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Rick Cross50calpic1

Owner & Operator

Be Safe Firearms Instruction

Las Vegas, Nevada.


I am a 37 year resident of Las Vegas and have been hunting and enjoying firearms and outdoor sports as long as I can remember. A number of years ago I decided to become an NRA Instructor to teach family members and their children, my grandchildren, about gun safety. It was one of the best steps I've taken in my firearms career and I encourage anyone wanting to do the same to start with the NRA instructor program. I can say I learned a lot in my first instructor class, information about shooting and firearms I didn't know.


A few years after that a very good friend of mine (Justin) encouraged me to become a CCW instructor. It takes a lot of work to become a state certified instructor (really the work comes after you get certified) but it's not out of reach. If you would like to pursue becoming an  instructor, just email me and I'll point you in the right direction. If you believe you'd have a passion for this and for helping people, don't delay and start today!


Also a number of years ago when getting ammunition was difficult, I decided to start reloading my own ammunition and that too became a passion. It appealed to my detailed nature. I started with a Lee Classic Turret Press then moved onto a true progressive press, the Dillon XL650. I've also used other presses. It was amazing when almost no one could get ammo, I had lots of it all the time for training.


Reloading is a great way to become much more proficient at shooting. I used to average 200 - 300 rounds practice every week and this allows many more drills to practice and different handguns to fire. I highly encourage reloading but remember to take it one step at a time and learn all you can. I am an NRA certified reloading instructor and can teach the basics of reloading so if you need help, just give me a call or email me.



  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor
  • NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
  • NRA Certified Inside the Home Personal Protection Instructor
  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Certified Reloading Instructor
  • Certified CFP Instructor - Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department / Nevada Sheriffs' & Chiefs' Association
  • Certified CFP InstructorState of Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification
  • Certified Sabre Civilian Defense Instructor
  • Affiliated Instructor - Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network
  • Affiliated Instructor - Armed Response & Taser Intl.
  • Authorized Instructor - Discount Firearms & Ammo


I am also a lifetime member of Frontsight Firearms Training Institute.

I have taken classes with Suarez International and own and have studied numerous books and official training videos from NRA, Masaad Ayoob, John Farnam, Gabriel Suarez, Jeff Cooper, Clint Smith with Thunder Ranch, Rob Pincus with Vahalla (now I.C.E. Training/Personal Defense Network) and Ralph Mroz with Armed Response.

I try to take no less than four classes a year at Frontsight Firearms Training Institute and if you get the chance to attend any of Frontsight's 4-day defensive classes, it's an experience you won't soon forget. They're instructors are exceptional and they are there to teach you 'comfort at arms' and they do that quite well! My students get a generous discount on Front Sight Diamond Lifetime Memberships.