Concealed Weapons Training

Concealed Weapons Training

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners
Rocky Mountain Gun Owners

Colorado – -( Colorado law requires concealed handgun permit applicants to first obtain firearms training from a certified instructor.

At RMGO we’ve developed a method for you — and/or your family, friends and workmates — to acquire the required training for a concealed handgun permit while supporting Rocky Mountain Gun Owners.

RMGO is now offering one-night, 4 hour Basic Handgun Safety Courses in Northern Colorado for $100 — and $75 for RMGO members.

Best of all, the proceeds from this class go to Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, who fights for your rights in the public policy arena.

This class satisfies the legal requirement for Colorado’s concealed handgun permits as well as addressing such issues as carrying openly, carrying in your vehicle, the use of deadly force, and many other issues. For anyone who will apply for a permit to carry, for someone just considering it, or for the citizen who simply wants to know more about personal safety this class is a must.

While there are a great number of firearms instructors in Colorado teaching these classes — some good, some not so good — none have the experience of being the pro-gun lobbyist who shaped Colorado’s concealed carry law in the decade-long battle it took to pass a “shall issue” law, and few deal with the law’s implications on a daily basis.

Our Instructor

Dudley Brown is a lifetime shooter and longtime firearms instructor, in addition to his role as Rocky Mountain Gun Owners’ Executive Director and head lobbyist.

Brown has been involved deeply in the concealed carry issue for decades, most notably as the main lobbyist at Colorado’s State Capitol.

One of the most important things a permit holder should know are how Colorado’s concealed carry law is administered, where a citizen can carry, and where — by statutory prohibition or bureaucratic regulation — citizens are not allowed to carry concealed.

Of course, safe gunhandling is also a vital part of any firearms training course, and something RMGO takes seriously — and works to instill in our students.

The class takes just one night, and you’ll leave with a certificate as proof of your completion of the class.

We believe you’ll also leave with a solid foundation to build upon.

In the class you’ll hear a broad-ranging discussion on such issues as:

  • Why Carry a Concealed Handgun?
  • Basic Handgun Safety
  • Choosing a Handgun and Ammunition
  • Legal Use of Deadly Force
  • Carrying Concealed in the Real World — tips, tricks and gray areas
  • Carry Methods – Holster styles
  • Defending your Rights

And much, much more.

This is a safe, fun class, with a lively discussion and some eye-opening perspectives.

  • Please note: this class does not contain a live-fire component. Students are urged throughout the class to obtain live-fire instruction in addition to the basic Handgun Safety Course.
  • Also note: this class satisfies the legal requirements for any and all permits issued in the state of Colorado (and many other states as well).

Vermont Carry

Is our goal and RMGO has long held the belief that training should be voluntary, not mandatory. No other group — none — can lay claim to opposing government-mandated training for concealed carry for the decade-long battle for concealed carry. In fact, we’ve been advocating for true freedom — a Vermont-style concealed carry law (if you can legally possess a firearm, you can carry, without a “big-brother-may-I”) — since the group’s inception, and will continue to push for it.

Voluntary vs. Government-mandated training — That doesn’t mean we are opposed to training. Anyone who owns a firearm should get as much quality training as they can possibly afford. We are, however, opposed to government-mandated training. And one of the reasons we are conducting concealed carry classes is that we believe citizens already have to jump through too many hurdles to obtain a concealed handgun permit. Therefore, we offer the least onerous class the law will allow while still covering everything a citizen needs to know before acquiring a permit.

Monthly Northern Colorado classes — We are currently scheduling monthly concealed carry classes in the Fort Collins area on the second Monday of each month.

Note: Class space is limited, so sign up online now to save your seat.

RMGO class valid statewide — Our Concealed Carry class satisfies the legal requirement set forth in Colorado law. This means every sheriff’s office in Colorado must accept our class, or we’ll sue them. Understand that some sheriff’s offices are trying to make their own law by adding requirements for live-fire, but state law simply doesn’t allow them to do that. Colorado law (C.R.S. 18-12-201.3) stops Sheriffs from implementing rules and/or actions that place a burden on the applicant beyond the law. 18-12-202.5(c) defines a “Handgun Training Class” as “A firearms safety course or class that is offered and taught by a certified instructor.”

We offer a money-back guarantee that our training is valid under current Colorado law, and will be accepted by your sheriff.

RMGO Life Members — Our training classes are free to RMGO Life Members. If you’d like to become one, you can do so here.

Classes in your area — Though we are only offering training in Northern Colorado right now, RMGO can do private classes and those set up for your home town. To set one up, contact RMGO at our office for the details. RMGO is also seeking coordinators for training classes in Grand Junction and Colorado Springs. If you would like to help put a class together, we’ll come down to teach it. (As a general rule, you’ll need 10 or more students lined up for the class prior to scheduling it with our office)