Full Infomation on our Academy Class, other classes, and general information on Blue Mesa Shooting Academy is listed below on this page & on our main page! (Click logo above, to enter our main page.)
Please call at any time with questions or for additional information on any of our classes! I do not mind evening or weekend calls.
(970) 249-2771

The Academy Class is not an NRA class!

 Blue Mesa Shooting Contact Information:
  Larry McWhirter
  123 Akard Ave.
  Montrose, CO 81401

  (970) 249 - 2771
  (970) 209-1340 Cell


Gift Certificates Available for all classes!
Tight Schedule???
Evening classes are available for disciplines that do not require range time —
E.G. Home Firearm Safety, Refuse to be a Victim, First Steps Rifle & Shotgun, RSO (Range Safety Officer), CRSO (Chief Range Safety Officer)

and for classroom portions of all other classes.
Click "Classes offered" below for a complete list of all Blue Mesa Shooting Classes
Classes offered by Blue Mesa Shooting

Contact Information for Blue Mesa Photography is identical to shooting Information!

Blue Mesa Photography Galleries:
Colorado National Monument

Ridgway State Park



Ouray, Co Switzerland of America

Las Vegas Strip @ Night


Concealed Carry, Personal & Home Defense Training, has been our specialties
for the past 17+ years & will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.
However, as noted in the blue heading directly above, we also offer a multitude
of additional classes including an extremely basic "Home Firearm Safety" class. We
offer custom classes designed to meet all your firearm and/or personal protection
training needs.
Gift Certificates are available for all Firearm Classes as well
as Photography Classes!
We offer private classes, often at no additional charge!
Click shooting logo (upper left) to view our shooting home page.
Next scheduled regular concealed carry class — Sat. Oct. 13
Weather permitting, & a two student minimum, this class
will be Offered about any time!
If weather prohibits this class, I will offer the Streamlined
Class. (This class substitutes Classroom dry fire practice
for range time) The two student minimum requirement applies
only to scheduled classes.

Next Scheduled Academy Class — January, 2019— Exact date
TBD! With a three or four student minimim, this class will
be offered about any time!

based on Larry's Gunsite 250 & 350 class training & we believe
this is the most comprehensive and complete class of it's kind
any where on the Western slope.
Consisting of eight 2½ hour evening classroom & three
range classes for a total of 30 hours of hands on training,
it concludes with an actual night shoot. Topics Covered
include Safe gun handling, personal and Home Protection,
and a 2½ hour law class based on Massad Ayoob's training
which includes a video detailing several shoot, don't shoot
Classroom training includes extensive "Hands on" dry fire
practice so students will be comfortable performing Live
Fire shooting exercises on the range. This class qualifies
for concealed carry permit training for Colorado, & is offered
three time per year — January, March, and September.
This is not an NRA Class!

Please call with any questions, concerns or to sign up.
(970) 249-2771

Click for Information on NRA's Refuse to be a Victim class (Non-Firearm)
I will conduct the below listed classes on both a scheduled as well as a private
basis at no additional charge with a two student minimum.
This minimum
applies only to private classes, not scheduled classes.

BMSA Scheduled Classes (By Date)

With a couple days lead time & a two student minimum
the below listed classes will be offered about any time.

Streamlined Concealed Carry Class Information
This class is identical to the regular one day Concealed Carry class
except classroom dry fire training is substituted for range time.
It is less expensive and requires significantly fewer hours to complete.
Dates are listed below & further details near bottom
of this page!
Regular One Day Concealed Carry Class —Saturday Sept. 22
Regular One Day Concealed Carry Class — Thursay Sept. 27
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class — Saturday Sept. 29

Streamlined Concealed Carry Class — Saturday Oct. 6
One Day Concealed Carry Class — Saturday Oct. 13
One Day Concealed Carry Class — Saturday Nov. 10
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class —Thursday Oct. 11
Defensive Shotgun, Home Protection — Sunday Oct. 14
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class — Saturday Nov. 3
One Day Concealed Carry Class — Saturday Nov. 10
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class — Sunday Nov . 11
Defensive Shotgun, Home Protection — Thursday Nov. 15
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class — Saturday Dec. 1
One Day Concealed Carry Class — Saturday Dec. 10

Links to NRA Class Documents:
NRA Instructor Training Program Pre-Course Questionnaire
Pistol Instructor Lesson Plans
Pistol Instructor Pre-Qualification
NRA Basic Pistol ILT Lesson Plans
NRA Basic Pistol Blended Lesson Plans
Rifle Instructor Lesson Plans

Blue Mesa Shooting Academy Class Photos

About Blue Mesa Shooting Academy
Blue Mesa Shooting Academy offers what we believe is the most
complete & comprehensive schedule of adult firearm training classes
in this area. ( See down-loadable PDF list near the top of this page.)
Larry McWhirter, owner and head instructor, has graduated from
both Gunsite Training Academy’s basic 250 & their more advanced
350 handgun classes.

Our specialty is handgun training (personal defense & concealed carry),
and we also offer the most basic firearm training classes available including
handgun, rifle & shotgun classes. Range Safety Officer & Chief Range Safety
Officer training & certifications are also available. Last, but certainly not least,
we offer“Defensive Shotgun Training.”
Our 30 hour “Academy” handgun class (see link above) is unsurpassed.
Based on Gunsite’s basic & more advanced training, we believe that it is the
most complete thorough, & comprehensive class of its’ kind in Western Colorado.

For those desiring even more training, we offer an “Advanced Academy Class.”
All range classes are conducted on a private range, so we are the only ones
present in the area.

NRA classes include NRA'S ILT (Instructor led training) and Phase 2 of their
blended basic pistol courses. We offer their rifle, shotgun, & both Personal
Protection In & Outside the Home Classes.

On top of all this,
we offer NRA’s “Refuse to be a Victim” a non-firearm
personal protection class, designed specifically for those who prefer
not to use a firearm. Please feel free to give us a call at any time to
discuss any of these classes in whatever detail you would prefer. If we
are out, please leave a message & we’ll get back to you promptly.

(970) 249-2771 E-Mail: larry@bluemesashooting.com
Table of Contents
Link to NRA's OnLine Training
Download our Shooting Brochure
One Day Concealed Carry Class Info
30 Hour Academy Class Info
NRA Instructor Certification Classes
NRA Student certification classes
Videos of an extremely advanced handgun class
Introduction to Blue Mesa Shooting Academy
Links of Interest
Colorado State Concealed Carry Statute
General Information
Blue Mesa Shooting Travel Agreement
Streamlined one day concealed carry class!

Blue Mesa Shooting Academy is now offering an optional, streamlined version of our one day
concealed carry (CHP) class. This shortened version will substitute classroom dry fire practice
shooting for range work & will shorten the regular class by a few hours, reduce the price of said
class from $110.00 to $75.00 & satisfy state requirements requiring students to show “competency”
with a handgun. This dry fire practice will be based on Gunsite Training Academy’s teaching since
Larry is a graduate of both their “250” & more advanced “350” pistol classes. As stated, this class
is an option & we will, of course, continue to offer our regular class, with range live fire shooting,
for those who desire more advanced training.  Additionally, streamlined students may take the
range class at a later date. Please call for further information, clarification, or questions.
(970) 249-2771
Compare our Concealed Carry Classes
either our one day or our full length Academy class to any other being offered on the Western Slope, & we
believe you will find ours to be the most thorough & complete available, especially since we include a
full 2½ hour law class with both classes! Normally offered on the second Saturday of each month, with
a two student minimum, these classes will be offered about any time.
Call (970) 249-2771 for further information.
One Day Concealed Carry Class information & dates:
NRA Instructor Certification Class Dates are listed on our Main Page!
Credit Cards Accepted via Pay Pal!

Gift Certificates are Available for both Firearm and Photography Classes!
Shooting (Main Page) | Table of Contents | Class Schedules
Concealed Carry (CHP) One Day Class   | Full Length (Academy Class)
Larry's Shooting Profile
Thoughts Page (Should be good for a grin or two)

General Information
Montrose Area Information
Directions to 123 Akard Ave. (Classroom & Office)
Please park in the parking area located
on South South Side of the Residence!
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