I've been doing some research into some other sites that offer ONLINE training to get your Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons and what I've found is amazing!
Number one... Cedar Valley Firearms Training is the ONLY company that is housed here in the state of Iowa. All of the others are "out of state" companies are from Virginia, Colorado, and Maryland, and NONE that I've found COVER IOWA LAW!
Number two... If you visit many of these sites you'll also notice that they state up front that their training ISN'T accepted by many of the Iowa sheriffs. Some of them state that only about ONE FOURTH of the counties in Iowa accept their training! That is NOT the case with Cedar Valley Firearms Training. I have YET to be denied by ANY sheriff's department in the state of Iowa! As a matter of fact, I have MANY Iowa sheriffs that are recommending my course as the ONLY online option that they are accepting!
Number three... most of these courses take the term "basic" to the extreme! They are ONLY covering about 90 min or less of material on the different parts of a handgun, how to clean it, and how to take a sight picture. Wow! Nothing about what to carry, how to carry, choosing a handgun, IOWA LAW, where you can and CANNOT carry in Iowa, interacting with police and options for further training like you will find in the Cedar Valley Firearms - Basic Pistol Online Course.
Number four.... For most courses out there you cannot contact any instructor if you have questions! That's not what you'll find with the Cedar Valley Firearms Training - Basic Pistol Course. I make myself available to ALL of my students so they can ask questions either by phone or by email EVEN AFTER THE COURSE IS COMPLETE! I have several of my students that have contacted me to further their training or for advice on what to purchase for their concealed carry gear. I'm here to answer your questions!
And the most amazing thing is, MOST OF THEM COST THE SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY! I guess when it comes to other courses out there you AREN'T getting what you pay for.
Don't be fooled by other online firearms training courses. The other companies out there are just wanting to take your money and leave you with nothing more than a certificate and a bunch of questions. Take your course from Cedar Valley Firearms Training and rest assured you've taken your class from an IOWAN that is here to help!