Local business owner offers conceal carry courses
A new resource for buying firearms and completing concealed carry courses has arrived in Grand County.
Earlier this year owner of High Mountain Firearms, Seth Stern, began offering concealed carry courses out of his classroom in Granby, allowing residents to apply for their concealed carry permits to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.
High Mountain Firearms is an e-commerce site licensed out of Granby that allows patrons to shop online for firearms, ammunition and accessories from a variety of warehouses.
“I think there’s enough enthusiasts here to sustain the business and to offer something that most people in Grand County haven’t had, which is access to Front Range Pricing in Grand County,” said Stern.
Stern said the site sells everything short Class III NFA weapons, weapons and accessories banned by the National Firearm Act. The store also offers minor custom weapon modifications.
One of Stern’s biggest services is a class he teaches on concealed carry. The two-hour course goes over everything from basic gun safety, to laws regarding using a concealed weapon and how to go about carrying a weapon in a pragmatic way.
“I built the entire class on the ideas of pragmatic application for everything,” said Stern. “There are thoughts and actions that have to take place in a crisis, and well before the crisis, in order for it to go reasonably well.”
Stern’s class focuses on the practical applications of conceal and carry, and emphasizes the minutia often glossed over in similar courses. He discusses picking the correct holster for your outfit, preventing unnecessary hysteria when someone spots your weapon, and even how to handle a weapon when you go into a public restroom.
“Nobody has ever been taught this in a class,” said Stern. “But the first time that you encounter this situation shouldn’t be when you walk in the bathroom.”
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