Beyond The Concealed Carry Class – Handgun Training

6-hour Handgun Training Course

Available, a 6-hour, basic handgun training course. A course that trains you to be proficient and confident in the handling and use of a handgun.

This is a 6-hour, handgun training course designed for both the beginning and intermediated shooter.

This course concentrates on skill development and shot placement. While developing confidence and proficiency in the safe handling use of a handgun.

Successful completion of the course fulfills the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a concealed carry license recognized in 37 sates. No further class or training will be required.

Next available course: Saturday, August 5th, at 9:00 AM.

To register, go to: EVENTBRITE

This course is conducted by In-Gauge of Polk County, in Winter Haven, Florida. The course is conducted on a regular basis, on varying dates. Contact In-Gauge of Polk County for course availability, by phone at: 863-206-1996 or by email at:

MASS SHOOTING AVERTED: Good Guy with a Gun Stops Bad Guy with a Gun – Amazon Distribution Center, Chandeler, Arizona

It’s happen again. Mass shooting averted. A good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun.

December 14, 2022

Amazon contracted employee returned fire at shooter outside warehouse.

The suspected shooter was killed when an Amazon contracted employee returned fire, Chandler police said. One other person was hospitalized.

CHANDLER, Ariz. — A contracted Amazon worker returned fire on a suspected shooter at the Amazon Flex warehouse in Chandler, police said.

Investigators believe the deceased man shot an Amazon contracted worker before another employee fatally shot him. The deceased man did not work for Amazon, according to the Chandler Police Department.

The worker who shot the original shooter is cooperating with the police, and authorities said that his actions may have prevented a larger shooting.

“He did come to the aid of an individual who was being shot by our suspect. So and so in that case, I would say he is a Good Samaritan,” said Sgt. Jason McClimans.

Chandler police said the incident did not involve an “active shooter” investigators are working to determine the circumstances leading up to Wednesday’s shooting.

Authorities said they don’t know if it was a targeted attack.

“We’re deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence in our parking lot. We’re working closely with law enforcement as they investigate and are focused on supporting our team during this difficult time,” said Amazon spokesman Richard Rocha.

Bryton Bobbitt was in his delivery van in the Amazon warehouse parking lot near McQueen and Queen Creek roads when the shooting started.

After hearing a “pop, pop, pop” sound, the driver quickly looked for a safe place.

“As soon as I saw employees running, I just put my van in drive and got out of here as quickly as I could,” Bobbitt said.

BREAKING NEWS: Do you own a Sig Sauer P320 ?

If you own a Sig Sauer P320, you are advised to contact Sig Sauer immediately!

If you own a Sig Sauer P320, you are advised to contact Sig Sauer immediately!

Sig Sauer P320 Handguns Accidentally Discharge, Lawsuits Pending

Wounded officers sue Sig Sauer, say gun goes off by itself

December 2, 2022

20 Gunshot Victims Wounded By Their Defective SIG SAUER P320 Pistols, File An Unprecidented Lawsuit Against The Gunmaker

People have been injured by accidental fires from SIG Sauer guns, and they’re people who know how to use them properly—police officers and Army veterans. But when the gun is defective, even the most skilled user can have an accident.

Florida officer’s SIG Sauer lawsuit

Bob Northrop is a decorated veteran and was a Tampa, Florida police officer for 30 years. After returning, he was a reserve officer for 19 years. He was about to become the longest-serving officer for the city of Tampa.

But then his career came to an abrupt halt on February 27, 2020.

Northrop was working an extra-duty job at a high school, patrolling school sporting events. He was walking the ball fields at Jefferson High School and began to attach a set of keys to his service belt. When his hand brushed his holster to attach the keys, his SIG Sauer P320 pistol fired by itself. There were dozens of students just feet away.

The bullet blew apart the bones in his leg and ankle and he required surgery, screws, rods and lengthy rehabilitation. Northrop remained in the hospital for weeks after the accidental shooting.


The law firm of to Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky now represents more than 50 victims injured by Sig Sauer’s P320 pistol that features a spring-loaded striker firing mechanism.

NO WARNING SHOTS – Shoot to stop the threat

Florida mail carrier mauled to death by loose dogs. Failed warning shots fired to stop attack.

A Florida postal carrier is dead after being mauled by 5 dogs

“One neighbor brought his firearm along and fired several shots in the air in an attempt to disrupt the attack.” “That was unsuccessful.

August 23, 2022

A U.S. Postal Service carrier who was attacked by five dogs in Putnam County, Florida, has died, a sheriff’s official said.

Pamela Jane Rock, 61, died at a hospital Monday night, the day after the vicious attack, which a neighbor tried to stop by firing into the air, sheriff’s Col. Joseph Wells said Tuesday at a news conference.

“One neighbor brought his firearm along and fired several shots in the air in an attempt to disrupt the attack,” Wells said. “That was unsuccessful.

Officers applied tourniquets to stem the loss of blood, but during the drive to the hospital, Rock went into cardiac arrest.

Neighbors and the dogs’ owner pulled the animals off Rock after they heard her scream, he said. The animals were seized and will be euthanized. Additional details about the dogs, including size or breed, were not provided.

Rock’s niece told NBC affiliate WTLV of Jacksonville that Rock had recently completed training with the Postal Service and was in a postal vehicle when it broke down Sunday in a neighborhood about 65 miles south of Jacksonville.

She said that her aunt was horrifically wounded and that doctors amputated an arm in their attempt to save her.

Animal control officials had visited the dogs’ home at least twice in the last three years, Wells said.

US House Passes Assualt Weapons Ban

If you never considered doing it before, NOW is the time to contact YOUR United States senator!

July 29, 2022

If H.R.1808 – Assault Weapons Ban of 2022 passes the Senate, it will become the law of the land.

The actual bill (legislation) can be read HERE:

“(41) The term ‘large capacity ammunition feeding device’—

“(A) means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device, including any such device joined or coupled with another in any manner, that has an overall capacity of, or that can be readily restored, changed, or converted to accept, more than 15 rounds of ammunition; and

More than your NRA membership is needed to prevent H.R.1808 – Assault Weapons Ban of 2022 from becoming law.

To make a one-time DONATION that will go directly to the NRA-ILA for defending our 2nd Amendment rights CLICK HERE or go to:

There are other pro-gun, 2nd Amendment organiztions that claim to fight to defend the 2nd Amendment. However, only the NRA has the size, experience and the weight to be effective.

All donations will go directly to defend our 2nd Amendment rights.  No monies will be used for operational expenses. 

As law abiding gun owners, we are looking at a future that up until now has only been a fear. Today, that fear has become reality.

In-Gauge of Polk County is a registered, non-profit organization, chartered by the National Rifle Association. NRA ID #B94873

Donations received will go directly to the NRA for the defense of our Second Amendment rights. No monies will be used for operational expenses.

“Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.”

John Quincy Adams

What Can Happen When Your Home Is Invaded and You Are Unarmed . . .

5 killed by Texas escapee died from gunshot and stab wounds

June 9, 2022

CENTERVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas grandfather and his four grandsons killed by a prison escapee died from gunshots, sharp force injuries and stab wounds, a medical examiner’s report said.

Convicted murderer Gonzalo Lopez escaped from a prison transport bus last month and is accused of killing Mark Collins, 66, and his four grandsons, who ranged in age from 11 to 18, authorities said.

Authorities believe Lopez attacked the family at their ranch near Centerville, about 115 miles south of Dallas, then stole their truck and drove it more than 200 miles before he was shot to death by police.

A medical examiner’s report released Thursday by a Leon County justice of the peace said Collins and his 18-year-old grandson, Waylon Collins, died from gunshot wounds and sharp force injuries.

The three younger grandsons — 16-year-old Carson Collins, 11-year-old Hudson Collins, and 11-year-old Bryson Collins — died from gunshots and stab wounds.

Joe Biden Would Not Approve: Florida woman, 8 months pregnant, uses AR-15 to shoot and kill armed intruder

After two men broke in and began pistol-whipping her husband, the woman, who is eight months pregnant, fired a shot from the family’s AR-15-style rifle ending the confrontation.

Litha, Florida – November 4, 2019

A Florida woman who is eight months pregnant used an AR-15 to shoot and kill one of two intruders who were terrorizing her family, authorities say.

The incident happened Wednesday in Lithia, which is about 25 miles southeast of Tampa, according to TV station WHNS.

Jeremy King told Bay News 9 that he was at home with his wife and their 11-year-old daughter when the intruders burst into their home. Both were armed.

While King was being held at gunpoint, he says his wife walked into the room and was nearly shot. She retreated and grabbed the AR-15, opening fire.

“[They] came in with two normal pistols and my AR stopped it,” King said in an interview with Bay News 9. “[My wife] evened the playing field and kept them from killing me.”

The intruder who was shot collapsed about 200 feet outside the home. The other intruder is still on the loose.

King suffered a fractured eye socket, a fractured sinus cavity and a concussion to go along with 20 stitches from the attack.

Firing A Warning Shoot – Never a good idea!

Firing a warning shot cost man over $10,000 in attorney fees.

Noted criminal defense attorney Tom Grieve in a recent interview with Kevin Michalowski, the executive editor of Concealed Carry Magazine . . .

“Every single time — not sometimes, not usually, not maybe, or most, or nearly all — every time I’ve had a client fire a warning shot, they have been arrested, they have gone to jail, and they have been criminally charged. Not 99% of the time — 100% of the time.”

If you carry a gun or keep one at home, that’s important to know.

In fact, in the case Tom and Kevin were discussing, the man who fired a warning shot spent $10,000+ on attorneys and still had to take a plea deal.

But why does it work that way?

It’s pretty simple.

When you fire a warning shot, that’s typically considered using deadly force.

Here’s the catch:

You’re only allowed to use deadly force when you’re in fear of death or great bodily harm.

So the question becomes…

If you were in fear of death or great bodily harm, why did you fire a warning shot instead of shooting at the threat?”

Now, you’re trapped.

This is why it’s so important that you get training on the justified use of deadly force.

Either you can pay an attorney $10,000+ to tell you what you should have done…

How A Warning Shot Cost This Man Over $10,000 . . . .

Contact In-Gauge of Polk County for complete firearms training. Learn how to correctly handle, carry and use a firearm to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. Visit our website for class dates and registration.

You Took A Concealed Carry Class, Now What?

There is more to owning and using a gun than just knowing how to pull a trigger.

If you took a concealed carry class did it look like this . . . .

If it didn’t, may be you should consider a class that does. A class that trains you how to use a firearm to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

There is more to owning and using a gun than just knowing how to pull a trigger.

Yesterday we graduated another class of advanced, concealed carry guardians.  They did not complete just another “concealed carry’ class, like those conducted at gun shows, gun shops or in rented hotel rooms. They completed over 15 hours of advanced, tactical, handgun training.  You read that correctly, over 15 hours.

These advanced, trained graduates will have your back while you are shopping, fueling your vehicle or attending church services.Rest assured, there are trained people out there carrying concealed firearms among you.  They may be far and few between, but they are there. 

We make every effort to train as many people as possible.  But, we can only train those who register to be qualified to carry a deadly weapon in public.

We don’t want to train everyone who wants a concealed carry license.  We only want to train those who are serious about learning how to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

Others conduct classes to qualify people to apply for a concealed carry license. We conduct classes to not only to qualify people to apply for a concealed carrry license, we qualify people to carry a deadly weapon in public.

If your concealed carry class did not look like the photos above, you may want to contact us for real, concealed carry, firearms training.

Not all concealed carry classes are alike.