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If you are ready to get the training you need to become a safe shooter don't wait. Call me today. I am scheduling a few weeks out. But I will get you in. These are real shooting classes. And you can be all by yourself or with a group of friends of you like. When the weather gets a little wa...

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I have been teaching private lessons on Wednesday afternoons. If you would like to book a time give me a call. It has been busy. But I am sure I can squeeze you in. At the end of the lesson you will get a certificate to apply for your concealed handgun permit at the local sheriff's office.

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I am taking requests for private lessons. I teach one on one classes on Wednesday afternoons. Click the button below for more info.

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A lot of people have been buying guns like the ones in these pictures because they are small. Some have even called them cute. But to the new shooter they are often a mistake. Many people have shown up at my classes with a gun like one of these for their first time shooting. Most small guns l...

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I will not be teaching for the next ten days. I am taking vacation. I have already scheduled three classes for May. If you would like like to set up a private class for May or June go to and register. I will contact you when I return. Classes will be scheduled on ...

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I will be taking vacation starting on the 16th of April. I am booked until I leave, and for a week after I return. But I am taking reservations for private lessons in May. I am going to be very busy. Space is limited. But I will try to get everyone in. I am not sure when I will be able to d...

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Classes have been crazy busy. I can barely keep up. But if you need training I will find a spot for you. I am taking vacation in April. And I am booked solid before and after. But I am reserving space at the range for private classes in May. Let me know what you need. We will get it done.

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The next group class is scheduled for 3/27. That is a Saturday. Space is limited. I have plenty of 22 ammo and 22 pistols to complete the course if you are unable to find ammo. A 22 is not ideal. But you will be able to show competence with a handgun, which is what the law actually requires...

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Would you prefer to have a private class all by yourself? Are you a little embarrassed about being a new shooter? I do discreet private training.

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2 years ago
We found Rick through the Cameo Shooting and Education Complex website, and then through Facebook. Being first time shooters, we wanted somebody we could connect with and not feel intimidated with during the process. I read the reviews about Rick's Piston Training and WOW, so many great comments about Rick and his teaching style.. We reached out to Rick about learning how to shoot safely and correctly. First of all, the last time I actually shot a gun was back in '84. I wanted to learn more about how to shoot and try different type of guns. We met Rick one afternoon at Cameo and spent three great hours with him learning about gun safety, proper securing of the weapon, stance, how to hold the gun, and of course shooting the guns. We tried two of the ones we brought and a couple of his. It was a great afternoon! Rick is personable, friendly, and most important patient, especially with the two beginners like us! My wife has never shot a gun before this day. She felt very com...
- Chip T
2 years ago
My daughter and I took private lessons from Rick. We learned how to feel more comfortable handling a firearm. Rick taught us the safety procedures involved with loading a firearm, clearing a jam & how to move safely while holding a firearm. We were able to ask questions and proceed at our own pace. We were able to shoot our guns which increased our confidence. I would recommend his course for anyone who is wanting to learn how to safely shoot a firearm and gain the confidence to become a responsible gun owner.
- Melanie W
3 years ago
As a novice shooter, I felt completely at ease and confident throughout this course. Rick is professional and personable, plus he knows how to convey important topics clearly. He showed me how to use a few different guns, taught proper stance, and shared all sorts of other tips. It was easy to ask him questions because he always provided a thoughtful response. It was a great experience, and I couldn’t imagine a better course!
- Elise T

Concealed Carry Classes

  I teach CCW classes near Grand Junction.  My concealed carry classes incIude live fire instruction at the Cameo Shooting and Education Complex.
  All of my classes are done in one day.  And any of them qualify you to apply for your Colorado Concealed Handgun Permit.  
  I am always happy to help new shooters to overcome their fears.  That is really a kind of specialty for me.  I have a selection of firearms that include several 22 pistols and revolvers.  Those are great for getting started.  Then we move up to the bigger stuff when you are ready.  You can even schedule a private class by yourself if you like.  
  I am an NRA Instructor and an IDPA Chief Safety Officer and Safety Officer Instructor.  Whether you are new to guns, or have years of experience I can help.

Call me at 970-640-9707 for more information.

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