USCCA’s Annual Expo to Feature “Proving Ground” — A Live Scenario-Based Training Event

LIVE Training Event Part of More Than 70 Self-Defense & Safety Education Seminars Offered at This Year’s Expo, Next Month in Pittsburgh

For Immediate Release
April 22, 2019

WEST BEND, WI – The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), which provides education, training and self-defense protection to more than 420,000 responsible American gun owners across the country, announced today that its upcoming Annual Expo — taking place this year at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 17th through May 19th — will also feature the latest installment of “Proving Ground Live.”

Proving Ground is a live-training event with USCCA leadership that provides responsible gun owners with the training they need to protect themselves in perilous situations. This action-packed evening at the Expo will also include a panel discussion and a one hour meet and greet with the USCCA’s leadership including Tim Schmidt, Kevin Michalowski, Beth Alcazar and Tom Grieve.

Proving Ground Live is set to take place on Friday, May 17th at 7:00pm at the David Lawrence Convention Center. All tickets to this event must be purchased in advance.

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The USCCA Expo, which is expected to draw more than 10,000 attendees from across the country, is a consumer show dedicated to opening a world of tactical ingenuity, education and training to responsible gun owners. The Proving Ground Live training will be one of over 70 safe and practical seminars offered at the expo from industry experts, which will also include a FREE live-fire shooting range to test new handguns and a huge selection of gear, services and information from USCCA’s trusted industry partners.

“USCCA’s number one priority is ensuring responsible gun owners have the training and knowledge they need to protect themselves and their loved ones from dangerous criminals,” said Tim Schmidt, Founder & President of the USCCA. “USCCA’s Proving Ground series has helped thousands of responsibly armed Americans better protect themselves and others, and we’re excited to bring it live to the USCCA Expo in Pittsburgh on May 17th.”

The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) provides self-defense education and training to responsible American gun owners. Headquartered in West Bend, WI, the USCCA is the largest and fastest-growing association whose sole focus is the responsibly armed American.

To schedule an interview with USCCA President Tim Schmidt please contact