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.

Florida Lawmakers View Christian Lives As Less Valuable

Christian lives and the lives of children who attend private schools have been viewed as less valuable by the 2019 Florida Legislature.

If you attend services at a church, worship center, ministry or synagogue that has a licensed school on its property or your child attends any private school in the state of Florida, the Florida legislature as twice determined that your life and the lives of your children are less valuable than the lives of children who attend public schools.

During the Florida 2019 legislation session there were two bills submitted by legislators for consideration the would allow those who attend services at churches, synagogues and other houses of worship to protect themselves against an armed assailant. Those bills were Senate Bill 1238 (SB 1238), introduced by Senator Debbie Mayfield and House Bill 403 (HB 403) introduced by Erin Grall and Cord Byrd titled: Safety of Religious Institutions.

Both bills passed through their respective committees with little to no opposition, receiving bipartisan support. However, in the Senate, after receiving 4-Yeas and 2-Nays, on March 25th the bill was sent to Criminal Justice Committee, on April 8th, SB 1238 was “Temporarily Postponed”. I the Criminal Justice Committee, on May 5th, SB 1238 was “Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration“.

On April 25th, House Bill 403 passed its third reading with a vote of 79 – Yeas and 35 – Nays. HB 403 was then sent to the Senate Judiciary Rules Committee where it sat without action. With the close of the 2019 Florida Legislative Session HB 403 was “Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration” on May 3, 2019. The Safety of Religious Institutions bill is dead.

It can only be concluded that the Florida Legislature views the lives of those who attend worship services and private schools as less valuable than those who attend and work at public schools, as this has been the second year in a row the Florida Legislature has neglected the safety of students who attend private schools and those who worship on the grounds that share a Florida licensed educational institution.

Those who attend worship services on the grounds that share a Florida licensed educational institution or attend private schools are left to the mercy of the wolves, without a means of self-defense by Florida lawmakers.

In Florida, when licensed, one can legally carry a concealed firearm . . .

  • when going to the country club
  • when going to watch a movie in a public theater
  • when attending a play or other performance
  • when going to a city park
  • when going to the beach
  • when grocery shopping
  • when going to the mall
  • when banking
  • when dinning at your favorite restaurant

But, not when attending your church, ministry, synagogue or other place of worship, if there is a school located on the property.

In recent months, weeks and even days, agencies responsible for public safety are issuing warnings to increase security at places of worship.


Is there not a mixed message here?

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2019 FBI Report on Active Shootings

“In 2018, citizens risked their lives to safely and successfully end the shootings in five of the 27 active shooter incidents. They saved many lives.”

Summary of the 2019 FBI report on 2018 ‘Active Shootings’   

As in past years, citizens were faced with split-second, life-and-death decisions. In 2018, citizens risked their lives to safely and successfully end the shootings in five of the 27 active shooter incidents. They saved many lives. Given this reality, it is vital that citizens be afforded training so they understand the risks they face and the options they have available when active shooter incidents are unfolding.

Summary

The findings in this report are based on publicly available resources, FBI reporting and, when available, official law enforcement investigative data. Though limited in scope, this report was undertaken to provide clarity and data of value to federal, state, tribal, and campus law enforcement as well as other first responders, corporations, educators, and the general public as they seek to neutralize threats posed by active shooters and save lives during such incidents.

  • 27 incidents in 16 states
  • 213  casualties – excluding the shooters
  • 85  killed
Citizen Engagement and Casualties

In five incidents, citizens confronted the shooter.
In three incidents, unarmed citizens confronted the shooter, thereby ending the shooting.

■ In one incident, a citizen wrestled the gun away from the shooter. The shooter fled the scene and was apprehended approximately 34 hours later at another location.

■ In one incident, citizens confronted the shooter (including one who was pistol-whipped by the shooter), allowing others to flee the scene. The shooter committed suicide at the scene before law enforcement arrived.

■ In one incident, a teacher wrestled the shooter to the ground and restrained him until law enforcement arrived and apprehended him.

■ In two incidents, armed citizens possessing valid firearms permits exchanged gunfire with the shooter.

■ In one incident, two citizens retrieved their guns from their respective vehicles, then shot and killed the shooter.

■ In one incident, a citizen armed with a gun confronted the shooter, but no gunfire was exchanged. A second citizen exchanged gunfire with the shooter, but neither was struck. The shooter fled the scene and was apprehended by law enforcement a short time later at another location.

The Shooters

Twenty-three shooters were male; three shooters were female; the gender of one shooter is unknown. Twenty-six shooters acted alone; one shooter may have acted alone.

The shooters ranged in age from 13 years to 64 years. Five shooters were in their teens, seven were in their 20s, seven were in their 30s, three were in their 40s, two were in their 50s, and two were in their 60s. The age of one shooter is unknown.

Eleven shooters were apprehended by law enforcement, six at the scene, and five at another location. Two of the 11 shooters initially fled the scene after being confronted by citizens, and one was restrained by a citizen.

Five shooters were killed. Four were killed by law enforcement at the scene, and one shooter was killed by citizens possessing valid firearms permits at the scene.

Ten shooters committed suicide: four at the scene before law enforcement arrived, three at the scene after law enforcement arrived, and three at another location. One of the shooters committed suicide after being confronted by citizens  

Conclusion
  • A good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun
  • Civilians need to train for active shooter incidents
  • Armed, trained civilians save lives
  • Early intervention and prompt engagement with the active shooter saves lives
  • Shooters may be male or female
  • In 2018 the shooters ranged from age 13 to 64.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ALICE Training

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

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

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

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3 seconds will determine . . .

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

NRA – Firearms Training for the Visually Impaired

Even The Blind Can Learn To Shoot

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

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

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

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

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FREE Teacher Concealed Carry Training

FREE Teacher Concealed Carry Training

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

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

Participants must:

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

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

Training participants will be responsible for:

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

Training classes will be conducted throughout the month of June.

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

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

Our classroom . . . .

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School Guardian Eligibility Training

School Guardian Eligibility Training

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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