Welcome to Colorado West Firearms Institute!


Colorado West Firearms Institute is a professional training firm located in Western Colorado - 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 ($25.00) and purchases. E-mail or call 970-773-0602 for more information.

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 your sole source for D&L 45 ACP General Service Pistol Ammunition.

This Premium Ammunition is designed for training, competition, and carry - same point of impact/point of aim, same recoil signature, the confidence that your Carry Ammunition functions as reliably as your Training Ammo.  Using our 200 grain bullet from Bayou Bullets in our load, our ammunition meets USPSA Major Power Factor requirements.

This ammunition is priced at $128.00 per 200 round box plus shipping.  If you live in (or are passing through) western Colorado, you can stop by our facility and save yourself shipping costs!

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.