Gunsite Firearm Safety Rules:
1. All guns are always loaded
2. Never Let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target
4. Always be certain of your target & what's beyond
 Blue Mesa Shooting Contact Information:
  Larry McWhirter
  123 Akard Ave.
  Montrose, CO 81401

  (970) 249 - 2771

Gift Certificates Are Available for
all classes!
We offer Evening classes for disciplines
that do not require range time & for classroom portions of all other classes


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Details on all our Firearm classes are available on our main Page! Click logo Above to Review!
gift certificates Are available for all classes!
Thank you for choosing Blue Mesa Shooting Academy!
Concealed Carry, Personal & Home Defense Training,
has been our specialties for the past 20+ years
& will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.
We also offer a multitude of additional classes including
basic, & custom classes tailored to a specific individuals
needs, wants & desires.
Please give us a call. I am certain we can meet
all your firearm training needs.
Gift Certificates are available for all Classes!

We offer private classes, normally at no additional charge!

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

General class Information is listed below. — For specific class
Information click shooting logo (Top of this page, Upper Left)

Next regular One Day Concealed Carry Class
is Saturday March 14, Weather permitting. This
class will be offered about any time, again,
weather permitting. If in-climate weather prohibits
this class, I will substitute the blended Class.

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

Link to blue Mesa Shooting Academy Class Photos:
Regular & Streamlined Concealed Carry Classes begin @ 8:00 A.M.
(Unless noted otherwise) Firearm Safety Classes begin at 9:00 A.M.
(Unless noted otherwise noted

Firearm Safety classes are available on request,
are priced at only $35.00 & last approximately 3 Hrs.

Scheduled Classes Through April 18
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class Mon. March 9
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class Tue. March 10
Regular Concealed Carry Class Sat. Feb. 29
Regular Concealed Carry Class Sat. March 14
Regular Concealed Carry Class Sun. March 15
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class Thu. March 19
Regular Concealed Carry Class Sat. March 21
Regular Concealed Carry Class Sun. March 22
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class Mon. March 23
Regular Concealed Carry Class Thu. March 26
Regular Concealed Carry Class Sat. March 28
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class Sun. March 29
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class Wed. April 1
Regular Concealed Carry Class Sat. April 4
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class Wed. April 8
Regular Concealed Carry Class Sat. Sat. April 11
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class Sun April 12
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class Thu. April 16
Streamlined Concealed Carry Class Sat. April 18

I am normally available to schedule classes with limited
advance notice. Please feel free to give me a call should you
need, or, desire a particular class on short notice. In rare
instances, when neither myself or my wife are in the office,
please leave a voice mail. I will return your call as soon as
I return!
Thank you for your interest.

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 both Gunsite Training Academy’s basic 250 and their more advanced
350 handgun classes. All Blue Mesa's handgun training classes are based
on this training. In addition,
Larry has taught professionally
for over 44 consecutive years!

Our specialty is concealed carry, handgun, Personal
& Home defense training,
however, we also offer the most basic firearm training classes available including,
rifle & shotgun classes. Last, but certainly not least, we offer“Defensive Shotgun
Training.” Our 30 hour “Academy” handgun class is unsurpassed. Based on Gunsite’s
basic & more advanced training, we believe it is the most complete, thorough,
and comprehensive class of its’ kind in Western Colorado.

For those desiring even additional training, we offer an “Advanced Academy Class.”
Blue Mesa has access to a private range, so we are the only ones present during

(970) 249-2771 E-Mail: or
Streamlined one day concealed carry class information!
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 training for range
exercises and will shorten the regular class by a few hours, reduce the price of said class from $110.00 to
$65.00 and still satisfy state requirements requiring students to show “competency” with a handgun. This
dry fire training is based on Gun site 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 exercises for those desiring more advanced training.
Additionally, streamlined students may take the range class at a later date by amply paying the additional
$35.00 fee.
Please call for further information,
clarifications, or questions
(970) 249-2771
Compare our Concealed Carry Classes:
Either our one day, Streamlined, or our full length Academy class to any
being offered on the Western Slope, and we believe you will find ours to be
the most thorough & complete available, especially since we include a full
2½ hour law class with all 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.
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Gift Certificates are Available for all Firearm Classes
Larry's Shooting Profile
Directions to 123 Akard Ave. (Classroom & Office)





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