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Old 07-18-2014, 16:07   #1
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question for the Colorado folks

Hi all - wondering if I can get any input from the folks who carry in Colorado.

I'm looking for any advice or side notes on concealed carry that any of you with experience in colorado could offer? Does anyone have any stories to tell, or experiences they can share? In general, how is it out there for the carry crowd?

I live in Iowa and have an iowa resident ccw. I'm taking a vacation with the family to Colorado. (Yeah, I know. CO has been pushing some asinine firearms laws in the last few years. I used to live there, and still have friends and family that I like to visit. And it's a beautiful place)

It's my understanding that the laws in colorado are fairly straight forward. don't carry in a federal building, don't carry in a K-12 school, don't carry in a public building that's posted 'no firearms'. and the obvious, don't carry when under the influence.

I've sent a note the Colorado State patrol asking if they can provide me the latest laws so I can ensure I'm in compliance.

But aside from the sterile response I'll likely get from CSP, would any of you have any advice on carrying concealed in CO?

For what it's worth, my EDC is a gen4 G26 in a white hat IWB holster. I'll be leaving my evil, nasty, deadly, high capacity G17 mags at home - sticking with 10rd G26 mags. I'm planning on spending some time in Steamboat Springs with the family, and a couple days with friends around Denver. I may also swing through Boulder (I used to work there) for a bite to eat (and quite possibly to laugh at hippies)

appreciate any input you folks can offer.


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Old 07-19-2014, 07:36   #2
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Concealed carry is no problem as long as you abide by the few restrictions. I carry everywhere and have several friends who do as well - have never had any issues. I see open carry on occasion however you have to be more careful there as there are some local restrictions in some of the socialist enclaves - see http://www.coloradoceasefire.org/munilaws.htm.

Hopefully when the current pack of jackals are voted out we can get a state preemption law signed to put an end to this local nonsense.
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:45   #3
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Here you go: http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/colorado.pdf
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Old 07-21-2014, 17:13   #4
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Great state to carry. Yes, we have some Draconian/Obamaian laws, but it only affects the NEW purchases of magazines or firearms. You can no longer buy magazines that hold more than 15 rounds here, but you can keep the ones you bought prior to the law. So high cap. mags are allowed as long as you don't buy them here. And no private sales. You can carry in just about all the National Forest here, shoot on the National Forest and carry open if you wanted to, everywhere but Denver and Breckenridge. If you carry in Denver - it HAS to be concealed. Some Denver PD officers I've talked to seem to be confused on concealed carry in Denver, but it's legal with a permit. "Assault rifles" in Denver are not legal. You can go into a bar packing heat, but you cannot carry "under the influence," which is not defined in our laws. It's up to the local PD chief or Sheriff as to how under the influence is defined, so it could vary between 0 to 0.08%.

Lots of good gun stores and ranges here, but heads up, quality ammo. is still hard to find.

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Old 07-22-2014, 13:00   #5
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It is not just private sales that are banned, it is private transfers. All kinds of things can be transfers. Use the link above in Hangunlaw and read the statutes yourself.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:42   #6
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Hi all - wondering if I can get any input from the folks who carry in Colorado.

I'm looking for any advice or side notes on concealed carry that any of you with experience in colorado could offer? Does anyone have any stories to tell, or experiences they can share? In general, how is it out there for the carry crowd?

I live in Iowa and have an iowa resident ccw. I'm taking a vacation with the family to Colorado. (Yeah, I know. CO has been pushing some asinine firearms laws in the last few years. I used to live there, and still have friends and family that I like to visit. And it's a beautiful place)

It's my understanding that the laws in colorado are fairly straight forward. don't carry in a federal building, don't carry in a K-12 school, don't carry in a public building that's posted 'no firearms'. and the obvious, don't carry when under the influence.

I've sent a note the Colorado State patrol asking if they can provide me the latest laws so I can ensure I'm in compliance.

But aside from the sterile response I'll likely get from CSP, would any of you have any advice on carrying concealed in CO?

For what it's worth, my EDC is a gen4 G26 in a white hat IWB holster. I'll be leaving my evil, nasty, deadly, high capacity G17 mags at home - sticking with 10rd G26 mags. I'm planning on spending some time in Steamboat Springs with the family, and a couple days with friends around Denver. I may also swing through Boulder (I used to work there) for a bite to eat (and quite possibly to laugh at hippies)

appreciate any input you folks can offer.


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Old 07-23-2014, 21:37   #7
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You will be fine. You pretty much covered the no carry areas. I carry daily. Even Denver is a piece of cake....and I carry OWB.
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Old 07-25-2014, 18:09   #8
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I think our recall elections show the true will of the people in co. You can also car carry a handgun any where in the state without any permit. Open carry is a city by city or town by town issue.
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