3rd Annual



.50 Cal


.50 Cal BMG Rifle & Machine Gun

(other calibers welcome)



.50 cal BMG


Military Vehicle Display


20mm Swiss Solothurn

May 3, 4 & 5, 2002
Morgan County, Colorado 
(70 miles from downtown Denver, directions below , MAP)
Hosted by  Rocky Mountain Gun Owners &
Rocky Mountain Fifty Caliber Shooting Association

Times of Shoot                     Fri. 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm  (Fire conditions permitting,  i.e. tracers, incendiary)                           
Sat. 8:00 am - 10:00 pm (Fire conditions permitting,  i.e. tracers, incendiary)                          
Sun. 8:00 am - 12:00 Noon                
Gate Opens 7:00 am  Saturday and Sunday to general public

Fees:  Spectators $5.00 each (RMGO members $4 each)       Children under 12 FREE
Shooter's Space $80.00    Pre-Registered $70.00    Camping $15.00 (no hookups, no open fires)
Vendors $50.00 10’X10’ space (contact RMGO)

No alcoholic beverages allowed on the property!

Rent a .50 cal. rifle to hit a reactive target!

5 shots $15.00 or 3 shots $10.00

Machine guns for rent (priced separately)


For Shooters Space information, contact:

Bob McBride
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James McCutchan

Paul Walukewicz



Or write:

6585 W. Mississippi Pl.
Lakewood, CO  80232




P. O. BOX 3114
DENVER, CO. 80201


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From I-76 --
Exit at Hudson (30 miles from I-25) and go East on Highway 52 (though Hwy. 52 curves North to Wiggins, go straight East) for 37 miles on paved/dirt road to intersection of Road F & Road 14 (14 miles east of the Weld/Morgan county border).  Follow the .50 signs!

From I-70 --
Bennett exit go North on State Hwy. 79 for 23 miles to State Hwy. 52 at Prospect Valley; go East on Highway 52 (Hwy. 52 curves North to Wiggins, go straight East) to intersection of Road F & Road 14 (14 miles east of the Weld/Morgan county border).  Follow the .50 signs!


Sponsored by Colorado’s Largest Gun Rights Organization

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners

Rocky Mountain Fifty Caliber Shooting Assoc.

Vermont-style permit bill, HB1242, passes --
Poor CCW bill dies in Senate Committee

Feb. 14, 2002 -- Today the House State Affairs Committee passed Rep. Dave Schultheis’ HB1242, the good concealed carry permit bill, by a party line vote of 5-4 (all the committee’s Republicans supported the bill, while all the Democrats opposed it).

Schultheis framed his bill as a step toward “maximizing freedom and minimizing restrictions” on law-abiding Colorado citizens.  The bill contains reciprocity language, including a provision so that Vermont citizens (who have real concealed carry freedom with a permitless system) can exercise their rights to self-protection while in Colorado.

For years the compromisers have been trying to define “gun heroes” but failing miserably – most of their so-called heroes in the legislature are in opposition to real concealed carry reform.  Dave Schultheis, on the other hand, is truly one of those heroes who has shown true grit in sticking to his guns (if you’ll pardon the pun).

You can read a summary of the bill here.

Thanks to all who put pressure on committee members to push this one through, but don’t rest: we’ve got an even bigger battle now.

The bill was passed on to the House Appropriations Committee, where members aren’t as conservative as State Affairs.  We’ll advise when the Appropriations hearing gets closer, but that committee always has a huge backlog of bills.  This could delay HB1242 by as much as a month.

SB60 dead

Much to the dismay of the institutional gun lobby (which has studiously ignored the better concealed carry bill, so as not to appear too “pro-gun”) but not to RMGO, Sen. Ken Chlouber’s SB60 died in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.  We opposed the bill for a great number of reasons, the greatest of which is that this year's debate will greatly affect the battle next year (when we stand a decent chance of passing a bill, given good results from the 2002 elections).

Once again, Chlouber (R-Leadville) tried to sell his bill as a restriction on renegade sheriffs who issue permits without any standards (current state law forces law enforcement to do full background checks and gather fingerprints).  Chlouber even added on an amendment to require applicants to apply only to their sheriff, which would eliminate the one safety valve citizens have right now. 

It was instructive to listen to the pro-gun activists, all of whom supported the concept of concealed carry but few of whom knew the sordid details of this compromise bill and why they should oppose it.  Why did this happen?  Simply put, it is three letters: N R A.  They ignored the better bill, and put all their effort into a sponsor who desperately wanted to pass ANY bill and a bill with dozens of holes.  For dozens of reasons, SB60 was a disaster, but the Colorado State Shooting Association, Firearms Coalition of Colorado, and others paraded up to heap praise on a bill they should have known was a dead duck (and their praises, therefore, only reinforced the bad items of the bill as starting points for next year's battle).

Though SB60’s proponents were willing to give up just about anything to pass the bill, Senate Democrats voted against the bill, and Sen. Mark Hillman (R-Burlington) took several opportunities to voice his displeasure at the bad provisions of the bill.

The Senate Judiciary also killed Sen. Pat Pascoe’s SB155, which would (just like SB60) stop “renegade sheriffs” from issuing permits to citizens outside of their counties.

Vermont-Style CCW Permits*
HB1242 by State Rep. Dave Schultheis

Full bill text
(requires Acrobat Reader)

Bill Summary

  • Requires each sheriff to issue a permit to any person who applies and is eligible to possess a handgun under federal and state law.
  • Requires permit be issued or denied within 15 days of application.
  • Makes permits effective in all areas of the state except in areas in which the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal law.
  • Makes permits valid for 5 years and renewable for 5-year periods.
  • Requires each sheriff to request a CBI background check to determine eligibility, and allows a fee no greater than $100.
  • Prohibits a sheriff from imposing any criteria or requirements on a permit applicant beyond those specified in the Act.
  • Directs sheriffs to provide each applicant with information on safety courses available and law applicable to the legal use of deadly force.
  • Indemnifies sheriff from damages arising from the issuance of a permit if the sheriff acted in good faith in issuing the permit.
  • Provides reciprocity for permits issued by any state that accepts permits issued in Colorado.
  • Repeals authority of a chief of police to issue permits.
  • Allows existing permits to expire naturally.  Any permit issued prior to July 1, 2002 shall expire on expiration date specified on permit.

* Note: HB1242 is not a “Vermont Law” bill, as it still requires a permit.  A true “Vermont Law” is the absence of penalties for carrying concealed without a permit.  Therefore, HB1242 is considered a Vermont-STYLE permit bill: it puts the burden of proof on government to prove why a citizen is not allowed to possess a firearm (and therefore not allowed to carry).  If passed, HB1242 would be the second best CCW law in the nation.


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