SORRY! We are NOT accepting reservations AT THIS TIME!

Washoe residents, get your appointment to apply ASAP, but AFTER you take your class:

Other recommended instructors if you need to get this done:

Don Sloan 775-440-1347 (renewals ONLY) or Jim Collins, JC, 775-843-9870 ( basic and renewals). Indoor ranges and gun stores run regular classes.  Here is the WCSO list of instructors:

When we resume (hopefully Fall, possibly not until  Spring 2022): (preferred) for quick same-day response OR text (775) 560-2741 – phone messages are the least effective  for communication, but we return all contact within 24 hours!

$75 for 8-hour basic, $60 for 4-hour renewal (click on each date to see times/details) small-group class with affiliate instructor JC,$100

Utah extra $25 signoff fee

The 8-hour* classes qualify for initial Nevada permit, 4 hours* to renew, valid for Concealed Carry in 35+ states.

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

 CCW class dates listed, click for details. 


Where are you located and who can take the training? We are a  Reno/Sparks-based company operating out of SCHEELS all-sports store in Sparks, NV and Sportsman’s Warehouse in Reno, NV. We shoot at the Washoe County Range. We are certified to instruct residents of ALL counties in Nevada and residents of all 50 states. Must be 21 years old ( exceptions for active duty military 18-20).
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 gun. If not, we provide use of classroom guns for a rental fee INCLUDING  ammo ($10-25 depending on caliber, .22-.45).
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). WE provide coffee, water and granola bars in the basic classes held at the range, but outside food and drink is okay to bring into classrooms.
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 in County of residence. We train for ALL Nevada counties – permits are valid in the entire state of NV and 31 other states!
What is the cost of the state permit(s)? Nevada Permit cost is $96.75 new/$61.75 renewal for 5 years, apply in-person weekdays. *Utah ( 5 years for $67)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 = 35+ states.  Paperwork is valid for one year to apply, must be 21 years old.
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. 



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  • 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.