AMMUNITION RECALL – Serious Risk of Firearm Damage and Personal Injury

Always be alert for the occurrence of a squib load and the possibility of a barrel obstruction.

If you do not know what a SQUIB LOAD is and how to recognize it, it is strongly suggested you learn ASAP.

Technically defined, a squib load is an underpowered charge. That underpowered charge could result in a barrel obstruction.

A squib load is most notably recognized by an odd sound. While shooting, should you hear an odd sound, a sound different from the big bang, kaboom or crack, you normally hear or only heard when firing that last volley of shoots, CEASE FIRE immediately, following safe gun handling practices, inspect the gun for a barrel obstruction.

Firing another round, following a squib load, that resulted in a barrel obstruction, could result in the firearm blowing up in your hand and you loosing parts of your hand as a result.

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The recalls above are the most recent (June 21, 2021) of two known ones. At the pace manufactures are turning out ammunition, in an attempt to catch up with backorders, quality control has diminished. Always be alert for the occurrence of a squib load and the possibility of a barrel obstruction. It can happen with any ammunition domestic or imported. Be vigilant, be alert, be safe.

Winter Haven CONCEALED CARRY CLASS – Special Offer

We will be offering one FREE chance to win one official, 1 ounce, .999 silver, Sept. 11th 20th anniversary commemorative coin, in each of our concealed carry and firearms training classes.

Effective June 26th . . .

Official Florida recognized concealed carry license and firearms training classes conducted in Winter Haven weekly.

In-Gauge of Polk County is located in Winter Haven and licensed to conduct business in Polk County. We are not an out-of-town operation that visits Winter Haven to conduct non-firearm training classes at a local hotel.

IN COMMEMORATION OF SEPT. 11, 2001

In-Gauge of Polk County will be offering one FREE chance to win one official, 1 ounce, .999 silver, Sept. 11th  20th anniversary commemorative coin, in each of our either concealed carry or firearms training classes. Every paid student will receive one FREE chance to win.

Click on the button below to see our June and July class schedule and to register for a class.

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You Took A Concealed Carry Class – Now what?

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

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 is

The cost of this 5-hour handgun/concealed carry license qualification training class is $75.

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.

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Florida 6-year-old shot by gun “owned” by 15-year-old

Florida 6-year-old grazed by bullet after 4-year-old relative fires gun

June 09, 2021 : By JAMI GANZ -NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Who are we to judge? However, by all appearances the author does not want to hold the 15-year-old accountable. The article should have more correctly stated: “The firearm was illegally in the possession of a 15-year-old family friend.” In the state of Florida, a 15-year-old cannot legally own or be in possession of a firearm.

A Florida child was grazed by a bullet after a 4-year-old relative fired a gun at the kids’ home, according to authorities.

Tampa Police said the bullet grazed the leg of the 6-year-old, who did not sustain serious injuries but was hospitalized, the Tampa Bay Times reported Tuesday.

Authorities said the firearm was hidden under a sofa at the residence and “appears” to belong to a 15-year-old family friend, according to the outlet.

Andrew Warren, State Attorney for Hillsborough County, in which Tampa is located, took to Twitter to weigh in on the incident.

“My anger-fueled tirade on gun safety & the gun violence epidemic does not lend itself to 280 characters. So I’ll just say thank God he’s alive,” tweeted Warren.

Police said that no one else was injured in the shooting, according to the paper.

Whether any adults were home when the shooting unfolded was not detailed in a media release referred to by the outlet.

At least 369 unintended shootings by children occurred in the U.S. last year, leading to 142 deaths and 242 injuries, according to statistics from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The site and AAP recommend that while guns should not be kept in homes with children, if firearms are present, they should be stored in a safe or lock box.

WEAR ORANGE – ‘Gun Control Weekend’

Nikki Fried, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture: “I’m proud to work with Everytown for Gun Safety . . . “

The Florida Department of Agriculture has partnered with Everytown for Gun Safety.

Nikki Fried is ordering Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services buildings to light up orange this weekend to support gun violence awareness.

Wear Orange Weekend runs Saturday and Sunday. Friday was also National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

The department is illuminating the historic Mayo Building located across from the Florida Capitol, as well as the department’s Tallahassee Regional Licensing Office, where the department processes concealed weapons permit applications.

Nikki Fried is bathing her office building orange to raise awareness of gun violence.

“With so many lives lost to gun violence in the Sunshine State and around the nation, it’s important to send a message: we remain determined to see common-sense gun violence prevention reforms enacted to protect our communities,” Fried said. “As the lives of children, parents, friends, loved ones and fellow Floridians have been cut short by firearms, we will stand strong to demand change that honors their memory.”

“I’m proud to work with Everytown for Gun Safety to mark this occasion, which I hope will lead to reflection, persistence, and long-overdue action on gun violence.”

Fried proclaimed Friday, June 4, as Gun Violence Awareness Day in Florida in a proclamation on behalf of the Florida Cabinet.

The key department buildings are lit orange in a partnership with Everytown for Gun Safety, America’s largest gun violence prevention organization.

You Took A Concealed Carry Class – Now What?

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

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 is

The cost of this 5-hour handgun/concealed carry license qualification training class is $75.

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.

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Concealed Carry Class: Do It Right, or Do It Twice

How to Choose a Firearm Training Class

We did not write this article, but we wish we had.

Concealed Carry, Training – by Aaron Stemen

Do It Right, or Do It Twice

Imagine for just a moment that weeks, months, or even years down the road you receive a notice from the State of Florida revoking your Concealed Weapon or Firearm License due to insufficient training. Now hang on! You took a concealed carry class and showed proof to the State. Surely this is a mistake. Isn’t it?

Imagine for just a moment that weeks, months, or even years down the road you receive a notice from the State of Florida revoking your Concealed Weapon or Firearm License due to insufficient training. Now hang on! You took a concealed carry class and showed proof to the State. Surely this is a mistake. Isn’t it?

Well here’s the deal. The State found out the class you took didn’t meet the statutory requirements, so they pulled your permit. You wasted your hard-earned money, your valuable time and, to make matters worse, you now have to do it all over again.

In this article, I give you the tools and info you need to make sure this doesn’t happen to you.

What to Look For

There are two main things you should look into, and then each can then be broken down further. They are:

  • The instructor’s credentials and experience, and
  • A breakdown analysis of the class itself
  • Background Check Your Instructor

I recently caught wind of a Gainesville based “firearms training group,” and I use that term loosely, that has been teaching illegal concealed weapons permit classes for quite some time. By “illegal” I mean they don’t meet the State’s training requirements.

I hate to say it, but there are a lot of less than reputable firearms instructors out there. If you aren’t researching your instructor(s) before handing over your hard-earned cash, you’re doing yourself a huge disservice.

Credentials

Section 790.06 lists a few different ways that firearms instructors can become certified to teach Florida concealed carry classes. When deciding on an instructor for your class, make sure they are certified by one of the following organizations:

  • National Rifle Association (NRA)
  • Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC)
  • Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DOACS)
  • State-Certified (Class K) Firearms Instructor
  • NRA Firearms Instructor Certifications

Law Enforcement and Military Experience

Finding an instructor with prior law enforcement or military experience may be a good thing to look out for, but I wouldn’t necessarily consider this to be the Holy Grail.

I say this because some LE/military instructors are so focused on being Joe Tactical (“tacticool”) that they simply aren’t the best choice for an introductory concealed carry class.

You can often spot these instructors from a mile away because one of the first things they want you to know is that they are a SWAT “Operator” or a “sniper.” While there is nothing inherently wrong with being a member of the local SWAT team, if it’s their primary talking (i.e. bragging) point I suggest you look elsewhere. You want an instructor who is friendly and relatable, not one with an inflated sense of self-importance.

Investigate the Class

If I haven’t made it obvious yet, not all firearms training classes are created equal. By taking a look into the class’s particular characteristics you should be able to get a pretty good idea of whether the instructor is merely rubber-stamping certificates, or if they will teach you how to safely and effectively use a firearm to defend yourself.

Here’s a few key things to pay attention to:

  • Class location
  • Class length
  • Class size
  • Class tuition
  • Class Location

Any class that is conducted somewhere other than at a firearms range (hotel) will not meet the requirements. Why? Because Section 790.06 of the Florida Statutes requires that every student “discharge the firearm in [the instructor’s] physical presence and that the discharge of the firearm included live fire using a firearm and ammunition.”

Pistol Range

I don’t know about you, but I don’t know of any hotels that let you shoot a firearm inside their conference room. And the air guns used by this “firearms training group” discussed above don’t meet the statutory definition of a “firearm,” nor do air pellets meet the definition of “ammunition.”

Class Length

I don’t have a hard and fast rule of thumb for this one, so use your judgment. If you’re signing up for a class that’s 2 hours long, you’re probably not going to learn a whole lot, and I’d even be skeptical how much shooting time (if any) you’ll get.

Class Size

I think everyone can agree that as the number of students per instructor (student-to-instructor ratio) increases, the quality of training is likely going to decrease. It’s simply not possible for one instructor to adequately train 20 or 25 students, or more!

You may be asking yourself how in the world you’re supposed to know how many students are going to be in the class.

Checking out the instructor’s previous class photos is a good place to start. You’ll likely find these on their social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) or on their website.

If there are 50 students in a single class, that’s a pretty good indicator that the class is packed like a can of sardines, and the instructor is more focused on quantity than quality.

How much quality discussion do you really think you’ll be able to have with that many people crammed into a single class? How much personalized instruction do you think you’ll get when you’re one of 50 students on the range? And 1-on-1 time . . . Forget about it!

I try to keep classes between 5 and 8 students. I’ve found this to be just the right size to have student involvement in discussions while also being able to provide personalized instruction on the range.

Class Tuition

This goes hand-in-hand with the class size.

I’m not saying the most expensive class is guaranteed to be the best class, but choosing a class just because it’s the cheapest is a recipe for disaster.

Don’t waste your money.


In-Gauge of Polk CountyOur Guarantee

At In-Gauge of Polk County, all of our handgun training / concealed carry classes are guaranteed to exceed the State of Florida’s requirements.

All of our instructors are certified by the National Rifle Association.

Additionally, our basic handgun training / concealed carry classes run all day, and you will shoot at least an entire box of ammo (50 rounds) at real targets.

We cap our classes at 3 students per instructor on the range for the live-fire training. This ensures that we are able to devote our attention to you, and provide you with personalized instruction.

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You Took A Concealed Carry Class – Now What?

You have the right to own a gun. You also have the responsibility to learn to use it correctly.

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 is

The cost of this 5-hour handgun/concealed carry license qualification training class is $75.

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.

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Biden’s 6 executive orders on gun control

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd speaks on Biden’s gun control actions . . .

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd on Biden’s gun control actions.

Things to note in Biden’s gun control measures contained in the article below:

  • “a public health crisis”
  • “epidemic of gun violence”
  • “homemade guns”
  • “ghost guns”
  • “pistol-stabilizing braces”
  • “red flag” laws
  • David Chipman” adviser at the gun control group Giffords

Biden announces 6 executive orders on gun control

Thursday, April 8, 2021 :: By Alexandra Jaffe, Aamer Madhani and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden, in his first gun control measures since taking office, announced a half-dozen executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing a proliferation of gun violence across the nation that he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment.”

“It is actually a public health crisis,” Biden said during remarks at the White House.

Greeting the families of gun violence victims and activists, he assured them: “We’re absolutely determined to make change.”

His Thursday announcement delivers on a pledge Biden made last month to take what he termed immediate “common-sense steps” to address gun violence, after a series of mass shootings drew renewed attention to the issue. His announcement came the same day as yet another shooting, this one in South Carolina, where five people were killed.

But Thursday’s announcement underscores the limitations of Biden’s executive power to act on guns. They include moves to tighten regulations on homemade guns and provide more resources for gun-violence prevention, but fall far short of the sweeping gun-control agenda Biden laid out on the campaign trail.

Indeed, the White House has repeatedly emphasized the need for legislative action to tackle the issue. But while the House passed a background-check bill last month, gun control measures face slim prospects in an evenly divided Senate, where Republicans remain near-unified against most proposals.

Biden is tightening regulations of buyers of “ghost guns” – homemade firearms that usually are assembled from parts and milled with a metal-cutting machine and often lack serial numbers used to trace them. It’s legal to build a gun in a home or a workshop and there is no federal requirement for a background check. The goal is to “help stop the proliferation of these firearms,” according to the White House.

The Justice Department will issue a proposed rule aimed at reining in ghost guns within 30 days, though details of the rule weren’t immediately issued.

A second proposed rule, expected within 60 days, will tighten regulations on pistol-stabilizing braces, like the one used by the Boulder, Colorado, shooter in a rampage last month that left 10 dead. The rule will designate pistols used with stabilizing braces as short-barreled rifles, which require a federal license to own and are subject to a more thorough application process and a $200 tax.

The department also is publishing model legislation within 60 days that is intended to make it easier for states to adopt their own “red flag” laws. Such laws allow for individuals to petition a court to allow the police to confiscate weapons from a person deemed to be a danger to themselves or others.

The department also will begin to provide more data on firearms trafficking, starting with a new comprehensive report on the issue. The administration says that hasn’t been done in more than two decades.

Biden is also nominating David Chipman, a former federal agent and adviser at the gun control group Giffords, to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Biden administration will also make investments in community violence intervention programs, which are aimed at reducing gun violence in urban communities, across five federal agencies.

Officials said the executive actions were “initial steps” completed during Garland’s first weeks on the job and more may be coming.

The ATF is currently run by an acting director, Regina Lombardo. Gun-control advocates have emphasized the significance of this position in enforcing gun laws, and Chipman is certain to win praise from this group. During his time as a senior policy adviser with Giffords, he spent considerable effort pushing for greater regulation and enforcement on ghost guns, changes to the background check system and measures to reduce the trafficking of illegal firearms.

Chipman spent 25 years as an agent at the ATF, where he worked on stopping a trafficking ring that sent illegal firearms from Virginia to New York, and served on the ATF’s SWAT team. Chipman is a gun owner.

He is an explosives expert and was among the team involved in investigating the Oklahoma City bombing and the first World Trade Center bombing. He also was involved in investigating a series of church bombings in Alabama in the 1990s. He retired from the ATF in 2012.

During his campaign, Biden promised to prioritize new gun control measures as president, including enacting universal background check legislation, banning online sales of firearms and the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. But gun-control advocates have said that while they were heartened by signs from the White House that they took the issue seriously, they’ve been disappointed by the lack of early action.

With the announcement of the new measures, however, advocates lauded Biden’s first moves to combat gun violence.

“Each of these executive actions will start to address the epidemic of gun violence that has raged throughout the pandemic, and begin to make good on President Biden’s promise to be the strongest gun safety president in history,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety.

So, You Took A Concealed Carry Class. Now What?

In-Gauge of Polk County conducts training that prepares you to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.

So, you took a concealed carry class.

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

  • Don’t settle for 20 – 30 minutes of “I’ll show you how to do that” training at some gun shop, by an employee whose job is selling guns.
  • Don’t rely on that neighbor down the street who will show you how he does it.
  • Don’t depend on the uncle who owns a couple guns and will take you to the range to show you how he shoots.

Get official NRA firearms training that is recognized as the ‘standard‘ worldwide.

NRA firearms training teaches you more than just how to pull a trigger.

NRA basic handgun training teaches you:

  • How to correctly hold, handle and shoot your gun.
  • How to correctly load and unload your gun.
  • How to acquire a sight picture and correct sight alignment.
  • How to correctly manage and correct firearm and ammunition malfunctions.
  • How to correctly clean and store your gun.

NRA advanced handgun training teaches you:

  • How to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones.
  • How to correctly draw, present and fire your firearm in defense of your life.
  • How to correctly draw while wearing a cover garment.
  • How to correctly draw from a concealed carry purse or pocketbook.
  • How to engage single and multiple assailants.
  • How to use cover and concealment.
  • How to correctly move between cover and concealment.
  • How to fire and engage an assailant utilizing cover and concealment.
  • How to manage firearm and ammunition malfunctions while engaging an assailant.

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