Category Topics

Community Information

New to the Community? Have suggestions? This is the area for you! Welcome to the Community Please Introduce Yourself Here! Please review the Community Guidelines and New User Guide.

Self-Defense & Home Defense

Here’s a great place to talk about all things for your home defense - technology, firearms, escape plans, and training.

Concealed Carry

Topics related to concealed carry outside of the home.

Firearm Training

If you’re looking to discuss how to improve your ability to defend yourself, the Training category is the perfect place for it!

Guns & Gear

Guns and Gear is the home for all conversations about the tangible items for concealed carry and your self-defense. * Have a question about caliber? * Want to discuss the best concealed carry guns? * Wondering what concealed carry apparel works best? Guns and Gear is the category for those topics - and more!

Women & Guns

Here’s a great place to talk about women-specific issues. It is not a women-only category, men are welcome to share their insights.

True Stories

Share self-defense stories you’ve seen in the media here. It’s a great way to mentally train (what would I have done here?) and to learn from others. You can see more True Stories on the USCCA Blog.

Legal & Second Amendment

This area was requested by Community members to discuss current and proposed laws. Gun laws can cause a lot of tension and debate. We welcome all viewpoints as long as they’re expressed respectfully.

Gun Safety & Storage

Conversations about best practices for gun safety and storage.

News & Current Events

Discussions about recent self-defense or firearms-related articles in the News.

Recommendations & Recalls

We post a lot of recommendations and some recalls throughout the USCCA Community, so this will be a place to put those topics.

Regional Conversations

Want to meet people in your area? Talk about political issues that are close to home? This is the place for you! As the Community grows this will break down to the state level, but we are starting with regions of the country.


Welcome to the Miscellaneous Discussion Group! Does your conversation not fit into the Guns and Gear or Training categories? Then the Miscellaneous Category is the place for you! If it’s related to self-defense and shared respectfully, it’s welcome here!


Here’s a great place to talk about all things Hunting related.