Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW) is serious business and you should have some CCW Permit Training so that you are familiar with all the laws and safety issues of carrying a concealed weapon in public. Some people take CCW Permit Training and choose not to get a permit. They want to learn the laws regarding the use, storage, and transportation of firearms as all responsible gun owners should and may not want the responsibility of carrying in public on a daily basis. These issues and more are covered by (HGWTC) Have Gun Will Train Colorado’s CCW Permit Training Programs.
In Colorado, a weapon is concealed on your person if it is placed out of sight so as not to be discernible or apparent by ordinary observation. This means that if you can tell its a handgun its not concealed. Also in Colorado, the permit is called a Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP).
You will see people open carrying a handgun in public but I do not recommend it. This can be very dangerous for you and the people around you. We are seeing more incidents where people have lost their guns to a criminal in public and then had that gun used in a crime. Sometimes the gun owner has been charged in these incidents for negligence and held responsible for what the criminal did with the gun. CCW Permit Training will teach you about the pros and cons of different types of handgun carry.
Colorado is a shall issue state and that means that if you qualify to have the concealed handgun they will issue you the permit. Unlike other states that are may issue like New York, New Jersey, and California. At last count there were 9 may issue states in this country. These states are allowed to use their own discretion in either issuing or denying a permit. Some may-issue states require an applicant to show “good cause” for obtaining a permit.
Colorado Concealed Handgun Permit holders enjoy many freedoms other states do not have. The Colorado concealed handgun permit is valid in 35 states. This CCW Permit Training is great information for anyone who wishes to have a handgun for self-protection in or out of the home or business. With a little knowledge, many people can have a handgun for self-protection in many parts of their life without a permit. A permit and CCW Permit Training give you the freedom of being able to carry in public while following the rules.
Many things learned in CCW Permit Training programs from HGWTC:
Picking the best handgun for your circumstances
Is there a best caliber for a self-defense handgun
Where you can carry your handgun without a permit
No Gun Signs and Colorado’s unfriendly gun communities
Where you can carry concealed in Colorado
Transporting Loaded/Unloaded handguns in vehicles
Traffic stops when you have a gun in the vehicle
Safe Storage of firearms and ammunition
Standard handgun operations and Firearm Cleaning (Administrative Handling)
Issues of Deadly and Non Deadly Force
Many topics are covered in these classes and the 4 hours spent is well worth it for anyone who owns a handgun for self-defense. In addition, anyone who takes a CCW Permit Training class from HGWTC gets shooting time at no additional charge. Sign up today for this important training.
Additional Articles of Interest:
- Facts From Instructors at Concealed Carry Expo
- Student Question- Which Gun to Buy
- Can I Defend Myself With A Small Caliber Handgun
- Intervention With A Concealed Handgun
- Vehicle Firearm Tactics for Concealed Carry
DISCLAIMER: Have Gun Will Train Colorado and Rick Sindeband does NOT give legal advice. Any reference to laws or regulations is legal education. You should seek competent legal advice if you own a firearm for self-defense. Discuss the legal ramifications of firearms and self-defense with a knowledgeable attorney who specializes in CRIMINAL LAW in your local jurisdiction. Law, both statutory and common, regarding self-defense varies widely from one area to the next and is constantly changing.