Top Firearms Training and Concealed Carry Classes

Professional firearms training can save your life, so don’t skip or settle for second-best when it comes to the gun safety, defensive shooting and concealed carry classes you need to be prepared.

Firearms Training Made Easy

For full access to the best training programs and trainers, join the USCCA. As a member, you’ll learn how to be prepared for the before, during and after of a self-defense incident.

Our comprehensive training curriculum makes learning easy and fun for new gun owners, experienced shooters and everyone in between. No matter where you are on your journey to self-reliance, the USCCA is the partner you need to keep improving as a protector.

Browse the selections below to learn how USCCA firearms training resources can help you be the best, most confident gun owner you can be or become an instructor who educates and empowers people to protect.

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Training Curriculum

Explore all your options for learning about guns and self-defense with our comprehensive curriculum, digital training products, online directories and more. Find classes and experienced local instructors to help you get your CCW (concealed carry weapon) permit or improve your self-defense, first-aid and shooting skills.

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Find a Shooting Range
Learning to shoot a gun is an important step toward being prepared, but practicing regularly with the gun you carry every day is what makes you a better protector. Search for a firing range or gun club near you, then keep your aim straight and your skills sharp.

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Prepare Yourself

If you want to apply for a concealed carry permit, let the USCCA help you legally arm yourself for good. We’ve outlined what you need to know about your rights and responsibilities as a gun owner, CCW restrictions, training requirements, and the application process by state.
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Start learning now with a free PDF of our most popular guide, 6 Things You Didn’t Know Would Happen When the Police Arrive. Get even more training resources when you open a free USCCA account or activate your membership.
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Develop handgun skills at your own pace with online tutorials and training drills you can do at home. Watch real-life scenarios unfold and learn from experts in self-defense about what you should and should not.

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Teach Curriculum

Share Your Passion
Get certified to teach firearms classes for people who want to know how to use or carry a gun for protection. As a USCCA Instructor, you’ll be uniquely qualified to teach our two most popular courses: “Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals” and “Defensive Shooting Fundamentals.”

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Mike R.

“They have been my partner these many years… This is the BEST of the Best when you look at all they provide and how passionate they are in protecting our right to defend ourselves and our families.”

Charle S.

“On top of my previous training, this has added a ‘zen’ to everything. I am 100% confident, if required, I will do the right thing.”

Stephen G.

“I joined this organization because I felt it offered what I wanted most – good, sound continuing education… The principles USCCA stands for and promotes is exactly what I have looked for.”

Train With the Experts

We’ve teamed up with some of the biggest names in the firearms industry to develop training materials that are considered “the gold standard” for anyone who is seeking a concealed carry permit or serious about self-defense. These professionals, along with our team of highly experienced instructors, ensure that your USCCA firearms training is exceptional in every way.

Michael Martin

Author of Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals

George Harris

President and CEO of International Firearms Consultants

Mike Hughes

Founder of NextLevel Training

Rob Pincus

Executive Director of Personal Defense Network and owner of I.C.E. Training Company

Steve Fischer

USCCA Training Operations Manager​

Beth Alcazar

Associate Editor of Concealed Carry Magazine, USCCA Senior Training Counselor and Author of Women’s Handgun Self-Defense Fundamentals

Mike Brickner

USCCA Product Development Manager