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    Recommend a CCW course?

    Can anyone recommend a decent CO CWP course? I recently went past my 10 year mark out of the service, and now have to take the class. (Boo procrastination.) I see that a few are roughly $70. I would prefer one where the instructors aren't opposed to OC and don't make the assumption that I have no clue.

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    Check Franktown Firearms, they offer CHP courses and the owner/instructor is on this forum.

    www.franktownfirearms.com

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    Paradise Sales offers a great class too...but they'd be a bit of a drive for you since they're in the Springs. His class is also $125-150 (Don't remember which) but I've been through his classes twice and believe it's money well spent. He goes well beyond what a NRA Basic Pistol course requires.

    In fact, my girlfriend and I are starting to look into a couple of the other, more advanced, classes available there.
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    Get a couple of friends together to do it, and I'll come over to your place to give the class.

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    I just took one from an Utah instructor as they do them all over. check mylegalheat.com, very basic class and the instructor likes open carry as much as possible.

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    My public classes will not start until September.. if you want to wait that long.. :P

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    Many thanks all!

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    I don't know about what county you're in but some counties accept a hunter safety course for the CHP. That may be your cheapest and easiest route.
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    I took a class at Paradise Guns in Colorado Springs, they're just west of I25 on Colorado. It's a little more expensive but well worth it. Around 16 hours of classroom time including 2 hours with a lawyer that specializes in defending people involved in self defense and home defence cases. Plus a full day on the range.

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    After reading the appropriate CRS (18-12-203. Criteria for obtaining a permit), I think I'm just going to go shoot an IDPA match. Seems to me that it'd be more fun. Plus, I've been meaning to get out and shoot a match. Cost looks about the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xpingjockey View Post
    After reading the appropriate CRS (18-12-203. Criteria for obtaining a permit), I think I'm just going to go shoot an IDPA match. Seems to me that it'd be more fun. Plus, I've been meaning to get out and shoot a match. Cost looks about the same.
    If you do that, I'd recommend a few things.

    Familiarize yourself with ALL firearms laws in Colorado (covered in CHP classes)
    Go through some Shoot/No shoot scenarios
    Be aware of what can and usually does happen if you end up using the firearm

    I am *personally* opposed to using NRA basic pistol courses, hunter safety cards, etc as CHP pre req.. I truly feel there is SO much more people need to understand when carrying concealed. I've taught some people who IMO have no business carrying a stick much less a firearm, and the class would have gotten them a CHP..

    (the above not directed at you, just a statement)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellum_Intus View Post
    If you do that, I'd recommend a few things.

    Familiarize yourself with ALL firearms laws in Colorado (covered in CHP classes)
    Go through some Shoot/No shoot scenarios
    Be aware of what can and usually does happen if you end up using the firearm

    I am *personally* opposed to using NRA basic pistol courses, hunter safety cards, etc as CHP pre req.. I truly feel there is SO much more people need to understand when carrying concealed. I've taught some people who IMO have no business carrying a stick much less a firearm, and the class would have gotten them a CHP..

    (the above not directed at you, just a statement)

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    I'd like to agree here with most of this...

    I'd recommend looking at all the information, specifically the statutes. Do the scenerios. Think about it lots.

    Personally, I do not believe there should be a training requirement. I think that most who carry take more classes and train to a level of proficiency on thier own that it does not need to be required.

    Not to mention that whole 'one more restiricton on my free exercise of rights thing...'

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesB View Post
    Personally, I do not believe there should be a training requirement. I think that most who carry take more classes and train to a level of proficiency on thier own that it does not need to be required.

    Not to mention that whole 'one more restiricton on my free exercise of rights thing...'

    If I can't be trusted with a gun, I shouldn't be trusted to not have a caretaker.
    Oh I agree, I don't think it should be mandated, but it should be a personal decision to protect yourself from yourself when carrying..

    As far as CHP, trust me, I've seen more than a few come through the NRA basic course.. and i'm not kidding .. shouldn't have a firearm.. some people are just a danger to themselves.. I'd hope they would be responsible enough to take advice and train more before applying for a CHP, but that's their choice..

    It's funny, a lot of people consider themselves experts... until they hit the range..

    I'm not an expert, which is why I shoot almost daily and take more classes than i can afford lol.. I feel It makes me a better instructor as well.


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