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***IMPORTANT: Per Meetup rules, no gun sales in this group.***

This group will be focusing on understanding guns in the household. I want to have speakers come out and help our members considering purchasing a new gun, getting a permit, and carrying concealed. With crime up, and resources down. I want to make sure people are well aware of their surroundings. I also would like to help people find a business that will sell what we need at a good price. With this group growing I would like to be able to negotiate better prices.

My first task is gaining some members who want to learn more about guns. Guns are not toys, kids should not have access to them, until they know how to use them with parental supervision.

We will be going to the range as a group, I plan on having one experienced shooter share a range with a beginner, this saves cost, and each member can learn and refresh their skills.

As a group, some members will have a gun others will not have. We can essentially rent that gun and pay that member for the ammo used. Of course the gun owner will help the member who wants to shoot it. We can play with this however you want to set it up.

Discussing what steps are needed and proper places to obtain your Concealed Weapons Permit.

I also run

Learn Gun Safety, understand the reason why to carry a gun, understand where we can not go. I want to make sure we all have the fundamentals down. I am gearing this towards people that are new to guns. We can practice shoot a few guns if anyone wants to offer theirs. I understand with ammo in such high demand that members should pay for the rounds if they shoot someone else's gun.

Understand the liability that is also exposed by carrying a gun or having one in the household or on your person.

Understand how your home insurance policy will cover guns. (most companies only allow up to $2500 max towards guns)

Understand, carrying a gun in your vehicle is legal without a permit. What steps to take if you are pulled over. Keep the gun in plain sight. Give the officer the safety he/she deserves.
Many motorcyclists carry a firearm from what I understand so they need to know the full abilities and laws. Business owners who carry cash or other valuables, maybe they have a storefront that they want to protect.

Movie lovers may want to learn the real effects of what a gun can or can not do. Such as James Bond and his little pea shooter will not accurately hit anything from the distance he shoots from in several scenes.

Women's social groups may like the knowledge of gun ownership. I just recently had a client have her home invaded by three thugs. They broke into her home, beat her and her nephew up. There was blood all over the living room. If she would of had a firearm handy she might have made it without the after effects. I understand there is always a devils advocate. Having the knowledge will let you decide how you want to proceed.

Jayson Hoffer

Upcoming events (4+)

Dec 3-4-5th Huge Phoenix Gun Show, Come See Us!

Crossroads Of The West Gun Show

This is the largest gun show in Arizona.

Prepare to walk as this show is huge. You may need a few days to find what you need.

We are going to be hosting a Booth at this show for Come Shoot With Me, Inc. We are offering some huge savings on training certificates. Join us to be entered into a free drawing every 4 hours.

We will update you on where our booth is closer to the show.


I believe parking is $8-10 cash.
Tickets to get in are $20
Print coupon and bring it to ticket window for $1 off
Also Military Discount at the window with ID

We are hosting a similar event prior to the big gun show. Ours is a local buy/sell/trade https://www.meetup.com/valleygungroup/events/281040767/

White Elephant Exchange w Gun Stuff

Come Shoot WIth Me, Inc.

This is my first time hosting this. I can't wait! I am excited to see you!

$20 limit please

A White Elephant Gift Exchange is a popular Christmas event where people vie to walk away with the best present. It also goes by Yankee Swap, Dirty Santa, and a plethora of other names. The White Elephant game is played by a lot of different rulesets – some dead simple and others confusingly elaborate. Here are the basic rules:

1. Each player brings one wrapped gift to contribute to a common pool

The gift exchange organizer should provide information on what type of gift people should bring. In this case lets make it something firearm related! You can make it a gag firearm related or something completely cool. It is up to you! If it is not firearm related, we will live. Let's make this fun!

2. Players draw numbers to determine what order they will go in

Alternatively, someone can draw names from a hat, or the order can be set by the organizer prior to the event.

3. Players sit in a circle or line where they can see the gift pile

To make things easier, everyone should sit in the order in which they will take their turns.

4. The first player selects a gift from the pool and opens it

Make sure everyone can see the gift!

Santa Claus standing next to a stack of gifts, pointing

5. The following players can choose to either pick an unwrapped gift from the pool or steal a previous player’s gift. Anyone who gets their gift stolen in this way can do the same – choose a new gift or steal from someone else.

To keep things moving along, there are a couple of limits on gift swapping:

A present can only be stolen once per turn, which means players who have a gift stolen from them have to wait to get it back.
After three swaps, the turn automatically comes to an end (otherwise things could drag on for a long time).
See “Popular Variations” below for other possible twists.

6. After all players have had a turn, the first player gets a chance to swap the gift he or she is holding for any other opened gift. Anyone whose gift is stolen may steal from someone else (as long as that person hasn’t been stolen from yet). When someone declines to steal a gift, the game comes to an end.

Note that for this last “extra” turn, the three-swap rule doesn’t apply. Players can keep swapping until someone decides to stand pat, or there are no other eligible people to steal from.

Popular Variations
While the above rules are as close to the “vanilla” version of the game as you can get, there’s really no right or wrong way to play. Over the years, many new ideas have been incorporated into the gift swap game, with the aim of keeping the game moving and/or making it more strategic. Here are some rules tweaks many people use:

Three Swaps and You’re Out. If you get stolen from three times during the game, you are out of the game and can no longer be stolen from.

Three Swaps and the Gift is Out. If a present gets stolen three times, it’s out of the game and the person who holds it gets to walk away with it.

What Makes the Best White Elephant Gift?
There are lots of different approaches to buying a White Elephant Gift. As long as you’re following the price suggestion (typically around $20) and any “special” instructions by the organizer, you can’t really go wrong. That said, here are some characteristics to look for when looking for a gift to bring to your White Elephant Gift Exchange party:

Funny. Funny gifts make the biggest splash at the party, but aren’t always the most desirable items for swapping.

Nice. There’s nothing wrong with buying a genuinely nice gift, especially since it has the potential to fuel a lot of competition during the game.

In short, there’s a place for all sorts of different items in a gift exchange. But if there’s one quality that all gifts should have, it’s that they should be interesting. For more ideas, check out my list of great White Elephant gifts.

Caswells Annual Membership Half Price & Shooting then Jasons Deli

Caswells Shooting Range

Shooting without a membership is $10 hr with our group or $15 hr by yourself. Bring ammo, eyes, ears, and what guns you want to train with. If we have memberships available they will be at $180.

Annual memberships at Caswells are $400 a year. We get in for $180
Or if you simply want to come and shoot please leave that message in comments. Those that RSVP without a comment will be counted in for a membership. This membership start date is Jan 2th 2022 through Jan[masked].

Membership gets you free lane reservations, free shooting, 1/2 off rifle and shotgun rental, free pistol rental, discounts on ammo and accessories.

Host several events a year and get this membership for $150. We NEED hosts. Clients of Jayson Hoffer Insurance and Financial Services get in for $150yr.

If I host events you can count on a little bit of instruction to get better, faster, smoother. I plan on bringing a 9mm and a 22lr to instruct a student or two on how to shoot. At 5 we will go to Jason's Deli unless others want to go early. I will be heading there at 5pm if we have people that RSVP.

Most of our members will let you fire their firearms as long as you don't mooch ammo. If you buy it, replace it, offer it, and bring factory ammo most of us are happy to let you use our firearms. Some of us will even let you shoot our guns for free, no ammo - no problem. Please understand, ammo does cost us money if you don't let us shoot your guns.

Guns and Burgers @ Shooting range then the Dinner

Caswells Shooting Range

Come join us for Guns and Burgers
If you have are a Caswell Annual member, lene fees are included with their membership - non-members $10 at the event (Normally $15). Caswells is only allowing 3 shooters per lane so it is important to let me know who is participating and if you are a annul member at Caswell's. Ammo - Caswell's (Last time there) charges $38 for 1 box of 50 (9mm 115 brass Last time was MagTech so not reloads), you can get more than one caliber but only one box per caliber. Targets are $1.00 each, they have a great variety to choose from. If you care to join us for dinner, we try to go to the HUB, Texas Stake house, Street Toco's, or whatever everyone feels like that week! Please buy a Target or two and help support the Range and its staff. Because of the lack of Ammo, we are only shooting for an hour.

Past events (868)

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