Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Once you have taken the CCW course how do you get the CCW permit?

A: Upon taking and passing the CCW class, you will receive a Nevada Sheriffs and Chiefs Firearms Safety Course Certification of Completion and Firearms Proficiency Certificate.  Take this certificate to the Sheriff’s Office in the County you live in to apply for your Conceal Carry Permit.  We recommend that you go on line and pull up the Sheriff’s website for the county you live in and go to the link for CCW permits.  This will inform you of their hours for CCW permits and their requirements.

Q:  Can you also give classes for a CCW from the State of Utah?

A:  Yes, Instructor Joe Bruno is also a certified CCW instructor for the State of Utah.  He will provide you with all necessary paperwork, and fingerprints, for the State of Utah.

Q:  What states accept Nevada Concealed Carry Weapon Permit?

A: This changes all the time.  We recommend that you google “What states honor Nevada CCW Permits”.  This should give you the most current states.

Q:  What states does Nevada accept for Concealed Weapon permit?

A:  Pursuant to SB 175 and AB 488 of the 2015 Legislative Session (effective June 18,2015) the State of Nevada will recognize concealed weapons permits from the following states:  Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. This law allows holders of valid permits from these states to carry a concealed weapon while in the State of Nevada. The permit must be in the possession of the permittee at all times while carrying a firearm.  FOR THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION GOOGLE “What states does Nevada accept for Concealed Carry Weapon Permits”.

Q: What are the Nevada laws pertaining to Concealed Carry and firearms-related topics?

A: Many of the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) of interest are listed here:

Nevada Revised Statutes

The short titles of each statute are listed below; click on a statute number  to read the entire text. This is not an all-encompassing list of defensive/firearms topics within the NRS, but it covers most common issues related to self defense and firearms.

  • NRS 200.120 – “Justifiable homicide” defined.
  • NRS 200.130 – Bare fear insufficient to justify killing; reasonable fear required.
  • NRS 200.200 – Killing in self-defense.
  • NRS 202.253 – Definitions pertaining to firearms.
  • NRS 202.257 – Possession of firearm when under influence of alcohol, controlled substance or other intoxicating substance; administration of evidentiary test; penalty; forfeiture of firearm.
  • NRS 202.265 – Possession of dangerous weapon on property or in vehicle of school or child care facility; penalty; exceptions.
  • NRS 202.280 – Discharging firearm in or upon public streets or in places of public resort; throwing deadly missiles; duties of civil, military and peace officers; penalties.
  • NRS 202.285 – Discharging firearm at or into structure, vehicle, aircraft or watercraft; penalties.
  • NRS 202.290 – Aiming firearm at human being; discharging weapon where person might be endangered; penalty.
  • NRS 202.320 – Drawing deadly weapon in threatening manner.
  • NRS 202.350 – Manufacture, importation, possession or use of dangerous weapon or silencer; carrying concealed weapon without permit; penalties; issuance of permit to carry concealed weapon; exceptions.
  • NRS 202.360 – Ownership or possession of firearm by certain persons prohibited; penalties.
  • NRS 202.3653 – Definitions pertaining to concealed firearms.
  • NRS 202.3657 – Application for permit; eligibility; denial or revocation of permit.
  • NRS 202.366 – Investigation of applicant for permit; issuance or denial of permit; expiration of permit.
  • NRS 202.3662 – Confidentiality of information about applicant for permit and permittee.
  • NRS 202.3663 – Judicial review of denial of application for permit.
  • NRS 202.3665 – Duties of sheriff upon receiving notification that applicant or permittee has been charged with or convicted of crime involving use or threatened use of force or violence.
  • NRS 202.3667 – Permittee to carry permit and proper identification when in possession of concealed firearm; penalty.
  • NRS 202.367 – Duplicate permit; notification to sheriff of recovered permit; penalty.
  • NRS 202.3673 – Permittee authorized to carry concealed firearm while on premises of public building; exceptions; penalty.
  • NRS 202.3677 – Application for renewal of permit; fees; demonstrated continued competence required.
  • NRS 202.3678 – Application for certification as qualified retired law enforcement officer; law enforcement agency required to offer certain officers opportunity to obtain qualifications necessary for certification; fees.
  • NRS 202.3688 – Circumstances in which holder of permit issued by another state may carry concealed firearm in this State; holder of permit issued by another state subject to same restrictions and requirements as holder of permit issued in this State.


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