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Posted: 10/1/2009 5:33:50 PM EST
What is the waiting period for buying a rifle?

My pistol permit expired and I want to buy a rifle this this weekend.
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Posted: 10/1/2009 6:23:16 PM EST
No waiting period for long guns or handguns. The only "waiting period" in Iowa is the time it takes the sheriff to get you your permit.
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Posted: 10/1/2009 7:08:54 PM EST
There is no waiting period for long guns. You do not need a purchase permit for a long gun. It just makes it faster since the dealer doesn't have to call in your info. The wait for a handgun purchase permit is 3 days and depends on just how your Sheriff handles it and this satisfies the mandatory 3 day wait. Hence the reason for a handgun purchase permit.
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Posted: 10/3/2009 4:48:15 AM EST
Thanks for the info.
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Posted: 10/6/2009 10:17:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By booger-hooker:
The only wait would be for the NICS check that the dealer would do when you purchase the rifle since you don't have to have the permit to purchase a rifle...if there's a problem with your NICS approval he could have you come back a couple days later to see if it went thru or not.


This. Its easier to get a permit before you try to purchase it. NICS red flags a TON of people and makes them wait for a manual check. If you get a red flag it can take up to 3 days. To my understanding they red flag people randomly AND if a felon has the same name as you somewhere in the United States. I found out there is someone in prison for murder that has my name (exactly).

Permit in hand, no phone calls are ever made.....

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