Iowa Concealed Carry Training

Welcome to American Firearms Training, your Iowa firearms training specialists.  Our innovative, fun, and professional course, Introduction to Pistol Safety will give you all the pistol safety knowledge you need to safely handle and manipulate a firearm.  The best part, the class is free!  That's right, at American Firearms Training, we believe so strongly in spreading the word about pistol safety that we are offering the class free of charge to anyone that wants to learn.  If you wish to carry on and apply for your concealed carry permit, the completion certificate is only $49.99, and acceptance by your sheriff is guaranteed.

For those that would like to continue on and get their 30 State concealed carry permit in Iowa, upon successful completion of the course, simply follow the steps below:

To apply for your permit in Iowa, simply complete these three steps:

1.  Complete the online course, Introduction to Pistol Safety.

2.  Pay for, and print out your course completion certificate.

3.  Print out and complete the Iowa Handgun Permit Application.

4.  Take the completion certificate and completed application down to the Sheriff's Office for the city or county you live in and submit them.  Permits can take up to 30 days to process and cost $50 for a new one, or $25 for a renewal.  Permits are valid for 5 years.

It is that easy!

This is the class that you may have heard about from friends or family, all you need to apply for your permit will be completed in under ninety minutes. Yes, applying for your Iowa concealed pistol permit is less than ninety minutes away. You don't need to be a firearms whiz, everything you need to know in order to safely handle a pistol is taught in our course, Introduction to Pistol Safety.

Introduction to Pistol Safety is taught by a State Certified Law Enforcement Instructor and takes about 90 minutes to complete.  The course is made up of 6 video sections, each of which is followed by a short quiz, and a final exam.  You may take the course as many times as you need to complete it and only need to pay for your certificate once!

You are less than 90 minutes away from qualifying for your concealed carry permit!  Click the green button the right to proceed!

An Iowa concealed carry permit may be all that it takes for you to feel safer, both for yourself, and for those you care about. Take the first step today on the road to firearms safety.

If you have questions about our course, feel free to email us at or call the helpline at (540) 288-4262. A member of our staff will be available to help you or will return your call as soon as possible.