Eron Ahmer, Owner of Sulphur Gulch Gunsmithing, has spent the last 35+ years as an avid shooter, gun owner, and active NRA member.
Eron remembers his first gunsmithing project was building a T/C Hawken 50 Cal. Muzzleloader from a kit, long before these kits came with the metal parts fit and finished. This was around 1982 and was the start of hobby gunsmithing for himself and friends. Over the years his passion for firearms grew into the desire to have his own gunsmithing business.
Eron is a 2008 Graduate of the Gunsmithing Program at Trinidad State Jr. College, one of the country's top gunsmithing schools. After graduation, Eron was chosen to build a custom rifle for the incoming NRA President. He presented this rifle to NRA President Ron Schmeits at the May, 2009 NRA annual meeting in Phoenix. The rifle is pictured at the top of the Rifles page.
In July of 2011, Sulphur Gulch Gunsmithing was opened. At the time, Eron was working along side a Master gunsmith at another shop in the Parker, CO area. He is a current member of the Colorado Gun Collectors Association, Golden Gun Club, Ben Lomond Gun Club, Lifetime Member of the NRA's Whittington Center Gun Club, and Colorado Rifle Club where he is Match Director for the Black Powder Target Rifle long range matches held on the 1000 yard High Power range.
Eron started competitive shooting in 1995 and has shot a number of disciplines including Highpower Mid-range, Palma, Smallbore Prone, Highpower Silhouette, Smallbore Silhouette, Garand Matches, Lever Action Silhouette, Black Powder Target Rifle, Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Silhouette, Schuetzen Indoor Gallery and .22 Benchrest.
Eron has shown himself to be a serious competitor in the shooting sports holding Master classifications in several disiplines, Regional Championship wins, 3 National Championships and National Record Holder in NRA Black Powder Target Rifle competition. He also is a former American Creedmoor Cup Champion, winning that title at the Ben Avery range in Phoenix for three consecutive years against some of the best Long Range Black Powder Target Rifle shooters in the country.