Instructors are listed in alphabetical order by last name. Inclusion in the list does not constitute an endorsement by NCRGC, its agents, or contractors. Members are encouraged to independently determine that individual instructors are properly certified and insured. 


Additionally, the Club offers First Shots seminars free of charge.

Mitch Graves, Instructor

Propel USA, LLC



We provide instruction in firearms and personal defense. Our main focus is NRA Basic Pistol classes, which meet the training requirement for a concealed handgun permit in Colorado.  We also provide training on concealed carry and personal defense strategies.


Mitch is a certified NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, Range Safety Officer, and a USCCA Affiliate Instructor. Class information can be found at under Training.

Brian Holder, Instructor

BearHold Personal Defense Concepts LLC



We have 2 instructors with over 20 years of experience in firearms and instruction. We can do simple classes to advanced tactical.  Please visit our website for dates and more info.  Thanks and Happy Shooting!

Charlie Kokesh, Instructor

Watchdog Ammo, LLC



We provide the NRA Basic Pistol Class and a Colorado Concealed Carry Class, both of which meet the Colorado training requirement to apply for a concealed handgun permit.  In addition, we provide custom options combining classroom instruction and range time to allow new and returning shooters to gain familiarity with a number of different handguns in a single training session.


Charlie is a Certified NRA Pistol Instructor, Certified Instructor for Personal Protection in the Home, and an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer.  He has competed in a number of different rifle and pistol disciplines including Benchrest, IDPA, NRA Bullseye, Free Pistol, IHMSA, SASS, and CMSA.  For dates and prices, send an email to

Lydia Lerma, Instructor

Russ Lambert Outfitters LLC



We provide basic firearm instruction in handling, safety, storage, and shooting which meet the requirements for the Colorado Handgun Permit (concealed carry). Each class consists of classroom time as well as range time to shoot and experience shooting different calibers of firearms. From new shooters to experienced veterans, this class covers everything required to walk away with a sense of confidence that you can safely handle and shoot any firearm.


Lydia specializes in working with new and inexperienced shooters who need one-on-one instruction in a comfortable and non-intimidating setting. She enjoys working with youth, women, and seniors but welcomes all who are interested in learning the fundamentals.


Russ Lambert Outfitters also offers instruction in archery as well as guided hunts, horseback trail rides, pack trips, and drop camps. Or schedule a guest speaker from Russ Lambert Outfitters for any firearms or hunting association gathering.


Lydia Lerma is an NRA Certified Instructor and Range Safety Officer. Please visit our website or contact Lydia Lerma at

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