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!

Where is the USCCA located?

The USCCA is an American-based association powered by Delta Defense, LLC. Delta Defense is headquartered in West Bend, Wisconsin, and serves over 635,000 USCCA 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 in 2004, 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 have more than 635,000 USCCA members. Watch a video and learn more About the USCCA.

What is the USCCA's mission?

At the USCCA, we STOP CRIME and SAVE lives by preparing members for the before, during, and after of a self-defense incident. You can be a part of the lifesaving mission of the USCCA in several ways. Check out our wide variety of educational resources, sign up for expert firearms training (no membership required), shop our online store and activate your USCCA Membership today!

Who is Tim Schmidt?

Tim Schmidt is the president and founder of the United States Concealed Carry Association. As the founder of one of America’s fastest-growing companies, Tim forged the USCCA into the nation’s leading organization focused solely on empowering those who want to protect the people they love.

Tim founded the USCCA in 2003 when he launched Concealed Carry Magazine during his own self-defense awakening. His company Delta Defense, the service provider of the USCCA, has since been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies every year from 2012 to 2020. The USCCA now has more than 635,000 active members, 3 million newsletter subscribers and employs over 500 people. Read Tim Schmidt’s Story, 100% free; how he as a shy engineer taught himself to be the protector and defender his family needed and deserved.

How many members does the USCCA have?

USCCA provides resources that are easy to find and easier to use for anyone who wants to stay safe and avoid danger. Today, our community isn’t only permit holders. We are more than 635,000 single moms, military veterans, grandparents, college students … Americans from every faith, political stance and every walk of life. We’re a community of responsible Americans like you. USCCA members are part of an important network of responsibly armed Americans who are dedicated to becoming the ultimate protectors of their families. Read USCCA Reviews from Members and Learn how to become a USCCA Member.

How do I contact the USCCA?

All representatives employed by Delta Defense, LLC, who are 100% American-based, and support is available 24/7 to address any concerns or answer any questions you may have. You can connect via phone, live chat, email, text, social media, and more. Visit the Contact the USCCA page where you can choose the method that works best for you.

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

Yes! The FREE USCCA family of mobile apps transform your phone into a powerful everyday resource.

The USCCA App for Android and for iOS includes your account at your fingertips, as well as news and updates from the USCCA blog, concealed carry magazine and more.

New in 2021, the USCCA is proud to offer the Protector Academy by USCCA mobile app to help you train on the go. Members can access the expert-guided firearms training videos from Protector Academy, find a growing list of USCCA Partner ranges to visit and check-in, and more.

Also new in 2021, the USCCA is proud to offer the Reciprocity by USCCA mobile app to help you travel & protect confidently. You can quickly access need-to-know facts and gun laws for all 50 states, easily reference a unique-to-you reciprocity map based on your permits, and more.

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