Link to:
Mill Creek Shooting Resort AKA
Old Town
36710 County Road CC36
Saguache, CO 81149
Mile Marker 48 — Hwy 114


Have a desire to shoot a rifle
accurately at extreme distances
of 600 yards or more? Mill Creek
shooting is your answer. I know,
I've been there, done that!

Photos in galleries 1 — 3 by
Frances McWhirter

Photo Gallery 1

Photo Gallery 2
Photo Gallery 3

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

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

  E-Mail:
larry@bluemesashooting.com

Gift Certificates Available for all classes!
Tight Schedule???
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
Classes offered by Blue Mesa Shooting

Contact Information for Blue Mesa Photography is identical to shooting information!

Blue Mesa Photography Galleries:
Colorado National Monument

Ridgway State Park

500PX

Flickr

Ouray, Co Switzerland of America

Las Vegas Strip @ Night

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Concealed Carry, Personal & Home Defense Training, has been our speciaities
for the past 16+ years & will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.
However, as noted in the blue heading directly above, we also offer a multitude
of additional classes. We offer NRA's extremely basic "Home Firearm Safety"
& their "Refuse to be a Victim " a non-firearm personal protection class. We
offer "custom classes" tailored to a specific individuals needs, wants & desires.
Please give us a call. I am 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!
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)
Next Scheduled One Day Concealed Carry Class — May 12
Weather permitting, & a two student minimum, this class
will be Offered about any time!
If weather prohibits above class, I will offer the blended Class

Next Academy Class — Sept. (Exact date tBD)

Click link directly above for Information!
Click for Information on NRA's Refuse to be a Victim class (Non-Firearm)
BMSA Scheduled Classes (By Date) through Nov. 1, 2018

Students desiring to take NRA's Blended Phase 2 Basic Pistol Class — (not the ILT class)
must first complete Phase 1 on-line.   Here is the link to that class!
Please feel free to call with any questions or concerns.
(970) 249-2771

The (full) designation on the below listed ILT (Instructor Led Training)
pistol classes is a reference only to the type of class, (it includes both revolver
& semi-automatic pistol training) not that the class is sold out. Instructors have
three options when teaching this class. The first option is to teach the "full"
class (described above), the second option is to conduct only revolver training,
& the third option is to conduct only semi-automatic pistol training.
Blue Mesa Shooting normally offers only the "full class."
With two or three days lead time, & at least two students, the below listed
student classes will be offered about any time.
Only
NRA Instructor courses require a four student minimum.
NRA classes are noted, as such, below. The balance of the listed classes are
non NRA.
May
Basic Pistol ILT (Full) Class — Friday May 25
NRA Pistol Instructor Certification — Saturday May 26

June
NRA's Basic Rifle Class — Friday June 1 (Pre-requisite for
Rifle Instructor course)
NRA Rifle Instructor Certification Class — Saturday June 2 & 3
NRA Home Firearm Safety Class — Tuesday June 5
One Day Concealed Carry Class — Saturday June 9
NRA Basic Pistol Class, Blended Phase 2 — Sunday June 10
NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor Class — Sat. June 16
NRA Home Firearm Safety Class — Sunday June 17
NRA Basic Pistol ILT (Full) Class — Friday June 22
NRA Instructor Pistol Certification — Saturday June 23 & 24
Defensive Shotgun — Saturday, June 30

July
NRA Home Firearm Safety Class — Friday, July 6
NRA Basic Pistol (Full) ILT Class — Saturday, July 7
NRA's Refuse to be a Victim — Sunday, July 8
NRA Basic Pistol Class, Blended Phase 2 — Friday, July 13
One Day Concealed Carry Class — Saturday, July 14
Range Safety Officer — Sunday, July 15 1:00 P.M.
NRA Basic Pistol ILT (Full) Class — Tuesday, July 17
NRA's Basic Rifle Class — Friday July 20 (Pre-requisite for
Rifle Instructor course)
NRA Rifle Instructor Certification Class — Saturday July 21
NRA's Refuse to be a Victim — Sunday July 22
NRA Basic Pistol (Full) ILT Class — Friday July 27
NRA Instructor Pistol Certification — Sat. July 28
August
NRA's Refuse to be a Victim — Wednesday August 1 (Evening Class)
NRA Basic Pistol ILT (Full) Class — Friday August 3
Range Safety Officer — Saturday August 4
NRA Home Firearm Safety Class — Sunday August 5 (Evening Class)
NRA Basic Pistol Class, Blended Phase 2 — Friday August 10
One Day Concealed Carry Class — Saturday, August 11
Range Safety Officer — Sunday, August 12
NRA's Basic Rifle Class — Friday August 17 (Pre-requisite for
Rifle Instructor course)
NRA Rifle Instructor Certification Class — Saturday, August 18
Defensive Shotgun — wednesday — August 22
NRA Basic Pistol ILT Class (Full) — Friday, August 24
NRA Instructor Pistol Certification — Sat. August 25
NRA's Refuse to be a Victim — Friday — august 31

September
Range Safety Officer — Saturday, Sept. 1
NRA Home Firearm Safety Class — Sunday Sept 2
NRA's Refuse to be a Victim — Wednesday Sept. 5
One Day Concealed Carry Class — Saturday, Sept 8
Defensive Shotgun — Sunday, Sept. 9
NRA Home Firearm Safety Class — Tuesday, Sept. 11
NRA's Basic Rifle Class — Friday Sept. 14 (Pre-requisite for
Rifle Instructor course)
NRA Rifle Instructor Certification Class — Saturday, Sept. 15
NRA's Refuse to be a Victim — Wednesday, Sept.19 (Evening Class)
NRA Personal Protection in the Home — Saturday. Sept. 22
NRA Basic Pistol ILT (Full) Class — Friday, Sept. 28
NRA Instructor Pistol Certification — Saturday, Sept. 29
NRA Rifle Instructor Certification Class — Sat. Oct. 27

October
Range Safety Officer — Friday, Oct. 5
Chief Range Safety Officer (Instructor Class) Sat., Oct. 6
One Day Concealed Carry Class — Saturday, Oct. 13
NRA Basic Pistol Class, Blended Phase 2— Oct. 14
NRA Basic Pistol ILT (Full) Class —
Sunday Oct. 19
NRA Instructor Pistol Certification — Oct. 20

NRA's Refuse to be a Victim — Oct. 22
NRA's Basic Rifle Class — Friday Oct. 26
NRA Rifle Instructor Certification Class — Sat. Oct. 27
NRA Basic Pistol ILT (Full) Class — Thursday Nov. 1


Links to NRA Class Documents:

Pistol Instructor Lesson Plans

Pistol Instructor Pre-Qualification

NRA Basic Pistol ILT Lesson Plans

NRA Basic Pistol Blended Lesson Plans

Rifle Instructor Lesson Plans


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.
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 43 consecutive years & to the best of our
knowledge, is the only NRA Certified Training Counselor in Montrose, Delta,
Gunnison, Ouray, and San Miguel Counties in Western Colorado!
Again, 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),

and we also offer the most basic firearm training classes available including
handgun, rifle & shotgun classes. Range Safety Officer & Chief Range Safety
Officer training & certifications are also available. Last, but certainly not least,
we 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 ones
present in the area.

NRA classes include NRA'S ILT (Instructor led training) and Phase 2 of their
blended basic pistol courses. We offer their rifle, shotgun, & both Personal
Protection 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: larry@bluemesashooting.com

Table of Contents
Link to NRA's OnLine Training
Download our Shooting Brochure
One Day Concealed Carry Class Info
30 Hour Academy Class Info
NRA Instructor Certification Classes
NRA Student certification classes
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
New!
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.
One Day Concealed Carry Class information & dates:
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!
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 & Office)
Blue Mesa Photography Home Page
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1975 - 1977
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1978 - 2007

   
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