2020 Concealed Carry Expo. Presented by USCCA

Dates to Be Determined | Kansas City, MO

In cooperation with Kansas City authorities and following the city’s declaration of a State of Emergency for an initial period of 21 days, we are postponing the USCCA’s 2020 Expo until a later date. All ticket sales and vendor booths are still valid for this later event, and we will be reaching out to all our ticket holders and partners with additional details shortly. 

Ensuring the health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors and staff at the USCCA Expo has always been our top priority, and we’ve been closely following the guidelines set forward by the city. We will continue to do so as we determine a later date to host the event.

THE #1 DESTINATION FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO RESPONSIBLY PROTECT

The Concealed Carry Expo is a 3-day consumer show dedicated to opening the world of protection to empowered Americans who want to be prepared as their family’s first line of defense. Here’s a first look at what you can expect:​

Take safe and practical seminars or courses on a variety of topics with trusted subject matter experts.
 
Try out new guns and sharpen your shooting skills at the FREE live-fire range.
 
Test out female-specific carry options and products in the Women’s Concealed Carry Showroom.
 
Explore 100’s of products like guns, holsters, knives and more from industry-leading vendors.

All Concealed Firearms are Welcome

Exhibit Hall dates & Hours

Location: KCI Expo Center | Kansas City, MO

Day 1

Dates to Be Determined

2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

1:00pm Entrance for USCCA Elite and Platinum Members

Day 2

Dates to Be Determined​

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Day 3

Dates to Be Determined​

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Please Note: Exhibit hall hours are different from seminar hours.

Day 1 - The USCCA Presents

Proving Ground Live

Friday Only! 7:00-8:30PM

Experience training as real as possible to prepare YOU for the unthinkable…​

Experience training as real as possible to prepare 
YOU for the unthinkable…

  • Three LIVE self-defense scenarios
  • Meet some of the industry’s best
  • Complimentary snacks & beverages
  • VIP members receive a special gift

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

Beth Alcazar

Women’s Introduction To Handguns

Beth Alcazar

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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.

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Room: Salon C

paid course

Dave Young

Dave Young

Handgun Protection & Retention: Keeping Your Firearm in YOUR Control

Dave Young

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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).

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: Missouri Room

paid course

Donna Anthony

Donna Anthony

Intruder Awareness & Church Security Reality-Based Training 2 in 1

Donna Anthony

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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.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: Salon D

paid course

Don Gulla

Don Gulla

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

Don Gulla

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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.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Room: Salon B

free

John Correia

John Correia

Surviving an Armed Robbery: An Evidence-Based Approach

John Correia

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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.

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Room: Salon B

free

Jacob Paulsen

Jacob Paulsen

5 Permit Holders Who Died Trying

Jacob Paulsen

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About the presentation:
Concealed carry instructors regularly share stories of gun owners who successfully used a firearm in self-defense. But this isn’t always the case. Instead of focusing solely on success stories,
students will learn from five tales of concealed carriers killed while attempting to defend themselves or others.

Jacob Paulsen will cover how to determine when to intervene in a conflict and what it means to exercise a defensive mindset. Other principles discussed will include the importance of weapon retention and proper use of cover. Lastly, Jacob will explain why evidence and testimony won’t always match up with what a defender recalls having transpired.


About the speaker:
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.”

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: Salon A

free

Riley Bowman

Riley Bowman

The Ultimate Concealed Carry Beginner’s Guide

Riley Bowman

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About the presentation:
The "Ultimate Concealed Carry Beginner's Guide" contains the most popular episodes published as part of the Concealed Carry Podcast. In this series, the show hosts share their own experiences of learning to carry concealed from a lot of trial and error (mostly error)! Skip all the trouble and fast-track your road to concealed carry success as Riley reveals the lessons learned in one power-packed presentation about all the dos and don'ts of the lifestyle. Topics include what types of holsters and which positions work best, concealed carry clothing tips (including how to minimize printing), and tips about what gear to buy and what to avoid. If you're just getting started, this presentation is perfect for you. And if you're more experienced, come see what you're still missing!


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.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Room: Salon C

free

George Harris

George Harris

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

George Harris

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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.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Room: Salon A

free

Ron Aguiar

Ron Aguiar

Protecting Your Church and Your People

Ron Aguiar

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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).

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room: Salon B

free

Don Gulla & Gary Drake

Don Gulla & Gary Drake

Advanced Concealed Carry: Close-Quarters Shooting & Weapons Retention

Don Gulla & Gary Drake

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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.

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Missouri Room

paid course

Dr. Shayla Sullivant, MD

Dr. Shayla Sullivant, MD

Prepped and Ready

Dr. Shayla Sullivant, MD

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About the presentation:
Parents today face new challenges that past generations never encountered. This is a time of tremendous change for teens, and knowing how to help can feel overwhelming.

Shayla spent countless hours with families in crisis. After providing advice to parents on the next steps to take, many parents ask an important question: Why didn’t anyone tell me this sooner? Shayla developed “Prepped and Ready” to help equip parents for the transition into their childrens’ teenage years.

There are steps parents can take to make a difference and prevent tragedies from happening within their own homes. This presentation aims to help parents learn what steps they can take before a crisis develops and to empower them to address the hard topics that can be uncomfortable to talk about. The ultimate goal is to make their homes safer.

This presentation provides a brief overview on the following topics, with an emphasis on suicide prevention: Self-care, eating disorder prevention, screen time, substance use (including vaping) and home safety (including storage of firearms, medications, etc.). No parent will want to miss this one.


About the speaker:
Shayla Sullivant earned her undergraduate degree from Nebraska’s Creighton University. She received her medical degree from the University of Kansas, where she completed a residency in adult psychiatry and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. Since 2010, Shayla has been on staff at Children’s Mercy Kansas City and received the Shining Star award as the top-rated physician in July 2019. She has also served as president for the Greater Kansas City American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has helped to lead suicide prevention efforts at Children’s Mercy and is doing research in conjunction with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Shayla is a firm believer that safe storage practices will reduce suicide rates for youths in our community.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Room: Salon C

free

Dave Young

Dave Young

Active Shooter Survival Workshop

Dave Young

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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).

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Room: Salon A

paid course

Adam Boyce

Adam Boyce

Defensive Knives: Selection and Use

Adam Boyce

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Adam Boyce, an authorized Instructor of the Martial Blade Concepts, will cover how to select the best self-defense knife and carry options in this presentation. At the end of this course, attendees will grasp the realities of knife stopping power, recognize common elements of street attacks, identify high-speed knife deployment and understand anatomical targets that reliably stop all threats.


About the speaker:
Adam Boyce earned a Bachelor of Science from Idaho State University in Training and Development with an emphasis in adult learning. His career experience includes more than 12 years in the tactical community both training and as an assaulter and sniper on Special Response Team (SRT). He has multiple years training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Filipino Martial Arts and Mixed Martial Arts. A perpetual student of self-defense, Adam is continuously looking for and testing the best self-defense methods and practices. He believes the best instructors are those who continue to learn, which is why you’ll find him not only teaching others but also attending seminars taught by other instructors.

His current position is as a full-time firearms, heavy weapons, intermediate force and tactics instructor for a government agency. Adam is a weapons expert and knife designer with Tops Knives. He is also one of only a handful of fully certified Martial Blade Concepts (MBC) instructors in the world and teaches seminars around the country. His career experience and fluent Spanish communication skills make him a natural fit for training law enforcement and military. However, Adam’s true passion is helping people of all ages and physical capacities gain critical skills and knowledge needed to defend themselves and those they love.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Room: Salon C

free

Michael Martin

Michael Martin

Countering the Mass Shooter Threat

Michael Martin

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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.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Salon B

free

Steve Fischer

Steve Fischer

Home Invasion Response

Steve Fischer

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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.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Room: Salon A

free

Will Parker

Will Parker

Competition vs. Defensive Shooting: A Comparison

Will Parker

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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.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Room: Salon C

free

George Harris

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

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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.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Room: Salon B

free

Proving Ground Live Panel Featuring: Kevin Michalowski, Beth Alcazar and Tom Grieve

Proving Ground Live Panel Featuring: Kevin Michalowski, Beth Alcazar and Tom Grieve

Proving Ground LIVE

Proving Ground Live Panel Featuring: Kevin Michalowski, Beth Alcazar and Tom Grieve

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About the presentation:
The USCCA presents Proving Ground LIVE, where the training is as real as possible to prepare YOU for the unthinkable. You won't want to miss out on this LIVE event — part of an action-packed evening — where three heart-pounding self-defense scenarios will unfold right before your eyes.

VIP members will receive a special gift upon entry and be invited to ask our panel of experts questions following each scenario.

A variety of complimentary snacks and beverages will be available during the show, and all attendees are welcome to stay after for a meet and greet featuring some of the industry's best, including USCCA President and Founder Tim Schmidt.

Are you ready to experience Proving Ground LIVE?


About the speaker:
When it comes to self-defense incidents, such as the three scenarios depicted in Proving Ground Live, it’s important to be prepared. That is why we have organized a panel composed of our most trusted and experienced Second Amendment experts. Join Attorney Tom Grieve, Executive Editor Kevin Michalowski of Concealed Carry Magazine, Associate Editor Beth Alcazar of Concealed Carry Magazine and our trainees for a live discussion. VIP members will have the chance to engage in a Q&A session with our panel of experts and all audience members will receive answers in real time.

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Room: Grand Ambassador

paid course

Demonstration & Women's Concealed Carry Showroom Schedule

Demonstrations are held on demo stages inside the exhibit hall.

Jennifer Cisney Ellers

Jennifer Cisney Ellers

Fight or Freeze: Being Prepared for Threats, Survival and Recovery

Jennifer Cisney Ellers

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About the presentation:
Everyone is biologically hardwired to respond to danger thanks to an internal emergency response system. But without proper training, these reactions are dependent on pure instinct, which may not always have the desired results in this day and age. In this presentation, Jennifer Cisney will review how fight, flight and freeze responses operate in humans and how you can make those automatic reactions work to your advantage. This seminar will also briefly address survival response recovery and how to support a quick and complete recovery from traumatic events.


About the speaker:
Jennifer Cisney Ellers is a professional counselor, life coach, crisis response trainer, author and speaker specializing in the field of grief, crisis and trauma through the Institute for Compassionate Care. She is an approved instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, teaching several CISM courses. She serves as director of the Grief, Crisis and Disaster Network of the American Association of Christian Counselors, as well as a clinical director for the Crisis Response Team of the United States Concealed Carry Association. She co-authored The First 48 Hours: Spiritual Caregivers as First Responders with her husband, Dr. Kevin Ellers.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Room: Women's Concealed Carry Showroom Demo Stage

free

Klint Macro

Klint Macro

Adapting to Stress

Klint Macro

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About the presentation:
How does the human body react to stress? We experience various physiological changes and reactions during a dynamic critical incident. Individuals who have been in a car accident, frightened at a haunted house, or subjected to the ups and downs of their favorite sports team during a game have experienced some reaction to stress. Join Klint Macro as he discusses these reactions and how to identify, adapt and incorporate them into your self-defense training. Attendees will learn how to guarantee that these reactions won’t compromise their performance and the ability to protect themselves during a critical incident.


About the speaker:
Klint Macro is a professional trainer, instructor, coach, author, pro-Liberty activist, founder of the Trigger Pressers Union and most importantly, his family’s first responder. He instructs fellow law-abiding citizens, offering defensive, safety and marksmanship curricula.

Klint is one of a very small group of USCCA Senior Training Counselors. He is also an appointed Training Counselor for the USCCA’s Defensive Shooting Fundamentals (DSF) Program. He trains hundreds of students and instructors across the country each year, offering a variety of courses from the USCCA and other national training organizations.

He is the Co-Administrator of National Train A Teacher Day, President of the Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League, board member of Firearms Owners Against Crime, Co-Host of "Meet The Pressers" and the voice of the LASR software.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Room: Armed for Good Demo Stage

free

Kevin Michalowski

Kevin Michalowski

Shooting on the Move

Kevin Michalowski

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Join Concealed Carry Magazine Executive Editor Kevin Michalowski as he demonstrates how to correctly shoot while on the move. Most shooters can master the act of shooting a gun while stationary, but firing while in motion adds a whole new set of obstacles. Kevin will exhibit a variety of shooting techniques that incorporate movement — forward movement, pivots, backward movement, close-quarters battle and extreme close-quarters battle. This presentation will teach you techniques that you can practice at home with a blue gun or SIRT Pistol or live-fire at your local range.


About the speaker:
Kevin Michalowski is executive editor of Concealed Carry Magazine and a fully certified law enforcement officer working part time in rural Wisconsin. He is a USCCA and NRA Certified Trainer. Kevin has participated in training across the U.S. as both a student and an instructor in multiple disciplines. These specialties include pistol, rifle, shotgun, empty-hand defense and rapid response to the active shooter. Kevin is passionate about the concealed carry lifestyle, studying the legal, ethical and moral aspects of the use of force in self-defense. He is a graduate of the Force Science Institute Certification Course and has worked as a professional witness and consultant on matters concerning the judicious use of deadly force and deadly force decision-making.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Room: Born to Protect Demo Stage

free

Chad Winkler

Chad Winkler

Lethal Force Simulator and Low-Light Tactics Demonstration

Chad Winkler

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Chad Winkler of Boondocks Firearms Training Academy will present hundreds of self-defense scenarios, including low-light tactics at the Boondocks booth. The Lethal Force Simulator uses SIRT and CO2 training guns in real-life scenarios. After-action reviews, including instant replay and shot placement options, allow you to see how well you responded to the potential threat and what you could have done differently in the critical situation.


About the speaker:
Chad Winkler has more than 40 years of experience in shooting and firearms-related sports, including competitive shooting in shotgun, rifle and pistol shooting. He is a Training Counselor and Instructor for both the USCCA and NRA and has conducted hundreds of classes with thousands of students ranging from law enforcement and military to civilians and youth. Chad is the General Manager and Lead Trainer for Boondocks Firearms Training Academy™, one of the premier ranges in the United States. His cadre of more than 20 Boondocks instructors offers defensive firearms training for handguns, rifles and shotguns, as well as hand-to-hand combat, active shooter, CPR AED and first-aid training, church security and youth firearms training.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Room: Armed for Good Demo Stage

free

Beth Alcazar

Beth Alcazar

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

Beth Alcazar

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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.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Women's Concealed Carry Showroom Demo Stage

free

Rob Pincus

Rob Pincus

Intuitive Defensive Shooting

Rob Pincus

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In order to maximize your time at the range, it’s imperative that you train in as effective, realistic and practical a manner as you can. Rob Pincus will discuss the steps you’ll need to take to go from just sending rounds downrange to actually training in specific, tested methods of armed self-defense.


About the speaker:
Rob Pinus is a leading international personal defense educator specializing in the area of defensive shooting. He is the executive director of Personal Defense Network and owner of I.C.E. Training Company. Rob has conducted training courses for armed professionals and people interested in personal and home defense for more than two decades and is the author of several books and producer of more than 100 DVDs on self-defense topics. In addition to his work in the education field, he is the designer of the Avidity Arms PD10 pistol and a well-respected consultant to ranges around the world. He has spent thousands of hours researching, developing and teaching the courses that he and his team of certified instructors offer.

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Room: Armed for Good Demo Stage

free

Jacob Paulsen & Riley Bowman

Jacob Paulsen & Riley Bowman

The Ultimate Dry-Fire Demonstration

Jacob Paulsen & Riley Bowman

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Come join our virtual gun range to learn the techniques, tools and best practices for dry-fire practice in your own home. Dry fire not only gives you more time on the gun but also allows you to practice the shooting skills that gun ranges often don't allow.


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.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Room: Born to Protect Demo Stage

free

Riley Bowman

Riley Bowman

Handgun Shooting Essentials

Riley Bowman

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Riley Bowman will go over the essential skills you need to shoot a handgun effectively in a self-defense situation. He will bring volunteers up on stage to demonstrate principles related to grip, trigger control, recoil management, body position or form, movement and more! This is guaranteed to fit as much training as a typical four-hour class into just 60 minutes.


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.

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM

Room: Born to Protect Demo Stage

free

Michelle Cerino

Michelle Cerino

Becoming a Gunslinger

Michelle Cerino

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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.

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Room: Women's Concealed Carry Showroom Demo Stage

free

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Beth Alcazar

Beth Alcazar

Women’s Intermediate Handguns

Beth Alcazar

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“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.

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Room: Salon C

paid course

Donna Anthony

Donna Anthony

Intruder Awareness & Church Security Reality-Based Training 2 in 1

Donna Anthony

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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.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: Salon D

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Dave Young

Dave Young

Skills Building: Preparing for a Gunfight

Dave Young

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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).

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: Missouri Room

paid course

Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer

Foundations of Church Security

Nick Spencer

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For years, leaders of houses of worship overlooked the fact that a shooting could happen in their facility. It has taken recent catastrophic active-shooter events for congregations to realize that sacred places and parishioners are vulnerable to a gunman.

In studying past events, it has been proven that people rise – or fall – based on the level of training and preparedness. Without proper training, a person’s natural response to violent intruders include running toward – instead of away from – the sound of gunfire to confirm that the threat is real, engaging in “normalcy bias” (denying that he or she is under attack despite overwhelming evidence) or freezing in place instead of taking fundamental action.

Churches don’t have to — and shouldn’t — “militarize” in order to have a secure environment. In addition, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to church security. While a set of core principles are necessary, there is a range of approaches a church community can adopt to protect its congregation. Having trained more than 150,000 people and counting, Barry will provide attendees with the confidence and resolve required to prevent and respond to a critical incident.


About the speaker:
Nick Spencer is project management director at Strategos International, which has held more than 300 church security trainings across the country. Nick has served in the U.S. Army, Blue Springs, Missouri Police Department and as the leader for his Local church security team. Nick has more than 15 years of law enforcement, military and church security ministry experience.

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Salon B

free

John Correia

John Correia

Lessons Learned From Analyzing 20,000 Gunfights

John Correia

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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.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Room: Salon A

free

Jacob Paulsen & Riley Bowman

Jacob Paulsen & Riley Bowman

Vehicle Firearm Tactics

Jacob Paulsen & Riley Bowman

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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.

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Room: Ambassador Room

free

Chris Cerino

Chris Cerino

Modern Pistol Skill Instruction

Chris Cerino

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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.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Room: Salon A

free

Lou Ann Hamblin

Lou Ann Hamblin

The Building of Warrior Women

Lou Ann Hamblin

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Dive into the historical view of training women in law enforcement, the present state and the perceived future. Twenty-five years in the making, this seminar will observe the maturation and progression of private women gun owners and their readiness, as well as concerns shared among trainers. It’s an honest look into the future that will include confessions of an aging Warrior Woman, philosophies and motivations. Lou Ann also discusses establishing a legitimate community of responsibly armed citizens, which demands preparedness and building a personal arsenal for themselves and their families.


About the speaker:
LouKa Tactical co-owner Lou Ann Hamblin retired from law enforcement after 22 years in uniform, training and working undercover on special assignment with the DEA. She holds a master's degree in human performance technology from the University of Michigan and specializes in training female officers. Lou is a certified firearms and defensive tactics instructor in a variety of disciplines. To date, she has trained more than 4,000 law enforcement women in pistol alone. She is a Team One Network adjunct instructor, H&K Master Pistol Instructor and IALEFI Master Firearms Instructor-trainer and board member. She instructs internationally in the areas of instructor development, training for specialty units and female officer survival. This training includes presentations at the Michigan and National Tactical Officers Assoc. conferences, ILEETA, IALEFI and IAWP. Lou Ann is the developer of the nationally recognized Building Warrior Women training event. She is also an SME for the State of Michigan (MCOLES) in use of force and SRO training issues and has published many articles in police-related publications.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Room: Salon C

free

Beth Alcazar

Beth Alcazar

Living Safely With Kids & Guns

Beth Alcazar

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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.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Room: Salon A

free

Tom Grieve

Tom Grieve

Should I Shoot?

Tom Grieve

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“Should I shoot?” is the most important self-defense question. It can have life-changing implications. Join USCCA Attorney Network member and Ask an Attorney webinar host Tom Grieve as he walks through several different defense scenarios and their outcomes, some of which were real-life cases. During this course, attendees will learn about the processes surrounding arrest, interrogation and court proceedings. They will also discover how their split-second defense decisions could be scrutinized and criticized by law enforcement.


About the speaker:
Tom Grieve is a highly awarded former state prosecutor who started Grieve Law, LLC — now one of the largest criminal defense firms in Wisconsin. He is respected as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the state and has developed a nuanced understanding of Wisconsin firearms laws throughout his years of experience. Although Tom’s legal background speaks for itself, he has gone above and beyond the call of duty, receiving his certification as a firearms instructor and participating as a regular speaker and panelist with the USCCA for live broadcasts, training videos and national expos. He also serves as a speaker and analyst on numerous radio stations, television stations and both college and law school campuses.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Room: Ambassador Room

free

Don Gulla & Gary Drake

Don Gulla & Gary Drake

Advanced Concealed Carry: Close-Quarters Shooting & Weapons Retention

Don Gulla & Gary Drake

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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.

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Missouri Room

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Donna Anthony

Donna Anthony

Intruder Awareness & Church Security Reality-Based Training 2 in 1

Donna Anthony

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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.

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Room: Salon D

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Jennifer Cisney Ellers

Jennifer Cisney Ellers

Protecting Yourself From Sexual Violence: Being Prepared for Threats and Understanding a Victim’s Response

Jennifer Cisney Ellers

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An American is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds, but most people never consider this danger until it impacts them or someone they love. This presentation will help educate both women and men on the dangers of sexual violence and what happens in the aftermath of these tragedies. Along with preventative training, this session will explore natural victim responses to sexual violence in order to offer better understanding of how victims react and recover.


About the speaker:
Jennifer Cisney Ellers is a professional counselor, life coach, crisis response trainer, author and speaker specializing in the field of grief, crisis and trauma through the Institute for Compassionate Care. She is an approved instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, teaching several CISM courses. She serves as director of the Grief, Crisis and Disaster Network of the American Association of Christian Counselors, as well as a clinical director for the Crisis Response Team of the United States Concealed Carry Association. She co-authored The First 48 Hours: Spiritual Caregivers as First Responders with her husband, Dr. Kevin Ellers.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room: Salon C

free

George Harris

George Harris

Firearms Modifications: Dos and Don'ts

George Harris

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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.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room: Salon A

free

Dave Young

Dave Young

Family Firearms Safety

Dave Young

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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).

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room: Salon B

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Robert Metz & Kerwin Rodriguez

Robert Metz & Kerwin Rodriguez

DART: Dynamic Action Response Training

Robert Metz & Kerwin Rodriguez

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Dynamic Action Response Training (DART) was created to address the reality of a sudden, violent assault. The course utilizes facts provided by sources like the DOJ and FBI. Identifying these statistical realities helps set the stage for the logic and fundamental basis of the program’s training methodology. Topics will include the number of armed vs. unarmed assaults, the weapons most likely used during an assault and statistics addressing effective use of firearms during close-quarter encounters.
There is an emphasis during the course on tactical objectives over techniques, so that a practitioner can understand the “why.” ​DART users are taught using systematic frameworks that bring all skill sets into an instinctive response that is sustainable under high-stress and high-intensity situations.
Instinctive Response Training (IRT) vs. Pre-Conditioned Response Training (CRT): We have built our training based on biologically instinctive responses. In our extensive and varied experience, it is the only way to ensure reliability under pressure of learned skills. We reveal why pre-conditioned responses fail, what natural instinctive responses are and how they are the hidden basis for all combative methodology, how to use the instinctive reflex response as a basis for training, and how to effectively index and deploy a knife or handgun under duress.


About the speaker:
Robert Metz:
Robert Metz is the former Senior TAC NCOIC of the U.S. Army Ranger School, having retired as a Sergeant Major after 22 years of military experience. He was one of the founders of the U.S. Army’s “Gun Truck Alley” training course – a 9-mile stretch of abandoned highway near Breezewood, Pennsylvania – that prepares Army reserve soldiers for convoy survivability operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Robert has more than 35 years of experience in myriad martial arts styles.

In addition, he has 20-plus years of experience in law enforcement, serving in all three uniform patrol districts of a large, regional police department, as well as a detective. He has taught as a subject matter expert in various educational settings, such as academia, private-sector, military and police venues.

Kerwin Rodriguez:
Kerwin Rodriguez, 2003 World Open Full-Contact Kumite Grand Champion, has more than three decades of martial arts experience. He has worked as a security professional in many capacities, including for celebrities like NSYNC’s Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick.

Kerwin has led various classes, modular programs and seminar events nationwide and abroad. He has taught at police academies and schools throughout the United States. He is a professional crisis management instructor with the Professional Crisis Management Association (PCMA) and has served as a crisis consultant for various companies.

Kerwin worked for several years as a behavior therapist, specializing in high aggression cases. These frequently require physical control and restraints to prevent injury to the staff and therapist.

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Room: Ambassador Room

free

Jon Burke

Jon Burke

Unarmed Defense

Jon Burke

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For varying legal, logistical and geographical reasons, you won’t always be able to have a weapon on you or be able to deploy one. Understanding that a gun is only employed in about 1 percent of self-defense incidents is crucial. The other 99 percent of the time, hand-to-hand combat skills will be needed to protect yourself or your loved ones. You might even find yourself in an instance where you will have to fight with your hands to get to a weapon. Jon’s Tactical Jiu-Jitsu Training Program focuses on general tactical and physical solutions that anyone can learn, retain and execute, regardless of skill level.


About the speaker:
Jon’s introduction to self-defense began in the mid-’90s while working at Ultimate Fighting Champion Royce Gracie’s academy in California. There, Jon earned a place on the competition fight team in Tokyo. In 2004, he became the second person in the world to be awarded a black-belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

Jon’s methodologies have been implemented by the U.S. Navy SEALs, U.S. Army Special Forces, U.S. Army Rangers and U.S. federal and state law enforcement agencies. He has taught non-compliant assailant and cuffing techniques, weapons retention and upright and ground self-defense techniques to U.S. Special Forces, the 82nd Airborne and active duty forces in South Korea.

Jon has since founded Next Level Combatives and Tactical Jiu Jitsu (TJJ). He also owns and operates The 6 Levels mixed-martial arts and fitness training center based in Orlando. With more than 22 years of experience in mixed-martial arts, armed and unarmed self-defense, and close-quarter combat, Jon has developed a unique, systematic approach to training individuals in close-quarter-combat that enables high retention levels.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Salon C

free

Paul Callahan

Paul Callahan

Stop The Bleed

Paul Callahan

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No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. This is a sobering fact when you consider that a human being can die from blood loss within five minutes of an initial injury. In this free presentation, Paul Callahan will be teaching the various ways to control bleeding with or without a trauma kit.


About the speaker:
After retiring from 35 years in the insurance business, Paul Callahan has made it a point to help individuals who are sick or injured and train others to do the same. His qualifications include NREMT certification with Tactical Emergency Training Support, TCCC and Rescue Task Force training. Paul is an instructor in American Heart Association (AHA) and American Red Cross (ARC) CPR/AED and first aid. He also instructs in basic bleeding control, verbal defense and influence, USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 1 and Accident Scene Management Bystander Assistance. Additionally, Paul serves as a reserve police officer, Tae-Kwon-Do instructor, a member of the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association, National Tactical Officers Association and on several charity boards.

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Room: Salon B

free

Michael Martin

Michael Martin

Countering the Mass Shooter Threat

Michael Martin

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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.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Room: Ambassador Room

free

Chad Winkler & John Roberts

Chad Winkler & John Roberts

Building a Personal Training Program

Chad Winkler & John Roberts

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There are an estimated 100 million gun owners and 18 million concealed carry permit holders in the United States. Only a small percentage of this number actually enroll in additional training beyond state required permit courses. This one-hour seminar explores the different types of training and how to incorporate it into a personal program. It will provide attendees with information and drills to help them develop and maintain their fundamentals, build speed and accuracy, and discuss the importance of reality-based training and other courses in well-rounded personal training programs.


About the speaker:
Chad Winkler:
Chad Winkler has more than 40 years of experience in shooting and firearms-related sports, including competitive shooting in shotgun, rifle and pistol shooting. He is a Training Counselor and Instructor for both the USCCA and NRA and has conducted hundreds of classes with thousands of students ranging from law enforcement and military to civilians and youth. Chad is the General Manager and Lead Trainer for Boondocks Firearms Training Academy™, one of the premier ranges in the United States. His cadre of more than 20 Boondocks instructors offers defensive firearms training for handguns, rifles and shotguns, as well as hand-to-hand combat, active shooter, CPR AED and first-aid training, church security and youth firearms training.

John Roberts:
John has more than 40 years of experience shooting, instructing and competing as a civilian, law enforcement officer and military member. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Master of International Business and the University of South Carolina with a Master of Strategic Studies. John is also a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Air War College, the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy, the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy and the U.S. Army Special Forces. He attended French Commando School, Tactical Explosives Entry School, U.S. Army Close Combat Instructor Course, Marine Corps Close Combat Instructor Course, Special Warfare Center Level II Anti-Terrorism Instructor Course and was the Chief Instructor for the U.S. Army Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) School. He has also completed the BSR Special Security and Anti-Terrorism Driving Course, Blackwater Training Center Tactical Pistol Course and the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Combat Marksmanship Training course.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Room: Salon C

free

Tom Grieve and Kevin Michalowski

Tom Grieve and Kevin Michalowski

Ask an Attorney

Tom Grieve and Kevin Michalowski

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Presented by Tom Grieve and Kevin Michalowski
Self-defense laws are convoluted. You can easily end up in jail if you don’t know when and how to legally stop a threat. Join Concealed Carry Magazine Executive Editor Kevin Michalowski and Attorney Tom Grieve as they answer some of your most critical self-defense and legal questions live.

Their discussion will cover some of the most popular questions on topics like self-defense misconceptions and unexpected legal ramifications. This session is normally a benefit available ONLY to Platinum and Elite USCCA Members, so be sure to take advantage of this rare opportunity.


About the speaker:
Tom Grieve:
Tom Grieve is a highly awarded former state prosecutor who started Grieve Law, LLC — now one of the largest criminal defense firms in Wisconsin. He is respected as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the state and has developed a nuanced understanding of Wisconsin firearms laws throughout his years of experience. Although Tom’s legal background speaks for itself, he has gone above and beyond the call of duty, receiving his certification as a firearms instructor and participating as a regular speaker and panelist with the USCCA for live broadcasts, training videos and national expos. He also serves as a speaker and analyst on numerous radio stations, television stations and both college and law school campuses.

Kevin Michalowski:
Kevin Michalowski is executive editor of Concealed Carry Magazine and a fully certified law enforcement officer working part time in rural Wisconsin. He is a USCCA and NRA Certified Trainer. Kevin has participated in training across the U.S. as both a student and an instructor in multiple disciplines. These specialties include pistol, rifle, shotgun, empty-hand defense and rapid response to the active shooter. Kevin is passionate about the concealed carry lifestyle, studying the legal, ethical and moral aspects of the use of force in self-defense. He is a graduate of the Force Science Institute Certification Course and has worked as a professional witness and consultant on matters concerning the judicious use of deadly force and deadly force decision-making.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Room: Salon A

free

Kevin Dixie

Kevin Dixie

Freedom: The Underlying Reason We Carry

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In this discussion, Kevin Dixie will cover the history of the U.S. and why the right to carry a firearm is so significant to all Americans. Once a person has decided to act on the human right to defend himself or herself, one must appreciate the responsibility that comes with it and what this choice signifies. It’s much more than simply carrying a gun. How has the person subconsciously decided to make the community safer? Kevin will help you answer that and other related questions during this presentation.

Kevin will also address the biases individuals have formed. What does the bad guy look like when someone imagines a self-defense scenario? Does the bad guy always look, dress and speak the same? As protectors, we must exclude these biases. How do we subdue those thoughts and think outside these confines?

Having worked 10 years in law enforcement, Kevin has been exposed to people making rash decisions based on what their conscious has come to believe was a threat. This has cost many people their freedom and the ability to protect what they love. Kevin’s job was to apprehend some of the most ruthless human beings imaginable … and now he wants to prevent good people from being misidentified as criminals.


About the speaker:
Kevin Dixie is a native of Saint Louis, Missouri, and married father of two. He has served for 10 years with the Saint Louis City Police Department in the Prisoner Processing Division and 15 years as a private security professional.
Kevin is the owner and operator of No Other Choice Firearms Training (NOC) — a professional firearms and self-defense company — and the founder of Aiming for the Truth — a six-step program to help heal broken families, strengthen the community bonds of neighbors and improve the lives of people nationwide. Aiming for the Truth is focused on getting to the root of the factors that are driving violence in our communities.
Kevin has spent 20 years as a civil rights advocate. He has presented on community building and civil rights throughout the U.S. He has been featured on NRATV, CarbonTV, Gun Freedom Radio, Firearms Network, Tom Woods Show and dozens of podcasts.

11:30 PM - 12:30 PM

Room: Salon B

free

Demonstration & Women's Concealed Carry Showroom Schedule

Demonstrations are held on demo stages inside the exhibit hall.

Kevin Michalowski

Kevin Michalowski

Shooting on the Move

Kevin Michalowski

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Join Concealed Carry Magazine Executive Editor Kevin Michalowski as he demonstrates how to correctly shoot while on the move. Most shooters can master the act of shooting a gun while stationary, but firing while in motion adds a whole new set of obstacles. Kevin will exhibit a variety of shooting techniques that incorporate movement — forward movement, pivots, backward movement, close-quarters battle and extreme close-quarters battle. This presentation will teach you techniques that you can practice at home with a blue gun or SIRT Pistol or live-fire at your local range.


About the speaker:
Kevin Michalowski is executive editor of Concealed Carry Magazine and a fully certified law enforcement officer working part time in rural Wisconsin. He is a USCCA and NRA Certified Trainer. Kevin has participated in training across the U.S. as both a student and an instructor in multiple disciplines. These specialties include pistol, rifle, shotgun, empty-hand defense and rapid response to the active shooter. Kevin is passionate about the concealed carry lifestyle, studying the legal, ethical and moral aspects of the use of force in self-defense. He is a graduate of the Force Science Institute Certification Course and has worked as a professional witness and consultant on matters concerning the judicious use of deadly force and deadly force decision-making.

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Room: Born to Protect Demo Stage

free

Adam Boyce

Adam Boyce

Knife Defense Core Skills

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In this presentation, Adam dives into defining knife-stopping power. The attendees will learn high speed knife deployment, knife opening techniques and defensive knife use on anatomical targets to stop attackers reliably and effectively.


About the speaker:
Adam Boyce earned a Bachelor of Science from Idaho State University in Training and Development with an emphasis in adult learning. His career experience includes more than 12 years in the tactical community both training and as an assaulter and sniper on Special Response Team (SRT). He has multiple years training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Filipino Martial Arts and Mixed Martial Arts. A perpetual student of self-defense, Adam is continuously looking for and testing the best self-defense methods and practices. He believes the best instructors are those who continue to learn, which is why you’ll find him not only teaching others but also attending seminars taught by other instructors.

His current position is as a full-time firearms, heavy weapons, intermediate force and tactics instructor for a government agency. Adam is a weapons expert and knife designer with Tops Knives. He is also one of only a handful of fully certified Martial Blade Concepts (MBC) instructors in the world and teaches seminars around the country. His career experience and fluent Spanish communication skills make him a natural fit for training law enforcement and military. However, Adam’s true passion is helping people of all ages and physical capacities gain critical skills and knowledge needed to defend themselves and those they love.

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Room: Armed for Good Demo Stage

free

Deryck Poole and Justin Peters

Deryck Poole and Justin Peters

Presentation From Concealment

Deryck Poole and Justin Peters

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Due to the nature of a group live-fire course, presentation from the holster is usually performed from a non-concealed position. The skill of presenting a handgun from concealment is often overlooked and not often practiced. The ability to remove the firearm from the holster while concealed will most likely need to be modified depending on seasonal dress or other situational reasons. Deryck and Justin will cover presenting from concealment from a variety of carrying positions, setups and configurations and offer tips on practicing this outside of a live-fire environment.


About the speaker:
Deryck Poole:
Deryck Poole is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the founder of Echo-5 Training, a firearms education and consulting company that specializes in providing defensive firearms training to citizens, law enforcement and members of the armed forces. Deryck began teaching the defensive use of firearms in 2001 and currently works with hundreds of students annually in defensive shooting, instructor development, active shooter response and force-on-force training.

Deryck also works as a Master Instructor with I.C.E. Training — a company that offers training to armed professionals and those interested in self-defense — where he teaches both live-fire and instructor development courses. He worked as a member of Rob Pincus’ team in developing the Defensive Shooting Fundamentals course for the USCCA. In addition, he holds the title of Senior Training Counselor for the USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Course, S.M.E. Contributor at the Personal Defense Network and Co-Host of the Personal Defense Network's live show Training Talk.

Justin Peters:
Justin Peters developed an early interest in firearms from his grandfather, a city of Milwaukee police officer. Justin, wanting to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, received a degree in Criminal Justice. Justin now works with the USCCA Training Division on the Instructor Support Team. He is one of the USCCA's Training Tour instructors for both the Defensive Shooting Fundamentals and Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals curriculums. Justin has received firearms training from multiple quality instructors including John Lovell, Rob Pincus, Barret Kendrick and Deryck Poole.

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Room: Armed for Good Demo Stage

free

Jennifer Cisney Ellers

Jennifer Cisney Ellers

Fight or Freeze: Being Prepared for Threats, Survival and Recovery

Jennifer Cisney Ellers

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Everyone is biologically hardwired to respond to danger thanks to an internal emergency response system. But without proper training, these reactions are dependent on pure instinct, which may not always have the desired results in this day and age. In this presentation, Jennifer Cisney Ellers will review how fight, flight and freeze responses operate in humans and how you can make those automatic reactions work to your advantage. This seminar will also briefly address survival response recovery and how to support a quick and complete recovery from traumatic events.


About the speaker:
Jennifer Cisney Ellers is a professional counselor, life coach, crisis response trainer, author and speaker specializing in the field of grief, crisis and trauma through the Institute for Compassionate Care. She is an approved instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, teaching several CISM courses. She serves as director of the Grief, Crisis and Disaster Network of the American Association of Christian Counselors, as well as a clinical director for the Crisis Response Team of the United States Concealed Carry Association. She co-authored The First 48 Hours: Spiritual Caregivers as First Responders with her husband, Dr. Kevin Ellers.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Room: Women's Concealed Carry Showroom Demo Stage

free

Klint Macro

Klint Macro

Adapting to Stress

Klint Macro

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How does the human body react to stress? We experience various physiological changes and reactions during a dynamic critical incident. Individuals who have been in a car accident, frightened at a haunted house, or subjected to the ups and downs of their favorite sports team during a game have experienced some reaction to stress. Join Klint Macro as he discusses these reactions and how to identify, adapt and incorporate them into your self-defense training. Attendees will learn how to guarantee that these reactions won’t compromise their performance and the ability to protect themselves during a critical incident.


About the speaker:
Klint Macro is a professional trainer, instructor, coach, author, pro-Liberty activist, founder of the Trigger Pressers Union and most importantly, his family’s first responder. He instructs fellow law-abiding citizens, offering defensive, safety and marksmanship curricula.

Klint is one of a very small group of USCCA Senior Training Counselors. He is also an appointed Training Counselor for the USCCA’s Defensive Shooting Fundamentals (DSF) Program. He trains hundreds of students and instructors across the country each year, offering a variety of courses from the USCCA and other national training organizations.

He is the Co-Administrator of National Train A Teacher Day, President of the Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League, board member of Firearms Owners Against Crime, Co-Host of "Meet The Pressers" and the voice of the LASR software.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Room: Armed for Good Demo Stage

free

Stephannie Weidner

Stephannie Weidner

Defending the Defenseless: Guarding the Vulnerable in Your Life

Stephannie Weidner

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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.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Room: Women's Concealed Carry Showroom Demo Stage

free

Chad Winkler

Chad Winkler

Lethal Force Simulator and Low-Light Tactics Demonstration

Chad Winkler

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Chad Winkler of Boondocks Firearms Training Academy will present hundreds of self-defense scenarios, including low-light tactics at the Boondocks booth. The Lethal Force Simulator uses SIRT and CO2 training guns in real-life scenarios. After-action reviews, including instant replay and shot placement options, allow you to see how well you responded to the potential threat and what you could have done differently in the critical situation.


About the speaker:
Chad Winkler has more than 40 years of experience in shooting and firearms-related sports, including competitive shooting in shotgun, rifle and pistol shooting. He is a Training Counselor and Instructor for both the USCCA and NRA and has conducted hundreds of classes with thousands of students ranging from law enforcement and military to civilians and youth. Chad is the General Manager and Lead Trainer for Boondocks Firearms Training Academy™, one of the premier ranges in the United States. His cadre of more than 20 Boondocks instructors offers defensive firearms training for handguns, rifles and shotguns, as well as hand-to-hand combat, active shooter, CPR AED and first-aid training, church security and youth firearms training.

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Room: Armed for Good Demo Stage

free

Michael Martin

Michael Martin

Treating Life-Threatening Gunshot & Knife Injuries

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Paramedic and author Michael Martin will dive into a subset of his book and presentation, Emergency First Aid Fundamentals, to give you a real-world, hands-on demonstration of how to save a life if someone is ever the subject of a violent attack. You'll learn how to treat knife and gunshot wounds, including wounds to the head and neck, torso or limbs. You'll get hands-on experience with commercial and field expedient tourniquets, pressure dressings, hemostatic agents and more. If you’re ready to become your family’s first responder in an emergency situation, you won’t want to miss this hands-on training.


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.

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Room: Born to Protect Demo Stage

free

Sara Morrell

Sara Morrell

Employing a Taser in Self-Defense

Sara Morrell

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Join Sara Morrell for a live demonstration on how to properly engage a Taser for self-defense. Witness the effect Taser deployment has on a live volunteer and ask any questions you would like of the Taser representatives.


About the speaker:
Customer Service & Training Specialist — TASER Self-Defense

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Room: Born to Protect Demo Stage

free

Jacob Paulsen

Jacob Paulsen

Developing a Personal-Defense Training Plan

Jacob Paulsen

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Many armed citizens don't get the training they need because the topic of personal defense can be daunting and overwhelming — not to mention expensive. In this presentation, Jacob Paulsen will provide an affordable, easy-to-follow and simple tested approach for increasing your knowledge and growing your skills.


About the speaker:
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.”

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Room: Armed for Good Demo Stage

free

Michelle Cerino

Michelle Cerino

Becoming a Gunslinger

Michelle Cerino

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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.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Room: Women's Concealed Carry Showroom Demo Stage

free

Barret Kendrick

Barret Kendrick

Mistaken Identity: Handgun Ready Positions After a Violent Encounter

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There have been several instances where concealed carry permit holders or off-duty law enforcement officers were shot after being mistaken as threats. This concern exists when they are not wearing a uniform and a badge during an active-shooter event, when law enforcement is responding to an incident or anytime a gun may be involved in the public space. Join Barret Kendrick on the demonstration stage as he discusses the pros and cons of different ready positions to mitigate the risk of being mistaken for the bad guy.


About the speaker:
Barret Kendrick is the founder and lead instructor at Bearco Training, a firearms education and consulting company that specializes in providing defensive shooting skills and tactics for civilians. He works with hundreds of students annually in defensive shooting, force-on-force training, active shooter response and instructor development.

Barret also works as a staff instructor with ICE Training, where he is the lead instructor for reality-based training instructor development. He is a master instructor for the USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Instructor Development Course, a board member of the Louisiana Shooting Association and Co-Host of Personal Defense Network’s Training Talk.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Room: Born to Protect Demo Stage

free

Chris Cerino

Chris Cerino

Shooting Made Easy

Chris Cerino

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Shooting a gun isn’t rocket science. But a good portion of the necessary skills and how to effectively execute them does come from your brain. Spend 30 minutes with Chris for a crash course in the demystification of shooting. These quick, eye-opening lessons have led to an awakening for more than one accomplished gunslinger.


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.

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Room: Born to Protect Demo Stage

free

Deryck Poole and Justin Peters

Deryck Poole and Justin Peters

Presentation From the Holster

Deryck Poole and Justin Peters

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Many states have required training to obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun, but none call for individuals to learn how to present from the holster or practice this critical skill. It is a complex skill that has some safety risks. During this presentation, Deryck and Justin will cover the proper presentation from the holster (as included in the USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals course) and discuss the steps and safety precautions, as well as how to incorporate it into your training.


About the speaker:
Deryck Poole:
Deryck Poole is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the founder of Echo-5 Training, a firearms education and consulting company that specializes in providing defensive firearms training to citizens, law enforcement and members of the armed forces. Deryck began teaching the defensive use of firearms in 2001 and currently works with hundreds of students annually in defensive shooting, instructor development, active shooter response and force-on-force training.

Deryck also works as a Master Instructor with I.C.E. Training — a company that offers training to armed professionals and those interested in self-defense — where he teaches both live-fire and instructor development courses. He worked as a member of Rob Pincus’ team in developing the Defensive Shooting Fundamentals course for the USCCA. In addition, he holds the title of Senior Training Counselor for the USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Course, S.M.E. Contributor at the Personal Defense Network and Co-Host of the Personal Defense Network's live show Training Talk.

Justin Peters:
Justin Peters developed an early interest in firearms from his grandfather, a city of Milwaukee police officer. Justin, wanting to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, received a degree in Criminal Justice. Justin now works with the USCCA Training Division on the Instructor Support Team. He is one of the USCCA's Training Tour instructors for both the Defensive Shooting Fundamentals and Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals curriculums. Justin has received firearms training from multiple quality instructors including John Lovell, Rob Pincus, Barret Kendrick and Deryck Poole.

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Room: Armed for Good Demo Stage

free

Barret Kendrick

Barret Kendrick

Mistaken Identity: Handgun Ready Positions After a Violent Encounter

Barret Kendrick

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There have been several instances where concealed carry permit holders or off-duty law enforcement officers were shot after being mistaken as threats. This concern exists when they are not wearing a uniform and a badge during an active-shooter event, when law enforcement is responding to an incident or anytime a gun may be involved in the public space. Join Barret Kendrick on the demonstration stage as he discusses the pros and cons of different ready positions to mitigate the risk of being mistaken for the bad guy.


About the speaker:
Barret Kendrick is the founder and lead instructor at Bearco Training, a firearms education and consulting company that specializes in providing defensive shooting skills and tactics for civilians. He works with hundreds of students annually in defensive shooting, force-on-force training, active shooter response and instructor development.

Barret also works as a staff instructor with ICE Training, where he is the lead instructor for reality-based training instructor development. He is a master instructor for the USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Instructor Development Course, a board member of the Louisiana Shooting Association and Co-Host of Personal Defense Network’s Training Talk.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Room: Armed for Good Demo Stage

free

Rob Pincus

Rob Pincus

Intuitive Defensive Shooting

Rob Pincus

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In order to maximize your time at the range, it’s imperative that you train in as effective, realistic and practical a manner as you can. Rob Pincus will discuss the steps you’ll need to take to go from just sending rounds downrange to actually training in specific, tested methods of armed self-defense.


About the speaker:
Rob Pinus is a leading international personal defense educator specializing in the area of defensive shooting. He is the executive director of Personal Defense Network and owner of I.C.E. Training Company. Rob has conducted training courses for armed professionals and people interested in personal and home defense for more than two decades and is the author of several books and producer of more than 100 DVDs on self-defense topics. In addition to his work in the education field, he is the designer of the Avidity Arms PD10 pistol and a well-respected consultant to ranges around the world. He has spent thousands of hours researching, developing and teaching the courses that he and his team of certified instructors offer.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Room: Born to Protect Demo Stage

free

Beth Alcazar

Beth Alcazar

Women’s Panel Discussion

Beth Alcazar

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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.

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Room: Women's Concealed Carry Showroom Demo Stage

free

Deryck Poole and Justin Peters

Deryck Poole and Justin Peters

Accessorizing Your Personal Defense AR

Deryck Poole and Justin Peters

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AR-15s are the most popular rifles in the United States. They are favored for home and vehicle defense, as well as by armed professionals. Being so popular, ARs have all types of modifications available. Some of these additions and modifications are valuable, while others should be avoided. Deryck and Justin will cover these to help attendees get on the right track in setting up their defensive AR.


About the speaker:
Deryck Poole:
Deryck Poole is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the founder of Echo-5 Training, a firearms education and consulting company that specializes in providing defensive firearms training to citizens, law enforcement and members of the armed forces. Deryck began teaching the defensive use of firearms in 2001 and currently works with hundreds of students annually in defensive shooting, instructor development, active shooter response and force-on-force training.

Deryck also works as a Master Instructor with I.C.E. Training — a company that offers training to armed professionals and those interested in self-defense — where he teaches both live-fire and instructor development courses. He worked as a member of Rob Pincus’ team in developing the Defensive Shooting Fundamentals course for the USCCA. In addition, he holds the title of Senior Training Counselor for the USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Course, S.M.E. Contributor at the Personal Defense Network and Co-Host of the Personal Defense Network's live show Training Talk.

Justin Peters:
Justin Peters developed an early interest in firearms from his grandfather, a city of Milwaukee police officer. Justin, wanting to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, received a degree in Criminal Justice. Justin now works with the USCCA Training Division on the Instructor Support Team. He is one of the USCCA's Training Tour instructors for both the Defensive Shooting Fundamentals and Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals curriculums. Justin has received firearms training from multiple quality instructors including John Lovell, Rob Pincus, Barret Kendrick and Deryck Poole.

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Room: Born to Protect Demo Stage

free

Adam Boyce

Adam Boyce

Impact Weapons

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Never be unarmed again! In this course, the attendees will learn how to use pens and flashlights as effective self-defense tools. Additional topics will include equipment selection, proper grip, carry options and draw techniques.


About the speaker:
Adam Boyce earned a Bachelor of Science from Idaho State University in Training and Development with an emphasis in adult learning. His career experience includes more than 12 years in the tactical community both training and as an assaulter and sniper on Special Response Team (SRT). He has multiple years training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Filipino Martial Arts and Mixed Martial Arts. A perpetual student of self-defense, Adam is continuously looking for and testing the best self-defense methods and practices. He believes the best instructors are those who continue to learn, which is why you’ll find him not only teaching others but also attending seminars taught by other instructors.

His current position is as a full-time firearms, heavy weapons, intermediate force and tactics instructor for a government agency. Adam is a weapons expert and knife designer with Tops Knives. He is also one of only a handful of fully certified Martial Blade Concepts (MBC) instructors in the world and teaches seminars around the country. His career experience and fluent Spanish communication skills make him a natural fit for training law enforcement and military. However, Adam’s true passion is helping people of all ages and physical capacities gain critical skills and knowledge needed to defend themselves and those they love.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Room: Armed for Good Demo Stage

free

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

Donna Anthony

Intruder Awareness & Church Security Reality-Based Training 2 in 1

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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.

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Salon D

paid course

Dave Young

Dave Young

Firearms Survival Tactics: When Your Life Depends on Your Performance

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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).

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: Missouri Room

paid course

Chris Cerino

Chris Cerino

Concealed Carry Tactics & Techniques

Chris Cerino

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Carrying a concealed handgun isn’t something that comes naturally. It takes an open mind, patience and the willingness to try new things to become proficient. Chris has carried concealed firearms for many years in a variety of occupations throughout the nation and abroad. In this session, he will share his experiences and thoughts on weapon choice, methods of concealment and ready-at-hand versus deeply concealed. This course will also include physical demonstrations.


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.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Salon A

free

Michael Martin

Michael Martin

Emergency First-Aid Fundamentals

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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.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Salon C

free

Beth Alcazar

Beth Alcazar

How to Speak to The Anti-Gun Crowd

Beth Alcazar

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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.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Ambassador Room

free

Riley Bowman

Riley Bowman

9 Lies About Gunfights Busted by Statistical Analysis of Justified Saves

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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.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: Salon B

free

Julia Valencia

Julia Valencia

Women’s Self-Defense Workshop: Working Your Way to the Gun

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In this workshop, Julia Valencia will provide an introduction to tried-and-true self-defense tactics. Attendees will learn how to increase awareness, build confidence, maximize their safety and execute the appropriate close quarters draw from various positions and platforms.


About the speaker:
Julia Valencia is an accomplished, well-respected law enforcement officer and trainer. She is a premier Defensive Tactics and Combatives Instructor who provides training at local police agencies, the Police Academy and even to security teams outside of the U.S. Julia was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2016 for instruction in tactical training and women’s self-defense. She is the only female primary instructor for the nationally known defensive tactics training group “Arrestling” and a lead instructor for Next Level Training (SIRT). In 2018, she earned the title of “Officer of the Year.” She is currently assigned as a police Corporal with her agency and is the first female motorcycle officer there. She has also recently taken a position at West Coast Armory/Bellevue Gun Club helping citizens understand firearms and the legalities of gun ownership. Julia is passionate about personal safety, community service and family.

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Room: Ambassador Room

free

Jennifer Cisney Ellers

Jennifer Cisney Ellers

When the Worst Happens: Recovering From Traumatic Events

Jennifer Cisney Ellers

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In today’s world, threats to our loved ones, homes and personal safety are on the rise, whether in the form of mass shootings, home invasions, natural disasters or personal attacks. Even if you’re prepared to defend yourself and those around you, you or your family may experience crippling symptoms of traumatic stress after the experience. This presentation will help you understand how traumatic stress impacts people and the basic techniques for rapid recovery and returning to a normal life. It will also explore warning signs of stress that may need additional medical or mental health assistance.


About the speaker:
Jennifer Cisney Ellers is a professional counselor, life coach, crisis response trainer, author and speaker specializing in the field of grief, crisis and trauma through the Institute for Compassionate Care. She is an approved instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, teaching several CISM courses. She serves as director of the Grief, Crisis and Disaster Network of the American Association of Christian Counselors, as well as a clinical director for the Crisis Response Team of the United States Concealed Carry Association. She co-authored The First 48 Hours: Spiritual Caregivers as First Responders with her husband, Dr. Kevin Ellers.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Room: Salon C

free

Matt Mallory

Matt Mallory

Three Steps Behind

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Matt Mallory devised this course to educate individuals on the importance of quality repetition, as well as possessing the right mindset to survive a dynamic critical incident. You may have heard, “Action beats reaction,” “Your body can’t go where your mind has never been” or “You can never draw on a drawn gun.” Have you ever wondered if these statements are accurate?
To answer these questions and more, Matt will delve into what an amygdala hijack is (a term coined by the psychologist Dr. Daniel Goleman) and explore cognitive behavioral therapy to help you modify your patterns of thinking and behavior. This will be accomplished by challenging and testing attendees’ motor cortex or muscle memory – the part of the brain that handles the planning, control and execution of voluntary movements – to build better neural pathways.
Matt’s presentation aims to improve your awareness and response time, as well as your behavior under extreme duress, to form the best response to a life-threatening encounter. It can be the difference between life and death.


About the speaker:
Matthew J. Mallory is a U.S. Army veteran, the founder and lead instructor of Public Safety and Education (PS&Ed), New York State Police Officer and a nationally recognized self-defense educator. He teaches more than 60 different firearms and self-defense courses annually to thousands of students nationwide. Matt is a public speaker/presenter, co-host of the talk-show Meet The Pressers and has authored articles for numerous national publications. He also travels the country working as a brand ambassador and pro staff for companies such as the USCCA, Laser Ammo, Shooter’s Technology Group, Mantis and Angel Armor.

Matt has combined his 35 years of self-defense experience and passion for education to mold informative and highly engaging courses for his students.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Room: Salon B

free

Donna Anthony

Donna Anthony

Intruder Awareness & Church Security Reality-Based Training 2 in 1

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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.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Room: Salon D

paid course

Chad Winkler & John Roberts

Chad Winkler & John Roberts

How Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals and Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Work Together

Chad Winkler & John Roberts

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At its inception in November 2013, USCCA’s Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals (CCHDF) curriculum quickly set the groundwork for what a modern training program should include. Since then, it has been recognized nationwide as a premier training program. In 2018, the USCCA launched its Defensive Shooting Fundamentals (DSF) course. This course uses intuitive teaching methods and provides attendees with the most efficient training for potential types of self-defense situations. This one-hour seminar will explore which course is best for each attendee, how to locate the courses and how these two programs work together to give attendees the information and training they may need to be better prepared.


About the speaker:
Chad Winkler:
Chad Winkler has more than 40 years of experience in shooting and firearms-related sports, including competitive shooting in shotgun, rifle and pistol shooting. He is a Training Counselor and Instructor for both the USCCA and NRA and has conducted hundreds of classes with thousands of students ranging from law enforcement and military to civilians and youth. Chad is the General Manager and Lead Trainer for Boondocks Firearms Training Academy™, one of the premier ranges in the United States. His cadre of more than 20 Boondocks instructors offers defensive firearms training for handguns, rifles and shotguns, as well as hand-to-hand combat, active shooter, CPR AED and first-aid training, church security and youth firearms training.

John Roberts:
John has more than 40 years of experience shooting, instructing and competing as a civilian, law enforcement officer and military member. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Master of International Business and the University of South Carolina with a Master of Strategic Studies. John is also a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Air War College, the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy, the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy and the U.S. Army Special Forces. He attended French Commando School, Tactical Explosives Entry School, U.S. Army Close Combat Instructor Course, Marine Corps Close Combat Instructor Course, Special Warfare Center Level II Anti-Terrorism Instructor Course and was the Chief Instructor for the U.S. Army Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) School. He has also completed the BSR Special Security and Anti-Terrorism Driving Course, Blackwater Training Center Tactical Pistol Course and the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Combat Marksmanship Training course.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Room: Salon A

free

Will Parker

Will Parker

Addressing Criminal Encounters on the Job

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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.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Room: Salon C

free

Paul Callahan

Paul Callahan

Stop The Bleed

Paul Callahan

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No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. This is a sobering fact when you consider that a human being can die from blood loss within five minutes of an initial injury. In this free presentation, Paul Callahan will be teaching the various ways to control bleeding with or without a trauma kit


About the speaker:
After retiring from 35 years in the insurance business, Paul Callahan has made it a point to help individuals who are sick or injured and train others to do the same. His qualifications include NREMT certification with Tactical Emergency Training Support, TCCC and Rescue Task Force training. Paul is an instructor in American Heart Association (AHA) and American Red Cross (ARC) CPR/AED and first aid. He also instructs in basic bleeding control, verbal defense and influence, USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 1 and Accident Scene Management Bystander Assistance. Additionally, Paul serves as a reserve police officer, Tae-Kwon-Do instructor, a member of the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association, National Tactical Officers Association and on several charity boards.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room: Ambassador Room

free

Demonstration & Women's Concealed Carry Showroom Schedule

Demonstrations are held on demo stages inside the exhibit hall.

Adam Boyce

Adam Boyce

Impact Weapons

Adam Boyce

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About the presentation:
Never be unarmed again! In this course, the attendees will learn how to use pens and flashlights as effective self-defense tools. Additional topics will include equipment selection, proper grip, carry options and draw techniques.


About the speaker:
Adam Boyce earned a Bachelor of Science from Idaho State University in Training and Development with an emphasis in adult learning. His career experience includes more than 12 years in the tactical community both training and as an assaulter and sniper on Special Response Team (SRT). He has multiple years training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Filipino Martial Arts and Mixed Martial Arts. A perpetual student of self-defense, Adam is continuously looking for and testing the best self-defense methods and practices. He believes the best instructors are those who continue to learn, which is why you’ll find him not only teaching others but also attending seminars taught by other instructors.

His current position is as a full-time firearms, heavy weapons, intermediate force and tactics instructor for a government agency. Adam is a weapons expert and knife designer with Tops Knives. He is also one of only a handful of fully certified Martial Blade Concepts (MBC) instructors in the world and teaches seminars around the country. His career experience and fluent Spanish communication skills make him a natural fit for training law enforcement and military. However, Adam’s true passion is helping people of all ages and physical capacities gain critical skills and knowledge needed to defend themselves and those they love.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Armed for Good Demo Stage

free

Kevin Michalowski

Kevin Michalowski

Shooting on the Move

Kevin Michalowski

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About the presentation:
Join Concealed Carry Magazine Executive Editor Kevin Michalowski as he demonstrates how to correctly shoot while on the move. Most shooters can master the act of shooting a gun while stationary, but firing while in motion adds a whole new set of obstacles. Kevin will exhibit a variety of shooting techniques that incorporate movement — forward movement, pivots, backward movement, close-quarters battle and extreme close-quarters battle. This presentation will teach you techniques that you can practice at home with a blue gun or SIRT Pistol or live-fire at your local range.


About the speaker:
Kevin Michalowski is executive editor of Concealed Carry Magazine and a fully certified law enforcement officer working part time in rural Wisconsin. He is a USCCA and NRA Certified Trainer. Kevin has participated in training across the U.S. as both a student and an instructor in multiple disciplines. These specialties include pistol, rifle, shotgun, empty-hand defense and rapid response to the active shooter. Kevin is passionate about the concealed carry lifestyle, studying the legal, ethical and moral aspects of the use of force in self-defense. He is a graduate of the Force Science Institute Certification Course and has worked as a professional witness and consultant on matters concerning the judicious use of deadly force and deadly force decision-making.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Born to Protect Demo Stage

free

Barret Kendrick

Barret Kendrick

Mistaken Identity: Handgun Ready Positions After a Violent Encounter

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About the presentation:
There have been several instances where concealed carry permit holders or off-duty law enforcement officers were shot after being mistaken as threats. This concern exists when they are not wearing a uniform and a badge during an active-shooter event, when law enforcement is responding to an incident or anytime a gun may be involved in the public space. Join Barret Kendrick on the demonstration stage as he discusses the pros and cons of different ready positions to mitigate the risk of being mistaken for the bad guy.


About the speaker:
Barret Kendrick is the founder and lead instructor at Bearco Training, a firearms education and consulting company that specializes in providing defensive shooting skills and tactics for civilians. He works with hundreds of students annually in defensive shooting, force-on-force training, active shooter response and instructor development.

Barret also works as a staff instructor with ICE Training, where he is the lead instructor for reality-based training instructor development. He is a master instructor for the USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Instructor Development Course, a board member of the Louisiana Shooting Association and Co-Host of Personal Defense Network’s Training Talk.

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Room: Armed for Good Demo Stage

free

Michael Martin

Michael Martin

Treating Life-Threatening Gunshot & Knife Injuries

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Paramedic and author Michael Martin will dive into a subset of his book and presentation, Emergency First Aid Fundamentals, to give you a real-world, hands-on demonstration of how to save a life if someone is ever the subject of a violent attack. You'll learn how to treat knife and gunshot wounds, including wounds to the head and neck, torso or limbs. You'll get hands-on experience with commercial and field expedient tourniquets, pressure dressings, hemostatic agents and more. If you’re ready to become your family’s first responder in an emergency situation, you won’t want to miss this hands-on training.


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.

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Room: Born to Protect Demo Stage

free

Jacob Paulsen

Jacob Paulsen

Lights: Weapon-Mounted vs. Hand-Held

Jacob Paulsen

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In this presentation, Jacob Paulsen will cover top industry products plus methods and techniques for using weapon-mounted and hand-held lights. The pros and cons for each approach and the best practices in deploying these tools will also be discussed. Plus, you will get tips on everyday carry lights and usage.


About the speaker:
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.”

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Room: Armed for Good Demo Stage

free

Beth Alcazar

Beth Alcazar

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

Beth Alcazar

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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.

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Room: Women's Concealed Carry Showroom Demo Stage

free

Sara Morrell

Sara Morrell

Employing a Taser in Self-Defense

Sara Morrell

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Join Sara Morrell for a live demonstration on how to properly engage a Taser for self-defense. Witness the effect Taser deployment has on a live volunteer and ask any questions you would like of the Taser representatives.


About the speaker:
Customer Service & Training Specialist — TASER Self-Defense

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Room: Born to Protect Demo Stage

free

Beth Alcazar

Beth Alcazar

Living Safely With Kids & Guns

Beth Alcazar

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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.

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Room: Born to Protect Demo Stage

free

WHAT MAKES THE EXPO SO GREAT?

Hear It For Yourself, Straight From Our Attendees

1

Get hands-on experience shooting new firearms in the USCCA’s Live-Fire Range.

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.

2020 Concealed Carry Expo Sponsors

EXPERIENCE LIFESAVING SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING at the live-fire range

See Our Attendees In Action Below

  • Sharpen your skills with unlimited free rounds of ammo at the Live-Fire Shooting Range.
  • Shoot new guns you’ve been dying to get your hands on from brands like: Ruger, SIG Sauer, Kahr, Lone Wolf, Springfield Armory and Charter Arms.
  • Learn helpful training tips like target identification, isolation and how to react under stress.

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.

3

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

EXPO LOCATION

KCI Expo Center
11730 N. Ambassador Dr. Kansas City, MO 64153


OPTION 1:
Holiday Inn Kansas City Airport

Book This Hotel

  • Rate: $125 Per Night
  • Online Group Code: Enter “CCE” to secure the discounted rate
  • Toll Free Number: Call 1.866.617.6369 and mention the group name “Concealed Carry Expo” or group code “CCE.”


OPTION 2:

Fairfield Inn & Suites Kansas City Airport
Book This Hotel

  • Rate: $125 Per Night
  • Booking Deadline: March 4th, 2020

Become An Exhibitor At The Concealed Carry Expo

Handgun products display at USCCA Expo Exhibit

Showcase your products or services in front of thousands of responsible gun owners and trusted industry partners. Join us at the 2020 Concealed Carry Expo, connect with like-minded individuals, initiate potential business relationships and experience the thrill of showcasing your company.