Considering A Concealed Carry Class? You may want to consider . . .

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

If you think all there is to carrying a deadly weapon in public is knowing how to pull a trigger, take a class conducted at a gun show, pawn shop or in a rented hotel room.
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.
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.

Our next available, comprehensive, 5-hour Handgun/Concealed Carry License Qualification Training Class is Saturday, March 20th. Participation is still available. This class teaches you how to use your handgun. This class includes 1 hour of live-fire range training under the direct supervision of certified NRA instructors. You will fire a minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition. Successful completion of our 5-hour concealed carry class qualifies the participant for our advanced level, Active Shooter Defense – NRA Defensive Pistol class.

The cost of this 5-hour handgun/concealed carry license qualification training class is $60.

You can register for any of our classes, on our website at: REGISTER FOR A CLASS.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

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.
Florida Concealed Carry Weapons License Class

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Considering A Concealed Carry Class? Consider this . . .

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

If you think all there is to carrying a deadly weapon in public is knowing how to pull a trigger, take a gun show class or a class conducted in a rented hotel room.
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.
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.

Our next available, comprehensive, 5-hour Handgun/Concealed Carry License Qualification Training Class is Saturday, March 20th. Participation is still available. This class teaches you how to use your handgun. This class includes 1 hour of live-fire range training under the direct supervision of certified NRA instructors. You will fire a minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition. Successful completion of our 5-hour concealed carry class qualifies the participant for our advanced level, Active Shooter Defense – NRA Defensive Pistol class.

The cost of this 5-hour handgun/concealed carry license qualification training class is $60.

You can register for any of our classes, on our website at: REGISTER FOR A CLASS.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

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.
Florida Concealed Carry Weapons License Class

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Concealed Carry Classes and Handgun Training for the Beginning Shooter – Winter Haven

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

In-Gauge of Polk County, Winter Haven, Florida

Register for any of our concealed carry or handgun training classes at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/

It cannot be understood why anyone would take a concealed carry class conducted in a rented hotel room. Yes, you read that correctly . . . “a concealed carry class conducted in a rented hotel room.” Take a moment to think about it.

A class conducted by an out-of-town provider, without a physical address, a mailing address or any local commitment.

What value do you place on your life and the lives of your loved ones? The value of a class conducted in a rented hotel room?

In-Gauge of Polk County, Winter Haven, Florida

If you are looking for unequaled firearms training, for either personal development or to qualify for a Florida concealed carry weapons license, choose only a local provider with roots in the local community. A provider that supports local (Polk County) shooting sports programs: Polk Senior Games, Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA.

For unequaled firearms training that suits your needs, visit our website at:  www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

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Concealed Carry Class $35 – Gander Outdoors, Bartow – Sunday Afternoons

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

Cost: $35 All materials provided.

No other training or class is required in order to apply for a Florida concealed carry weapons / firearms license.

To register for our class Sunday, March 7th 1:00 PM, at GANDER OUTDOORS – Bartow click HERE or go to Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concealed-carry-weapons-license-qualification-class-minimum-standards-tickets-137335150131

Nothing has been cut or abbreviated from this class. Range, live-fire, hands-on, handgun performance evaluation included as part of this class.

Our current March class schedule can be seen at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/

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

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It Is Your Right To Own A Gun

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

It is your responsibility to learn to use it correctly.

You purchased a firearm to defend your home and hearth.  Now what?

It may be your first gun or a new gun with which you are not familiar.

At the time you purchased it, it may have felt good in your hand, or it may be one the sales person said you needed. 

  • But, do you know how to use it?
  • Do you know how to load and unload it?
  • Do you have the correct ammunition for it?
  • Do you know what to do if it jams or malfunctions?
  • Do you feel comfortable using it if the need arises?

If you ever need to use it to defend your life or the lives of your loved ones, you will only have one chance.  You will not be afforded a seconded one.

In-Gauge of Polk County only conducts firearms training, either for applying for a concealed carry license or for the defense of your home or business. 

Handgun/Concealed Carry License Qualification Training classes every Saturday and every other Wednesday at 9:00 AM – Winter Haven. Click HERE for our March schedule.

Concealed carry classes every Sunday afternoon at 1:00 PM – Gander Outdoors, Bartow. Click HERE for our March schedule.

In-Gauge of Polk County is a private, non-profit organization, charted by the National Rifle Association that is dedicated to providing quality firearms training, not found elsewhere in central Florida.   We are your only official central Florida NRA firearms training resource.

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Biden’s Gun Control By Executive Order

Anti-gun Senators and Mayors Push Biden on Executive Gun Controls

Anti-gun Senators and Mayors Push Biden on Executive Gun Controls

NRA-ILA :: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2021

Following a year filled with the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread civil unrest, Americans are in no rush to enact further gun controls. According to data from a January Gallup poll, 42 percent of Americans are satisfied with the current gun control laws. The poll also found that 9 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with current firearms laws, but want them to be made less strict. Therefore, according to the survey, a majority of Americans (51 percent) either want gun control laws to remain the same or to be made less restrictive.

Sensing a dearth of popular support for their gun control schemes, anti-gun politicians are urging President Joe Biden to act unilaterally to restrict firearms. This week, a group of 12 Senate Democrats led by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Biden that urged the president to nominate a permanent director to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and empower them to enact a raft of executive gun control measures. In a similar vein, a group of big-city mayors that included Chicago’s Lori Lightfoot penned a CNN opinion piece that called on the president to attack gun rights through executive action.

According to the Senators’ letter, “the next Director of the ATF must be committed to enacting policies that will allow the agency to fulfill its mission to protect communities and combat gun violence.” According to the group, in order to do this the next director must adopt the following priorities: 

1. Implement regulations to stop the proliferation of ghost guns.

2. Issue a new regulation clarifying which gun sellers must get dealer licenses and run

background checks.

3. Modernize, strengthen, and prioritize oversight of the gun industry.

4. Ensure public transparency by disseminating robust statistical data.

5. Update critical reports and develop new ways to affirmatively share information about

gun trafficking and the source of crime guns.

6. Require FFLs to notify the Department of Justice every time they complete a gun sale

where a background check has been initiated but not completed to ensure the

prioritization of completing background checks where a sale has been made.

Some of the items are vague, but others directly correspond to policies that have repeatedly been rejected by the American public through their elected representatives.

The first item on the anti-gun senators’ wish list would restrict Americans’ right to make their own firearms for personal use by further regulating unfinished frames and receivers.

Concerning these items, the current federal statute and regulations are clear. Federal law defines a “firearm” to include “any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive” and “the frame or receiver of any such weapon.” In the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), “firearm frame or receiver” is further defined as “That part of a firearm which provides housing for the hammer, bolt or breechblock, and firing mechanism, and which is usually threaded at its forward portion to receive the barrel.”

In order to target unfinished frames and receivers, ATF would likely attempt to broaden the definition of “firearm frame or receiver” in the CFR. Such a change is inadvisable and would at the very least require a formal rulemaking under the Administrative Procedure Act.

By targeting the materials Americans use to make their own firearms, ATF would be striking at the core of the Second Amendment right in a manner that has no basis in the text, history, and tradition of the right. Since long before the founding, Americans have enjoyed the right to make their own firearms for personal use without government interference. 

The second wish list item is something of an Obama-era retread. Having failed to criminalize the private transfer of firearms by means of legislation in 2013, in 2015 the Obama administration explored restricting the private transfer of firearms through executive action.

Federal law (18 U.S.C. § 922(a)) provides,

(a) It shall be unlawful–

(1) for any person–

(A) except a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer, to engage in the business of importing, manufacturing, or dealing in firearms, or in the course of such business to ship, transport, or receive any firearm in interstate or foreign commerce; or

Therefore, a person may not “engage in the business” of dealing firearms without a Federal Firearms License. Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs), of course, are required to consult the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) before transferring a firearm to a non-dealer.

The term “engaged in the business,” as it pertains to firearms dealers, is defined by statute (18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(21)) as,

a person who devotes time, attention, and labor to dealing in firearms as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit through the repetitive purchase and resale of firearms, but such term shall not include a person who makes occasional sales, exchanges, or purchases of firearms for the enhancement of a personal collection or for a hobby, or who sells all or part of his personal collection of firearms;

Notice that the language does not contain a specific number of firearm sales or transfers that triggers the definition of “engaged in the business.” The language in the definition was carefully crafted to exempt individuals selling and trading firearms in and out of their private collections, no matter the frequency or volume. Rather, it is when a person sells firearms “as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit” that a person must obtain Federal Firearms License.

Enacting this statutory definition of “engaged in the business” was a key component of the Firearms Owners’ Protection Act of 1986. Prior to FOPA, ATF had targeted private individuals at gun shows who sold a few firearms out of their private collections on multiple occasions.

In the end, the Obama administration correctly determined that they did not have the authority to limit the private transfer of firearms by executive fiat. Instead, the administration issued a 15-page guidance document that summarized existing law concerning firearms dealing.

Though vague, wish list items four and five appear targeted at the Tiahrt Amendment. This important piece of legislation restricts the dissemination of certain law enforcement data on firearms traces. Prior to the Tiahrt Amendment, the often-misleading data had been abused by gun control advocates to push gun control measures and attack the firearms industry.

Further, the release of this sensitive data had the potential to imperial law enforcement officers. Writing in support of the Tiahrt Amendment, the National President of the Fraternal Order of Police explained “releasing sensitive information about pending cases can jeopardize the integrity of an investigation or even place the lives of undercover officers in danger.” Though the amendment restricts the dissemination of trace data, it does ensure law enforcement can access this information for legitimate investigative purposes.

Item six is an attempt to undermine the NICS’s three-day safety-valve provision by intimidating FFLs into not transferring a firearm even when they are permitted by law to do so.

Under federal law, if a NICS check is delayed for further research and the FBI’s NICS section is unable to determine that the prospective firearm transferee is prohibited from possessing firearms under federal or state law three business days after the check was initiated by a firearms dealer, the firearms transfer may proceed at the dealer’s option. This provision encourages the FBI to conduct NICS checks in an efficient manner and prevents the government from arbitrarily denying an individual their Second Amendment rights through an indefinite delay. According to the 2019 NICS Operations Report only 70 percent of NICS checks that year resulted in an “instant determination,” with the remaining 30 percent requiring some analysis or additional research. 

The proposed requirement that FFLs report lawful firearm transfers to the Department of Justice, who through ATF has control over their license, is an obvious attempt to bully gun dealers into cutting off this vital safety-valve. Moreover, there is no statutory language supporting such a scheme. 

In addition to Mayor Lightfoot, the CNN column was authored by United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott. In the piece, the mayors offered a vaguer call for executive action than their more sophisticated federal allies, but explicitly demanded action on “ghost guns” and “strengthening the background check system.”

As the piece pointed out, the mayors are all members of finance tycoon Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Moreover, the group contended that their anti-gun initiative was the result of the winter meeting of the USCM.

The USCM is a handgun prohibitionist organization. In June 1972, USCM adopted a policy resolution on handgun control that called for the abolition of private handgun ownership. The resolution stated,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the United States Conference of Mayors takes a position of leadership and urges national legislation against the manufacture, importation, sale, and private possession of handguns, except for use by law enforcement personnel, military and sportsmen clubs;

In 2008, USCM joined with Legal Community Against Gun Violence (now Giffords) in a friend of the court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court Case District of Columbia v. Heller that argued in favor of upholding Washington, D.C.’s unconstitutional handgun ban. 

It is unsurprising that members of a group that believes the Second Amendment does not constrain their power to enact gun control would believe that the U.S. Constitution and federal law should not constrain President Biden’s.

In late 2015, Obama tasked his White House with doing everything within their lawful authority to pursue gun control through executive action. Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz said of Obama’s administrative gun control efforts, “he has asked his team to scrub existing legal authorities to see if there’s any additional action we can take administratively…The President has made clear he’s not satisfied with where we are, and expects that work to be completed soon.” In remarks announcing the new actions, Obama stated “we’re going to do everything we can to ensure the smart and effective enforcement of gun safety laws that are already on the books…”Further, a press release that accompanied the announcement of these measures, stated, “The President and Vice President are committed to using every tool at the Administration’s disposal to reduce gun violence.”

The executive branch has not been granted further power to regulate firearms since the Obama administration “scrub[bed]” the law for avenues to attack gun owners by presidential fiat. The measures advanced by this anti-gun cadre of U.S. Senators and mayors are willful perversions of federal law that NRA stands ready to oppose.

Considering A Concealed Carry Class? It cannot be understood why . . .

. . . A person would take a class conducted by an out-of-town provider, without a physical address, a mailing address or any local commitment.

In-Gauge of Polk County, Winter Haven, Florida

Register for any of our concealed carry or handgun training classes at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/

It is not understood why anyone would take a concealed carry or firearm training class conducted in a rented hotel room. Yes, a concealed carry class in a rented hotel room. Take a moment to think about it.

A class conducted by an out-of-town provider, without a physical address, a mailing address or any local commitment.

What value do you place on your life and the lives of your loved ones? The value of a class conducted in a rented hotel room?

If you are looking for unequaled firearms training, for either personal development or to qualify for a Florida concealed carry weapons license, choose only a local provider with roots in the local community. A provider that supports local (Polk County) shooting sports programs: Polk Senior Games, Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA.

For unequaled firearms training that suits your needs, visit our website at:  www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

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You Took A Concealed Carry Class. Now What?

Taking a concealed carry class is not the end of your gun training. It is the beginning.

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.).

In-Gauge of Polk County’s Active Shooter Training

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The Surge Continues – January 2021 Gun Sales Up Nearly 80 Percent

January 2021 now holds the record for most NICS checks conducted by the FBI in any single month.

Shooting IllustratedGuy J. Sagi : Thursday, February 4, 2021

More than 2.2 million firearms were sold in the United States in January, according to an estimate from Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF). The number, which represents a 79-percent increase when compared to the same period last year, is based on the volume of records processed through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Purchases made by people with a valid carry permit in regions that do not require the duplicative check, and some private transactions, are not reflected in the federal figures.

The news comes on the heels of 2020 shattering all previous high-water marks for gun purchases in the nation. SAAF estimates that of the 39,695,315 NICS checks conducted last year, roughly 23 million were firearm-sale related. Administrative use of the system, which includes concealed-carry permit application and renewal, account for the rest of the volume.

January 2021 now holds the record for most NICS checks conducted by the FBI in any single month. A total of 4,317,804 were processed. The system began operation in 1998, but until last month failed to reach the 4 million mark, despite December and June of 2020 coming in at 3,937,066 and 3,931,607, respectively.

Most experts agree last year’s upswing was fueled largely by home- and self-defense concerns due to the ongoing pandemic and periods of civil unrest, although politics contributed significantly to January’s spike, according to SAAF Chief Economist Jurgen Brauer.

“January 2021 certainly started off with a sales ‘bang’ due to the turmoil surrounding the confirmation and inauguration of Mr. Biden as the new U.S. President,” he said. “The 79-percent year-over-year increase, however, was not unprecedented—an even higher increase, of just over 100 percent, was experienced in January 2013, the month Mr. Obama’s second presidential term began.”

By comparison, the total number of NICS checks performed in January 2013 came in at only 2,495,440, roughly 1.8 million fewer than last month.

Handgun Training Class – Wednesday, February 24th

Having a concealed carry license is not the end of your training. It is the beginning.

Ours is more than a ‘concealed carry’ class. We train you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Successful completion of this class qualifies you to apply for a Florida concealed carry license.

It cannot be understood why someone would take a a concealed carry class, gun training class or a self-defense class conducted at a place that sells used bicycles and chainsaws or in a rented hotel room.

What value do you place on your life and the lives of your loved ones? The value of a used lawn mower?

If you want more from your ‘concealed carry’ training than just a piece of paper that allows you to apply for a concealed carry license, than take only official NRA firearms training classes. Not just a class taught by someone who claims to be an instructor.

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

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Register for any of our concealed carry or handgun training classes at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/

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