Palm Desert About Us
In 1993, Matt and Dana Janes took 6 cases of ammunition, reinvested it and never looked back. What started in a small storefront in Bakersfield, CA, has grown to be one of the largest independently owned firearms chain in the western United States. This company began with the Janes’ love of the outdoors and a personal passion with the shooting sports. That passion is still at the center of all we do.
After opening our first location in Bakersfield, CA, Matt and Dana felt the call of the “Free State” of Arizona. They opened our location in Tucson, AZ in 2006 in the old Bob Jensen’s building, which had been a firearms store since the ’60’s. While preserving the Old Pueblo vibe and the legacy of the location, our store has grown to be its own “must shop” location in Tucson.
Now that we had the chain in motion, so to speak, it was not long before we opened our next location in Palm Desert, CA, in 2013, filling the void the outdoor community had been missing. The location boasts a state of the art indoor shooting range, right off of I-10, which is a great luxury to escape sand, wind storms and 120 degree summer temperatures!
Finally, in 2014, the Janes’ had an opportunity to come back home and open a fourth location in the growing west side of Bakersfield, CA. While this location is the smallest in the company, it has an indoor shooting range and is bursting at the seams with an extensive inventory for our clientele.
Four locations that are unique to the area they service, yet surrounding our clients with the things we love. Whether you hunt or shoot, we have the right gear and expertise to help you have a better experience. It is our goal to provide great customer service, selection and even better prices to our community, because it is that community that helped us get to where we are today.
Kent Miller – General Manager
Kent joined Second Amendment Sports in March of 2015. Kent is an outdoor enthusiast, “the outdoors is where I belong. The best way to spend family time is to pull out the gear and get to the middle of nowhere for quad riding and campfires. Since [I was] a child, I have loved the outdoors and kept myself active to learn new things and create memories. I will continue to get out and experience every outdoor adventure I can. Learning as life happens is the best training. I look forward to the adventures to come.”
Cathy Lewis – Office Manager
Cathy Joined our team in August of 2013 and started in Sales but is now our A/R Clerk and Office Assistant. Cathy is always doing whatever she can to learn and takes as many classes and training courses through SAS as she can to expand her knowledge and experience. She is also very involved in her sons’ Boy Scout Troop and goes on any and all fishing, camping and archery trips. Cathy is very well rounded in anything outdoors.
Matt Janes – Owner
“I grew up getting to run around at the edge of town when I was young and got to taste the freedom of riding my bicycle with my rifle or shotgun on the handlebars. When I got introduced to handguns and center fire rifles when I got older, that just opened up a whole new door to me. I don’t mind punching paper but my passion is hunting with firearms. I even took up a bow just so I could hunt elk more often. Working in the industry just increases my passion and desire to share what I love with others and educate them about their sacred civil liberties involving firearms ownership. I love God and my family. And hopefully I have the chance to share something of myself with you some day!”
Josh Beck – Corporate Purchasing Manager
Josh Beck began with Second Amendment Sports in 2003, as the archery tech and buyer for one of our locations in Bakersfield, CA. He not only moved up in the company, working in almost every department, but he was integral in our first expansion; opening the Tucson, AZ location. He now manages the purchasing and receiving of the entire company. But the mountains do call, as they have his entire life. Josh grew up hunting anything from mule and coues deer, elk, bear and other predators, as well as quail and duck. He is both an experienced rifle and archery hunter. He is also an avid fisherman, and lately has become more intrigued with bass specifically. He began shooting at 8 years old, with his first firearm: a Ruger 10/22, and has expanded his knowledge both in courses offered by the SAS training division, as well as self-taught long range shooting. An active outdoorsman, Josh has camped his entire life, and has backpacked in the Sierras on many fishing and mountaineering treks. We have had him a long time and we hope to have him a long time to come! As long as it isn’t hunting season!
Keith Foster – District Manager
Keith came to Second Amendment Sports, Inc. in the year 2000, bringing with him a vast knowledge of edged tools and martial arts. In addition to training in the knife business, he has studied arts in Kenjitsu, Iaijitsu, Tantojitsu, Kali-silat, western fencing, Shotokan and western boxing. After joining the SAS team, he expanded his knowledge in firearm skills through advanced levels of both handgun and long gun training, and hunting both small and big game. These days, you may see Keith at any one of our locations, as he is currently our District Manager, ensuring quality customer service and compliancy with the federal and state entities that govern our industry.
Becky Foster – A&D District Manager
Becky brought her infectious positive personality to Second Amendment Sports, Inc. in 2006. She has worked various positions in the company, learning and developing our operational procedures along the way. You may see her at any of our locations from California to Arizona, as she is currently our District Manager of our Acquisitions and Dispositions of firearms department. Her main goal is to provide quality customer service while staying compliant and jumping through all the hoops the federal and state governments present to our industry. Becky has taken advantage of the extensive courses offered by our training division and is proficient in both handgun and long gun defensive skills. She has also developed an interest in shooting crossbows; “everyone needs to be ready for the zombie apocalypse, right?”