Nevada Open Carry

Open carry is legal in Nevada. There are no laws that state open carry is illegal which makes it legal. There are no restrictions as to how it should be carried.


Open carrying in a vehicle is legal in Nevada without a Nevada Concealed Firearm Permit or recognized out-of-state license/permit. If you do not have a Nevada Concealed Firearm Permit or a recognized out-of-state license/permit, you may not carry a loaded concealed handgun on your person but they may be openly carried or stored in a glove compartment or console box. All shotguns and rifles must be unloaded.

A rifle or shotgun is loaded, for the purposes of this section, when there is an unexpended cartridge or shell in the firing chamber, but not when the only cartridges or shells are in the magazine.


The following places are off-limits while open carrying in Nevada:

  • On the premises of a public school, on the property of the Nevada System of Higher Education, or a child care facility without written permission of the college president, school principal, or head of a public child care facility, including in the parking lot. This includes guns anywhere inside a car, even in a locked safe/container.
  • A private in-home child care facility, except by the homeowner(s) or residents.
  • The secure area of an airport (for instance, employee-only areas or past the TSA checkpoints).
  • The legislative building or wherever the legislature is conducting business.

For concealed carry information, visit our Nevada Concealed Carry page.


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