Title:  Las Vegas detectives seek more information, additional victims, of fraudulent CCW instructor.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Las Vegas detectives are looking for people who may have been instructed by a CCW instructor who was revoked.  Police said 50-year-old Nephi Oliva, who also uses the name Nephi Khaliki, is accused for fraudulently posing as an active CCW instructor in the state of Nevada. In a media release, police said he was revoked by the Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association on Aug. 7 of last year.   Click this link for the full article.

If your CCW application was rejected due to your instructor being fraudulent or improperly credentialed, The Gun School can help.  We will arrange enrollment in a proper class for you for only $50.  That is half off our normal tuition.  Please contact us at info@vegasgunschool.com with details and documentation.  This can include a copy of your rejected application, any confirmation email or receipt from the fraudulent company, and/or a police report filed with LVMPD.

Title:  SIG SAUER 9MM, 115gr, Elite Ball, FMJ Product Warning and Recall Notice

Date:  August 22, 2022

NEWINGTON, N.H., (August 22, 2022) – Sig Sauer has determined that portions of Lot No. JDAR0815 of SIG SAUER 9MM, 115gr, Elite Ball, FMJ (SKU E9MMB1-50), may have powder charge variations that could result in a bullet remaining in the barrel (i.e., a bullet-in-bore obstruction). Firing a subsequent bullet into a bore obstruction could cause firearm damage, rendering the firearm inoperable and subjecting the shooter and bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury.

Ammunition from this lot should be removed from use immediately and segregated from other ammunition until it can be returned to SIG SAUER.


The lot number can be found on the inside flap of the individual boxes of ammunition.  Examples:


If you possess ammunition from this lot number or have questions concerning this warning, please register for the recall process at sigsauer.com/ammorecall-submission and instructions for returning your product will be provided or call Sig Sauer Customer Service at 603-610-3000

(Option 1). Sig Sauer will provide replacement product and will cover the cost of returning the affected product.

For additional information please refer to the FAQs.

If you purchased this ammunition, please check the packaging for lot # JDAR0815.  If your ammunition is from this lot number, please DO NOT LOAD / FIRE it, and follow the instructions below.

The condition that Sig Sauer describes as a “bullet-in-bore obstruction” is commonly known as a “squib load.”  Firing a gun with an obstruction in the barrel could result in damage to the firearm, and injury or death to the shooter or other nearby persons.

If you already have fired some ammo with this lot number and are unsure how to check the condition of your firearm, please contact Phillip Gain (phil@vegasgunschool.com) for a no-cost consultation.

Title:  Updates for 2022

Date:  May 01, 2022

It’s been a bit busy here at The Gun School, so we are a little late with these updates:

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Records & Fingerprints Bureau is now accepting walk-ins; applicants are no longer required to make appointments for fingerprints and photographs.  However, our students who make appointments are receiving much faster service than those who walk-in.

All classes on the website are operating as normal, and at full capacity.  No masks are required, and social distancing protocols have been discontinued.

The Concealed Firearm Permit Renewal Extensions of March 2020 are no more.  All Nevada Concealed Firearm Permits expire as of the expiration date printed on the front.  As before, no one may carry a concealed firearm in Nevada with an expired permit.

Students continue to report that turnaround times for Concealed Firearm Permit applications continue to run close to 120 days.

Title:  Making an Appointment with Las Vegas Metro Police Department to Complete your Nevada Concealed Firearms Permit Application (Fingerprints and Photographs)

Date:  May 28, 2021

Many students have been reporting that they are unable to obtain their in-person appointments to complete their Nevada Concealed Carry applications.  (This is the appointment where you finalize your application and LVMPD takes your fingerprints and photograph.)

We have done a bit of research into the matter.  Here is what we have found:

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Records & Fingerprint Bureau
400 S. Martin Luther King Blvd – Building C
Las Vegas, NV 89106
(702) 828-3271

As of this writing, the Las Vegas Records & Fingerprints Bureau has extended its hours to 7am to 6pm Monday through Friday, and 8am to 5pm Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays (except for being closed Thanksgiving and Christmas).

The Bureau is making appointments online only; walk-ins are not allowed.  Applicants must visit this link in order to make your appointment.   There are 30 appointments every day for those filling out paper applications, and 30 every day for those filling out the online application.  This location is booked solid 60 days out.  New appointments are loaded for “Day 60” every day at 4:00am and are snapped up very quickly.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Laughlin Substation
101 Civic Way, Suite 3
Laughlin, NV 89029
(702) 298-2223

As of this writing, the LVMPD Laughlin Substation is open Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm.  Walk-ins are not allowed.  Applicants must call (702) 298-2333 to schedule an appointment.  Appointments are currently being scheduled 2-3 weeks in advance.

Title: CCW Renewal Extensions During Records and Fingerprint Bureau Closure (announcement from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
Date: March 27, 2020

Today Sheriff Lombardo has approved a 120 day temporary extension for citizens whose CCW permits expire during this closure. What does this mean?

· Any permits that expire on or after March 17, 2020 will be valid until July 15, 2020 (This is NOT a rolling 120 days).

· Basically, all permits with expiration dates in the timeframe given will expire on July 15, 2020

· Please be aware, this is only valid within Clark County.

· LVMPD officers are being made aware of this extension. While we will be notifying the other counties of Sheriff Lombardo’s decision, they are not required to honor it.

· Other states that have reciprocity with us will not be aware of this and will not honor it.

For those who obtained a Clark County CCW permit, but have moved to another county in Nevada, please e-mail CCWDetail@lvmpd.com and we will assist them on an individual basis.

LVMPD – CCW Detail
400 S. Martin L. King Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106

Title: Electronic CCW Applications are Live (announcement from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
Date: March 26, 2020

As many of you know, the e-CCW applications have gone live. Please visit LVMPD.com for more information.

The implementation of e-CCW has not changed any of the training standards or methods. This simply allows citizens to complete the written portion of the application online and make an appointment at the Fingerprint and Records Bureau to sign their application in person and complete their fingerprints and photo.

The e-CCW online application has been in development for over a year and its release to the public now is in no way associated to the closure of the Records Bureau. Citizens can complete an online application but are NOT going to be able to complete the process until the Fingerprint and Records Bureau reopens to the public.

There have been many questions about training standards, range qualifications, and the use of video classroom portions being made available. The CCW Detail, in cooperation with the LVMPD Special Investigations Section, will stay compliant with the Nevada Governor’s Emergency Directive to cancel all non-essential businesses. No video teleconferencing of classes or range qualifications have been approved by either the LVMPD CCW Detail, nor the Nevada Sheriffs and Chiefs Association. Certifications during this time period will not be accepted by the CCW Detail.

The LVMPD CCW Detail has been diligently working to get the many questions answered especially regarding CCW renewals and expirations. As that information becomes available it will be shared with instructors and on the LVMPD website.

This has been a very challenging time, especially for businesses in our community. The LVMPD CCW Detail is committed to providing excellent customer service and assisting citizens as much as we can while also maintaining compliance with emergency directives.

LVMPD – CCW Detail
400 S. Martin L. King Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106

Title: Some Classes Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns
Date: March 16th, 2020

By Phillip Gain

Our March 29th Nevada Concealed Firearms Permit Course has been canceled.  The Clark County Shooting Complex, where most of our classes are held, has been shut down until further notice.  We are still accepting enrollment for classes from May 2020 and later.  Students whose classes are affected will be notified.

Title:  Nevada Concealed Firearms Permit Application Turnaround Time Update
Date:  Feb 2, 2020

One of our students reported applying at LVMPD on October 15, 2019.  His permit was issued on Feb 1, 2020.  That is a turnaround time of 109 days, which is a bit longer than what we had previously been seeing.

By law, Nevada MUST approve or deny your application within 120 days.  If the state takes longer than this, please let us know.

Title: Valentine’s Weekend Special
Date: February 7, 2019

By Phillip Gain

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Sign up for our February 16th Nevada Concealed Carry class and bring someone you care about for free!  It can be your sweetheart, spouse, family member, literally anyone age 20 or over!  Once you have signed up, send an email to phil@vegasgunschool.com with the name of you and your companion.

Title: Black and Armed in America
Date: February 9, 2019

by Colion Noir

For me, being black and armed in America is intellectually taxing. Add the fact that I am one of the most recognized gun rights advocates in the country, and it can be downright exhausting.

As a black man, some people expect me to say that being armed and black in America is dangerous. My whole life I’ve heard that a black man with a gun is always going to be considered a threat. I’ve also carried a gun for years and have been pulled over many times while carrying a gun with no problems—and I have no plans of stopping….

Read More at https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2019/1/25/black-and-armed-in-america/

Title: “Where Can I Carry?”
Date: February 6, 2019

Here are some questions we’ve been getting lately:

“When I have a permit, in what states can I carry a firearm?”

“Is there a way I can carry in all 50 states?”  (Spoiler alert – there is not!)

The answers to these questions are complicated, and always changing.  There are two terms you should get familiar with:

1)    Reciprocity:  This is when two states enter into an agreement to recognize each other’s carry permits.  Some states have no reciprocity agreements at all, while others have agreements with many other states.  States with reciprocity agreements usually publish this information on their websites, but it isn’t always up-to-date.

2)    Recognition:  This is when a state allows you to carry using your own state’s permit.  There may or may not be a reciprocity agreement in place.  This is the more important term as far as the individual concealed carrier is concerned.  “What states recognize my permit and give me a right to carry?”

The information below is a guide, but is not to be considered legal advice.  It is current as of this writing as far as we were able to research, but is subject to change without notice.  Firearms laws change often.  Before you travel, be sure to thoroughly research the firearms laws in the states in which you intend to travel.

Thirty-one states recognize a resident Nevada Concealed Firearms Permit.  These states are in blue on the map below:

Maps via www.usacarry.com 

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Adding a nonresident Utah Concealed Firearm Permit gets you permission to carry concealed in a few more states.  As of this writing, they are Delaware, Georgia, and Washington (WA not DC).  That’s 34 states total.

Maps via www.usacarry.com 

If you wish to carry in the remaining states and territories, you must (for the most part) apply individually to each. 

Some states, such as California and Colorado, do not issue permits to non-residents.

Other states, such as New York and New Jersey, are “may issue” states, and might require you to give “good reason” that you need the permit.

Washington, DC requires that you receive instruction from DC-certified instructors only.

No carry permits are issued in American Samoa or the Northern Mariana Islands (US territories.)

Finally, there are 9 states that have Constitutional Carry.  This means no permit is required, and anyone who may legally own a gun may carry it openly or concealed Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, West Virginia, and Vermont.

Title: Utah Concealed Carry
Date: December 15, 2018

That was fast! I just received my Utah CCW Instructor Certification. Again, watch for Utah CCW courses coming in 2019!

Title: Utah Concealed Carry
Date: November 15, 2018

I just mailed out my Utah CCW Instructor Application. Watch for Utah Concealed Carry classes and add-ons coming in 2019!

Why would a Nevada resident need a Utah permit? After all, Nevada has reciprocity with Utah!

The answer: Having a nonresident Utah permit gets you reciprocity in additional states. For Nevada residents, those states are currently Washington, Georgia, and Delaware.

Reciprocity changes often, so be sure to check before you travel and carry!

Title: Wrapping Up for 2018!
Date: November 10, 2018

The November 23 New Shooter Clinic and November 24 Nevada Concealed Carry courses will be our last courses for 2018. There’s still space, so sign up now! Otherwise, Happy Holidays, and I hope to see you in class in 2019!