About USCCA FAQs

What does “USCCA” stand for?

USCCA stands for the “United States Concealed Carry Association.” The USCCA was founded on the belief that every responsibly armed American has the right — and the duty — to be his or her family’s ultimate protector.

Is the USCCA a government agency?

No, the USCCA is not a government agency. However, we do adamantly support your Second Amendment rights! The USSCA is an organization that protects you in ways that concealed carry insurance can't by providing education, training and legal protection.

Where is the USCCA located?

The USCCA is 100% American-based. The United States Concealed Carry Association headquarters are located in West Bend, Wisconsin. We have more than 300,000 members across the United States.

How long has the USCCA been around?

Tim and Tonnie Schmidt founded the USCCA in 2003. It began with the creation of the very first issue of Concealed Carry Magazine, the company’s flagship publication that focuses on responsible gun ownership. Over the next several years, the magazine grew into a national organization called the United States Concealed Carry Association. We now provide self-defense education, training and legal protection to more than 300,000 USCCA members.

What is the USCCA's mission?

The USCCA’s mission is comprised of four parts:

  • Educate and train 10,000,000 responsibly armed Americans
  • Protect 1,000,000 USCCA Members
  • Stop 20,000 crimes
  • Save 1,000 lives
  • …by 2022

You can be a part of the lifesaving mission of the USCCA in several ways. Check out our wide variety of educational resources, plug into expert training, shop our online store and, if you want COMPLETE peace of mind, activate your USCCA Membership today!

How many members does the USCCA have?

The USCCA is proud to support more than 300,000 USCCA members nationwide and is continuously growing. Our members are part of an important network of responsibly armed Americans who are dedicated to becoming the ultimate protectors of their families.

When you join the USCCA, you’ll be connected to a powerful network of like-minded individuals from all over the country. You can chat with them on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram or even on your exclusive USCCA Member Dashboard.

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How do I contact the USCCA?

You can contact the USCCA in a variety of ways:

Reach a USCCA Customer Service Representative

The USCCA’s award-winning Member Services team is available 24/7 to talk with you about anything from Self-Defense SHIELD legal protection benefits to our 365-Day, Money-Back Bulletproof Guarantee. To contact USCCA Member Services:

Call In: Just call 800-674-9779. One of our Wisconsin-based customer service team members is waiting to hear from you!

Send a Message: You can send a safe, secure message to us at any time.
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Make an Appointment: We are always happy to work around your busy schedule. The USCCA offers Member Services Advisor appointments so you can be sure that you’ll be connected on time, when you want. Whether it’s to discuss group rates, member renewal or even just activation benefits — we’re here for you! Click here to schedule an appointment with a Member Services Advisor.

Online Chat: You can chat online with an expert at any time! Just click the “Chat” box in the bottom-right corner of the USCCA website to be instantly connected.

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Follow the USCCA on social media! Stay up to date on industry trends, read the most recent articles and gun reviews, and interact with hundreds of thousands of like-minded individuals from all over the world.

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Does the USCCA have an iOS and/or Android app?

The USCCA is proud to offer the USCCA App that is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. This concealed carry mobile app is the ultimate training platform for responsibly armed Americans and includes a variety of must-have features, such as the ability to sync your concealed carry permit information for easy mobile access, a comprehensive reciprocity map complete with instant notifications on CCW permit recognition as you cross state borders for USCCA Members, instant access to the award-winning Concealed Carry Magazine and more…

Click here to download the USCCA mobile app for iOS.

Click here to download the USCCA mobile app for Android.

When was the USCCA founded?

Tim and Tonnie Schmidt founded the USCCA in 2003. Today, the USCCA has over 1.8 million newsletter subscribers and more than 300,000 USCCA members and continues to proudly support patriots all over the country with its flagship publication Concealed Carry Magazine and exclusive membership benefits.  

To learn more about the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), visit our "About USCCA" page.

What is the USCCA’s position on LGBT rights?

The USCCA believes all individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status, political affiliation and/or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws, have the right to effective self-defense. Along with the right to self-defense, the USCCA further believes it is the responsibility of every armed citizen to maintain a level of training that will insure any self-defense actions are carried out within the bounds of applicable laws as set forth by our elected representatives. The USCCA further believes that all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status, political affiliation and/or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws, should have the ability to receive the best legal counsel available during any investigation into a use of force for self-defense. All responsibly armed citizens should be treated fairly and equally.

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