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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.
Author of Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals
President and CEO of International Firearms Consultants
Founder of NextLevel Training
Executive Director of Personal Defense Network and owner of I.C.E. Training Company
USCCA Training Operations Manager
Associate Editor of Concealed Carry Magazine, USCCA Senior Training Counselor and Author of Women’s Handgun Self-Defense Fundamentals
USCCA Product Development Manager
Uncover the Backstory Free Book
Read the new book that reveals the little-known history of the US Concealed Carry Association.
Are You Born to Protect?
Get Your FREE USCCA Sticker! Enter your email below:
Your FREE book download is on its way to your inbox.
But the U.S. Concealed Carry Association is more than just a story…
We're the best resource to help responsible Americans keep their loved ones safe.Learn More
Your sticker will be shipped as soon as possible.
But the USCCA is about more than a look or a tagline…
We’re the lifesaving resource every protector needs to keep their family safe.Learn More