AJG...maybe I can help. Iowa recently passed a SHALL ISSUE law which becomes effective January 1, 2011. One of the ways to meet the training requirement for a permit is to take an NRA Handgun Course from an NRA Certified Instructor within the 12 month period prior to applying. So, a lot of Iowans are looking for these NRA Courses. For example, the BASIC PISTOL COURSE would meet the training qualification. I teach that course and that's the course he's referencing.
So, NRA CCW course is just a misnomer based on our new law.
RetiredMajor, NRA Certified Instructor
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