Welcome to the Community! Please Introduce Yourself

Welcome to the family! Glad you found us! Lots of good people here with a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to learn from.


Good day all,
My name is Ron and I’m an avid firearm enthusiast and CCH. I’m retired USAF and now live in WNC. I’ve been pretty much around the world in my 20 years in the military. Lived 16 of those 20 years in Europe (Holland and England).
My Zen time is hitting the range and riding my motorcycle in the mountains. I have numerous firearms both pistols and rifles and shot guns. I’m very glad to have joined this community of likeminded people.
I’m look forward to learn more and contribute to this community.


Hey USCCA Family!

I’m Kenny from Massachusetts - the Greater Boston / Merrimack Valley area. I am definitely a beginner level shooter eager to level up my skill as well as my knowledge of the intricacies of gun laws as I travel often through the states of New England and down to Florida. Tomorrow is my firearms safety class and it felt like a great time to purchase the USCCA membership.

I will be taking the MA state class as well as the class for the Utah Non-Res Concealed Carry Permit - the instructor explained this would permit carry through ME, VT & NH.

Currently I do not own any firearms, however I have always enjoyed shooting revolvers as well as longer range targets when out shooting with family & friends.

One goal of mine is to become skilled in the ways of the old western cowboys. Skilled - trick shooting. I’m not sure what that side of the sport is actually called so if anyone has info feel free to pass it along!



I did see the comment you are referring to, @Nunyabiznez and it was addressed. Is this Community perfectly respectful all of the time? No. We are all passionate about self-defense, firearms, protecting our loved ones and a variety of other topics being discussed here and sometimes people misstep in their comments.

Text isn’t always the best vehicle for heated discussions, especially when you only know the person through the computer. Because misunderstandings and misinterpretations do happen, I always suggest asking questions for clarification. There are times when I’ve missed a word in a response or had a weirdly worded response (it made sense in my head a the time I wrote it) and someone has asked me about it because it was off. I appreciate those people who ask for clarification when something seems wrong. Not only can I fix the issue, I can improve how I respond the next time.

We do offer a flagging system for when comments are out of line. When you flag a comment, the moderators can step in and address the situation. If it doesn’t improve, we can remove someone as a last resort.

Hope that helps! Please let me know if I can help in any way!


Welcome to the family y’all!

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A big shout out to all of you who have checked out the USCCA Online Community for the first time this last week!

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I am a little late to this thread, and have been contributing for a week or so on this forum, so I figured I better introduce myself.

Hi everyone, I am Brian from southwest Michigan. I am a fairly experienced hunter and shooter. Been shooting my whole life. I got my CPL and have been carrying since I was 21 and am 39 now.

I am an NRA life member as well as a member of Safari Club International, Dallas Safari Club, American Suppressor Association and probably another club or two that I cant remember off the top of my head.

At different points in my life I have pretended to shoot at various shooting sports such as NRA High Power service rifle, sporting clays, etc.

My interests are wide-ranging in regards to firearms and enjoy them all, and my gun safes reflect that. Rifles, shotguns, handguns, revolvers, single actions, you name it. I love the outdoors but shooting is my thing. I enjoy fishing for instance, but if its a nice day, I would rather go to the gun club vs go fishing.

I am also a very avid reader and have a very extensive library just on hunting and shooting of all types.


Thank you. I love it here.

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Hi, James here, currently living in Kingsport, TN. Retired federal law enforcement with Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retired a few years ago and started collecting guns as my retirement hobby. Love the group… love USCCA… love the Second Amendment.


Welcome y’all! Glad to have y’all with us!

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Welcome to the family and thank you for your service.

welcome brother nice to have you here.

Hello everyone, I’m happy to be here. My name is Chris and I live in Bennington, Vermont. I love the outdoors and have been shooting guns since I was 5 years old. I’m 48 now. Rifles have been by thing all along. I just recently purchased a Ruger American Compact, 9mm pistol since Vermont is a constitutional carry state so no permit or registration is needed. I’m looking forward to learning all I can to safely carry/use my gun. With everything going on in this crazy world, I feel much better being a USCCA member now. Thank you for offering this service. I feel it’s just as important as home-owners, or life insurance, to protect my family.


Randy b from Wisconsin going for concealed class soon. Think it’s a good idea considering unpredictable events these days loving the uscca resources


Welcome brother and god bless you


Thank you Johnnyq60. I’m happy to have my extended family of brothers and sisters now. God bless you as well as America.

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Welcome to the family y’all! Glad you found us!


Well, I’ve been shooting since my days in the Scouts, 44 years. My first job was with the late James Hoag, a 1911, S&W revolver, and Hi-Power gunsmith who was good friends with the late Jeff Cooper. While I have shot trap, some skeet, a little IDPA and IPSC, I just like historical arms - old rifles, handguns and shotguns. I just love to snap caps though I also understand the need to be protective.


Hello Everyone
We are Delighted to join such a vibrant & professional community. Hubby and I are on our way to purchase our first set of handguns this morning. The “Guns & Gear” threads were phenomenal with assessment lists of what to evaluate when purchasing. Learned more in one hour of reviewing that thread than reading a book. I’m reviewing my saved threads now.
Blessings to all. Talk soon



I’m an IT dude who has handled guns since the age of 8, hunting Quail and Deer in the Tennessee mountains with my grandfather. Today, I live in the Raleigh, NC area with my wife and two children. I recently received my CCW Permit and carry a Sig P365XL daily.

So far, the USCCA community seems to be a really friendly place to ask for advice. I’m glad I became a member.