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Old 08-23-2010, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Cave Creek, AZ USA
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I got a UT permit just to be able to carry in NV and then NV changed its reciprocity law. I'm finally gonna make a trip to Vegas on a weekday to do the class and hand in my application. I have held CCW's in several states for many years, so I'm not looking for in-depth training, just something to satisfy the requirement. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:15 PM
 
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I got a UT permit just to be able to carry in NV and then NV changed its reciprocity law. I'm finally gonna make a trip to Vegas on a weekday to do the class and hand in my application. I have held CCW's in several states for many years, so I'm not looking for in-depth training, just something to satisfy the requirement. Any suggestions? Thanks.
This is the best place:

The Gun Store | Concealed Firearms Classes (http://www.thegunstorelasvegas.com/concealedfirearmsclasses.html - broken link)
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I disagree with LVD on this. Discount Firearms (http://www.discountfirearmsinc.com/Training.htm - broken link) is better. I took a free safety class at The Gun Store with my girlfriend and her boys when we moved in together, and it wasn't bad, but Discount is just more serious about things all the way around. TGS caters to tourists/machine gun rentals, and that's where their focus is.
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Cave Creek, AZ USA
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Geeze. 9am-6pm? Really? I just want the bare minimum. Not looking for real instruction here. I've had to do it too many times already. I have heard from others that the Gun Store is the place to go. I just always assumed they were expensive and gimmicky because of all their advertising about renting machine guns. I was kinda hoping for a connection to some cop who runs classes out of his house like we do here in Phoenix. Classes tend to get out a little early and the instructor personally prints us and takes our apps into work the next Monday.
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:58 AM
 
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The Gun Store gets terrible reviews for their CCW classes if you look out on the net. They primarily cater to international tourists who've never even held a gun or the people who want to shoot a machine gun.

I used Discount Firearms and was happy with their class, but that was five years ago.

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This is the best place:

The Gun Store | Concealed Firearms Classes (http://www.thegunstorelasvegas.com/concealedfirearmsclasses.html - broken link)
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:00 AM
 
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You won't be able to be printed by a cop here. You have to go to the CCW detail and wait around for them to electronically finger print you. When I went five years ago there was only two people in front of me and it took about 4 hours to get printed and photographed. Lots of waiting around for nothing as far as I could tell.

Can't just mail your stuff in here like UT.


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Geeze. 9am-6pm? Really? I just want the bare minimum. Not looking for real instruction here. I've had to do it too many times already. I have heard from others that the Gun Store is the place to go. I just always assumed they were expensive and gimmicky because of all their advertising about renting machine guns. I was kinda hoping for a connection to some cop who runs classes out of his house like we do here in Phoenix. Classes tend to get out a little early and the instructor personally prints us and takes our apps into work the next Monday.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Cave Creek, AZ USA
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I doubt any part of the process can be done by mail. I think the whole point of NV ending their reciprocity with other states, even states with as stringent training requirements as NV, was to get people to physically come to NV and spend money. I don't mind doing that, as I always have friends and clients in LV to visit and am never bored there. But standing around for hours to get printed, when I've been printed countless times and have a wallet full of CCW's already seems pretty silly. Usually, these games and hoops exist when a state reluctantly gets a shall-issue law and then it just gets easier and cheaper from there. NV has had the law long enough that I'd expect the process to run like a well-oiled machine by now, as it does in AZ. Took me two weeks to get my permit in the mail after my class and that was kind of long by our standards.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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In the LV area, there's only one place to get printed, and it's the same place that people getting their work/gaming cards or anything else of that nature have to go. When I did it, it didn't take that long - maybe a couple of hours total, including the interview.

When you take the class, they'll tell you all the ins and outs of the whole administrative process. The process isn't bad, but it *can* take a while. Just be prepared to spend some time waiting if you have to.
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:00 AM
 
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Personally, I like American Shooters for the ccw class. If you already know how to shoot (and you definitely should if applying for a ccw!) they are fairly easy going about the shooting part. The problem I have with The Gun Store is that they make you use their frangible ammo in your guns. Not only are they expensive for their ammo, but it will break up at times in your barrel, leaving aluminum residue all over the inside of your gun. Not Good.

It sounds like you are giving up on the quest, but in case you do go ahead and take a class, be aware that the stores are now advising to expect up to a 4-6 month wait to get your card, even though the regs say it must be issued in 90 days.
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Cave Creek, AZ USA
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Frangible ammo? No way! I don't like the though of having to buy anyone's ammo. What a joke. Looks like I'll be bypassing the Gun Store.
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