Road trip from Texas to Colorado

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    Road trip from Texas to Colorado

    I'll be traveling to Colorado from Texas, via Oklahoma and Kansas. It's so nice to be able to carry concealed the whole way and have full reciprocity. I've printed out each state's reciprocity information and will be taking that along with me in case I'm stopped by an LEO and need to show that I can legally carry. Anything I should be aware of? I don't plan to actually stay over in OK or KS; just driving straight through to CO.
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    You need a new GPS if it is sending you though OK and KS to get to CO from TX.

    Enjoy your trip, and stay safe and away from all the fires.
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    Can't think of anything you need to know about for CO, other than OC'ing in Denver, but if you only CC, that shouldn't be an issue.

    Hope you have a good trip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by farronwolf View Post
    You need a new GPS if it is sending you though OK and KS to get to CO from TX.

    Enjoy your trip, and stay safe and away from all the fires.
    Probably wanting to stop in Oklahoma to see a real football team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlr1m View Post
    Probably wanting to stop in Oklahoma to see a real football team.
    If that were the case, it'd take him to the Southeast
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    For Oklahoma:

    Your license is recognized.
    Notify officer if stopped.
    Signs don't matter.
    Carry anywhere but government buildings, schools and where sales of alcohol constitute the primary business of the establishment.
    Castle doctrine applies to vehicles.
    Stand your ground applies anywhere you have a legal right to be and so long as you are not engaged in illegal activities.
    Use of deadly force in defense of others might be iffy, though I believe it's legally justified.
    No open carry (until November 1st).

    That's the basics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farronwolf View Post
    You need a new GPS if it is sending you though OK and KS to get to CO from TX.

    Enjoy your trip, and stay safe and away from all the fires.
    GPS and Google Maps show two routes, one up 35 to I-70, via OK and KS, the other through New Mexico to Colorado. The first route is faster to Denver.

    Both are faster than the route they took in "Lonesome Dove"!
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    In Kansas; the speed limit on I-35 (KS Turnpike), I-135 (except Wichita metro area) and I-70 is 75.

    Also 75 on I-70 in eastern Colorado until near Denver.

    With a Permit/License, loaded handgun in a vehicle in legal in Kansas.

    Loaded handgun in a vehicle is legal in Colorado, with or without a Permit/License. Loaded long gun is prohibited.

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    I go through Kansas to get to Oklahoma and parts of Texas.

    Some of the states you mentioned you must notify if stopped. Colorado you do not but never hurts

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    Watch for gunbuster signs in KS,,,,sometimes they are small.....

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    You shouldn't have any problems at all thru Kansas. Just don't enter anywhere it's posted 'legally' with the gunbuster sign, and that's the only sign that's legally recognized. It's essentially legal to cc anywhere but Fedl land and the Governor's mansion , unless it's posted with the AG approved signage. Doubt you will run into any. Stop in the towns for restroom stops, not the highway rest stops in the western 1/3rd of Kansas on I-70, especially at night. It's not required to notify if stopped by an LEO, unless they ask.... but most people do inform and the officer's do appreciate it. They are very professional about it and would only tell you thanks for letting them know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksthumper View Post
    In Kansas; the speed limit on I-35 (KS Turnpike), I-135 (except Wichita metro area) and I-70 is 75.

    Also 75 on I-70 in eastern Colorado until near Denver.

    With a Permit/License, loaded handgun in a vehicle in legal in Kansas.

    Loaded handgun in a vehicle is legal in Colorado, with or without a Permit/License. Loaded long gun is prohibited.
    The speed limit is 70 on I-35 all through Oklahoma, with the exception of the Oklahoma City area where it slows to 60 (significant as the OK city area is rather large; largest city in the US in area if you don't count multi-county cities).
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    I want to thank all of you for your comments, suggestions, and thoughts. Just got back to Texas and had no issues at all. Wasn't stopped, carried everywhere, and the best part was that I didn't see a single gun-buster sign anywhere! I was sure that Colorado would be all up-in-arms against arms, but that wasn't the case. I posted elsewhere about my experience in a movie theater in Denver, but no one asked so I didn't tell!

    We had a great time in Winter Park and Keystone. Next year we plan to go back and try the route from Texas, through New Mexico, to Colorado, up I-25.
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    Congrats on the safe trip. Glad you didnt have any trouble.
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