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Class Information on the What, When, Where, and How

Class Location
I have a commercial meeting space located in the Centennial Executive Suites in Centennial Hills. I do not have an office at that location. This is where the classroom/meeting space is located. It is a very nice, professional facility with multiple meeting rooms and office spaces.

Centennial Executive Suites is located in the Northwest part of the valley at –
7495 W. Azure Dr. Las Vegas, Nevada. 89130

Class Times & Range Location
Most full day classes start at 8:00am and get done around 6:00pm. Renewal classes can start pretty late in the morning since they are only about 6 hours in length.

We will be on as tight a schedule with all the information we need and should cover. If need be, it is legal per NVSCA (Nevada Sheriffs and Chiefs Association) standards that the class be split into two parts, over 14 days.

Range qualification is done one of two ways, indoors at The Las Vegas Shooting Center or outdoors at the Cold Creek BLM public shooting area in the Northwest open desert. Both locations are 30+ minutes from my commercial office. When it comes to training, the outdoor range is king and many techniques can be demonstrated and practiced since we police ourselves. That is something we can’t do at an indoor range.

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. Bring a lunch (I always do, I’m a type 1 diabetic) or go get one to-go, then come back to the class and enjoy it. There is a refrigerator onsite.

Energy stores and Hydration are very important when we are engaged in activities that require our undivided and immediate attention, especially when our safety is involved. I would recommend fluids that have additional hydration and have some high-energy snacks throughout the day. You’ll see me doing the same.

Guns & Ammo
DO bring your gun(s) into the class! Leave your ammo in the car. Bring anything else, including holsters if you want to know how to properly use them. If you happen to bring ammo into the classroom, I have a lockbox to secure it. In a training environment, all ammo must absolutely, positively be locked away.

New students will learn about gun cleaning but you don’t need a kit. I will show you what to get. I use CLP, a bore snake, two cleaning brushes, Q-Tips, pipe cleaners, and a couple of rags 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, that’s built-in. I will point out the most important parts of gun cleaning including the function checks you should do after getting done. The CD you receive in class shows Ralph Mroz with Armed Response cleaning a handgun and giving tips.

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 3/4th’s the questions on local law. You’ll receive all the information necessary in class to pass the test and I’ll point out specific areas to note. You can miss 15 questions on the exam and still pass, most people only miss between 2 and 4 questions and no one has ever failed the written exam in my class!

Live Fire Qualification
The indoor 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 and we have to be there by 3:30pm. Click HERE for directions. Outdoor qualification is done at the Cold Creek BLM Shooting Area.

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. You can use defensive rounds if you like and we can mix and match them at the range. If you want to do this, bring at least 6 defensive rounds.

You must shoot a score of at least 70% of 300 or 210 points. 210 points is the minimum score required 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 due to dropping one or two shots and less than 3% of all my students have shot a perfect score and that includes me! 🙂 In the last two years, I’ve had one student shoot a 300 and SHE did the same thing 5 years ago with the same gun, a stock Glock G19 in 9mm, probably the #1 gun in America right now.

Live Fire Qualification & Scoring
30 rounds of ammunition, a box of 50 is recommended.
TWO Magazines for your handgun! The State of Nevada live fire qualification requires the safe and efficient changing of magazines during the live fire exercise. We’ll talk about this before the class, I have lots and just might have one if you need it.

You start with 300 points and you must shoot 30 shots to qualify. Your score is reduced by what number ring(s) your shot lands in.

If you land within the X ring or 10 ring, there is no reduction in score. These are Perfect Shots.
If you land within the 9 ring, your score is reduced by one point.
If you land on the 8 ring, your score is reduced by two points and within the 7 ring, you drop three points.

Break the ring of the higher point and get that point!

If you miss the rings altogether, your score drops by 5 points, miss the target and it’s 10 points. I’ve never had or even seen someone miss a B-27 target, and I’ve never had a student in my class fail the live fire qualification.

Lines of Fire

9 Feet
We shoot one-handed with one magazine loaded with 6 rounds. We shoot once per second until the gun comes to ‘slide-lock’ then end the string.

15 Feet
We move the target to the 15 foot line and shoot two-handed. We have two magazines, each loaded with 6 rounds. We shoot the first magazine until it runs ‘dry’, then change it out with a ‘fresh’ magazine and continue shooting.

21 Feet
Lastly, we move the target to the 21 foot line and perform the same string of fire as we did at the 2nd line. I then examine and count your shots on your target and give you a final score, all written in marker on the target. The target is yours to keep.

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
while qualifying.

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 but never use that as an excuse to not practice.

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 or PayPal.

I am a Sabre Personal Safety Academy Defense Spray Instructor and should 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!

It’s not about shootingIt’s about
‘What you must do, so you DON’T have to shoot in the first place!’

Rick Cross
Be Safe CCW
Mobile: 702-275-1625
Email: RickCross

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