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With Over 65 Issues In Print Since 2004, Concealed Carry Magazine Is…

“One Of The Most Critical Tools In A Responsibly Armed Citizen’s Arsenal…”

About Tim Schmidt

Tim Schmidt is the publisher of Concealed Carry Magazine and the founder of the United States Concealed Carry Association and the Home Defense Association of America.
He started Concealed Carry Magazine in 2004. With over 65 issues in print, the magazine has grown to over 60,000 subscribers.
Tim has helped hundreds of thousands of armed citizens to become better protectors and continues to do so every day.

From: The desk of Tim Schmidt
Publisher | Concealed Carry Magazine

Dear Fellow Responsibly Armed Citizen,

Concealed carry is a serious subject. Whether you’ve been carrying for 30 years or you’re just thinking about purchasing your first handgun, I applaud you.

Concealed carry is constantly evolving. Guns, gear, and ammo are improving every day. The “right way” to train is becoming more clear. More people are stepping up and responsibly protecting themselves, their loved ones, and even complete strangers with a gun.

Although more states than ever before (49) acknowledge a responsibly armed citizen’s right to carry a concealed weapon, we’re unfortunately seeing more and more cases of a good guy responsibly defending his loved ones only to wind up spending way too much money on defending himself in court…and in some cases, winding up in prison…

Stop Wasting Money On The WRONG Guns & Gear!

On top of that, I see people wasting money on the wrong guns, the wrong holsters, and the wrong gear every day. I see people who should be training more effectively, people who waste a lot of money on the WRONG type of training… Heck, I even see people training in a way that could get themselves hurt when that moment of truth comes. 

The thing is – it isn’t their fault. Trying to navigate the constantly changing waters of concealed carry is difficult. For many people, they’re just confused about where to start. For others, they hear from half the people they talk to that their concealed carry gun is perfect, and the other half tell them they made a bad decision. 

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I can clearly remember why I started carrying concealed in the first place… My wife and I just had our first child, and it hit me that I had a responsibility to protect them both (a responsibility that I’m ashamed to admit I was NOT fulfilling).

Who Can I TRUST For Concealed Carry Information?

But just as soon as I got started, I got stuck. There was no resource that I could go to that I could trust for unbiased reviews of guns and gear. There was nobody to help me understand the concealed carry laws…like what I should do AFTER I’ve used my gun in self-defense. There was nobody to show me the best ways to train. There was no community of like-minded, responsibly armed Americans.

So what did I do? I created a magazine. No joke, I put my house’s equity on the line, went over $100,000 in debt, and started Concealed Carry Magazine.

Looking back, there are only TWO ways I made it through the tough times in the beginning and grew to over 60,000 subscribers today – the constant support of my wife (yes, even at $100K in debt!) and the undying belief that I could truly help people become better prepared citizens.

How Concealed Carry Magazine Grew To 60,000 Subscribers…

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We’ve been able to grow to over 60,000 Subscribers due to our dedication to provide the most valuable resource an armed citizen can buy. We’ve teamed up with the biggest names in the self-defense and preparedness industry. Their expertise helps armed citizens all across America to become better protectors of themselves and their loved ones.

You can learn more about our experts here: Meet the Concealed Carry Magazine Expert Contributors

The other reason for our exponential growth is our incredible customer service team. Our team is located in Jackson, WI, and they are dedicated to providing the very best, “old-fashioned” customer service experience you’ve every encountered. Between all 9 of them, they’re in the office ready to answer your phone calls or emails for over 60 hours every week.

If you have any questions, you can contact our customer service team here: Customer Service

If you carry concealed, or even if you’re just thinking about it, you’re going to love Concealed Carry Magazine. Not quite sure if it’s right for you? No worries, you can rest easy, because we offer a 100% Bulletproof Money-Back Guarantee. If for whatever reason you aren’t completely satisfied, you can simply call one of our friendly customer service team members and you’ll receive a prompt and courteous refund, no questions asked. It’s really that easy!

Whatever you decide, I wish you the best in your journey to responsibly and effectively carry concealed.

Take care and stay safe,

Tim Schmidt
Tim Schmidt
Concealed Carry Magazine

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  • Written by the nation’s leading experts on self-defense and concealed carry.
  • The BEST, unbiased gun and gear reviews.
  • Life-saving training, tips, and tactics.
  • Answers to your toughest concealed carry questions…
  • What you must know to survive the legal aftermath of a shooting…
  • And much, much more…