Basic Pistol Course Description

If you would like to secure an Iowa Permit to Carry, endorsed by the Bremer County Sheriff's Department,  we provide the necessary coursework for Iowa residents. Our course is recognized by the State of Iowa as meeting the necessary training requirements. This course is one of the most reasonably priced and you can complete all of the requirements in one day. The course is taught by NRA-certified instructors with decades of experience in the safe-handling of firearms. 

As a participant, you will learn about the safe use of a handgun and your responsibility as a gun owner. Other topics covered include:

Handgun ComponentsGeneral Handgun KnowledgeSafe Handling of Handguns
AmmunitionSelecting the Proper HandgunFundamentals of Pistol Shooting
Storing, Cleaning and Maintaining HandgunsHandgun Safety in the HomeMuch, much more...


Qualifying on the gun range will begin later in the day, weather permitting. Please wear appropriate apparel for range use and weather. On successful completion of the course, a certificate will be issued that can be taken to the Sheriff and apply for your concealed weapon permit.

Class size is limited. First-come, first-served. 
Click on the Events Calendar to see the schedule.

The cost of the course includes lunch and books. A $25.00 deposit must accompany each individual registration. The class runs from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. For questions, please contact Doyle Wegner at (563) 920-1219 or Barth Steere at (219) 240-4220.