2020

Concealed Carry Expo

Presented By: USCCA

March 20th – 22nd | Kansas City, MO

All Responsibly Armed Americans Welcome

The #1 Destination For American Gun Owners

An Action-Packed 3-Day Expo Dedicated To American Gun Owners

Join Thousands Of Responsibly Armed Americans…

The Concealed Carry Expo, brought to you by the United States Concealed Carry Association, is a consumer show dedicated to opening a world of tactical ingenuity to responsible gun owners. This Expo offers safe and practical seminars from firearm industry experts, a FREE live-fire shooting range to test new handguns and a huge selection of gear, services and information from our trusted industry partners.

Why Should You Attend?

Sharpen your shooting skills at the FREE live-fire range & reality-based training center
Train side by side with self-defense and firearms experts
Test out women-specific carry options in the Women’s Concealed Carry Showroom
Explore 100’s of products from industry-leading vendors, including guns, holsters, ammo, knives, self-defense gear and more

Your Exclusive First Look At The Action-Packed Expo:

Exhibit Hours

Please Note: Exhibit Hall Hours Are Different From Seminar Hours

Location: KCI Expo Center | Kansas City, MO

Day 1

Friday, March 20th

2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Day 2

Saturday, March 21st

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Day 3

Sunday, March 22nd

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Your Concealed Carry Expo Agenda

Learn From The Best Minds In Self-Defense & Train Side By Side With Industry Experts…

Limited seating - Pre-register now to secure your spot at our industry-leading training courses and seminars.

Main Seminar Room Schedule

Seminars begin at 9:00 am daily

Please note: some seminars may be earlier than exhibit hall hours. Paid courses require registration.

Beth Alcazar

Women’s Intro. To Handguns

Beth Alcazar

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Room: Salon C

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About the presentation:
“Women's Intro. to Handguns” is designed by women for women as a welcoming and engaging learning environment for new shooters, especially those who are brand new to firearms (and maybe have never even picked up or used a gun before). This course is ideal for demystifying firearms and for helping new shooters overcome fear and uncertainty with knowledge and empowerment. All the necessary basics and fundamentals of shooting will be introduced, explained and reinforced, along with the universal safety rules, basic firearms nomenclature, basic firearms functions and reasons to train/carry.


About the speaker:
Author of Women's Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals, associate editor of Concealed Carry Magazine and creator of the Pacifiers & Peacemakers blog, Beth Alcazar has enjoyed nearly two decades of teaching and working in the firearms industry. She holds degrees in language arts, education and communication management and uses her experience and enthusiasm to share safe and responsible firearms ownership and usage with others. Beth is certified through the NRA as a Training Counselor, Chief Range Safety Officer and Certified Instructor for multiple disciplines. She is also a Certified Instructor through SIG Sauer Academy, ALICE Institute, DRAW School, TWAW, I.C.E. Training and is a USCCA Certified Instructor and Senior Training Counselor. Beth also received the NRA's prestigious Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award for 2019.

Donna Anthony

Reality Based Training: 2-in-1

Donna Anthony

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: Salon D

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About the presentation:
This hands-on class consists of two distinct 1.5-hour reality-based training sessions that will help students sharpen their gun-handling skills in a variety of simulated, real-world situations. Course sessions will cover firearms handling, proper tactical movement, appropriate decision-making, a shooting simulator and force-on-force training using T4E-converted handguns that employ non-lethal marking rounds. These converted handguns allow scenario participants to safely fight “attackers” in lethal-force scenarios, followed by a debriefing and assessment of the drill. Participants will be able to determine what works and what doesn't when it comes to their equipment, decision-making capabilities and levels of training. The session is considered to be the highest level of evaluation and application of skills available without having to engage in a real fight.

*NOTE: All attendees are required to bring gloves and long sleeves/hooded sweatshirts. No weapons of any kind are allowed in this course. Attendees are subject to a weapons check before class and will have access to storage units if necessary.


About the speaker:
Donna Anthony has more than 20 years of experience in security and law enforcement. She has served as a sworn police officer in Alaska, an undercover investigator for the Alaska State Trooper Statewide Drug Task Force Unit and an Ohio deputy sheriff. She has collaborated with such federal law enforcement agencies as the U.S. Marshals, DEA, ATF and FBI.

After retiring from the Palmer Police Department, Donna founded the Alaska Investigation Agency, LLC in 2012, and is the owner of Point Blank Firearms & Self Defense Training, LLC. Her passion for self-defense drove her to become a member of the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association. She is also the national training coordinator for The Well Armed Woman (TWAW), a non-profit organization that educates, equips and empowers women shooters.

Donna has extensive law enforcement training, from hostage negotiation to tactical operations planning, including Rapid Response to an Active Shooter, Undercover Techniques and Anti-Terrorism Training.

Dave Young

Handgun Protection & Retention - Keeping your firearm in YOUR control

Dave Young

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: Missouri Room

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About the presentation:
Led by self-defense expert Dave Young, this hands-on course will guide you through various drills and exercises to prepare you for some of the most common deadly force scenarios you may encounter when carrying concealed.

Topics covered include: situational awareness, the 10/5/2-foot rule, understanding the five basic safety indicators, how to manage distance and control positioning, strategies for shielding your firearm, escalation options when everything else fails and much more. Get the skills and knowledge to carry with confidence, train better and survive a deadly encounter.


About the speaker:
Dave Young is a nationally recognized defensive tactics instructor with a 30-year history in military and civilian law enforcement. As the founder and director of ARMA Training and U.S. Fighting Systems, Dave has dedicated his life to defensive training instruction. Specializing in personal and officer survival, crowd management, and non-lethal weaponry, he has been featured on the National Geographic channel and sits on the boards of PoliceOne.com and Police Magazine.

Dave is an active member of several organizations, including the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), National Rifle Association (NRA) and Georgia International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (GALEFI).

Jason Speller

Exposing the Myths of Traditional Firearms Training

Jason Speller

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Room: Salon A

free

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About the presentation:
Firearms training is deeply rooted in tradition. However, tradition has failed to keep pace with the ever-changing world around us. Learn many of the myths and training methods that are preventing shooters from reaching their full training potential.


About the speaker:
Jason Speller is a 29-year veteran of public safety services. He is responsible for the development of D.R.A.W. School, the first nationally standardized law enforcement firearms training curriculum. The Law Enforcement D.R.A.W. School Firearms Training program has been featured in multiple law enforcement publications and is taught coast-to-coast. He also developed and patented the BarrelBlok firearms safety and training aid, America's most popular training tool. Jason is a nationally recognized expert in law enforcement and civilian firearms training. He carries his professional firearms instructor credentials in all platforms through the North Carolina Dept. of Public Safety and received his instructor training through the North Carolina Justice Academy. Jason is a USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals certified instructor, a North Carolina concealed carry handgun instructor and holds ASP law enforcement instructor certifications in Baton, Handcuffing and Defensive Chemical Sprays. He currently serves as the Chief Firearms Instructor for both D.R.A.W. School and D.R.A.W. Academy.

Don Gulla

Calm and Confident: Self De-Escalation When Things Get Rough

Don Gulla

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Room: Salon B

free

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About the presentation:
How do you remain calm and confident during a crisis, especially if it involves deciding whether or not to use a firearm? Sgt. Don Gulla spent more than three decades as a law enforcement officer before retirement, working as a SWAT Operator for 12-plus years and completing roughly 600 missions. During this course, he’ll provide students with tips, tactics and training examples on how to remain calm and confident in both low-stress and high-stress situations. He will also cover self de-escalation techniques, how to add stress to training to improve performance, pre-attack indicators, factors of fear and how to apply all of these different pieces to firearms training.


About the speaker:
Sgt. Don Gulla is a veteran of the King County Sheriff's Office in Washington State and the founder of the police and public safety training organization Gulla’s Arrestling. His comprehensive law enforcement career includes 12 years of full-time SWAT Team experience and seven years of service as an Academy Instructor. Additionally, Don holds certifications as a Chief SIRT Pistol Instructor, Master Defensive Tactics and Firearms Instructor, and Senior Master Taser Instructor. Don is also a five-time gold medalist of the World Police and Fire Games in Karate. After more than 45 years practicing the sport, Don was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2016.

John Correia

Surviving an Armed Robbery: An Evidence-Based Approach

John Correia

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Room: Salon B

free

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About the presentation:
In this seminar, Active Self Protection founder John Correia will be diving into the common factors that emerge in armed robberies. Attendees will learn evidence-based strategies to help them safely prevail if ever caught in an armed robbery situation.


About the speaker:
John Correia is a United States Navy veteran and founder of the self-defense organization Active Self Protection. A prominent figure in the defense industry, John is a nationally recognized speaker on real-life defensive encounters and the host and owner of one of the most popular self-defense and firearms channels on YouTube. Additionally, John is a black-belt practitioner and presenter of UMAS Kenpo, with a specialty in empty-handed skills for firearms carriers.

He is a Rangemaster Certified Pistol Instructor, State of Arizona Armed Guard Instructor, UTM Professional Training Organization Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer and Certified Pistol Instructor, Law of Self-Defense Instructor graduate, and Shooting-Performance Instructor Development Course graduate.

George Harris

In the Beginning: What You Need to Know About Concealed Carry Firearms

George Harris

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Room: Salon A

free

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About the presentation:
To master any skill, you must have a solid foundation — carrying concealed is no different. In this course, renowned firearms instructor George Harris provides answers to many of the questions that new and prospective firearms owners may have. Practical topics that are covered include: revolver versus pistol use, caliber selection for personal protection, methods of concealed carry, concealed carry education and training, and so much more.


About the speaker:
George Harris has been a leading firearms educator and trainer for more than 40 years. He is the co-founder of SIGARMS Academy, now known as SIG SAUER Academy, an internationally recognized and highly sought-after training institution for armed professionals and responsible citizens. He was awarded the U.S. Army Distinguished badges for both Service Pistol and Service Rifle and served as a coach and team member of the World Champion U.S. Army Reserve International Combat Team. George currently serves as the CEO of International Firearms Consultants, LLC, a “one-stop shop” for all personal and professional firearms-related needs.

Ron Aguiar

Protecting Your Church and Your People

Ron Aguiar

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room: Salon B

free

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About the presentation:
Ron Aguiar, a nationally acclaimed expert of church safety and security and the founder of Oasis Safety, will cover how to protect places of worship. His expertise in church security comes from 18 years of experience as Director of Safety and Security for Southeast Christian Church (Louisville, Kentucky), as well as more than three decades in law enforcement and private security. He is the author of the second edition of Keeping Your Church Safe, which is published by and available from the USCCA. Recently, more and more churches have reached out to Aguiar for assessments and training on how to increase security inside the sacred structures and among members. In this presentation, he will cover topics such as protecting children, guns in churches, volunteer training, setting up a security team and dissect case studies of active shooters.


About the speaker:
Ron Aguiar is the CEO and founder of Oasis Safety, a training provider for houses of worship. Through a focus on prevention and management of emergency situations, Oasis Safety provides responsive training in such areas as active-shooter scenarios, child sexual abuse prevention and security assessments. In addition to being a former law enforcement officer, Ron’s more than 30 years of private security experience includes employment as Papa John’s international safety and security director, as well as 19 years of service as safety and security director for Southeast Christian Church (one of America’s largest churches).

Don Gulla & Gary Drake

Advanced Concealed Carry: Close-Quarters Shooting & Weapons Retention

Don Gulla & Gary Drake

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Missouri Room

paid course

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About the presentation:
This three-hour course is designed to deliver crucial advanced concealed carry training skills. Taught by Gary Drake and Sgt. Don Gulla, the curriculum focuses on combining hand-to-hand tactics with firearms training. Topics include: shooting from a seated position, developing a flinch draw, weapon retention, close-quarter shooting and small-joint manipulation.


About the speaker:
Don Gulla:
Sgt. Don Gulla is a veteran of the King County Sheriff's Office in Washington State and the founder of the police and public safety training organization Gulla’s Arrestling. His comprehensive law enforcement career includes 12 years of full-time SWAT Team experience and seven years of service as an Academy Instructor. Additionally, Don holds certifications as a Chief SIRT Pistol Instructor, Master Defensive Tactics and Firearms Instructor, and Senior Master Taser Instructor. Don is also a five-time gold medalist of the World Police and Fire Games in Karate. After more than 45 years practicing the sport, Don was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2016.

Gary Drake:
Gary Drake is a veteran of law enforcement, law enforcement training, military training, tactical training and the United States Marine Corps. His certifications and awards include SIRT Pistol Instructor, Level 4 Arrestling Instructor and induction into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Gary currently serves as an instructor of firearms and defensive tactics for basic academy recruits at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center.

Dave Young

Active Shooter Survival Workshop

Dave Young

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Room: Salon A

paid course

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About the presentation:
During this 90-minute workshop, Dave Young will cover the most common indicators and threats that occur before and during active-shooter attacks. Attendees will learn about everything from common traits of active shooters to becoming a tactical leader during an active-shooter event. This crucial workshop is fast-paced and hands-on and will arm you with field-proven strategies to manage the safety of yourself and your family.


About the speaker:
Dave Young is a nationally recognized defensive tactics instructor with a 30-year history in military and civilian law enforcement. As the founder and director of ARMA Training and U.S. Fighting Systems, Dave has dedicated his life to defensive training instruction. Specializing in personal and officer survival, crowd management, and non-lethal weaponry, he has been featured on the National Geographic channel and sits on the boards of PoliceOne.com and Police Magazine.

Dave is an active member of several organizations, including the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), National Rifle Association (NRA) and Georgia International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (GALEFI).

Michael Martin

Countering the Mass Shooter Threat

Michael Martin

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Salon B

free

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About the presentation:
In this course, Countering the Mass Shooter Threat author Michael Martin reviews data gathered from 48 mass shootings that have occurred since Columbine to determine what can be learned from these terrible tragedies. Questions analyzed include whether a reduction in magazine capacity or any kind of firearms ban could have changed the outcome of these events. Michael also looks at whether so-called “gun-free” zones impact 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. Michael summarizes this data with a comprehensive plan designed to eliminate the scourge of these shooters once and for all.


About the speaker:
Michael Martin is the researcher and author behind the USCCA textbooks, Countering the Mass Shooter Threat, Emergency First-Aid Fundamentals and Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals. In addition to his work with the USCCA, Michael is also certified as a CIRAS (Collaborative Incident Response, Active Shooter) instructor. He teaches police, fire and EMS agencies how to respond to the aftermath of mass shooting events in order to minimize the loss of life. Martin's textbooks and other training materials are currently in use by thousands of USCCA instructors across the U.S., and he is considered one of the nation’s foremost experts in mass shootings. Martin also serves as a full-time firefighter and paramedic in the Twin Cities and is a U.S. Army veteran, with service time in South Korea; Augsburg, Germany; and Washington, D.C.

Steve Fischer

Home Invasion Response

Steve Fischer

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Room: Salon A

free

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About the presentation:
Steve Fischer, Director of Training Operations for the USCCA, will be combining elements from both of the USCCA's core curriculums — Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals and Defensive Shooting Fundamentals — to help attendees gain an understanding of how to reduce the risk of experiencing a home invasion. More importantly, he will explain how to plan, prepare, practice and respond so that the odds favor the good guy instead of the bad guy.


About the speaker:
Steve Fischer started training in the Martial Arts at a young age. His hunting and range experiences with his father and grandfather led him on a lifelong journey and ignited his passion for personal defense and firearms.

While serving in the U.S. Army Reserve, Steve completed training as an Infantry Soldier, Combat Lifesaver, Master Fitness Trainer and Drill Sergeant, eventually becoming an instructor at the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School. He competed for a number of years as a member of the 84th Division High Power Rifle Team, earning his Army Excellence in Competition Bronze Rifle Badge.

Steve’s commitment to Martial Arts led him to become a full-time Martial Arts Instructor. After 35+ years of teaching and training, he decided to retire from the profession as a Kukkiwon Certified 4th Degree Master Instructor and has since been recommended to skip test to 6th Degree in honor of his long-term commitment to passing on his knowledge.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services and has had the privilege of learning from and training with a wide variety of experts, including George Harris, Steven Gilcreast, Massad Ayoob, Rob Pincus, Lew Gosnell, Eric Ingersoll, Chris Currie, Mike Hughes, Dave Young, Anthony Lambert, Deryck Poole, Barret Kendrick and Jason Speller.

Will Parker

Competition vs. Defensive Shooting: A Comparison

Will Parker

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Room: Salon C

free

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About the presentation:
Will compares the similarities and grave differences between shooting a handgun in competition vs. shooting a defensive handgun in public during this presentation. He discusses why we do (or do not) want to use the same competition techniques in a defensive situation. The presentation will cover speed vs. the body’s natural reactions and the lawful use of force vs. criminal use under certain circumstances.


About the speaker:
Will Parker is a highly passionate, experienced firearms instructor and the founder of Freddie Merc's Gun Wercs and Glacier Speaks IT. Will retired in 2011 after a 25-year career with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. He teaches others how to not be victims of violence through both soft and hard measures. Outside of those who carry a firearm, he specializes in teaching realtors how to not be victims in their profession. In his 40+ years of experience with firearms, Will has trained hundreds of citizens and instructors while continuing his own education in the art of teaching others. Some of his instructor certifications include USCCA Senior Training Counselor; USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level I and II; I.C.E. Defensive Firearms; Law of Self-Defense Program; Range Safety Officer and Certified Instructor with NRA; Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education; Private Security Specialist, Rangemaster Graduate, MAG-40 Graduate and USMC Weapons & Tactics.

George Harris

The Essentials of Marksmanship: A Precursor to the Book That Will Simplify the Most Difficult Tasks Required to Be a Successful Shooter

George Harris

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Room: Salon B

free

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About the presentation:
This interactive lecture will provide a comprehensive overview of the forthcoming USCCA book and training program authored by the speaker. While it looks easy to master, properly and effectively shooting a gun is actually quite challenging. Fortunately, there are multiple methods and techniques that can be implemented to make shooting safe, simple and successful. The importance of muzzle management and trigger finger discipline are critical to achieve both safety and success. This presentation will include unconventional training and communicating methods to achieve shooting objectives in less time with minimal exertion. Human vision, bio-mechanics and reprogramming the brain will be covered during the presentation to help improve mechanics and accuracy. If time permits, methods of self-diagnosis will also be offered to attendees.


About the speaker:
George Harris has been a leading firearms educator and trainer for more than 40 years. He is the co-founder of SIGARMS Academy, now known as SIG SAUER Academy, an internationally recognized and highly sought-after training institution for armed professionals and responsible citizens. He was awarded the U.S. Army Distinguished badges for both Service Pistol and Service Rifle and served as a coach and team member of the World Champion U.S. Army Reserve International Combat Team. George currently serves as the CEO of International Firearms Consultants, LLC, a “one-stop shop” for all personal and professional firearms-related needs.

Demonstration & Women's Concealed Carry Showroom Schedule

Demonstrations are held on demo stages inside the exhibit hall

Beth Alcazar

Selecting a Firearm: It’s More Than Just ‘Fit’

Beth Alcazar

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Women's Concealed Carry Showroom: Demo Stage

free

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About the presentation:
Have you ever heard that the best gun for you is the one that will fit your hand? You certainly want a gun that feels good in your hand and that seems to nestle perfectly into the natural curves and contours of your fingers and palm, but there’s much more to it than that. Learn what to look for so that you can find the right firearm for you.


About the speaker:
Author of Women's Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals, associate editor of Concealed Carry Magazine and creator of the Pacifiers & Peacemakers blog, Beth Alcazar has enjoyed nearly two decades of teaching and working in the firearms industry. She holds degrees in language arts, education and communication management and uses her experience and enthusiasm to share safe and responsible firearms ownership and usage with others. Beth is certified through the NRA as a Training Counselor, Chief Range Safety Officer and Certified Instructor for multiple disciplines. She is also a Certified Instructor through SIG Sauer Academy, ALICE Institute, DRAW School, TWAW, I.C.E. Training and is a USCCA Certified Instructor and Senior Training Counselor. Beth also received the NRA's prestigious Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award for 2019.

Main Seminar Room Schedule

Seminars begin at 9:00 am daily

Please note: some seminars may be earlier than exhibit hall hours. Paid courses require registration.

Beth Alcazar

Women’s Intermediate Handguns

Beth Alcazar

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Room: Salon C

paid course

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About the presentation:
“Women's Intermediate Handguns” is ideal for ladies who are ready to take the next step with their firearms skills, tools and mindset. Basics and fundamentals of shooting will be reviewed, while exploring situational awareness, popular types of handguns, ammunition types and storage and concealed carry options. Recognizing and clearing malfunctions, understanding range etiquette and commands, and using the dominant and non-dominant hand and reloading will also be covered.


About the speaker:
Author of Women's Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals, associate editor of Concealed Carry Magazine and creator of the Pacifiers & Peacemakers blog, Beth Alcazar has enjoyed nearly two decades of teaching and working in the firearms industry. She holds degrees in language arts, education and communication management and uses her experience and enthusiasm to share safe and responsible firearms ownership and usage with others. Beth is certified through the NRA as a Training Counselor, Chief Range Safety Officer and Certified Instructor for multiple disciplines. She is also a Certified Instructor through SIG Sauer Academy, ALICE Institute, DRAW School, TWAW, I.C.E. Training and is a USCCA Certified Instructor and Senior Training Counselor. Beth also received the NRA's prestigious Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award for 2019.

Donna Anthony

Reality Based Training: 2-in-1

Donna Anthony

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: Salon D

paid course

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About the presentation:
This hands-on class consists of two distinct 1.5-hour reality-based training sessions that will help students sharpen their gun-handling skills in a variety of simulated, real-world situations. Course sessions will cover firearms handling, proper tactical movement, appropriate decision-making, a shooting simulator and force-on-force training using T4E-converted handguns that employ non-lethal marking rounds. These converted handguns allow scenario participants to safely fight “attackers” in lethal-force scenarios, followed by a debriefing and assessment of the drill. Participants will be able to determine what works and what doesn't when it comes to their equipment, decision-making capabilities and levels of training. The session is considered to be the highest level of evaluation and application of skills available without having to engage in a real fight.

*NOTE: All attendees are required to bring gloves and long sleeves/hooded sweatshirts. No weapons of any kind are allowed in this course. Attendees are subject to a weapons check before class and will have access to storage units if necessary.


About the speaker:
Donna Anthony has more than 20 years of experience in security and law enforcement. She has served as a sworn police officer in Alaska, an undercover investigator for the Alaska State Trooper Statewide Drug Task Force Unit and an Ohio deputy sheriff. She has collaborated with such federal law enforcement agencies as the U.S. Marshals, DEA, ATF and FBI.

After retiring from the Palmer Police Department, Donna founded the Alaska Investigation Agency, LLC in 2012, and is the owner of Point Blank Firearms & Self Defense Training, LLC. Her passion for self-defense drove her to become a member of the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association. She is also the national training coordinator for The Well Armed Woman (TWAW), a non-profit organization that educates, equips and empowers women shooters.

Donna has extensive law enforcement training, from hostage negotiation to tactical operations planning, including Rapid Response to an Active Shooter, Undercover Techniques and Anti-Terrorism Training.

Dave Young

Skills Building: Preparing for a Gunfight

Dave Young

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: Missouri Room

paid course

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About the presentation:
Learn from self-defense expert Dave Young as he reveals the truth about real-life gunfights and discusses the knowledge, skills and gear you need to survive one. During this primarily hands-on course, Dave will walk you through the drills and exercises that will give you the gunfighting skills you need to overcome a deadly threat. Topics include: moving with your firearm, drawing your firearm, hand-eye coordination, different angles of fire and much more.

This course will also cover topics such as how to select the right holster and firearm for your unique needs, different ammo types, the advantage of carrying concealed and the tactics you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones anytime, anywhere.


About the speaker:
Dave Young is a nationally recognized defensive tactics instructor with a 30-year history in military and civilian law enforcement. As the founder and director of ARMA Training and U.S. Fighting Systems, Dave has dedicated his life to defensive training instruction. Specializing in personal and officer survival, crowd management, and non-lethal weaponry, he has been featured on the National Geographic channel and sits on the boards of PoliceOne.com and Police Magazine.

Dave is an active member of several organizations, including the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), National Rifle Association (NRA) and Georgia International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (GALEFI).

Ron Aguiar

Protecting Your Church and Your People

Ron Aguiar

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Salon B

free

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About the presentation:
Ron Aguiar, a nationally acclaimed expert of church safety and security and the founder of Oasis Safety, will cover how to protect places of worship. His expertise in church security comes from 18 years of experience as Director of Safety and Security for Southeast Christian Church (Louisville, Kentucky), as well as more than three decades in law enforcement and private security. He is the author of the second edition of Keeping Your Church Safe, which is published by and available from the USCCA. Recently, more and more churches have reached out to Aguiar for assessments and training on how to increase security inside the sacred structures and among members. In this presentation, he will cover topics such as protecting children, guns in churches, volunteer training, setting up a security team and dissect case studies of active shooters.


About the speaker:
Ron Aguiar is the CEO and founder of Oasis Safety, a training provider for houses of worship. Through a focus on prevention and management of emergency situations, Oasis Safety provides responsive training in such areas as active-shooter scenarios, child sexual abuse prevention and security assessments. In addition to being a former law enforcement officer, Ron’s more than 30 years of private security experience includes employment as Papa John’s international safety and security director, as well as 19 years of service as safety and security director for Southeast Christian Church (one of America’s largest churches).

John Correia

Lessons Learned From Analyzing 20,000 Gunfights

John Correia

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Room: Salon A

free

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About the presentation:
In this presentation, John Correia, founder and owner of Active Self Protection, will pull principles from the more than 20,000 actual defensive encounter recordings, so that self-defenders can implement them in their own training. The patterns that emerge can give all self-defenders a path to maximize their chances of successfully defending themselves and their families from a deadly threat. This presentation will include real-life surveillance footage of actual defensive encounters, narrated live. Attendee discretion is advised.


About the speaker:
John Correia is a United States Navy veteran and founder of the self-defense organization Active Self Protection. A prominent figure in the defense industry, John is a nationally recognized speaker on real-life defensive encounters and the host and owner of one of the most popular self-defense and firearms channels on YouTube. Additionally, John is a black-belt practitioner and presenter of UMAS Kenpo, with a specialty in empty-handed skills for firearms carriers.

He is a Rangemaster Certified Pistol Instructor, State of Arizona Armed Guard Instructor, UTM Professional Training Organization Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer and Certified Pistol Instructor, Law of Self-Defense Instructor graduate, and Shooting-Performance Instructor Development Course graduate.

Jacob Paulsen & Riley Bowman

Vehicle Firearm Tactics

Jacob Paulsen & Riley Bowman

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Room: Ambassador Room

free

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About the presentation:
More than 115,000 murders and rapes begin in a car each year. Every 13 minutes, someone is the victim of a violent carjacking. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on a destination academy, join us for this short presentation. We will review some of the core nuances of vehicular defense to help you survive America's roadways.


About the speaker:
Jacob Paulsen:
Jacob Paulsen is the founder and president of ConcealedCarry.com — an online resource for concealed carry news, training and resources. Jacob leads a team of more than 50 instructors in 25 states and taught more than 400 concealed carry classes in 2017. Jacob is a USCCA Certified Instructor, an NRA Certified Instructor and Range Safety Officer and an affiliate instructor for LASR and Next Level Training. He is a co-host of the iTunes No. 1 ranked Concealed Carry Podcast and wrote The Concealed Carry Guide, Survive Anything and Getting the Home Gun Ready. Jacob also hosts an online course called “American Gun Law.”

Riley Bowman:
Riley Bowman is a professional instructor, competitive shooter and podcast host, currently serving as the director of training for ConcealedCarry.com. Besides guiding the curriculum development, certification and growth of the instructor network — now totaling more than 60 instructors in 27 states — he also leads the media team responsible for producing editorial, video and audio content. He produces and hosts the Concealed Carry Podcast, a semi-weekly show totaling more than 2 million downloads. Riley has a background in law enforcement and is a passionate instructor with certifications as a USCCA Training Counselor, NRA Certified Instructor and Colorado POST Handgun and Patrol Rifle Instructor. Riley was also a top-10 finalist at the National Championship of Outdoor Channel’s The American Marksman. He currently stays busy instructing and competing in major 3-Gun matches.

Chris Cerino

Modern Pistol Skill Instruction

Chris Cerino

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: Salon A

free

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Learn how to teach modern pistol skills using a variety of simple and effective training aids. Those who understand performance are generally the best instructors. Don't ever underestimate the importance of classroom learning. No matter your skill level, these techniques will improve your performance on the range and in the classroom. In this course, demystify key aspects of shooting, including stance, grip, eye dominance and sight alignment. The more you understand, the better you will perform!


About the speaker:
Chris Cerino has served as a federal and municipal peace officer for the past 26 years. He is an internationally recognized firearms instructor and competitor. Chris has spent more than two decades instructing law enforcement officers, civilians and military personnel on the nuances of effective firearms use. Chris has been a featured host on a wide range of defense-related media, including Gun Venture, Gun Talk TV, Guns and Gear, First Person Defender and Top Shot (twice!). Chris enjoys recognition as a published author on the topics of firearms training and instruction.

Beth Alcazar

Living Safely With Kids & Guns

Beth Alcazar

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Room: Salon A

free

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There’s no doubt that kids need guidance, protection and education … and it’s up to us as responsible gun owners to provide that for them. Since we can’t just lock them up or “baby proof” the entire world, we must consider firearms education for children, safe firearms storage options and home preparedness and planning for the entire household. Learn important — and possibly life saving — information about how you can be more comfortable, confident and safe with children and guns.


About the speaker:
Author of Women's Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals, associate editor of Concealed Carry Magazine and creator of the Pacifiers & Peacemakers blog, Beth Alcazar has enjoyed nearly two decades of teaching and working in the firearms industry. She holds degrees in language arts, education and communication management and uses her experience and enthusiasm to share safe and responsible firearms ownership and usage with others. Beth is certified through the NRA as a Training Counselor, Chief Range Safety Officer and Certified Instructor for multiple disciplines. She is also a Certified Instructor through SIG Sauer Academy, ALICE Institute, DRAW School, TWAW, I.C.E. Training and is a USCCA Certified Instructor and Senior Training Counselor. Beth also received the NRA's prestigious Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award for 2019.

Don Gulla & Gary Drake

Advanced Concealed Carry: Close-Quarters Shooting & Weapons Retention

Don Gulla & Gary Drake

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Missouri Room

paid course

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This three-hour course is designed to deliver crucial advanced concealed carry training skills. Taught by Gary Drake and Sgt. Don Gulla, the curriculum focuses on combining hand-to-hand tactics with firearms training. Topics include: shooting from a seated position, developing a flinch draw, weapon retention, close-quarter shooting and small-joint manipulation.


About the speaker:
Don Gulla:
Sgt. Don Gulla is a veteran of the King County Sheriff's Office in Washington State and the founder of the police and public safety training organization Gulla’s Arrestling. His comprehensive law enforcement career includes 12 years of full-time SWAT Team experience and seven years of service as an Academy Instructor. Additionally, Don holds certifications as a Chief SIRT Pistol Instructor, Master Defensive Tactics and Firearms Instructor, and Senior Master Taser Instructor. Don is also a five-time gold medalist of the World Police and Fire Games in Karate. After more than 45 years practicing the sport, Don was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2016.

Gary Drake:
Gary Drake is a veteran of law enforcement, law enforcement training, military training, tactical training and the United States Marine Corps. His certifications and awards include SIRT Pistol Instructor, Level 4 Arrestling Instructor and induction into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Gary currently serves as an instructor of firearms and defensive tactics for basic academy recruits at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center.

Donna Anthony

Reality Based Training: 2-in-1

Donna Anthony

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Room: Salon D

paid course

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About the presentation:
This hands-on class consists of two distinct 1.5-hour reality-based training sessions that will help students sharpen their gun-handling skills in a variety of simulated, real-world situations. Course sessions will cover firearms handling, proper tactical movement, appropriate decision-making, a shooting simulator and force-on-force training using T4E-converted handguns that employ non-lethal marking rounds. These converted handguns allow scenario participants to safely fight “attackers” in lethal-force scenarios, followed by a debriefing and assessment of the drill. Participants will be able to determine what works and what doesn't when it comes to their equipment, decision-making capabilities and levels of training. The session is considered to be the highest level of evaluation and application of skills available without having to engage in a real fight.

*NOTE: All attendees are required to bring gloves and long sleeves/hooded sweatshirts. No weapons of any kind are allowed in this course. Attendees are subject to a weapons check before class and will have access to storage units if necessary.


About the speaker:
Donna Anthony has more than 20 years of experience in security and law enforcement. She has served as a sworn police officer in Alaska, an undercover investigator for the Alaska State Trooper Statewide Drug Task Force Unit and an Ohio deputy sheriff. She has collaborated with such federal law enforcement agencies as the U.S. Marshals, DEA, ATF and FBI.

After retiring from the Palmer Police Department, Donna founded the Alaska Investigation Agency, LLC in 2012, and is the owner of Point Blank Firearms & Self Defense Training, LLC. Her passion for self-defense drove her to become a member of the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association. She is also the national training coordinator for The Well Armed Woman (TWAW), a non-profit organization that educates, equips and empowers women shooters.

Donna has extensive law enforcement training, from hostage negotiation to tactical operations planning, including Rapid Response to an Active Shooter, Undercover Techniques and Anti-Terrorism Training.

George Harris

Firearms Modifications: Dos and Don'ts

George Harris

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room: Salon A

free

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Every gun enthusiast knows that the number of modifications his or her firearm needs is “just one more.” But in the wide world of customization, some changes might add nothing to performance — and can even limit it. In this course, George Harris, firearms trainer and CEO of International Firearms Consultants, LLC, will review a list of popular modifications used for concealed carry and home defense, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each.


About the speaker:
George Harris has been a leading firearms educator and trainer for more than 40 years. He is the co-founder of SIGARMS Academy, now known as SIG SAUER Academy, an internationally recognized and highly sought-after training institution for armed professionals and responsible citizens. He was awarded the U.S. Army Distinguished badges for both Service Pistol and Service Rifle and served as a coach and team member of the World Champion U.S. Army Reserve International Combat Team. George currently serves as the CEO of International Firearms Consultants, LLC, a “one-stop shop” for all personal and professional firearms-related needs.

Dave Young

Family Firearms Safety

Dave Young

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room: Salon B

paid course

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Get the lifesaving education and safety information you and your family need to prevent gun mishandling, serious accidents and even death. Join firearms expert Dave Young as he shares valuable lessons on teaching your children about guns. Topics include proper firearms storage, the four key safety rules, how to properly handle a firearm, how to safely remove a firearm from a child, emergency first aid for gunshot wounds and much more.

Many in-home firearms deaths and accidents that involve children are preventable with proper education and supervision. Dave will show you the successful methods he has used as a Marine Corps veteran, tactical firearms instructor and father of six to keep his kids safe and his guns secure.


About the speaker:
Dave Young is a nationally recognized defensive tactics instructor with a 30-year history in military and civilian law enforcement. As the founder and director of ARMA Training and U.S. Fighting Systems, Dave has dedicated his life to defensive training instruction. Specializing in personal and officer survival, crowd management, and non-lethal weaponry, he has been featured on the National Geographic channel and sits on the boards of PoliceOne.com and Police Magazine.

Dave is an active member of several organizations, including the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), National Rifle Association (NRA) and Georgia International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (GALEFI).

Michael Martin

Countering the Mass Shooter Threat

Michael Martin

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Room: Ambassador Room

free

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In this course, Countering the Mass Shooter Threat author Michael Martin reviews data gathered from 48 mass shootings that have occurred since Columbine to determine what can be learned from these terrible tragedies. Questions analyzed include whether a reduction in magazine capacity or any kind of firearms ban could have changed the outcome of these events. Michael also looks at whether so-called “gun-free” zones impact 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. Michael summarizes this data with a comprehensive plan designed to eliminate the scourge of these shooters once and for all.


About the speaker:
Michael Martin is the researcher and author behind the USCCA textbooks, Countering the Mass Shooter Threat, Emergency First-Aid Fundamentals and Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals. In addition to his work with the USCCA, Michael is also certified as a CIRAS (Collaborative Incident Response, Active Shooter) instructor. He teaches police, fire and EMS agencies how to respond to the aftermath of mass shooting events in order to minimize the loss of life. Martin's textbooks and other training materials are currently in use by thousands of USCCA instructors across the U.S., and he is considered one of the nation’s foremost experts in mass shootings. Martin also serves as a full-time firefighter and paramedic in the Twin Cities and is a U.S. Army veteran, with service time in South Korea; Augsburg, Germany; and Washington, D.C.

Demonstration & Women's Concealed Carry Showroom Schedule

Demonstrations are held on demo stages inside the exhibit hall

Stephannie Weidner

Defending the Defenseless: Guarding the Vulnerable in Your Life

Stephannie Weidner

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Room: Women's Concealed Carry Showroom: Demo Stage

free

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If you care for young children, elderly parents or loved ones with special needs, you are undoubtedly aware that defending your family presents unique challenges. In this presentation, Stephanie Weidner will reveal which factors are a priority and how to address them in a meaningful way to give yourself and those under your protection the best chance at a positive outcome.


About the speaker:
Stephannie Weidner is the executive officer of Active Self Protection, a defensive firearms training company and the most viewed self-defense-focused social media outlet in the gun community. She is a nationally certified firearms instructor passionate about teaching people to properly defend innocent lives in a legal, moral and ethical way.

Michelle Cerino

Becoming a Gunslinger

Michelle Cerino

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Room: Women's Concealed Carry Showroom: Demo Stage

free

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In this course, columnist and sponsored competitive shooter Michelle Cerino dives into the details of what comes after you get your concealed carry license. Learn what you can do, mentally and physically, to get yourself to the next level when it comes to firearms training. Feel confident carrying your firearm on a daily basis by learning what it takes to become a gunslinger!


About the speaker:
Michelle Cerino of Cerino Consulting and Training Group is a sponsored competitive shooter and trainer. When not serving as manager, columnist and social media editor of Women’s Outdoor News, Michelle can be found instructing the Faculty/Administrator Safety Training & Emergency Response (FASTER) program in Northeast Ohio. Her passion for teaching expands across multiple courses and events, including the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association Expo, Ohio Tactical Officers Association (OTOA) conferences, A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) Training Conference and The Well Armed Woman (TWAW) National Leadership Conference. Michelle also spends her time as a freelance education writer for Gun World Magazine and the NRA’s Shooting Sports USA.

Beth Alcazar

Women’s Panel Discussion

Beth Alcazar

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Room: Women's Concealed Carry Showroom: Demo Stage

free

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We’ve pulled together female experts from across several different areas of the industry to address some of the most important questions from our female members. Discussion topics included holster and gear options, women’s groups to join, training information and much more. Moderator Beth Alcazar will address the panelists and will also be taking questions from the audience in the Women’s Showroom.


About the speaker:
Author of Women's Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals, associate editor of Concealed Carry Magazine and creator of the Pacifiers & Peacemakers blog, Beth Alcazar has enjoyed nearly two decades of teaching and working in the firearms industry. She holds degrees in language arts, education and communication management and uses her experience and enthusiasm to share safe and responsible firearms ownership and usage with others. Beth is certified through the NRA as a Training Counselor, Chief Range Safety Officer and Certified Instructor for multiple disciplines. She is also a Certified Instructor through SIG Sauer Academy, ALICE Institute, DRAW School, TWAW, I.C.E. Training and is a USCCA Certified Instructor and Senior Training Counselor. Beth also received the NRA's prestigious Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award for 2019.

Main Seminar Room Schedule

Seminars begin at 9:00 am daily

Please note: some seminars may be earlier than exhibit hall hours. Paid courses require registration.

Donna Anthony

Reality Based Training: 2-in-1

Donna Anthony

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Salon D

paid course

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About the presentation:
This hands-on class consists of two distinct 1.5-hour reality-based training sessions that will help students sharpen their gun-handling skills in a variety of simulated, real-world situations. Course sessions will cover firearms handling, proper tactical movement, appropriate decision-making, a shooting simulator and force-on-force training using T4E-converted handguns that employ non-lethal marking rounds. These converted handguns allow scenario participants to safely fight “attackers” in lethal-force scenarios, followed by a debriefing and assessment of the drill. Participants will be able to determine what works and what doesn't when it comes to their equipment, decision-making capabilities and levels of training. The session is considered to be the highest level of evaluation and application of skills available without having to engage in a real fight.

*NOTE: All attendees are required to bring gloves and long sleeves/hooded sweatshirts. No weapons of any kind are allowed in this course. Attendees are subject to a weapons check before class and will have access to storage units if necessary.


About the speaker:
Donna Anthony has more than 20 years of experience in security and law enforcement. She has served as a sworn police officer in Alaska, an undercover investigator for the Alaska State Trooper Statewide Drug Task Force Unit and an Ohio deputy sheriff. She has collaborated with such federal law enforcement agencies as the U.S. Marshals, DEA, ATF and FBI.

After retiring from the Palmer Police Department, Donna founded the Alaska Investigation Agency, LLC in 2012, and is the owner of Point Blank Firearms & Self Defense Training, LLC. Her passion for self-defense drove her to become a member of the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association. She is also the national training coordinator for The Well Armed Woman (TWAW), a non-profit organization that educates, equips and empowers women shooters.

Donna has extensive law enforcement training, from hostage negotiation to tactical operations planning, including Rapid Response to an Active Shooter, Undercover Techniques and Anti-Terrorism Training.

Dave Young

Firearms Survival Tactics: When Your Life Depends on Your Performance

Dave Young

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: Missouri Room

paid course

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Uncover the firearms tactics relied on by elite military and law enforcement personnel with expert firearms trainer Dave Young. Learn what to do when someone is pointing a gun at you, how to work as a team with a family member or bystander, how to control your angles of fire, the strategies you need to know in order to win against all odds and much more.

This is a hands-on course that will help you build the skills and knowledge necessary to save your life and the lives of those around you in a variety of life-threatening scenarios.


About the speaker:
Dave Young is a nationally recognized defensive tactics instructor with a 30-year history in military and civilian law enforcement. As the founder and director of ARMA Training and U.S. Fighting Systems, Dave has dedicated his life to defensive training instruction. Specializing in personal and officer survival, crowd management, and non-lethal weaponry, he has been featured on the National Geographic channel and sits on the boards of PoliceOne.com and Police Magazine.

Dave is an active member of several organizations, including the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), National Rifle Association (NRA) and Georgia International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (GALEFI).

Jason Speller

Exposing the Myths of Traditional Firearms Training

Jason Speller

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Room: Salon B

free

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About the presentation:
Firearms training is deeply rooted in tradition. However, tradition has failed to keep pace with the ever-changing world around us. Learn many of the myths and training methods that are preventing shooters from reaching their full training potential.


About the speaker:
Jason Speller is a 29-year veteran of public safety services. He is responsible for the development of D.R.A.W. School, the first nationally standardized law enforcement firearms training curriculum. The Law Enforcement D.R.A.W. School Firearms Training program has been featured in multiple law enforcement publications and is taught coast-to-coast. He also developed and patented the BarrelBlok firearms safety and training aid, America's most popular training tool. Jason is a nationally recognized expert in law enforcement and civilian firearms training. He carries his professional firearms instructor credentials in all platforms through the North Carolina Dept. of Public Safety and received his instructor training through the North Carolina Justice Academy. Jason is a USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals certified instructor, a North Carolina concealed carry handgun instructor and holds ASP law enforcement instructor certifications in Baton, Handcuffing and Defensive Chemical Sprays. He currently serves as the Chief Firearms Instructor for both D.R.A.W. School and D.R.A.W. Academy.

Michael Martin

Emergency First-Aid Fundamentals

Michael Martin

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Salon C

free

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About the presentation:
Beyond performing CPR and the Heimlich maneuver, do you know how to save a life before the paramedics arrive or, worse, when help isn’t accessible? Become your family's first responder by attending this course! Attendees will learn how to assess a patient’s condition and properly treat life-threatening conditions, including broken bones, spinal injuries, serious bleeding, shock and more. Learn how to help when minutes count.


About the speaker:
Michael Martin is the researcher and author behind the USCCA textbooks, Countering the Mass Shooter Threat, Emergency First-Aid Fundamentals and Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals. In addition to his work with the USCCA, Michael is also certified as a CIRAS (Collaborative Incident Response, Active Shooter) instructor. He teaches police, fire and EMS agencies how to respond to the aftermath of mass shooting events in order to minimize the loss of life. Martin's textbooks and other training materials are currently in use by thousands of USCCA instructors across the U.S., and he is considered one of the nation’s foremost experts in mass shootings. Martin also serves as a full-time firefighter and paramedic in the Twin Cities and is a U.S. Army veteran, with service time in South Korea; Augsburg, Germany; and Washington, D.C.

Chris Cerino

Safe & Effective Use of Your Rifle for Home Defense

Chris Cerino

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Salon A

free

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Many gun owners, whether they carry a firearm every day or not, own rifles or shotguns for hunting or sporting purposes. These firearms can be some of the most practical weapons for home defense. In this one-hour seminar, Chris Cerino goes through the most effective ways to use these weapons to defend your home.


About the speaker:
Chris Cerino has served as a federal and municipal peace officer for the past 26 years. He is an internationally recognized firearms instructor and competitor. Chris has spent more than two decades instructing law enforcement officers, civilians and military personnel on the nuances of effective firearms use. Chris has been a featured host on a wide range of defense-related media, including Gun Venture, Gun Talk TV, Guns and Gear, First Person Defender and Top Shot (twice!). Chris enjoys recognition as a published author on the topics of firearms training and instruction.

Beth Alcazar

How to Speak to The Anti-Gun Crowd

Beth Alcazar

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Ambassador Room

free

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About the presentation:
We all know someone from the anti-gun crowd — perhaps at work, at church, in our circle of friends or even within the walls of our own homes. How do you reach such a person? Or what should you do if (and when) you encounter an anti-gun individual in person or online? Undoubtedly, there's no right answer for every person or every situation. But there are some tips to keep in mind when interacting with someone who may be unsure about — or even completely against — our right to keep and bear arms.


About the speaker:
Author of Women's Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals, associate editor of Concealed Carry Magazine and creator of the Pacifiers & Peacemakers blog, Beth Alcazar has enjoyed nearly two decades of teaching and working in the firearms industry. She holds degrees in language arts, education and communication management and uses her experience and enthusiasm to share safe and responsible firearms ownership and usage with others. Beth is certified through the NRA as a Training Counselor, Chief Range Safety Officer and Certified Instructor for multiple disciplines. She is also a Certified Instructor through SIG Sauer Academy, ALICE Institute, DRAW School, TWAW, I.C.E. Training and is a USCCA Certified Instructor and Senior Training Counselor. Beth also received the NRA's prestigious Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award for 2019.

Riley Bowman

9 Lies About Gunfights Busted by Statistical Analysis of Justified Saves

Riley Bowman

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: Salon B

free

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Riley Bowman is the host of the Concealed Carry Podcast. Each week, the show presents and analyzes real-life defensive gun uses and describes nine common misconceptions about gunfights based on a statistical analysis of hundreds of successful self-defense encounters he calls “justified saves.” As well as saving lives with tourniquets and ballistic vests, Riley is extremely passionate about the right to self-defense, the Second Amendment and what it means on a daily basis for Americans forced to preserve their lives with a gun. The data Riley will review describes the realities of actual gunfights and busts many myths that he still encounters as a firearms instructor and law enforcement officer.


About the speaker:
Riley Bowman is a professional instructor, competitive shooter and podcast host, currently serving as the director of training for ConcealedCarry.com. Besides guiding the curriculum development, certification and growth of the instructor network — now totaling more than 60 instructors in 27 states — he also leads the media team responsible for producing editorial, video and audio content. He produces and hosts the Concealed Carry Podcast, a semi-weekly show totaling more than 2 million downloads. Riley has a background in law enforcement and is a passionate instructor with certifications as a USCCA Training Counselor, NRA Certified Instructor and Colorado POST Handgun and Patrol Rifle Instructor. Riley was also a top-10 finalist at the National Championship of Outdoor Channel’s The American Marksman. He currently stays busy instructing and competing in major 3-Gun matches.

Donna Anthony

Reality Based Training: 2-in-1

Donna Anthony

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Room: Salon D

paid course

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About the presentation:
This hands-on class consists of two distinct 1.5-hour reality-based training sessions that will help students sharpen their gun-handling skills in a variety of simulated, real-world situations. Course sessions will cover firearms handling, proper tactical movement, appropriate decision-making, a shooting simulator and force-on-force training using T4E-converted handguns that employ non-lethal marking rounds. These converted handguns allow scenario participants to safely fight “attackers” in lethal-force scenarios, followed by a debriefing and assessment of the drill. Participants will be able to determine what works and what doesn't when it comes to their equipment, decision-making capabilities and levels of training. The session is considered to be the highest level of evaluation and application of skills available without having to engage in a real fight.

*NOTE: All attendees are required to bring gloves and long sleeves/hooded sweatshirts. No weapons of any kind are allowed in this course. Attendees are subject to a weapons check before class and will have access to storage units if necessary.


About the speaker:
Donna Anthony has more than 20 years of experience in security and law enforcement. She has served as a sworn police officer in Alaska, an undercover investigator for the Alaska State Trooper Statewide Drug Task Force Unit and an Ohio deputy sheriff. She has collaborated with such federal law enforcement agencies as the U.S. Marshals, DEA, ATF and FBI.

After retiring from the Palmer Police Department, Donna founded the Alaska Investigation Agency, LLC in 2012, and is the owner of Point Blank Firearms & Self Defense Training, LLC. Her passion for self-defense drove her to become a member of the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association. She is also the national training coordinator for The Well Armed Woman (TWAW), a non-profit organization that educates, equips and empowers women shooters.

Donna has extensive law enforcement training, from hostage negotiation to tactical operations planning, including Rapid Response to an Active Shooter, Undercover Techniques and Anti-Terrorism Training.

Will Parker

Addressing Criminal Encounters on the Job

Will Parker

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Room: Salon C

free

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This one-hour presentation by Will Parker will discuss soft counter-measures, hard counter-measures — up to and including firearm use — and fighting inside of a vehicle with a gun. Attendees will take an in-depth look at professions like ATM fillers, delivery persons, and taxi, Uber and Lyft drivers that often have to interact with bad individuals and violent criminals.


About the speaker:
Will Parker is a highly passionate, experienced firearms instructor and the founder of Freddie Merc's Gun Wercs and Glacier Speaks IT. Will retired in 2011 after a 25-year career with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. He teaches others how to not be victims of violence through both soft and hard measures. Outside of those who carry a firearm, he specializes in teaching realtors how to not be victims in their profession. In his 40+ years of experience with firearms, Will has trained hundreds of citizens and instructors while continuing his own education in the art of teaching others. Some of his instructor certifications include USCCA Senior Training Counselor; USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level I and II; I.C.E. Defensive Firearms; Law of Self-Defense Program; Range Safety Officer and Certified Instructor with NRA; Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education; Private Security Specialist, Rangemaster Graduate, MAG-40 Graduate and USMC Weapons & Tactics.

Demonstration & Women's Concealed Carry Showroom Schedule

Demonstrations are held on demo stages inside the exhibit hall

Beth Alcazar

On-Body & Off-Body Carry: I Do Both

Beth Alcazar

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Room: Women's Concealed Carry Showroom: Demo Stage

free

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About the presentation:
If you’ve ever struggled with the choice between on-body and off-body carry, why not consider both … even simultaneously? We’ll cover the good and the bad (along with some dos and don’ts) for these varied concealed carry holster options.


About the speaker:
Author of Women's Handgun & Self-Defense Fundamentals, associate editor of Concealed Carry Magazine and creator of the Pacifiers & Peacemakers blog, Beth Alcazar has enjoyed nearly two decades of teaching and working in the firearms industry. She holds degrees in language arts, education and communication management and uses her experience and enthusiasm to share safe and responsible firearms ownership and usage with others. Beth is certified through the NRA as a Training Counselor, Chief Range Safety Officer and Certified Instructor for multiple disciplines. She is also a Certified Instructor through SIG Sauer Academy, ALICE Institute, DRAW School, TWAW, I.C.E. Training and is a USCCA Certified Instructor and Senior Training Counselor. Beth also received the NRA's prestigious Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award for 2019.

Main Seminar Room Schedule

Seminars begin at 9:00 am daily

Please note: some seminars may be earlier than exhibit hall hours. Paid courses require registration.

There are no events on the agenda.

Main Seminar Room Schedule

Seminars begin at 9:00 am daily

Please note: some seminars may be earlier than exhibit hall hours. Paid courses require registration.

There are no events on the agenda.

Call For Presenters

We are now accepting applications from firearms trainers for seminar presentations and demonstrations to be offered at the 2020 Concealed Carry Expo. Presenters are encouraged to explore the many aspects of concealed carry, self-defense, home defense, firearms training, etc.

Please apply by completing the application linked below. Speakers will be evaluated upon receipt of application and selected speakers will be notified by November 1st, 2019.

What Makes The Concealed Carry Expo The #1 Destination For American Gun Owners?

Hear It For Yourself, Straight From Our Attendees

1

Get hands-on experience shooting new firearms in the USCCA’s Live-Fire Range and work one-on-one with a Certified Instructor in the Reality-Based Training Center…

2

Arm yourself with training courses, classes and educational tools you need to become the best responsibly armed version of yourself…

3

Discover the newest guns and gear the concealed carry world has to offer first hand as you make your way through hundreds of industry-leading vendor booths…

4

Learn more about how your USCCA Membership can bring your family the ultimate peace of mind the event of a self-defense incident…

5

Uncover the answers to the most-asked questions about women’s concealed carry and try the top women’s products in the industry in the Women’s Concealed Carry Showroom…

Experience First-Hand Self-Defense Training In The Free Live-Fire Range & The Reality-Based Training Center

See The Training Center & Live-Fire Shooting Range In Action Below…

  • Sharpen your skills with unlimited free rounds of ammo at the Live-Fire Shooting Range
  • Shoot the brand-new guns you’ve been dying to get your hands on from these brands: FNH, Ideal Conceal, Walther, SIG Sauer, Ruger and Charter Arms
  • Train side-by-side a Certified Instructor at the Reality-Based Training Center
  • Learn how to react under stress and get the most from your training

Safety First

Concealed Carry Expo Firearms Policy

Defensive sidearms are welcome inside this show. All state laws
will apply and all guests must abide by the following rules:

1

Your personal defensive sidearm WILL REMAIN HOLSTERED at all times unless you are reacting to an imminent deadly threat. In the unlikely event you need to use your firearm in defense of life remember the rules: Target Acquisition, Target Identification and Target Isolation.

2

You are specifically prohibited from drawing your firearm to check holster fit, “show” the gun to anyone, or otherwise conduct ANY administrative handling of your defensive firearm. This includes, but is not limited to loading, unloading, clearing, cleaning or any other activity that does not involve reaction to an imminent deadly threat.

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ANYONE observed violating any of the above-mentioned rules will be immediately escorted from the premises and barred from returning. No refund of your admission fee will be given.

Location

KCI Expo Center

11730 N. Ambassador Dr. Kansas City, MO 64153

Hotel Deals:

Hotel #1 Holiday Inn Kansas City Airport
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  • Rate: $125 Per Night
  • Enter CCE as the Group Code to secure the discounted rate
  • Or call the Toll Free Number 866.617.6369 and mention the Group Name Concealed Carry Expo or group code CCE.

Hotel #2 Fairfield Inn & Suites Kansas City Airport
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  • Rate: $125 Per Night
  • Booking Deadline: March 4th, 2020
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