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Nevada gun laws operate at the local county level on a "Shall Issue" policy. Nevada has traditionally been a open carry state with more areas accessible to a person who is open carrying than one who is concealed carrying. A training course is required to obtain a concealed carry permit with the minimum age being 21, or 18 if in the military. There is no registration of firearms required and residents or non-residents can purchase long guns in Nevada.

Nevada CCW Quick Facts

Carry In Vehicle YES
Must Notify Officer NO
Carry In State Parks Allowed YES
No Weapons Signs Enforced NO
Open Carry Permitted YES
Carry In Restaurant YES
Constitutional Carry NO
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Nevada CCW Reciprocity


  • Permit Honored
  • Permit not honored
  • Residential permits only
  • Issuing state

How Reciprocity Works in Nevada

Nevada will honor CCW permits from states that are on their reciprocity list. The person carrying a firearm must have their permit with them at all times.

Signed Reciprocity Agreements

Nevada has signed reciprocity agreements with 30 other states. For a full list please go to the official state reciprocity list.

Nevada Reciprocity State's


Resident Permit
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Washington


  • Idaho - Nevada will only honor the Idaho Enhanced permit.
  • Mississippi - Only the Mississippi Enhanced permit is honored in Nevada.
  • South Dakota - Only the South Dakota Enhanced permit is honored in Nevada.
NRS202.3688 - Reciprocity

Nevada Handgun Permit

Nevada Gun Policy

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Residents, Non-residents

CCW Permit Overview

Previously you had to state the type of firearm and serial number on the permit application. This is not required now and you can obtain a permit for any type of firearm. Applications are made at the sheriffs office in your county of residence. For Clark county residents applications must be submitted to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police department. Military personnel aged between 18 - 20 can obtain a permit if they are on active duty or have been honorably discharged.

The Law
NRS202.3657 - Permit Applications

Non-Resident Permits

Non-Resident permits are issued to any one that qualifies. However, you must apply in person at the issuing office which means you will need to make a trip to the state. And any training requirements must be done in Nevada. Sounds like a good excuse for a Las Vegas holiday. The application process is exactly the same as for residents.

The Law
NRS202.3657 - Non-resident permits

Handgun Training
All handgun training must take place in Nevada, online or out of state courses will not be accepted. There are some counties that require any training to take place in the county where you file the application.

List of approved instructors


  • Must be at least 21 years of age or more.
  • Provide the documentation to demonstrate competence with a firearm.
  • Not a fugitive from justice.
  • Have not been judicially declared mentally incompetent or insane.
  • Have not been admitted to a mental health facility within the last 5 years.
  • Have not habitually used intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance to the extent that your normal faculties are impaired, including DUI convictions within five previous years and Medical Marijuana Patients.
  • Have not been convicted of a crime involving the use, or threatened use of force or violence, including misdemeanor convictions, within the last three (3) years.
  • Have not been convicted of a felony.
  • Have not been convicted of a crime involving domestic violence or stalking, or you are currently subject to a restraining order or other order of protection against violence.
  • You are not currently on parole or probation.
  • Have not been, within the preceding five (5) years, subject to any requirements imposed by a court as a condition to:
    • Withholding the entry of judgment for your conviction of a felony, or
    • Suspension of your sentence for the conviction of a felony, or
    • Indictment by a Grand Jury.
  • Have not made a false statement on any application.
  • You are lawful resident of the United States.
  • You are not prohibited from possessing a firearm under state and federal law, city and/or county ordinances.
  • Federal law requirements
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Nevada: Places Off-Limits for CCW

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Places Off-Limits in Nevada

  • Airports
  • Public schools and private schools
  • Child-care facilities
  • Facilities belonging to the University of Nevada, the Community College System, any other vocational/technical school
  • Law enforcement agency facilities
  • Courthouses and courtrooms
  • Hoover Dam
  • Prisons, jails and detention facilities
  • Any buildings with metal detectors or signs prohibiting firearms at each public entrance
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Places Allowed in Nevada

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • All areas of the state not listed as Off-Limits

Pointers: Nevada Gun Laws

Nevada is an open carry state
Castle doctrine is legal in Nevada

History Of Nevada Gun Laws

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Clark county introduces registration for firearms to try and control an influx of mobsters into the county.


Nevada changes from a May Issue Policy to a Shall Issue policy.


The preemption laws are slightly modified. However, Clark county is still allowed to register firearms.


Nevada decides not to honor Arizona CCW permits when Arizona becomes a permitless carry state.


Full control over gun laws is given to the state. Clark county is no longer permitted to register firearms.


New laws requiring a background check on private gun sales are passed via a statewide referendum. However, the attorney General states the laws are unenforceable.

Nevada Concealed Carry Laws

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Nevada Gun Laws To Know

YES - Without a permit

There is no law against carrying handguns in a vehicle. The handgun must be visible if on a person. Handguns in a glove box, on or under a seat are allowed. You will need a permit to conceal carry a handgun in a holster or pocket while in a vehicle.

Long Guns
There is however a law for carrying long guns and shotguns in vehicles. Whenever these firearms are carried in a vehicle they must be unloaded, this means there cannot be a cartridge in the chamber,  but you can have a loaded magazine in the firearm.

The Law
NRS 503.165 - Loaded rifle

NO - Must Inform Officer

There is nothing in Nevada gun laws that says you must inform law enforcement you are carrying a firearm.

You are required by law to carry your CCW permit with identification and show these to law enforcement if they request them.

The Law
NRS202.3667 - Must carry permit


It is legal to carry in the following areas;
  • State Parks:       YES - NAC 407.105
  • State/National Forests:     YES - NAC 407.105
  • State Wildlife Management Areas:     YES
  • Road Side Rest Areas:     YES - NRS202.3673


“No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Nevada gun laws. There are no legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. They have no force of law unless they are posted in areas that are mentioned in the law as being off limits.

Most signs on public buildings only ban concealed carry. You will find you have greater access to areas if you open carry.

GunsToCarry recommends that you do not enter a property displaying a “No Weapons" sign whether the law is for or against signage. If asked to leave a property and you refuse to do so then you are breaking the law and put yourself at risk of being charged.

YES - Without a permit

Open carry in Nevada is legal. The minimum age is 18 years old.


In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol
There are no laws in Nevada regarding a open or concealed firearm in a bar or drinking establishment. It's a different story if you are carrying a firearm and have consumed too much alcohol as it then becomes a crime if you have a blood alcohol content of more than (BAC) .10 or greater.

"Yes" or "No" states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with "NO GUN" signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a "Yes" then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.

Nevada does not have constitutional carry.
“Every citizen has the right to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes.”
(Art. I, § 11)
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Nevada Off-Limit Statutes

Other Nevada CCW Statutes

For information on other states handgun laws please go back to the state laws page and select the state you are interested in.

Other Nevada Gun Laws

Private Sales
The law was changed in November, 2016 by referendum to require that all private gun sales have a background check. However, the Attorney General has released an opinion that the law is unenforceable. Furthermore, the FBI has stated it will not conduct background checks on private sales and that a state cannot dictate how federal programs operate.

The Attorney General in response has said citizens will not be prosecuted if they do not comply with the Act.

Nevada CCW FAQ's

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Nevada CCW Contact

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept.


Monday – Friday 8am – 3pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


Address 400 Sth. Martin Luther King Blvd.

CityLas Vegas, NV 89106

Phone (702) 828-3271


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  1. Does Nevada recognize Guam Conceal Carry permit reciprocity , Guam is US territory , I cannot find the info anywhere as I have just moved to NV

  2. I have a Florida CCW, but I live in Las Vegas, NV. SInce the two States have reciprocity, can I just get one w/o going thru the basic requirements.

    1. Just like a drivers license, once you became a resident of Nevada you are required to obtain a Nevada permit.
      Just go by any range or gun store and they can assist you with the required training.
      To me you have too much to lose if to save the ~$250 cost for training and license.

    2. No you cant!

      Once you become a NV resident, you HAVE to get a NV CCW. You technically have 30 days to you use your FL ccw which then you become a resident of NV and you will now have to get a NV ccw.

  3. Do I have to be a resident of Nevada to buy a gun and is there a written test I have to take in order to get my gun permit not good at taking tests

    1. Did you ever get an answer to this question??
      I am a Florida resident and a Nevada seasonal resident. I own property in both places. I have CCW permits in both places and more.
      I recently purchased a gun from my LGS in Florida and had them send it to a NV FFL. The NV FFL says they cant do a background check without a NV resident ID of some form. Won’t accept NV Seasonal Resident ID, Passport, FL RealID drivers license or NV tax records or deeds. This makes zero sense to me. I can find no backing in NV law or Federal Law that would prevent the Point of Contact Background checkers from accepting a Florida Gold Star License and a Nevada Seasonal Residence ID for doing a check.

      1. AB 217 was passed and became effective on July 1, 2011
        Before July 1st 2011 residents of Nevada were prohibited from legally purchase long guns in non-contiguous states.
        And non residents were prohibited from legally purchase long guns in Nevada.

        AB 217 kept with the preexisting language of the act it replaced and only affected long gun sales.

        So since 1968 non residents cannot legally purchase handguns in Nevada.
        And since July 1st 2011 non residents of Nevada can legally purchase long guns in Nevada.
        And since July 1st 2011 residents can legally purchase long guns in non-contiguous states.

      2. Hi, I have worked in a NV FFL for the past year. They should have explained this to you. It’s a federal law that you cannot receive certain categories of firearms through background check in a state in which you are not a resident. Since your primary state of residence is Florida, this is the only state in which you’d be able to purchase a handgun, NFA item, etc. This does not apply to Long guns, so that’s really the one thing that you can purchase in a state that allows out of state transfer. It also depends on the store, a lot of smaller stores don’t mess with out of state transfer because of how complicated it is. Hopefully you were already able to get this sorted out, I know it’s a huge pain navigating gun laws haha!

  4. MA is now under Nevada’s Reciprocity States.
    Does that mean I can CCW when I visit Vegas with my MA LTC CCW?
    As in they honor it and I don’t have to apply for a permit or take a class?

    1. I’m not going to do the reseach but I’d wager that there is no way Mass has a mutual agreement with Nevada for concealed carry. I lived in mass for 40 years and it is one notch above North Korea when it comes to gun laws.

      1. Update; The map I looked at does show that Mass concealed carry permit is accepted by Nevada but the Nevada CCW license is not recognized by Mass. Hard to figure out why this agreement was ever accepted by Nevada.

  5. do i have to register a gun when i move to nevada if i got it in california 5 years ago

    1. No. I wasn’t even aware they had changed the law, but my son went to the police station to register a gun and they told him they aren’t even allowed to register a firearm in Nevada

  6. Is it allowed for a Nevada CCW holder to wear a mask while packing?

  7. Does an individual need an address to purchase a firearm in NV?

  8. Coming from Florida to NV. I will be obtaining a CCW here in FL yet I’m moving later this year to NV. What’s the step by step process to gaining a CCW in NV?

    1. How long can Las Vegas Metro Police Department and Clark County Sheriffs Department legally hold my firearms (both rifles & handguns) that are legally purchased in their criminal investigations? It will be 2 years in September 2020 since they took them all from a convicted felon that got into my gun safe and took them without my knowledge. Thank you.

    2. I’m confused about “Constitutional Carry” in Nevada. Our first amendment right is to carry. Which is it in Las Vegas,NV? THANK YOU AGAIN.

      1. I think this is referring specifically to the Nevada State constitution … not to the 2nd amendment of the US Constitution. I live in AZ where our “state” constitution affords us the right to keep and bear arms. It also allows us to carry without need of a CCW or other permit.

  9. I took a Nevada ccw class in April, 2019. Life happened, and I never submitted my application. Does anyone know if the it would still be allowed? Thanks in advance!

    1. You have 12 months from the day you passed your ccw class to submit your application

  10. My son lives in Nevada and I live in Arizona. I spend quite a bit of time with him thru out the year. I left a hand gun that is registered to me at his house. Is it legal for him to use it if I am not there with him.

    1. NO! California is a bunch for Commies who hate guns.. Unless you live in an unincorporated county that issues “may issue” permits good luck ever getting a permit. You will be required to retake all training just to most likely get told denied because you don’t have a “good” reason.. That’s if your city or county (if unincorporated area) will issue without a problem. If your in LA area or SF bay, don’t even bother unless you got lots of mula money dollars and willing to have a giant legal battle.. Why would you move to CA as a gun owner is beyond me.. Stay in NV or go to AZ where you’re welcomed..

  11. I am over 18 but under 21. In Nevada can I have a handgun in my glove box while driving a vehicle?

  12. My Nevada CCW permit expires August 20 it says that it takes 120 days for your permit to come in . I have a Utah and Florida permits and there active can I use these permits until my Nevada permit comes in ?

    1. Nevada honors only Florida residence permits. In other words, you MUST be a resident of Florida for Nevada to honor a Florida permit. I’m not sure about Utah.

  13. One part here says Nevada quit honoring AZ permits in 2013, another says it DOES honor AZ. Which is it?

    1. They do now. Before Nevada did not recognize their permit because of the relaxed course. Now they are compliant with Nevada’s permit standards and recognized.

  14. Can you open carry if you have minor traffic warrants? Not a felon only have unpaid speeding tickets.

    1. NO! Your prohibited possessor in Nevada as a wanted fugitive.. Go have your NV lawyer take care of your warrant and set a new court date.

  15. I have a question I do not want to be in anti gun kilifornia any mor. Got a 1994 with felony reduced don’t miss demeanor and then vacated gun rights reinstated then they came and took my gun rights away staying we made a mistake you don’t have a felony you only have a misdemeanor but even if you have a misdemeanor you can’t have a gun in California
    so my question is if I move to Las Vegas Nevada can I legally own and purchase a gun out of a gun store because I don’t want to be in California any longer

    1. I believe that would be fine, but that is only my opinion and I am not an expert. For such a question with real possible consequences, you should check with a lawyer who specializes in this area. I agree with you about Commiefornia though. I need to get out too.

  16. Do I need to have the permit to carry an unloaded pistol in my backpack?

    1. Yes. The Nevada law does not differentiate an unloaded gun from a loaded gun. In a backpack is concealed.

    1. Private Sales
      The law was changed in November, 2016 by referendum to require that all private gun sales have a background check. However, the Attorney General has released an opinion that the law is unenforceable. Furthermore, the FBI has stated it will not conduct background checks on private sales and that a state cannot dictate how federal programs operate.

      The Attorney General in response has said citizens will not be prosecuted if they do not comply with the Act.

  17. Misleading in the way you display only part of NRS 202.3673

    Public buildings are government buildings, not private buildings such as restaurants, theaters etc.

    6.  As used in this section:

    (b) “Public building” means any building or office space occupied by:

    (1) Any component of the Nevada System of Higher Education and used for any purpose related to the System; or

    (2) The Federal Government, the State of Nevada or any county, city, school district or other political subdivision of the State of Nevada and used for any public purpose.

    Nevada gun laws about to go draconian with AB291: the law that punishes law abiding gun owners only.

  18. I live in California and travel to Nevada to visit my son can I open carry

  19. So I am travelling to Vegas next January and I have a Florida CWL. Do I need to do anything special or I’m good with just the Florida CWL? TIA

    1. If he is on perol I would say no. If he is not on perol I would think it would depend on his charges (if includes weapon ex: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon) otherwise I’d say so.

  20. I am a firearm onwer in California and was wondering is it legal to take my firearms into Las Vegas to go shooting without any issues? From my understanding you are allowed to as long as the firearms are being transported correctly in each state/county and they have to be California complient coming back into California.

  21. ???? wife had a stroke all guns in her name she has cwp also just was easy since I work to buy go pick them up ect and she liked shooting her and friend went weekly gun range now their no way she can carry much less shoot one all locked away want to transfer (give) my son who also has a cwp in ill and lives their can I sign the transfer papers ?? since she cant

    1. Nevada does not register firearms, if you are transferring to another state, check with an FFL dealer.

  22. Hi I was wondering. My Ex-husband He have medical marijuana and he have guns he always high on marijuana and I did Restraining Order on him before I divorce him . I know he can’t carry gun . But he does . And I have so afraid share custody My baby . It’s ilegal for him have guns at house are carry when he smoke marijuana thank you

    1. He can not have medical marijuana card AND a CCW card. If you still have the restraining order and he is still a threat to you or your child you must inform police.
      This is how bad guys ruin it for good guys.
      Please be safe.

  23. I’m coming from Florida to a shooting competition in NV. I am a resident of Florida with a FL CCP. Can I ship my guns from a Florida FFL to a Nevada FFL without being a resident of Nevada or address?

  24. I’ve heard Las Vegas is a bit different than rest of NV, and it even varies in different parts of the city. True? Can you elaborate?

  25. Concerning the “gun show loophole,” firearm dealers MUST do a background check at a gun show but private sellers do not. Is this correct? Is the background check for all sales a policy the show can or does enforce? Does anyone know how many weapons are sold annually at these shows without a background check? What prevents felons or other restricted persons from buying from a private seller at these shows? Full disclosure, I do not own a firearm and I am very ignorant of NV gun laws. Thank you very much for your replies.

    1. All dealers must perform a background check for every sale, private sellers do not have to, but they cannot knowingly sell to a prohibited person and it is recommended that they perform a background check of some sort (I’m sure one of the neighboring guys is more than happy to run the check for a fee or even process it as an FFL transfer). I’ve been to a few shows and never seen a private seller at them though, it’s always small shops and businesses who are very strict on following background check reqs. You can look up straw purchases for how a felon could theoretically bypass the background, but doing so requires a person who isn’t prohibited from buying a firearm to commit perjury on a federal form and transfer the firearm to a person they can reasonably believe to be a prohibited person.

  26. If I was convicted of a class c felony, (1st and only offense) but I had my civil rights restored am I legally allowed to open carry? In my paper work it doesn’t state specifics. It just says full restoration of civil rights. Says I can run for and hold office after a certain number of years. That’s the only specifics given. The state issues me a hunting license and I am legally allowed to hunt with a firearm, so I assume I am legally allowed to have firearms and open carry. I always worry about being confronted by a police officer or being pulled over. I would like to know that I’m not going to be taken to jail for having or carrying a firearm

    1. Honestly, I’d go and apply for it, talk to the people who process the paperwork with your docs saying your rights have been restored, and have them go through and verify you’re approved, if there’s an issue you can contest it and resolve it, or at least get a definitive answer. Until then, it’s probably safer to stay safe with it and not carry it until you know for sure you’re good, if and when you’re issued the CCW by the sheriff, you’ve been vetted by them and can now conceal carry without worries! Additional bonus: No background checks when buying because you’re certified clear by the sheriff.

  27. How would you flag a person so they don’t get a license to conceal? They are a very know drug dealer in north Las Vegas and has been locked up in a mental facility a few times.

    1. If he’s been involuntarily committed to the facility, or has ever been convicted of a felony or domestic violence charge he’s already barred from it. If neither of those have happened, NV does not have “red flag” laws you can exploit to prohibit him from carrying or possessing a firearm if he is otherwise legally doing so.

  28. A friend is moving to Las Vegas. He was a convicted felon and has been pardoned by Governor and had record expunged? Can he legally buy and or pocess a firearm?

    1. You can’t “transfer” permits, he will need to apply for a permit from his sheriff for whatever county he moves into. Which does involve going through the 8 hour course and background check, he can open carry in NV with no problems, he will also need to contact OH with his updated physical address which WILL nullify his OH permit as OH does not issue non-resident permits, but the NV permit looks to be honored by OH if he ever pops back there for a visit.

  29. My CCW permit expires on October 23, 2018. The earliest I can take a renewal class is October 27, 2018. Is there a grace period on renewing an expired permit?

    1. I believe you have up until 120 days after the expiration date to renew. A late fee does apply.

  30. I have a legal Nevada CCW. I may be moving to Arizona. How do I change my Nevada resident CCW to a non-resident CCW? I’ve looked and cannot find this information. Thanks.

    1. Get proof of residence in NV, mail in a change of address form to your issuing sheriffs office CCW dept (You’ll probably have to google it), with a check for whatever their fee for a change of address is, and they’ll send you a new permit with your AZ address on it. I’ve bounced around a lot and kept my CCW and updated the address with every move (within 30 days).

  31. Searching through these pages, I haven’t yet found an answer to my question. I am a resident of the Occupied Republic of California with a CCW for Utah and Arizona. I am moving to Nevada and while I am aware that Nevada has reciprocity with these two states, does a Nevada resident need a permit from Nevada? I know Arizona requires residents to have a permit for Arizona.

    1. Author

      I think this answers your question; –

      2. A person who possesses a permit to carry a concealed firearm that was issued by a state included in the list
      prepared pursuant to NRS 202.3689 may not carry a concealed firearm in this State if the person:

      (a) Becomes a resident of this State; and
      (b) Has not been issued a permit from the sheriff of the county in which he or she resides within 60 days after becoming a resident of this State. –

      Most states require you to inform them of an address change. If you moved to another state then usually the permit becomes invalid.

    2. I believe you have 60 days to obtain you NV CCW. I have both a CA and Arizona CCW but had to apply in NV. Easy process. Complete form, take the 8 hour course and apply at issuing auth.

  32. Two questions. 1) Is military service accepted as proof of firearm competency for purposes of a CCW? 2) Does Nevada maintain a database of CCW holders? In Georgia they are specifically prohibited from maintaining a database as that would amount to de facto registration. Is this the case in Nevada?

    1. For question one.
      Anyone who is at least 21 years of age, can pass a background check, endure a very long class, and hit an 8″x 11″ target within a 3, 6, and 9 yard distance with 50 rounds from your handgun of choice can pass the test. No prior military of law enforcement experience will gain you a shortcut through any of the REQUIRED program.

    2. Military training is not acceptable. You must take the 8 hour course from the list of auth training facilities. Not sure about the data base

    3. I’ll handle question two, NV police departments will know you have a permit issued to you, that’s all, they do not know if you have guns at home, what kind they are, nothing. All they know is that you HAVE a permit. It pulls up when they run your DL (Kind of has to so that it’s matched back in the server so you can’t just print off a faked CCW permit), no registration of your guns here, just that you have a permit saying you can carry a concealed weapon if you so desire. This is not available to the public and is strictly held for police officers.

      Depending on your county, most cops don’t give two shits about it, and won’t bring it up.

  33. I was wondering if one can open carry on the public transportation or conceal. I am new to Las Vegas and need to know.

  34. Dose anyone know how far from the interstate one needs to be to shoot a handgun? I’m talking about an unpopulated area most likely BLM and of course shooting away from the interstate into a safe back stop.
    Specifically Churchill & Pershing counties on I-80 .
    I’ve only found info for Clark county which requires a 1/2 mile from interstates.
    -Thank You

  35. Coming from California, and want to open carry my Glock in Nevada. How does one “Open Carry” a hand gun properly? I do not have a CCW here in California, nor Nevada. Can I put my handgun in a holster and wear it on my hip/belt?

    If I can carry the handgun on my hip in a holster, do I have to make sure that my jacket or shirt does not ever cover/conceal the weapon?

    1. yes you can open carry your hand gun on your hip in a holster. I live in the Reno area and carry my gun on my hip in a holster when I’m not in my semi working. Never been stopped or Question yet by law enforcement.

    2. Anyone who is physically in the Great State of Nevada can open carry. There has to be enough of the gun showing so that it is easily understood to be a gun to be open carried.

  36. Does anyone know if I can bring my firearms from california to nevada for the weekend to shoot while camping?

  37. Where do I take the Safety Course for fire arms in Nevada…?

    1. Author

      I see we have a broken link as we had a list of instructors under training. The Police Dept. have removed the list so will need to investigate and see if I can locate it.

  38. I’m a resident of Arizona and I want to take my firearms with me to Nevada because I’m working out there do I need a CCW to cross my firearms Through state lines

  39. As a University Police Officer from Indiana attending a police convention what are the laws in Nevada in open carry with my uniform in Reno or bringing my firearm from Indy to Vegas where I’ll be flying to

  40. Would weapons stored in lock box, with ammo in separate lock box , allow one to pass over Hoover dam?

    1. They aren’t going to inspect your vehicle. My guess is, you can’t carry in the Dam itself or in the gift shop or on the Dam. Operative word is carry. Transporting is different.

  41. To make it clear, “NO GUN” signs are different than “NO GUN” signs that are accompanied with an NRS code. The NRS code makes it unlawful to carry concealed and in some cases, all together. As stated in the above laws, there is more places to open carry than there are to carry concealed in Nevada.

  42. I’m a resident of Wisconsin due to be a military spouse that lives in Nevada. I have a Wisconsin Concealed carry permit which is excepted in Nevada. But since I’m living in Nevada do I need to get a Nevada permit? Very confusing to me I’ve read some stuff but still don’t have a solid answer. Any info would be helpful. Thanks!

    1. Author

      If I read the law correctly you have 60 days after becoming a resident of Nevada to obtain a Nevada permit. There may be some exemptions for military personnel so you would need to check with the Sheriffs office in the county you reside in.

      2. A person who possesses a permit to carry a concealed firearm that was issued by a state included in the list
      prepared pursuant to NRS 202.3689 may not carry a concealed firearm in this State if the person:

      (a) Becomes a resident of this State; and
      (b) Has not been issued a permit from the sheriff of the county in which he or she resides within 60 days
      after becoming a resident of this State.

    2. No. If your state permit is recognized, you don’t need a Nevada one. When that one is about to expire, get a Nevada permit

  43. Here in WY if you have retired from the military you do not have to take firearms class for a CCW as long as you provide paperwork concerning your service, does Nevada have anything like that?

  44. I live in Az and hold a valid CCW permit. A relative died who lived in NV and we will be picking up the long guns left to me. Is there anything I need to do before picking them up from Washoe County probate official. Thanks

  45. I’ve held a CCW for 3 years now from Arizona that is recognized in Nevada. I know how to legally travel with the firearm over the state line, however when we reach the casino do I have to keep my firearm locked in our vehicle? If the Casino post a Gun Prohibited sign, can we take the fire arm in its locked box to our hotel room and keep the magazine separated in our vehicle? Basically we need a place to legally store our firearm while we enjoy ourselves in the great state of Nevada! Any information will help.

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