Whittington Center - Foundation

Whittington Center - Foundation

Event Type : Train

Location :
Raton, New Mexico


( August 17 - August 18, 2020 )

2,500.00 2500.0 USD Only 15 seats left!

NOTE: Your complete itinerary and course details will be emailed to you upon check-out.

Experience Overview

Our Long Range University Foundation Course is brought to the NRA Whittington Center in New Mexico!  Experience the nation's premier hunting, shooting and outdoor recreational facility. Our class is hosted at their High Power Rifle Range with known distance targets out to 1300 yards!



In our Foundations course, we focus on building your skills and knowledge base. Learning about the long-range shooting system, you’ll receive an in-depth presentation on the components and setup needed to successfully engage targets at long-range with accuracy and precision. You’ll come away with a complete understanding of marksmanship fundamentals.

We discuss all the art and science of long range shooting, with the ultimate goal of preparing you for your hunt following the class. The longer days allow us to spend more time on the range conducting than in the classroom! Expect to come out of the class a more confident and capable hunter!


NRA Whittington Center

Raton, United States

Located near beautiful Raton, New Mexico, the NRA Whittington Center is home to the nation’s premier hunting, shooting, and outdoor recreation facility. Founded in 1973, the Center offers ranges for every kind of shooting discipline, a shotgun center, a firearms museum, specialized firearms training, guided and unguided hunts, RV and tent camping, plus an adventure camp for younger shooters and wildlife adventurers. Our class is held at their High Power Rifle Range, where we have access to 1300 yards to shoot and give you the full Long Range Experience!


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You will be staying at the cabins at the NRA Whittington Center. Lodging and meals are included in the price for the course.  


If traveling by commercial plane, we recommend flying into Denver International Airport (DEN), Raton Municipal Airport, or Albuquerque Airport (ABQ)

Car Rentals:

Please make car rental plans with your flight arrangements. Gunwerks does not offer transportation to and from the lodge. 

Lodge Directions:

Once you arrive at the NRA Whittington Center, the guards will assign you to a room and give you a map of the Whittington Center and directions to your cabin.

All applicants for our training courses must be US citizens not legally barred from possessing firearms. For non-US citizens interested in a training course, please call us directly (307) 296-7300.

All event attendees must complete our liability and media waiver.

Booking Requirements:

To secure an event date, a deposit payment is required. Final payment is due 15 days prior to the earliest event date.

Student Cancellation:

Train & Compete:

If you need to cancel a training or competition more than sixty (60) days prior to the earliest event date, your deposit will be refunded. If you cancel a training or competition in less than sixty (60) days but more than thirty (30) days prior to the earliest event date, you can rebook the training or competition for an available alternate date. If you cancel a training or competition less than thirty (30) days prior to the earliest event date, your deposit is forfeited and non-refundable. 


If you cancel a hunting event (other than an African hunt) more than one hundred twenty (120) days from the start of the hunt, your deposit is fully refundable. If cancelled less than one hundred twenty (120) days from the start of the hunt, the deposit is forfeited.

Gunwerks reserves the right to change or amend these policies at any time.

Student Rebooking:

If you need to rebook a class MORE than thirty (30) days before your scheduled class date, you may rebook (transfer to another class) without any fee. 

If the rebooking is to a more expensive class, you are responsible for the price difference. If the rebooking is to a less expensive class, you will receive a refund of the price difference.

Gunwerks Class Cancellation:

In rare circumstances, Gunwerks may need to cancel a class. If this occurs, you will be notified as soon as possible and given the option of either a full refund or a move to another course of the same value.


  • Clothing suitable for training in any weather

  • Towel

  • Toiletries

  • Sunscreen

  • Smartphone


  • Gear for taking notes

  • Personal Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses

  • Personal Hearing protection

  • Knee and elbow pads

  • Bug Spray


  • Gunwerks Magnus chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor with Revic PMR428 and Gunwerks 8IGHT Suppressor

  • Hornady Factory 6.5 Creedmoor 140 ELD-M 

  • Gunwerks Range Finder

  • Electronic Ear Protection

  • Swarovski Optik Spotting Scopes

  • Shooting Mats

  • Shooting Bags

  • Cleaning Equipment



I wanted to thank you for the superb Level 1 and 2 classes I attended. Where this was not a result of “1,000 yards right out of the box”, it was a result of you making me confident in superb equipment and taking a shot at 594 yards with a 40 degree angle starting at a 200 foot elevation, 5 MPH left to right wind and 2 degrees Fahrenheit in 4 feet of snow or all translated to 5.2 MOA as instructed by my G-7 range finder. One-shot, all done.

- Ron Dawson