By Eric Mack  Newsmax  January 10, 2021 | 9:33 pm  https://www.newsmax.com/politics/nra-gabby-giffords-lobbyist-second-amendment/2021/01/10/id/1005017/   Joe Biden will set his sights on destroying one of the most staunch Republican lobbyist organizations, the National Rifle Association.  Joe Biden’s Twitter account tweeted Friday:  “.@GabbyGiffords — Your perseverance and immeasurable courage continue to inspire me and millions of others. I pledge to continue to work with you — and with survivors, families, and advocates across the country — to defeat the NRA and end our epidemic of gun violence.”  Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was a victim of a mass shooting, sending out a tweet Biden’s account was responding, too.  “Ten years ago, my life and my community changed forever. I was shot in the head, six people were killed, 12 others injured. But the attack did not break me—or the people I represented in Congress. We came together, turned pain into purpose, and found hope in each other.”…  

Biden declares that he’ll ‘defeat the NRA’ under his term in office  

By Jon Dougherty   BizPac Review  January 10, 2021   https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/01/10/biden-declares-that-hell-defeat-the-nra-under-his-term-in-office-1014702/  
In a declaration that is certain to upset throngs of gun owners, President-elect Joe Biden has declared that he’ll “defeat” the National Rifle Association during his term.  In response to a tweet from former Rep. Gabby Gifford (D-Ariz.), who was one of 14 people shot in January 2011 during an event in Tucson and whose husband, Democrat Mark Kelly, just won a U.S. Senate seat, Biden’s official account pledged to “defeat the NRA.”  “Ten years ago, my life and my community changed forever. I was shot in the head, six people were killed, 12 others injured. But the attack did not break me—or the people I represented in Congress. We came together, turned pain into purpose, and found hope in each other,” Giffords wrote on the anniversary of the attack by shooter Jared Lee Loughner…  

Joe Biden Vows to ‘Defeat the NRA’  

KOH AM 780 Reno  January 10, 2021  https://www.kkoh.com/news/joe-biden-vows-to-defeat-the-nra/   Joe Biden will set his sights on destroying one of the most staunch Republican lobbyist organizations, the National Rifle Association.  Joe Biden’s Twitter account tweeted Friday:  “.@GabbyGiffords — Your perseverance and immeasurable courage continue to inspire me and millions of others. I pledge to continue to work with you — and with survivors, families, and advocates across the country — to defeat the NRA and end our epidemic of gun violence.”  Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was a victim of a mass shooting, sending out a tweet Biden’s account was responding, too.  

“Ten years ago, my life and my community changed forever. I was shot in the head, six people were killed, 12 others injured. But the attack did not break me—or the people I represented in Congress. We came together, turned pain into purpose, and found hope in each other.” 

Renew or increase your NRA membership today!

See special ‘Distinguished Life Member‘ offer below for those 65 years of age and older.

If you do not want the monthly magazine, we can sign you up for as little as $10 for a one year NRA membership.

One Year $10 Official NRA Membership

This $10 membership does not include monthly publication

$10.00

One Year Regular Official NRA Membership

1 year official NRA membership. Includes official NRA monthly publication.

$35.00

3 Year Official NRA Membership

3 year official NRA membership. Includes official NRA monthly publication.

$85.00

5 year official NRA membership.

5 year official NRA membership. Includes official NRA monthly publication

$125.00

Official NRA Lifetime Distinguished Membership

Must be 65 years of age or older. One time payment Official NRA Distinguished Lifetime Membership. Includes official NRA monthly publication and all other membership benefits,

$600.00

Official NRA Lifetime Membership

Official NRA Lifetime Membership. Includes official NRA monthly publication and all other membership benefits,

$1,000.00

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You Took A Concealed Carry Class, now what?

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

If your concealed carry class did not look like this, you did not take a true concealed carry class . . .

In-Gauge of Polk County’s ‘Active Shooter’ Defense – Live-fire range training.

We recently graduated another class of ‘active shooter’ defenders. These people will have your back while you are shopping, filling your gas tank or attending church services and you will never know they are there. They have been trained to carry a deadly weapon in public.

This group completed 15 hours of ‘active shooter’ defense training that included: situational awareness, mental preparedness, the drawing from a holster, advanced live-fire handgun training, that included the use of cover and concealment, moving, shooting, reloading, moving between cover and concealment, managing firearm malfunctions, while engaging single and multiple assailants and Stop The Bleed emergency wound care training.

Regardless if you have already taken a concealed carry class or you have a Florida concealed carry license, contact us for official NRA firearms training that will prepare you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

If you haven’t yet taken a concealed carry class or have little to no training, we can take you from the novice, beginner shooter to the advanced level in shorter time than you think. Firearms training is all we do and we are good at it.

There is no substitute for official . . . .

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Polk County, Lakeland, Winter Haven, self-defense, concealed carry, focused fire, shooting lessons, gun training, gun classes, concealed carry, conceal weapon, online class, lead feather, online permit, gun shop, gun show, gun permit