3 seconds will determine . . .

Sheriff Grady Judd:  ” . . . a perfect stand your ground.”

Licensed concealed carry good guy takes out bad guy during a “domestic violence” road rage incident.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd:  ” . . . a perfect stand your ground.”

A long standing axiom, known and taught by those in the self-defense arena, was affirmed by Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, during a press conference Wednesday, August 29th, regarding a fatal, self-defense shooting in Winter Haven, Florida.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd affirms that 3 seconds will determine who survives a deadly threat and who will not.   Sheriff Grady Judd:  “You see how quickly you have to make a decision on whether you live or whether you die.

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3 seconds will determine if you are the one who makes the 911 call or the one who is carried away in a black body bag.

 

 

 

 

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School Guardian Eligibility Training

School Guardian Eligibility Training

In-Gauge of Polk County is offering School Guardian Eligibility Training as described by the Polk County School Board.

 

 

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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Women of In-Gauge take Gold at Polk Senior Games

The women of In-Gauge of Polk County take gold at the 2018 Polk Senior Games’ Pistol Competition

From left to right: Lorraine Jones – Bronze medal Judy Fliag- Gold medal (NRA instructor) Janet Ergle – Gold medal – new record (NRA instructor) Pat Eddins – Silver medal (NRA instructor)

On March 7th, the 2018 Polk Senior Games held its annual pistol shooting competition, attracting both men and women, ages of 50 through 86, from across Central Florida, with 41 registered shooters.

The women of In-Gauge of Polk County competed against woman in the age categories of 50-59, 60-69 and 70-79.​ The top scores were 256 by Judy Flaig (Gold 50-59 women) and 239 by Janet Ergle (Gold 70-79 women – new record)

The women of In-Gauge are eligible to participate in the upcoming Florida Senior Games and are currently preparing.

Sponsors are being sought to offset their expenses. The women can be contacted through In-Gauge of Polk County, Winter Haven, Florida.

In-Gauge of Polk County is a registered non-profit organization and an official NRA chartered club, located in Winter Haven, Florida.  In-Gauge of Polk County can be contacted by U.S. mail at:  In-Gauge of Polk County, 6039 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL  33884.  By email at:   info.ingauge@gmail.com  By phone at:  863-206-1996.   Visit the In-Gauge of Polk County website at:  www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

Addendum . . .   Appearing in The Ledger March 19, 2018   http://www.theledger.com/entertainmentlife/20180318/your-good-news

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Friends of NRA Dinner & Auction

Family Friendly Event
Proceeds go to fun youth shooting sports programs.

In-Gauge of Polk County is once again working in cooperation with the Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA in putting on its 23 Annual Dinner & Auction . . . .

  

This year’s event will take place Saturday, March 3rd at the Lake Eva Banquet Hall, Haines City, Florida, doors open at 6:00 PMAdvanced ticket sales only.  No tickets will be sold at the doorTicket price:  $65   Admission includes catered, premium, steak dinner, participation in all games and auction.

This is a family friendly event where kid are welcome and those under 12 eat for FREE.  Free kid games will be available.

To obtain tickets, become a sponsor or further information contact . . . 

All proceeds go to fund youth shooting sports programs, i.e., Boy Scouts of America, 4-H Clubs, Future Farms of America, Junior ROTC shooting programs.

Our youth is the future of America.

 

 

 

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ENOUGH . . . It has happened again – No more sitting ducks

November 5, 2017  –  Gunman kills 26 in rural Texas church

September 24, 2017  –  Another heinous church shooting.   This time in Antioch, Tennessee.

When you say “ENOUGH” and decide to not be a sitting duck get official NRA firearms training.

 

If you are in Central Florida, contact us for your firearm training needs.  We teach more than basic concealed carry classes.  We teach REAL official NRA firearms training that exceeds the State of Florida’s requirement for concealed carry weapons application.

The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a GOOD guy with a gun.”  – Wayne LaPierre  (NPR December 21, 2012)

Resources . . . .

  • Faith Based Security Network . . .   http://www.carlchinn.com/home.html
  • SECURITY? IN A CHURCH?  –  UPDATED 8/5/17
    • Violent Incidents at Churches Are Rising  –  Statistics from 2015 are the highest yet seen.Carl Chinn – June 7, 2016
    • As of the end of June, 2017 (halfway point in the year) there have been 54 violent deaths at faith-based organizations. Never before have we seen this many violent deaths ½ way through the year.

 

 

 

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Sheriff Grady Judd – A Call To Arms

“If you’re not afraid of a gun, get one”

“If you’re not afraid of a gun, get one”

“And if you need to shoot somebody, shoot ‘em a lot.”

JUN 22 2017

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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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Taking The Lead – In-Gauge of Polk County

The National Rifle Association Training Department re-launches its basic pistol shooting course under a new title:  “Basics of Pistol Shooting – ILT”.

Background

In February of 2016 the NRA Training Department announced the discontinuation of its traditional, instructor led, classroom presentation of its well known basic pistol shooting course and replaced it with a newer version titled “Basics of Pistol Shooting – Blended Learning”.  And, established a deadline for discontinuation.

I will neither attempt to explain how the Basics of Pistol Shooting – Blended Learning works or the pros and cons of it.  Rather, I will leave it up to you to pursue the matter if you wish to learn more.  Just click on the links provided above to pursue your interest.

That is not to say that Basics of Pistol Shooting – Blended Learning does not still exist.  Rather, it is now an optional method of learning.

Where to from here?

As of today, April 4, 2017 NRA, certified, pistol instructors are authorized to once again conduct interactive, classroom instruction, in conjunction with live-fire range training.

What does that mean for the perspective student?

The course:  Basics of Pistol Shooting – ILT

  • Is 8 hours in duration
  • Consists of both interactive hands-on classroom instruction and live-fire range training
  • Familiarization with both the revolver and semi-automatic pistol
  • Introduction to the various types of ammunition and its uses
  • Introduction to range safety procedures
  • Introduction to proper safe handgun handling, storage and use
  • Introduction to proper handgun cleaning and maintenance
  • Instruction in the fundamentals of shooting
  • Instruction in proper shooting techniques
  • Evaluation of shooting skills and techniques
  • Evaluation of the participants retention of presented course material

The participant will receive an official NRA student packet and Basics of Pistol Shooting hardcover book.

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be provided with a nationally recognized National Rifle Association certificate of training.  * The certificate of training exceeds the State of Florida’s training requirement for its concealed weapon permit application process. 

Class information:  Basics of Pistol Shooting – ILT 

  • The classes are conducted at In-Gauge of Polk County, Winter Haven, Florida.
  • The minimum age for participation is 16 – Accompanied by an adult.
  • The cost is $75Additional charges if a firearm and ammunition must be provided.
  • Participants are encouraged to provide his/her own firearm.

For more information visit our website at:  www.inguageofpolkcounty.com   or to enroll in a class email us at:   info.ingauge@gmail.com

 

 

Pleased To Announce: The return of the NRA’s Basics of Pistol Shooting

The Return of the NRA’s Basics of Pistol Shooting Course – Instructor Led

If your training certificate does not say “NRA” you did not take an official NRA training course.

In-Gauge of Polk County is happy to announce the return of the NRA’s Basics of Pistol Shooting Course.  It became official today.  Straight from the NRA Training Headquarters.

And, In-Gauge of Polk County is not wasting any time in conducting its first class.

This is the old, classroom method of conducting firearm safety and handling training which most people are familiar.

The course:

  • Is 8 hours in duration
  • Consists of both interactive hands-on classroom instruction and live-fire range training
  • Familiarization with both the revolver and semi-automatic pistol
  • Introduction to the various types of ammunition and its uses
  • Introduction to range safety procedures
  • Introduction to proper safe handgun handling, storage and use
  • Introduction to proper handgun cleaning and maintenance
  • Instruction in the fundamentals of shooting
  • Instruction in proper shooting techniques
  • Evaluation of shooting skills and techniques
  • Evaluation of the participants retention of presented course material

The participant will receive an official NRA student packet and Basics of Pistol Shooting hardcover book.

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be provided with a nationally recognized National Rifle Association certificate of training.   * The certificate of training exceeds the State of Florida’s training requirement for its concealed weapon permit application process.

Class information:

The first course is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th starting at 9:00 am, at In-Gauge of Polk County, Winter Haven, Florida.

The minimum age for participation is 16 – Accompanied by an adult.

The cost is $75   * Additional charges if a firearm and ammunition must be provided.

Participants are encouraged to provide his/her own firearm.

For more information or to enroll, contact In-Gauge of Polk County at:  info.ingauge@gmail.com

Considering applying for a Florida concealed weapon carry license?

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