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 

                               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

__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. 

"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 


​​​       ​                    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

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

​​​​Experience a great High-Country adventure, at the Eagle Valley Rod and Gun Club, to augment your winter vacation to Vail and Beaver Creek.  Shooting outdoors from a warm comfortable shooting station, equipped with thermal insulated walls , and restaurant quality patio heater. All class taught by Certifed NRA Multi Discipline shooting instructor Mathew Bayley,  providing  world class firearms instruction at the  Eagle Valley Rod and Gun Club for the last 16th years.    

Mathew is highly regarded in the shooting community for his skill with handguns, but more importantly, widely acknowledge for teaching meticulous handgun safety.  

For a truly fun time, you must experience a shooting lesson from Master Hand Gunner Mathew Bayley.  In his own words "It is immediately clear that I am serious as a heart attack about firearms safety, but I have never been accused of being a boring teacher".

 In the words of a client who has been traveling from the East Coast for a decade to take lesson from Mathew.                     “Matt is the perfect blend of John Wayne and Robin Williams”                                                                                                          Commanding respect, through his well-organized programs, exacting safety protocols, and his obvious focus on creating comfort and success with each of his students,  mixed with a lively sense of humor.

 For a memorable day of firearms training, make your reservation today.                                                                                                                                (970)  376-0644

 ___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



Concealed Carry Certification 

  For detailed information please go to drop down menu and  hit Concealed Carry Classes


                     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
Or visit us at



 (970) 376-0644      

 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

 On Target is an equal oprotunity provider

Firearms, safety equipment, ammunition, Hot and cold beverages, and snack provided.
Barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers available upon request.

                            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​ 

All lessons are a minimum of two hours.
Cost: for a private lesson, (up to two people) $300.00
For each additional person add $100.00 per two-hour class.
Maximum class size six students
For pricing for longer lesson or multiple lesson packages,
contact Mathew Bayley
(970) 376-0644                           

 Tactical Long Gun Training