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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 3/5/2006 5:50:02 PM EDT
just curious if anyone can give input as to the training/testing session i have to look forward to. i understand that there's probably 99 different methods of training and testing since each county gets to adopt their own program, but if you could post up which county you're in and what the experiences were i'd appreciate it. just trying to get a feel for how my leave is going to be spent.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 8:21:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:30:17 AM EDT
Yeah I would interested in this too.

Especially for Polk County. What is the shooting test like?
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 8:00:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By star2323:
Yeah I would interested in this too.

Especially for Polk County. What is the shooting test like?



CAKE!!! Shoot at 5, 9, 15, and 25 yds you really only shoot at one distance,
(5 yds) all the targets are different sized silhouettes to simulate the distance. If memory serves me correctly they were B-27, B-29, and B-34 NRA targets. Don't stress about it. You would have to really suck to fail. Newbies were shooting in the 90's.


The jist of the course is; Parts identification on pistols and revolvers (cylinder, hammer etc..), Proper grip, Sight alignment, Stance, Laws, Range commands, Practice shots,
written test, and shooting test. I may have missed something.

Pretty much what they'll tell you is; "You can carry it, but never use it". Due to all the possible criminal/civil suit fallout to follow. Especially the civil (uncivil) aspect of it.

Have Fun!!
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 9:24:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/6/2006 9:25:42 AM EDT by ArmedFerret]

Originally Posted By ozzy1038:

Originally Posted By star2323:
Yeah I would interested in this too.

Especially for Polk County. What is the shooting test like?



CAKE!!! Shoot at 5, 9, 15, and 25 yds you really only shoot at one distance,
(5 yds) all the targets are different sized silhouettes to simulate the distance. If memory serves me correctly they were B-27, B-29, and B-34 NRA targets. Don't stress about it. You would have to really suck to fail. Newbies were shooting in the 90's.


The jist of the course is; Parts identification on pistols and revolvers (cylinder, hammer etc..), Proper grip, Sight alignment, Stance, Laws, Range commands, Practice shots,
written test, and shooting test. I may have missed something.

Pretty much what they'll tell you is; "You can carry it, but never use it". Due to all the possible criminal/civil suit fallout to follow. Especially the civil (uncivil) aspect of it.

Have Fun!!



thanks for the info.

eta: sounds like typical iowa politics--here, you can have this, but if you use it someone might sue your a$$--so it's only to be used as a paperweight.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 12:45:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/6/2006 12:45:39 PM EDT by bogz]

Originally Posted By ozzy1038:

Originally Posted By star2323:
Yeah I would interested in this too.

Especially for Polk County. What is the shooting test like?



CAKE!!! Shoot at 5, 9, 15, and 25 yds you really only shoot at one distance,
(5 yds) all the targets are different sized silhouettes to simulate the distance. If memory serves me correctly they were B-27, B-29, and B-34 NRA targets. Don't stress about it. You would have to really suck to fail. Newbies were shooting in the 90's.


The jist of the course is; Parts identification on pistols and revolvers (cylinder, hammer etc..), Proper grip, Sight alignment, Stance, Laws, Range commands, Practice shots,
written test, and shooting test. I may have missed something.

Pretty much what they'll tell you is; "You can carry it, but never use it". Due to all the possible criminal/civil suit fallout to follow. Especially the civil (uncivil) aspect of it.

Have Fun!!



Where in Polk did you qualify

I've done it at 3 different places (NLSI, Training Specialists, CAPS), and all were on the same target (body sized silhouette).

The distances sound about right.

Also, in Polk county you only have to shoot your qualification for the first 5 years of your permit (year 1, year 3, year 5).

After that, you are grandfathered.

Hope this helps.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 5:30:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/6/2006 5:30:52 PM EDT by ozzy1038]
I took the class at Olofson.
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