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    Permit to Carry Firearm

    I have been pondering the idea of getting my conceal and carry permit in Story County for about a month now. I am wondering if any of you have advice or have had success with obtaining this?

    I have a clean record, except a speeding ticket last year (5 over in Huxley) still bitter about it... I have been hunting in Iowa for 10 years and have passed all courses needed. Any advice?



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    Re: Permit to Carry Firearm

    Concealed carry permits are super easy to get. Just take a class (I'm pretty sure Bass Pro Shop hosts them regularly if you can't find one elsewhere) and fill out a one page form.



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    Re: Permit to Carry Firearm

    Iowa is a "shall" state, not a "may" state. You should have no issue getting your permit. Just go to the Story County FAQ page and it will list everything you need to do/bring.



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    Re: Permit to Carry Firearm

    Strange to see this right before grades come out.


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    Re: Permit to Carry Firearm

    I would recommend Common Sense Firearms Training in Ankeny. They offer Groupons all the time. I think I took it for like $20.
    The instructor is very knowledgeable and isn't afraid to tell you how he thinks.
    http://commonsensefirearmstraining.com/

    Otherwise I agree with the other posters. Almost scary easy to get a permit.



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    Re: Permit to Carry Firearm

    Quote Originally Posted by DSMCy View Post
    I would recommend Common Sense Firearms Training in Ankeny. They offer Groupons all the time. I think I took it for like $20.
    The instructor is very knowledgeable and isn't afraid to tell you how he thinks.
    http://commonsensefirearmstraining.com/

    Otherwise I agree with the other posters. Almost scary easy to get a permit.
    Sounds like a good guy. Just emailed him about his next class



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    Re: Permit to Carry Firearm

    Quote Originally Posted by DSMCy View Post
    I would recommend Common Sense Firearms Training in Ankeny. They offer Groupons all the time. I think I took it for like $20.
    The instructor is very knowledgeable and isn't afraid to tell you how he thinks.
    http://commonsensefirearmstraining.com/

    Otherwise I agree with the other posters. Almost scary easy to get a permit.
    Cyfan92 - CCW Holder here, and I took the class from the above instructor so I'll 2nd this suggestion. I have several friends that have taken the class from Legal Heat (referenced above), and thought it was a good class. I live in Story County and once you have the necessary paperwork gathered, it takes 15 minutes to get your card at the County Sheriff's Office. You have the choice between a paper copy or a laminated card similar to your driver's license (for an extra $5).

    Let me know if you have any more questions.


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    Re: Permit to Carry Firearm

    It's not a conceal and carry permit. I have an: Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons (nonprofessional).

    You legally can walk down the sidewalk without it concealed, although I wouldn't recommend it.

    Make sure you get proper training. Plenty of NRA sponsored classes that are very professionally handled. I took mine from a Sheriff's deputy.



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    Re: Permit to Carry Firearm

    If you are married/engaged, I would recommend that your spouse get their's as well. That way if you happen to leave a firearm in a car and your wife takes the car, she won't be screwed if she gets pulled over for something.

    My wife has her permit for this very reason. Plus, we took a class with range time so she knows what to do with a pistol if she ever needed to use one.


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    Re: Permit to Carry Firearm

    Quote Originally Posted by djcubby View Post
    If you are married/engaged, I would recommend that your spouse get their's as well. That way if you happen to leave a firearm in a car and your wife takes the car, she won't be screwed if she gets pulled over for something.

    My wife has her permit for this very reason. Plus, we took a class with range time so she knows what to do with a pistol if she ever needed to use one.
    Here's another idea: Don't happen to leave a firearm in the car.



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    Re: Permit to Carry Firearm

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    Here's another idea: Don't happen to leave a firearm in the car.

    You'd be amazed where I end up leaving my firearm. On the back of the toilet after I get done pooping, second shelf of the changing table when I'm changing my son's diaper...heck, one time I left it in the Muscatine Melon display at Hy-Vee after I set it down to check the ripeness of a melon. Nope, you just never know where you might leave your firearm.



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    Re: Permit to Carry Firearm

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    You'd be amazed where I end up leaving my firearm. On the back of the toilet after I get done pooping, second shelf of the changing table when I'm changing my son's diaper...heck, one time I left it in the Muscatine Melon display at Hy-Vee after I set it down to check the ripeness of a melon. Nope, you just never know where you might leave your firearm.
    Knock that **** off!



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    Re: Permit to Carry Firearm

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    You'd be amazed where I end up leaving my firearm. On the back of the toilet after I get done pooping, second shelf of the changing table when I'm changing my son's diaper...heck, one time I left it in the Muscatine Melon display at Hy-Vee after I set it down to check the ripeness of a melon. Nope, you just never know where you might leave your firearm.

    I leave them everywhere. That way, wherever I go, there I'm armed.


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    Re: Permit to Carry Firearm

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    You'd be amazed where I end up leaving my firearm. On the back of the toilet after I get done pooping, second shelf of the changing table when I'm changing my son's diaper...heck, one time I left it in the Muscatine Melon display at Hy-Vee after I set it down to check the ripeness of a melon. Nope, you just never know where you might leave your firearm.
    I threw mine in a ball pit full of kids once. They had so much fun with it.



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    Re: Permit to Carry Firearm

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    I threw mine in a ball pit full of kids once. They had so much fun with it.

    Holy cow, do you know how dangerous that is?!?!?!?!? Those f'ing ball pits are infested with every germ known to man and probably some that aren't. No sir, no ball pits for my kids.



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