Gift Certificates are available for:
Firearm Classes as well as Photography Classes and/or Sittings!
We offer private classes!
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General Information (Below) — For specific Information click shooting logo (Upper Left)
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NRA Basic Pistol Ins. Certification — Jan. 28
NRA Basic Pistol Phase 2 Student — Feb. 4
One day Concealed Carry Class —Feb. 11
NRA Shotgun Ins. Certification Class — Feb. 18
NRA Basic Pistol Ins. Certification — Feb. 25
NRA Basic Pistol Phase 2 Student Class March 4
NRA's Refuse to be a Victim — March 5
One Day Concealed Cary Class — March 11
NRA Rifle Ins. Certification — March 18
NRA Instructor Pistol Certification — March 25
NRA Personal Protection in the Home Ins. Certification One Day Concealed Cary Class — April 8
NRA's Refuse to be a Victim— April 9
NRA Instructor Pistol Certification — April 22
NRA Instructor Pistol Certification — May 6
One Day Concealed Cary Class —May 13
NRA Rifle Ins. Certification — May 20
NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Ins. Certification — May 27
NRA Basic Pistol Phase II — June 3
One Day Concealed Cary Class — June 10
NRA Rifle Ins. Certification Class — June 17
NRA Instructor Pistol Certification— June 24
About Blue Mesa Shooting Academy
Blue Mesa Shooting Academy offers what we believe is the most complete & comprehensive list of adult firearm training classes in Western Colorado. See download able PDF list (in blue) above!.
Larry McWhirter, owner and head instructor, graduated from Gunsite Training Academy’s basic 250 & their more advanced 350 handgun classes. He is also an NRA certified instructor & training counselor in virtually every NRA discipline. (Instructors train & certify students, Training counselors train & certify instructors). Larry has taught professionally for 42 consecutive years. To the best of our knowledge, there are no other active firearm trainers in Western Colorado with these credentials.
Our specialty is handgun training (personal defense & concealed carry), but we also offer the most basic & beginning classes available anywhere. We also offer rifle & shotgun training as well as Range Safety Officer & Chief Range Safety Officer certifications. In addition, we offer a “Defensive Shotgun Class.”
Our 30 hour “Academy” handgun class (see link above) is unsurpassed in our area. Based on Gunsite’s more advanced training, we believe that it is the most complete & comprehensive class of its’ kind in Western Colorado, maybe even in the state. For those desiring even more training, we offer an “Advanced Academy Class.”
All our range classes are conducted on a private range, so we are the only ones present in the area. We, of course, offer NRA'S Phase 2 portion of their New blended basic pistol course. (Phase One is taken on-line.)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to NRA's OnLine Training
our regular one day (or our full length Academy class) to any others 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 for both courses! This is Larry's 42nd. year of professional teaching.
While normally offered on the second Saturday of each month, with a two or three student minimum, these classes will be offered just about any time.
Call (970) 249-2771 for further information.
Regular or streamlined class dates may be changed at student request!
(Regular Class) Weather Permitting
Feb. 11 (Student's Choice— Regular Class or Sreamlined)
NRA Instructor Certification Class Dates are listed on our Main Page!
Credit Cards Accepted!
Gift Certificates are Available for either Firearm or Photography Classes!
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