Best Firearm / Self-Defense Forums?

There is so much information on the internet about firearms, training, gear, and self-defense, the resources can be overwhelming. I know I follow a bunch of different forums – when I have the time.

I’m discovering more forums I didn’t know about all of the time. There are so many that it’s hard to know which ones are good. So let’s start a reference list for those new to the self-defense and carry lifestyle.

What other self-defense/firearm forums do you love and why?


There are others besides this one!:smiling_imp:


This is the best firearms forum. Intelligent people, deep levels of knowledge and experience, and not much of the “kill them all and let God sort them out” menta!ity.

Besides. I’m here😇 Just imagine how jealous all the other forums are!


If you are a follower of the Prophet JMB, is a pretty good place. Several Gunsmiths are members and will often help someone with gun issues.

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This is the best forum I’ve been apart of. As mentioned. Wealth of knowledge without making anyone feel dumb. People with less experience asking great questions. I’ve asked the same questions on Facebook as I do here. The results are polar opposites. This is very productive and positive and well Facebook is what it is. Too many tier 1 keyboard guys out there


I like it here. I was tired of other forums that only posted about “clips vs. mags” and “JHP vs. RIP”. Too many prima donnas.

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What other? I’m Catholic so I love only one Forum - USCCA :heart_eyes:

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Awww… y’all make me blush! :blush:

Seriously though, what other forum resources would be helpful to those just starting out and are looking for multiple resources?

…Any forum that is moderated to prevent members from insulting each other


Broadly speaking, i have found that multiple resources can be more of a hindrance than a help to someone who is just starting out. If you wanted to learn to play the piano, would you hire three separate teachers? Too much information from too many viewpoints is more confusing than educational.

Case in point: I am beginning to work on a project here at home which involves LP gas. I don’t have much experience with that so I started classes at the universities of Google and Youtube. Sadly, the deeper I dug the more confused I got. Finally I stepped away from the crowd and went fast e to face with a professional. Problem solved.

While I won’t go so far as to say this is the only reliable forum for those just starting out, it is certainly amongst the best. We have many people here who have a deep level of knowledge born of experience and they share that knowledge freely, clearly, and without ego.

My recommendation to newbies would be to mine this resource for all it can offer before diving into other, possibly conflicting, sources out there. One step at a time; lay a good foundation for judging the value of all the other information you’ll run into.

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I’m picking up a new hobby (can’t ride a motorcycle in winter in Wisconsin :frowning: ) and I’ve found something similar when I’ve tried to research different metal working techniques. It gets very overwhelming.

I’d still love to hear about other forums - maybe it would be better for those who are looking for specific topics? :thinking: I love seeing (and borrowing :innocent:) what works well in other groups.

At any time please provide feedback on how you think the USCCA Community can be improved too! (And no, I cannot give everyone firearms. :stuck_out_tongue: )

That’s ok @Dawn. Ammunition works too. :rofl::joy:


Yeah, right there.^^^^^^

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Sorry, no can do. This is only forum I go to.

USCCA Discord.
This needs to happen.
I may have to make an unofficial one.

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Ever since silly facebook, forums aren’t what they used to be. A lot less people. I spent a lot of hours on the firing line forum a decade ago. Just like anywhere else in life, you gotta sort through the BS to find the good.

Happy Birthday, @Sully_LST!

I wonder if that can work with what we already have? What do you like about discord? We’re looking to do some updating and I’d love the feedback!

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@Dawn It’s like a forum but with specific room topics. Threads become text channels. We can also have voice channels and audio “radio” bots that can be programmed to play almost anything — YouTube videos, mp3s.

The best thing about it is it’s ability to create a real community— legit friends and colleagues — by way of a virtual community center.

If you wish, I have invite you to tour one of several servers I’m in.

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This one has some cool stuff but there are some bomb throwers on it from time to time.

I’ve been a member of the SIGForum since Jan 2000; it’s the one forum I actually check out every day. I’m a member of several others, but SIGForum is IMHO the best one out there (present company excluded, of course!) for general firearms knowledge. And it’s not only about Sig Sauer; you an discuss any brands. Lots of very knowledgeable folks, and the forum owner enforces an environment of civility and ejects trolls routinely.

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