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.
The Academy Class is not an NRA class!
123 Akard Ave.
Montrose, CO 81401
(970) 249 - 2771
(970) 209-1340 Cell
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), 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
Concealed Carry, Personal & Home Defense Training, has been our
for the past 17+ years
continue to be so for the foreseeable future.
as noted in the blue heading directly above, we also offer a multitude
additional classes including an extremely basic "Home Firearm Safety" class. We
offer custom classes designed to meet
all your firearm and/or personal protection
Gift Certificates are available for all Firearm Classes as well
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
range time) The two student minimum requirement applies
to scheduled classes.
based on Larry's Gunsite 250 & 350 class
training & we believe
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,
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,
Classroom training includes extensive "Hands on" dry fire
will be comfortable performing Live
the range. This class qualifies
concealed carry permit training for Colorado, & is
three time per year — January, March, and September.
This is not an NRA Class!
Please call with any questions, concerns or to sign up.
Click for Information on NRA's Refuse to be a Victim class (Non-Firearm)
applies only to private classes,
not scheduled classes.
BMSA Scheduled Classes (By Date)
With a couple days lead time & a two student minimum
classes will be offered about any
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class Information
This class is identical to the regular one day Concealed Carry class
dry fire training is substituted for
less expensive and
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:
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
training & certifications are also available. Last, but certainly not least,
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
present in the area.
NRA classes include NRA'S ILT (Instructor led training) and Phase 2 of
We offer their rifle,
& both Personal
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!
Please park in the parking area located
South Side of the Residence!
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