Gunsite Firearm Safety Rules

1. Always treat all guns as if they are loaded

2. Never point a gun at anything you are not willing to destroy

3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot

5. Always be sure of your target & what's beyond

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

  (970) 249 - 2771

Gift Certificates Available for all classes!

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)
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:
Featured Galleries of the Month:
Colorado National Monument

Ridgway State Park

Additional Galleries:



Ouray, Co Switzerland of America

Las Vegas Strip @ Night


Concealed Carry, Personal & Home Defense Training has been our specialties
for the past 18+ years & will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.
However, we also offer a multitude of additional classes. We offer "custom classes"
tailored to a specific individuals needs, wants and/or desires. Please give us a call.
I feel certain we can meet all your firearm and/or personal protection training needs.

Gift Certificates are available for all Firearm Classes as well
as Photography Classes & Sittings!

We offer private classes, often at no additional charge!

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

General Information (Below) — For specific
Information click shooting logo (Top of page, Upper Left)

Weather permitting, I will offer the regular Concealed Carry class about
any time! If weather prohibits this class, I will substitute the blended Class.

With two or three days lead time, any of the below listed classes will be offered about any time.

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 & their more advanced 350 handgun classes.

Larry has taught professionally for over 43 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 (home, personal defense & concealed carry),

and we also offer the most basic firearm training classes available including
handgun, rifle & shotgun classes. Range Safety Officer classes are also available.
Last, but certainly not least, we offer“Defensive Shotgun Training.”
Our 30 hour “Academy” handgun class is unsurpassed. Based on Gunsite’s basic
and 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 always the only ones
present in the area.

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: or

Table of Contents

Download our Shooting Brochure

One Day Concealed Carry Class Info

30 Hour Academy Class Info

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 $65.00 & 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 desiring 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.

Scheduled Concealed Carry Class Dates Through Oct. 5

Regular concealed Carry Class Wed. Sept. 11
Regular concealed Carry Class Thur. Sept 12
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class Fri Sept. 13
Regular concealed Carry Class Sat. Sept 14
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class Sun Sept 15
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class Sat. Sept. 21
Firearm Safety Class Sunday Sept. 22
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class Sat. Sept. 28
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class Tue. Oct.1
Regular Concealed Carry Class Sat. Oct. 5

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, Studio & Office)






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