Gunsite Firearm Safety Rules:
1. All guns are always loaded
2. Never Let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target
4. Always be certain of your target
 Blue Mesa Shooting Contact Information:
  Larry McWhirter
  123 Akard Ave.
  Montrose, CO 81401

  (970) 249 - 2771

Gift Certificates Are Available for all classes!
We offer Evening classes for disciplines that do not require range time & for classroom portions of all other classes.


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

Western Colorado Mountain Scenery

Bahamas Underwater

Ghost Rock, Utah San Rafael Swell


Details on all our Firearm class offerings are available on our main Page! Click logo Above to enter!
Concealed Carry, Personal & Home Defense Training, has been our specialties
for the past 18+ years & will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.
We also offer a multitude of additional classes including basic, & custom classes tailored
to a specific individuals needs, wants & desires. Please give us a call. I am certain we can
meet all your firearm training needs.
Gift Certificates are available for all Firearm Classes!

We offer private classes, often at no additional charge!

Click shooting logo (upper left) to enter our shooting home page.

General class Information is listed below. — For specific class
Information click shooting logo (Top of page, Upper Left)

Next Regular Scheduled One Day Concealed Carry Class — Sat. Oct. 19
Weather permitting, I will offer this class about any time!
If weather prohibits above class, I will substitute the blended Class.

With a couple days lead time, any of the below
classes will be offered about any time.

Link to blue Mesa Shooting Academy Class Photos:
Regular & Streamlined Concealed Carry Classes begin @ 8:00 A.M. (Unless noted otherwise)
Firearm Safety Classes begin at 9:00 A.M. (Unless noted otherwise)
Scheduled ClassesThrough :Nov. 30
Firearm Safety Class: Sunday Oct. 13
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class: Friday Oct. 25

Regular Concealed Carry Class: Sat. Nov. 2
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class: Wed. Nov. 6
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class: Sat. Nov. 23
Firearm Safety Class: Sun. Nov. 24
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class: Sat. Nov. 30

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
Gunsite Training Academy’s basic 250 and their more advanced
350 handgun classes.

Larry has taught professionally for over 44 consecutive years!

Our specialty is handgun training (Personal defense & concealed carry),
but we also offer the most basic firearm training classes available including handgun, rifle & shotgun classes.
Last, but certainly not least, we offer“Defensive Shotgun Training.” Our 30 hour “Academy” handgun class
is unsurpassed. Based on Gunsite’s basic & more advanced training, we believe 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.”
Blue Mesa has access to a private range, so we are the only ones present during classes..

(970) 249-2771 E-Mail: or
Streamlined one day concealed carry class information!
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 $65.00 & satisfy state requirements requiring students to show “competency”
with a handgun. This dry fire practice will be based on Gun site 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 desiring more advanced training.  Additionally, streamlined students
may take the range class at a later date. Please call for further information, clarifications, or questions
(970) 249-2771
Compare our Concealed Carry Classes:
Either our one day, Streamlined, or our full length Academy class to any being offered on the Western Slope,
and we believe you will find ours to be the most thorough & complete available, especially since we include a
full 2½ hour law class with all 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.
Credit Cards Accepted via Pay Pal!

Gift Certificates are Available for both Firearm and Photography Classes!
Larry's Shooting Profile
Directions to 123 Akard Ave. (Classroom & Office)





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