We educate. We train. We save lives.

Active USCCA Members

705,012

Total Crimes Stopped**

124,018

Total Lives Saved**

180,103

"We Save Lives" might seem a little intense, but allow us to explain by asking you just 2 questions…

Have you ever genuinely feared for your life?
Have you ever had an experience where you think: "This is it. I might not make it..."

Well if you have, we’re CERTAIN that you NEVER want your loved ones to experience that same feeling or have that same thought. You want to do everything in your power to ensure the people counting on you always feel safe and secure. Ultimately, the U.S. Concealed Carry Association is about YOUR peace of mind.

Click here to read the backstory.

We Educate. We Train. We Save Lives.

Active USCCA Members

705,012

Total Crimes Stopped**

124,018

Total Lives
Saved**

180,103

“We Save Lives” might seem a little intense, but allow us to explain by asking you just 2 questions...

Have you ever genuinely feared for your life?

Have you ever had an experience where you think: “This is it. I might not make it...”

Well if you have, we’re CERTAIN that you NEVER want your loved ones to experience that same feeling or have that same thought. You want to do everything in your power to ensure the people counting on you always feel safe and secure.

Ultimately, the U.S. Concealed Carry Association is about YOUR peace of mind.

Click here to read the backstory.

The All-In-One Solution

FOR RESPONSIBLY ARMED AMERICANS

PREPARE WITH
REALISTIC TRAINING


Never second-guess your ability to react under pressure. Build the skills, muscle memory and self-reliant mindset you need to be a well-rounded protector of yourself and your loved ones.

SAFEGUARD YOUR
HOME & FAMILY


Your safety and your knowledge of the law are your responsibility. Fortify your home, sharpen your awareness and develop your defense plan with confidence and logical legal guidance.

ENJOY PEACE OF MIND


Follow the laws in your state and get prepared for what happens after a self-defense incident (like having a 24/7 Critical Response Team to call if you're forced to press the trigger).

How USCCA Membership Works

And What You Get When You Join

Become a Member
Join for less than $1 per day.

01.

Join the USCCA in Just Minutes

Choose from 3 convenient levels and instantly become a member of the fastest-growing community of responsible gun owners.

02.

Start Your Online Training Instantly

As soon as you join, instantly access your online training from the comfort of your own home through the USCCA Protector Academy™. Training is made easy and affordable as you learn from self-defense experts and legal professionals. You’ll be ready to react quickly and accurately when it matters most.

03.

Test Your Skills at the Range

We’ve teamed up with highly skilled firearms instructors and the best ranges in the nation. Once you complete your online training, you’ll be able to test your accuracy and readiness at a safe and reputable range.

04.

Save Money On Self-Defense Gear

As a USCCA Member, you’ll enjoy special deals in our USCCA Store and your orders always ship for free! Plus, you get exclusive access to discounts from your favorite companies, so you can save up to 30% on holsters, apparel, training aids, and more!

05.

Enjoy Peace of Mind

With the education, training, and self-defense liability insurance* included in every USCCA Membership, you can rest easy knowing you’re ready to protect what matters most.

Become a Member
Join for less than $1 per day.

THE ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION

For Responsibly Armed Americans

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Prepare With Realistic Training

Never second-guess your ability to react under pressure. Build the skills, muscle memory and self-reliant mindset you need to be a well-rounded protector of yourself and your loved ones.

Safeguard Your Home & Family

Your safety and your knowledge of the law are your responsibility. Fortify your home, sharpen your awareness and develop your defense plan with confidence and logical legal guidance.

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Enjoy Peace of Mind

Follow the laws in your state and get prepared for what happens after a self-defense incident (like having a 24/7 critical response team to call if you're forced to press the trigger).

HOW USCCA MEMBERSHIP WORKS

And What You Get When You Join

  1. Join the USCCA in Just Minutes

    Choose from 3 convenient levels and instantly become a member of the fastest-growing community of responsible gun owners.

  2. Start Your Online Training

    As soon as you join, instantly access your online training from the comfort of your own home through the USCCA Protector Academy™. Training is made easy and affordable as you learn from self-defense experts and legal professionals. You'll be ready to react quickly and accurately when it matters most.

  3. Test Your Skills at the Range

    We've teamed up with highly skilled firearms instructors and the best ranges in the nation. Once you complete your online training, you’ll be able to test your accuracy and readiness at a safe and reputable range.

  4. Save Money On Self-Defense Gear

    As a USCCA Member, you’ll enjoy special deals in our USCCA Store and your orders always ship for free! Plus, you get exclusive access to discounts from your favorite companies, so you can save up to 30% on holsters, apparel, training aids, and more!

  5. Enjoy Peace of Mind

    With the education, training, and self-defense liability insurance* included in every USCCA Membership, you can rest easy knowing you’re ready to protect what matters most.

USCCA Membership Is Your Self-Defense Shield®...

Become a Member
Join for less than $1 per day.
USCCA Membership is like having a Self-Defense Shield®

SELF-DEFENSE
SHIELD®

There are 3 impenetrable pieces that make
up the only shield strong enough to
withstand any battle...

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USCCA Membership is like having a Self-Defense Shield®

SELF-DEFENSE
SHIELD®

There are 3 impenetrable pieces that make
up the only shield strong enough to
withstand any battle...

Tell Me More

True Stories of Self Defense: Educated & Trained Uscca Members Survive Dangerous Encounters

Something Wasn't Right: Shot Point-Blank by a Felon on His Doorstep

A violent criminal who shot a Florida cop ended up at Wayne's front door, armed, dangerous, and ready to fight — but he wasn't expecting to stand face–to–face with a brave homeowner who was prepared to fight back...

Car Jacked & Armed: Ride–Share Driver Fights Back

When picking up a fare, Scott suddenly feared for his life when an unknown object was jammed into his back while he was forced out of his vehicle by two attackers...

In Jeopardy: Chicago Resident Almost Loses Everything

Charged with 8 counts of murder for defending himself after being sucker punched in a parking lot, William found himself defending his life twice...

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The Most Complete Self-Defense Training Right at Your Fingertips

Your robust library of eLearning lessons, videos and PDF guides are the perfect companions to learning in the classroom or at the range. Start training the moment you join to prepare for everything that happens before, during and after a self-defense incident.

You'll Unlock Lifesaving Lessons and Learn How to:

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Develop situational awareness skills and appear less like a target

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Protect your workplace and house of worship from a dangerous threat

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Deter criminals and improve your security by fortifying your home

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Safely and effectively train with live-fire and dry fire exercises

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Balance comfort and safety while carrying concealed

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Travel with your gun across state lines without breaking the law

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The Most Complete Self-Defense Training Right at Your Fingertips


Access a robust library of eLearning lessons, videos, and PDF guides that enhance in-person classes and training at the range. Start training the moment you join to prepare for everything that happens before, during and after a self-defense incident.


You'll Unlock Lifesaving Lessons and Learn How to:

Situational Awareness

Develop situational awareness skills and appear less like a target.

Protect

Protect your workplace and house of worship from a dangerous threat.

Deter & Fortify

Deter criminals and improve your security by fortifying your home.

Train

Safely and effectively train with live-fire and dry fire exercises.

Carry Concealed

Balance comfort and safety while carrying concealed.

Travel

Travel with your gun across state lines without breaking the law.

United States Concealed Carry Association

Trusted by More Than 805,000
Responsibly Armed Americans

4.9/5 Member Reviews

I greatly appreciate the confidence and preparedness that being a member of USCCA provides. I consider it to be an aspect of further training in regard to firearm safety.

Bud W.

Member Since 2018

As a retired Law Enforcement Officer, I feel more comfortable with my relationship with the USCCA than the department that I retired from.

Wendell H.

Member Since 2015

I have enjoyed my experience with USCCA! This organization provides a wealth of training that helps me be a more responsible firearms owner.

Ivory E. Jr.

Member Since 2020

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You'll Unlock Lifesaving Lessons and Learn How to:

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Develop situational awareness skills and appear less like a target
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Protect your workplace and house of worship from a dangerous threat
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Deter criminals and improve your security by fortifying your home
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Safely and effectively train with live-fire and dry fire exercises
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Balance comfort and safety while carrying concealed
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Travel with your gun across state lines without breaking the law

United States Concealed Carry Association ®

TRUSTED BY MORE THAN 600,000

Responsibly Armed Americans

United States Concealed Carry Association ®

Trusted By More Than 600,000

Responsibly Armed Americans

Bud W., IL

Member Since 2018

Bud W Member Since 2018

I greatly appreciate the confidence and preparedness that being a member of USCCA provides. I consider it to be an aspect of further training in regard to firearm safety.

Wendell H., FL

Member Since 2015

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As a retired Law Enforcement Officer, I feel more comfortable with my relationship with the USCCA than the department that I retired from.

Ivory E. Jr., VA

Member Since 2020

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I have enjoyed my experience with USCCA! This organization provies a wealth of training that helps me be a more responsible firearms owner.

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Gold Membership

$29/mo Or $299/yr Save $49

  • 13 Lifesaving Lessons
  • 25 Guides, eBooks & Checklists
  • Qualification Level 1
  • Self-Defense Liability Insurance*
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Main Features for Each Membership Platinum Membership Benefits:
Gold Membership Benefits:
  • USCCA Protector AcademyTM
  • Concealed Carry Magazine Subscription, plus Digital Access to 1 Year of Past Issues
  • Self-Defense Liability Insurance*
  • 24/7 Critical Response Team Access
  • Free Shipping in USCCA Store
  • Discounts from USCCA Industry Partners
  • Free Entry to Annual USCCA Concealed Carry & Home Defense Expo

Platinum Membership

$39/mo Or $399/yr Save $69

  • 118 Lifesaving Lessons
  • 40 Guides, eBooks & Checklists
  • Qualification Levels 1 & 2
  • Self-Defense Liability Insurance*
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Main Features for Each Membership Platinum Membership Benefits:
  • USCCA Protector AcademyTM
  • Concealed Carry Magazine Subscription, plus Digital Access to 5 Years of Past Issues
  • Self-Defense Liability Insurance*
  • 24/7 Critical Response Team Access
  • Free Shipping in USCCA Store
  • Discounts from USCCA Industry Partners
  • Free Entry to Annual USCCA Concealed Carry & Home Defense Expo
  • New Training Added Every Month

Elite Membership

$49/mo Or $499/yr Save $89

  • 204 Lifesaving Lessons
  • 80 Guides, eBooks & Checklists
  • Qualification Levels 1, 2 & 3
  • Self-Defense Liability Insurance*
Get Started
Main Features for Each Membership Platinum Membership Benefits:
Elite Membership Benefits:
  • USCCA Protector AcademyTM
  • Concealed Carry Magazine Subscription, plus Complete Digital Archive of Past Issues
  • Self-Defense Liability Insurance*
  • 24/7 Critical Response Team Access
  • Free Shipping in USCCA Store
  • Discounts from USCCA Industry Partners
  • Free Entry to Annual USCCA Concealed Carry & Home Defense Expo
  • New Training Added Every Month
  • Priority Service for Non-Emergency Calls

ELIMINATE THE RISK OF BEING UNPREPARED

Surveys Show USCCA Members Are 5x Safer and More Likely to
Avoid Dangerous Situations

 
  • JOIN

    You're a member the second you join and your membership card will be in the mail within 24 hours

  • LOG ON

    Get instant access to your online lessons and begin building and strengthening your skills

  • READ

    Enjoy your subscription to Concealed Carry Magazine and past issues in your dashboard

  • LEARN

    Find a firearms class near you and study with a USCCA Certified Instructor to get your permit

  • TRAIN

    Take your drills to the firing line to build muscle memory and practice defensive exercises

  • PLAN

    Assess your home security and harden your defense plan with printable checklists

  • TRAVEL

    Carry with confidence by knowing your state's laws and how to safely interact with the police

  • PREPARE

    Review the growing USCCA Attorney Network to arm yourself with a trustworthy legal defense

  • SAVE MONEY

    Save on gear from USCCA industry partners and get free shipping from the USCCA online store

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    Find a firearms class near you and study with a USCCA Certified Instructor to get your permit.

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    Practice drills to build muscle memory and prepare your body for a real self-defense situation.

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    Learn about new guns, gear, reliable ammunition, state laws and changes to legislation, self-defense training and tactics, and much more.

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    Message From Tim Schmidt

    USCCA Chairman & Co-Founder

    When it comes to self-defense the equation is simple … education + training = survival. Joining the USCCA gives you access to engaging, practical, and effective firearms education and training, setting you up for success on your self-defense journey. Welcome to the USCCA!

    Welcome to the USCCA!

    WHO WE ARE


    We are the U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), and we serve gun owners who want to responsibly protect their loved ones.

    BECOME A MEMBER


    Join over 800K responsibly armed Americans who trust the USCCA to help them keep their families safe.

    LEARN & PREPARE


    We are the U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), and we serve gun owners who want to responsibly protect their loved ones.

    PROTECT WHAT MATTERS


    Be ready to defend your life and prepare for what happens before, during, and after an act of self‑defense.

    *Insurance has been purchased by the USCCA and is one of the benefits of membership in the USCCA. USCCA members are additional insureds under a policy issued to the USCCA by Universal Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, an insurance company with its principal place of business in Hudsonville, MI. Coverage and benefits are subject to the benefits, conditions, and exclusions of the insurance policy. Information provided herein is for informational purposes and is not intended to be a representation of coverage that may exist in any particular situation. Contact Delta Defense's Customer Engagement Team at 1-800-674-9779 with any questions. [Read More]

    ** The Total Crimes Stopped and Lives Saved information was derived from and was obtained and is based on a USCCA membership survey conducted by the USCCA in August 2020 which surveyed 383,000 USCCA members. 36,085 USCCA members responded. The results of the survey were then applied to the total number of Active USCCA members to illustrate the total crimes stopped and total lives saved as reported by USCCA members. Based on the number of survey responses, the information presented has a 99% probability that the sample accurately reflects the attitudes of total active members with a margin of error plus/minus 1%. The USCCA did not independently verify any of the responses. The actual survey questions and results are: [Read More]

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    *Insurance has been purchased by the USCCA and is one of the benefits of membership in the USCCA. USCCA members are additional insureds under a policy issued to the USCCA by Universal Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, an insurance company with its principal place of business in Hudsonville, MI. Coverage and benefits are subject to the benefits, conditions, and exclusions of the insurance policy. Information provided herein is for informational purposes and is not intended to be a representation of coverage that may exist in any particular situation. Contact Delta Defense's Customer Engagement Team at 1-800-674-9779 with any questions. [Read More]

    ** The Total Crimes Stopped and Lives Saved information was derived from and was obtained and is based on a USCCA membership survey conducted by the USCCA in August 2020 which surveyed 383,000 USCCA members. 36,085 USCCA members responded. The results of the survey were then applied to the total number of Active USCCA members to illustrate the total crimes stopped and total lives saved as reported by USCCA members. Based on the number of survey responses, the information presented has a 99% probability that the sample accurately reflects the attitudes of total active members with a margin of error plus/minus 1%. The USCCA did not independently verify any of the responses. The actual survey questions and results are: [Read More]