Nevada operates as a “Shall Issue” state where you obtain the permit at the local county level. Nevada is traditionally an open carry state. There tend to be more areas accessible to a person open carrying compared to one who is concealed carrying.
You must be 21 to obtain a conceal carry and additionally you need to complete a training course. If you’re 18 and in the military you’re allowed to obtain a conceal carry.
Nevada doesn’t require for firearm registration for residents, and non-residents are allowed to purchase long guns but not handguns.
|Open Carry Permitted?||Yes|
|Carry In Vehicle?||Yes|
|Carry In State Park?||Yes|
|Carry In Restaurants?||Yes|
|No Weapon Sign Enforced?||No|
|Must Notify Officer?||No|
Any individual who has a permit to conceal carry in another reciprocal U.S. state is legally allowed to carry a firearm in Nevada. During their time in Nevada, they will be subject to the laws of the county and state.
WITHOUT A PERMIT Open carry in Nevada is legal. The minimum age is 18 years old.
WITHOUT A PERMIT Handguns There is no law against carrying handguns in a vehicle. The handgun must be visible if on a person. Handguns in a glove box, on or under a seat are allowed. You will need a permit to conceal carry a handgun in a holster or pocket while in a vehicle. Long Guns There is however a law for carrying long guns and shotguns in vehicles. Whenever these firearms are carried in a vehicle they must be unloaded, this means there cannot be a cartridge in the chamber, but you can have a loaded magazine in the firearm.
It is legal to carry in the following areas; State Parks: YES – NAC 407.105 State/National Forests: YES – NAC 407.105 State Wildlife Management Areas: YES Road Side Rest Areas: YES – NRS202.3673
In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol There are no laws in Nevada regarding a open or concealed firearm in a bar or drinking establishment. It’s a different story if you are carrying a firearm and have consumed too much alcohol as it then becomes a crime if you have a blood alcohol content of more than (BAC) .10 or greater.
“No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Nevada gun laws. There are no legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. They have no force of law unless they are posted in areas that are mentioned in the law as being off limits. Most signs on public buildings only ban concealed carry. You will find you have greater access to areas if you open carry.
MUST INFORM OFFICER There is nothing in Nevada gun laws that says you must inform law enforcement you are carrying a firearm. You are required by law to carry your CCW permit with identification and show these to law enforcement if they request them. The Law NRS202.3667 – Must carry permit