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Tim Schmidt Biography

Tim Schmidt - USCCA President & Founder

Tim Schmidt is the president and founder of the United States Concealed Carry Association. The USCCA has over 500,000 members across the country. 

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 has since been named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. 

The USCCA now has more than 500,000 active members, 3 million newsletter subscribers and employs over 400 people.


Last Update: 5/15/2020

Tim Schmidt In The Media

Tim Schmidt 60 Minutes - Promo Video

Tim Schmidt Appearances

Studio & Satellite Uplink Capabilities

The USCCA has its own on-site video production and photography studio.

The USCCA houses it’s own video production studio. This space is a sound-proof room complete with green screen, infinity wall, and a Milwaukee cityscape to conduct national news interviews via satellite uplink.

The studio is equipped with a full TV-ready studio and set including the following features:

  • NewTek VS400 Skype call system
  • LTN B964 live stream system
  • Producer line, IFB line
  • Day/Night cityscape backdrop
  • Dynamic lighting
  • 4K camera
  • Teleprompter

USCCA & Tim Schmidt Images

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Tim Schmidt

President and Founder of USCCA

Schmidt Family Photo

Tim and Tonnie with their three children Sten (14), Dagny (17) and Tim Jr. (19)

Guns, Freedom & The American Dream

The Story of Tim Schmidt and the USCCA, released in 2015


Delta Defense employs over 400 people, located in West Bend, WI


Delta Defense Headquarters located in West Bend, WI


Delta Defense Headquarters located in West Bend, WI


The USCCA is an association of over 500,000 responsibly armed members. The USCCA seeks to educate, train and save lives through the association and its membership benefits.

About Delta Defense

Delta Defense, LLC provides sales, marketing, operations, and administrative support services to the USCCA. Delta Defense employs over 400 people, with headquarters located in West Bend, WI.

USCCA Currently Has:

  • Over 500,000 Members
  • Over 3 Million Newsletter subscribers
  • Over 400 Delta Defense Employees

USCCA & Delta Defense Awards:

  • Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • 2015 Stevies Silver Award for Customer Service
  • 2016 Stevies Bronze Awards for Customer Service
  • 2017 Stevies Bronze Awards for Customer Service
  • 2016 Niche Media Best Niche Consumer Magazine — Concealed Carry Magazine
  • 2017 Niche Media Best Niche Association Magazine — Concealed Carry Magazine
  • 2018 Niche Media Best Use of Video — USCCA’s Proving Ground Series
  • 2018 Niche Media Best Business to Consumer Niche Magazine — Concealed Carry Magazine
  • 2018 Niche Media Best Niche Media Company — USCCA/Delta Defense LLC
  • 2019 Niche Media Best Association Event — Concealed Carry Expo
  • 2019 Niche Media Best eNewsletter — Concealed Carry Report
  • 2016 Telly Awards for Videography — Advanced Gun Fighting and Survival Tactics
  • 2017 Telly Awards for Web Series — Proving Grounds Web Series
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top Workplaces 2016 Leadership Award — Tim Schmidt
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top Workplaces 2016 — Small Business
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top Workplaces 2017 — Small Business
  • Milwaukee Business Journal #1 Best Place To Work 2016 — Medium Category
  • Milwaukee Business Journal #1 Best Place To Work 2017 — Large Category
  • WEDA 2017 Winner for Business Retention and Expansion

Media Inquiries

Tim Schmidt, Founder and President of the USCCA, is available for interviews, and USCCA’s headquarters has a remote satellite-link studio for use during television interviews. For more information, please contact:

Brian Walsh
[email protected]
3001 Washington Blvd. 7th Floor, Arlington, VA 22201

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