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Saturday, April 25, 2015
USCCA April 2015
April 2015 • Issue No. 17
Join Us May 8th - 10th in West Bend, Wisconsin BY TIM SCHMIDT - USCCA FOUNDER
I’ve mentioned a time or two in the past—and I continue to stand by my
opinion—that moms, by their very nature, often make the best protectors.
Think about it: How many moms do you know who would literally sacrifice everything—including their own lives—to keep their loved ones safe?
When I think about what really defines a mom, a few qualities come to mind: Nurturing. Confident. Caring. Loyal. Unselfish. Strong.
But the one characteristic that stands out more than any other is that almost all moms are fiercely
loving. And this fierceness—this incredible and instinctual love—is
what drives them to protect their children and families above all else.
It’s something I saw (and still see) in my own mom. It’s something I see
in my wife (the mother to our three beautiful children). And it’s
something I see in responsibly armed women all across the country.
This is why I believe that moms who carry weapons for personal defense are perhaps the most powerful force for good we have. And this is why I can tell you that it wasn’t a coincidence that we decided to hold our first ever USCCA Concealed Carry Expo on Mother’s Day weekend.
You see, I’m positive that the Expo will appeal to a wide variety of
people—men and women of all ages and levels of experience—but I’m
especially hoping it will serve as a way to celebrate and honor
responsibly armed moms! They certainly deserve it.
Here are a few things to look forward to:
Dave Young Training Seminars Weapon Retention: Keeping It Out of the Wrong Hands Friday, May 8, 2015 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Skill Building: Preparing for a Gunfight Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Firearm Survival Tactics: When Your Life Depends On Your Performance Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Firearms expert Dave Young will offer three distinct training courses
related to concealed carry and personal protection. Attend just one or
participate in all three sessions for just $99.
Emergency First Aid: Immediate Treatment of Gunshot Wounds Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
This abbreviated training session will introduce participants to the
elements of basic aid for gunshot victims and will also present a simple
plan for rendering aid to victims in hazardous or high-threat criminal
situations. If you carry a gun for any reason, you’ll want to take
advantage of this FREE seminar.
Concealed Carry Fashion Show Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 6:30 PM
If you’ve been struggling to find the perfect way to carry and conceal
your firearm...look no further: the Concealed Carry Fashion show will
highlight the latest in concealed carry apparel and gear for both men
and women. Tickets are limited…get yours now!
USCCA Concealed Carry & Personal Protection Permit Class - Women Only Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Sorry, guys...this comprehensive firearms safety and concealed carry
class will provide women with the training necessary to apply for their
Wisconsin CC permit. (If you’re a mom, the class is 100% FREE.)
I’m also excited to announce that we’ll have a live range running all
weekend long where you can test out a wide variety of guns that we’ll
have on-site from brands like Kahr, FNH, and Walther, just to name a
Of course, you’ll be allowed to carry at the event, as long as you are
in compliance with state firearms laws and the Expo Firearms Policy,
My hope is that the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo becomes a celebration of
the concealed carry lifestyle and a foundation of the concealed carry
community; a place where people from all walks of life with all levels
of skill can come together with a shared goal—to show the world how
passionate and dedicated a group of responsibly armed men and women (and
moms!) can really be.
I look forward to seeing you there!
Take Care and Stay Safe,
Publisher - Concealed Carry Report
was 11:16 on Monday, February 9, 2015, and my mother had just called
me. That wouldn’t be such an extraordinary occurrence except for the
fact that she’d called to ask if she and my dad could come with my
husband and me to the shooting range…READ MORE...
all heard the old expression that “a wise man learns from his mistakes;
fools learn otherwise.” But it’s even better if we can learn from the
unfortunate experiences of other people, in order to avoid making the
same mistakes in our own lives…READ MORE...
once in awhile, I run across a product for concealed firearms carry
that has nothing about it that I would change. The TUFF Products iTuck
Phone/Firearm Holster that I happened upon at the NRA Convention is one
of those products…READ MORE...
The new Armed American Radio Daily Defense
program is cooking right along and I hope you are tuning in! It’s easy
to do with the new AAR website that is now so much bigger and better
than before along with its TWO Listen Live buttons, specific to each…