Do I need to own a firearm before I enroll for this course?
No. If you are bringing your own firearm, it must meet the following
requirements. If it is a revolver, is must be double action and
contain at least 5 rounds in the cylinder, speed loaders are optional.
If it is a semi-automatic, you must have at least two magazines that hold
a minimum of 6 rounds each. You will also need a minimum of 100
rounds of ammunition, a strong side hip holster, and a belt.
We can rent a firearm to students for the range time. The pistols
available for rent .22 caliber Ruger SR22s. Total price for the rental
and the rental will include ammunition.
5) If my spouse/friend/family member and I only own one
pistol, can we both use the same firearm for the class?
Yes, we would simply sign you up for consecutive range times.
For example, you would shoot at the 9:30 am range time and the other
would shoot at the 11:00 am range time.
your range outside or inside?
Our range is outside, and we like it
that way. A map to our range can be found on the
class schedule page.
OUR RANGE IS
PRIVATE. It is only open on class range days and is only
available to students who are currently enrolled in a course.
7) Is your class good for Florida
and Utah permits?
Our class is recognized by Florida and
they will take the NRA certificate you will receive as training for their
non-resident permit. We are not certified by Utah, so Utah will
not take our training. If you have Nebraska's permit, and then get
Florida's non-resident permit, you will be covered in a total of about 36
states. Utah's permit is good in about the same number. The best
source of information for what permits a particular state recognizes is
that state's government website. USCCA does a decent job of updating
their national maps but each state's website is probably best for a
8) Do you offer any advanced
We offer an advanced class about once
a year which is based on the NRA's Personal Protection Outside the Home
course. We require that all students have the CCW class through us
in order to enroll in it. We are currently thinking about holding
the next advanced class sometime in the spring of 2013. Please check the
Index page for a course description and the
Class Schedule page for the course date.
You can use the enrollment form to sign up for this class after it is
scheduled. See question #3 on this page for enrollment
Do I have to shoot at the range in order to complete the course?
Yes, without exception. In order to complete the course and get
the concealed carry course certificate, you must complete the entire
course which includes range time. There is no way to opt out or
show previous experience with handgun shooting. The Nebraska State
Patrol mandates the course and range requirements. We will follow,
to the letter, the requirements the NSP has set out as well as the
lesson plans we submitted in order to become certified as instructors.
If we deliberately ignore the NSP requirements or falsely report that
you completed the course when you did not shoot, we would forfeit our
certifications. Obviously we are not willing to do that. The
range is only about an hour out of your day on Sunday and is required in
order to get your proof of training.
10) What is a strong side hip holster?
You must have a holster than holds the gun on your hip on the side of
your dominant (shooting) hand. If you shoot left handed, it must
hold the gun on your left hip. If you shoot right handed, it must
hold the gun on your right hip.