Is Elite Firearms & Training a store front?

No, it is not. Elite is located in an office building and hours are by appointment only or during class times.

In what year was Elite Firearms & Training founded?

2013

Who will be teaching the classes?

Ava Flanell, who is NRA certified in the following:

  • NRA Certified Basic Pistol
  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Certified Home Firearm Safety
  • NRA Certified Personal Protection In the Home
  • NRA Certified Personal Protection Outside the Home
  • Refuse To Be A Victim
Where are classes taught?

Classes are taught at 1322 N. Academy Blvd. Suit 203 in Colorado Springs, CO. The building is located on the west side of Academy, between Palmer Park and San Miguel. Range time takes place at an indoor or outdoor range, depending on the class.

What should I bring to class?

Since each class varies, the instructor will let you know if you need to bring anything in addition to beverage and/or snack, notepad, and any questions you might have.

*Live ammunition is NEVER allowed in class. Please leave at home or in your car.

What should I bring to the range?

You will need to bring your firearm (if you do not have one, you can rent one for the cost of $10 + the cost of ammunition) and at least 50rds of ammunition. You will also need to bring ear and eye protection. If range time takes place at an indoor range, earmuffs are recommended due to the volume increase. Ear foam protection is allowed for outdoor ranges. Safety glasses and earplugs are available for purchase. Please notify the instructor before going to the range if you need to purchase these items.

Is there a dress code on the range?

During the hot summer months, please do not wear low cut shirts/tanks or open toe shoes in order to avoid injuries caused by the potential of hot brass casings flying back at the shooter. Sunscreen, a ball cap, and water bottle are also strongly advised if range time is outdoors.

During the cold winter months, please be sure to bundle up to ensure you stay warm and focused. A warm coat, earmuffs, scarf, and warm shoes should be worn. Gloves are strongly advised so that shooters may wear them in between breaks. Please note however, range time during the winter months usually take place at an indoor, temperature controlled, range.

What types of payment does Elite Firearms & Training accept?

Cash is always preferred however, Visa, Discover, and MasterCard are also accepted. American Express and personal checks are NOT accepted.

Why isn't my payment going through online?

Elite does not accept American Express credit cards. If you attempt to pay with American Express, your purchase will be declined. Additionally, if you’re billing address, zip code, or name on your card do not match up, this will result in a decline as well. Lastly, some banks have fraud protection. Please be sure to check with your bank to ensure they’re allowing the payment to go through.

If I special order a firearm, when can I expect to have it?

If the firearm is in stock, handguns will arrive in one-two business days, and rifles will arrive in two-three business days.

If I filled out a background check in the past, am I required to do so again?

Yes. Every firearm purchase requires a background check. This also applies to those who hold a concealed carry permit.

What do I need to bring with me in order to submit my background check?

Residents of Colorado must bring a valid driver’s license or state ID. If you are active duty, please bring your orders that state you are stationed in CO, along with your state ID or driver’s license.

Is there a fee for background checks?

Yes. In accordance with this new state law, the CBI InstaCheck Unit began charging Federal Firearm Licensees the required fee of $10.00 per transaction on March 21, 2013. Since then however, the fee has gone down to $6.00.

What are the criteria to get a concealed carry permit?
  • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of the application
  • Be a resident of El Paso County (active military stationed in El Paso County qualify as residents with a Military ID and Duty Orders)
  • Provide a valid Colorado Driver’s License, Colorado ID or a Military ID and active duty orders
  • Submit proof of firearms training within the last ten years
  • Successfully complete a background investigation
If I meet the above criteria, how can I get my concealed carry permit?

1). You will need an original certificate of firearms training issued within the last ten years from:

  • NRA instructor
  • Hunter’s Safety Course
  • Proof of organized shooting competitions
  • DD2-14
  • Active Duty Orders

2). Call the Sheriff’s Office to make an appointment. The number is 719-520-7249.

3). Print out the application found online at: http://www.epcsheriff.com/sites/default/files/resources/resources/Application_2014.pdf

Fill out the entire application, EXCEPT for the signature portion. This will be signed at the Sherriff’s office.

4) Attend your appointment with the Sherriff’s Office. This visit will include a background check, fingerprints, and photo. Be sure to bring your original certificate of firearm training, driver’s license, state ID, or military ID with active duty orders, and $112.50 (in two increments of $52.50 and $60.00, payable in cash, personal check, money order, or cashier’s check).

5). Wait three months for your concealed carry permit to arrive in the mail. This permit is valid for five years. In order to renew, please visit http://www.epcsheriff.com/sites/default/files/resources/resources/2014_Notarized_Renewal_Application.pdf

Where is the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office located?

27 East Vermijo Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Where can I find answers to commonly asked concealed carry questions?

http://www.epcsheriff.com/sites/default/files/resources/resources/Common_Questions_Pamphlet.pdf

If I have any questions, how can I contact Elite Firearms & Training?

You can reach Ava seven days a week via email at info@elitefirearmsandtraining.com or by phone/text at (719) 445-6638. All messages will be returned within one business day.

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