Nevada Concealed Weapons Permit

Also known as a CCW permit

In Nevada, it is a Category C Felony to conceal a firearm without a permit (NRS 202.350, NRS 193.130)

Nevada NRS 202.253 supersedes any information on this website.

We offer classes for first time and renewal applications, for residents and non-residents.  Our class and instructors meet all the requirements of the Nevada Sheriff's and Chief's Association to apply for a CCW permit.

All classroom and shooting qualifications are done in our comfortable, climate-controlled facility.

Upon successfully completing our class, you will receive a Certificate of Completion that you must take to your county Sheriff (if a Nevada resident) or the Washoe County Sheriff's Office* if you are a non-resident.

Our Certificate of Completion can be submitted to the Sheriff up to one year from the date the class was taken. The CCW application fee will be collected by the Sheriff at time of application.

Once you receive your permit, you are eligible to carry any handgun concealed until the expiration date as noted on your permit. (Permits are good for 5 years.)

CCW RENEWAL

Cost: $95.00/person
Duration: 5 Hours with breaks
Class Size: Maximum 18 students
Prerequisites: Nevada CCW Permit Holder (Pre-class shooting instruction is available)
Description: Classroom and required shooting qualification are done in our climate controlled facility. You will experience our indoor shooting lanes (equipped with one of the most advanced targetry systems available).

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CCW MULTI STATE

Cost: $120.00/person
Duration: 8 Hours plus breaks
Class Size: Maximum 18
Recommended: Previous Firearm Experience (Pre-class shooting instruction is available)
Description: Classroom and required shooting qualification are done in our climate controlled facility. You will experience our Digital Simulator as well as our indoor shooting lanes (equipped with one of the most advanced targetry systems available).

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CCW MULTI STATE 2 DAY

Cost: $120.00/person
Duration: 8 Hours plus breaks
Class Size: Maximum 18
Recommended: Previous Firearm Experience (Pre-class shooting instruction is available)
Description: Classroom and required shooting qualification are done in our climate controlled facility.  You will experience our Digital Simulator as well as our indoor shooting lanes (equipped with one of the most advanced targetry systems available).

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CCW TACTICS

Cost $175.00/person
Class Size: Maximum 8
Prerequisite: NV CCW Class or Intro to Handgun from RGR
Feature: Reality Based Training Scenarios
This course is designed to educate the student about how to carry a handgun safely and securely and how to deploy and use them efficiently in the context of a Dynamic Critical Incident. This class offers a skill development evolution to the basic CCW Permit class, or is for those interested in carrying concealed, and how to use a firearm in the worst case scenario.

This course begins on the live fire range where students are introduced to the fundamentals of defensive shooting, with a focus on developing their skills in the context of a “Concealed Carry” shooting situation. The course finishes with Concealed Carry scenarios in the Reality Based Training room with a professional role player(s) utilizing our dedicated training firearms.

*This skill development course provides working knowledge and expertise in the use of conceal carry weapons IT DOES NOT qualify for a permit or license.

Dates & Registration

First time (Initial) applicant:

Residents and non-residents are required to take a class (minimum 8 hour of class-time) and successfully pass both a written test and shooting qualification.

As a bonus, all students participating in this class will experience our Digital Simulator.

This class also satisfies the renewal class requirements and is offered as a 1-day or a 2-day option.


Renewal applicant:

Residents and non-residents are required to take a class (minimum 4 hour of class-time) and successfully pass a shooting qualification.

The Nevada CCW permit is valid for 5 years. Once your permit expires, you cannot carry concealed until you receive your new permit.

There is no grace period. You can apply as a renewal as long as your permit expiration date is within 120 days of applying for your renewal permit.

 

For all permit classes, please bring the following to class:

  • Valid Photo Identification
  • Handgun (available for rent, but ownership is highly recommended)
  • 50 rounds of ammunition
  • Eye & Ear Protection (available for rent, but ownership is highly recommended)
  • Optional: Snack, Lunch, Beverage

We provide the B27 target used for the qualification.

Application submission to Sheriff:

Issuance of Concealed Weapons Permits is regulated by Nevada Revised Statute 202.3653

The Nevada Application for Concealed Firearm Permit is available online (to be signed at time of application) or at the Sheriff’s Office at time of application. The applicant is required to appear in person. Fingerprints, photo and the permit application fee will be taken at the Sheriff's office at time of application. They will also collect the Certificate of Completion that you received from us after successfully completing our class.

CCW permit processing time takes about 120 days and includes a criminal history check.

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office
(775) 328-3001
911 E Parr Blvd, Reno, NV 89512

Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) for Concealed Firearm Permit are governed by:
NRS 202.365 -  https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-202.html#NRS202Sec3657

Notes:

  • Pre-class shooting instruction is available.  Please contact our training manager, Jay at extension 120.
  • Should a student fail to meet the minimum shooting requirement, the student can arrange to retake the shooting test with his instructor up to 14 days from the date of the initial class. Instruction is available upon request.
  • Applicant must be 21 or older at time of application. Our class can be taken up to 1 year prior turning 21.
  • To qualify for a military exclusion to the 21 years of age requirement, the applicant must be at least 18 years of age and be able to produce an active military ID card.  Also, if their driver’s license is a non-Nevada driver’s license, they must be able to produce a LES (Leave and Earnings Statement) from their military branch showing their claimed local address.
  • The shooting qualification includes: (30 rounds, Passing requires a minimum of 70% at the following distances)

For 6 shot or greater capacity firearm:

Distance #Rounds
3 Yards 6 Rounds
5 Yards 12 Rounds
7 Yards 12 Rounds

For 5-shot or under capacity firearm:

Distance #Rounds
3 Yards 5 Rounds
5 Yards 10 Rounds
7 Yards 10 Rounds
  • Medical marijuana use as well as recreational marijuana use still prohibits a person from possessing or applying for a CCW.   A medical marijuana card holder cannot apply for a CCW until one year after the expiration date of their MMR card.  Marijuana is still federally illegal either with a card or with recreational use, so any use in relation to guns is illegal.
  • You cannot apply for a CCW permit until 5 years after a DUI conviction date.
  • The minimum class time requirement is 8 hours for a new permit, 4 hours for a renewal permit.  These times are a MINIMUM and are set forth by the NVSCA.
  • The Nevada concealed carry permit is a honored in about 30 states, although this can change without notice.  When travelling outside of Nevada, contact the proper authorities to verify acceptance of your Nevada permit.
  • Our 8 hour CCW permit class allows students to apply for a Florida and Utah concealed carry permit.