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Orientation Document

Classroom Location
My commercial meeting space is located in the Centennial Executive Suites in the Northwest in Centennial Hills. I do not have an office at that location. This is where the classroom is located, aka meeting rooms. Centennial Executive Suites is located at:
7495 W. Azure Dr. Las Vegas, NV. 89130

Classroom Start & End Times
This is determined by you! The meeting rooms have three time blocks and each block is a charge of which half is added to the tuition cost, I absorb the other half. The morning block is from 6am until noon and the afternoon block is from 1pm to 5pm. There is an evening block, but I really don’t do evening classes any longer.

We will be on a tight schedule throughout the day due to the amount of material we need to cover and should cover. I prefer to give a complete and thorough education. This is one reason to split the class up into two days with day 1 being classroom only and day 2 being just the range. It is legal per NVSCA standards that the class can be split into two parts of 14 days.

At least for right now, the range qualification is only done outdoors at the Cold Creek BLM public shooting area in the Northwest past the first two Mt. Charleston exits. It’s a 30+ minute drive from I-95 & Durango in the Northwest. I am working on a custom range solution with a local company. Right now they only have one mobile range and it’s down behind the strip. I went to their grand opening and was told they are waiting on zoning approvals for other locations.

Breakfast / Lunch / Snacks
Eating in the conference room is just fine, please bring anything you like.
It’s best if we do a working lunch. You can bring a lunch (I typically do) or go get one to-go, then come back to the class. There is a refrigerator onsite. Energy stores and hydration is a very important part of our lives and in fact in one incident we’ll talk about in class, I believe dehydration played a key roll in causing a CCW holder to be shot and killed by police. Make sure to have enough supplies to keep your energy up as well as your hydration. I always have supplies with me just in case as I’m a type 1 diabetic.

Guns & Ammo
DO bring your gun(s) into the class! Leave your ammo in the car. If you have a holster (we won’t be drawing from the holster) or anything you want more information on, bring it. If you happen to bring ammo into the classroom, I have a lockbox to secure it. In a training environment, all ammo must be absolutely, positively locked away. We DON’T do an Alec Baldwin!

New students only will need a cleaning kit. I use CLP, a bore snake, and couple of brushes to clean my guns. It’s much faster than previously ways and does it all in one shot, CLP – Cleaner, Lubricant and Preservative, no need for oil. I will point out the most important parts of gun cleaning and you’ll get excellent tips to make it easier. You will receive a 90-minute DVD in class with yours truly cleaning a couple of guns and all aspects of it.

Payment of Class Fee’s
Cash, check, or electronic transfer is okay. I typically do not have change. I can accept funds electronically through Zelle, and I have PayPal.

I am a Sabre Personal Safety Academy Defense Spray Instructor and will have defense sprays in class for sale at cost. They are $10 each ($5 less than stores), and come in black, pink, or gray. You will learn in class less-lethal tool’s are good to carry since not every problem is a gun problem. I never strap my gun on without having a less-than-lethal option available. If I can get out of it without my gun, all the better!

Written Exam
The written exam has 50 questions and only new applicants have to take it. The exam was changed in 2020 and is quite extensive with over half on local law. You’ll receive all the information necessary in class to pass the test with flying colors! You can miss 15 questions on the exam and still pass, most people miss between 2 and 4 questions and no one has ever failed the written exam in my class!

Live Fire Qualification
The live fire qualification is done at the Las Vegas Shooting Center at 5155 S. Dean Martin Dr. near Tropicana and I-15 Southbound. They are open 8am to 5pm. Click here for directions.

You will need 30 rounds of range ammo for the qualification and I recommend bringing a box of 50. You can shoot range or self-defensive ammo and of course range ammo is much cheaper and we’ll talk about when you should shoot your defensive rounds.

Live Fire Qualification
You must shoot a score of at least 70% of 300 or 210 points. 210 points is the minimum score to pass the live fire qualification.

A perfect score on the CCW Live Fire Qualification is 300 points. That’s all 30 shots in the X or 10 ring on a B-27 silhouette humanoid target. Shooting a perfect score eludes most people, less than 1% of all my students have shot a perfect score. In the last two years, I’ve had one student shoot a 300. SHE did the same thing 5 years ago with the same gun, a Glock G19 in 9mm, probably the #1 gun I’ve seen out of all of my students.

What you’ll need for the qualification
30 rounds of ammunition, a box of 50 is recommended.
TWO Magazines for your handgun! The State of Nevada qualification requires the safe and efficient changing of magazines during the live fire exercise.

You should live fire practice no less than four times per year (every 3 months) and preferably every 2 months. In class, we’ll talk about range time and making the most of it including drills and techniques to practice. You should always have a plan on what you want to work on at the range, don’t just put holes in paper.

A Minimum score of 210 required to pass the live fire exam. This means you can miss 90 points on the live fire and still qualify! No one in my class has ever failed the qualification and most in my class miss only between 22 and 35 points.

Scoring

You get the score that lands within the rings. Break the line on a ring and you get the higher point.

X ring and 10 ring, drop no points.
9 ring drops one point.
8 ring drops two points.
7 ring drops three.
Miss the rings: -5 points
Miss the target: -10 points.

Lines of Fire

3 yards (9 feet)
ONE HAND ONLY
Right or left, your choice.
6 rounds total
Course of fire: Fire 6 rounds at the X ring.
No time limit.

5 yards (15 feet)
One or two hands. (Most people will use two hands from this point forward).
Must have two magazines!
12 rounds total – 6 rounds in one magazine, 6 rounds in a second magazine.
Course of fire: Fire all 6 rounds in the first magazine, come to slide-lock, perform a safe and efficient magazine change then fire the remaining 6 rounds.
No Time Limit

7 yards (21) feet
One or two hands.
Must have two magazines!
Course of fire: Fire all 6 rounds in the first magazine, come to slide-lock, perform a safe and efficient magazine change, then fire the remaining 6 rounds.
No Time Limit

From a self-defensive standpoint, my recommendation is –
1) A defensive handgun in at least 9mm, and;
2) Shooting continuously at least once per second
at the range.

Practicing Before Class
If you shoot even once a year, you’ll have no problems passing the live fire qualification. The live fire qualification is not difficult. It’s not about shooting, it’s about ‘what you must do so you don’t have to shoot in the first place!’


As a CCW carrier, it is not only your duty but your responsibility to have your gun with you and to be proficient in it’s use. Public safety is at jeopardy here and you must know what to do should you have to protect those you love!

Rick Cross
Be Safe CCW
Mobile: 702-275-1625
Email: RickCross@BeSafeFirearms.com

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