The USCCA held its first Concealed Carry Expo in May of 2015. More than 3,000 responsible gun owners converged on the event in West Bend, Wisconsin, near the USCCA’s main headquarters.

Since then, the USCCA has brought its Expo all across the country: to Atlanta, Georgia, in 2016; to Fort Worth, Texas, in 2017; to Louisville, Kentucky, in 2018; and to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2019. Although the numbers of attendees and vendors have increased each year (we started with 61 vendors at our inaugural event and had more than 200 last year in Pittsburgh), one thing hasn’t changed: The USCCA Expo is the nation’s No. 1 destination for those who want to responsibly protect.

Of course, the USCCA Expo is more than just a gathering of top exhibitors and a collection of firearms and concealed carry products; it’s also a celebration of the responsibility and accountability that accompany the decision to carry a firearm for self-defense.

Whether you’re a seasoned attendee or it’s your first time joining your fellow patriots at the USCCA Expo, here are a few things you can look forward to in Kansas City:

Proving Ground LIVE at the Concealed Carry Expo

The USCCA presents Proving Ground LIVE, where the training is as real as possible to prepare YOU for the unthinkable. You won’t want to miss out on this LIVE event — part of an action-packed evening — where three heart-pounding self-defense scenarios will unfold right before your eyes.

VIP members will receive a special gift upon entry and be invited to ask our panel of experts questions following each scenario.

A variety of complimentary snacks and beverages will be available during the show, and all attendees are welcome to stay after for a meet and greet featuring some of the industry’s best, including USCCA President and Founder Tim Schmidt.

Mobile Live-Fire Shooting Range

The USCCA Expo will once again feature a mobile Live-Fire Shooting Range. Test out a plethora of quality firearms from some of the industry’s top manufacturers — for FREE! If you’re 18 or older, stop by and try one or more guns with the helpful guidance of USCCA Certified Firearms Instructors.

Women’s Concealed Carry Showroom

Check out female-friendly concealed carry options and chat up real women who carry firearms for self-defense. Don’t miss out on an increasing number of great products in an expanded showroom this year (with lots of interesting presentations and discussions set to take place on the stage attached to the showroom) — right off of the main show floor.

Top Industry Professionals

As always, the USCCA Expo will feature hundreds of firearms, holsters and other self-defense-related products. Visit with your favorite manufacturers or drop in on one or more FREE seminars from top industry experts, including George Harris, Beth Alcazar, Klint Macro and more! (There are also several paid seminars available, but spots are filling up fast!)

Of course, you can also visit the main USCCA booth or stop by the USCCA Store to pick up your favorite USCCA-branded gear. This year we’re providing a hat bar, where you can design a unique USCCA hat of your very own! Our State Laws Coordinator will also be on hand to answer your questions.

Mark your calendars because the USCCA’s 2020 Concealed Carry Expo is quickly approaching. Will we see you March 20-22 in Kansas City?