weekend trip planned in vegas

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    weekend trip planned in vegas

    I have searched for ccw in vegas and found information on places that are off limits but what constitutes a public building and any place of business that has metal detectors? I am anticipating on staying at or near the MGM Grand and will likely be in surrounding area and maybe some of you can recommend places that I should watch for that may be off limits or may be frowned upon for ccw. Thanks for any suggestions as I would rather be prepared that not.

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    If you go up to the Stratosphere there are metal detectors. Other than that if you are on the strip you shouldn't run into any problems. The security on the strip is very tight, I've been told by a very reliable source that the security cameras nine times out of ten will actually pick up you ccw just by the heat signiture. You might notice a security guard or two checking you out but just relax, there are so many of us that ccw they are used to it and mainly just making sure you on the up and up.

    Mainly keep you SA up if your walking stay on the strip. And avoid the far north and of the strip. Anything down around the Stratosphere is no good after dark.

    If you need anything while your here you can drop me a PM and I would be more than glad to help out. I live about a half mile from the strip so I cam help with resturants directions etc.

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    Most of the hotels on the strip have antigun policies. My friend asked if they had a safe he could lock his firearm in, but they said no guns in the hotel.
    Knowing is half the battle.

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    Thanks for heads up. Hate to be targeted by security but if they're doing their jobs... there should be problems. Going over a weekend and wasn't sure what places to avoid since many places are planned in the local area. I wasn't planning on getting a rental car so wanted to plan before I step out and find myself in situation where I will need to secure handgun but no place to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aedinius View Post
    Most of the hotels on the strip have antigun policies. My friend asked if they had a safe he could lock his firearm in, but they said no guns in the hotel.
    Thats disturbing to know. Isn't your room considered your domain or castle? Although maybe a policy it may be a problem if caught. Couldn't they ask you to leave then I would be in a bit of a problem since I will be with family members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwojcik View Post
    Thats disturbing to know. Isn't your room considered your domain or castle? Although maybe a policy it may be a problem if caught. Couldn't they ask you to leave then I would be in a bit of a problem since I will be with family members.
    I went into the M casino and another one downtown and saw no signs stating no weapons. I CC'd at the buffets no problem. It is my understanding if it's not posted no guns you can CC but if asked to leave by security, you must comply or face a trespassing charge. It is also my understanding that NO Firearms signs in Clark County do not have legal weight. If asked to leave, just comply. Check the statutes or Handgunlaw.us and the NV AG web site before traveling. Don't seek definitive legal advice on Internet forums.

    I do have a NV CCW permit.

    If there is a metal detector, you cannot CC

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    Last edited by swinokur; April 25th, 2010 at 04:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swinokur View Post
    I do have a NV CCW permit.
    I understand you have to attend an in-state course and also apply in person. Any advice you can share on how/where you did this?
    Clinging to guns and God in PA...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmarkob View Post
    I understand you have to attend an in-state course and also apply in person. Any advice you can share on how/where you did this?
    Sure. Las Vegas Metro Police handle all CCW permits in Clark County. I found an excellent instructor in Kurt Gepke right in Vegas through the Nevada Shooters forum. He holds small group (6 or less) or individual classes and will even come to your hotel to teach the class . I went to his house for my individual class. Kurt's Web Site.

    NV requires you to qualify on each make, model and caliber of auto you want to carry. They are listed on you permit. Any revolver will qualify you for revolver carry. I flew to Vegas with my G22 and G30 and rented a Kimber TLE II at the RANGE Kurt uses because I was buying a Kimber which I now have.. Range rentals require you to buy ammo from them. I brought my own for my Glocks.

    Live fire qual is

    12 rounds each caliber at 3, 5 and 10 yards with 1 reload each 6 rounds, Revolver was 5 rounds each distance with 1 reload. After you are done you take the paperwork down to the CCW detail on Cameron Street off Decatur and get fingerprinted and photographed. Fee is $100.25 certified check or money order made out to LVMPD. I had my permit in 23 days after applying.

    Las Vegas Metro CCw Detail

    Contact Kurt before you go and set up your class. Fees vary so I'm not quoting any.

    Hope this was helpful. Seemed easy to me. I carry whenever I go to town.

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