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NEVADA GUN LAWS

The Complete Guide

This is simply the best resource for Nevada gun laws. Get the latest laws and info for Nevada.

You can find every thing you need for concealed carry in Nevada on this page.
 
Keep reading…

evada 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

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Nevada CCW Reciprocity

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Permit Honored
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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

States honoring a Nevada permit

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

Non-Resident Permit
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

Permits Nevada honors

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

States not honoring a Nevada permit

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

NRS202.3688 - Reciprocity

Nevada Handgun Permit

Nevada Gun Policy

Shall Issue

Permit Issued To

Residents, Non-residents

Nevada Permit Overview
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 in Nevada
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 in Nevada
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

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Nevada CCW Handgun Forms

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Illinois: 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

History Of Nevada Gun Laws

Antique handguns

Learn Colorado's Gun History

  • 1948

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

  • 1995

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

  • 2007

    The preemption laws are slightly modified. However, Clark county is still allowed to register firearms.
     
  • 2013

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

  • 2015

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

  • 2016

    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

Nevada state capitol building

Nevada Gun Laws To Know

Vehicle Carry
YES – WITHOUT A PERMIT

Handguns
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

Must Notify Officer
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

No Weapons Signs Enforced
NO

“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.

Open Carry
YES – WITHOUT A PERMIT

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

Restaurant Carry
YES


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.

Constitutional Carry
NO


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

Nevada CCW FAQ's

Nevada CCW Contact

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept.

Hours


Monday – Friday    8am – 3pm

Saturday                  Closed

Sunday                    Closed

Contact


Address      400 Sth. Martin Luther King Blvd

City              Las Vegas, NV 89106

Phone         (702) 828-3271

Email          jbiekert@bouldercounty.org

Contents
  1. Nevada CCW Quick Facts
  2. Nevada CCW Reciprocity
  3. Nevada Handgun Permit
  4. Nevada CCW Handgun Forms
  5. Nevada: Places Off-Limits for CCW
  6. Pointers: Nevada Gun Laws
  7. History Of Nevada Gun Laws
  8. Nevada Concealed Carry Laws
  9. Nevada CCW Contact
  10. Updates & Data Sources