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    Hello all.

    As you can see I currently live in Michigan, but there's a very good chance that in late June I will be moving to the CO Springs area (Anywhere but Denver really...)

    During the time it takes to acquire a Concealed Carry Permit after I get a CO DL, is there a grace period if you have an out of state permit? I have already taken a certified concealed carry course here in Michigan but do I need to take a new one in Colorado or is my current certification valid? Any links to legislation would be helpful and appreciated.

    Also, a little off topic but it's likely that I will be moving to Manitou Springs. I have limited income and am looking for the most affordable place to live that isn't a crime infested slum. Does anyone have any recommendations?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Don't really know that area so I cant help much with suggestions but I would like to welcome you to Colorado and wish a safe move.

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    Your best source for legal information and requirements for CCW or open carry in Colorado is the statutes.

    Don't let someone say, if this or if that. Look it up, read it and if you need a translation, ask a lawyer. You can get a lot of good opinions here, but go with your own common sense after reading all the statutes.

    The statutes are here along with lots more info:

    http://www.michie.com/colorado/lpext...n-h.htm&cp=

    Concealed weapons statutes:

    http://www.michie.com/colorado/lpext...n-h.htm&cp=

    Weapons statutes:

    http://www.michie.com/colorado/lpext...n-h.htm&cp=

    Basic "BASIC" rules for Coloradoare you needa permit to carry concealed.

    You don't need a permit to open carry inColorado excepton't open carry in Denver county or City, pretty much the same thing.

    Check the statutes for requirements about long guns.

    Gov buildings and suchtypical placesare off limits, again, read the statutes.

    You can carry in your car concealed or open without a permit no matter where in the state. Exception are long guns, see statutes.





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    Diocoles wrote:
    Your best source for legal information and requirements for CCW or open carry in Colorado is the statutes.

    Don't let someone say, if this or if that. Look it up, read it and if you need a translation, ask a lawyer. You can get a lot of good opinions here, but go with your own common sense after reading all the statutes.

    The statutes are here along with lots more info:

    http://www.michie.com/colorado/lpext...n-h.htm&cp=

    Concealed weapons statutes:

    http://www.michie.com/colorado/lpext...n-h.htm&cp=

    Weapons statutes:

    http://www.michie.com/colorado/lpext...n-h.htm&cp=

    Basic "BASIC" rules for Coloradoare you needa permit to carry concealed.

    You don't need a permit to open carry inColorado excepton't open carry in Denver county or City, pretty much the same thing.

    Check the statutes for requirements about long guns.

    Gov buildings and suchtypical placesare off limits, again, read the statutes.

    You can carry in your car concealed or open without a permit no matter where in the state. Exception are long guns, see statutes.



    +1 , especially to the ask a lawyer part.

    While reading the statutes is good, remember that the interpretation and application of statutes can changewith subsequent court decisions, thus, making the simple interpretation of the statute harder. That is where the lawyers come in.

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    Diocoles wrote:
    Your best source for legal information and requirements for CCW or open carry in Colorado is the statutes.

    Don't let someone say, if this or if that. Look it up, read it and if you need a translation, ask a lawyer. You can get a lot of good opinions here, but go with your own common sense after reading all the statutes.

    The statutes are here along with lots more info:

    http://www.michie.com/colorado/lpext...n-h.htm&cp=

    Concealed weapons statutes:

    http://www.michie.com/colorado/lpext...n-h.htm&cp=

    Weapons statutes:

    http://www.michie.com/colorado/lpext...n-h.htm&cp=

    Basic "BASIC" rules for Coloradoare you needa permit to carry concealed.

    You don't need a permit to open carry inColorado excepton't open carry in Denver county or City, pretty much the same thing.

    Check the statutes for requirements about long guns.

    Gov buildings and suchtypical placesare off limits, again, read the statutes.

    You can carry in your car concealed or open without a permit no matter where in the state. Exception are long guns, see statutes.



    Thank you for the information. However, your links are all going to the exact same destination. I was able to locate most of what I was looking for so far. I'm sure I'll locate the rest.

    Anyone ever go hiking with a long arm slung over their shoulder? How well would that go over?

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    I came from Michigan. Moved from Detroit to Denver Metro and the surrounding mountain areas. I know exactly what you'll be going through..

    And yeah it's fine to go hiking with your gun slung over your shoulder. Once you get here you'll see the HUGE mountains in the distance and realize you can go hiking for weeks at a time without running into a single trace of humanity- if you so choose.

    Of course you can't go "hiking" in a city park with your rifle slung over your shoulder and expect to be welcomed.

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    He'll soon miss the water and fall colors like I did and move back.

    One thing you'll like about CO, is that you can CC/OC in your car with no permit.

    If you move there, one word of advice from me.....AVOID I-70 from Denver to Glenwood Canyon like the plague on Fridays and Sundays. The only 2 exceptions are in the spring, after the ski hills close, but before the camp grounds open, and in the fall, after the yellow leaves (that's all there is for fall colors) come down, but before the ski hills open. Every other time of year, everybody and their brother heads up I-70 like a herd of sheep (sheeple?) to the mountains.




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    ethernetweb wrote:
    I have already taken a certified concealed carry course here in Michigan but do I need to take a new one in Colorado or is my current certification valid?
    Your training certificate should be accepted if it is less than 10 years old.

    I visit and carry frequently in Michigan. Major differences between Michigan and Colorado CC:

    Notifying contacting LEO if carrying is required in MI, not required in CO. (Please, let's avoid the "you should always notify" debate in this thread.)

    The off-limits-to-CC list is long in MI, short in CO: the only places specifically listedare schools K-12, also any building that has security at all entrances and sends all entrants through a metal detector. Note that CC in any alcohol-serving venue is unrestricted in CO, unlike MI; carrying while inebriated is of courseillegal.

    I find these pages useful:

    http://www.handgunlaw.us/

    http://www.rmgo.org/faq/


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    ethernetweb wrote:
    Hello all.

    As you can see I currently live in Michigan, but there's a very good chance that in late June I will be moving to the CO Springs area (Anywhere but Denver really...)

    During the time it takes to acquire a Concealed Carry Permit after I get a CO DL, is there a grace period if you have an out of state permit? I have already taken a certified concealed carry course here in Michigan but do I need to take a new one in Colorado or is my current certification valid? Any links to legislation would be helpful and appreciated.

    Also, a little off topic but it's likely that I will be moving to Manitou Springs. I have limited income and am looking for the most affordable place to live that isn't a crime infested slum. Does anyone have any recommendations?

    Thank you in advance.
    The Springs is the most gun friendly place I've ever lived--and that includes NH, VA and TX. Your course may or may not be good in CO. There are listings of which are available. If you have a MI permit, you're fine until you become a resident. Manitou has expensive areas, none are really all that cheap, but COS has nice neighborhoods in the north and northeastern parts of the city, and if you stay away from the SE--Security and certain central areas--around Murray, there are few places to live that crime is a problem. The surrounding areas out to Peyton/Calhan are safe, not a bad commute and reasonably priced, as well. You'll love the COS area.
    "For any man who sheds his blood with me this day shall be my brother...And gentlemen now abed shall think themselves accursed, they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whilst any speaks who fought with us on Crispin's day." Henry V

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    ^ what he said about Peyton/Calhan. Not to mention if you move out east and into a rental with some acreage (40 acre rentals aren't too uncommon) you can shoot whenever you want :celebrate... Anyway, let us know what happens.

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    ethernetweb wrote:
    Hello all.

    As you can see I currently live in Michigan, but there's a very good chance that in late June I will be moving to the CO Springs area (Anywhere but Denver really...)

    During the time it takes to acquire a Concealed Carry Permit after I get a CO DL, is there a grace period if you have an out of state permit? I have already taken a certified concealed carry course here in Michigan but do I need to take a new one in Colorado or is my current certification valid? Any links to legislation would be helpful and appreciated.

    Also, a little off topic but it's likely that I will be moving to Manitou Springs. I have limited income and am looking for the most affordable place to live that isn't a crime infested slum. Does anyone have any recommendations?

    Thank you in advance.
    Your concealed carry class certificate is good for 10 years here in Colorado. Technically, you could save it and use that SAME certification when your license expires in 5 years. I used a class I had taken 2 years prior in Texas for my certification here. Saved me $75-125 depending on where you go. Just make sure you do all the research yourself on the gun laws. The sheriff's office will also give you a little pamphlet saying where you can and cannot carry.

    Just do like others and open carry in the meantime until you get your permit. The sheriff here in the Springs is very fast about processing. My Colorado permit took about 3 weeks from application to receiving in the mail. Compare that to 3 months for a Texas permit.

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    Manitou is HIGH DOLLAR for what you get. Nice quaint town, but very Liberal and full of "hippies". There are other areas in the Colorado Springs area that would suite you well.

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    I have gone hiking in the national forests with my rifle and so far, no problem! I would not suggest it in any of the state parks though.

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    Whoa Ian! 3 Weeks? I'm really, really, really jealous! I'm looking at a full 90 day wait here in Jefferson County. At this point I would pay twice as much for twice as quick.

    $$$$$$$$$$

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    OCinColorado wrote:
    I have gone hiking in the national forests with my rifle and so far, no problem! I would not suggest it in any of the state parks though.
    Why is that? I thought state parks were fine to carry.

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    I have gone hiking in the national forests with my rifle and so far, no problem! I would not suggest it in any of the state parks though.
    Why is that? I thought state parks were fine to carry.
    Perhaps its the thought that our State Parks are generally more crowded? Not sure.

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    I have gone hiking in the national forests with my rifle and so far, no problem! I would not suggest it in any of the state parks though.
    Why is that? I thought state parks were fine to carry.
    Perhaps its the thought that our State Parks are generally more crowded? Not sure.
    Yeah, I can see that. Good advice not to carry a slung loaded rifle around lots of people.

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    Not sure but I believe that open carry in state parks is, like Denver, "Banned"

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    OCinColorado wrote:
    Not sure but I believe that open carry in state parks is, like Denver, "Banned"
    It's my understanding that it's only banned in those state parks that are owned by Denver county... I'm not sure which ones they own, but I know that they own quite a few of them. (I'm personally not an outdoorsy kind of person... sorry.)

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    Do a search in our Colorado section. I have posted the links to Denver City Parks systems many times. Red Rocks, Apex, Lookout, Falcon, etc. A lot of parks butting up against Denver Metro are Denver owned. What a shame! Most of the mountain parks that are JUST inside the Front Range are County Open Space parks, but I would check, double check, and triple check to make sure the park isn't owned by Denver.

    Also to note, some Hiking Trails will actually cross Denver parks on the Front Range so be sure to keep an eye peeled for signage and double check your routes for your hikes.

    You could always check out my thread on Maxwell Falls. It's only 20 mins from Metro Denver.

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    ZackL wrote:
    OCinColorado wrote:
    Not sure but I believe that open carry in state parks is, like Denver, "Banned"
    It's my understanding that it's only banned in those state parks that are owned by Denver county... I'm not sure which ones they own, but I know that they own quite a few of them. (I'm personally not an outdoorsy kind of person... sorry.)
    How can a STATE park be owned by a city?

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    I guess, by definition, it would be a city park. However, they are outside of the city, and for that matter the county, of Denver and are still owned by said jurisdiction.

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    Yeah, looks like I may be relocating from Oregon to Colorado within a few months. Just waiting on word from a prespective job. Possible move location is around Pueblo.

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