Concealed Carry Nevada
standard in quality firearms training for  Nevada and Northern California!
Q: What gun or equipment do I need to take the classes?
A: For the course we provide the workbook and application paperwork. Bring something to write with as well as your state or federal ID. You'll need appropriate clothing for a few hours outside for the qualification shooting.

You'll need appropriate hearing and eye protection. We have loaners available if needed. If you want to purchase your own and are not sure what to get, give us a call and we can make some recommendations to get you going in the right direction.

You'll need one of each type of gun you want listed on your permit to carry. A revolver and/or semi-automatic pistol. You'll also need a minimum of 30 rounds of factory ammunition (no reloads) for each gun (bring a few extra rounds for practice if you like). If you need ammo, we have several commercial sources within 10 minutes of the classroom.

If you do not have your firearm yet, no problem. We have rental revolvers and semi-automatics for your use which include the ammo. Simple let us know what you need before the class starts and we'll take care of it.

Q:How much experience do I need to take the class?
A:  None. That's the nice thing about our class. We conduct the course so that even the new shooter will gain the knowledge and skills needed to handle a firearm safely. We usually have a minimum of two Instructors available to help 1 on 1 if needed of preferred so that you feel comfortable and confident with your training.

Q: What are the eligibility requirements for the Nevada CCW Permit?
A: The State of Nevada currently lists the "Eligibility Requirements" in the NRS 202.3657 section. Click above for the full list.

Q: How long does it take to receive the permit once I finish the course?
A: Most of our students are reporting 12 - 15 weeks to receive their permit. We recommend you plan on the full 120 day time limit being needed.

Per NRS 202.366 the Sheriff to whom you will submit your application for a CCW permit has 120 days to approve or deny your permit. There are a number of factors that effect the time it takes to process your permit - the current number of applicants, possible backlog at the FBI fingerprint service, data input/clerical backlogs, application inaccuracies, and other factors.
Q: What states accept my Nevada Permit?
A: Currently your Nevada Permit is honored by:  Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Idaho, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan*, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, N Carolina, N Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, S Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, W. Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming  State Permit List
*Must be resident of issuing state
Q:What if I take the Utah course?
A: By getting your Utah permit you add several additional states. Currently your Utah Permit is  honored by:  Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado*, Delaware, Florida*, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, N Carolina, N Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, S Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington State, W Virginia, Wyoming, Wisconsin  State Permit List
*Must be resident of issuing state
Q: I already have my Nevada CCW Permit. Can I take just the Utah course?
A: Absolutely. The Utah Course is a single day class of knowledge development in a classroom. There is no live fire qualification needed. Check our "classes" page for info.

Q: How long are my permits valid?
A: Your Nevada CCW Permit and Utah CFP are valid for 5 years from the date of issuance unless suspended or revoked by the sheriff who issued the permit.

Q: How do I renew my permit?
A: For Nevada & California, in addition to resubmitting your application and fee for renewal you'll show proof continued competency with your firearm. Our "Renewal Course" takes care of qualifications you need to get your renewed permit. 

Here is a list of the requirements:

A renewal applicant shall be required to take a refresher course through an approved instructor, to include the standards adopted by the Chiefs and Sheriffs.

The renewal applicant shall fill out the same application as a new applicant, including any new or updated information.

For your Utah CFP , you'll receive a letter and renewal application from the state in advance of your expiration detailing the renewal process and fees. Complete the application. Send in with required documentation and fee and you all set.

Q: What are the live fire qualification requirements?
A: Here is the minimum basic course requirements. There is no time limit and you may repeat until you meet the requirement:

Firearms with less than a 5-shot capacity will have to be reloaded at each stage to comply with the 5-shot capacity standards.

A total of 30 rounds for 6 shot or larger capacity, 25 rounds for 5 shot capacity must be fired.

The humanoid target, B27 or B21 shall be utilized.

A 70% minimum must be scored to pass, and again, shall be indicated on the certificate as Pass/Fail only.

Additional training as provided for combat shooting, self defense or practical shooting is at the discretion of the instructor.

 For 6 shot or greater capacity firearm:

Distance # Rounds Time Stance
3 Yards 6 rounds No Limit Any
5 Yards 12 rounds No Limit Any
7 Yards 12 rounds No Limit Any

 For 5-shot or under capacity firearm:

Distance # Rounds Time Stance
3 Yards 5 rounds No Limit Any
5 Yards 10 rounds No Limit Any
7 Yards 10 rounds No Limit Any

Q:  Is there any preparation for the class?

A:  None required. If you preregister for the course we'll give you the Student Workbook and you can begin a little independent study of the regulations and laws at home. If you complete this prior to attending the course it will allow more time for questions and answers and possibly reduce your classroom time.

We recommend you get some rest the night before. The course is a very complete and full day or two. You'll take a required exam for Nevada. We cover all the material in class, but if you would like to get a preview click here.

If you would like to practice your shooting, see the requirements above.
Q:  Where are my Nevada, Utah, Florida, California permits honored?
A:   State regularly review the standards of other states and decide to honor or not the concealed carry permits from other states. This is an ever changing list. Here is a link to a list as of June 2022. We suggest you check with any state you wish to carry in before you go.   State Permit List
Q:  What is the class schedule and sequence?
A:  That depends on which state permits you want and the time of year. Our typical group classes are Saturday 8am to 6pm (Full Class) and Sunday from 8am to 2pm (Renewal Class) if you are doing Nevada. For the Utah add-on you will typically finish around 7:30pm on Saturday. For California, we typically add a few hours on Sunday. This is needed to meet the minimum hours required by the various states for training. If you are doing only one or two, depending on the size of the group, it usually is shorter. If you are doing a private course we can arrange the schedule to meet your needs as long as we have the minimum time required by the state.

We typically use an indoor range for comfort. The indoor range qualifications are normally conducted the same day.

If we use an outdoor range during cooler months we often do a short classroom session covering safe firearm handling and shooting techniques followed by a trip to the range for qualification. This afternoon session allows a little more light and warmth than early mornings. We then return to the classroom that afternoon to cover the required regulations and tests.

For private and private groups, you let us know your preference and as far as allowed we'll be happy to accommodate your schedule.
Q: Can I receive the California CCW Permit?
A:  California is a “May Issue State”. This means that, for California residents only, the Chief of Police of the city a person resides in or the Sheriff of the county a person resides in may issue a permit to carry a concealed handgun or other weapon, if he or she chooses to do so, to a resident of the City or County. In a “Shall Issue State” such as Nevada or others, that state’s issuing authority must issue a permit to carry a concealed weapon to anyone who meets the qualification standards and has no disqualifying factor in their personal history. Under the “Shall Issue Law” a non-resident of the “Shall Issue State” usually may also apply and receive a permit to carry a concealed weapon in that state.

In California a person must be a resident in the county or city that they are applying to for issuance of a Permit to Carry a Concealed Weapon. The Chief of Police or County Sheriff authorizes the instructors, who teach an approved, State Required Class for a New or the Renewal of a Permit to Carry a Concealed Weapon in the State Of California. These permits are usually unrestricted, but may have certain restrictions placed upon them. These restrictions may apply as to where and when the permit is valid or the type and number of firearms listed. California registers handguns. The holder of a Permit to Carry a Concealed Weapon may only carry loaded and concealed only those weapons listed on the Permit to Carry a Concealed Weapon. The weapons will be listed by make, serial number, caliber and model. Unless restricted, the Permit to Carry a Concealed Weapon is valid throughout the State of California. Some other states will honor the California Permit to Carry a Concealed Weapon in their state. California however does not honor any other states Permit to Carry a Concealed Weapon.

Concealed Carry Nevada is currently authorized to teach an “Approved CCW Class” for new and the renewal of California CCW Permits for the City of Alturas, California, the California Counties of, El Dorado, Inyo, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Sierra and Siskiyou . We are constantly in the process of adding additional counties and will contact the county of any potential student for the purpose of seeking approval to teach as an approved instructor for that county. We will update this list as we add additional counties or cities.
Q: Why is the Nevada/Utah Class so long?
A:  The State of Nevada requires the course be 8 hours long excluding breaks and travel time. Utah's requirements make the course 2 to 3 hours longer. Completing all the training, including the live fire qualification, in a single day can make for a "Very Long Day".

Of course if this is not possible, please contact us and we can make special arrangements to complete your Nevada CCW and Utah CFP over two days if that best meets your needs.
Q: Do I need Liability Insurance (Legal Defensive Service)?
A: Currently, there in no State requirement for this. That said, in our current litigious society, common sense would dictate some type of financial protection in the unlikely event you needed to defend yourself. There are numerous products available with prices starting at a very affordable level. Many also offer exceptional training opportunities beyond your CCW Course. While we do not endorse any single program or agency, we have found what we consider to be superior products available from USCCA, CCW Safe and Second Call Defense. We recommend  doing a little homework to determine which is the best fit for you and your family. Here is a link that provides a reasonable comparison of products based on the authors research.
Remember, these can change without notice so perform you due diligence in determining which product is the best fit for you and your family.