Class/Conference Room location – Centennial Executive Suites, 7495 W. Azure Dr. Las Vegas, NV. 89149 The entrance is on the back side of the building from where you enter from the street. When you enter the parking lot, it’s the building on the right and you’ll see the entrance when you park.
DO bring plenty to eat and drink and I would suggest a small cooler with enough snacks and drinks for the day. With most classes, we do a ‘working lunch’ as there is a lot to cover in a short amount of time. Staying hydrated and having enough energy is essential for an activity that involves any type of tool that can cause injury if used wrongly. As a type 1 diabetic on a CGM and insulin pump, I make sure my blood sugar is higher when I’m doing classes and you’ll see me frequently monitoring and adjusting it.
The biggest time saver is having the paperwork completed before the class. Send me your full name as it appearson your Drivers License or Government ID and the date of the CCW Class to 702-275-1625, I will confirm with you the date of the class and that I’ve received your name. If we are doing everything in class, I’ll have a sign in sheet to for you to enter your name as it appearson your Drivers License or Government ID. The most time consuming task in class is the paperwork and two pages need to be printed, all fields completed, and signed, with 5 people, this can add 30 minutes to the class.
Your guns should be cleaned and lightly lubricated before we shoot. Be sure to have eye and ear protection (I might have extra). You won’t need a gun cleaning kit. I’ll show you all you need in class. Time permitting, we can clean your guns in class or at the range.
Remember to LEAVE your AMMO in your vehicle LOCKED UP. Before the class starts we will check and double check the classroom is clear of any and all ammo. Any ammo that does make it’s way into class goes into a locked box, mine included.
We shoot at the Cold Creek Outdoor BLM Public Shooting Area. It is a legal area to shoot and many shooters are there on the weekends. It is accessible via a dirt road and low clearance vehicles are not recommended, but you don’t have to have a big truck or something, most vehicles have no problems. The range is 30 minutes from the classroom and is no cost, we police ourselves and that can be a big problem, we’ll discuss this in class and at the range.
I will have all items necessary to qualify, targets, stands, uprights, anchors, you name it. Bring hearing and eye protection, I might have extras but don’t count on it. With the cooler weather, bring an extra covering and/or jacket. We are around 500 feet higher in elevation and it can get very cold and the range does get snow.
GPS Coords: Turn Off: 36.52396,-115.54806 Range: 36.49059,-115.6218 Enter the GPS address into your mapping software with no spaces just like you see it.
YOU MUST HAVE TWO MAGAZINES FOR YOUR HANDGUN. Each magazine should be loaded with only 6 rounds when we qualify. I must see you do a safe and efficient magazine change (reload) while shooting, this breaks up your sight picture and you must realign. The first line of fire is 6 rounds, but the second and third are 12 rounds split between two magazines so I can see you perform the basic reload.
RANGE QUALIFICATION Outdoor ranges where we police ourselves are great in the fact we can pretty much do anything we want, that’s also the problem. EVERYONE is a range safety officer when we are at the range.
The live fire qualification is 30 rounds, bring a box of a least 50 for a little practice before hand. Range ammo is fine, but some people choose to shoot defensive rounds…your choice. I will be demonstrating different techniques and procedures at the range, time permitting, you are welcome to practice the same.
Load your magazines before we go to the range! It is a HUGE time saver. If you have more magazines for the gun, load them all up with 6 rounds each. For 30 rounds in the qualification, that would be 5 magazines total if you have that many. This is a great range tip! Do this every time before you shoot. I own multiple magazines for all my handguns and I load them up at home so when I go to the range to shoot, I’m not loading magazines!
I’ll have a couple of small tables for guns and ammo. Remove your handgun(s) from your bag or case and be sure of the direction of the muzzle. Keep the gun pointed in a safe direction either down range or at the ground.
Do Not allow any guns to sweep any people at ANY time, including yourself! Lay your firearm(s) on the table, facing downrange, with the right side up (just like in class) so we can see inside the breech. Lay your loaded magazines (2) next to the gun. Let me know if the gun has any issues, I will ask and do a safety check of the gun and magazines before we shoot. The biggest safety violation with this an outdoor range is inadvertently covering yourself and others with the gun, we will cover this in a safety briefing at the range.