Welcome to Colorado West Firearms Institute!



We are in the process of changing our credit card processing vendor and as such are unable to take payment via the web site.  We can still accept all major cards by phone or in person.  Please call 970-773-0602 to enroll in your course

Colorado West Firearms is a professional training firm located in the greater Grand Junction area - We will travel to your location as well!  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, security, 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.

We offer a broad spectrum of firearms training, personal protection training, business and place of worship security training, and related products.  We offer both NRA and non-NRA training courses to meet the needs of the beginner as well as 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.

In addition to our structured course offerings, we also provide custom training to meet the shooter at his or her current experience, skill, and ability levels.  Feel free to call or e-mail to find out what we can put together for you in order to assist you in acheiving your goals! 



We are the sole source for the D&L .45ACP  Bullets!

These premium general purpose bullets are designed for carry as well as training.
Price is $145 per 1000 plus shipping and handling; minimum order 500 please.

The Premium Loaded .45 ACP Ammunition is now in stock and ready to ship!

This Premium Ammunition is designed for training as well as carry - same point of impact/point of aim, same recoil signature, the confidence that your Carry Ammunition functions as reliably as your Training Ammo.

This ammunition is priced at $128.00 per 200 round box plus shipping.

Click here or call 970-773-0602 to place your order.  Please provide contact information plus shipping address


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.