Church Guardian Training – Fall 2019

“. . . we prayed to our God and posted a guard . . .”

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In January 2018, In-Gauge of Polk County, of Winter Haven, Florida initiated its Church Guardian Training program.

In-Gauge of Polk County’s Church Guardian Training program is a 15-hour firearm training program for 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, engage and survive 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 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.

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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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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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.

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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School Guardian Eligibility Training

School Guardian Eligibility Training

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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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Florida Sheriff – Concealed Carry License Holders Should Carry Everywhere Possible

Sheriff Wayne Ivey wants people with valid concealed carry permits to be ready at all times.

WE CAN’T AFFORD TO SIT BACK AND WAIT FOR THE NEXT ACT OF TERRORISM

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey wants people with valid concealed carry permits to be ready at all times.

Contact In-Gauge of Polk County for all your firearms training.  In-Gauge of Polk County conducts only NRA firearms training.

In-Gauge of Polk County conducts the exact firearm training described in Sheriff Ivey’s video.

 

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Polk County Tax Collector’s Office to begin processing CCW license applications

On Monday, May 22nd the Polk County Tax Collector’s Office will begin processing concealed carry license applications and renewals.

TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE OFFERING CONCEALED WEAPONS LICENSE SERVICES

BARTOW, Florida – May 19, 2017

Joe G. Tedder, Tax Collector, announces the Tax Collector’s Office is now providing Concealed Weapon License application and renewal services on an appointment only basis at its Lakeland and Lake Wales Service Centers. Appointments are made at the Tax Collector’s Office official website, PolkTaxes.com.

Upon announcing the new service offerings, Tedder stated, “I am grateful for all that Commissioner Putnam and his staff have done to help our office bring these state services to the citizens of Polk County. Previously, our constituents had to travel outside Polk County to get these services.”

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam partnered with Tedder and tax collectors throughout Florida to pass legislation allowing selected tax collector offices to accept concealed weapon license applications and renewals.

Tedder continued, “We are fortunate Commissioner Putnam and Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recognized Polk’s unique geography and population when approving our office to provide application and renewal services at two locations.”

Citizens of Florida who are interested in obtaining or renewing a concealed weapons license in Polk County should visit PolkTaxes.com to get the information they need to complete a license application, conduct a renewal transaction, and make an appointment.

To obtain training to qualify for your Florida concealed weapon license contact In-Gauge of Polk County.   In-Gauge of Polk County is Polk County’s only non-profit, NRA affiliated firearm training organization.   In-Gauge of Polk County provides a full line of firearms training including basic handgun/concealed carry training, advanced NRA Defensive Pistol training, shotgun and rifle training.

 

 

 

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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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New to firearms & searching concealed carry training? Questions you may have …

FAQ – Concealed Carry Training

 If you are new to firearms, it is understood that acquiring training information may be overwhelming.  Further, you may not know what questions to ask when searching for concealed carry training or how to use your firearm.

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To assist you in doing your research we have provided a list of questions to ask when inquiring about concealed carry firearm training.  We at In-Gauge of Polk County encourage you to inquire elsewhere before committing to a concealed carry or firearm training class.  When doing so, do not hesitate to ask the questions provided.  You may be surprised at the answers you receive.
Things to consider when looking for firearm and concealed carry license training:
  • Does the training qualify for the State’s concealed carry license application process?
  • Will you receive a nationally recognized certificate of training or is the training certificate a proprietary certificate or letter of training issued by the individual, company or agency providing the training?
  • Is the training an official NRA firearms training course or is the training only taught by a NRA firearms instructor?  There is a difference.
  • Is the course curriculum official NRA or something the instructor personally put together?
  • Will you receive an official NRA firearms training textbook as part of the course?
  • Will you receive an official NRA student packet as part of the course?
  • Will you receive a minimum of 4 hours of class room training?
  • Will you receive a minimum of 1/2 hour of live-fire range training?
  • Will your range training be on a live-fire range or just firing one round into a steel can?
  • As part of your live-fire range training, will you fire a minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition?
  • Is the training conducted by a private for profit individual or company or a non-profit, official NRA training organization?
  • Is the training 100% satisfaction guaranteed with a full refund offered if not satisfied? 
  • Does the company, agency or organization offer advanced handgun training beyond the minimum required by the state for concealed carry licensing?
  • Does the company, agency or organization offer firearms training other than handgun/concealed carry training?  
  • Is fingerprinting required for your participation a class?
  • Does the company, agency or organization require in-depth personal information (an application) before participation in a class?
  • Where will the class be conducted, in a dedicated classroom, sales area lobby, employee break room, rented hotel room or private home? 
  • Is the company, agency, organization or individual insured and licensed to conduct business?
A printable check list has been provided for your convenience.  Feel free to use it when making inquiries and then decide what is important to you.

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Questions To Ask – Printable CHECK LIST

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