Questions to ask – CHECK LIST

All concealed carry firearms training is not the same. Although others conducting concealed carry classes claim to be “certified NRA instructors” In-Gauge of Polk County is the only central Florida, non-profit organization conducting official National Rifle Association advanced concealed carry firearms training courses.

In-Gauge of Polk County encourages perspective students to research other “concealed carry” training providers and inquire if they conduct official NRA firearms training or do they only conduct concealed carry classes taught by a “certified NRA instructor”.  There is a difference.

For your convenience, we have provided the check list below to use when inquiring about concealed carry training.  Based upon the answers you receive, you decide if the training offered meets your needs or only meets the minimum requirements of the State.

Questions to ask . . .

Does the training qualify for the State’s concealed carry license application process?

[   ]  YES   [   ]  NO

Will you receive a nationally recognized certificate of training or is the training certificate a proprietary certificate or letter of training issued by the individual, company or agency providing the training?

[   ]  YES   [   ]  NO

Is the training an official NRA firearms training course or is the training only taught by a “certified” firearms instructor?  There is a difference.

[   ]  YES   [   ]  NO

Is the course curriculum official NRA or something the instructor personally put together?

[   ]  YES   [   ]  NO

Will you receive an official NRA firearms training textbook as part of the course?

[   ]  YES   [   ]  NO

Will you receive an official NRA student packet as part of the course?

[   ]  YES   [   ]  NO

Will you receive a minimum of 4 hours of classroom training?

[   ]  YES   [   ]  NO

Will you receive a minimum of 1/2 hour of live-fire range training?

[   ]  YES   [   ]  NO

Will your range training be on a live-fire range or just firing one round into a steel can?

[   ]  YES   [   ]  NO

As part of your live-fire range training, will you fire a minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition?

[   ]  YES   [   ]  NO

Is the training conducted by a private for profit individual or company or a non-profit, official NRA training organization?

[   ]  YES   [   ]  NO

Is the training 100% satisfaction guaranteed?

[   ]  YES   [   ]  NO

Does the company, agency or organization offer advanced handgun training beyond the minimum required Florida concealed carry weapons class?

[   ]  YES   [   ]  NO

Does the company, agency or organization offer firearms training other than handgun/concealed carry training?

[   ]  YES   [   ]  NO

Is fingerprinting required for your participation a class?

[   ]  YES   [   ]  NO

Does the company, agency or organization require in-depth personal information (an application) before participation in a class?

[   ]  YES   [   ]  NO

Where will the class be conducted, in a:

         [   ]  dedicated classroom / learning center

         [   ]  sales area lobby

         [   ]  employee break room

         [   ]  rented hotel room

         [   ]  private home

Is the company, agency or individual insured and licensed to conduct business in Polk County?

[   ]  YES   [   ]  NO

 

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