Considering taking a concealed carry class? You may want to consider this . . .

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 life and the lives of their loved ones.

Not all concealed carry classes are alike.

Unless specifically stated otherwise, “concealed carry classes” do NOT teach how to handle and use a handgun.

They do NOT teach:

  • the handling of a handgun
  • the firing of a handgun
  • the loading, unloading and reloading of a handgun
  • how manage handgun malfunfunctions

To learn the techniques listed above, you have to take a handgun/pistol training class.

Maybe you or someone you know already took a concealed carry class. Did it look like this . . .

or like this?

If the “concealed carry” class you took did not include a trip the the range and the firing of a real handgun, using live ammunition, firing a minimum of 50 rounds, you attended a certificate mill class, that in all likelyhood, was more of an insurance sales seminar, not a handgun training class.

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

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 train people to carry a firearm 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 life and the lives of their loved ones.

If your concealed carry class did not look like the photos above, you may want to contact us for real, concealed carry, handgun training. Training that prepares you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Not all concealed carry classes are alike.


FREE CONCEALED CARRY CLASS OFFER – For those who registered for a ‘hotel conducted’ CCW class.

We will honor all registration receipts from those enrolled in a concealed carry class being conducted at a local hotel.

Did you or someone you know register for one of those concealed carry classes conducted at a local hotel?

  • Are you questioning how a concealed carry class conducted in a rented hotel room can be legitimate?
  • Are you questioning how a concealed carry class that does not involve or include any hands-on gun training can qualify you for a Florida concealed carry license?
  • Are you questioning how a firing ONE paint cartridge at a paper target taped to a hotel room wall can qualify you for a license to carry a deadly weapon in public?
  • Are you now experiencing buyer’s remorse?

In-Gauge of Polk County will recognize and accept a paid receipt for a ‘hotel conducted’ concealed carry class for FREE, complimentary, admission to our 3-hour, REAL concealed carry class Sunday, July 17th.

Without a paid receipt, the cost of our Sunday, July 17th class is $35, total. There are no hidden costs. All materials and equipment will be provided.

You will leave this class with printed materials containing information on:

  • the Florida State Statutes pertaining to firearms and carrying a concealed weapon,
  • Florida law pertaining to the use of a firearm for defense of your life and the lives of your loved ones
  • the transportation of a firearm with and without a license
  • complete information on how and where to apply for a Florida concealed carry license

This is a real concealed carry licensing class. It is NOT an insurance sales seminar. No content has be cut or abbreviated.

This offer is for our Concealed Carry Minimum Standards License Qualification Class – CCW 100. Sunday, July 17th only. Times: 2:00 PM or 5:30 PM

There are no strings attached. This offer is exactly what you see.

We are routinely asked why we offer FREE concealed carry classes and why should a person take our concealed carry class opposed to one conducted elsewhere. The answer is a simple:

  • Not all concealed carry classes are alike. Regrettably, there is no State standard for concealed carry weapons license training.
  • Most concealed carry classes are merely ‘certificate mills’.
  • In-Gauge of Polk County is an official NRA chartered and registered non-profit organization.
  • In-Gauge of Polk County is dedicated to firearms safety and firearms training.
  • In-Gauge of Polk County’s mission is to train and prepare you to save your life and the lives of your loved ones.
  • All of In-Gauge of Polk County’s firearms training classes meet and exceed the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons’ license.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Date: Sunday, July 17th only.
  • Provide a printed receipt issued by the organization conducting a ‘hotel’ concealed carry class being conducted July 17th, at time of registration.
  • Offer good for classes conducted in Winter Haven and Lakeland only.
  • The printed receipt must be for the July 17, 2022 class only.
  • Offer is good while available seating remains.
  • Online registration only.
  • A $35 fee will be charged until a printed receipt is provided. A full refund will be issued upon presentation of receipt.

When taking advantage of this offer, please have a digital (pdf or jpg) copy of your receipt available for submission. If you are unable to submit a digital copy, you will be charged a $35 registration fee until you submit a hard copy the day of the class.

It should to be understood, not all concealed carry classes are alike.

  • Most are ‘certificate mills’.
  • Very few provide any handgun training.

Those classes conducted in rented hotel rooms and at gun shows are the greatest examples.

Educate yourself, ask questions, know what you are spending your money and time on before you commit to a class.

In-Gauge of Polk County’s only business is conducting firearms and concealed carry training. Training that prepares you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones

  • We do NOT sell guns. 
  • We do NOT sell ammunition. 
  • We do NOT sell firearm accessories. 
  • We so NOT sell insurance.

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. 

In-Gauge of Polk County is the only Polk County concealed carry class provider that provides official NRA firearms training and advanced concealed carry weapons classes.

For a complete class schedule, class descriptions and registration information, visit our website at: Class Schedule & Registration

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

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 call us at: 863-206-1996

Concealed carry class at the Marriott

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Winter Haven Gun Show

The February 26th 2022 Winter Haven Gun Show was the worst!

The gun show, put on by USA Gun Shows of Florida and conducted at the Winter Haven Garden Conference Center, February 26th and 27th, was by far the worst. The venue, at least the areas used, was too small. One area used was the hotel’s bar. Yes, the bar.

A vendor actually displayed his goods on the bar, while standing behind it. A bar complete with drink glasses on the shelves. The only thing missing were the liquer bottles. At the other end of the room was the fast food counter and grill. Dining tables were available for those who wished to grab a sandwich and cold drink.

There was totally inadequate vendor space. Two people could hardly walk by one another between tables. The other room being used, which was actually appropriate for the given use, was too small and the AC was not working. Again, there was little aisle space for people to walk.

For the few vendors there were, there was lots of ammunition for sale, but very few guns, new or used.

Regarding parking: That was another issue . . . totally inadequate. Parking was a nightmare. The venue was a hotel with hotel guests and adjacent businesses and property owners were not cooperative.

USA Gun Shows of Florida does not need to return to Winter Haven or Polk County for that matter.

The Ammunition Shortage – Solution to the problem . . .

Slow down and control your fire! Buy only what ammunition you currently need from legitimate retail outlets or gun clubs.

Starve the scalpers!

Scalpers Are Driving Up Ammunition Costs and Contributing to the Ammo Shortage
https://www.outdoorlife.com/story/guns/scalpers-driving-up-ammo-prices-and-ammunition-shortage/

OUTDOOR LIFE – FEB 12, 2021

Yes, the shelves are empty. Yes, backorders are the norm. Yes, prices have skyrocketed since May 2020. However, there is a solution. Slow down and control your fire.

Although not to this degree, ammunition shortages have occured before.

  • 2008 – 2010 – The 2008 election of President Barack Obama triggered increased sales of both firearms and ammunition. USA Today
  • December 2012 – 2016 – In December 2012, a new wave of panic buying was driven by the perceived likelihood of new firearm control laws being passed by Congress and state governments in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Curently, ammuniton can be found readily available online, on certain websites and at gun shows. But, at what price? The ammunition being sold online by private vendors and at gun shows is either old stock that has been setting on the floor in the back of someone’s closet or has been purchased in bulk from and gun shop or other retail outlet and marked up 2, 3 or 4 times the purchase price.

Recommendation

Slow down and control your fire! Refuse to pay the inflated prices, demanded by entrepreneurial, kitchen table scalpers selling on the Internet and at gun shows. Buy only what ammunition you currently need from legitimate retail outlets or gun clubs.

On the manufacturing front

Ammunition is being manufactured at a pace not seen since World War II.

Official statement from Jason Vanderbrink, president Federal / CCI / Speer / Remington Ammunition . . .

Economics 101Quid foro feret

The bottom line: Buy only the ammuniton you need to keep up your skills and a little extra for any unexpected developments, and only buy from legitamate retail vendors. Starve out the scalpers. Be patient, ammunition will once again become readily available and the prices will come down.

AMERICA’S HUNTERS Pretty Amazing!

For the sake of our freedom, don’t ever allow gun control or confiscation of guns.

WISCONSIN Outdoors

A blogger added up the deer license sales in just a handful of states and arrived at a striking conclusion:

There were over 600,000 hunters this season in the state of Wisconsin …. Allow me to restate that number: 600,000!

Over the last several months, Wisconsin’s hunters became the eighth largest army in the world.

(That’s more men under arms than in Iran .. More than France and Germany combined.)

These men, deployed to the woods of a single American state, Wisconsin, to hunt with firearms, And NO ONE WAS KILLED.

That number pales in comparison to the 750,000 who hunted the woods of Pennsylvania and Michigan’s 700,000 hunters, ALL OF WHOM HAVE RETURNED HOME SAFELY.

Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia and it literally establishes the fact that the Hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world.

And then add in the total number of hunters in the other 46 states. It’s millions more.

The point?

America will forever be safe from foreign invasion with that kind of home-grown firepower! Hunting… it’s not just a way to fill the freezer.

It’s a matter of national security.

That’s why all enemies, foreign and domestic, want to see us disarmed.

Food for thought, when next we consider gun control. Overall it’s true, so if we disregard some assumptions that hunters don’t possess the same skills as soldiers, the question would still remain… What army of 2 million would want to face 30 million, 40 million, or 50 million armed citizens???

For the sake of our freedom, don’t ever allow gun control or confiscation of guns.

CONCEALED CARRY CLASS – Women Attend FREE

Class open to both men and women

  • Date: Sunday, September 26th
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: GANDER RV & OUTDOORS, Bartow/Winter Haven
  • Pre-registration is required
  • No walk-ins will be allowed
  • Class open to both men and women – Women attend FREE
  • Attend as a couple or individually

This class is open to both men and women. Women attend FREE.

This an official Florida concealed carry license qualification class. Nothing has been cut or abbreviated.

This class includes a real range, live-fire session.

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

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 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.

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County Commission Recognizes the National Rifle Association for 150 Years of Service

The Board of Polk County Commissioners Recognizes the National Rifle Association for 150 Years of Service

November 17th established as NRA Day in Polk County, Florida

Tuesday, September 7th, the Board of Polk County Commissioners, issued a proclamation recognizing the National Rifle Association for its 150 years of dedication to promoting firearms safety education.  The proclamation establishes November 17, 2021 NRA Day in Polk County.

The proclamation recognizes the National Rifle Association for 150 years of protecting Second Amendment freedom, teaching marksmanship and gun safety, and passing self-defense laws across the nation.

Since its founding on November 17, 1871, by two Union Civil War officers, the National Rifle Association has served firearm owners across the nation through training and other initiatives aimed at promoting firearm safety, the shooting sports and hunter education.

The proclamation was initiated by In-Gauge of Polk County, of Winter Haven, Florida, a non-profit organization chartered by the National Rifle Association.   The stated mission of In-Gauge of Polk County is to preserve and promote the shooting sports through firearms training and safety education.

In-Gauge has been carrying out its mission in Polk County since 2015 and has been celebrating the NRA’s 150th anniversary by conducting free firearm safety training classes, giving away free NRA memberships and free commemorative, 1 ounce silver, collector’s coins to class participants.

In 2017, In-Gauge of Polk County became a proud sponsor of the Polk Senior Games when it petitioned Polk Senior Games, Inc. to include a pistol competition as an event.  Although the Polk Senior Games conducted rifle, trap and skeet and archery competitions, it did not have a pistol competition.  In 2017, for the first time in its 25-year history, the Polk Senior Games conducted a pistol competition sponsored by In-Gauge of Polk County.  The pistol competition continues to be a regular event in the Polk Senior Games annual program.

In-Gauge will be conducting other public events commemorating the NRA’s 150th anniversary through the month of November.

Considering a Florida concealed carry permit?

We Don’t Want To Train Everyone

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 gun show class or one of those conducted in a rented hotel room.

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 Handgun/Concealed Carry License Qualification Training Class is

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

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

Ours is more than a concealed carry class. 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

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.

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