CONCEALED CARRY CLASS – One that teaches you to use a handgun

We do not want to train everyone who wants a Florida concealed carry license. We only want to train those who are serious about defending their life with a firearm and want to know how to do so correctly.

If you only want the minimum required class for applying for a Florida concealed carry license, we encourage you to take a class conducted at a local hotel or a gun show.

If you want to learn how to safely and correctly use your firearm to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones, in public or at home, then contact us for participation in either our basic or advanced concealed carry handgun or defensive shotgun classes. All our firearm training classes meet or exceed the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

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 Advanced Concealed Carry License Qualification/Handgun Training Class is

The cost of this 5-hour ADVANCED concealed carry license qualification, handgun 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 handgun, concealed carry license 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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NRA CANCELS 150th ANNUAL MEETING

08/25/2021 | CHRIS EGER – Guns.com

Citing COVID, the National Rifle Association on Tuesday canceled plans to hold the member organization’s annual meeting and exhibits in Houston, Texas, in September. 

The 150th anniversary celebration for the 5-million-member group, founded in 1871 by Union Army Veterans, was set to be held over the upcoming Labor Day weekend at the 1.8 million-square-foot George R. Brown Convention Center. However, this week the group pulled the plug on the event, citing “concerns over the safety of our NRA family and community” after looking at data regarding COVID-19 in the Houston area.

The NRA Annual Meeting welcomes tens of thousands of people, and involves many events, meetings, and social gatherings. Among the highlights of our annual meeting are acres of exhibit space featuring the latest and greatest firearms, the display of countless accessories, and the offering of adventures and group gatherings that many travel hundreds, and some even thousands, of miles to experience. We realize that it would prove difficult, if not impossible, to offer the full guest experience that our NRA members deserve.

The NRA’s top priority is ensuring the health and well-being of our members, staff, sponsors, and supporters. We are mindful that NRA Annual Meeting patrons will return home to family, friends, and co-workers from all over the country, so any impacts from the virus could have broader implications. Those are among the reasons why we decided to cancel our 2021 event.

The NRA plans to hold its 151st NRAAM in Louisville, Kentucky, a city that last hosted the event in 2016. 

CONCEALED CARRY / HANDGUN TRAINING CLASS : Winter Haven – Sat., July 17th

This is our 5-hour handgun training/concealed carry license qualification class. Cost: $75 All materials and equipment included.

No other class or training will be need in order to apply for a Florida concealed carry license.

Click on the button below to sign up . . .

In celebration of the NRA’s 150 years of providing unequivocal firearms safety training and protecting the 2nd Amendment, In-Gauge of Polk County will give away one FREE NRA membership in each of its basic concealed carry training classes.

The National Rifle Association is the oldest, incorporated, non-profit organization in the United States. In-Gauge of Polk County is a 100% NRA member, non-profit organization charted by the National Rifle Association.

ALSO . . .

This is an authentic, 1 oz, silver, collectable coin. Not a token. Current market value $40 – $60.

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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CONCEALED FIREARMS DURING PANDEMIC

In 2020, the agency seized 10.2 guns per million passengers screened, twice the five firearms per million travelers screened in 2019. It was the highest gun seizure rate since the TSA’s inception 19 years ago.

Jun 14, 2021 : Suzanne Rowan Kelleher – Forbes Staff -Travel

Walt Disney World Resort has seen a spike of visitors carrying concealed firearms over the past year, the Orlando Sentinel reports, a remarkable trend considering that the world’s largest theme park resort was closed for four months during the pandemic and then in operation at reduced capacity.

At least 20 people were arrested on gun charges in 2020, compared with only four arrests in 2016, according to sheriff’s reports obtained by the Orlando Sentinel through a public records request.

And 2021 is off to a record-breaking start. Deputies arrested at least 14 Disney visitors for carrying concealed firearms in the first three and a half months of the year, through mid-April. If that pace continues, there could be four dozen arrests of this kind this year.

Disney World did not respond to a request for comment.

“Firearms, ammunitions, knives and weapons of any kind” are banned at Disney World, according to its park policy. At the entrance to each theme park, security officials search each visitor’s bags.

Last July, just three days after the Epcot theme park reopened, a Georgia woman was arrested after park security at the Epcot entrance found a 9mm handgun and a plastic bag of marijuana in her child’s diaper bag, as reported by NBC Miami and other outlets. When Orange County deputies responded, they also found a .45 caliber handgun on the bottom of the diaper bag. The woman was arrested on misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed weapon and marijuana possession.

While not all incidents result in arrest, Disney will separate gun-toting guests from their firearms if they are discovered on Disney property. Last September, a Florida man staying with his family at Disney’s Polynesian Resort packed an AR-15 in a tennis bag and also brought a 9mm Sig Sauer handgun with him, three rifle magazines with 30 rounds each and two Sig Sauer magazines with 10 rounds each, per a report by CBS-affiliated 10 Tampa Bay News. The man claimed he had concerns about recent protests in the area. The Orange County Sheriff’s office did not arrest him because he reportedly had a valid concealed weapons permit in Florida, however the hotel stored the man’s guns for the remainder of his stay. Guests are prohibited from bringing firearms, ammunition or any weapons to its properties, per Disney policy.

During the pandemic, nearly three-quarters of the arrests occurred at Disney Springs, the dining, shopping and entertainment district that is free to enter without a ticket. Until last year, Disney Springs guests did not go through security or bag checks.

Local law enforcement has discretion whether to make an arrest if someone is caught with a concealed weapon and no permit, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Records revealed several instances where the Orange County Sheriff’s Office declined to make an arrest in such circumstances, including an incident where a man who was stopped at the entrance of Hollywood Studios park had no permit for a concealed gun that was gifted to him by his brother, a police officer. In that case, law enforcement took the gun but allowed the man to enter the park with his family.

“Generally speaking, if someone has a valid concealed carry license, they would be afforded the opportunity to put the firearm into safe storage,” a spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said via email. “If someone does not have a valid concealed carry permit, they are illegally carrying a firearm and could either be arrested, or the report can be forwarded to the State Attorney’s Office to review, and they can determine whether criminal charges are levied.”

The spike in concealed weapon arrests at Disney World is part of a larger picture in the United States where in both gun sales and gun carrying rose dramatically during the pandemic.

Guns sales in the U.S. surged last year, driven by a variety of factors that include fears about the Covid-19 pandemic, political unrest, and the 2020 election. Nearly 23 million firearms were sold in the United States in 2020, estimates the consultancy Small Arms Analytics and Forecasting (SAAF). It was the busiest year on record for the gun industry, with sales up 65% over 2019. In the first five months of 2021, Americans purchased nearly 9.2 million firearms, compared with the 8.7 million purchased during the same period in 2020, according to SAAF.

And last year, despite a dramatic decline in the number of air passengers flying during the pandemic, the rate at which the TSA discovered guns during routine screenings doubled. In 2020, the agency seized 10.2 guns per million passengers screened, twice the five firearms per million travelers screened in 2019. It was the highest gun seizure rate since the TSA’s inception 19 years ago.

CONCEAL CARRY CLASS : End of Winter Special – $25

The material presented in this class is unmatched anywhere locally. Guaranteed.

Concealed Carry Class- Minimum Standards Sunday, February 28, 2021

Cost $25 per person – This class only

We have received calls from people wanting to know what makes this class a “minimum standards” class and how does it differ from a class conducted at a gun show, gun shop or a rented hotel room.

The answer is:

  • Our 3 hour ‘minimum standards‘ class is more comprehensive, covering more relevant material and up-to-date current events.
  • Our classes are both informative and entertaining
  • Our are classes are small and interactive
  • You will neither be bored or fall asleep in one of our classes.
  • We use modern, up-to-date audio-visual equipment
  • This class fulfills the training requirement for applying for a Sate of Florida concealed carry license.
  • Although this class includes the firing of a real, defensive caliber handgun, it does not include handgun training. That is what makes it minimum standards‘.

Online registration and prepayment is required.

You will leave this class with an awareness of the use of a firearm for self-defense and the defense of the lives of your loved ones that you never had.  You will be presented with material you never knew existed.  The material presented in this class is unmatched anywhere locallyGuaranteed.

Do not settle for a ‘concealed carry class’ taught in a rented hotel room, where you fire one shot from a mocked-up handgun, using a paint cartridge into a paper target taped to a wall.

Topics covered:
• Florida law pertaining to carrying a concealed carry weapon
• Gun safety and the fundamentals of handgun handling
• 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 demonstration and evaluation

Following the classroom session, the student will live-fire a handgun for safety and proficiency evaluation, as required by State law, for certification.

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.  This is not a firearms training class.

All equipment and materials provided

  • Firearm
  • Ammunition
  • Hearing protection
  • Eye protection
  • Printed course materials

Class Time

All class participation information will be provided at the time of paid registration.

Cost: $25 per person – Online registration and prepayment is required.
For class registration and information go to:

1:00 PM – GANDER OUTDOORS Eventbrite

For pistol/handgun training, we recommend our:
  • Concealed Carry Qualification Firearms Training Class – CCW 101 (5 hours) Prerequisite for NRA Defensive Pistol Course
  • NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting (12 hours) Prerequisite for NRA Defensive Pistol Course
  • NRA Defensive Pistol Course (10 hours) an advanced concealed carry class  

The above listed courses exceed the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry license.

863-206-1996

Email: info.ingauge@gmail.com

Winter Haven, Florida

In-Gauge of Polk County is a local, non-profit organization. No salaries are paid or received. All proceed go to support local shooting sports programs. 

Do not settle for a ‘concealed carry class’ taught in a hotel room, where you fire one shot from a mocked-up handgun, using a paint cartridge into a paper target taped to a wall.

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Having a concealed carry permit is of no benefit . . .

Possessing a concealed carry license provides you no benefit if you do not know how to safely carry and use a handgun.

Having a concealed carry license does you no good if you do not know how to safely carry and use a handgun.

As a matter of fact, carrying a gun and not being trained how to use it can get you very seriously hurt or worse.

Pastor Shot, Killed With His Own Gun
Starrville, Texas – Jan. 03, 2021
Pastor McWilliams, the church’s 62-year-old pastor opened the door to a bathroom and found Woolen, the suspect, hiding inside.
A scuffle ensued, and McWilliams drew a handgun, the sheriff said. Smith said McWilliams told Woolen to lie on the floor.
“The pastor got distracted and Woolen (the suspect) lunged at him. The suspect was able to get the firearm out of the pastor’s hands and shot him.
Woolen shot and killed the pastor, shot at his wife but missed and shot a third person who had non life-threatening injuries.
Sheriff Smith said the other church member who was shot was also armed, but he never got a shot off at the suspect.

Things you should know before taking a concealed carry class:

  • Not all concealed carry classes are alike
  • There is no standardized concealed carry class curriculum
  • In Florida, anyone can teach anything and call it a ‘concealed carry class’
  • Typically, ‘concealed carry classes’ do not provide any gun training.

Some things you should know about firearms and firearms training in Florida:

A concealed carry license is not required to:

* take a firearms training class

* purchase a firearm

* own a firearm

* legally transport a firearm

You should not put off receiving firearm safety training and the training to use a gun because you do not have a concealed carry license.

In reality, you should get trained in the use of a firearm before you purchase a gun and apply for a concealed carry license.

If the class you are considering does not state that it is an NRA firearms training class, it is not an official NRA training class.

We have all the necessary equipment and supplies necessary for complete self-defense, firearms training. Shortages being experienced elsewhere have not affected our training. Nothing has been cut or abbreviated from our training classes.

See our class schedule and register for a class at: REGISTER FOR A CLASS

All our firearms training classes involve the use of true defensive caliber guns. We never use youth training guns in our firearms training classes.

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

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Unable To Get Into One of Those Highly Sought After Concealed Carry Classes

You waited months to get into a concealed carry class. Now what?

You waited months to get into a law enforcement agency conducted ‘concealed carry class’ only to discover it is full.

In-Gauge of Polk County has incomparable concealed carry and handgun training classes available that train you in the use of a firearm and qualifies you to apply for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

It should be understood ‘concealed carry’ classes do NOT train you in the use, handling or firing of a handgun. For the most part, they only teach the 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:

  • No pre-class appointment is necessary
  • No fingerprinting appointment required
  • No in-person appointment necessary to pay for the class

In-Gauge of Polk County provides:

  • Convenient on-line class registration
  • Convenient on-line payment
  • Small classes (12 students maximum)
  • Interactive classroom instruction
  • Instructor led, live-fire, range training
  • Free handgun use (charge for ammunition only)
  • 24 – 72 hour license application processing appointments (No need to wait for a March appointment date)

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.)

Having a concealed carry license is of no benefit if you do not know how to safely carry and use a firearm.

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Concealed Carry Class : Weekend afternoons at Gander Outdoors – Bartow

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.

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 November and December 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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ACTIVE SHOOTER – Phase One

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

Saturday, January 9th.

This is Phase One of our tactical, Active Shooter training course. This class is 5 hours in duration and includes 1 hour of directly supervised, live-fire range training. This class is a prerequisite for Phase Two (optional).

This is not a seminar conducted in a rented hotel room. This is real firearms training.

Successful completion of Phase One meets and exceeds the requirements for application for a State of Florida concealed carry weapons license. The participant completing Phase One will be eligible to apply of a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

The next Phase Two session is scheduled for Tuesday evening, January 5th, beginning at 5:30 PM. The 5 hours of tactical, live-fire range training will take place Saturday, January 16th. A nationally recognized certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion.

Yes, you can take the Phase Two classroom session, before Phase One. However, you must complete Phase One before participating in the Phase Two live-fire range training.

Phase Two includes the nationally recognized Stop The Bleed training.

In-Gauge of Polk County is the only organization in Central Florida that conducts this level of training and issues a nationally recognized certificate of training upon completion.

For further information call 863-206-1996 or visit our website at: http://www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com To register for a class, once on the website just click on “Register for a Class“.

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It Cannot Be Understood Why . . .

Why anyone 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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