The USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association) is a membership organization that provides self-defense education, training and legal protection to responsibly armed Americans like you.
Since its inception in 2003, and together with its flagship publication Concealed Carry Magazine, the USCCA has proudly supported a community of hundreds of thousands of patriots from all around the country. It’s our mission to arm our loyal members with the tools they need to safely and confidently protect themselves and their loved ones with the utmost peace of mind.
Our USCCA Team is dedicated to providing you with an unprecedented experience. In an ever-changing, fast-paced world, our team still believes in good, old-fashioned American customer service. When you call our award-winning team, whether in an emergency or even just to say hi, you’ll be graciously greeted by a friendly voice—and a warm, Midwestern accent!
Our entire team—who all arm themselves with the same Self-Defense SHIELD protection as our USCCA members–embraces the firearms industry and concealed carry lifestyle. So, when you call with inquiries about your membership, to brag about your newest gun, or just to check on the Wisconsin weather, you’re guaranteed to also make a friend.
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My name’s Tim Schmidt, and I founded the USCCA back in 2003 when I published the very first issue of Concealed Carry Magazine. I guess saying the USCCA came from “humble beginnings” is an understatement because the magazine was literally created at my kitchen table…and then took a couple years to really take off.
But as the greatest mentor in my life (my dad, Russ) always said to me, “If it is to be, it’s up to me.” Reflecting back on it today, I’m glad I didn’t give up. Or more accurately, I’m glad my friends, family, team and—ultimately—the great people of the USCCA community, didn’t let me give up.
It’s because of people like you and this incredible country we live in that I’ve set out on this journey. A journey that inspires me to get out of bed each day, to holster up my Glock 19, and do everything it takes to provide for my family. However, I could have never done it alone.
Without the love, support, and understanding of my wife and our 3 children, the USCCA simply wouldn’t exist.
Without a dynamite team of dedicated employees who truly live the same values and adapt the vision as you and I, the USCCA simply wouldn’t exist.
Without you and the millions of responsibly armed Americans like you who’ll stop at nothing to protect their loved ones and protect our God-given rights, the USCCA simply wouldn’t exist.
So, the USCCA isn’t just my story. It’s our story. It’s the story of guns, of freedom, and of the American Dream.
Take Care and Stay Safe,
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