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

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.)
Also, for classroom portions of all other classes
Click "Classes offered" immediately below for a complete list of all Blue Mesa Shooting Classes
Classes offered by Blue Mesa Shooting


While concealed carry training is our specialty, as noted above, we offer many
additional classes. We even offer a non-firearm personal protection class.
Please give us a call. We feel certain we can meet your firearm and/or personal
protection training needs.
Gift Certificates are available for:
Firearm Classes as well as Photography Classes and/or 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 (Upper Left)

Next Scheduled One Day Concealed Carry Class — Sept. 9
Next Academy Class — Sept. 14, 7:00 P.M.
  Click for Information!

Click for Information on NRA's Refuse to be a Victim class (Non-Firearm)

BMSA Scheduled Classes (By Date) through Jan.
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."
NRA Basic Pistol Class — Blended  Phase 2 — Aug. 24
NRA Basic Pistol (Full) ILT Class —Aug. 25
NRA Instructor Pistol Certification — Aug. 26
NRA's Refuse to be a Victim — Aug. 31
NRA Basic Pistol Class — Blended  Phase 2 — Sept. 2
NRA's Refuse to be a Victim — Sept. 3
One Day Concealed Carry Class — Sept. 9
NRA Home FireArm Safety Class — Sept. 10
Academy Class: Sept. 14, 2017 — 7:00 P.M.
NRA Rifle Instructor Certification Class — Sept. 16
NRA Basic Pistol (Full) ILT Class — Sept. 22
NRA Instructor Pistol Certification — Sept. 23
Range Safety Officer Class (RSO) — Sept. 30
NRA Instructor Personal Protection in the Home — Oct. 7
NRA Home FireArm Safety Class — Oct. 10 (Morning Class)
NRA Home FireArm Safety Class — Oct. 10 (Evening Class)
NRA Home FireArm Safety Class — Oct. 11 (Evening Class)
One Day Concealed Carry Class — Oct. 14
NRA Basic Pistol Class — Blended Phase 2 — Oct. 15
NRA Rifle Instructor Certification Class — Oct. 21
NRA Basic Pistol (Full) ILT Class — Oct. 26
NRA Basic Pistol (Full) ILT Class — Oct. 27
NRA Instructor Pistol Certification — Oct. 28

NRA Basic Pistol Class — Blended Phase 2 — Nov. 4
NRA's Refuse to be a Victim — Nov. 8 (Evening Class)

One Day Concealed Carry Class — Nov.11
NRA Basic Pistol (Full) ILT Class — Nov. 17
NRA Instructor Pistol Certification — Nov. 18
NRA's Refuse to be a Victim — Nov. 28 (Evening Class)
Range Safety Officer Class (RSO) — Dec. 2
Chief Range Safety Officer Class (CRSO) — Dec. 3
One Day Concealed Carry Class — Dec. 9
NRA Home Firearm Safety — Dec. 16
NRA Home FireArm Safety Class— Jan. 6
NRA Home FireArm Safety Class — Jan. 9 (Evening Class)
One Day Concealed Carry Class — Jan. 13
NRA's Refuse to be a Victim — Jan. 17 (Evening Class)
Range Safety Officer Class (RSO) — Jan. 20
NRA Basic Pistol (Full) ILT Class — Jan. 26
NRA Instructor Pistol Certification — Jan. 27

Blue Mesa Shooting Academy Class Photos

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 this area. ( 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
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 (personal defense & concealed carry),
but we also offer the most basic & beginning classes available anywhere.
Also offered — rifle & shotgun training & 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.
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 more training, we offer an “Advanced Academy Class.”
Our range classes are conducted on a private range, so we are the only
ones present in the area.
We offer both NRA'S ILT (Instructor led training) &
Phase 2 of their blended basic pistol courses.
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@sharpshooting

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 New 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

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.

One Day Concealed Carry Class information & dates:
NRA Instructor Certification Class Dates are listed on our Main Page!
Credit Cards Accepted!

Gift Certificates are Available for either Firearm or 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)

Blue Mesa Photography Home Page

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