Going to Vegas

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    Going to Vegas

    I am going to make a trip soon to Las Vegas soon for a convention. (Ya, ya, that's it! ) I was checking Handgunlaw.us and discovered that Nevada does not honor Oregon licenses (no surprise) but also does not honor Utah license. I was shocked.

    Further investigation uncovered that in order to get a resident permit, you have to qualify on the specific gun that you are going to carry. I have a friend there and was thinking of doing some business with him that would require me to spend lots of time in Nevada and this is quite disturbing that Nevada is so archaic in terms of carry laws.
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    I have a Non resident Nevada CCW license. He is the deal with Nevada.

    There is nothing written in the law that makes open carry is against the law. So if something is not Illegal by default it is LEGAL. You can open carry even on the strip. Metro does not like it but 1000 percent legal. There are off limit places. Post office, Airport and schools.

    How long are you going to be in Vegas for? If you have an extra day and a few hours why not get a Nevada CCW? I took the class with a gentleman named Kurt who gives the class out of his home. Nice guy.

    The reason you need a few extra hours the next day is to drop off the papers at licensing. Everything cannot be done in same day.

    If you shoot any revolver you carry any revolver you choose. Shoot a 22 carry 45 an OK. But you need to list every semiautomatic model gun on your permit that you are going to carry. So when I did my qualifying. I shot Kurt's 38 revolver. I also qualified with my Glock 26 that I presently own and also shoot some that I plan on purchasing in the future so I will covered.

    What kind of convention will you be attending?

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    It is complicated. I am getting to Vegas via Kalifornia. That is a quagmire I do not wish to navigate.

    I day trade and there is a huge Trading Expo there. Won't have much time short of the expo. However, IF I do regular business in Nevada, I will get my permit.
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    I'm headed to Vegas in Dec. for NFR (rodeo). I'm sometimes out and about, on my feet, for 24 yrs at a time. I carry the teeniest purse I have...no carrying for me! Good lord, trying to find a safe backstop in a dark, weirdly lit, crowded casino? Easier to find a place to hide!

    You're in more danger from cars in Vegas (as in most places really) than major crime IMO. In the main tourist areas that is.

    Dont let it keep you from having fun at your Expo!
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    I am in Vegas normally 2 times per year and 1 of the times it is PBR. You see alot of big hats and big belt buckles. Professional Bull Riders - English

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKinNY View Post
    I am in Vegas normally 2 times per year and 1 of the times it is PBR. You see alot of big hats and big belt buckles. Professional Bull Riders - English
    I had 6th row seats for PBR Finals for about 6 yrs. Gave 'em up about 3 yrs ago. Just dont go to Vegas as regularly anymore. But yeah, Vegas during NFR or PBR is wall-to-wall cowboys and the western shopping is amazing. Only kind of shopping I really like.
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    Our ccw laws were changed this year -- now qualify with one semi-auto for all semi's.

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    Vegas is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9MMare View Post
    I'm headed to Vegas in Dec. for NFR (rodeo). I'm sometimes out and about, on my feet, for 24 yrs at a time.!

    Dont let it keep you from having fun at your Expo!
    24 Yrs at a time. I am impressed, You go Girl
    NFR Tickets WOW I purchased some once in while from season ticket holders if they went not going. The tickets avaiable were mostly for the middle for the week.
    If you are a HIGH ROLLER some of the casino will have tickets for you.

    You're in more danger from cars in Vegas (as in most places really) than major crime IMO. In the main tourist areas that is
    I lived in the Vegas area for 29 years.

    My advice. Stay in well lighted areas, Be alert in the parking garages/lots, be real careful late at night/very early (1:30-3:30 AM) in the morning. If in doubt ask the casino security to walk you to your car. We always traveled in groups of 3 or more If we were out late.

    Walking down the strip in those hours can/could be an adventure you wouldn't want repeat.

    Crime is not rampent, but it only takes one time to ruin your trip.

    Inside information If a casino advertizes they pay out 97% or 95% or 93% ETC that usually applies to only one or two machines in the casino. Steve Wynn didn't build his mega casino by paying out that percentage

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    My Advice would be....

    The best (and cheapest) option by far would be getting a CCW from Arizona as they now (as of 7/01/11) have a
    compact with the state of Nevada.
    Arizona CCW's can be done by mail if you can prove legitimate firearms training. Utah and Florida CCW's will suffice in lieu of training documentation proof the Arizona Public Safety Department tells me, if you don't have a DD 214 or hunter safety certificate on hand.

    I hope this helps.

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    You can get a non-resident permit before you go, my local instructor can do the class/test. I heard that a Nevada permit doesn't cover Las Vegas, you have to go to the Sheriff's office to get it stamped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arborigine View Post
    You can get a non-resident permit before you go, my local instructor can do the class/test. I heard that a Nevada permit doesn't cover Las Vegas, you have to go to the Sheriff's office to get it stamped.
    Check out http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/nevada.pdf How would you get a non-resident prior to going? Training must be done in Nevada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arborigine View Post
    I heard that a Nevada permit doesn't cover Las Vegas, you have to go to the Sheriff's office to get it stamped.
    I'm not sure what exactly you are saying. A Nevada permit is valid all over the state.
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    Uh, yes to the previous two posts.

    Look up Kurt Gepke (search the forums). He did mine [1 on 1 class] on my last visit, at where I was staying. 8 hours + qualify at range.
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    Kurt is a great guy. +1 for him.
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