Concealed Carry License Training – Polk County

All manner of firearms training:

  • Concealed carry weapons license training
  • Basic and advanced pistol training
  • Basic shotgun
  • Basic Defensive shotgun
  • Basic Rifle – AR rifle
We offer a 100% money back, student satisfaction guarantee.
We guarantee you will not find more comprehensive, comparable, firearms training anywhere in Central Florida offered privately or through a law enforcement agency. We are so sure of it, we will refund your money, if you are not satisfied with the training you receive. If that happens, you will be the first.
  • Active Shooter Defense Training Tactical firearms training for the general public
  • Church Guardian Training Tactical firearms training for members of faith based organization
  • Personal Protection Outside The Home
  • Personal Protection In The Home

Non-Firearm Training

  • Refuse To Be A Victim – A non-firearm crime prevention seminar
  • Stop The Bleed – Emergency blood loss control and tourniquet training – A free 1 1/2 hands-on training clinic

Walmart – The anti-gun Left spoke louder than we did

. . . and Walmart listened!

Our efforts were not enough. Obviously the anti-gun Left spoke louder than we did.

Rather than rushing to Walmart to make that last minute ammunition purchase, you might want to consider buying your shooting supplies elsewhere. Walmart needs to feel the financial pain Dick’s Sporting Goods experienced a couple of years ago.

There are several other good resources to purchase economically priced ammunition. May I suggest Gander RV & Outdoors? After Walmart, Gander Outdoors has some of the best ammunition prices; other than online purchases, which is not a bad idea either.

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Reposted from August 11, 2019 . . . . .

The 2nd Amendment and our gun owner rights are under assault by the anti-gun Left’s attack on Walmart.

The Walmart executives most know that the sportsmen of America support their selling of firearms and ammunition. We must NOT allow the anti-gun Left to dictate Walmart merchandise sales policy!

Walmart is an all American business that embraces capitalism. Walmart executives base their business decisions on sales and profit.

Support Walmart and the 2nd Amendment by making a sporting goods purchase at your local Walmart this weekend. You can always use something, a hat, socks, ammunition, targets, cleaning supplies, tree stand, a gift for your nephew, niece, brother, wife or husband. You can think of something the sportsman or woman in your life can use. Christmas is only 4 months away.

Warren calls on Walmart to stop selling guns – August 9, 2019
Elizabeth Warren outlines sweeping new gun control plans – August 10, 2019

Fake News: Walmart does not sell ARs

Gun Protest Outside Parkland Walmart Draws Attention

By GINA PFINGSTEN – August 10, 2019

PARKLAND, FL- The chant of “people over profit” rang through the air of Parkland on Saturday morning. A passionate protest outside the Walmart on Coral Ridge Drive drew a crowd of supporters from the local community. The nonprofit Guns Down America organized a rally called “Walmart Must Act” aimed at creating change in Walmart’s policies.

Igor Volsky, Founder and Director of

Guns Down America, was on hand to lead the rally and speak with local supporters.

They showed up in throngs of 10s . . .

“We organized this rally to push Walmart to act on guns, including two specific things. One is to stop selling guns until we raise the standard for gun ownership, and the second is to stop giving contributions to NRA-backed lawmakers. Walmart is the largest seller of firearms in America. That means they have real leverage with the gun industry,” stated Volsky.

The peaceful but spirited crowd was upbeat in their cheering, as local traffic and drivers waved and honked to show support of the event. Over a hundred people were on hand, including family members of victims from the Stoneman Douglas tragedy.

“People are dying. Things need to change. If Walmart makes an announcement of change, that’s going to send a strong signal to the gun industry. And the same thing with the political donations. Why is it that the top recipients of NRA dollars also get money from Walmart. If Walmart wants to break the congressional log jam, they should announce they’re going to stop their giving. That’s really going to shake things up,” Volsky shared. “This is an opportunity for Walmart to lead and we’re asking them to do it.”

Dorian – Hurricane Evacuation and Guns

What is Florida law regarding transporting your firearms during storm evacuation?

What is Florida law regarding transporting your firearms and carry a concealed weapon during storm evacuation?

Florida law pertaining to firearms and the carrying of a concealed weapon during storm evacuation is addressed in Florida Statute: 790.01 (3)(a). See excerpt below.

The content of this message is for informational purposes only. Nothing contained within is intended to be or should be considered legal advice. For legal advice, consult a licensed Florida attorney.

The message below has been reprinted from an earlier 2015 post.

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If you were not aware or in doubt, the following Florida law went into effect May 21, 2015 upon signing . . . .

Gov. Scott signs Florida emergency concealed carry bill

5/22/15 | by Chris Eger

It will now be legal for gun owners in the Sunshine State to temporarily carry concealed handguns without a permit during periods when the sun isn’t shining so bright.

Now law is a measure to allow law-abiding citizens without concealed carry licenses to bear arms during declared mandatory evacuations.   A reboot of a failed 2014 bill that was killed in last minute political maneuvering, this session’s effort had an easier go of it after police lobby groups embraced the proposal. It passed the Republican-controlled Senate in an easy 29-10 vote while the House last month approved it by a 86-26 margin.

“As Hurricane Season approaches it’s critical that our rights are protected during natural disasters,” advised Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-Petersburg, in a statement. “With the signing of SB 290, all lawful gun owners will be permitted to carry a concealed weapon if they are complying with a mandatory evacuation during a state of emergency. I’m proud to have sponsored this bipartisan bill ensuring that we have the right to protect our families during these sometimes chaotic times.”

Brandes bill, SB 290, creates an exception to Florida’s prohibition against concealed carry of a weapon without a permit by allowing adults not otherwise prohibited from possessing a firearm to temporally do so while evacuating. The law allows for a 48-hour window that this would be allowed after the evacuation has been ordered. However, the governor can authorize an extension as needed.

Such evacuation orders occur frequently in the state, most often associated with hurricane threats. Florida, with hundreds of miles of coastline in the North Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, is prone to severe hurricanes. Since 2000, no less than 63 tropical or subtropical cyclones have affected Florida, more than any other state.

Second Amendment advocates in the state refer to the new law as true common-sense gun legislation.

“This bill is a no-brainer, particularly in Florida with our hurricane exposure,” Marion Hammer, president of the Unified Sportsmen of Florida and past president of the National Rifle Association, told Guns.com Thursday. “When you’re ordered to evacuate — to take your kids, your dog and valuables and flee — the last thing you should leave behind is your gun.”

People have a responsibility to defend themselves and their family, “so taking firearms with you is not only your right, it is your responsibly,” said Hammer.

The law was effective Thursday at signing while the Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1.

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An Unarmed Citizenry

An example of when an unarmed citizenry is unable to defend itself . . . .

The following is an example of when an unarmed citizenry is unable to defend itself . . . .

4 dead, 2 wounded in California stabbing spree that lasted hours

August 8, 2019

(CNN) – A man killed four people during a stabbing rampage in Southern California before officers found his car parked outside a 7-Eleven convenience store and arrested him, authorities said. In addition to the people killed, the attacker left two wounded in multiple crime scenes in Garden Grove and Santa Ana, police said.
The victims killed included two people at the suspect’s apartment complex, a 7-Eleven security guard and one more person at a Subway restaurant.

4 dead, 2 wounded in Southern California stabbings
By ROBERT JABLON – August 8, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who was “full of anger” went on a two-hour stabbing and robbery rampage in Southern California, killing four people and wounding two others, authorities said Wednesday.he people killed, the attacker left two wounded in multiple crime scenes in Garden Grove and Santa Ana, police said.

The knife wielding assailant killed more people with a knife than the Garlic Festival shooter did with a semi-automatic rifle.

September 17, 2016 – ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA

St. Cloud mall stabbings – St. Cloud, Minnesota

Ten people injured in stabbing melee

On September 17, 2016, a terrorist mass stabbing occurred at the Crossroads Center shopping mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

At about 8:15 on the evening of September 17, an individual began stabbing patrons at the Crossroads Center shopping mall. He was armed with two steak knives, one 10 inches and the other 9 inches. The stabbings first began outside the mall, at a nutrition store, before the attacker entered the building, stabbed an electronics store employee, and ran past a couple of other stores towards the Target and Macy’s anchor stores.

Before the spree ended 10 people were injured in the stabbing, three of whom were hospitalized for non-life-threatening wounds. They were all stabbed or punched in the back, shoulder, head, neck, or face. The victims were of ages 15 to 53.

We are now accepting registrations for our fall 2019 training classes.

Church Guardian Training – Fall 2019

“. . . we prayed to our God and posted a guard . . .”

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In January 2018, In-Gauge of Polk County, of Winter Haven, Florida initiated 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. Our Guardian Training trains the participant how to assess and recognize a potential threat, mitigate a potential threat before it becomes an actual threat, engage and survive an actual threat while minimizing the threat to others.

Our 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 

During the Phase Two live-fire range session, each participant is expected to fire a minimum of 250 rounds, while performing a series of progressive, live-fire drills, using a defensive caliber handgun. Each participant will learn and demonstrate:

  • the correct method of drawing from a concealment holster
  • the use of cover and concealment
  • the correct and safe method of moving between cover and concealment, while actively engaging and armed assailant
  • the correct procedure for engaging multiple assailants
  • the correct procedure for loading, shooting and reloading while engaging an armed assailant or assailants
  • the correct procedure for clearing firearm malfunctions while engaging an armed assailant

In May of 2019 we added Stop The Bleed – emergency blood loss control and tourniquet training to our Guardian Training Program. This training is now part of our Guardian Training Program and will be provided to all participants.

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  . . . . 

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.

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