Iowa code requires one renewing their Iowa permit to carry weapons to either take another class or "qualify" on the range with either a law enforcement or NRA instructor. If you are looking to renew your permit and want to perform a requalifiation shoot (usually takes less than an hour) you can email John Lauer to schedule your renewal shoot. We shoot our renewals in Traer, IA and Marshalltown, IA.
The range in Marshalltown is just north of US 30 which would be be the better location for permit holders in the Ames, Grinnell and Newton areas. Permit holders residing in the Blackhawk Co. area, Trear would be preferred.
Your renewal training or requal shoot must have occurred within one year of your renewal date, and your renewal paperwork must be submitted 30 days prior to the expiration of your current permit.
Renewal shoots cost $25 for up to one hour of ranger time and consist of firing a minimum of thirty shots at distances of 5, 7, and 10 yards. Twenty-four of those thirty shots must be inside of an 8" circle. If additional time is needed, there will be a $5 charge per half hour.