Ladies’ Pistol Cleaning Clinics – Free for Ladies Only

FREE ladies only pistol cleaning clinics Saturday, July 13th at Gander RV & Outdoors

Two ladies only pistol cleaning clinics Saturday, July 13th at Gander RV & Outdoors – Bartow, Florida.

2 FREE ladies only handgun/pistol cleaning clinics, Saturday, July 13th, at GANDER RV & OUTDOORS – Bartow, Florida

Morning: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Afternoon: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Gander RV & Gander Outdoors

7400 Hwy. 60, East, Bartow, Florida

(Hwy. 60, East at Rifle Range Road)

Bring your dirty handgun and learn the correct and safe way to clean it.

These clinics are free and open to any woman 16 years of age and older. (Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian.)

All firearms are to be unloaded and contained in a secure case.

Bring your own cleaning kit and materials. If you do not own any, kits will be available at GANDER OUTDOORS. It is recommended that if you do not currently own a kit or supplies, do not buy them prior to the clinic. You will be instructed as to the correct materials you will need in the future.

FREE tickets to the clinics can be obtained thru Eventbite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladies-only-pistol-cleaning-clinic-tickets-63561595443

Reservations are required. Space is limited.

FAQs

Is an ID required or is there a minimum age for participation?

No, an ID is not required. The recommended minimum age is 16. Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

What can I bring into the event?

Your personal handgun and any cleaning supplies you have. If you do not own any cleaning materials, cleaning kits will be available at GANDER OUTDOORS.

We absolutely do require that all firearms be UNLOAD and that NO ammunition be brought into the building.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Send an email inquiry to: info.ingauge@gmail.com or call: 206-1996

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please. Pre-registrationis required. Walk-ins will not be permitted.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

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Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) Training & Licensing Seminar

This is a FREE, ladies only, 1 1/2 hour presentation on the training and application process for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

Free Ladies Only

Concealed Carry Weapons Training & Licensing Information Seminar

Concealed Carry Weapons Training & Licensing Information Seminar – Winter Haven, FL

This is a FREE, ladies only, 1 1/2 hour presentation on the training and application process for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license. This presentation will clarify and dispel misconceptions and myths surrounding the process of applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.

Topics to be presented and discussed:
* Concealed carry weapons license required training
* Florida statutes pertaining to carrying a concealed weapon/firearm 
* Defensive handgun selection and purchasing
* Applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license
* Eligibility requirements
* The application process
* How to apply
* The cost of the application and required training
* Medical marijuana and applying for Florida’s concealed carry weapons license

This seminar does not qualify the attendee for applying for a Florida concealed carry license. Anyone desiring to apply for a Florida concealed carry license must successfully complete a training course recognized by the State of Florida Department of Agriculture, as mandated by Florida Statute 790.06.

Date:   Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Time:   7:00 PM

Location:   Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

130 Avenue G, SE, Winter Haven

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.  FREE tickets for this seminar can be obtained through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concealed-carry-weapons-ccw-training-licensing-seminar-tickets-64405519643?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email

For further information, send email Inquiries To:  info.ingauge@gmail.com  

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Florida – Hardening The Soft Target, Not So Much

Repeatedly, it is demonstrated that it is the on scene, immediate responder that either mitigates the assault or totally thwarts the attack.

On May 5th, an article was posted here regarding the 2019 Florida Legislature’s failure to allow private schools and places of worship, that have a licensed school campus on their property, to arm themselves or hire private armed security to protect their lives and the lives of those who attend school or other activities on their property.

On May 7th an article was published on TownHall.com, by John R. Lott, Jr., titled: Armed Guards at Houses of Worship Is Not Enough addressing the very subject of hardening the soft targets (places of worship and schools) against an armed assailant.

Against all rational thinking the 2019 Florida Legislature failed the citizens of Florida. While broadening the protection of public school students, allowing teachers to be trained and armed, the Florida Legislature left both those students who attend private schools and young people and adults alike, who attend school or worship services on property owned by faith based organizations and shared with a school campus, to the wolves.

Under current Florida law, private school campuses remain gun free zones. That means gun free zones at ALL times, even when classes are NOT in session, i.e., Saturdays, Sundays, summer break.

Against all rational thinking the 2019 Florida Legislature failed the citizens of Florida. While broadening the protection of public school students, allowing teachers to be trained and armed, the Florida Legislature left both those students who attend private schools and young people and adults alike, who attend school or worship services on property owned by faith based organizations and shared with a school campus, to the wolves.

Yesterday, Tuesday, May 7th another school shooting occurred. This time in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. 8 students were shot, with one being killed. It was not a school guardian or a law enforcement school resource officer that stopped the attack. Rather, it was a fellow, unarmed student, on scene who tackled one of the assailants curtailing the assault.

It has been repeatedly demonstrated that it is the on scene, immediate responder that either mitigates the assault or totally thwarts the attack. Law enforcement only arrives after the shots have been fired and wounded and lifeless bodies are strewn on the ground.

The Florida Legislature needs to be made to know that the lives of those who attend private schools and places of worship are just as valuable as those who work in and attend public schools.

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Florida Lawmakers View Christian Lives As Less Valuable

Christian lives and the lives of children who attend private schools have been viewed as less valuable by the 2019 Florida Legislature.

If you attend services at a church, worship center, ministry or synagogue that has a licensed school on its property or your child attends any private school in the state of Florida, the Florida legislature as twice determined that your life and the lives of your children are less valuable than the lives of children who attend public schools.

During the Florida 2019 legislation session there were two bills submitted by legislators for consideration the would allow those who attend services at churches, synagogues and other houses of worship to protect themselves against an armed assailant. Those bills were Senate Bill 1238 (SB 1238), introduced by Senator Debbie Mayfield and House Bill 403 (HB 403) introduced by Erin Grall and Cord Byrd titled: Safety of Religious Institutions.

Both bills passed through their respective committees with little to no opposition, receiving bipartisan support. However, in the Senate, after receiving 4-Yeas and 2-Nays, on March 25th the bill was sent to Criminal Justice Committee, on April 8th, SB 1238 was “Temporarily Postponed”. I the Criminal Justice Committee, on May 5th, SB 1238 was “Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration“.

On April 25th, House Bill 403 passed its third reading with a vote of 79 – Yeas and 35 – Nays. HB 403 was then sent to the Senate Judiciary Rules Committee where it sat without action. With the close of the 2019 Florida Legislative Session HB 403 was “Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration” on May 3, 2019. The Safety of Religious Institutions bill is dead.

It can only be concluded that the Florida Legislature views the lives of those who attend worship services and private schools as less valuable than those who attend and work at public schools, as this has been the second year in a row the Florida Legislature has neglected the safety of students who attend private schools and those who worship on the grounds that share a Florida licensed educational institution.

Those who attend worship services on the grounds that share a Florida licensed educational institution or attend private schools are left to the mercy of the wolves, without a means of self-defense by Florida lawmakers.

In Florida, when licensed, one can legally carry a concealed firearm . . .

  • when going to the country club
  • when going to watch a movie in a public theater
  • when attending a play or other performance
  • when going to a city park
  • when going to the beach
  • when grocery shopping
  • when going to the mall
  • when banking
  • when dinning at your favorite restaurant

But, not when attending your church, ministry, synagogue or other place of worship, if there is a school located on the property.

In recent months, weeks and even days, agencies responsible for public safety are issuing warnings to increase security at places of worship.


Is there not a mixed message here?

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May – National Stop The Bleed Month

Rapid control of bleeding at the scene of the event can be life-saving.

May is National Stop The Bleed Month and In-Gauge of Polk County will be conducting free Stop The Bleed training seminars during the month of May.

Seminars are 1 1/2 hour in duration and award the participant with a nationally recognized certificate of training issued by BleedingControl.org, in partnership with the Dept.Homeland Security , upon successful.

Blood loss is the leading cause of preventable death in multiple casualty events, like vehicular accidents, shootings, terrorist attacks, industrial accidents.  Significant external bleeding can also result from everyday events such as a motorcycle crash, or a home accidents. Rapid control of bleeding at the scene of the event can be life-saving.

That’s why the American College of Surgeons, FEMA, and the US Department of Homeland Security have partnered together to ensure that:

  • Bystanders have skills &knowledge to provide immediate bleeding control in an emergency.
  • People know what to do in an emergency involving traumatic blood
  • Bleeding control education is incorporated into our schools and workplace.
  • Bleeding control supplies are located in all public gathering locations.

To host or have a free Stop The Bleed seminar conducted at your church, community group or civic organization contact In-Gauge of Polk County at   info.ingauge@gmail.com  or to register for a free seminar go to:  https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/register-for-a-class/stop-the-bleed-seminar.


May 23rd is National Stop The Bleed Day.  Contact In-Gauge of Polk County to host a Stop the Bleed seminar at your place of business, church or community organization on May 23rd.

National STOP THE BLEED Month

Stop the Bleed empowers the general public to make a difference in a life-threatening emergency by teaching them the basic techniques of bleeding control.

In celebration of National Stop The Bleed Month, In-Gauge of Polk County will be conducting a series of free Stop The Bleed training seminars.

May is National STOP THE BLEED Month and in celebration In-Gauge of Polk County, in Winter Haven, Florida will be conducting free 1 1/2 hour Stop The Bleed training seminars.

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action for the control of traumatic blood loss. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Stop the Bleed empowers the general public to make a difference in a life-threatening emergency by teaching them the basic techniques of bleeding control.

If you are located in Polk or Highlands County and are interested in receiving training in the management of traumatic blood loss, plan to attend one of In-Gauge of Polk County’s free 1 1/2 hour training seminars.

If you would like to schedule a free Stop The Bleed training seminar for your business, church, civic or social organization, contact In-Gauge of Polk County to set up a training session.

You can register for a free Stop The Bleed training seminar through EventBrite at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stop-the-bleed-bleeding-control-seminar-tickets-59968124274?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventname_text

A nationally recognized BleedingControl.org certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion.

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The ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign was initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council Staff, The White House. The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters. Advances made by military medicine and research in hemorrhage control during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have informed the work of this initiative which exemplifies translation of knowledge back to the homeland to the benefit of the general public. The Department of the Defense owns the ‘Stop the Bleed’ logo and phrase – trademark pending.

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
FREE Event Tickets Can Be Obtained Thru EventBrite

FREE Teacher Concealed Carry Training

FREE Teacher Concealed Carry Training

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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.

Our classroom . . . .

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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. 

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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!

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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

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www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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