The U.S. Concealed Carry Association is an organization founded by Tim Schmidt to address the unique needs and concerns of law abiding U.S. citizens exercising their rights to carry a firearm for self defense.
The USCCA professes to be “the ultimate resource for the law-abiding, armed citizen.” With a library of articles on the website, an active member forum, a full color magazine, a weekly e-mail newsletter, and a store featuring training videos and more, the USCCA certainly goes a long way to back up that claim.
Part of your membership includes “Concealed Carry Magazine.” Concealed Carry Magazine is a full color, glossy magazine published by USCCA eight times each year. The magazine features product reviews, profiles of regular people who carry a concealed firearm, and plenty of practical training information. Unlike some of the newsstand gun magazines, the product reviews are honest, you can really relate to the people interviewed, and the tactics and training relate to the average citizen carrying a gun for self defense (not some tacti-cool SWAT tactics).
The website features an active member forum, which can be quite lively at times. Also on the site are member classified ads, informative articles, and a complete archive of all of the past Concealed Carry Magazine issues in PDF files.
The e-mail newsletter is also informative combining editorial pieces, product reviews, brief training tips, and other interesting information.
USCCA is a good organization for the armed citizen. I am a member and wholeheartedly recommend membership.