Armed and Safe - Concealed Carry classes for 36 states
 Welcome to Armed and Safe
firearms training!
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, no deposit or payment until class, email: for quick same-day response 
OR call (775) 560-2741- we return all contact within 24 hours!
$60* class for Nevada CCW class at
SCHEELS or Sportsman's Warehouse
Includes $10 SCHEELS gift card or lunch
Choose a class date, then email to reserve:
$60 NV CCW class because you should not be gouged for your unalienable God-given rights.NOTE:2015 prices will return to previous rates of $75 individual ($70 each for 2; $65 each for 3; $60 each for 4+ or LE/Military and spouses) 

The 8-hour* classes qualify for initial Nevada permit, 4 hours* to renew, valid for Concealed Carry in 25+ states. You can also apply through the mail for FL and in-person for OR. UTAH CCW class (carry in over 30 states) costs $25 (classroom only), immediately following any NV class (you can decide day of class to do this).  

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 are certified to instruct residents of ALL counties in Nevada and residents of all 50 states.

CCW class dates below. *Drive time to/from range is added to class time. Range fees and all materials are INCLUDED, BYO ammo - we have it 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.
Contact us by email (preferred) or call 775 560-2741, let us know what class you would like and receive confirmation and details by email. Payment is accepted the day of class, leaving you the flexibility to change or cancel your reservation."FULL" classes: we can add you to a wait list - we usually have cancellations. 
NOTE: Nevada permits must be applied for in-person, AFTER class - Washoe County or Carson City Sheriffs Office or County of residence. We train for ALL Nevada counties - permits are valid in the entire state of NV plus 24 other states! 
(Monday - Friday 8am to 4pm)

Utah applications are mailed in. Both Nevada and Utah permit are mailed back (30-120 days).Combo of permits = 30+ states
Armed and Safe Firearms training Reno, NV serving Norther Nevada and California
Allan and Kelly Main at the Big Reno Gun Show. 


Saturday December 20th $60(7:30am to 4:15pm)
Sportsman's Warehouse Reno - Includes lunch!
$50 Renewals 10am-2:45pm

Sunday December 21st 5-8pm (classroom location TBA,  in Reno/Sparks) AND Monday December 22nd 6am to 11:30am Washoe Range for 2nd day application$60

Monday December 22nd $60 (8am to 4pm) Washoe Range $50 Renewals 9am to 1pm Includes lunch!

2015 dates....
Prices return to $75 ($70 each for 2; $65 each for 3; $60 each for 4+ or military/LE/spouse)

Saturday January 3rd $75(7am to 4:30pmSportsman's Warehouse RenoIncludes lunch!
$50 Renewals 10am-2:45pm

Tuesday January 6th $75 (4:30-8:30pm Sportsman's in Carson),AND Wednesday January 7th
(8am-12:30pm) Carson range, then Sportsman's in Carson
Wednesday January 7th Renewals $50 (8am-12:30am Carson range, then Sportsman's in Carson)

Saturday January 10th $75 (9am to 6pm SCHEELS)
Includes $10 SCHEELS gift card!
$50 renewals 12:30 to 5pm (range, then Sparks classroom location)

Monday January 19th $75 (9am to 5pm Sportsman's Warehouse in Carson)
Renewals $50 (Noon-4:15pm Carson range, then Sportsman's Warehouse in Carson)

Saturday January 24th $75 (9am to 6pm SCHEELS)
Includes $10 SCHEELS gift card!
$50 renewals 12:30 to 5pm (range, then Sparks classroom location)

Saturday January 31st $75(7:30am to 4:15pmSportsman's RenoIncludes lunch!
$50 Renewals 10am-2:45pm

Tuesday February 3rd $75 (4:30-8:30pm Sportsman's in Carson),AND Wednesday February 4th
(8am-12:30pm) Carson range, then Sportsman's in Carson UTAH class$25
Wednesday February 4th Renewals $50 (8am-12:30am Carson range, then Sportsman's in Carson)

Saturday February 7th $75 (9am to 6pm SCHEELS)
Includes $10 SCHEELS gift card!
$50 renewals 12:30 to 5pm (range, then Sparks classroom location)

Winnemucca Sunday February 15th (9-5, Winnemucca Range)

Winnemucca Monday February 16th (9-5, Winnemucca Range)

Saturday February 21st $75 (9am to 6pm SCHEELS)
Includes $10 SCHEELS gift card!
$50 renewals 12:30 to 5pm (range, then Sparks classroom location)

Saturday February 28th $75 (7:30am to 4:15pmSportsman's RenoIncludes lunch!
$50 Renewals 10am-2:45pm

Saturday March 7th $75 (9am to 6pm SCHEELS)
Includes $10 SCHEELS gift card!
$50 renewals 12:30 to 5pm (range, then Sparks classroom location)

Tuesday March 10th $75 (4:30-8:30pm Sportsman's in Carson),AND Wednesday March 11th
(8am-12:30pm) Carson range, then Sportsman's in Carson UTAH class$25
Wednesday March 11th Renewals $50 (8am-12:30am Carson range, then Sportsman's in Carson)

Saturday March 14th $75(7:30am to 4:15pmSportsman's RenoIncludes lunch!
$50 Renewals 10am-2:45pm

Saturday March 21st $75 (9am to 6pm SCHEELS)
Includes $10 SCHEELS gift card!
$50 renewals 12:30 to 5pm (range, then Sparks classroom location)

Wednesday March 25th $75 (4:30-8:30pm Sportsman's in Carson),AND Thursday March 26th
(8am-12:30pm) Carson range, then Sportsman's in Carson UTAH class$25
Thursday March 26th Renewals $50 (8am-12:30am Carson range, then Sportsman's in Carson)

SUNDAY March 29th $75 (8:30am to 5:30pm Range, then SCHEELS)
$50 renewals 12:30 to 5:15pm (Range, then SCHEELS)
Includes $10 SCHEELS gift card!

Must apply in-person within one year AFTER taking the class. Weekday classes are more limited in space. There is NO guarantee that applications will be accepted if they are too busy (walk-ins only). Wednesdays are usually the BEST day to apply at Washoe County SO (they do not accept other background checks except CCW applicants on Wednesday). Permit cost is $100 new/$65 renewal for 5 years. Paperwork is valid for one year to apply for the 5-year permit.

Self Defense Legal Insurance: CCW SAFE $99/year, 
discounts for spouse/military:  

What people are saying about our training: 
 "This class was amazing! It was fun and upbeat and easy to follow. The instructors Allan and Kelly are a great team and have amazing skills to coach on any level. "                                                                                      A.P. Fallon, NV

"The class was well-delivered, professional and very organized. Jim was extremely helpful too. I don't have to think twice recommending your class to my friends and family."                                                                Jimmy B  Reno, NV

"The class was very informative. I like the humor between long sessions of law and basics. I also liked the professional range staff"                                                                                                                                      M.C. Reno, NV

"Great class! Instruction was entertaining. (Staff) was extremely helpful at the range."                       AC Fernley, 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. "                                                                                                                               A.W. Reno, 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."                                                                                                                                  K.L. Reno, NV

"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:)"                             S.Y. Fernley, NV                                                                   

Nevada reciprocity map. States in blue recognize Nevda's permit
As of July 1st 2013 the Nevada permit will not specific guns or types. They are one class and you will only need to qualify on one handgun to be able to carry ALL handguns.

July 1st: Most recent changes for the Nevada permit are ability to carry in WI if your permit is new or renewed after July 1st 2011. 
States that honor Nevada are shown in Blue. MI honors permits from residents of the issuing state. 
AZ and VT do not require a permit to carry concealed within their states.

Utah is a well-recognized permit, valid in over 30 states. Good for 5 years and only $51. Renewal through the mail is $15- no additional course to renew. Utah is $40 class, contact us for details.

We will conduct a class almost every Saturday at Scheels or Sportsman's, and a few weekdays per month.. We offer a Sunday class during the weekend of the Big Reno Gun Shows, and occationally in Winnemucca, NV. 

Expect that soon you may be able to carry in all states with a permit from your home state, hopefully from any state. WE will need to elect a pro-gun President first. Keep up the pressure, gun community!
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: FREE CCW training for school employees:Armed & Safe is offering free CCW classes for any school employee who can obtain written permission to carry at work, which is allowed under Nevada law. Company owner and lead instructor(18 years), Kelly Main, is an elementary public school teacher (16 years). In light of the tragedy in Connecticut, we feel that the publicity of school staff carrying concealed weapons could discourage planned attacks. When seconds count, police are just minutes away. Staff who know the layout of the school and the people on campus would have a better chance of surviving and eliminating the threat to others immediately.
Most schools already have employees who have a CCW permit.
Gun free zones are dangerous
California/other state instructors (ONLY CA residents are eligible for permits, certain counties MAY issue permits). Our training qualifies for OREGON non-resident permits- NOTE: you must apply in-person in OR and not all counties are willing to issue.
RANCHO CORDOVA, C A (916) 985-7200  WEB SITE: Home Page
Ron Etchells
Placer, Sacramento, Yolo, Yuba, Sutter, Eldorado countys.
John Taylor (916) 295-8489 Lincoln CA. 
Casey Mc Partland
Placer, Sacramento, El Dorado countys.
916 715-3564
Oregon Instructor
Hans Schaffron
Oregon and Northern Ca.
(541) 933-5411
Reno NV Dealer in Class 3 weapons
(775) 284-0413
Sportsman's Warehouse now has 2 locations in the area: Reno and Carson City! 
SCHEELS in Sparks NV is the world's largest all-sports store and is loaded with everything from guns and fishing rods to mountain bikes and golf gear.
SCHEELS is the pride of Reno with two floors of departments for snowboarding, rock climbing, and paint ball with simulators for hunting, pitching baseball and golfing. Even an old fashioned shooting gallery.
Kids love SCHEELS too with the giant ferris wheel right in the center of the store and very realistic NASCAR simulators.Every department has their very own experts who are passionate about the gear they sell. They know it well, and they only sell you what you need.  And some of them have taken their classes from us for CCW.
If you're in town during the BIG RENO GUN SHOW, it's open for three days and you may need all three to see everything.With two massive rooms at the Grand Sierra Resort: Reno in April, August, and November.
We sometimes offer special classes before the show, on Sunday, and right after the Big Reno Gun Show.

Armed and Safe Firearms training is not affiliated with Scheels, Sportsman's or The Big Reno Gun Show

As the Supreme Court hears arguments for and against the Chicago, IL, Gun Ban, I offer you another stellar example of a letter, that places the proper perspective on what a gun means to a civilized society. 
"The Gun Is Civilization"
According to  Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret) "Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force . If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that's it ."

In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and in many cases, the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force .The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we'd be more civilized if all guns were removed from society because a firearm makes it easier for a [armed] mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger's potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat - it has no validity when most of a mugger's potential marks are armed.People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that's the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.
Then there's the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser.
People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don't constitute lethal force, watch too much TV where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier, works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level.The gun is the only weapon that's as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply would not work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn't both lethal and easily employable.
When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded . I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation... And that's why carrying a gun is a civilized act!!"
By Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret.) 

So the greatest civilization is one where all citizens are equally armed and can only be persuaded, never forced !!This is worth printing and sharing with others.......right? Remember freedom is not free. Thanks our veterans, active military and law enforcement for protecting our rights.
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