“If you’re not afraid of a gun, get one”
“And if you need to shoot somebody, shoot ‘em a lot.”
JUN 22 2017
“If you’re not afraid of a gun, get one”
JUN 22 2017
Alexandria ball park – No more sitting ducks
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
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.
Participants must be a sitting elected official or an officially announced political candidate for local, state or federal office.
Dates and times:
Range training – Saturday, July 1st 9:00 AM
Range training – Friday, July 7th 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
– Private group training available –
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.
6039 Cypress Gardens Boulevard
Winter Haven, Florida 33884
Sheriff Wayne Ivey wants people with valid concealed carry permits to be ready at all times.
Appearing in The Ledger June 7, 2017 . . . .
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 email@example.com or 863-802-7588.
JTAC Ranch Shooting Range Hey guys, thanks for tuning into the page.
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.
Concealed carry licensing –
9. What is the minimum age requirement for the In-Gauge of Polk County’s Handgun / CCW 101 course?
10. Do I need my own handgun to take the Handgun / CCW 101 training course?
The basic cost of the course, plus:
• Hearing protection
• Eye protection
Please see the other pages on our web site that will help you make a decision as to your training:
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.
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