Full Information on our Academy Class, Concealed Carry Classes, all other classes, and general information for Blue Mesa Shooting Academy is listed below on this page & on our main page. (Click shooting logo, above) to view our main page.
Please call at any time with questions or for additional information on any of our classes! Evening and weekend calls are welcome!
(970) 249-2771

Firearm Safety Classes are available which should satisfy court ordered firearm Courses & are also designed for beginning students!

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

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

Gift Certificates are Available for
all classes!
Tight Schedule???
Evening classes are available for disciplines that do not require range time —
E.G. Firearm Safety, First Steps, and for classroom portions of all other classes.

Link to Custom Holster Manfacturers Web Sites

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.
We offer a multitude of custom classes including an extremely basic"Home Firearm Safety" class.
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. Dec. 8
Weather permitting, & a two student minimum, this class
will be Offered about any time!
Should in-climate weather prohibit the Regular class, I will offer
the Streamlined Class. (This class substitutes Classroom dry
fire practice for range time) & qualifies for concealed carry
training. The two student minimum requirement does not
to scheduled classes.

Next Scheduled Academy Class — January, 2019— Exact date
TBD! With a three or four student minimum, this class will
be offered about any time!
based on Gunsites 250 & more advanced 350 class training,
we believe this is the most Complete & comprehensive class
of it's kind on the Western slope. Consisting of 8 2½ hour
evening classroom and three range classes, for a total of 30
hours of hands on training, it concludes with an optional night
shoot. Topics Covered include Safe gun handling, personal & Home
Protection, & a 2½ hour law class based on training by Massad
ayoob and has been approved by a local attorney. included is
a video detailing several shoot, don't shoot scenarios.
Classroom training includes numerous handouts, additional videos,
& dry fire practice so students will be comfortable performing Live Fire
on the range.
Normally offered three time each year — January, March, & September,
but with a three or four student minimum, will be taught about
any time. This class meets requirements for Colorado concealed
carry permit training.
Please call with any questions, concerns or to sign up.
Evening & weekend calls are welcome.
(970) 249-2771
Download a pDF Flyer of the above referenced class
Download a PDF flyer of Custom Holster Manufactures

Streamlined Concealed Carry Class Information
This class is identical to the regular one day Concealed Carry class
with one exception, dry fire training in the classroom is substituted for
range time. It is less expensive and requires fewer hours to complete.

Dates are listed below & further details near bottom
of this page!
I will conduct the below listed classes on a scheduled or on 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 — Sunday Nov . 11
Defensive Shotgun, Home Protection — Thursday Nov. 15
One Day Concealed Carry Class — Sat. Nov. 17
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class — Sunday Dec. 2


Streamlined Concealed Carry Class — Saturday Dec. 1
One Day Concealed Carry Class — Saturday Dec. 8
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class —
Wednesday, Dec. 12

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. 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),
but, we also offer the most basic firearm training classes available including
handgun, rifle, shotgun,& Range Safety Officer classes. Last, but certainly not
least, we offer a Defensive Shotgun Class. We believethis class is the most
complete, thorough, & comprehensive of its' kind in Western Colorado!
(See information paragraph above!)

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 during class activities.

Please feel free to give me a call at any time to discuss any of these classes
in whatever detail you would prefer. If i am out, please leave a message & I'll get
back to you promptly.
As stated above, weekend & evening calls are welcome!
(970) 249-2771 E-Mail: larry@bluemesashooting.com
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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 substitutes
classroom dry fire practice shooting for range work & will shorten the regular
class by several hours, reduce the price of said class from $110.00 to $75.00
and satisfy state requirements requiring students to show “competency” with
a handgun. This dry fire practice will be based on Gunsite Training Academy’s
teaching as Larry is a graduate of both their “250” & more advanced “350” pistol
classes. Again, this class is an option & we will, of course, continue to offer
our regular class, with range live fire for those who desire more advanced
training. Additionally, streamlined students may take the range class at a later
date by simply paying the additional $35.00 difference between these two classes.
Range class must be taken during a regular Concealed carry class!
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(content approved by a local attorney)
 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 additional information!
Gift Certificates are Available for both Firearm and Photography Classes!
Larry's Shooting Profile

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