Concealed Carry Reciprocity

The laws governing the legal use, storage and carrying of firearms are constantly changing. Below are the applicable laws in the State of Iowa as of October 30, 2012. The below information is designed to be a guide and not the final word. If you have specific questions, please refer to the Iowa State Police Web Site. Another great resource is the Iowa Firearms Coalition, a non-partisan group dedicated to preserving the gun rights of Iowans.  A great place to find reciprocity information displayed on a map is USACarry.com.

Iowa Resident permit is currently honored in the states listed below:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Iowa Non-resident permit is currently honored in the state listed below:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, Wyoming

724.11A Recognition.
A valid permit or license issued by another state to any nonresident of this state shall be
considered to be a valid permit or license to carry weapons issued pursuant to this chapter,
except that such permit or license shall not be considered to be a substitute for an annual
permit to acquire pistols or revolvers issued pursuant to section 724.15.
2010 Acts, ch 1178, §10, 19

Iowa honors Resident and Non-Resident Permits permits from the states listed below:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New York City, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

If you have questions about our course, feel free to email us at info@shootsafe.org.  Make sure you include your name, the state whose permit you are pursuing, and if you need a call back, a phone number.  We're happy to help.