On Target is an Equal Opportunity Service Provider

On Target Firearms Training 

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




                         For more information or to sign up please contact Mathew Bayley                                                               (970) 376-0644   mbayley@comcast.net

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

     Summer / Fall 

                 Due to the extreme fire danger                                    all shooting ranges  in the                                         Vail and Aspen Valleys                                 have been closed since early June   


 The Gypsum Gun Club 

Is now open on a limited bases

Mathew Bayley owner of On Target Firearms Training, a mulidispline NRA instructor, has been commissioned by the Gypsum Gun Club to teach private lessons, small group lessons and Concealed Carry Certification classes




                               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 mbayley@comcast.net

All On Target classes and private lessons are personally taught by Mathew Bayley, a muti-displined NRA-Certified instructor and a 7th degree black belt in Chinese Martial Arts.

Mr. Bayley is an experienced POST Certifed DefenseveTactic  instructor for law enforcement and a close quarter combat instructor, working with all branches of the the military.  He also has decades of experience teaching civilians, beginners through advanced, shooters.  He teaches the safe and effective use of firearms for recreational, or self-defense shooting to men, women, and age appropreate young people.  His students include vacationers and other visitors to the Vail Valley as well as local Colorado residents.


"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​ 

"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 

                     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 mbayley@comcast.net
Or visit us at ontarget@vail.com



                         Guest to the Valley       

                   Reservations For Private Shooting Lessons 

                    Plus Small & Large Groups Events Available

            Consult your Concierge or Contact us Directly

                    (970) 36-0644 mbayley@comcast.net 


                       For Information about our

                        VIP Group Events  

         See Visiting Groups in the left drop down menu          


​​​       ​                    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

                    For more information or to reserve a lesson

                      Please contact Mathew Bayley                                           (970) 376-0644   mbayley@comcast.net

           Firearms and Range Safety Program

                             Availabe Weekly

        For details visit Firearms Safety in the left drop down menu

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.

__Richard M

Note:  All classes and private lessons emphasize range safety.   They cover the safe handling and maintenance of firearms at the range, at home, and in settings from urban to rural.  Advanced courses emphasize effective and safe use of firearms as part of a comprehensive approach to personal and family protection and self-defense.

While On Target’s instruction is deadly serious, it’s also fun.  Generations of Matt Bayley’s students, vacationers and locals alike, return year after year to polish their skills, learn new techniques for self-protection, and enjoy his expert advice and teaching.

What firearms lessons fit your needs?

 1.  Introduction to Firearms Safety and Shooting Skills for Beginners (no prior firearms experience needed – learn skills to practice safely at the shooting range)

2.  Basic Concealed Carry Certification  
Meets Colorado state law requirements for the concealed carry permit:  4 hours of classroom work plus firing range work to demonstrate basic competence in pistol handling and shooting proficiency 

3.  Applied Concealed Carry (concealed carry skills and techniques for personal and family protection, not just at the range but in practical settings to deal with potential threats)

4.  Advanced Tactical Shooting for Personal Defense (incorporating a spectrum of skills, techniques, and analysis to deal with typical close quarter threats) for qualified students covering –

Defensive tactical thinking and threat assessment
Techniques for recognizing and avoiding threats
Dealing with threats in home, rural, and urban settings (including home defensive positions and tactics for use indoors and out)
Protecting loved ones and friends in urban or rural environment, or at home, when difficulties are unavoidable
Handgun retention and self-defense techniques when a threat makes initial deployment of a handgun impractical
Shooting on the move, or from knees, prone, or on back
Combat draw and magazine exchange; dealing with multiple attackers; movement when setting up and when firing; judging targets and angles

5.  Refresher classes and private lessons for experienced On Target students to restore or take their  proficiency, and comfort with firearms to the next level.

 All courses are available as classes (with sufficient minimum advance registration) or as private lessons.

6. Clients wishing to create a course of instruction custom-tailored to their personal goals (for example, advanced tactical handgun shooting combined with related handgun retention and unarmed defense techniques) should consult by phone or in-person with Mathew Bayley.


                              Saturday, Ocrtober , 21st           

                                     9:00am to 5:00pm  

                                     COST    $150.00