Concealed Carry, Personal & Home Defense Training, has been our
for the past 16+ years
continue to be so for the foreseeable future.
as noted in the blue heading directly above, we also offer a multitude
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
Gift Certificates are available for all Firearm Classes as well
We offer private classes, often at no additional charge!
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General Information (Below) — For specific
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Next Scheduled One Day Concealed Carry Class — July 14
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!
I have decided to take a few days off from a busy
schedule this Summer. My limited class schedule is
listed below, however, I will still conduct concealed
carry classes on both a scheduled as well as a private
BMSA Scheduled Classes (By Date)
With two or three days lead time, & at minimum of two students, the
classes will be offered about any
Defensive Shotgun — Saturday, June 30
One Day Concealed Carry Class — Saturday, July 9
One Day Concealed Carry Class — Saturday, August 11
One Day Saturday Concealed Carry Class — Saturday, Sept 8
One Day Concealed Carry Class — Saturday Oct. 13
One Day Concealed Carry Class — Saturday Nov. 10
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
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
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: email@example.com
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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