Girls & Guns

​__ Steve: I grew up around gun and have been shooting my whole life. I learned more about firearms and self-defense shooting then I could possibly imagined

Military Preparatory Pistol and Rife Program

                                                                                Private Lessons Only

Private lesson. This program is specifically designed for future active members of our Armed Forces through a University ROTC program and individuals who have signed their induction paper with a delayed induction date. Start your military career with advanced small arms skills.

instructor Mathew Bayley. P.O .S.T Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor. Advanced Military Close Quarter, Contract Instructor. (970) 376-0644 

              The  On-Target web site
     is currently undergoing a brief revision.
    August 15th, all of our Summer and Fall programs,

 as well as our Covid-19 safety precautions and our Social Distancing policies will be posted on line

                               Mathew Bayley

                        Teaches at Both

                                                             The Gypsum Gun Club                                                                                                     The Minturn                                                                           (Two Elk) Shooting Range    


                  For more information    Please contact us    

                    (970) 376 0644 or

                            Summer  2019                                  Shooting Programs

"Sam & I want to thank you for the professional level of safety and basic pistol training you provided during the course. I know you have had many testimonials like this but add it to your list. It was definitely one of the best decisions we have made together." 
— Jim​ 

__Julie: I was s uncomfortable around gun, but as a single mother with two young childern, wanted be safe with one and able to protect my family. In a matter of minuntes Mathew made me feel safe and comforatable,  listened to me and let me learn at my pace. It was amasing how he took something threating and turned it into something fun. 

  On Target has been offering ​national award winning personal and family firearms safety and home protection programs in the Vail Valley since 2004.

The key to, owner and head instructor, Mathew Bayley's success is his ability to adapt his programs to address the needs of his clients. In these challenging times, making the necessary safety adjustments while keeping his classes, comfortable, fast paced, and fun comes naturally to him.

"Matt, You are a terrific educator and my wife and I greatly enjoyed your basic pistol shooting course. I have not fired a gun recently but now I am able to safely enjoy exercising my second amendment rights. We are looking forward to more of your courses." 
— Drew 

 Tactical Long Gun Training

                                 Firearms Safety & Skills Classes   20% Off                   Privates Lessons                  (up to two people)                                 Famliy lessons                      (up to four family members                       Small groups of friends       (up to six students)                                                                                         Take advantage of these Spring Special by    May15, 2020                        (970) 376-0644

                     SHOOTING PROGRAMS UPDATE
                                       Concealed Carry Class       

Saturday, September 15th                                                                           Location: Gypsum Gun Club
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm                                                                                       Cost: $150.00                                                                                                       (Couples receive a 20% discount)

                    Off Season “Punch Card” Special

50% off private lessons
5 two-hour private lesson $1500.00
Buy a Punch Card Now and get Five Private lessons for only $750.00
                    A private lesson is up to two students                                         
Use your Punch Card now and in the spring.

      Take your shooting ability to the next level and beyond.                    Private lessons are recorded and edited for your  maximum   
Don’t use trial & error to improve your shooting skill!
                                                                Good from:                                                                                                       September 1st through November 15th                                                                                                      &                                                                                                                       March 1st through June 5th

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Contact Mathew Bayley

      (970) 376-0644 or
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​​​       ​                    Private, and Small Group Lesson

are available seven day per week

A private lesson:

Is defined as up to two people.
The cost is $150.00 per hour with a minimum of two hours.
Range fees and gun rental, and all safety equipment included. 

Clients my bring their own ammunition or purchase it at wholesale cost from On Target

Clients are welcome to bring their own hand guns
 ​Small group:

is defined as up to six people.
Class length three hours.
The cost is $300.00 for the first two students and $100 for each additional person.
Range fees and gun rental, and all safety equipment included. 

Clients my bring their own ammunition or purchase it at wholesale cost from On Target.

​Clients are welcome to bring their own hand guns

Conceled Carry Classes

                          Please refer to the                            Concealed Carry Drop Down

On the left hand menue for

Dates, Time, Cost, and Class Discription

                    For more information or to reserve a lesson

                      Please contact Mathew Bayley                                           (970) 376-0644


Concealed Carry Class

                   (live fire) eight (8) hour of Shooting, Hand Gun Safety, Conceald Carry Self-defence law                                            One hour Pot lunch /question and answers round table) $75.00 off regular price  $155.00 
Features:                                                                                                                                                                           Close quarter handgun handling                                                                                                                               Shooting  Accucracy from the draw                                                                                                                           Correct way to draw a concealed hand gun  

On Target is Under a ​Special Use              Permit by the                           White River ​National Forest .

Practical Concealed Carry Program
For shooters with a Concealed Carry permit but no practical experience drawing a concealed handgun
Seven (7) hour of Shooting from the concealed carry draw.                                       
Skills practiced:
1. The correct way to draw a concealed handgun
2. Close quarter handgun fighting
3. Trick to accurate concealed carry shooting
4. Handgun retention skills.
(one-hour Pot lunch question and answers) COST  $125.00 

Special Weekend class Scheduled for Womem Shooters.

 ___Richard M: ​I served in the Army as a Military Intelligence officer both stateside and in Vietnam.  I had a great deal of intense, advanced military weapons training, ranging from sidearms through a variety of long guns and specialized munitions to machine guns and mortars to tanks.  I’ve been taught by many fine, experienced military instructors.  Without question, Matt is the finest small arms instructor I’ve met.  He is a superb teacher, at home instructing advanced shooters, beginners, and those in between.   

 NRA Certifed Multipe          Disapline Instructor

                                                                PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT                                                         For all student who’ve taken shooting lessons with Mathew Bayley in the last 16 years.                                 There will be two eight-hour (drop in)  weekend skills classes and Potluck, per month May through September.   Shoot for a couple hours /shoot all day under the watchful guidance of the most experienced  firearms Instructor in the Central Rockies:                                                                                                            Mathew Bayley                                                                                                                                                                         $50 per day.     Punch card of eight classes $600.00  Type your paragraph here.

                                      Package of Five Classes 33% Off