The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) has announced a growing list of presenters for the upcoming Concealed Carry Expo, May 8-10, 2015, located at the Washington County Fair Park in West Bend, Wisconsin. This consumer event will feature numerous retailers and manufacturers and will offer a variety of "living classroom" experiences and seminars.
Attendees are sure to be enlightened, entertained, and challenged by an impressive lineup of instructors, authors, firearms experts, and independent thought leaders from the industry's foremost companies. All classes are free (with show admission) except the three Dave Young training courses, the Wisconsin concealed-carry permit class, and the Saturday evening Concealed Carry Fashion Show.
The first seminar begins on Friday, May 8, from 4-7 p.m., with Founder and Director of ARMA Training Dave Young talking about "Handgun Protection: Keeping it Out Of The Wrong Hands." This three-hour presentation is one of three classes Young will be leading. The cost is $50 per session or $99 for all three, with limited seating available.
The seminar schedule for Saturday, May 9, includes a wide variety of choices, including Young's second seminar, "Skill Building: Preparing For A Gunfight," from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; "What We've Learned About School Shooters," presented by USCCA Chief Instructor Michael Martin, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; and "Warrior Mind Body And Spirit," conducted by James Yeager, CEO of Tactical Response Inc., from 12-1 p.m.
The afternoon timeslot, from 1-2 p.m., will feature a selection of presentations by Detective Brandon Moore ("Hero Holsters"); Beth Alcazar, USCCA writer and instructor ("Concealed Carry For Moms: Breaking The Mold"); and George Harris, co-founder of the SIGARMS Academy and president and CEO of International Firearms Consultants ("The Foundation Of Shooting For Personal Defense"), along with a session on Crossbreed Holsters.
Saturday's 2-3 p.m. seminars will include Robert's Defense with "Long Range .45 1911 Shooting," and Detective Brandon Moore with a repeat session of "Hero Holsters." In addition, during this hour, Mike Hughes, founder and CEO of NextLevel Training (the maker of SIRT Training Products), will present "Laser Dry-Fire Training In The Home," and Michael Martin will cover "eLearning For Concealed Carry & Home Defense."
From 3-4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, Packin' Neat will share some concealed carry options for women. And the evening will conclude with a special Concealed Carry Fashion Show, from 6-8 p.m. The much-anticipated, ticketed event will celebrate the concealed-carry lifestyle for both men and women and will include special guests Tim Schmidt, founder of USCCA; Mark Walters, host of Armed American Radio; and the outspoken, pro-gun Sheriff David Clarke, Jr.
The final day of the Expo, Sunday, May 10, brings another day of solid training and presentation options. From 10 a.m.-3 p.m., two Wisconsin concealed carry permit classes will be offered for a cost of $75. Eric Loebel of REACT Defensive Firearms Training will teach one class, and the other, just for women, will be led by Beth Alcazar. As a special Mother's Day bonus, moms can participate in the women's class for free by pre-registering with a code listed on the Expo website.
Sunday's 11 a.m. time slot offers two choices: Dave Young's "Firearm Survival Tactics: When Your Life Depends On Your Performance" and Michael Martin's repeat session on school shooters. James Yeager will also offer a second go-round of "Warrior Mind Body And Spirit" from 12-1 p.m.
If you missed the earlier session, George Harris will repeat "The Foundation Of Shooting For Personal Defense," from 2-3 p.m. and Michael Martin will again highlight "eLearning For Concealed Carry & Home Defense." During this 2-3 p.m. timeframe, show attendees can also choose to check out "Defensive Tactics" with Paul Pawela, Director of Law Enforcement Training for The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum and CEO of Assault Counter Tactics.
Sunday afternoon will conclude with a final seminar from 3-4 p.m. and a second opportunity to hear Beth Alcazar's "Concealed Carry For Moms: Breaking The Mold."
To get more information about the USCCA's three-day Concealed Carry Expo, pre-register for any of the training events, buy advance tickets to the fashion show, and see a full schedule of seminars, visit www.concealedcarryexpo.com.