HUNTER SAFETY CERTIFICATION CLASS – Winter Haven, FL

A Florida hunter safety education certification class will be conducted Saturday, October 15th, in Winter Haven, Florida.

Total Cost: $75

All equipment provided or you can bring your own.

Hunter Safety Education Certification Qualification Class – Shotgun.

This class will provide the practical, hands-on, live-firing of a firearm required to fulfill the training requirements for applying for a Florida hunter safety education certification card.

An official National Rifle Association certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion of the class.

The class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

  • Class Time: 9:00 AM
  • Location: 3812 Cypress Gardens Road, Winter Haven
  • Total Cost: $75
  • Equipment:
    • Bring your own shotgun or use ours.
    • Ammunition will be provided.
    • Hearing and eye protection required. Bring your own or use ours.

For further information, call: 863-206-1996

To register for the class, go to EVENTBRITE at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hunter-safety-certification-class-basic-shotgun-tickets-416976456807

HUNTER SAFETY CERTIFICATION CLASS – Winter Haven, FL

A Florida hunter safety education certification class will be conducted Saturday, October 15th, in Winter Haven, Florida.

Total Cost: $75

All equipment provided or you can bring your own.

Hunter Safety Education Certification Qualification Class – Shotgun.

This class will provide the practical, hands-on, live-firing of a firearm required to fulfill the training requirements for applying for a Florida hunter safety education certification card.

An official National Rifle Association certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion of the class.

The class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

  • Class Time: 9:00 AM
  • Location: 3812 Cypress Gardens Road, Winter Haven
  • Total Cost: $75
  • Equipment:
    • Bring your own shotgun or use ours.
    • Ammunition will be provided.
    • Hearing and eye protection required. Bring your own or use ours.

For further information, call: 863-206-1996

To register for the class, go to EVENTBRITE at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hunter-safety-certification-class-basic-shotgun-tickets-416976456807

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.

New Gun Shop In Town – Wild Wild West Arms

The Wild Wild West Arms Gun Store opened its doors for business Saturday, August 20th.

The Wild Wild West Arms Gun Store, located directly on US Hwy. 27, Lake Hamilton, Florida, opened its doors for business Saturday, August 20th.

Wild Wild West Arms promises to be the premier firearms dealer in east Polk County, serving firearm enthusiasts and sportsmen from as far north as Clermont, south to Sebring.

29350 US Hwy. 27, Lake Hamilton, FL 33838 (863) 488-6508

Wild Wild West Arms has a large inventory of all types of firearms, a wide assortment of ammunition, accepts transfers and sells used firearms on consignment. Concealed carry, firearms training and hunter safety certification qualification classes will be taught on site in a large, comfortable classroom.

The GRAND OPENING will take place Saturday, September 17th.

The doors will open at 9:00 AM

It is going to be a party . . .

  • Deep discounts on firearms and other merchandise
  • Remote broadcasting by 2 local, popular radio stations
  • Smoke’n Oak will be providing fresh, hot, cooked BBQ and more

29350 US Hwy. 27

Lake Hamilton, FL 33838

863-488-6508

Commissioner Nikki Fried Doubles Down – Again Calls for Background Checks on Ammunition Purchases

“I’m a gun owner, and, . . . there are reasonable steps we can take that don’t infringe on Second Amendment rights – like expanding background checks and red-flag laws, closing loopholes, requiring background checks for ammunition purchases, banning large capacity magazines . . .”

In Orlando, July 31, 2022 . . . .

Tallahassee, Fla. — Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried, an independently-elected member of the Florida Cabinet, issued the following statement in response to the news of a mass shooting in downtown Orlando last night that injured seven people:

“My heart goes out to the Orlando community after last night’s mass shooting. The people of Orlando and of our state have been traumatized by gun violence and mass shootings for far too long. When will Republicans finally stand up and say that enough is enough? Our state needs to pass comprehensive gun safety measures so our communities no longer have to live in fear and terror.

“I’m a gun owner, and I know I’m not the only one who thinks there are reasonable steps we can take that don’t infringe on Second Amendment rights – like expanding background checks and red-flag laws, closing loopholes, requiring background checks for ammunition purchases, banning large capacity magazines, and keeping assault weapons off our streets. Taking steps to stop terrorism in our communities should not be controversial.”

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried

Good Guy With Gun Stops Bad Guy With Gun Preventing Mass Shooting

NO “concealed carry” class is going to train you in the use of a handgun. You need to take a handgun/firearm training class for that.

Greenwood Mall, Greenwood, Indiana – July 17, 2022

  • Shots fired (good guy) 10 rounds
  • Distance: 120 feet
  • Shots hitting target (bad guy): 8
  • Time span: 15 seconds

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

Allow us to make you proficient in the use of your gun. We conduct both basic and advanced handgun training, concealed carry classes, rifle and shotgun classes.

It should be understood that no “concealed carry” class is going to train you in the use of a handgun. You need to take a handgun/firearm training class for that.

Sheriff Grady Judd: “If you are not afraid of a gun, get one.”

It should be understood that NO “concealed carry” class is going to train you in the use of a handgun. You need to take a handgun/firearm training class for that.

If the class you are considering taking does not specifically state that it is going to train you in the use, operation and firing of a handgun, it is not going to.

See our course descriptions at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/course-titles/ or call us at: 863-206-1996 for class availability.

Armed robber shot, killed by customer at convenience store

“. . . the 26-year-old suspect shot by a customer during that attempted robbery.”

July 16, 2022 – By Kelsee Ward and Jordan Gartner – KSLA New 12

https://www.ksla.com/2022/07/16/armed-robber-shot-killed-by-customer-convenience-store-police-say/

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV/Gray News) – Police in Missouri are investigating a violent crime spree in St. Charles that ended with an armed robber being shot and killed.

The St. Charles Police Department reports the crime spree started during the early morning hours on Saturday at a convenience store where a 26-year-old went into the business with a knife and told the clerk he was robbing her.

Police said the man held the knife to the clerk’s throat while she opened the register. He then pushed the clerk to the floor and stole money from the register. He dragged her toward the back of the store, asking the location of the safe.

According to authorities, the clerk did not have access to the safe, so the thief forced the worker to open a second register before stealing that cash and leaving the scene.

Officials said first responders took the clerk to a hospital for lacerations on her left wrist, right hand and neck.

Police said they were on their way to that scene when reports of another armed robbery came in at a Phillips 66 gas station. Officers said they found broken glass that looked like a burglary had occurred.

St. Charles police said a third burglary call then came in regarding an armed robbery at a QuikTrip convenience store where shots had been fired.

According to police, arriving officers found the 26-year-old suspect shot by a customer during that attempted robbery. First responders took the suspected thief to the hospital, where he later died.

Authorities said they interviewed the customer, a 26-year-old man, who told police he stopped at the gas station to use the restroom and buy something. However, he was walking back to his car from the store when he saw a black SUV drive quickly into the parking lot.

The customer said he saw a man carrying a backpack while running into the store and threatening the clerk with a knife, according to police.

Officials said the 26-year-old customer grabbed his gun and went back into the store. He then confronted the thief, who grabbed for his backpack.

According to authorities, the suspect reportedly told the customer, “I have something for you,” and came around the counter when he was shot and killed by the customer.

Investigators said the customer and the clerk were both uninjured in the incident and the suspect’s car came back as stolen in an armed robbery on Friday, with stolen items also found in the vehicle.

Armed Good Guy Stops Active Shooter During Indiana Mall Shooting

This is how it should be done!

July 18, 2022

A gunman killed 3 people at an Indiana mall before he was shot dead by an armed bystander.

Investigators believe the unidentified gunman, an adult man, was shot and killed by a lawfully armed 22-year-old man who “observed the shooting in progress,” Ison said.

Greenwood Police Chief Jim Ison

“But I’m going to tell you, the real hero of the day is the citizen that was lawfully carrying a firearm in that food court and was able to stop this shooter almost as soon as he began,” Ison said.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/17/us/indiana-greenwood-park-mall-shooting/index.html

On Sunday evening, Meyers also thanked the person who fatally shot the gunman during the attack.

“This person saved lives tonight,” the mayor said in another statement. “On behalf of the City of Greenwood, I am grateful for his quick action and heroism in this situation.”

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

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

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

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