Concealed Carry Permit Classes Near You in Nevada
Requirements to qualify for a license
In Nevada you must be 21 to apply for a concealed weapons permit. You must also complete a training class.
Residents of Nevada must apply to the sheriff's department of their county. Clark county does not have a sheriff's department so residents must apply to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Non-residents can also obtain a Nevada concealed carry permit. If you are a non-resident you can apply to any county in Nevada. Some counties such as Clark require that training be completed in the same county where application is made.
There are several circumstances that will disqualify you:
- An outstanding warrant for your arrest
- Being declared incompetent or insane
- Admitted to a mental health facility in the last 5 years
- Having a DWI in the past 5 years
- Committed for substance abuse treatment in the last 5 years
- Convicted of a misdemeanor crime of violence in the last 3 years
- Convicted of a felony
- Subject to a restraining order
- On parole or probation
- Being prohibited from possessing a firearm by state or federal law
What will you learn in class?
A Nevada CCW class is required to be a minimum of 8 hours long. You will receive a certificate of completion that must be submitted to your county sheriff. Your instructor should cover the following topics:
- Handgun safety rules
- Safely securing guns from children
- Cleaning your gun
- Shooting positions and fundamentals
- Confrontation avoidance and deescalation
- Use of force laws specific to Nevada
Make sure you find a good instructor that gives you a background in the laws of your state. This is very important. Pay special attention to this section because your life and freedom depends on it.
You must also qualify on the shooting range. You will be firing at a B-27 target. The test is given at 3 yards 7 yards and 15 yards. You will first fire 12 rounds at 3 yards with a 60 second time limit. Then you will move back to 7 yards and fire another 12 rounds in 60 seconds. You will move back a third time to 15 yards and fire the final 12 rounds again in 60 seconds. Each time you will fire 6 rounds and then reload.
Nevada no longer requires you to qualify with the handgun that you will be carrying. You can qualify with any handgun and then carry any other handgun that you own. This change in the law went into effect on October 1, 2013.
How long does it take to get a license?
Once the county sheriff receives your completed application they have 120 days to issue or deny your permit. Denials can be appealed by submitting a petition to the district court of the county where your application was filed.
How much does the license cost?
License fees in Nevada are set by each county sheriff and can vary. They will typically be around $100. For example Clark county and Washoe county each currently charge $100 for a CCW permit.
Reciprocity with other states
As of May 2020 Nevada recognizes 30 other states' CCW permits as long as the holder is at least 21 years of age. Those are:
- Idaho (Enhanced permits only)
- Mississippi (Enhanced permits only)
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- South Dakota (Enhanced permits only)
- West Virginia
Where can you not carry a concealed weapon?
You are allowed to carry in public buildings in Nevada except for the limitations stated below. A public building is defined as any building or office space occupied by a federal or state government agency or political subdivision of that government. You are not allowed to carry in:
- Public Schools
- Childcare facilities
- Property of the Nevada System of Higher Education
- Buildings that have metal detectors or signs posted at each public entrance
Here is a short list of great Nevada concealed carry classes:
- The Gun Store (Free training)
- Armed and Safe
- Top 10 CCW classes in Las Vegas
- Top 10 CCW classes in Reno
- Concealed Carry Classes in Henderson Nevada
Owner of CCWClasses.net
Jason Huskey is a family man with three kids and a wonderful wife. He’s always starting new hobbies, but his true passion lies in shooting sports. Jason has been a CCW license holder for over 10 years and carries every day. In addition to firearms, he also enjoys playing guitar and writing songs. He tries to live by the Christian values he believes in.
More things you might enjoy…
Image by MikeGunner from Pixabay I’ve long since discovered that very few activities give me the same thrill and sense of security as firing a gun. As a gun owner and enthusiast, I’ve always been curious about which guns can shoot which kinds of ammunition. I have a Derringer five-shot revolver that uses .22 rounds.…
If you are here to figure out who makes Herter’s ammo just look below the following table for a more thorough answer. If you are looking for a specific type of ammo, then you need to start by figuring out who makes it. There are lots of options for ammunition and each type of bullet…
If you have heard the term full metal jacket, then you might be wondering what this means. I know that growing up, I heard this term a lot. I dismissed it as some sort of saying or cliche. Eventually, I decided that I needed to figure out what people meant when they use this term.…
After purchasing a firearm, you might wonder how often you should clean your gun. The truth is that it largely depends on how often you use it and where you live. Keep reading to learn more. How Often Should You Clean Your Gun? The short answer: do a light cleaning after every shooting session and…
Rimfire vs Centerfire Everyone has to start somewhere. If you’re new to guns, learning the difference between rimfire and centerfire ammunition is important. Let me backtrack a moment. The first time I went out on the gun range, I had zero idea that there were different types of ammo for different types of weapons. All I knew…
Whether it’s for sport or you find yourself in a defensive situation where you need to use a handgun, how you hold it will significantly affect your accuracy. Developing your handgun techniques will help you become a better shot and keep you safe. Read on to learn the answer to the question: How should you…
Hey, would you like a more firm grip on your gun? Would that help you shoot better? Well that is what stippling is for. Stippling is a modification to the grip that makes it, well, more grippy. It is done by sanding off the original finish and then using a hot soldering iron to make…
To answer the question: “What Is A Centerfire Pistol?”, you must first understand that there are two main types of ammunition: Centerfire Rimfire These ammo categorizations are based on where the firing pin hits the back of the bullet to make it fire. A centerfire pistol is one where the firing pin strikes the center…
There are loads of myths and assumptions surrounding handguns. If you grew up around guns, you probably heard some of these myths. Today, we will answer the question: Is it bad to dry fire a Glock. The Quick Answer Dry firing modern centerfire guns is completely fine (this includes most Glocks). The firing pin does…
When you first became interested in shooting you probably heard the terms sight picture and sight alignment being thrown around. Most people tend to use the two terms interchangeably; however, they do not mean the same thing. In this guide, I will make a clear distinction between sight picture and sight alignment. To master any new trade, you must…
When you hear the term “ball ammo” you may be picturing an actual ball. While the term did originate from ball shaped ammo, that’s not what it means today. Most ball ammo today is cylindrical in shape. It will have a lead core coated with copper. Keep reading to learn all about the history and…