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1oct9:00 am- 6:00 pmSat. 10/1 Pyramid range to Scheels 9am to 6pm$75 Includes $10 Scheels gift card!
3oct5:00 am- 1:30 pmMon. 10/3 Carson Sportsman's 5am to 1:30pm$75 includes coffee and snacks!
8oct9:00 am- 6:00 pmSat. 10/8 Pyramid Range to Scheels 9am to 6pm$75 Includes $10 Scheels gift card!
20octAll DayThurs. Oct. 20th 8am to 5pm, Reno Sportsman's$100 Special small group class
22oct9:00 am- 6:00 pmSat. 10/22 Pyramid range to Scheels 9am to 6pm$75 Includes $10 Scheels gift card!
29octAll DaySat. Oct. 29th 8am to 5pm, Reno Sportsman's$100 Special small group class


11nov9:00 am- 5:30 pmFri. 11/11 Carson Sportsman's 9am to 5:30pm Veteran's Day$75 includes water and snacks
12nov9:00 am- 6:30 pmSat. 11/12 Scheels 9am to 6:30pm$75 Includes $10 Scheels gift card!
19novAll DaySat. Nov. 19th 8am to 5:30pm , Reno Sportsman's$100 Special small group class
20nov8:30 am- 5:30 pmSunday 11/20 Pyramid range to Scheels 8:30am to 5:30pm$75 Includes $10 Scheels gift card!


3dec9:00 am- 6:30 pmSat. 12/3 Scheels 9am to 6:30pm$75 Includes $10 Scheels gift card!
8decAll DayThurs. Dec. 8th 8am to 5:30pm, Reno Sportsman's$100 Special small group class
10dec8:00 am- 4:00 pmSat. 12/10 Pyramid range classroom 8am to 4pm$75 Includes pizza lunch
17dec9:00 am- 6:30 pmSat. 12/17 Scheels 9am to 6:30pm$75 Includes $10 Scheels gift card!
19dec5:00 am- 1:30 pmMon. 12/19 Carson Sportsman's 5am to 1:30pm Monday$75 includes coffee and snacks!


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Information about reserving a class

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, no deposit or payment until class. Choose a date (click on it for details). To reserve, click on RESERVATIONS tab ABOVE and fill out the form. IF you are RENEWING or taking the FREE classroom sessions or $25 Intro class, please make a note in “Special Needs”. We will email a detailed confirmation within 24 hours. (preferred) for quick same-day response OR text/call (775) 560-2741 – we return all contact within 24 hours!

ALL CLASSES HAVE AVAILABILITY – wait lists on FULL classes are usually accommodated.

$75 for 8-hour basic, $50 for 4-hour renewal (click on each date to see times) small-group class $100

Utah extra $25

Includes $10 SCHEELS gift card or lunch* (depends on location* NA for Carson City classes or the limited small group classes taught by JC)

The 8-hour* classes qualify for initial Nevada permit, 4 hours* to renew, valid for Concealed Carry in 30+ states.

 You can also apply through the mail for FL and in-person for OR, no extra signoff fees, just fees to the states. 

 CCW class dates listed, click for details. If we fill, we start a wait list and offer a reservation for an open class as a backup plan.  *Drive time to/from range is added to class time. 


Where are you located and who can take the training? We are a  Reno-based company operating out of SCHEELS all-sports store in Sparks, NV and Sportsman’s Warehouse in Reno and Carson City, NV. We shoot at the Washoe County Range or Carson Range. We are certified to instruct residents of ALL counties in Nevada and residents of all 50 states. Must be 21 years old.
How do I reserve a class? Click on RESERVATIONS tab and fill out your information, choosing one class (use comments section for renewal or waitlist requests)  OR contact us by email (preferred), text or call 775 560-2741. Let us know what class you would like, your full name and contact phone number. We will send confirmation and details by email within 24 hours. Payment (cash or check) is accepted the day of class, leaving you the flexibility to change or cancel your reservation.
Do I need a handgun for class? If you own a handgun, it is best to train on your own. If not, we provide use of classroom guns for a rental fee INCLUDING  ammo ($10-25 depending on caliber, .22-.45ACP).
What is included and what do I need to bring? Range fees and all materials are INCLUDED, BYO ammo (30 rounds and ANY ONE handgun) – we have ammo available for sale if you cannot find it (only for qualification, not selling ammo otherwise- price depends on caliber): SCHEELS and Sportsman’s are usually stocked with practice and defensive ammo. You can BYO eye and ear protection or we will provide it (no charge). Outside food and drink is okay to bring into class.
How do I apply for the permits? NOTE: Nevada permits must be applied for in-person, within one year AFTER class, at Sheriff’s Office or County of residence. We train for ALL Nevada counties – permits are valid in the entire state of NV and 29 other states!
What is the cost of the state permit(s)? Nevada Permit cost is $98.25 new/$63.25 renewal for 5 years. *Utah ( 5 years for $49)and Florida ( $112 for 7 years) applications are mailed in; Oregon ($65 for 4 years) apply in-person in Oregon. All permits are mailed back (30-120 days). Combo of permits = 30+ states.  Paperwork is valid for one year to apply, must be 21 years old.
Can application be made on the same day?
We offer limited weekday classes that begin early enough to apply.
We limit the number of reservations for those planning to apply the same day, which has been successful so far. There is NO guarantee that applications will be accepted if they are too busy (walk-ins only).
What if the class is FULL? 
If we fill, we start a wait list and offer a reservation for an available class as a backup plan. 






  • Kelly is very knowledgeable. Great speaker and knows her stuff! Allan Too Gun safety is very important!” “I found the class to be very informative. It kept my attention. never day-dreamed:)

    Fernley, NV

  • Third time taking this course from Armed and Safe and I will never go anywhere else. They make this course fun and entertaining. You guys are the best. Range staff was very professional and Kelly is a great instructor.

    Reno, NV

  • Teachers were great. They kept my attention and made taking this course fun! Very easy to listen to for 8-hours and always safe.

    Reno, NV

  • Great class! Instruction was entertaining. (Staff) was extremely helpful at the range.

    Fernley, NV

  • The class was very informative. I like the humor between long sessions of law and basics. I also liked the professional range staff

    Reno, NV

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Who we are

We are the area’s most-referred CCW course because we are thorough on safety, Nevada law, resources, concealment options, etc. We use a curriculum that is easy to follow  so you are able to retain the class material, understand the responsibility that comes with carrying a concealed weapon. We have been teaching CCW classes and NRA instructor classes in the Reno area for over 18 years and are always finding better ways to teach and the best topics to cover.