Basic Training

Why Train With APG?

The Action Pistol Group provides a comprehensive course of instruction covering firearms law, safe operation, maintenance and selection of firearms, concealed carry techniques, situational awareness and more. The training far exceeds the Colorado State requirements for obtaining a Concealed Carry Permit. We have a mix of both male and female NRA Certified Instructors.

Students will receive live fire instruction and participate in exercises designed to quickly develop confidence in loading and shooting your pistol. Each shooter will receive individual coaching to maximize safety and learning.

Upon successfully completely the course, students will receive complementary access to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife indoor range (in Grand Junction) one day per month. This is a great opportunity to practice your shooting in a comfortable environment.

Students are required to bring their own firearm, 150 rounds of ammunition, have electronic hearing protection (also available to rent for the day) and provide other gear and equipment to participate in the class. Please contact APG with any questions. To register for a class, Click Here or call 970-424-5138.

The fee for the training is $75.00 per person.

What’s Included?

The Basic Classes are held on a Saturday or Sunday, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Location varies depending on the season and availability and will held at one of the following facilities:

Cameo Shooting and Education Complex (Debeque Canyon, near Palisade exit)

William Jarvis Shooting Range in Whitewater

-Colorado Parks and Wildlife Education Center and Indoor Range in Grand Junction


The Pistol Law Section is usually taught by a law enforcement officer or attorney. This section provides knowledge of your legal rights and obligations regarding firearms ownership, possession and self defense.

The Basic Pistol Training deals with the various types of firearms, their use, operation, and maintenance. Class also includes levels of awareness, basic rules of gun safety and more.

Live Fire Instruction: Live ammunition drills (approx. 150 rounds) with instruction from a certified NRA instructor and/or experienced competitive shooter.