To obtain a concealed weapons permit you must take a class from an approved instructor, and I am so certified.
Nebraska mandates guidelines on the content of classes, and requires a 30 question written test that has been prepared by the Nebraska State Patrol; there is also a range exercise of at least 30 rounds, at distances ranging from 3 to 21 feet. A typical class takes 6-8 hours. My classes include the additional requirements for the Permit from Utah; many participants apply to both States in order to dramatically increase the total number of States they can legally carry. For coverage maps see http://handgunlaw.us .
Most people provide their own handgun for the range exercise; however, you can use one of mine at no cost (you provide the ammunition); the range has hearing and eye protection to use, but again most people would bring their own. There is no minimum caliber that is required. A holster is desired, but not mandated. Just for noise issues, I would request you stay away from magnum rounds.
I conduct Nebraska classes upon request; classes will be posted on this web site.If you wanted to attend a scheduled class, all that is needed is an e-mail indicating you planned to attend, the date preferred, and the number in your group (if other than yourself.) Pre-payment is not required.
We do have a fun time....and I hope to meet you at the class... My background is as a retired attorney. I bring a different perspective to a CCW class than others might bring...we focus a great deal on use of force issues, your legal obligations as a permit holder, and real-world experience in police interaction after a self-defense "event".
If you would like a class in your community, e-mail me and we can work out the date and logistics!