Training with America's militias

Members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through shooting drills during the III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise, which they describe as the largest patriot event in the country, outside Fountain, Colo. Now in its third year, the annual weekend training camp offers open long range and static range shooting, close-quarter combat shooting and pistol classes as well as archery and ham radio licensing. (Reuters, FTX)

Photographs by Jim Urquhart/Reuters

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Training with America’s militias

Members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through shooting drills during III% United Patriots Field Training Exercise outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

Targets stand in a field where members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through shooting drills during III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

Members of self-described patriot groups and militias prepare to run through shooting drills during III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

Storm clouds approach members of self-described patriot groups and militias during III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

Members of self-described patriot groups and militias stow equipment in their camper during III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

Members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through shooting drills during III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

A member of self-described patriot groups and militias prepares to shoot a .50 caliber rifle during III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

Members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through shooting drills during III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

Members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through shooting drills during III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

A participant prepares ammunition along with members of self-described patriot groups and militias before running through shooting drills during III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

A member of self-described patriot groups and militias prepares to shoot a .50 caliber rifle during III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

Members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through close quarter combat shooting drills during III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

Members of self-described patriot groups and militias walk with their rifles through camp during III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise, which they describe as the largest patriot event in the country, outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

Members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through close quarter combat shooting drills during III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise, which they describe as the largest patriot event in the country, outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

A tattoo reads “We the People” as members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through close quarter combat shooting drills during III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

Members of self-described patriot groups and militias run through close quarter combat shooting drills during III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

View of the III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise camp during a patriot event in the country, outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

Members of self-described patriot groups and militias gather for III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

Members of self-described patriot groups and militias gather for III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

Chaplain Ed Bowman holds a camouflage bible as he leads members of self-described patriot groups and militias in a religious service during III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise outside Fountain, Colo., July 30, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

Chaplain Ed Bowman leads members of self-described patriot groups and militias in a religious service during III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

Members of self-described patriot groups and militias walk to the shooting range during III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Training with America’s militias

Many members of self-described patriot groups and militias wore patches during III% United Patriots’ Field Training Exercise outside Fountain, Colo., July 29, 2017. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)