Gun Prom is over, and I have to say it was an incredible night of great food, great friends and lots of Second Amendment conversations. Can’t wait until next year’s event! Catch up on the nights happenings by viewing all the pictures on our Facebook page. HERE!
A Huge THANK YOU to Our
Gun Prom Donors!
Specialist Pistol Case – Bundled cases with the pistols and IWB holsters below.
Personal Protection Academy
Smith & Wesson 9mm M&P Shield
His & Hers 2-person private lesson (2hr)
Drawing from the holster private lesson (2hr)
Introduction to AR-15 Private Lesson (2hr)
Metal Rain LLC
Glock 19 9mm Pistol + 400 rounds of Ammo
Defensive Tactics & Firearms
Private Lesson for Two
CCW Skills Builder
Defensive Encounters Course
Blue Collar Firearms
Glock 19 9mm Pistol with custom Glitter Gun’s coating + 500 Rounds of Ammo
Ruger Wrangler Single Action Pistol + 100 Rounds of Ammo
1 Hour of Sim Training work with a Certified instructor on any topic (3 Gift Certificates)
Custom Molded Hearing Protection (3 Gift Certificates)
Mike Kimball (SDCGO Member)
Anderson Manufacturing .458 SOCOM AR
Foxtrot Mike 9mm AR Lower
Foxtrot Mike .45 AR Lower
Jerry “MAP” Dominguez of KORE Essentials
Kore Essentials X3 w/GUN BLK
Kore Essentials X5 w/TAC BLK
Kore Essentials X7 w/TAC GRN
Kore Essentials Battle Belt Set BLK
The Training Center, Robert Dalessio, Director of Training
8hr CCW Initial Course (2 Gift Certificates)
Ladies Only Intro
2hr Private Training for 2 People (by Appointment Only)
Gun Owners Radio, Charlie Cook, and Clinger Holsters
Gun Owners Radio Take Over
Charlie Cook Custom Gun Gram
Clinger Holsters $100 Gift Certificate for your choice of holster, a Comfort Cling Combo, and a bag of America’s fiercest coffee: EAGLE FIST
4 IWB Holsters to bundle with the pistols/cases being raffled off (2 Glock 19, 1 Shield, & 1 Ruger Wrangler)
Congratulations to Our
2022 Award Winners!
Elected Official of the Year 2022 Award – Sheriff Chad Bianco: Sheriff Bianco was the driving force behind bringing a successful CCW unit to Riverside County. His re-election in June has guaranteed the Second Amendment community in Riverside County a competent and passionate CCW program through 2026.
Media Host of the Year 2022 Award – Phillip Naman: Phil strives to inform the Second Amendment community of everything Firearms Related within the community through his weekly radio show Firing Line Radio.
Range of the Year 2022 Award – Riverside Indoor Shooting Range: Tom and his gang at RISR have always been there whenever IEGO has needed them. From providing tonight’s Range Simulator, to opening their doors 2 hours early to accommodate our shooting socials, and never saying No when we need a meeting location.
Gun Shop of the Year 2022 Award – Blue Collar Firearms: Trisha and her team at Blue Collar are a huge part of IEGO, Not only is Trisha an Advisory Board Member, but she is always willing to step in and step up, providing information to unusual questions, meeting space or help with incentives and promotions
In The Fight Award 2022 – Firearms Policy Coalition: For fighting to regain and retain our second amendment rights and for rolling up their sleeves and getting down into the trenches of legal battles to achieve that goal. Accepting the Award for FPC will be Michael Schwartz.
Board Member of the Year 2022 Award – Shane Regan: Shane has been instrumental in the advancement of training and safety within IEGO, our members and the Second Amendment community by volunteering his time and knowledge of firearms and self-defense. Shane offers his courses at a reduced (and often, no cost) to IEGO members, he has also stepped up and taken over running our Shooting Social events and mentors.
Volunteer of the Year 2022 Award – Michael Cooke: Mike has been a huge asset to IEGO. He single-handedly runs the IEGO outreach program, scheduling all the tabletops & gun shows every quarter, wrangling all of the tabletop volunteers, tracking their time and making sure Shane knows every time a volunteer qualifies for additional training courses. Without his diligent efforts we would not be where we are today in membership growth.
NotMeIE Ambassador of the Year Award2022 – Roxanne Bauer: Dezi Bergman the NotMeCA Program Director awarded the #NotMeIE Ambassador of the Year 2022 Award to Roxanne Bauer for her outstanding dedication and commitment to the NotMe Program and for going above and beyond in her role as a NotMeIE Ambassador.
Turners – 4400 Ontario Mills Pkwy, Ontario, CA 91764
Stay Tuned for Volunteer Opportunities Coming in 2023!
VOLUNTEER INCENTIVE REWARD!
Volunteer for Tabletops/Gun Shows and Events to receive the following Incentive Rewards:
Complete 15 hours and receive a Free Skill Builders Class with Instructor Shane at Defensive Tactics and Firearms ($200 Value)
Complete 100 Hours and receive a 2-hour Private Lesson with Instructor Shane of Defensive Tactics and Firearms ($200 Value)
Blog: Behind the Gun Counter: Distributors
By Sam Lichtman
On this day before a midterm election, I thought I’d give everyone a break from the political commentary and address a lighter topic: gun stores. If you’re reading this, you most likely already have a favorite place to buy parts, accessories, ammunition, and complete firearms. Maybe you have friends who work there, maybe you just shop there because it has the best prices in town, perhaps it’s the most convenient option because it’s on your way home from work. Whatever the reason, you’ve shopped there enough times that you’re on first-name basis with the clerk and you already know where to find magazines for a CZ 75 despite not owning one.
I’ve worked in my local gun store since May of 2019; in that time, I’ve picked up more than a few pieces of interesting information that even many firearm enthusiasts may not know. In the interest of entertaining readers, I’ll step off the soapbox once in a while and share some tidbits from the past three and a half years spent behind the counter. Hopefully you’ll find some of them useful, or at the very least, fun to read.
Gun Owners Radio: AWR Hawkins Visits Gun Owners Radio
Congratulations to Inland Empire Gun Owners on a tremendously successful First Annual Second Amendment Celebration Dinner (aka #GunProm)! Join Inland Empire Gun Owners at https://iegunowners.com/join
What’s in this episode?
– Learn Tough Lessons from Heller Foundation’s Kristie Tertel
– AWR Hawkins visits Southern California’s Second Amendment Community
–Kristie Tertel from the Heller Foundation shares her story on why the Second Amendment is so important to her. To support the work that Kristie and Dick Heller do, visit their website at https://www.hellerfoundation.org/
Breitbart News’ Second Amendment columnist, AWR Hawkins joins the show to recap the Inland Empire Gun Prom and to talk about (what else?) your gun rights! AWR was the keynote speaker at Inland Empire’s first Annual Second Amendment Celebration Dinner #GunProm.
New members who sign up between April 1st and December 31st 2022 will be entered into a drawing, during the month of their sign up, to win* a CCW, CCW Skills Builder or a Personal Shooting Clinic with Defensive Tactics and Firearms.
Thank you to our friends at Defensive Tactics and Firearms and IEGO Advisory Board Member: Shane Regan
*$35 Range fee Required at the time of class
A Special Offer for Any Member Who Will Commit to Volunteer at Least
3 Hours Every Month!
Have you ever thought about becoming an NRA Certified Instructor? Well now is your chance! IEGOs very own Instructor Shane has agreed to hold an NRA Certified Instructor class for IEGO volunteers.
Requirements: to take advantage of this incredible offer
You must be an active member in good standing
Commit to completing a minimum of 3 volunteer hours every month at a tabletop/gun show or a shooting social as a mentor
Pay a nominal fee for required class materials (about $20 per person)
The #NotMeIE program is a mentor/mentee referral service run by women for women to help them:
Obtain firearms training
Get assistance in choosing and purchasing a firearm
Obtain a CCW
How does the program work?
A potential client can fill out the application for service on our website. Once received, the project manager reviews the application and assigns the client to an Ambassador. An Ambassador then contacts the client to begin the process of walking them through whatever their firearm needs are. After the client has been successfully helped, their case is closed, and the Ambassador is given a new client to work with. Some of our Ambassadors are also NRA certified trainers. They are very knowledgeable in all aspects of firearms training and purchasing. IEGO also offers an online CCW seminar once a month. Check the IEGO website for upcoming dates. If you are an experienced gun owner and are interested in becoming an Ambassador for the #NotMeIE program please reach out to Karla at [email protected]