The National Rifle Association Launches NRA Carry Guard

No matter your skill level, NRA Carry Guard offers world-class firearm training.

NRA Carry GuardATLANTA-( Monday, the National Rifle Association of America announced the launch of NRA Carry Guard, a program created to provide America’s most comprehensive insurance and legal coverage, as well as best-in-class training for those who carry a gun.

NRA Carry Guard members can access many great benefits including legal assistance and the ability to select their own counsel, as well as immediate access as needed to supplementary payments for bail, legal retainer fees, compensation while in court and more. NRA Carry Guard is the only membership program for self-defense insurance and training developed and supported by the National Rifle Association, representing the next evolution in freedom’s defense from the most powerful civil rights organization in American history.

“For the last 20 years, I’ve supported and defended the Constitution of the United States. I really do believe that an armed citizenry makes for a stronger country, a stronger society, a safer society,” says veteran U.S. Navy SEAL George Severence, who serves as NRA Carry Guard National Director. “The Second Amendment would look vastly different today without the NRA. With so many concealed carry permit holders out there, it would be my hope that all of them would become NRA members, because the only reason that they have that right to carry is because the NRA has been defending that right.”

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"The truth is, right behind your firearm, your second most important self-defense protection is a rock-solid carry policy." - Dana Loesch, Gold NRA Carry Guard Member
“The truth is, right behind your firearm, your second most important self-defense protection is a rock-solid carry policy.”
– Dana Loesch, Gold NRA Carry Guard Member

“There is no other organization in the United States of America that can do what NRA has done with NRA Carry Guard,” says Dana Loesch, NRA National Spokesperson. “Without the NRA, there would be no right to carry a firearm at all in this country. The NRA and its 5 million members have led the movement for the past three decades to restore this freedom to its rightful place in America.”

NRA Carry Guard memberships are available now at, and offer the most comprehensive coverage on the market to those who carry. All benefits are fully insured by Chubb, the largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company in the world.

“When we’re talking about something like the NRA, we’re talking about the largest civil rights organization in the country,” says Colion Noir, an NRATV commentator and attorney. “If I find myself in a position where I had to use my gun to defend my life, I can tell you right now, I’m going to be glad that I had NRA Carry Guard.”

Members enjoy benefits including up to $1,000,000 in insurance-backed individual protection for legal fees and will receive exclusive access to emergency support services in case of a self-defense incident, including a coast-to-coast attorney referral network. Fully insured supplemental benefits are also given to members.

Spouses of NRA Carry Guard members are automatically covered, as are family members who live with a member and lawfully defend themselves at home.

NRA Carry Guard’s training program was developed by an expert team of military and law enforcement veterans and focuses on the unique legal, mental and physical circumstances you must be prepared to face after pulling the trigger. Composed of the world’s best, the NRA Carry Guard team includes veteran U.S. Navy SEAL George Severence, NRA Carry Guard National Director; veteran U.S. Navy SEAL Eric Frohardt, NRA Carry Guard Training Director; veteran U.S. Army Green Beret James R. Jarrett, NRA Carry Guard Curriculum Director; and veteran U.S. Army Green Beret Jeff Houston, NRA Carry Guard Lead Instructor. Designed to prepare Americans to carry a firearm in real life and not just on the range, the training program will be available to the public starting June 15, 2017.

“Having the NRA actually put together standardized concealed carry training and putting the resources behind it, says quite a bit,” says Frohardt. “You know that this training is safe and it will work.”

NRA Carry Guard members also receive immediate access to a Rights & Responsibilities video curriculum, featuring hours of instruction, designed to prepare gun owners for the modern reality of self-defense.

“I urge you to take advantage of all that NRA Carry Guard has to offer, including the most comprehensive training curriculum ever developed for men and women who carry firearms,” says NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre.

Today, more than 15 million Americans legally carry firearms in defense of themselves, their families and their communities. These are among the safest, most responsible, most law-abiding people in America. They deserve the utmost in training, legal protection and support that can only come from the premier firearms training and civil rights organization in the world: the National Rifle Association of America.

All benefits are administered by Lockton Affinity, LLC, and fully insured by Chubb®, the largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company in the world. Learn more at

About the National Rifle Association

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit

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Gene Groover

If I was Coke and I had decided to have a convention about sodas, sport drinks etc., do you think I would invite Pepsi? Come on. I’m not going to allow my competition to come to MY convention. That’s just crazy to expect Coke to allow Pepsi to come. There is no difference. I’m sorry but the NRA is just practicing good business. The USCCA IS in COMPETITION with the NRA period. Sorry folks. It’s time to grow up and realize that life is not fair.


I m so tired of the NRA’s relentless effort to raise every penny from me that they possibly can from me, and now they crap on the USCCA. The endless, relentless, and complex campaigns of the NRA are simply offensive, and now they go after Tim Schmidt with a vengeance. I will be considering dropping out of the NRA and putting my support behind the USCCA. Tim appears to be a great citizen and American who has interests besides raising money and collecting a huge salary. It’s detrimental to the cause of defending the 2nd Amendment for the NRA to… Read more »

Roy Seal

I quit the NRA when I signed up for a life membership the be paid for in 4 equal payments. I paid the first one year payment. Then when the second year payment was due, I was informed the price of the four year payment program price had been increased and my last 3 payments would be at the higher yearly rate. They would not honor the first price program and would not refund my first year payment.

I think that was wrong legally and morally.

Donald Heater

NRA, That was really sorry stuff you decided to pull. As a life member it almost makes me want to resign my membership. Just how much bullshit do you think you can pull before it ends up biting you in the butt.


I think Tim Schmidt of USCCA was gracious in his continued praise for NRA when it was announced his company was dis-invited to the NRA convention this year. This was a very poor move by NRA timed completely to compete what Mr. Schmidt has built up from very humble beginnings into the powerhouse it is today. I am ashamed that I am a Life Member of the organization now.


Sorry NRA, but this was a terrible PR mistake on your part what you did to the USCCA and 2nd Call. I’ve been a USCCA member for a little over two years. They’re a great organization and have great insurance coverage for very reasonable prices…..not to mention their awesome magazine and training materials. I’ll maintain my NRA membership, but I’m sticking with USCCA for my self defense insurance. I wouldn’t feel comfortable with yours after the end run you made against USCCA. As a retired USAF Senior NCO, integrity means a lot to me, and that’s something you seem to… Read more »


The NRA owes an apology to the USCCA for their un called for actions. USCCA has always supported the NRA and now to be told your not welcome is BS. Wayne L. when we need to keep our unity you divide us, how is that going to help the 2nd amendment? To be sure, I will continue to be an NRA member but when I meet or see any or the executives or NRA reps they better be prepared for an earful from me.

We all sink or swim together.



I am sticking with USCCA…….seems as if the NRA is only concerned with making money. Shame on the NRA on how they treated USCCA….


If the NRA makes money off selling insurance, think they’ll try for any legislation that would make their insurance unnecessary?


They also chose a former SEAL for director, as if SEAL (or any military ROE) training has a single thing to do with civilian personal defense. NRA is just late to the game and trying to make a buck. Again.

Crotalus Maxximus

NRA pulls same trick the ATF pulled on a private firm that developed an electronic log book system for dealers. ATF requested a review of the system. They than delayed approval to market it while copying it and putting it out claiming they invented it. IIRC ATF lost the copyright infringement lawsuit.

Wild Bill

Does this insurance include defense to civil lawsuit and criminal accusation? Does this include accidental discharge and intentional discharge. Accidental discharge is a great defense (that has to be your story from the beginning and you have to stick to it), but then one might not be covered by the insurance.


NRA also banned Andrew F. Branca, author of “The Law Of Self Defense” because he works with USCCA.
Andrew says it well at:
“In my opinion this move makes the NRA look terribly defensive, and suggests that they themselves believe their own offerings are not well-positioned to compete with those of USCCA. These acts of explicit hostility to other reputable members of the self-defense and gun rights community is also a disservice to that community and the NRA’s purported mission as an organization for civil rights advocacy.”

Dr. Strangelove

Because USCCA spammed me when I signed up for their “newsletter,” I went with CCW Safe. The NRA is a little late to this party.


I’m an NRA Life Member, and I’m generally happy with their 2nd Amendment protection efforts. I like the USCCA… their educational/instructional videos are well-made, and their magazine is very high quality. Here in Oklahoma, though, the benefits (and cost-to-benefits ratio) of CCW Safe’s program are the very best available… and their customer service is good, too. I’m not affiliated with them, I’ve simply been a member of CCW Safe for three years, and I’m quite satisfied. And I agree… the NRA is late with their offerings (and they’re acting childishly during the introductory phase, as well). I’m just not interested… Read more »


You BET; That’s why they BANNED the USCCA from the meeting this year; Eliminate the competition that has been insuring gun owners for a long long time.


Agreed 100%.
I’m an NRA life member as is my wife and I will continue to support the NRA but the action mentioned above is far below the standard NRA should be setting for herself.


I am a Benefactor member of the NRA and have been a member since the ’60’s. During all this time I have been proud of belonging. That is until now. By not supporting another organization the NRA who, BTW, believes and promotes the same principles as the USCC​A is providing ammo to those who oppose gun ownership. This is not what the gun community, as a whole, will benefit from. Has the leadership of the NRA not heard of “divide and concur​e?” I will remain a member of both organizations​, however, I will not enthusiastically support or promote the NRA… Read more »

Hoss Green

There must be money involved for the NRA, or they wouldn’t be part of it.
Sorry NRA I’m sticking with USCCA. At least with them I haven’t had to worry about collusion with the enemy!