USCCA Training Courses

United States Concealed Carry Association

Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals

I am a Training Counselor certified by the USCCA.  We teach the USCCA Certified Instructor Course, as well as the USCCA Concealed Carry Class, Basic Handgun Class, and the Home Defense Class. 

The USCCA Conceal Carry Class is approved for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and is our ‘flagship’ Concealed Carry course.

The USCCA Instructor Course will prepare you to teach The USCCA Concealed Carry Class, the USCCA Basic Pistol Class and the USCCA Home Defense class.

For details on these courses, see the course descriptions below.

Books are available separately for the price is $27.95, and cash will be returned if you decide to enroll in the Certified Instructor course.

USCCA Basic Handgun Course

The USCCA Basic Handgun Course is approximately 4 hours long, and is geared toward your own personal pistol, if you have one.  If you do not own a pistol no problem… we include a session on what to look for when buying a pistol.  If you own a pistol bring it to the class.  You need NO ammunition as firing is not part of this class.  This course is a great replacement for the NRA F.I.R.S.T. Steps course that the NRA has discontinued.  It is not approved for a concealed carry permit.  The course consists of discussions of the following areas:

  • Self-defense firearms basics
  • Defensive  shooting fundamentals
  • Gear and gadgets
  • Basic and advanced skills

 

The course also includes a copy of the 245 page book:

Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals by Michael Martin

Course price is just $55!

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $25.00

USCCA Concealed Carry Course

The USCCA Concealed Carry Course, which is approved by the Kentucky State Police is approximately 6 hours long, plus approximately 1 hour range time.  The course consists of discussions of the following areas:

  • How and Where to apply for a CCDW permit
  • Developing a personal and home protection plan
  • Firearms basics
  • Shooting fundamentals
  • The legal use of force
  • Police interaction
  • Violent encounters and their aftermath
  • Gear and gadgets
  • Basic and advanced skills

 

The course also includes a copy of the 245 page book:

Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals by Michael Martin

Course price is just $75!

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $25.00

  • Bring to Class:  Pistol you intend to use;  20 rounds of ammunition, plus any practice rounds if you need them;  hearing and eye protection.

USCCA Home Defense Course

The USCCA Home Defense Course is approximately 3 hours long, and does not involve any shooting or range time.  The course consists of discussions of the following areas:

  • Developing a personal and home protection plan
  • Self-defense firearms basics
  • Defensive  shooting fundamentals
  • The legal use of force
  • Violent encounters and their aftermath
  • Gear and gadgets
  • Basic and advanced skills

 

The course also includes a copy of the 245 page book:

Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals by Michael Martin

Seminar price is just $55!

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $25.00

USCCA Countering the Mass Shooter Threat Course

Together, in this Countering the Mass Shooter Threat course, we will analyze data gathered from 48 mass shootings that have occurred since Columbine, to determine what can learned from these tragedies, including whether a reduction in magazine capacity or the banning of any class of firearm would have changed the outcome. Michael Martin, author of this course, also looks at whether “gun-free” zones figure into the planning of these mass murderers; whether victim response at any mass shooting has made a difference; and whether “universal background checks” or other proposals by gun control advocates stand a chance of stemming the current trajectory of these shootings.

USCCA summarizes this data with a comprehensive plan designed to eliminate the scourge of these shooters once and for all. This course is presented in an easy-to-follow format, including a 191 page textbook, shown below, with information for all experience levels. Essential lessons on topics like gun-free zones, magazine capacity, and using the Run, Hide, Fight methodology are already saving lives across the country. Here’s just a few of the lifesaving lessons you’ll learn in this class:

  • Create An Emergency Operations Plan: Discover how you can end attacks early and minimize the number of victims involved in an incident with strategic planning and preparedness training.
  • Triage And Treat The Wounded: Learn the lifesaving materials and measures you can take to save critically injured victims immediately after an attack is over.
  • Expert Recommendations: Get advice on topics like how to properly develop an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) for your home, church, or place of business.
  • Understand Your Attacker: Dive into the history of mass shootings, what the statistics tell us, and what your aggressor is likely thinking.
  • Debunk Common Myths: Finally get your questions about magazine capacity, banning firearms, and special watch lists answered.
  • Know The Signs: Uncover how you can identify and deter potential shooters before they strike.

 

The course also includes a copy of the 191 paged book:

Countering the Mass Shooter Threat by Michael Martin

Course price is just $55!

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat: $25.00

USCCA Emergency First Aid Fundamentals Course

Would you know what to do if you were deep in the wilderness, and a hunting companion sustained a penetrating chest wound from an errant round? Could you prolong the life of a loved one long enough for the ambulance to arrive, if he or she had sustained a lacerated artery from a violent attacker armed with a knife? While most Americans are comfortable dealing with the cuts and scrapes of everyday life, and tens of thousands have learned the Heimlich maneuver and CPR, most individuals would be a bit less comfortable dealing with severe, life threatening injuries or illnesses when seconds count, and EMS personnel and the emergency room are minutes (or longer) away.

 

In this course, written by USCCA Chief Instructor (and certified firefighter and EMT) Michael Martin, we not only explain the proper way to access a patient, we also cover in great detail the proper way to deal with significant issues such as serious bleeding, chest injuries, a compromised airway, spinal injuries, broken bones, and more. While it might seem unrealistic to translate what professional EMTs and paramedics are able to do in an emergency, versus the things that non-professionals would be capable of, but in life threatening medical and traumatic emergencies, it all boils down to the same thing — sustaining the life of the patient until he or she can be delivered to the emergency room.

This course also includes a copy of the 207 paged manual:

Emergency First Aid Fundamentals by Micheal Martin

Course price is just $55!

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat: $25.00

Women’s Handgun and Self Defense Fundamentals

Created by a woman for women, Beth Alcazar, USCCA Associate Editor and Senior Training Counselor, Women’s Handgun and Self-Defense Fundamentals is a welcoming and engaging training course with multiple layers of instruction.

This course, featuring three distinct levels that can be separated or taken in combination (Women’s Basic Pistol, Women’s Intermediate Pistol, and Women’s Defensive Pistol), the course is designed to reach students who are brand new to firearms (and maybe have never picked up a gun before) through those who are ready to learn more about defensive shooting and take the next step with their firearms skills, tools, and mindset.

The fundamentals of shooting will be introduced, reviewed, and built upon, while also exploring universal safety rules, situational awareness, common types of handguns, ammunition types, marksmanship skills, advanced firearms handling, defensive pistol fundamentals, and the use of deadly force. Specifically, Women’s Handgun and Self-Defense Fundamentals is all about sharing the basics—along with the fun, the seriousness, and the importance of being a responsibly armed female.

The course also includes a copy of the 175 page book:

Women’s Handgun and Self Defense Fundamentals by Beth Alcazar

Basic course price is just $100!
Defensive Pistol Module is just $35 additional

    • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat: $40

  • USCCA Instructor Certification Course

    The USCCA Instructor Certification course consists of one day online (online portion must be completed prior to classroom training), and up to two days in the classroom, including hands-on breakout sessions and a live-fire exercise.  Ownership of the Instructor Toolkit is required.

    The Instructor Toolkit contents:
     
    • 10 copies of Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals by Michael Martin
    • 10 copies of Concealed Carry Magazine
    • 7 Complete Lessons
    • 50 Postage-Paid Concealed Carry Magazine subscription postcards
    • 1 Classroom Poster
    • USCCA Instructor Shirt & Hat

     

    USCCA has created what’s now considered to be the industry standard for concealed carry and home defense textbooks and PowerPoint presentations.

    The Instructor Toolkit includes: 10 copies of Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals by USCCA Chief Instructor Michael Martin; his complete 235-slide, a seven lesson PowerPoint presentation; 14 professional quality classroom videos that enhance the subject being discussed; and one classroom poster printed in high resolution color, using the same incredible graphics from the book and PowerPoint.

    To add even more value to the kit, we’ve also included 10 issues of Concealed Carry Magazine, a USCCA branded golf shirt, a USCCA branded hat, and 50 postage-paid Concealed Carry Magazine subscription postcards for you to gain extra revenue!

    The USCCA Instructor Toolkit contains everything you need to either start a firearms training business or bring yours to a new level.

    Here’s just part of what you can expect from this tool kit:

    • Reduces the effort needed to prepare for your class with an all in one kit.
    • Allows you more time with your family and less time creating or preparing for your classes because it’s already been done for you.
    • Decreases your overall expenses by providing you with low cost, high quality materials.
    • Makes you more money with our affiliate program commission structure.
    • Enhances your professional reputation with backing from the USCCA.
    • Increases your student referrals by giving them their own piece of the experience to take home and show their friends.
    • Boosts your students’ lesson retention with an easy to follow systematic presentation.
    • Motivates your students to return for additional training by demonstrating the importance of continued firearms education.

    We will review student materials provided in the Instructor Toolkit, identify important elements within the USCCA curriculum and present tips to maximize the use of multimedia materials. Students will learn common instructor mistakes and how to avoid them, and how to use PowerPoint to integrate the USCCA curriculum into their lessons. The course will also touch upon proper business and financial management.

    Students, after personal contact to answer any questions, will also receive the course agenda, a list of items to bring, and further information via email prior to the start date.

    USCCA Certified Instructor Credentials

      ($300 Value)

    • Expand your professional network.
    • Compliment your existing credentials and enhance your resume with USCCA certification.

    Marketing Tips

    ($100 Value)

    • Access marketing materials including scripts and templates for Google Adwords, Bing/Yahoo, and Facebook ads, newspaper ads, and radio ads.

    Quality Teaching Materials And Strategies

    ($100 Value)

    • Learn how to use PowerPoint and integrate our curriculum into your lessons.
    • Leverage our text book, Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals, to increase student engagement and retention.
    • Enhance your teaching techniques through hands-on breakout sessions and feedback from a USCCA Training Counselor and peer evaluation.

     

    Referral Commission

    (Unlimited Potential)

    • Earn 15 percent on every referral that results in a Concealed Carry Magazine subscription or USCCA Membership activation.

    USCCA Instructor Portal

    ($1,000 Value)

    • Access and download updated teaching resources including:
      • Updated PowerPoint and Support Videos
      • State Supplements
      • Student Quiz and Instructor Answer Key
      • Student Registration/Liability Waiver Form
      • Course Completion Certificate Template
      • USCCA Instructor Logo
      • Purchase textbooks at a special USCCA Certified Instructor rate.
      • List your training classes in our searchable database.

    A Value of Over $1,500!

    Class price is just $597!

    ( $347 + $250 for toolkit )

    Some Training Counselors advertise a much lower price, ($347) and you then need to order your Instructor Toolkit and pay an additional $250 fee for that.  I include your Instructor Toolkit in the $597 price above, thus giving you one point of contact for all of your Certified Instructor Training needs, and no secondary costs for materials.  Ultimately the course cost is the same, and is controlled by USCCA. 

    I take the responsibility to insure that you get your link and password for the online portion of the class, and that you allow ample time to complete the online portion prior to class.  Your printed materials, shirt and hat will be shipped directly to you when you successfully complete the classroom portion of the class with me.

    • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $300.00

    Gift Certificates are available for your convenience:

    CONTACT ME:  You may place an order, enroll, or ask any questions you may have here via email, or call 1-270-893-5808.

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