Concealed Carry Handgun Training For Elected Officials

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NRA Concealed Carry Handgun Training For Elected Officials and Candidates

In-Gauge of Polk County providing official NRA concealed carry firearm training for elected officials and political candidates.

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 will be conducting, specialized concealed carry/handgun safety training for elected officials and political candidates.

Training description and duration:

The concealed carry firearm training will consist of two interactive, hands-on classes: 

  • Basic – CCW 101 – NRA Basic Pistol – Single pistol type
  • Advanced – NRA Defensive Pistol

Basic – CCW 101

This is a 5 hour basic handgun concealed carry qualification course consisting of 4 hours of hands-on, interactive classroom training and a minimum of 1 hour live-fire range training.  Each participant will fire a minimum of 50 rounds using a defensive caliber handgun, either a revolver or semi-automatic.

The classroom session will consist of handgun safety training, choosing the correct handgun and ammunition for self-defense, the proper handling, storage and care of a handgun.

Advanced – NRA Defensive Pistol

The NRA’s Defensive Pistol course is a nationally recognized, true concealed carry training course.  The course is 10 hours in duration, consisting of 5 hours or classroom learning and 5 hours of live-fire range training. 

The classroom instruction consists of training in recognizing potentially life-threatening situations, avoiding life-threatening situations, dealing with life-threatening situations and the use of lethal force as a last resort.  Also, included is the mental preparation for the use of lethal force and the psychological and legal aftermath of a defensive shooting.

During the live-fire range training, each participant will fire a minimum of 200 rounds of ammunition, using a defensive caliber handgun, while learning the proper method of drawing from a holster.  The live-fire training consists of exercises involving multiple assailants, choosing and firing from behind cover and concealment.

Classes can be taken separately (Basic – CCW 101 only) or in combination.   The Basic – CCW 101 class is a prerequisite for the Defensive Pistol Course.

Participation Criteria:

Participants must be a sitting elected official or an officially announced political candidate for local, state or federal office.         

Dates and times:

  • Basic – CCW 101 – Friday, June 30th   1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

             Range training –  Saturday, July 1st  9:00 AM

  • Advanced – NRA Defensive Pistol – Thursday, July 6th   1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

             Range training –  Friday, July 7th  9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

–  Private group training available  –

Cost:

  • Basic – CCW 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $  50  donation
  • Advanced – NRA Defensive Pistol . . . $125  donation

In-Gauge of Polk County is an NRA affiliated, private, non-profit organization.

All proceeds go to the promotion of community firearm safety education.

 

Interested persons should contact Pat, with In-Gauge of Polk County at:  863-206-1996.

For further information contact:

In-Gauge of Polk County, Inc.

info.ingauge@gmail.com

863-206-1996

6039 Cypress Gardens Boulevard

Winter Haven, Florida 33884

Florida Sheriff – Concealed Carry License Holders Should Carry Everywhere Possible

Sheriff Wayne Ivey wants people with valid concealed carry permits to be ready at all times.

WE CAN’T AFFORD TO SIT BACK AND WAIT FOR THE NEXT ACT OF TERRORISM

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey wants people with valid concealed carry permits to be ready at all times.

Contact In-Gauge of Polk County for all your firearms training.  In-Gauge of Polk County conducts only NRA firearms training.

In-Gauge of Polk County conducts the exact firearm training described in Sheriff Ivey’s video.

 

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Polk County Gets Long Distant Gun Range – Promises Up To 2,000 Yard Range

Appearing in The Ledger June 7, 2017 . . . . 

County commissioners vote 5-0 to OK new gun range near Mulberry

By John Chambliss
Jun 7, 2017

BARTOW — County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a shooting range west of Mulberry that will allow for handgun and rifle practice.

There was little opposition to the range after a residential developer in the area and the owner of JTAC Ranch reached an agreement on the scope and design of the range, which will be located north of Nichols Road and east of the Hillsborough County line.

The owner of the range has agreed to return to the county for a new, conditional-use permit or terminate operations once construction begins on the nearby Eagle Ridge residential development.

In addition, Tara Tedrow, a lawyer for the developer, said during the county meeting that the gun-range owners specified that the range will be only for handguns and rifles. There had been discussions about using the range for rocket propelled grenades.

Before the vote, County Commissioner George Lindsey asked Tedrow whether she was still concerned about bullets landing off the 1,500-acre range.

“There will always be concerns with any firearm use,” Tedrow said. “That is inherent to any firearms use.”

But Tedrow added that her client was content with the agreement the two sides reached.
Bart Allen, a lawyer for JTAC Ranch, said a lane of the gun range will be 2,000 yards, unusually long for ranges in the state.

“This will be something unique for Polk County,” Allen said. “There is a need for this type of facility.”
A noise study conducted in May showed that the range would be in compliance with all state standards.

The range will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., but could stay open until 10 p.m. once a month. The closest homes that have been built are located about a half-mile southwest of the range.

John Chambliss can be reached at john.chambliss@theledger.com or 863-802-7588.

From the JTAC Ranch Facebook page . . .

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We are still working on a fee schedule. JTAC Ranch will not be a public range for various reasons, it will require a membership. We will be primarily a class-based range, but once you have attended the basic safety class, as a member, you can come to the range and shoot. We will require everyone on JTAC Ranch to first attend a basic safety and JTR specific procedures class.

FAQ – Conceal carry training

Concealed carry licensing –
Florida

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. I want to apply for a Florida concealed weapons carry permit.  What  training do I need and does In-Gauge’s firearms training courses meet the  requirement for the Florida CCW application?
  1. Does In-Gauge of Polk County’s  Basic Handgun / CCW 101 course meet the training requirements for the Florida Concealed Carry Weapons permit training?
  • Yes.  All of In-Gauge of Polk County’s firearms training courses exceed the training requirement for applying for Florida’s concealed carry weapons permit.  * The Basic Handgun / CCW 101 course is NOT an official NRA firearm course.
  1. What is the difference between a “concealed carry weapons (CCW) course” and an NRA firearms course?
  • In the state of Florida, a “concealed carry weapons (CCW) course” can be developed and taught by any current or retired law enforcement officer or licensed security guard instructor.   Each individual course-of-instruction is/can be developed by its instructor.  There is no standard nor is the certificate of completion recognized by any other state outside of Florida.
  • Every official NRA (National Rifle Association) firearms training course is standardized and recognized in all 50 states.  All official NRA firearms courses are taught only by certified NRA instructors, to the standards established by the National Rifle Association.
  • Just because a “concealed carry weapons (CCW) course” is conducted by a “certified” NRA instructor does NOT make the course an official NRA firearms training course.
  1. Why should I take a NRA firearms training class rather than a “concealed weapons” class to apply for my Florida concealed carry  weapons permit?
  • # 1 – All official NRA firearms training classes are taught by NRA certified firearms instructors.
  • # 2 – All official NRA firearms training is standardized and recognized nationally.   The NRA training you receive in Florida is the same NRA training you would receive in Virginia, Wisconsin, Texas or Oregon.
  • # 3 – Upon successful completion of a NRA firearms training course you are presented with an official, nationally recognized NRA training certificate.
  1. What is In-Gauge of Polk County’s Handgun / CCW 101 course?
  • In-Gauge of Polk County’s Basic Handgun / CCW 101 course is a handgun orientation course designed to teach the beginning pistol/handgun shooter the basic fundamentals of pistol/handgun safety, handling and shooting.
  1. What is the difference between the In-Gauge of Polk County’s Handgun / CCW 101 course and the NRA Defensive Pistol Course?
  • That is a good question.   In-Gauge of Polk County’s Handgun / CCW 101 course is a handgun orientation course designed to teach the beginning pistol/handgun shooter the basic fundamentals of pistol/handgun safety, handling and shooting.   Instruction is focused on one type of handgun, i.e., revolver, semi-auto, single action, double action.  The primary handgun the user/student will use.   The length of the course is 4 ½ – 5 hours.   (4 1/2 hours classroom, 1/2 hour live-fire range time – – The student will fire 50-100 rounds of ammunition)
  • The NRA Defensive Course encompasses everything taught in the Handgun / CCW 101 course, adding the defensive use of the handgun.   The participant will be presented with:  the levels of mental awareness, the defensive mindset for using lethal force, the selection of the proper defensive caliber handgun and holster.  The participant will also be put through on-range, live-fire exercises of selecting and firing from behind cover, confronting multiple assailants, on-range loading and reloading and safely moving with a loaded firearm.  The length of the NRA Defensive Pistol Course is 8 – 10 hours, depending upon the number of students and range conditions. (Participants will fire up to 200 rounds of ammunition on the range.)
  1. If I complete the In-Gauge of Polk County’s Handgun / CCW 101, will I have to take another concealed carry weapons course in order to apply for a Florida  CCW permit?
  • No.  Successful completion of the Handgun / CCW 101course is all the training that is required to apply for the State of Florida CCW permit.
  1. Is the In-Gauge of Polk County’s Handgun / CCW 101 course honored outside the state of Florida?
  • That would have to be determined by the state in which you are attempting licensing.   There is no way of knowing the CCW permitting laws in all 50 states. Some states have stricter training requirements.  If the Florida CCW permit is recognized (reciprocity) in another state,  then your training received to acquire your Florida CCW permit is valid also.

9. What is the minimum age requirement for the In-Gauge of Polk County’s Handgun / CCW 101 course?

  • That is another good question. There is no minimum age requirement to take either the Handgun / CCW 101 course or any NRA firearms training courses.   However, participation is at the discretion of the instructor.   The participant /student must be mentally and physically mature enough to comprehend the course material and be able to safely handle the firearm.

10.  Do I need my own handgun to take the Handgun / CCW 101 training course?

  • It is preferred, but not required.  Please see the answer to Question 3.  If you do not own a handgun, one can be provided for you, at an additional charge.
  • The Handgun / CCW 101 course is an orientation course.  It  is STRONGLY recommended that you do not buy a gun in order to take the course.   Most people who purchase a gun prior to taking the Handgun / CCW 101 course regrettably      discover they made a wrong purchase.  Do NOT make a $350 – $700 mistake.   Take the course, then buy your first handgun.
  1. What equipment do I need for the Handgun / CCW 101 course?
  • Your own personal handgun is preferred.  If not, see the answer to the question above.
  • Ammunition for your handgun.  50 – 100 rounds (1 – 2 boxes)
  • Personal hearing protection.  Price range:   $1.50 – $75
  • Personal eye protection.  Eye glasses, sunglasses, safety glasses. Price range:  $3.50 – $12.00
  1. How much will it cost me to take the Handgun / CCW 101 course?

The basic cost of the course, plus:

•  Ammunition

•  Hearing protection

•  Eye protection

  1. What documentation do I receive after completing the Handgun / CCW 101 course?
  • After successful completion of the Handgun / CCW 101 course you will receive an official training certificate (suitable for framing) that can be submitted, along with your completed application, for your Florida CCW permit.
  1. What do I get for my money when I take the Handgun / CCW 101 course?
  • When you take the Handgun / CCW 101 course you receive the highest quality firearms training available locally.
  • The Handgun / CCW 101 course includes personalized, hands-on, live-fire range training.
  • Upon successful completion of your training, you receive an official certificate of training.
  • Successful completion of the Handgun / CCW 101 course qualifies you for the advanced NRA pistol training offered by In-Gauge of Polk County, to include:   Defensive Pistol, Personal Protection Outside The Home, and                                     Personal Protection In The Home.
Before you enroll in any firearm training or concealed carry weapons class you are encourage to inquire as to the training promised.  Although, other providers may claim to be NRA instructors, they may not be conducting official NRA training.

Please see the other pages on our web site that will help you make a decision as to your training:

Polk County Tax Collector’s Office to begin processing CCW license applications

On Monday, May 22nd the Polk County Tax Collector’s Office will begin processing concealed carry license applications and renewals.

TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE OFFERING CONCEALED WEAPONS LICENSE SERVICES

BARTOW, Florida – May 19, 2017

Joe G. Tedder, Tax Collector, announces the Tax Collector’s Office is now providing Concealed Weapon License application and renewal services on an appointment only basis at its Lakeland and Lake Wales Service Centers. Appointments are made at the Tax Collector’s Office official website, PolkTaxes.com.

Upon announcing the new service offerings, Tedder stated, “I am grateful for all that Commissioner Putnam and his staff have done to help our office bring these state services to the citizens of Polk County. Previously, our constituents had to travel outside Polk County to get these services.”

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam partnered with Tedder and tax collectors throughout Florida to pass legislation allowing selected tax collector offices to accept concealed weapon license applications and renewals.

Tedder continued, “We are fortunate Commissioner Putnam and Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recognized Polk’s unique geography and population when approving our office to provide application and renewal services at two locations.”

Citizens of Florida who are interested in obtaining or renewing a concealed weapons license in Polk County should visit PolkTaxes.com to get the information they need to complete a license application, conduct a renewal transaction, and make an appointment.

To obtain training to qualify for your Florida concealed weapon license contact In-Gauge of Polk County.   In-Gauge of Polk County is Polk County’s only non-profit, NRA affiliated firearm training organization.   In-Gauge of Polk County provides a full line of firearms training including basic handgun/concealed carry training, advanced NRA Defensive Pistol training, shotgun and rifle training.

 

 

 

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Why we teach shotgun handling  –  They walk among us . . . .

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Training  and  Course Descriptions

Former Vice President Joe Biden once said:  “Buy a shotgun.”

That may be all well and good.  But, learn how to use it . . . . .

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Training  and  Course Descriptions

How do you know if the firearm training you are about to take is an official NRA firearm training class?  Check out two of our web pages:   Questions To Ask   /  Official NRA Training Class?  and  FAQ

 

 

 

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New to firearms & searching concealed carry training? Questions you may have …

FAQ – Concealed Carry Training

 If you are new to firearms, it is understood that acquiring training information may be overwhelming.  Further, you may not know what questions to ask when searching for concealed carry training or how to use your firearm.

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To assist you in doing your research we have provided a list of questions to ask when inquiring about concealed carry firearm training.  We at In-Gauge of Polk County encourage you to inquire elsewhere before committing to a concealed carry or firearm training class.  When doing so, do not hesitate to ask the questions provided.  You may be surprised at the answers you receive.
Things to consider when looking for firearm and concealed carry license training:
  • Does the training qualify for the State’s concealed carry license application process?
  • 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?
  • Is the training an official NRA firearms training course or is the training only taught by a NRA firearms instructor?  There is a difference.
  • Is the course curriculum official NRA or something the instructor personally put together?
  • Will you receive an official NRA firearms training textbook as part of the course?
  • Will you receive an official NRA student packet as part of the course?
  • Will you receive a minimum of 4 hours of class room training?
  • Will you receive a minimum of 1/2 hour of live-fire range training?
  • Will your range training be on a live-fire range or just firing one round into a steel can?
  • As part of your live-fire range training, will you fire a minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition?
  • Is the training conducted by a private for profit individual or company or a non-profit, official NRA training organization?
  • Is the training 100% satisfaction guaranteed with a full refund offered if not satisfied? 
  • Does the company, agency or organization offer advanced handgun training beyond the minimum required by the state for concealed carry licensing?
  • Does the company, agency or organization offer firearms training other than handgun/concealed carry training?  
  • Is fingerprinting required for your participation a class?
  • Does the company, agency or organization require in-depth personal information (an application) before participation in a class?
  • Where will the class be conducted, in a dedicated classroom, sales area lobby, employee break room, rented hotel room or private home? 
  • Is the company, agency, organization or individual insured and licensed to conduct business?
A printable check list has been provided for your convenience.  Feel free to use it when making inquiries and then decide what is important to you.

CLICK ON   QUESTIONS TO ASK   BELOW FOR A PRINTABLE CHECK LIST

Questions To Ask – Printable CHECK LIST

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Taking The Lead – In-Gauge of Polk County

The National Rifle Association Training Department re-launches its basic pistol shooting course under a new title:  “Basics of Pistol Shooting – ILT”.

Background

In February of 2016 the NRA Training Department announced the discontinuation of its traditional, instructor led, classroom presentation of its well known basic pistol shooting course and replaced it with a newer version titled “Basics of Pistol Shooting – Blended Learning”.  And, established a deadline for discontinuation.

I will neither attempt to explain how the Basics of Pistol Shooting – Blended Learning works or the pros and cons of it.  Rather, I will leave it up to you to pursue the matter if you wish to learn more.  Just click on the links provided above to pursue your interest.

That is not to say that Basics of Pistol Shooting – Blended Learning does not still exist.  Rather, it is now an optional method of learning.

Where to from here?

As of today, April 4, 2017 NRA, certified, pistol instructors are authorized to once again conduct interactive, classroom instruction, in conjunction with live-fire range training.

What does that mean for the perspective student?

The course:  Basics of Pistol Shooting – ILT

  • Is 8 hours in duration
  • Consists of both interactive hands-on classroom instruction and live-fire range training
  • Familiarization with both the revolver and semi-automatic pistol
  • Introduction to the various types of ammunition and its uses
  • Introduction to range safety procedures
  • Introduction to proper safe handgun handling, storage and use
  • Introduction to proper handgun cleaning and maintenance
  • Instruction in the fundamentals of shooting
  • Instruction in proper shooting techniques
  • Evaluation of shooting skills and techniques
  • Evaluation of the participants retention of presented course material

The participant will receive an official NRA student packet and Basics of Pistol Shooting hardcover book.

Basics of Pistol Shooting Book

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be provided with a nationally recognized National Rifle Association certificate of training.  * The certificate of training exceeds the State of Florida’s training requirement for its concealed weapon permit application process. 

Class information:  Basics of Pistol Shooting – ILT 

  • The classes are conducted at In-Gauge of Polk County, Winter Haven, Florida.
  • The minimum age for participation is 16 – Accompanied by an adult.
  • The cost is $75Additional charges if a firearm and ammunition must be provided.
  • Participants are encouraged to provide his/her own firearm.

For more information visit our website at:  www.inguageofpolkcounty.com   or to enroll in a class email us at:   info.ingauge@gmail.com

 

 

Pleased To Announce: The return of the NRA’s Basics of Pistol Shooting

The Return of the NRA’s Basics of Pistol Shooting Course – Instructor Led

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If your training certificate does not say “NRA” you did not take an official NRA training course.

In-Gauge of Polk County is happy to announce the return of the NRA’s Basics of Pistol Shooting Course.  It became official today.  Straight from the NRA Training Headquarters.

And, In-Gauge of Polk County is not wasting any time in conducting its first class.

This is the old, classroom method of conducting firearm safety and handling training which most people are familiar.

The course:

  • Is 8 hours in duration
  • Consists of both interactive hands-on classroom instruction and live-fire range training
  • Familiarization with both the revolver and semi-automatic pistol
  • Introduction to the various types of ammunition and its uses
  • Introduction to range safety procedures
  • Introduction to proper safe handgun handling, storage and use
  • Introduction to proper handgun cleaning and maintenance
  • Instruction in the fundamentals of shooting
  • Instruction in proper shooting techniques
  • Evaluation of shooting skills and techniques
  • Evaluation of the participants retention of presented course material

The participant will receive an official NRA student packet and Basics of Pistol Shooting hardcover book.

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be provided with a nationally recognized National Rifle Association certificate of training.   * The certificate of training exceeds the State of Florida’s training requirement for its concealed weapon permit application process.

Class information:

The first course is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th starting at 9:00 am, at In-Gauge of Polk County, Winter Haven, Florida.

The minimum age for participation is 16 – Accompanied by an adult.

The cost is $75   * Additional charges if a firearm and ammunition must be provided.

Participants are encouraged to provide his/her own firearm.

For more information or to enroll, contact In-Gauge of Polk County at:  info.ingauge@gmail.com