Colorado: One Good Guy With A Gun Prevents Massacre

He risked everything that he possibly could to go out there and for us and it’s the most selfless, bravest thing I’ve ever witnessed.”

“We want to thank and recognize John as we believe that his actions saved more lives from being taken. He needs to be recognized by Arvada and all the citizens of Colorado for his brave and selfless actions.”

John Hurley of Golden is being remembered as a hero for stopping gunman Ronald Troyke.

Hurley was apparently shopping at the Army Navy Surplus store, as he frequently did.

“John pulled into our parking lot around 1:30 and was contemplatively smoking a cigarette near his car,” wrote store owner Steven Cohen. “Within under a minute upon John entering the store, 10-15 shots of what sounded like a rifle or tactical shotgun were fired in the square 50 yards away.”

Codi Groszkiewicz, a waitress Schoolhouse Kitchen and Libations, watched out a kitchen window, saw Hurley, in a bright orange shirt, bolt out of the surplus store.
“And he was running straight towards where we heard those shots. Everyone else was running in the other direction,” Groszkiewicz said. “I just know that he was going out there into the middle of all the danger that I ever could have imagined in my life.”

“John and another unknown customer unrelated to John went out of the open door toward the square with clear intent to eliminate the threat,” wrote Cohen. “While the unknown customer turned left to assess the situation without pulling out a weapon, John ran quickly without hesitation straight toward the shooter.”

“John shouted at onlookers behind him to stay inside and hide because the gunman was coming back,” wrote Cohen. “John used this as an opportunity to run towards the library where the shooter was and hid behind a brick wall. Upon the shooter walking again back toward the square, John pulled out his concealed pistol and shot 5-6 rounds toward the suspect,” Cohen wrote.

Keeping the shooter at bay for any amount of time may have had an effect.

“That’s why he was more secured in an area where he couldn’t get away to do anything else because of where he was cornered, he was trapped,” said Groszkiewicz.

“There was no other police officers around at the time. There was no one else there to prevent this from happening. And this man ran,” she related.

As she watched from the window in the restaurant, she also realized they needed to get customers to safety.

“My first instinct was to try to get everybody that I could into the basement.”

They locked the doors. When they emerged, she saw first responders putting someone on a stretcher and taking them away.

Only later in the day did she learn the good Samaritan was dead.

Speaking about it was difficult for Codi.

“I wanted to do this because I wanted people to know what he did especially… his sister or anyone of his family members that it was the bravest, most selfless thing that I’ve ever witnessed in my life.”

Cohen also wants it made clear what he saw from a man he knew as a regular customer was heroic.

“We want to thank and recognize John as we believe that his actions saved more lives from being taken. He needs to be recognized by Arvada and all the citizens of Colorado for his brave and selfless actions.”

Groszkiewicz feels a bond with Hurley.
“He will forever be in my heart for what he did because, like I said, we don’t know what would have happened to any of us… He risked everything that he possibly could to go out there and for us and it’s the most selfless, bravest thing I’ve ever witnessed.”

CHURCH GUARDIAN TRAINING – Another Class Graduated

Our GUARDIAN TRAINING trains you to defend your life and the lives of others, and go home at the end of the day.

We continue to train and graduate more Church Guardians.

This week, we graduated another group of Church Guardians (June 25, 2021). These people will be protecting the members of their congregation. They will also have your back while you are shopping, filling your gas tank or dining 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 and protect the lives of the members of their congregation.

This group completed over 15 hours of ‘active shooter’ Church Guardian 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.

Below is an example of what their training looked like. If you or other members of your congregation would like to receive similar training, do not hesitate to contact us . . .

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.

Our advanced CHURCH GUARDIAN TRAINING teaches more than just how to shoot little round holes in a piece of paper hanging from a string. Our GUARDIAN TRAINING trains you how to defend your life and the lives of others, and go home at the end of the day.

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

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CONCEALED CARRY CLASS, Winter Haven – $35

One FREE opportunity to win a 1 oz., silver, Sept. 11th 20 Anniversary commemorative coin will be raffled off in every class through Sept. 11th 2021.

Looking for a FAST and INEXPENSIVE 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
  • conduct insurance sales seminars disguised as a concealed carry class

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 State of 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:

$75We provide the handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition

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

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Another CHURCH GUARDIAN Class Graduated

Our GUARDIAN TRAINING trains you how to defend your life and the lives of others, and go home at the end of the day.

This week, we graduated another group of Church Guardians. These people will be protecting the members of their church. They will also have your back while you are shopping, filling your gas tank or dining 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 and protect the lives of the members of their congregation.

This group completed over 15 hours of ‘active shooter’ Church Guardian 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.

Below is an example of what their training looked like. If you or other members of your congregation would like to receive similar training, do not hesitate to contact us . . .

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.

Our advanced CHURCH GUARDIAN TRAINING teaches more than just how to shoot little round holes in a piece of paper hanging from a string. Our GUARDIAN TRAINING trains you how to defend your life and the lives of others, and go home at the end of the day.

Having a concealed carry license is of no benefit if you do not know how to defend your life 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 Active Shooter Training

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You’ve Taken A Concealed Carry Class – Now what?

AFTER YOU HAVE TAKEN ONE OF THOSE ‘CONCEALED CARRY’ CLASSES CONDUCTED AT A LOCAL HOTEL . . . Contact us or you can save your time and money by enrolling in one of our classes first.

Not all concealed carry classes are alike.

Classes are conducted every Saturday morning in Winter Haven, Florida. (Not in a rented hotel conference room.) Our classes not only qualify you to apply for a Florida concealed carry license (permit), they train you how to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. Our classes are NOT conducted in rented hotel conference rooms.

The live-fire range training is conducted on our private outdoor range.All equipment, supplies and materials are included. There are no hidden costs.

Completion of any of our firearm concealed carry training classes is all that is necessary to apply for a Florida concealed carry license. No other training will be required.

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Winter Haven CONCEALED CARRY CLASS – Special Offer

We will be offering one FREE chance to win one official, 1 ounce, .999 silver, Sept. 11th 20th anniversary commemorative coin, in each of our concealed carry and firearms training classes.

Effective June 26th . . .

Official Florida recognized concealed carry license and firearms training classes conducted in Winter Haven weekly.

In-Gauge of Polk County is located in Winter Haven and licensed to conduct business in Polk County. We are not an out-of-town operation that visits Winter Haven to conduct non-firearm training classes at a local hotel.

IN COMMEMORATION OF SEPT. 11, 2001

In-Gauge of Polk County will be offering one FREE chance to win one official, 1 ounce, .999 silver, Sept. 11th  20th anniversary commemorative coin, in each of our either concealed carry or firearms training classes. Every paid student will receive one FREE chance to win.

Click on the button below to see our June and July class schedule and to register for a class.

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Concealed Carry Class – Winter Haven

Not all concealed carry classes are alike. We prepare you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

2 Classes Available Saturday, July 24th 9:00 AM and again at 2:00 PM

IN COMMEMORATION OF SEPT. 11, 2001

We will be offering one FREE chance to win an official, 1 ounce, .999 silver, Sept. 11th  20th anniversary commemorative coin, in every class.   Each paid student will receive one FREE chance to win.

Click on the button below to register for the class of your choice.

Concealed Carry Weapons Class  CCW-100

Duration: 3 hours

Cost:  $35 – ( Regular price: $50 )

Pricing is good for July 24th classes only.

All equipment and materials provided.

There are no hidden fees. All equipment and course materials, including firearm and ammunition, are provided.

Unlike a concealed carry class conducted at a hotel, you will fire a real handgun under the instruction of an NRA certified, advanced pistol instructor.

This is the only class you will need to apply for your Florida concealed carry license and it meets the State of Florida’s training requirements for applying for a concealed carry weapons license.

– This is NOT a ‘Hotel’ conducted concealed carry class. Nothing is abbreviated or cut from the class. You will fire a ‘real’ defensive caliber handgun as part if this class.

–  Convenient online registration and payment.

– All equipment and supplies provided

–  You only need to show up the day of class.

Topics covered:

• Florida law pertaining to carrying a concealed carry weapon

• Gun safety and the fundamentals of handgun shooting

• Self-defense strategies

• What guns to purchase for concealed carry and self-defense

• Applying for and maintaining your Florida concealed carry license

• Live-fire proficiency evaluation – You will be required to fire a real defensive caliber pistol, demonstrating proficiency with a handgun.

This is our most basic concealed carry class. The class includes all the subject material and training required for applying for a State of Florida concealed carry license and includes live-fire, firearm proficiency evaluation.

* Please allow an additional 15-20 minutes for live-fire, firearm proficiency evaluation.

Note:  This is not a firearms training course.

For pistol/handgun training, we recommend our Concealed Carry Training Class – CCW 101 (5 hours), our NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting (12 hours) or our advanced concealed carry class the NRA Defensive Pistol Course (10 hours). These courses exceed the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry license.

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Considering A Concealed Carry Class?

Not all concealed carry classes are alike.

Beware of those concealed carry classes conducted at local hotels!

Concealed carry classes conducted at hotels do NOT provide any live-firing of a pistol on a gun range.

They only allow the firing of one shot of a paint cartridge at a paper target.

You do not believe it? Just call them and ask.

In-Gauge of Polk County conducts real, live-fire, concealed carry handgun training that both qualifies you for applying for a Florida concealed carry license and trains you in the use of a handgun for self-defense.

Not all concealed carry classes are alike . . . GUARANTEED! Shop around before you give someone promising concealed carry training your money. There is definitely a difference!

In-Gauge of Polk County class graduates can get an appointment to have their concealed carry license application processed within 48-72 hours.

Call and ask those conducting concealed carry classes in a rented hotel room how long it will take you to get an appointment to apply for your Florida concealed carry license.

Currently, the earliest available date for concealed carry weapons license application processing, with the Polk County Tax Collector’s Office, is July 8, 2021. (amended June 12, 2021)

There is no need to wait for an JULY 8, 2021 appointment date to process your concealed carry license application. Yes, an JULY 8th appointment date! (amended June 2021)

Graduates of our classes can have their license applications processed within 48- 72 hours. You read that correctly, 48 – 72 hours. That includes fingerprinting, photograph and submission to the Tallahassee office of the Florida Dept. of Agriculture.

This process is available only to our concealed carry class and firearm training graduates.

For our complete class schedule and to register for a class, please go to: Register for a Class

There is only one Polk County concealed carry class provider that provides official NRA firearms training and advanced concealed carry weapons classes.

When you conduct more concealed carry classes and graduate more students than nearly all other ‘concealed carry’ class providers combined, attempts are made to copy your process. Attempts are even made to copy class materials. But, our instructional quality and dynamic content development can never be duplicated. Not all ‘concealed carry’ classes are the same.

In-Gauge of Polk County’s only business is conducting firearms training. 

  • We do not sell guns. 
  • We do not sell ammunition. 
  • We do not sell firearm accessories. 

In-Gauge of Polk County is a local, non-profit organization that conducts training that prepares you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. 

Class registrations are done online. Look for us represented at:

  • Gander RV & Outdoors – Bartow
  • Rural King – Lake Wales
  • The Gun Room – Winter Haven
  • Brian’s Outdoor World – Lake Wales
  • West Coast Pawn & Gun – Davenport

No other firearms training (concealed carry class) provider is represented at more locations in Polk County.

We encourage you to call around and check with local gun shops or other concealed carry class providers. Check their class cost. Check their class content. Check their on-range, live-fire time.

  • [ _ ] Check their total class cost
  • [ _ ] Check their class content
  • [ _ ] Check their on-range, live-fire time. How many rounds do you fire?
  • [ _ ] Check their credentials
  • [ _ ] Check their hidden costs
  • Ask them if they can provide you with a nationally recognized firearms training certificate.
  • Ask if they offer a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee

After you get your answers, call us and compare ours. 863-206-1996 We are never afraid to talk to you.

In-Gauge of Polk County is proudly partnered with:

  • National Rifle Association
  • Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA
  • Florida Sports Shooting Association
  • Civilian Marksmanship Program
  • Polk Senior Games

If you are looking for unequaled firearms training, for either personal development or to qualify for a Florida concealed carry weapons license, visit our website at: www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

You can always reach us at: 863-206-1996

You Took A Concealed Carry Class – Now what?

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

When you are serious about defending your life and the lives of your loved ones, In-Gauge of Polk County should be your only consideration for concealed carry and handgun training.
If you want to learn how to carry and use a handgun to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones, enroll in one of our either basic or advanced handgun training classes.

Our next available, comprehensive, 5-hour Handgun/Concealed Carry License Qualification Training Class is

The cost of this 5-hour handgun/concealed carry license qualification training class is $75.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at 863-206-1996.

The fully illustrated, official NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting training manual available for purchase in every basic Handgun/Concealed Carry License Qualification Training class.

In-Gauge of Polk County teaches you how to use your firearm to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. There is no substitute for NRA firearms training.

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Boynton Beach, Florida gun buyback program collects 127 firearms

Police say the buyback was a huge success.

Boynton Beach gun buyback program

By: Jon Shainman – 2021-06-05

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — A gun buyback program was held Saturday in Boynton Beach.

It required the combined efforts of the police, the community, and the church.

With the 4th of July approaching, Minister Dominic Murray knows what that means.

“You’re going to hear fireworks, you’re going to hear gunshots,” he said.

The police presence Saturday at the Boynton Beach Church of God House of Kingdom Worship was not there to mark a crime scene, but to partner up in a crime-fighting effort.

For the first time, Boynton Beach police held a gun buyback program.

“Everywhere there are guns. I have nothing against guns. It’s just people and what they use the guns for,” said Rev. Chiquita Jones.

Functional firearms could be returned with no questions asked.

$100 gift cards were offered in exchange for handguns, and $200 gift cards were offered for shotguns.

As for the church location, that was done for a reason.

“A church is where everybody is to come together and feel safe here,” said Minister Murray.

Church leaders say it’s an effort to continue to build bridges between law enforcement and the community.

“We’re here for them. We’re not against police officers. I’ve got law enforcement in my family,” said Pastor Kenneth Jones.

Police say the buyback was a huge success.

127 firearms were collected and $18,000 in gift cards were distributed.

“I want the community to be peaceful. We come together as one,” Rev. Jones said.


Boynton Beach police to offer gun buyback event for first time in department history