Why Do You Love The USCCA?

It took me 9 days to think about this. And I have found I don’t love USCCA… Ok. please don’t judge me here… I do not love USCCA, because I love my wife, I love my kids… USCCA is lower in my “emotional scale”. :wink:
So I can say " I like USCCA". And I like it because of the people - staff and members. I really enjoy every second spent on this Forum. I think I’ve learnt more here than on every class I’ve attended. And I really appreciate it… you see, that’s the reason to like USCCA :+1:
I like @Dawn for every word she’s been writing here…
I like @Tom_Grieve for every word he said…
I like @KevinM for every video he shares with us…
I like Steve Fisher for the same as I like @KevinM
I like ALL the Members of this Forum for every single discussion…
I can tell -> my “like” is almost “love”… but “love” is reserved for my Family :wink:
I’m proud to be a part of this Forum !

  1. Modern, learned, fresh and humble firearms related content, instruction, discussion and people.

I chose to be USCCA Instructor. My boss at LifeSafe Training is an Certified “everything” Instructor for NRA. He now teach USCCA material, instead. He explained to me our mission of non-dogmatic education and self improvement. That’s why the USCCA works for us.

  1. Legit professionals. For those of you that don’t know, to become an instructor, part of the requirements is a 2 day course for instructor-candidates. The focus was on how best to teach and communicate the content. Making classrooms dynamics and fun helps people learn better. I like that. Mission focused, not doctrine focused.

  2. Holistic. USCCA cares about the whole experience and holistically develops programs to suit. Permits, first purchase, holsters and gear, training tool, drills, mind set, planning, legal, aftermath, community, and more — all part of the USCCA experience.

Responding to others:
Generally and genuinely I appreciate the other views and takes of all matters in these community pages.

@MikeBKY I get it! Me too!
@CHRIS4 Hysterical! Is it too soon to talk about a wedding? :slight_smile:
@WildRose “very little real world experience” Good note. I might be one of those. I take 4 classes a year to try to combat that concern (Seeklander, Vickers, Leatham, and PatMac). What else should/ can I do? I appreciate the note, excellent!
@WildRose You hit the nail on the head — Positive Organization. Yes Yes Yes!
@Robert8 Customer service is usually good, totally agree!
@Zavier_D Bravo Zulu!

Okay, enough of this yucky display of admiration.
To the range!

“Work hard at work worth doing.” T.R.


Happy Birthday, @midnight05!!


Thanks!! Having a good day messing around!!


This is a big thing for me as well. in 2004-2006 I certified under the NRA to teach all disciplines except black powder and CC - and having certified for teaching multiple disciplines under USCCA over the last year or so, I think the USCCA has the stronger training, materials and definitely mission focus.


Happy belated birthday @midnight05 !!!


Cripes, no pressure now Jerzy! Thank you for tuning in!


Again this is why I LOVE the USCCA!

Although, Leah and I had a rough week due to our miscarriage, @Dawn responded with much though, and had us in tears when we were on the way to UPS to send my usual gift to all my “family” up there! This meant more than you know !!!



If you find that to put pressure on you, imagine me saying, I look unto both you and @MikeBKY as an example of the type of attorney I pray to become!

Feel the Burn–:rofl::rofl:


Randall, drop me a message and let’s talk!


I love the peace of mind they provide should that event ever occur when I must pull the trigger to defend myself or anyone. The obvious training and learning materials and products they offer are a bonus and a welcome addition to that peace of mind. Being disabled I find that these additions help me to solidify the absolute parameters where I must draw the line in that event. I’m not able to run away as others might be. Thank goodness I live in a stand your ground or castle doctrine state in which constitutional carry was passed and went effective the beginning of November. Effectively nullifying my ccw permit but I have it none the less. A very personal and heartfelt thank you goes to the USCCA team for the awesome materials and education they provide.


Peace of mind!!!


I had a very similar interaction. I had a situation where I needed to interact with the USCCA’S Crisis Team and as some here know I have a very rare medical condition that is triggered by stress. I can manage it but enough stress can overwhelm my attempt to control it and I have to seek emergency medical care immediately or I can have a life threatening reaction.

Anyways after everything was resolved, a few weeks later I got a very nice card from the Crisis Team, not a computer printed one, handwritten and signed by multiple members of their team and wishing me good health and a stress free holiday season.

Now think about that for a second, USCCA has 300,000+ members, yet someone who does not know me cared enough to send that card.

Since I was diagnosed with my condition, I have had 4 multiple day long coma’s do you know how many get well cards I have gotten from family and friends? Zero.

That’s why I love the USCCA.


Same here!

The wonderful people here, staff, lawyers, and all who affiliate with the USCCA seem more like family than my own blood!

That seems rather sad, but the truth.

I’m praying for you @Zavier_D, while I do not like the fact of you having health issues, however, I needed some perspective to realize how some of my troubles are small.

I’m writing you down on my prayer list now. I believe you told me of this before but if not written down things are lost due to all the information going in and out my brain.


There is nothing small about your situation. I can only imagine the heartbreak. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers as well.


Well it’s hard to answer this question because there are several reasons. But, here it is:

  1. Has my back if/when I ever have to pull or use my firearm 365/24/7
  2. Provides funds for the obvious reasons
  3. Content of the materials (training, reading, etc) is the best I’ve encountered
  4. Encourages continuous learning
  5. Is just about being prepared and educated. Nothing more. This is what made up my mind to join.
  6. AWESOME headquarters!!! I fell in love with the building and atmosphere when I went and toured it.
  7. Y’all here in the forum :grin:

Your right! I can’t downplay its effect in my life although, perspective allows me to see others in light of knowing nobody struggles alone. Also, it is edit* subjective. For example, it would be edit subjective to say I’m poor because if we all went to a third world country, we would think ourselves rich.

Experts have said if you have just 16 dollars in your pocket your up 8% compared to edit people in poverty-stricken countries!

In addition to that, they said if you own more than one pair of shoes that in some places that’s money status.

Nobodies life here is easy…
It’s good to have you all here!

Solomon said this in some of his wisdom given to him by God.
" -Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor.
-For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up." (Ecclesiastes 5:9-10)


@Randall318 After the first of the year, we should setup some range therapy. Been thinking about a road trip, and might have a new shooter to bring with me. Keeping you in my prayers.

As to the OP, I like the people here. Lots of thoughts and opinions, not very much attitude. Hopefully I can take a USCCA class in the near future. Found one place an hour and a half or so away from me.


-----> correction from error.I meant subjective, not relative. That’s how tired I was.

@Fred_G, that would be awesome! Range therapy always does the trick.