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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 the group. The meeting rooms have three time blocks and each block is a charge which half is added to the tuition cost, I absorb the other half. The morning block is from 4am until noon and the afternoon block is from 1pm – 5pm. There is an evening block should that be arraigned, 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 and should cover. I prefer to give a complete and thorough education. This is one reason to split the class up into day 1: Classroom, day 2: Range.

The range qualification is only done outdoors at the Cold Creek BLM public shooting area of 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 and will update this page as needed. Contact me for more details.

Many times in my class, the class and range shooting will be done on separate days and legally under Nevada NVSCA standards, the class can be split into two parts over two weeks.

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.

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 a holster at the range) or anything you want more information on, bring that as well. If you 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!

Bring a handgun cleaning kit. I use CLP to clean my guns and it’s much faster than previously ways to clean them. CLP does it all in one shot, cleaner, lubricant and preservative. I will point out the most important parts of gun cleaning and you’ll get great 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 or check is preferred. I typically do not have change. I also accept PayPal.

I am a Sabre defense spray instructor and will have defense sprays in class; they are $10 each ($5 less than stores), and come in black, pink, and 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 a 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!

Range Shooting
The range qualification is only done outdoors at the Cold Creek BLM public shooting area of 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 deal to use mobile ranges, more to come…

You will need 30 rounds of range ammo for the qualification. I recommend bringing a box of 50. You can shoot range or self-defensive ammo. Range ammo is cheaper than self-defensive ammo. You can miss 90 points on the semi-automatic qualification and still pass, for revolvers you can miss 75 points. Most people only miss between 22 to 35 points.

Live Fire Qualification
A perfect score on the CCW Live Fire Qualification is 300 points. That’s 30 shots all in the X or 10 ring on a B-27 Silhouette humanoid target.
Shooting a perfect score eludes most people, they’ll drop one or two points which takes them out of the top shot club. Less than 1% of all my students have shot a perfect score. So far this year 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.

Please note you MUST have TWO Magazines for your handgun! The State of Nevada qualification requires the safe and efficient swapping out of magazines during the live fire exercise.

Handguns Suitable for Qualification
Any handgun that fires a live cartridge, even a .22 caliber handgun. I several .22’s, should the need arise to accommodate those who can’t shoot the larger calibers. At the minimum, a true self-defense caliber is at least a .38 special, and better at a 9mm or above. Most people own and shooting 9mm’s as their defensive weapon.

You should practice no less than four times per year (every 3 months) at the range and preferably six. In class, we will 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. We’ll go through all of this in class.
No one has ever failed the qualification in my class.

State of Nevada Live Fire Qualification
Lines of Fire: 3, 5, and 7 yards
6 rounds at the 3 yard line
12 rounds at the 5 yard line
12 rounds at the 7 yard line

X ring and 10 ring drop no points.
9 ring drops one point.
8 ring drops two point.
7 ring drops three, 6 four, etc.
Miss the rings: -5 points
Miss the target: -10 points.

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

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

7 yards (21) feet
Hold Control: Operators Choice, One or Two Hands.
Course of fire: Shoot 6 rounds, come to slide-lock, perform a safe magazine change then fire the remaining 6 rounds.
No Time Limit

If you don’t know why we qualify out to 21 feet, you’ll learn about it in class. It’s the reactionary gap distance where someone can rush and hurt you before you can get your gun out and on target.

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.

Practicing Before Class
If you shoot even once a year, you’ll have no problem 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 shoot in public!

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

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