Another Class of Trained Public Guardians Graduated

Our graduates are trained to engage an armed assailant and survive to go home and have dinner with their families.

Saturday 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.


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.

‘No Floridian will be restricted’: DeSantis makes promises about COVID
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.

When you think law enforcement will arrive in time . . .

Home invasion victim sexually assaulted while on phone with 911 operator, waiting for officers to arrive.

A California women was sexually assaulted, while on the phone with the 911 operator, waiting for law enforcement officers to arrive, responding to a call of a home invasion. Police response time: 7 minutes.

Following the assault, the woman was held hostage, with a gun pointed to her head, while on-scene officers negotiated with her assailant.

The suspect, Demetrius Trussell, was charged in San Diego Superior Court with 18 felonies.

How many errors can you find in this photo?

Continuing to repeat the same errors expecting a differnt result can be a very expensive proposition at today’s ammunition prices.

Click Here and Enter the code word: ANSWERS (all CAPS) for a description of the errors.

We have recently seen the above photo appearing on Facebook, by a firearm training provider. The sad thing is, they are using it to promote their hundgun training classes.

  1. If you cannot detect the errors appearing in the above photo, maybe you should consider taking an NRA firearms training class.
  2. If you feel you can afford the price of ammunition and continue making the same mistakes attempting to improve your shooting performance, than disregard the errors pointed out in the photo above.
  3. If you want to learn how to dramatically improve your shooting performance in one session, contact us for NRA firearms training. Its more than just training taught by an NRA instructor.
  4. The cost of one box of ammunition will pay for the cost of one class that will improve your skills beyond your expectations.
  5. Continuing to repeat the same errors expecting a differnt result can be a very expensive proposition at today’s ammunition prices.

Florida Teens Arrested In Shooting Death of Buddy Wearing Body Armor

What were they thinking?

Belleview teens were shooting each other while wearing armored vest when boy killed

Apr 8, 2022 : WESH 2 – Kelsi Thorud

BELLEVIEW, Fla. —
Two teenagers have been arrested after a 16-year-old was shot and killed in Belleview Sunday.

According to police, the shooting happened inside a mobile home in the Gateway Homes of Belleview mobile home park along SE 52ND Court around 7 p.m. They found the victim, 16-year-old Christopher Leroy Broad Jr. suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he died.

Over the past few days, investigators have determined that another teen, 17, and Broad, were taking turns shooting at each other while wearing a body armor style vest.

“I saw a teenage boy come outside all hysterical screaming,” said Joe Vanhouten.

Vanhouten is an Army veteran who lives next door. He saw the immediate aftermath of the shooting.

“I was always taught from a young age you never play with guns,” he said.

According to arrest affidavits, three teenage friends, including Broad, lived at the home with one of their fathers. On the day of the shooting, they had a couple more friends over to hang out.

The lead detective discovered that one of the teens recorded Snapchat videos of the shooting. He said one of the videos first shows Broad shooting at one of the others who was wearing a “tan plate carrier style vest.” Another video shows how they took turns and Broad was shot at next five times by a 9 mm handgun.

“It seems weird to me that they would have a body armor vest. Why would you have one?” said Vanhouten.

According to the arrest affidavit, one of the teens told police they have shot at the vest before and no bullets went through it. The report also states the alleged shooter said one of his shots struck Broad in an area not covered by the vest. The medical examiner said he died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

“A sad deal that teenage boys being I guess being teenagers, not realizing the possible consequences of what they were doing,” said Vanhouten.

Police now have the gun after serving a search warrant on the home. According to the arrest affidavit, the alleged shooter told police the gun belongs to his father who leaves it at home for protection.

“It’s just a sad story all the way around,” said Vanhouten.

Police say the 17-year-old who allegedly shot and killed Broad is now charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child with a firearm.

Another teen, also 17, is charged with providing false information to law enforcement.

Police say that teen was interviewed as a witness to the shooting and misled officers about what took place by blaming the shooting on other people like the other friends at the home and telling the 911 dispatcher that the house was shot by unknown suspects.

WESH 2 is not identifying the teens until they have been formally charged as adults.

WESH 2 tried calling the alleged shooter’s family, but they are not accepting calls. They also did not comment when we visited the neighborhood.

Authorities want everyone to know that guns should never be used this way.

“I’m sure these kids never envisioned that a death was going to occur as a result of their behavior,” Dr. David Thomas, a forensics professor at Florida Gulf Coast University, said.

Thomas said many people don’t understand armored vests.

“The biggest misnomer is that they’re bullet proof because they’re not. They’re ballistic vests and they’re rated on scales of what type of bullet they’ll stop,” Thomas said.

Thomas says even a police officer wearing the best vest wouldn’t want to get shot in it.

“That trauma is ungodly, what the body goes through,” Thomas said.

According to the police report in this case, the alleged shooter said one of his shots hit Christopher in an area not covered by the vest.

Thomas told WESH 2 News, sadly, he thinks a lot of teens don’t understand just how dangerous guns are.

“If you don’t know anything about the gun, if you don’t know anything about the equipment, just leave it alone. Stay safe and leave it alone because it’s not something to play with,” Thomas said.

Last Minute Stocking Stuffer – One That Could Save Someone’s Life

Ours it more than a ‘concealed carry’ class. We train people to defend there life and the lives of their loved ones.

There is still time to get a hard copy of one of these for Christmas. Just go to: EVENTBRITE Gift Certificate and choose the amount or type class you want to purchase. All gift certificates are good through December 2022.

In-Gauge of Polk County has gift certificates available for ALL concealed carry, firearms and self-defense training classes.

These gift certificates are the perfect gift for the person in your life who has recently purchased or received a new firearm and has yet to receive formal training. Not just took a “concealed carry class”, but has yet to be trained in the use, handling and shooting a firearm.
ALL our firearms training classes qualify the participant for applying for a Florida concealed carry license.

Gift certificates can be purchased for individual classes or training packages. Purchases can be conveniently made through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gift-certificates-available-concealed-carry-firearm-training-classes-tickets-210601263047 or on our website using PayPal.

In-Gauge of Polk County 2021 gift certificates available.

In-Gauge of Polk County has been conducting incomparable concealed carry classes, in Polk County, for over 7 years. During such time, we have trained over 6,000 law abiding citizens how to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones. We receive numerous word-of-mouth referrals, with students traveling from as far north as Atlanta, Georgia and as far south as Fort Lauderdale and Naples to attend our classes.

Although our basic, 5-hour concealed carry training class (CCW 101), is head and shoulders above and beyond any other ‘concealed carry’ class conducted locally and far exceeds the minimum standard for applying for a Florida concealed carry license, we consider it a basic, orientation, self-defense, training class.

Ask that same agency or any gun shop concealed carry class provider if they train you in:

  • drawing from a holster or a pocketbook,
  • the various methods of carrying a concealed firearm,
  • the clearing of firearm malfunctions and jams,
  • the utilization of cover and concealment or
  • the tactical use of a shotgun for home defense.

In-Gauge of Polk County, an official NRA firearms training provider does!

Contact In-Gauge of Polk County by phone at:
863-206-1996
By email at: in-gauge@ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

Gift certificates can be purchased for individual classes or training packages. Purchases can be conveniently made through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gift-certificates-available-concealed-carry-firearm-training-classes-tickets-129877451955 or on our website using PayPal.

A full list of firearm and self-defense classes can be found on our website at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/course-titles/

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No Supply Chain Shortage – A great stocking stuffer for that special person in your life

In-Gauge of Polk County has gift certificates available for ALL concealed carry, firearms and self-defense training classes.

These gift certificates are the perfect gift for the person in your life who has recently purchased or received a new firearm and has yet to receive formal training. Not just took a “concealed carry class”, but has yet to be trained in the use, handling and shooting a firearm.
ALL our firearms training classes qualify the participant for applying for a Florida concealed carry license.

Gift certificates can be purchased for individual classes or training packages. Purchases can be conveniently made through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gift-certificates-available-concealed-carry-firearm-training-classes-tickets-210601263047 or on our website using PayPal.

In-Gauge of Polk County 2021 gift certificates available.

In-Gauge of Polk County has been conducting incomparable concealed carry classes, in Polk County, for over 7 years. During such time, we have trained over 6,000 law abiding citizens how to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones. We receive numerous word-of-mouth referrals, with students traveling from as far north as Atlanta, Georgia and as far south as Fort Lauderdale and Naples to attend our classes.

Although our basic, 5-hour concealed carry training class (CCW 101), is head and shoulders above and beyond any other ‘concealed carry’ class conducted locally and far exceeds the minimum standard for applying for a Florida concealed carry license, we consider it a basic, orientation, self-defense, training class.

Ask that same agency or any gun shop concealed carry class provider if they train you in:

  • drawing from a holster or a pocketbook,
  • the various methods of carrying a concealed firearm,
  • the clearing of firearm malfunctions and jams,
  • the utilization of cover and concealment or
  • the tactical use of a shotgun for home defense.

In-Gauge of Polk County, an official NRA firearms training provider does!

Contact In-Gauge of Polk County by phone at:
863-206-1996
By email at: in-gauge@ingaugeofpolkcounty.com

Gift certificates can be purchased for individual classes or training packages. Purchases can be conveniently made through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gift-certificates-available-concealed-carry-firearm-training-classes-tickets-129877451955 or on our website using PayPal.

A full list of firearm and self-defense classes can be found on our website at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/course-titles/

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LAKELAND HOMEOWNER SHOOTS INTRUDER – Receives Praise from Sheriff Grady Judd

“I’m proud of our homeowner for defending himself,”

“I’m proud of our homeowner for defending himself,” Judd added. “It’s called a ‘Castle Doctrine.’ He has the right to protect himself and his home from unknown intruders.”

“He had a gun, he knew how to use it, it was loaded, and he shot him a lot,” Judd said. “He gave him an early Christmas present. Only Santa Claus gets to come in your house — and Santa Claus is invited.”

According to police, the homeowner says an intruder tossed a flower pot through the glass French doors of the home in an attempt to gain entry from the back porch. The homeowner then shot the intruder three times.

Police arrived on the scene and found 42-year-old Steven Stillwell shot on the living room floor. Stillwell was rushed to the hospital and was in critical, but stable condition.

A shotgun belonging to Stillwell was found laying on the ground in the backyard of the home.

According to PCSO, the suspect has an extensive arrest history, with 14 felonies and five misdemeanors, including multiple burglaries and larcenies, DUI, drug possession, dealing in stolen property, fraud, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a weapon/ammunition by a convicted felon. He also has 11 re-arrest charges, with multiple violations of probation.

The Ammunition Shortage – Solution to the problem . . .

Slow down and control your fire! Buy only what ammunition you currently need from legitimate retail outlets or gun clubs.

Starve the scalpers!

Scalpers Are Driving Up Ammunition Costs and Contributing to the Ammo Shortage
https://www.outdoorlife.com/story/guns/scalpers-driving-up-ammo-prices-and-ammunition-shortage/

OUTDOOR LIFE – FEB 12, 2021

Yes, the shelves are empty. Yes, backorders are the norm. Yes, prices have skyrocketed since May 2020. However, there is a solution. Slow down and control your fire.

Although not to this degree, ammunition shortages have occured before.

  • 2008 – 2010 – The 2008 election of President Barack Obama triggered increased sales of both firearms and ammunition. USA Today
  • December 2012 – 2016 – In December 2012, a new wave of panic buying was driven by the perceived likelihood of new firearm control laws being passed by Congress and state governments in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Curently, ammuniton can be found readily available online, on certain websites and at gun shows. But, at what price? The ammunition being sold online by private vendors and at gun shows is either old stock that has been setting on the floor in the back of someone’s closet or has been purchased in bulk from and gun shop or other retail outlet and marked up 2, 3 or 4 times the purchase price.

Recommendation

Slow down and control your fire! Refuse to pay the inflated prices, demanded by entrepreneurial, kitchen table scalpers selling on the Internet and at gun shows. Buy only what ammunition you currently need from legitimate retail outlets or gun clubs.

On the manufacturing front

Ammunition is being manufactured at a pace not seen since World War II.

Official statement from Jason Vanderbrink, president Federal / CCI / Speer / Remington Ammunition . . .

Economics 101Quid foro feret

The bottom line: Buy only the ammuniton you need to keep up your skills and a little extra for any unexpected developments, and only buy from legitamate retail vendors. Starve out the scalpers. Be patient, ammunition will once again become readily available and the prices will come down.

Avoid The Supply-Chain Shortages

No supply-lines shortages here! Gifts certificates can be used immediately or weeks from now. All class are conducted by a local non-profit organization.

In-Gauge of Polk County has gift certificates available for ALL concealed carry, firearms and self-defense training classes.

These gift certificates are the perfect gift for the person in your life who has recently purchased or received a new firearm and has yet to receive formal training. Not just took a “concealed carry class”, but has yet to be trained in the use, handling and shooting a gun.
ALL our firearms training classes qualify the student for applying for a Florida concealed carry license.
The class title does NOT have to state “concealed carry class”.

Gift certificates can be purchased for individual classes or training packages. Purchases can be conveniently made through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gift-certificates-available-concealed-carry-firearm-training-classes-tickets-210601263047 or on our website using PayPal.

In-Gauge of Polk County 2021 gift certificates available.

In-Gauge of Polk County has been conducting incomparable concealed carry classes, in Polk County, for over 6 years. During such time, we have trained over 6,000 law abiding citizens how to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones. We receive numerous word-of-mouth referrals, with students traveling from as far north as Atlanta, Georgia and as far south as Fort Lauderdale and Naples to attend our classes.

In-Gauge of Polk County is represented at more retail sporting goods stores than any other forearms training group in central Florida.

However, we have not done a good job in getting the word out that we conduct more than basic ‘concealed carry’ classes.

Although our basic, 5-hour concealed carry training class (CCW 101), is head and shoulders above and beyond any other ‘concealed carry’ class conducted locally and far exceeds the minimum standard for applying for a Florida concealed carry license, we consider it a basic, orientation, self-defense, training class.

We encourage you to contact your local law enforcement agency and ask if they provided firearm training beyond a basic State qualification concealed carry class.

Ask that same agency or any gun shop concealed carry class provider if they train you in:

  • drawing from a holster or a pocketbook,
  • the various methods of carrying a concealed firearm,
  • the clearing of firearm malfunctions and jams,
  • the utilization of cover and concealment or
  • the tactical use of a shotgun for home defense.

In-Gauge of Polk County, an official NRA firearms training provider does!

Contact In-Gauge of Polk County by phone at:
863-206-1996
By email at: gift.cert.ingauge@gmail.com

Gift certificates can be purchased for individual classes or training packages. Purchases can be conveniently made through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gift-certificates-available-concealed-carry-firearm-training-classes-tickets-129877451955 or on our website using PayPal.

A full list of firearm and self-defense classes can be found on our website at: https://ingaugeofpolkcounty.com/course-titles/

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