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5.11 Tactical Expands the ABR Academy for 2024 – More Class Times!

5.11 Tactical’s ABR Academy classes were insanely popular after making a return in early 2023. They were so popular in fact that 5.11 has just announced that they’ll be further expanding their ABR Academy class schedule in partnership with the USCAA to give even more Americans access to quality emergency, survival, and preparedness education.

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5.11 Tactical Expands the ABR Academy for 2024 – More Class Times!

Costa Mesa, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2024)5.11 Tactical, the global innovator of Purpose-Built Gear™, today announced it will expand its popular ABR Academy in 2024 to host more than 500 classes in collaboration with the U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA). Together, the companies will host the free instructional classes at 5.11 company-owned retail locations across the U.S. to provide tips, tactics and insight on readiness skills.

“Expanding the ABR Academy will allow us to better support individuals seeking to enhance their personal safety and self-reliance skills,” said 5.11 Tactical’s CMO, Debra Radcliff. “By partnering with USCCA, we aim to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate real-world situations and to protect themselves and their loved ones.”

The ABR Academy clinics will provide first-hand learning and guidance on topics ranging from building emergency preparedness kits and bug-out bags to self-defense and trauma care. Each course is free to attend and will be hosted by certified experts, including instructors from the USCCA and brand ambassadors from 5.11 Tactical. 

“We are thrilled to be expanding our partnership with 5.11 and the ABR Academy,” said Tim Schmidt, Co-Founder and Chairman of the USCCA. “Hosting more classes symbolizes our collective pursuit of widespread training and education. This is not just a partnership; it’s a shared commitment to be a positive force in the mission of saving lives.”

The USCCA is the largest, fastest-growing self-defense association dedicated to responsible firearm owners. It offers industry-leading training, lifesaving education and self-defense liability insurance to help members build preparedness and confidence. The partnership between 5.11 Tactical and USCCA brings together two industry-leading organizations to provide participants with a top-tier training experience.

If anything, the single most important services being offered at these classes are the medical training and the USCAA training for concealed carriers which covers specific laws and information relevant to you and your carry experience in your state. For more information about 5.11 Tactical’s ABR Academy and collaboration with the USCCA, or to find an ABR Academy class near you, please visit

5.11 Tactical Expands the ABR Academy for 2024 - More Class Times!

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