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Nevada Concealed Carry Reciprocity Map & Gun Laws

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Nevada Concealed Carry Reciprocity Overview

3.1M

STATE POPULATION

149K

LICENSES ISSUED

4.8%

LICENSE PERCENTAGE

27

STATES HONORED

21

MINIMUM AGE TO CC

5

YEARS LICENSE VALID

33

RECIPROCATING STATES

NO

CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY

7

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Become a responsibly armed Nevada resident with our qualified gun training resources.

If you want to apply for a concealed carry permit in Nevada, arm yourself with the knowledge to show your familiarity with firearms. Be a responsible gun owner and know your rights when it comes to owning, carrying, and using a gun in Nevada. But with so many laws, regulations, and requirements in place, how can you ensure you cover everything?

Concealed Coalition is the leader in firearm education. We provide you with the knowledge, training, and certification you need to achieve your concealed carry permit. We have trained over one million U.S. citizens on how to carry their weapons safely and effectively.

Contact us via phone or online for local training to get your CC license. Answer this simple questionnaire to see if you qualify for a multi-state recognized concealed carry license. Become a responsible gun owner today.

Summary of Nevada Gun Laws

Nevada has about 47.30% gun ownership. Owning a firearm comes with a lot of responsibility. This is why it is important as an armed American to know the gun laws in your state. If you’re a Nevada resident, here are basic firearm laws you should follow.

Laws About Buying, Selling, and Possession of Firearms

The state of Nevada doesn’t issue a purchase permit before you can buy firearms. But you can purchase a firearm with a Nevada CCW permit. Before buying a gun in the state, you should complete a criminal record background check.

While earlier you could buy a firearm from a private handgun owner without a background check, you can’t anymore. The state only allows federally licensed dealers to sell guns in Nevada.

You can legally own a gun in the state through transfer or sales between members of your family. It’s also legal if a transfer is done for self-defense reasons. What’s more, you can own a machine gun and silencer firearms if you have a license for such guns and comply with required federal laws to use them.

Concealed Carry for Law Enforcement Officers

Active law enforcement officers in Nevada can’t be stopped from concealed carrying in any place under United States jurisdiction. Also, retired officers or those that are out of service for a good cause can conceal carry without restriction. All they have to do is take a gun training course twice a year and pass it.

Open Carry Laws in Nevada

Nevada is a lenient open carry state. This means that you can openly carry your gun in the state as long as you’re eighteen years old or more. However, it’s illegal to open carry in schools, airports, public buildings, airports, other areas prohibited by Nevada federal laws.

Concealed Carry Laws in Nevada

To concealed carry in Nevada, you must have a Concealed Firearm Permit issued by the state. If you’re a non-resident you must have a CCW from other states that have reciprocity with Nevada.

What’s more, you must be at least twenty-one years old to get one if you’re a civilian. For military members, you must be at least eighteen years.

Self Defense Laws in Nevada

Nevada law not only allows the right to bear arms but also the right to use them in defending life. Under its Castle Doctrine, you also have the right to defend your house, business property, yard, and even vehicle with lethal force.

However, the use of force for self-defense must meet certain criteria. It must be immediately necessary, a reasonable response to the attacker’s actions, and done in good faith.

Also, you must not be the provoker. For instance, you won’t face legal jeopardy of any kind if you protect yourself or your family from rape, robbery, or aggravated assault.

In case the attacker dies during the altercation, you’ll have committed justifiable homicide. This means you won’t face any legal action.

Nevada Gun Laws by Statute

It’s essential for Nevada firearm owners to remember that the following laws are subject to change without notice. The attorney general’s website has all the latest information and should be visited regularly by licensees.

Concealed Coalition is dedicated to dispelling the myths surrounding gun ownership and promoting a culture of understanding and responsibility. Our certified instructors are qualified across multiple states, and our online or local training classes provide convenient learning with instructors who care.

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CONCEALED CARRY BASICS IN NEVADA

QUESTION

ANSWER

What States Have Reciprocity with Nevada?

Guns must be carried according to the laws of the state you are visiting. Ensure you check the laws of the other state before traveling there with your firearms. Here are states that honor permits from Nevada:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas (permitless carry, minimum age of 18 years)
  • Idaho (permitless carry, minimum age of 18 years)
  • Indiana
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi (permitless carry, minimum age of 18 years)
  • Montana (permitless carry, minimum age of 18 years)
  • New Hampshire (permitless carry, minimum age 18 years)
  • North Carolina
  • South Dakota (permitless carry, minimum age of 18 years)
  • Vermont (permitless carry, minimum age of 18 years)

Which States’ Permits Does Nevada Honor?

Nevada recognizes CCW permits of other states. This means you can conceal carry with your states’ permit as long as you’re at least 21 years old. States’ permits that Nevada honors include:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Idaho (only enhanced permits allowed)
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi (only enhanced permits allowed)
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota (only enhanced permits allowed)
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

States That Have Restricted Reciprocity with Nevada

Nevada offers both resident and non-resident permits. Below is a list of states that have restricted reciprocity with Nevada. If it’s specified “Resident only”, the state only honors Nevada resident permits and not the ones issued to non-residents.

  • Arizona (permitless carry, minimum age of 21 years)
  • Alaska (permitless carry, minimum age of 21 years)
  • Iowa (permitless carry, minimum age of 21 years)
  • Kansas (permitless carry, minimum age of 21 years)
  • Kentucky (permitless carry, minimum age of 21 years)
  • Maine (permitless carry, minimum age of 21 years)
  • Michigan (resident permits only, minimum age of 21 years)
  • Missouri (permitless carry, at least 19 years old, 18 for military)
  • Nebraska (minimum age of 21 years)
  • New Mexico (minimum age of 21 years)
  • North Dakota (resident permits only, minimum age of 21 years)
  • Ohio (minimum age of 21 years)
  • Oklahoma (permitless carry, minimum age of 21 years)
  • Tennessee (permitless carry, minimum age of 21 years)
  • Texas (permitless carry, minimum age of 21 years)
  • Utah (permitless carry, minimum age of 21 years)
  • Virginia (minimum age of 21 years)
  • West Virginia (permitless carry, minimum age of 21 years)
  • Wisconsin (minimum age of 21 years)
  • Wyoming (permitless carry, minimum age of 21 years)

Does Nevada recognize constitutional carry?

No. It doesn’t allow constitutional carry.

Is open carry permitted in Nevada?

Yes, you can open carry without a permit as long as you’re 18 years old.

If Nevada requires a license to carry a concealed firearm, how are those licenses issued?

You need a license to carry in Nevada and they’re issued by local authorities.

What is the minimum age in Nevada to get a concealed carry license?

You must be at least 21 years old.

Can you concealed carry weapons other than handguns in Nevada with a concealed carry license (or under permit-less carry if applicable)?

No.

Is it legal to own a taser or stun gun in Nevada?

Yes. You can legally purchase and own them without a permit.

Is it legal to buy or use chemical spray/pepper spray in Nevada?

Yes, you can except for convicted felons and minors.

Does Nevada have magazine capacity restrictions for handguns?

No, it doesn’t.

Does Nevada have ammunition restrictions?

Yes. You can’t manufacture or sale of metal-penetrating bullets.

CONCEALED CARRY LOCATIONS IN NEVADA

QUESTION

ANSWER

Nevada Concealed Carry Permit Location Restrictions

Having a CCW permit is not enough reason to possess a gun in all places in Nevada. Some places are regarded as off-limits according to the states’ gun laws. You can get charged with possession of a firearm if you go to these places.

  • Universities’ dormitories or halls of residence
  • Public or primary schools—also include school activities that aren’t within the school premises
  • School bus or any vehicle used for the transportation of school students
  • Buildings used for children’s care
  • Government’s veterans’ residence
  • Prison premises or a juvenile facility
  • Premises of a privately owned building or any property with signs prohibiting the use of firearms

Places Where You Can Conceal Carry In Nevada

You are allowed to conceal carry in the following places in the state:

  • Restaurants and bars (except when there is a post restricting this, or you’re under the influence of drugs or alcohol)
  • Private vehicle
  • Roadsides and recreational areas
  • National parks, forests, and wildlife management areas
  • Place of worship (except when there’s a post that prohibits the possession of firearms)

Can you carry a concealed handgun in a vehicle in Nevada?

Yes. With a Nevada Firearm permit, you can.

Can you carry a concealed firearm at roadside rest areas in Nevada?

Yes, you can but with a Nevada Firearm permit.

Can you carry a concealed firearm in state/national parks, state/national forest and Wildlife Management Areas in Nevada?

Yes, with a Nevada Firearm permit.

Can you carry a concealed firearm in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol in Nevada?

Yes, you can as long as you have a permit and you are not under the influence.

Can you carry or possess a firearm on hotel property in Nevada?

Nevada laws don’t specifically address guns at hotels.

Does Nevada have laws relating to storing firearms in private vehicles in an employee parking lot?

It’s not addressed in the law.

IMPORTANT GUNS LAWS IN NEVADA

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ANSWER

Do you have a duty to notify a police officer that you're carrying a concealed firearm in Nevada?

No, you don’t have to.

Are "No Weapons Allowed? signs enforced in Nevada? If, yes, violating the sign would be considered to be a crime. If, no, violating the sign would not be considered a criminal offense.

No, they’re not.

Does Nevada have preemption laws related to concealed carry (i.e., Does state law supersede local laws regarding the possession of handguns)?

Yes, the state has preemption of gun laws in Nevada. But local authorities can restrict the discharge of firearms within its boundaries or control the carrying of guns by public employees during or in the course of official duties.

Does Nevada have a red flag law?

Yes, it has. If you’re mentally unstable or a felon, you can’t purchase or own any firearm.

Does Nevada state law define brandishing?

No, it doesn’t. But if you intentionally aim a firearm toward any person, you’re guilty of a crime.

Does Nevada have laws regarding carrying a concealed firearm while using alcohol or chemical substances?

As a responsibly armed resident of Nevada, you shouldn’t use your firearm while under the influence of alcohol or any drugs.

Does Nevada issue concealed carry licenses to non-residents?

Yes. They’re issued to anyone who qualifies.

Does Nevada allow the public to access concealed carry registry information through public records law?

No, it doesn’t.

HANDGUN PURCHASE & POSSESSION IN NEVADA

QUESTION

ANSWER

Is a permit required to purchase a handgun in Nevada?

No. It’s not.

Are background checks required for private gun sales in Nevada?

Yes. Gun sales in the state must be done by a licensed federal firearms dealer who’ll ask for a background check. But you don’t need a background check if you received a gun from a transfer or sale from a family member.

Is there a waiting period after purchasing a handgun in Nevada?

No. It doesn’t have a waiting period.

Do handguns need to be registered in Nevada?

No, they don’t.

What is the minimum age to possess and transport a handgun in Nevada?

You must be at least 18 years old.

Can I possess/carry a handgun in my home in Nevada without a license? 

No. You cannot carry concealed unless you have a permit.

NEVADA CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE INFORMATION

Concealed Carry Requirements to Register for a License in Nevada

For concealed carry in Nevada, you must meet all the state’s concealed carry permit requirements. Your concealed carry permit application won’t be considered if you fail to do so. You can qualify to get a concealed carry permit in Nevada if you:

  • Are at least twenty-one years old or eighteen years old if you are a member of the military
  • Are a legal citizen of the United States and a legal resident of Nevada
  • Have not renounced the country’s citizenship in the past
  • Complete a Nevada concealed carry training course in a state-approved institution
  • Are a resident of Nevada for more than six months
  • Have not been charged or sentenced for any crime that has to do with breaking concealed carry permit laws
  • Are not an illicit user of drugs, stimulants, or alcohol
  • Are not a fugitive of the law
  • Are not diagnosed as mentally impaired by a mental institution
  • Are not charged for any kind of crime that led to a more than one-year imprisonment
  • Are not adjudged for a lack of mental capacity according to Nevada law
  • Are not defined as disabled or incapacitated according to Nevada state laws
  • Have not been dismissed from the United States Armed Force for dishonorable behavior
  • Meet all other federal laws that have to do with applying for a concealed carry permit

Fees:

Initial permit fees are roughly $96.00 (varies by county)

Renewals are $63.00

Valid For:

5 years

Processing Time:

120 days

Applications:

Check online for your county as each application is unique. 

Non-Resident Concealed Carry License:

Non-resident permits are issued to anyone who qualifies. However, you must apply in person at the issuing office. The process is  the same as for residents.

Name & Address Changes:

If you want to change your name, you need to go to the LVMPD Records and Fingerprint Bureau. You need to bring proof of the name change (like a marriage certificate or court document) and pay a fee. They will take your picture and you will have to sign your new name.

If you want to change your address, you need to tell the sheriff who gave you your permit in writing within 30 days of the move. You can do this by printing and completing the CCW Change of Address form. If you don’t do this, you could get fined $25.

Lost or Stolen Licenses:

You will need to go to the issuing office and file an affidavit that your permit was lost or stolen. A replacement fee of $15 will be charged.

Residency Changes:

Moving to Nevada and interested in applying for a resident permit? How soon can you apply?

Nevada issues both resident and non-resident permits. If you move to Nevada with a CCW permit from another state, you can use that permit for the first 60 days you live in Nevada. After that, you need to get a new CCW permit from your local sheriff’s office.

Moving from Nevada and have a Nevada resident permit? Does that permit transfer to your new state? Is there a grace period during which your Nevada permit remains valid?

If you move to a different state, your Nevada concealed weapon permit is still valid as long as you submit the name/address change form.

NEVADA CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE APPLICATION PROCESS

OVERVIEW

If you meet all the requirements to apply for a Nevada CCW permit, you can start the application process. Below are steps you should follow during the application.

Step One:

You have to complete a Nevada gun training program. A state-certified instructor must oversee the class.

Step Two:

You can pick an application at the sheriff’s office or choose to download the application online.

Step Three:

Once you complete the application document, you should take it to your local law enforcement agency. You also have to provide a valid ID or driver’s license and a training certificate. You must also provide your fingerprints and photograph and then pay the required fee.

Step Four:

You will receive a mail notifying you about the approval of your CCW permit.

NEVADA CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE RENEWAL PROCESS

Step One:

Renewals are the responsibility of the permittee. You may begin the renewal process at any time, but no credit will be provided for early renewals.

Step Two:

Complete a refresher firearm training course and live fire qualification.

Step Three:

Download an application or pick one up from your county sheriff’s office.

Step Four:

Take the (unsigned) completed application to the law enforcement office with the following:

  • Training certificate;
  • Proof of residency (valid driver’s license); 
  • Proof of citizenship if not born in the U.S.; and
  • Permit fee

You will be required to sign the application in front of a witness at the station.

You will be fingerprinted and photographed.

Step Four:

You will be notified if your application has been approved.

Concealed Carry Training in Nevada You Can Depend On

Knowing gun safety rules and proper handling of firearms can reduce the risk of a negligent discharge or other gun-related tragedies. This is why you need firearm training courses.

At Concealed Coalition, we have a team of certified instructors that offer concealed carry training in Nevada and other states. Our goal is to dispel the myths surrounding gun ownership and promote a culture of responsibility, and confidence when handling firearms. We offer online or local training classes.

Our Comprehensive Concealed Carry Classes

Basic Firearm Safety

Similar to cars or other machines, firearms are safe as long as the owner is responsible, educated, and adequately competent with their use. Our basic firearm safety classes will teach you about gun laws regarding ownership, possession, transportation of guns, and concealed carry permits. Since gun laws vary from state to state, we personalize your lessons depending on your state.

Basic Firearm Handling

Whether you own a rifle or pistol, we offer a variety of firearm handling courses, including loading, shooting, defensive training, and reloading.

Situational Awareness

Situational awareness involves paying attention to who is in our personal space, especially to what they are doing. As a gun owner with concealed carry, you need to be able to assess situations before deciding to use your firearm.

Our situational awareness classes will help you determine if you or your loved ones are in imminent danger and when to pull out your gun.

Home Safety

As a gun owner, you probably have to store it at home. This is why it is important to take charge of your loved one’s safety. With our home safety gun training, you can get basic knowledge on how to handle or store guns safely in your home.

Home Defense

We offer home defense training classes to help you respond proactively when your home or business property is under attack.

Tactical Vehicle Dynamics

Are you an experienced shooter? Want to further your tactical firearm skills?

Our vehicle dynamics course will give you the developing shooter the knowledge and skills to react to any endangering situation that may occur while you are in and around a vehicle.

Women on Target Training

If you’re curious about firearms, on-target training classes for women are a safe place to learn the fundamentals about guns and marksmanship. Our goal is to give you the confidence you need to safely handle and operate a firearm.

Active Shooter Training

When an active shooting occurs, seconds count and you may need to respond fast. Our active shooter training prepares you for how to react in case a life-threatening situation occurs.

Self-Defense

We provide personal protection courses to help you learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones with your firearm in case of danger.

Why Choose Us?

Expert Instructors

Our team of highly trained instructors ensures that your firearm training is exceptional to not only help you get a concealed carry permit but also ensure you are a responsible firearm holder.

Customized Classes

We understand that each state has its unique firearm laws. This is why our gun instructors will personalize your classes to match Nevada’s gun laws.

Up-to-Date Training

Firearms laws in Nevada can and do change. Legislators or law enforcement agencies may alter any regulations listed above at any time. Apart from regularly visiting the attorney general’s website for the latest information, we offer the latest gun training courses.

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