Welcome to Colorado West Firearms Institute!


Colorado West Firearms offers a broad range of firearm, personal protection training programs and products.  We offer both NRA and non-NRA training courses to meet the needs of the beginner to those seeking advanced strategies in personal protection and self-defense. Our tagline is to help with preparation so that you develop confidence. Simply stated "preparation equals confidence"!

The Colorado Concealed Carry Course (CCW/CHP) that we instruct is the Tall Guns, LLC Colorado Concealed Handgun Permit Program that we have licensed.  This program has been attended by thousands of citizens across the state of Colorado and is well recognized as the "Best of Breed" program.  Tall Guns, LLC has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars developing and maintaining the quality, validity of the content and value of this Concealed Handgun Permit program. 

We are also Certified NRA Instructors and Range Safety Officers in multiple disciplines
including pistol, rifle, shotgun, personal protection in the home and home firearm safety.

We have a strong focus on the lady shooter and their safety. As part of that strategy we are a Packing in Pink dealer.

We offer training in a wide variety of firearm platforms training opportunities.

Colorado West Firearms is a professional training firm located in the greater Grand Junction area.  We offer training programs and products during the weekdays and on weekends to meet the demanding schedules of our clients.  

You may have found our website because you are looking for information on personal protection or firearms training.  Allow us an opportunity to become your personal firearms and training source.  We are a Federal Firearms Licensee and as such can assist you with transfers and purchases.

Our goal is not to simply have customers, it is to create clients.  The term customer or student defines a one time transactional relationship.  We are here for you whenever and for whatever purpose you may need us. 

We want to be your source for training and knowledge related to firearms and personal protection.

Because preparation really does equal confidence.