Considering taking a concealed carry class? You may want to consider this . . .

We don’t want to train everyone who wants a concealed carry license.  We only want to train those who are serious about learning how to defend their life and the lives of their loved ones.

Not all concealed carry classes are alike.

Unless specifically stated otherwise, “concealed carry classes” do NOT teach how to handle and use a handgun.

They do NOT teach:

  • the handling of a handgun
  • the firing of a handgun
  • the loading, unloading and reloading of a handgun
  • how manage handgun malfunfunctions

To learn the techniques listed above, you have to take a handgun/pistol training class.

Maybe you or someone you know already took a concealed carry class. Did it look like this . . .

or like this?

If the “concealed carry” class you took did not include a trip the the range and the firing of a real handgun, using live ammunition, firing a minimum of 50 rounds, you attended a certificate mill class, that in all likelyhood, was more of an insurance sales seminar, not a handgun training class.

There is more to owning and using a gun than just knowing how to pull a trigger.

Others conduct classes to qualify people to apply for a concealed carry license. We conduct classes to not only to qualify people to apply for a concealed carrry license, we train people to carry a firearm in public.

We don’t want to train everyone who wants a concealed carry license.  We only want to train those who are serious about learning how to defend their life and the lives of their loved ones.

If your concealed carry class did not look like the photos above, you may want to contact us for real, concealed carry, handgun training. Training that prepares you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Not all concealed carry classes are alike.


FLORIDA RESIDENTS – A concealed carry license is NOT required

Why do we inform you of this?

What those who conduct ‘concealed carry’ classes do not want you to know:
In Florida . . .

  • NO license is required to purchase or own a firearm.
  • NO license is required to transport a loaded firearm in your vehicle. (However, one must know how to do so legally.)
  • NO license is required to use a firearm to defend your life and home.
  • NO license is required to take a firearms training course to learn how to use a firearm.

Why do we inform you of this?

We are not in the ‘concealed carry class’ business.  Rather, we are in the self-defense, firearms training business.   We want you to be trained in the safe handling, use and storage of your firearm.

Unless specifically stated that firearm/handgun training is included, NO firearm/handgun training is conducted in a ‘concealed carry‘ class. Basically, NO ‘concealed carry‘ class includes any significant handgun training.

Possessing a concealed carry license does not mean you are trained to carry a deadly weapon in public.  Rather, it only demonstrates that you paid the State of Florida $97 and passed a background check.

We want you to be trained in the handling, use and firing of a firearm for the defense of your life and the lives of your loved ones.

All our firearms training classes exceed the training requirements for applying for a Florida concealed carry license.  Upon successful completion of any of our firearms training classes, an official certificate of training is issued good for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license.  No other class or training is required for applying for a Florida license recognized in 37 states.

Even if you do not possess a concealed carry license or you never intend to apply for one, allow us to train you in the purchasing, handling, use, firing and storage of your firearm.

FREE CONCEALED CARRY CLASS OFFER – For those who registered for a ‘hotel conducted’ CCW class.

We will honor all registration receipts from those enrolled in a concealed carry class being conducted at a local hotel.

Did you or someone you know register for one of those concealed carry classes conducted at a local hotel?

  • Are you questioning how a concealed carry class conducted in a rented hotel room can be legitimate?
  • Are you questioning how a concealed carry class that does not involve or include any hands-on gun training can qualify you for a Florida concealed carry license?
  • Are you questioning how a firing ONE paint cartridge at a paper target taped to a hotel room wall can qualify you for a license to carry a deadly weapon in public?
  • Are you now experiencing buyer’s remorse?

In-Gauge of Polk County will recognize and accept a paid receipt for a ‘hotel conducted’ concealed carry class for FREE, complimentary, admission to our 3-hour, REAL concealed carry class Sunday, July 17th.

Without a paid receipt, the cost of our Sunday, July 17th class is $35, total. There are no hidden costs. All materials and equipment will be provided.

You will leave this class with printed materials containing information on:

  • the Florida State Statutes pertaining to firearms and carrying a concealed weapon,
  • Florida law pertaining to the use of a firearm for defense of your life and the lives of your loved ones
  • the transportation of a firearm with and without a license
  • complete information on how and where to apply for a Florida concealed carry license

This is a real concealed carry licensing class. It is NOT an insurance sales seminar. No content has be cut or abbreviated.

This offer is for our Concealed Carry Minimum Standards License Qualification Class – CCW 100. Sunday, July 17th only. Times: 2:00 PM or 5:30 PM

There are no strings attached. This offer is exactly what you see.

We are routinely asked why we offer FREE concealed carry classes and why should a person take our concealed carry class opposed to one conducted elsewhere. The answer is a simple:

  • Not all concealed carry classes are alike. Regrettably, there is no State standard for concealed carry weapons license training.
  • Most concealed carry classes are merely ‘certificate mills’.
  • In-Gauge of Polk County is an official NRA chartered and registered non-profit organization.
  • In-Gauge of Polk County is dedicated to firearms safety and firearms training.
  • In-Gauge of Polk County’s mission is to train and prepare you to save your life and the lives of your loved ones.
  • All of In-Gauge of Polk County’s firearms training classes meet and exceed the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons’ license.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Date: Sunday, July 17th only.
  • Provide a printed receipt issued by the organization conducting a ‘hotel’ concealed carry class being conducted July 17th, at time of registration.
  • Offer good for classes conducted in Winter Haven and Lakeland only.
  • The printed receipt must be for the July 17, 2022 class only.
  • Offer is good while available seating remains.
  • Online registration only.
  • A $35 fee will be charged until a printed receipt is provided. A full refund will be issued upon presentation of receipt.

When taking advantage of this offer, please have a digital (pdf or jpg) copy of your receipt available for submission. If you are unable to submit a digital copy, you will be charged a $35 registration fee until you submit a hard copy the day of the class.

It should to be understood, not all concealed carry classes are alike.

  • Most are ‘certificate mills’.
  • Very few provide any handgun training.

Those classes conducted in rented hotel rooms and at gun shows are the greatest examples.

Educate yourself, ask questions, know what you are spending your money and time on before you commit to a class.

In-Gauge of Polk County’s only business is conducting firearms and concealed carry training. Training that prepares you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones

  • We do NOT sell guns. 
  • We do NOT sell ammunition. 
  • We do NOT sell firearm accessories. 
  • We so NOT sell insurance.

In-Gauge of Polk County is a local, non-profit organization that conducts training that prepares you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. 

In-Gauge of Polk County is the only Polk County concealed carry class provider that provides official NRA firearms training and advanced concealed carry weapons classes.

For a complete class schedule, class descriptions and registration information, visit our website at: Class Schedule & Registration

No other firearms training (concealed carry class) provider is represented at more sporting goods dealer locations in Polk County.

In-Gauge of Polk County is proudly partnered with:

  • National Rifle Association
  • Central Florida Ridge Friends of NRA
  • Florida Sports Shooting Association
  • Civilian Marksmanship Program
  • Polk Senior Games

If you are looking for unequaled firearms training, for either personal development or to qualify for a Florida concealed carry weapons license, visit our website at: www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

You can call us at: 863-206-1996

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Firing A Warning Shoot – Never a good idea!

Firing a warning shot cost man over $10,000 in attorney fees.

Noted criminal defense attorney Tom Grieve in a recent interview with Kevin Michalowski, the executive editor of Concealed Carry Magazine . . .

“Every single time — not sometimes, not usually, not maybe, or most, or nearly all — every time I’ve had a client fire a warning shot, they have been arrested, they have gone to jail, and they have been criminally charged. Not 99% of the time — 100% of the time.”

If you carry a gun or keep one at home, that’s important to know.

In fact, in the case Tom and Kevin were discussing, the man who fired a warning shot spent $10,000+ on attorneys and still had to take a plea deal.

But why does it work that way?

It’s pretty simple.

When you fire a warning shot, that’s typically considered using deadly force.

Here’s the catch:

You’re only allowed to use deadly force when you’re in fear of death or great bodily harm.

So the question becomes…

If you were in fear of death or great bodily harm, why did you fire a warning shot instead of shooting at the threat?”

Now, you’re trapped.

This is why it’s so important that you get training on the justified use of deadly force.

Either you can pay an attorney $10,000+ to tell you what you should have done…

How A Warning Shot Cost This Man Over $10,000 . . . .

Contact In-Gauge of Polk County for complete firearms training. Learn how to correctly handle, carry and use a firearm to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. Visit our website for class dates and registration.

You Took A Concealed Carry Class, Now What?

There is more to owning and using a gun than just knowing how to pull a trigger.

If you took a concealed carry class did it look like this . . . .

If it didn’t, may be you should consider a class that does. A class that trains you how to use a firearm to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

There is more to owning and using a gun than just knowing how to pull a trigger.

Yesterday we graduated another class of advanced, concealed carry guardians.  They did not complete just another “concealed carry’ class, like those conducted at gun shows, gun shops or in rented hotel rooms. They completed over 15 hours of advanced, tactical, handgun training.  You read that correctly, over 15 hours.

These advanced, trained graduates will have your back while you are shopping, fueling your vehicle or attending church services.Rest assured, there are trained people out there carrying concealed firearms among you.  They may be far and few between, but they are there. 

We make every effort to train as many people as possible.  But, we can only train those who register to be qualified to carry a deadly weapon in public.

We don’t want to train everyone who wants a concealed carry license.  We only want to train those who are serious about learning how to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

Others conduct classes to qualify people to apply for a concealed carry license. We conduct classes to not only to qualify people to apply for a concealed carrry license, we qualify people to carry a deadly weapon in public.

If your concealed carry class did not look like the photos above, you may want to contact us for real, concealed carry, firearms training.

Not all concealed carry classes are alike.


ARMED ASSAILANT DEFENSE TRAINING

We train you to defend your life against an armed assailant and survive.

In-Gauge of Polk County conducting armed assailant defense training classes.

These are not your ordinary concealed carry classes.

These classes train you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

There is more to owning and using a gun than just knowing how to pull a trigger.

We train you to defend your life against an armed assailant or assailants. Yes, we train you how to engage multiple assailants and survive. Survive to live your life with family and friends.

All classes meet and exceed the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry license recognized in 37 states.

Visit our website or contact us for training opportunities.

FLORIDA – State Official In Charge of Issuing Concealed Carry Weapons Licenses Calls For Gun Control

Commissioner Nikki Fried Calls on Legislature to Add Gun Violence Prevention Reform to Special Session Agenda

It should be kept in mind that this woman is running to be governor of the state of Florida.

May 24, 2022

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried released the following statement on the news of another mass shooting in Texas today:

“I am completely heartbroken and sickened by the news of another horrific mass shooting today in Texas. While our country is still reeling from the racially motivated murders in Buffalo just ten days ago, this is yet another devastating tragedy that took the lives of innocent elementary school students. In Florida, we know all too well the pain and trauma that senseless mass shootings cause in our lives and our communities, and our hearts go out to the victims and everyone who has been hurt by gun violence.

“I want to be completely clear: offering ‘thoughts and prayers’ is not enough. It’s past time for us to take serious and meaningful action to prevent gun violence. The Legislature must add gun violence prevention reform to the current Special Session agenda. There cannot be any more children massacred or lives destroyed by mass shootings while our government sits idly by.”

What Are People Thinking? TSA: Nearly 200 guns confiscated at Florida airports so far this year

Just four months into 2022, Transportation Security Administration officers in Florida have already stopped nearly 200 guns from being taken onto flights.

Apr 13, 2022 – TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Just four months into 2022, Transportation Security Administration officers in Florida have already stopped nearly 200 guns from being taken onto flights. From Tampa to Jacksonville, passengers keep trying to bring guns with them on planes.

One can legally transport a firearm and ammunition on a commercial airliner, but it must be done in accordance to the law. To learn how, take a bonified concealed carry class conducted by In-Gauge of Polk County, because no other class is going to tell you.

Multiple laws since 1961 have adjusted or changed the restrictions for carrying a firearm or other weapon on a flight. Current law prevents guns from being carried on. Firearms are only allowed in checked baggage, according to TSA, and must be properly packed and declared during check-in.

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Properly packed, in this case, means unloaded and locked in a hard-sided case.

“Whether or not they had nefarious intent, accidents happen and tragedies could result,” said TSA spokesperson Sari Koshetz. “This dangerous trend continues across Florida and across the country. Know exactly where your gun is before you enter the airport and make sure that it is not in your backpack, purse, computer bag or suitcase that you plan to bring into the security checkpoint.”

So far in 2022, and only halfway into the month of April, TSA officers have already seized 195 guns from passengers at Florida airports. Some passengers carried multiple guns on them, others not only had guns, but rounds chambered. Neither option is legal.

Here’s how those some of those seizures break down in Florida’s airports, according to TSA:

Orlando International (MCO): 40 guns
Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL): 36 guns
Tampa International (TPA): 26 guns
Miami International (MIA): 19 guns
Jacksonville International (JAX): 17 guns

According to officials, “passengers face a civil penalty from the TSA that can reach as much as $13,910 and that is imposed regardless of whether the individual is arrested” by law enforcement officers or agents. Passengers with TSA PreCheck membership also lose their privileges, sometimes permanently.

A TSA release on the guns at Florida airports said that was the case with one passenger at FLL.

“On Monday a man carrying a Beretta into Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport was intercepted by the TSA and while he was not arrested, he will lose his TSA PreCheck privileges and he faces a fine that could exceed $13,000,” TSA said.

CONSIDERING A CONCEALED CARRY CLASS? February Special Offer

Why would you take a concealed carry class conducted in a rented hotel room, where you fire ONE paint cartridge at a paper target taped to a hotel room wall, and it is called “live-fire training”, at a cost of $55, when you can take a real handgun/concealed carry training class, in which you spend an hour on a real gun range, firing a minimum of 50 rounds of real ammunition, using a real handgun, learning to correctly use a firearm, for the same price or even less?

When you are serious about defending your life and the lives of your loved ones, In-Gauge of Polk County should be your only consideration for concealed carry and handgun training

If you want to learn how to carry and use a handgun to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones, enroll in one of our either basic or advanced handgun training classes.

Our next available, comprehensive, 5-hour Handgun/Concealed Carry License Qualification Training Class:

The cost of this 5-hour handgun/concealed carry license qualification training class is $50.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at 863-206-1996.

The fully illustrated, official NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting training manual available for purchase in every basic Handgun/Concealed Carry License Qualification Training class.

In-Gauge of Polk County teaches you how to use your firearm to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. There is no substitute for NRA firearms training.

GROCERY STORES – The New Soft Target

Man shot dead inside Florida Publix – February 12, 2022

February 12, 2022 – Coral Gables, Florida: https://www.wesh.com/article/publix-shooting-coral-gables/39004277

Active shooter defense training for those who don’t want to be a sitting duck . . .

In-Gauge of Polk County’s Active Shooter Training

The cost of our 5-hour, handgun training / concealed carry qualification class that includes one hour of instructor led, live-fire range training that trains you to safely handle and fire a handgun. Even if you have already taken a ‘concealed carry class’ you will learn more in this class than you ever knew existed regarding the carrying of a firearm in public, guaranteed. This class trains you to do more than how to pull a trigger. This class trains you how to handle, load, unload and fire your gun to hit your target.

$75We provide a the handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition or you can bring your own.

ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING COURSE – This is an advanced level handgun training course. This course trains to do more than just fire a handgun. This course trains you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones. If you are going to carry a concealed firearm in public, this is a must have course.

Contact us for complete firearms training:

  • Concealed carry: Basic & Advanced
  • Pistol: Basic & Advanced
  • Shotgun
  • Rifle
  • Home Defense
  • Active Shooter
  • Church Guardian

The cost of our basic, minimum standards 3-hour, concealed carry class: $50 All materials included. There are no hidden costs. Completion of this class qualifies the participant for applying for a Florida concealed carry license. (No firearm training included in this class.).

It should be understood that ‘concealed carry classes‘ do NOT teach handgun use, handling or firing. For the most part, they only teach the State laws pertaining to the carrying of firearms and other weapons and where you can and cannot carry a weapon in the state of Florida.

For complete class information, dates and times, and to register for this class, go to: Class Schedule and Registration