In-Gauge of Polk County determined to provide an ‘essential service’

In-Gauge of Polk County determined to be an ‘essential service’ by the Department of Homeland Security.

Under the section on “law enforcement, public safety and other first responders,” the list includes, “workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors and shooting ranges.”

Workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges.

Department of Homeland Security: GUIDANCE ON THE ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKFORCE

In-Gauge of Polk County will continue to offer and conduct concealed carry, self-defense, home defense and other firearms training during the COVID-19 crisis for as long as safe and permitted to do so.

Classes are kept small and all CDC and public health standards are practiced.

Official NRA, virtual, online classroom sessions are available. We have increased our class schedule to 3 days a week and will conduct private classes upon request.

All class registrations can be done online at: ‘Register for a Class‘ or you can call us at: 863-206-1996. You can send us an email inquiry at: info.ingauge@gmail.com.

There is no age restriction on NRA firearms training.

In-Gauge of Polk County is dedicated to firearms safety training and we do not want you to become a statistic during these uncertain times.

The safety and well-being of you and your family is our primary concern.

When you need a gun, it is too late to learn how to use it.

Are you or someone you know a new gun owner?

Today a good many people will pick up a gun they purchased last week.  It may very well be the first gun they have purchased in their life or it may be a type gun with which they are totally unfamiliar.  

If you are one of those people, do not become a statistic.

Learn how to safely handle and shoot that gun before you attempt to use it in the defense of your home, your life or the lives of your loved ones.

In-Gauge of Polk County will continue to conduct firearms training (pistol, shotgun, concealed carry, self-defense) throughout the COVID-19 emergency, for as long as permitted to do so. 

We even offer an official NRA online basic pistol course for those who do not want to gather in large groups in a classroom setting.  Successful completion of the online course fulfills the training requirement for applying for a State of Florida concealed carry license.

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting online course description: https://basicpistol.nra.org/

Register for any of our firearm training classes (pistol, shotgun, AR-15 rifle) by going to: http://www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com  ‘Register for a Class‘ or by calling 863-206-1996.

In-Gauge of Polk County is a local, non-profit organization, chartered by the National Rifle Association, dedicated to conducting firearm safety training.

Concealed Carry Licensing Seminar – FREE : Ladies Only

Tuesday, October 29th 7:00 – 8:30 PM, Winter Haven

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.  

Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited.

FREE admission tickets can be obtained through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concealed-carry-weapons-ccw-licensing-seminar-tickets-64402462499

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 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.

ENOUGH – Sitting Duck No More

Refuse To Be A Sitting Duck : Get trained- Get licensed – Be prepared

refuse to be a sitting DUCK

  • El Paso, Texas : Walmart – August 3, 2019
  • Dayton, Ohio : Oregon Historic District – August 4, 2019
  • Gilroy, California : Garlic Festival – July 28, 2019
  • Aurora, Illinois : Henry Pratt Company – Feb. 15, 2019
  • ‎Virginia Beach, VA : Municipal Building – May 31, 2019
  • Sebring, Florida : SunTrust Bank – January 23, 2019
  • Parkland, Florida : Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ‎- February 14, 2018
  • Jacksonville, Florida : Gaming Tournament – August 26, 2018
  • Orlando, Florida : Pulse Nightclub – June 12, 2016

Our Active Shooter Training is a 15-hour intense, tactical firearms training course. No prior firearms training is required to participate in this training. We take the individual participant from basic handgun training to advanced tactical.

A nationally recognized official NRA firearms certificate of training will be issued upon successful completion of the course. This training fulfills and exceeds the State of Florida’s training requirement for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license. Upon successful completion, no further training will be required to apply for a Florida concealed carry weapons licence. Florida concealed carry licenses are recognized in 36 other states.

We are currently accepting registrations for our fall classes.

Call for additional information or visit our website at: http://www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

STOP THE BLEED emergency blood loss control and tourniquet training included with all our advanced level firearms training classes.

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Concealed Carry (CCW) License Class

This is no one shot fired into a bucket of sand or 3 shots fired at a paper target training.

Concealed Carry weapons License Training Class – Winter Haven

This class is required for applying for a Florida concealed carry weapons license and exceeds the State of Florida’s training requirements. 

This class teaches the actual handling, use, firing and storage of a handgun, while also covering the regulations for the carrying of a concealed weapon in the State of Florida, as established in Florida Statute 790.06.

No special appointments or fingerprinting required to attend any of our firearms training classes. Convenient online registration is available through Eventbrite.

During the live-fire range training, you will be expected to fire a minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition, under direct instructor supervision, using a defensive caliber handgun. We teach you how to safely and accurately shoot your firearm. This is no one shot fired into a bucket of sand or 3 shots fired at a paper target training.

In addition, in-depth instruction is provided on the purchasing considerations of a handgun, as well as, the selection of ammunition and ammunition safety.
You will not find another concealed carry training class of this caliber offered elsewhere locally.

We offer a 100% student satisfaction guarantee. We absolutely, positively guarantee you will not be disappointed. We do not mind if you shop around. Please do. But, keep in mind if you want incomparable handgun training, come back to us. There is definitely a difference.

Further information and reservations can be obtained by sending an email to: info.ingauge@gmail.com or by calling: 863-206-1996.

Online registration on our website at:  www.ingaugeofpolkcounty.com Then click on “Register For A Class”. Receive a $10 discount per person when registering and paying in full online.

August classes:

  • Saturday, August 10th . . . . Start time: 8:00 AM
  • Wednesday, August 21st . . . Start time: 8:00 AM
  • Saturday, August 24th . . . . Start time: 8:00 AM

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DAISY Day At Gander Outdoors, Bartow, Florida

FREE kids’ firearms safety training

FREE kids’ DAISY air rifle safety training, teaching the NRA’s principles of firearms safety.

In-Gauge of Polk County will be hosting a DAISY inflatable BB firearms safety training range at the Gander Outdoors Grand Re-Opening Saturday, june 22, 2019.

Gander RV and Gander Outdoors Grand Re-Opening

Join In-Gauge of Polk County for a FREE youth firearms safety training event, using a DAISY inflatable BB firearms training range, at the Gander Outdoors Grand Re-Opening, 7400 Hwy. 60, East, Bartow, Florida, Saturday, June 22nd.

DAISY 2-shooter inflatable BB firearms safety training range.

This will be a FREE kids’ firearms safety training event, teaching the NRA’s 3 principles of firearms safety. There will be hourly prize drawings for range participants ages 6-16, accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

Have the kids’ picture taken under the BIG American flag.

GUARDIAN SOCIETY

In-Gauge of Polk County is pleased to announce its newest membership program the . . . Guardian Society.

 

The Guardian Society is a separate and unique level of  In-Gauge of Polk County membership.     Members of the Guardian Society are an elite group of highly trained, Shield Gray 02Christian, Club members who have completed In-Gauge of Polk County’s GUARDIAN TRAINING.   Members of the Guardian Society have the opportunity to increase and practice their firearm skills through advanced training sessions available only to members of the Society.    Guardian Society members meet regularly for both fellowship and to increase their knowledge and skills in self-defense and protection-of-the-flock tactical training.  For further information see the display below.

 

 

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Applications for the Guardian Society can be obtained through In-Gauge of Polk County  by sending an email request to   info.ingauge@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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:

Basic Shotgun Training

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

Contact us for all your firearm training needs . . .

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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Unfortunately, these folks didn’t . . . 

Learn to do it right . . . .

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Contact us for all your firearm training needs . . .

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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