Iowa residents starting their journey toward gaining their concealed carry license should begin by learning more about the gun rights and state laws that apply to them. The state is home to 3.1 million people and has distributed around 400,000 concealed carry licenses to date. This means roughly 12.68% of the population is licensed for Iowa concealed carry.
Understanding how your Iowa gun rights translate across state lines is called reciprocity. Iowa has reciprocity agreements with 33 states and will honor licenses or permits from all other states. You must be at least 18 or 21 years old to gain one of two available concealed carry permits in Iowa, with each remaining valid for five years.
Having a firearms education partner you can trust is a great asset if you’re interested in obtaining your Iowa concealed carry license. Concealed Coalition has trained over a million U.S. citizens on how to carry their weapons safely and effectively. Contact us to find online or local training to help you achieve your concealed carry license.