They say there are two types of people in the world – the Shepherds and the Sheep. When you’ve decided that it is time to take care of your flock, you’ll want to complete the training and licensing requirements to obtain your Nevada Concealed Carry of a Weapon license (CCW). Getting your CCW in Las Vegas is actually easier than you may think! Simply follow the steps as outlined below and you’ll be one step closer to being able to legally carry a concealed handgun in public:

Step One:

Complete the mandatory 8-hour certified basic firearms training class at a qualified instructional facility. You’ll receive detailed classroom instruction that covers everything from the most comfortable holster designs to the legalities of pulling your gun in public. This class is designed to satisfy the state of Nevada requirements and should be your jumping off point in terms of firearms-related classroom instruction. The Range 702 offers CCW classes in Las Vegas with detailed classroom instruction and range qualification with a Certified Firearms Instructor.

Step Two:

Qualify with your own handgun. You’ll need to bring your own handgun and 30-rounds of ammunition. A certified instructor at your school of choice will observe you safely handle, load, and shoot your selected handgun. You’ll need to demonstrate safe and proficient handling prior to the instructor signing off.

Step Three:

Submit the CCW application to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department’s CCW unit – which you’ll have to do in person at either of the following locations: 5880 Cameron St. Las Vegas, NV 89118 or 400 S. Martin Luther King Blvd, Bldg. C Las Vegas, NV  89106 You’ll have your picture taken and get fingerprinted. You’ll need the certified application from your instructional facility prior to showing up for pictures and prints.

Step Four:

The state application fee is $100, which must be paid over the counter and by cash, money order, or cashier’s check. You’ll want to pay attention to the fact that they don’t take personal checks or credit cards.

Step Five:

Wait! Your CCW application will be reviewed, a background check will be done, and your prints will get filed. If all goes well you’ll likely see your permit arrive in the mail in a few weeks. Do not begin carrying a concealed handgun until you have received your approved CCW permit, then make sure you always have it (plus a government issued picture ID) when you do carry. Congratulations on taking the first step in protection yourself, your loved ones, and the general public from the criminal elements that are always looking for their next victim. With appropriate education and continual training, you’re bound to become a highly skilled carrier of a concealed handgun. If you have any questions or would like to sign up for our CCW Classes call us at (702) 485 3232.