Eron Ahmer, Owner of Sulphur Gulch Gunsmithing, has spent the last 40+ 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 Ben Lomond Gun Club, Lifetime Member of the NRA's Whittington Center Gun Club, and Colorado Rifle Club where he is a Board Member and the High Power Range Director.
Eron started competitive shooting in 1995 and has shot a number of disciplines including Highpower Mid-range, Palma and Long Range, 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 or High Master classifications in several disiplines, several Regional Championship wins, 3 National Championships and National Record Holder in NRA Black Powder Target Rifle competition. He is also 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. In September of 2019, Eron is honored to have made it on to the United States National Rifle Team, shooting a Palma rifle from the 1000 yardline in a tryout at Raton, NM. And after shooting in tryouts at Houston and Phoenix, in November 2020, Eron was named as a shooting member of the 2023 US Palma Team.