Friends of NRA Dinner & Auction

Proceeds go to fund youth shooting sports programs.

Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA Dinner and Auction

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Lake Eva Event Center – Haines City, Florida

PURCHASE TICKETS AT: https://www.friendsofnra.org/eventtickets/Events/Details/10?eventId=55891

The 24th Annual Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA Dinner & Auction fundraiser will take place Saturday, March 2nd, at the Lake Eva Events Center, Haines City, Florida. All proceeds go to fund youth shooting sports programs. In 2018, approximately $50K was granted to youth programs in Polk County alone and over $550,00 statewide. Such groups that received funding included the Boy Scouts of America, Royal Rangers, 4-H Clubs, Future Farmers of America and JROTC shooting teams.

This event includes both live and silent auctions of new, quality merchandise, games of chance, the guest appearance of Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and the finest filet mignon steak dinner available in central Florida, guaranteed.

All other local sportsmen’s banquets pale in comparison to the Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA annual dinner and auction. The Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA Committee has been conducting these events for 24 years and they know how to put one one.

You cannot have a better time in Polk County on March 2nd than this event.

Admission is by advance ticket sales only. There are no tickets sales at the door.

This event attracts of 450 attendees and is sold out every year. Tickets sales end Monday, February 25th. So, purchase your tickets early.

The Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA has been conducting these events for 24 years. If have not yet attended one, it is time you do. No other sportsmen’s banquet can compare to the quality of the dinner, the auction times (new firearms and collectibles), games of chance and fun.
This event is KID FRIENDLY. Admission and dinner for kids under 12 is FREE. FREE prizes awarded to all kids under 12 years of age.

Engaging the active shooter – Beyond ALICE

Our “Active Shooter” training is real firearms training intended to prepare the participant for an active shooter encounter.

Our “Active Shooter” training is above and beyond any ALICE training you may have heard of or participated in.   Our “Active Shooter” training is real firearms training intended to prepare the participant for an active shooter encounter in the workplace, place of worship, shopping mall and everyday life. 

Our “Active Shooter” training teaches more than throwing books, papers and pens at an armed assailant. Our “Active Shooter” training trains the participant in the safe and proficient use of a firearm for the defense of one’s life, the lives of his or her loved ones, members of a congregation or co-workers.

Our “Active Shooter” training was NOT created by retired law enforcement officers or military personnel, with time on their hands, sitting around a conference table, looking for a way to keep busy.

Our “Active Shooter” training is a nationally recognized, official NRA, advanced firearms training course.  Training includes basic through advanced training.  No prerequisite is required.  The complete course of training is required regardless of prior training, certification or licensing.  Safety is paramount and it must be assured that all participants have the same instruction when engaging in the live-fire range training. 

Successful completion of our “Active Shooter” training provides the participant with a nationally recognized, official NRA certificate of training that can be used for the applying for a State of Florida concealed carry weapons license. Our “Active Shooter” training exceeds the the State of Florida’s training requirement for concealed carry weapons license application.

Our “Active Shooter” training is an intense, 15-hour, training course that will require a minimum of 250 rounds fired on the range using a defensive caliber handgun, incorporating drawing from a concealment holster, firing after drawing from a holster, engaging multiple assailants, while utilizing cover and concealment.

Training includes:
Environment risk assessment
• Situational awareness
• Mental preparedness
• Psychological consequences
• Defensive firearm familiarization and selection
• Concealed carry techniques
• Drawing and firing from a concealed carry holster
• Selecting and utilizing cover and concealment
• Confronting and dealing with single and multiple armed assailants
• Extensive live-fire range training

Contact us for complete course information or to register for a class. Simply fill out the convenient information form and we will promptly respond to your inquiry at: CONTACT US

Group rates are available.

Customized, private training dates can be scheduled for groups of 6 or more.

Join us Tuesday, January 22nd for a presentation by Pastor Terry Howell on his experience surviving an active shooter encounter.

On December 14th, 2014 Pastor Terry Howell survived an active shooter incident that occurred in the office of his ministry.  Looking down the barrel of a .45 caliber semi-automatic, pointed at him at point blank range, Pastor Howell survived the attack, receiving only powder burns to his face and neck.

A Shooting In A Place Of Worship – A Story Of Survival

Looking down the barrel of an semi-automatic pistol, at point blank range, Pastor Howell survived receiving only powder burns to his face and neck.

On December 14th, 2014 Pastor Terry Howell survived an active shooter incident that occurred in the office of his ministry. Looking down the barrel of a .45 caliber semi-automatic, pointed at him at point blank range, Pastor Howell survived the attack, receiving only powder burns to his face and neck.

Presentation Tuesday, January 22nd

In-Gauge of Polk county will host a presentation by Pastor Terry Howell on his story of surviving an active shooter in his ministry.

Pastor Howell will relate his story and provide suggestions of preparedness and how to avoid a similar “Active Shooter” incident in your place of work, worship, ministry or everyday life.

This presentation is the first in a series of “active shooter” training classes being conducted by In-Gauge of Polk County, an official NRA chartered, non-profit organization and will introduce In-Gauge of Polk County’s 2019 basic and advanced level, NRA “active shooter” training classes, including the nationally recognized Refuse To Be A Victim program.

Tuesday, January 22nd
6:00 PM
Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
Winter Haven, Florida
Reservations Are Required
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FREE Teacher Concealed Carry Training

FREE Teacher Concealed Carry Training

In-Gauge of Polk County is offering FREE concealed carry / firearm classes for teachers during the month of June.

As a community service and in the interest of promoting firearm safety, In-Gauge of Polk County, a private, non-profit, NRA affiliated club specializing in firearm training is offering, FREE for teachers, 5-hour concealed carry/handgun safety training classes.

Participants must:

  • Provide a valid Florida picture ID
  • Provide a current employment ID
  • Be currently employed in either a public or private school
  • Be currently employed in a instructional position
  • Be accompanied by at least one paying student at our regular course fee of $50

            *  Other restrictions and conditions may apply and are at the sole discretion of                In-Gauge of Polk County.

Training participants will be responsible for:

  • providing his or her own modern firearm (in safe operating condition)
    • *  Loaner guns and ammunition are available for a small fee
  • providing his or her own ammunition (minimum of 50 rounds)
  • hearing and eye protection

Training classes will be conducted throughout the month of June.

An official certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion of the course good for applying for a State of Florida concealed carry weapons license.

When considering enrolling in a firearm are concealed carry training class, you may want to ask about the instructor’s/provider’s facility and classroom.  Our classes are conducted in a dedicated, air conditioned, brick and mortar classroom with comfortable seating and tables.  Our classes are not conducted under an oak tree in a cow pasture or under a canopy in a dead orange grove.

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Santa Fe Texas – We grieve with you

Once again our nation’s peace has been shattered by the demonic, heinous act of one demented individual.  Our broken hearts grieve with the families of the victims of the Santa Fe Texas High School tragedy and we pray for the speedy recovery of the injured. 

As law enforcement en devours to harden public school “gun free” zones, our places of worship and private schools remain vulnerable.   Our churches, ministries and other places of worship, as well as their educational facilities and learning centers, must not be neglected.

We encourage all faith based organizations to look into Guardian Training for their ministry.

Our places of worship are the next soft targets!

In-Gauge of Polk County is the only NRA charted, non-profit organization that provides such training in the state of Florida.

Our Guardian Training is a comprehensive training program specifically focusing on training members of church and faith based organizations in the unique nature of dealing with and mitigating life threatening situations in a crowded, close-quarter environment.

Our Accelerated Guardian Training is 15 hours of intense training that includes basic and advanced level handgun instruction designed for out-of-town participants.   Our Accelerated Guardian Training offers the out-of-town participant with the maximum training at a minimum cost, permitting him or her ample time to return home for Sunday services.    There are no prerequisites required or accepted.

Our Guardian Training is a standardized training program, developed by the National Rifle Association and provides the graduate with a nationally recognized, official NRA certificate of training that can be used for applying for a concealed carry license and submitted to your organization’s insurance carrier for a possible reduction in insurance premiums.   No other local training organization or agency can legitimately make that claim

 

Winter Haven, Florida

863-206-1996

www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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GUARDIAN TRAINING – GUARDIAN PROGRAM

Similar names – Different programs. Different entities.

Similar names – Different programs. Different entities.

The name “Guardian Training Program” as it pertains to security, self-defense or firearms training in POLK COUNTY was first coined by In-Gauge of Polk County

For the record, the term/name “Guardian Training Program” (in Polk County, Florida) was coined by In-Gauge of Polk County, Inc. in December of 2017.

Prior to Polk County Sheriff’s Office’s recent use of the name “Guardian Program” the name was the “Sentinel Program“.  During the 2018 Legislative Session and when Senate Bill 7026, the Marjorie Stoneman Douglass High School Public Safety Act, was signed into law by Governor Scott, on March 9, 2018, it was termed the “school marshal” program.

In an effort to avoid confusion and to set the record straight, In-Gauge of Polk County announced its “Guardian Training” in December of 2017.  See the links below.

https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/tag/guardian-training/

http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/448203/in-gauge-of-polk-county-announces-church-guardian-training

https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/2018/03/30/accelerated-guardian-training/

By no stretch of the imagination is this announcement intended to demean the Polk County Sheriff’s Office or the Polk County School Board.

Rather, it is the intent of this publication to clarify that the “Guardian Program” offered by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “Guardian Training” provided by In-Gauge of Polk County are two entirely separate and distinct training programs that have in no way any relationship to one another.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GUARDIAN SOCIETY

In-Gauge of Polk County is pleased to announce its newest membership program the . . . Guardian Society.

 

The Guardian Society is a separate and unique level of  In-Gauge of Polk County membership.     Members of the Guardian Society are an elite group of highly trained, Christian, Club members who have completed In-Gauge of Polk County’s GUARDIAN TRAINING.   Members of the Guardian Society have the opportunity to increase and practice their firearm skills through advanced training sessions available only to members of the Society.    Guardian Society members meet regularly for both fellowship and to increase their knowledge and skills in self-defense and protection-of-the-flock tactical training.  For further information see the display below.

 

 

Applications for the Guardian Society can be obtained through In-Gauge of Polk County  by sending an email request to   info.ingauge@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Church Guardian Training

Guardian training for faith based organizations.

Beginning January 2018, In-Gauge of Polk County, of Winter Haven, Florida will be initiating its Church Guardian Training program.

 

In-Gauge of Polk County’s Church Guardian Training program is a 15-hour firearm training program for faith based organizations.  The Guardian training specifically focuses on situational awareness, plans of action and the use of a firearm in crowded, close-quarter conditions.

The Guardian training is composed of two distinct classes:

  • Phase One – Basic handgun/concealed carry qualification training (5 hours)
    • Classroom:   4 hours
    • Live-fire range training:   1 hour
  • Phase Two – Advanced concealed carry training  (10 hours)
    • Classroom:   5 hours
    • Live-fire range training:   5 hours 

A nationally recognized, official NRA certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion of the course.   Training exceeds requirements for Florida’s concealed carry weapons license application.

Training will be ongoing throughout the year.  Training can be taken as an individual or a group.  Convenient lodging is available for out-of-town participants.

Pre-registration is required.  Group discounts are available.  Call or email for pricing information.

For complete training information, visit In-Gauge of Polk County’s webpage at:  Church Guardian Training  or send an email inquiry to:  info.ingauge@gmail.com 

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd explains the importance of having trained guardians on location when the wolf attacks and before law enforcement arrives  . . . . 

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Something to consider . . .

In-Gauge of Polk County is one of a very few entities that provides official NRA firearms training and the only organization in Central Florida that conducts official NRA, advanced firearms training.

If you or any member of your congregation takes firearms training that does not provide an official NRA certificate of training, displaying the official NRA name and emblem, your training will likely not be recognized outside the state of Florida and not be recognized by liability insurance carriers.

Firearms training classes (concealed carry classes) conducted by retired law enforcement officers or instructors claiming to certified NRA instructors that do not issue official NRA certificates of training, are NOT official NRA firearms training classes.

Before enrolling in any concealed carry class or advanced firearms tactical training course, ask if you be receiving an official NRA certificate of training upon completion. Not merely receiving a training certificate designed by the instructor or a letter stating you completed a class.