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Subscribers: 348
Reviews: 4

Dan
 Jul 9, 2019
Great show, excellent information and insights, but far too long. I try to listen on the way to work and frequently have to shut it off mid program because of the length. Please keep it down to 30-45 minutes.

freeman
 Apr 6, 2019
love it

Anthony
 Aug 30, 2018
Imformative but not opinionated.

Me
 Jul 19, 2018
Love this very informative podcast from great down to earth people! I never miss an episode!

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A podcast for serious individuals dedicated to their study of self defense, concealed carry, tactics, gear and the use of force

Episode Date
Episode 436: Lawsuits, Gun Takeaway Schemes, and Bankruptcies
55:50
Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster discuss the latest Industry News and share a couple of Gear Reviews! Always an interesting and fun time, don't miss it! Tune in!
Aug 06, 2020
Episode 435: Shooting Multiple Threats
58:36
Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster talk about the idea of having multiple threats or targets to shoot. It is very relevant in today's current environment where we're seeing more and more individuals getting involved in defending themselves from mobs of people. We'll tie this into this month's "Shooter Ready Challenge" where we do a drill called the 2-2-4-2-2. Tune in!
Aug 05, 2020
Episode 434: Behind the Scenes of a Self Defense Trial – Don West
1:23:30
Riley Bowman interviews Don West from CCW Safe to get a behind the scenes look at what goes into a self-defense case. Mr. West was the lead attorney on the George Zimmerman case, this nation's highest-profile self-defense case featuring a successful affirmative defense. We're going to get into the nitty-gritty of what really goes on behind the scenes in a self-defense case like that. What sort of things should you know ahead of time to prepare yourself in the event you find yourself in a situation you cannot get out of...physically or legally.
Jul 30, 2020
Episode 433: Good and Bad News for the Second Amendment
55:56
Today. Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster bring you our monthly legislative news update. We cover stories on the national level and from states such as Hawaii, Colorado, Virginia, and also a unique story from the Czech Republic. Tune in!
Jul 24, 2020
Episode 432: 5 Things The Gun Industry Has Changed Its Mind About
49:38
Matthew and Jacob discuss some of the major changes of opinion the gun industry has experienced in the last few decades. Many shooters today who first learned to shoot 10, 20, and 30 years ago bring with them ideas and techniques that have been broadly dismissed and replaced with a new best practice. We discuss 5 of those in today's show.
Jul 24, 2020
Episode 431: I Had A Bullet In My Chest And I Pulled It Out Myself
1:06:02
Jacob and Matthew cover a number of recent Justified Saves across the country. Stories from Detroit, Indianapolis, St George UT, Louisiana, OKC, and more.
Jul 08, 2020
Episode 430: Camping, Hiking, and Carrying a Gun
1:22:33
Riley Bowman and Jacob Paulsen tackle a very valid question: what are the best practices for defending oneself or one's campsite, tent, RV, etc. when out enjoying the great outdoors? How can we limit our risk from both human and animal threats?
Jul 04, 2020
Episode 429: Protecting You & Your Property
1:11:47
Today, Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster discuss the recent events in St. Louis, Missouri where a couple stood outside their home armed with pistol and rifle to apparently protect themselves and their home from a mob of people that stormed their private community in an attempt to reach and protest outside the mayor's home. There are MANY lessons to be learned from this incident, and that is our goal today...to make each of ourselves better, smarter, and more prepared for our worst day should it come.
Jul 03, 2020
Episode 428: Path to Performance With a Red Dot Pistol – Scott Jedlinski
50:47
Today, Riley Bowman plays back the interview he did with Scott "Jedi" Jedlinski during a weekend of training in Jedi's 2-Day Red Dot Pistol course. This was a fantastic shooting course taught by an even better instructor that is passionate about help shooters of all skill levels and types get better, more efficient, with better technique. You will learn much if you listen to, pay attention, and apply what is discussed in this episode!
Jun 27, 2020
Episode 427: Reloading a Pistol
1:15:13
Today, Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster discuss this month's Shooter Ready Challenge which involves reloads. They may not be very common in a civilian setting for defensive pistolcraft, but they're still good to know and to practice. We'll talk about tips and techniques, but don't forget to participate in www.ShooterReadyChallenge.com for a chance to win free access to LASR X and free ammo!
Jun 27, 2020
Episode 426: Performance at the Highest Level – B.J. Norris
1:15:12
Today, Riley Bowman interviews world champion shooter B.J. Norris (while on his lunch break) on what it takes to perform at our best...especially in stressful situations. B.J. has been competing since his youth and has numerous National and World titles to his name. He is also an avid practitioner of the defensive handgun.
Jun 26, 2020
Episode 425: When is the Supreme Court Going to Act?
59:06
Today. Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster bring you our monthly legislative news update. Not a ton of content in today's as far as quantity, but there are several very important things to discuss including how the Supreme Court continues to refuse critical cases with huge implications for the Second Amendment.
Jun 25, 2020
Episode 424: Gunfight Hit Factor – Processes & Results
1:03:41
Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster talk about an intriguing topic with broad implications. USPSA competitions use a metric known as "hit factor" to measure shooting performance in a match. "Points" per second is an idea that can be directly applied to defensive situations as well. So how can we increase our defensive "hit factor?"
Jun 12, 2020
Episode 423: News and Gear Reviews – PHLster Pro and Lever Guns
1:13:20
Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster share some of the latest industry news along with a new product review. We talk about Elmer Fudd selling off his gun collection, SIG SAUER is selling off their German operations, and new players are coming to play in the micro pistol RDS sandbox.
Jun 12, 2020
Episode 422: 11 Tips To Getting The Most Out of Your Next Class
53:20
Jacob & Matthew discuss the little things you can do to 5X the value you get from the next class you take. These are the things we consistently see our students NOT doing that they really should do.
Jun 12, 2020
Episode 421: JUSTIFED SAVES – Riot Protection
1:04:31
Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster share the latest JUSTIFIED SAVE news stories from around the country where everyday citizens stop deadly threats lawfully on a regular basis. Many lessons will be learned today including from some of our less-than justified incidents. Also, we might even get into some riot-related defense as we share the story of a Marine-turned security guard and how he put an end to a potentially very deadly situation on the streets of Seattle.
Jun 09, 2020
Episode 420: Keeping Your Cool During Stressful Trauma Situations
57:29
Riley Bowman and Brian MacLaughlin talk about stress, pressure, and how to remain cool even when things seem to be falling apart. Those of you that know Brian will recall he was a Navy Corpsman who deployed to the Middle East while attached to Marine Corps units. He has also worked in the ER hospital setting. We'll talk about how to manage all of that on both the medical provider side...and the patient side.
Jun 09, 2020
Episode 419: At Least 10 Range Bag Items You May be Missing
56:55
Riley Bowman and Jacob Paulsen share their own lists of 5 important range bag items that are often overlooked. Are you missing any of these? You don't want to waste your time going to the range and realizing you needed something, right? Well, you better tune in!
May 27, 2020
Episode 418: Supreme Court Eyeing Another Major 2A Decision?
57:43
Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster bring to you the latest legislative news and issues affecting the 2A nation and states around the country. We cover stories about red flag laws like in Colorado where the red flag law is going to continue forward after a challenge that failed, while in Oklahoma red flag laws have been outlawed. Meanwhile, in Massachusetts a major Second Amendment challenge emerges, and the Supreme Court potentially sets its sights on a major ruling in the near future. What does the future have in store for our rights?
May 27, 2020
Episode 417: Extraction – Behind the Scenes with Chili Palmer
55:52
Riley Bowman talks with Chili Palmer, U.S. Army Special Operations veteran, Viking Tactics Instructor, and advisor on the new Netflix hit movie "Extraction." Riley and Jacob both had the opportunity to take a training course from Chili a couple of years back, and he knows his stuff. Of course, that would be expected from a guy with more than a dozen deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Tune in, not only will this episode be entertaining for sure, it will be highly educational as well.
May 26, 2020
Episode 416: Getting Back to the Range After a Break
50:26
Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster talk about how to get back to the shooting range after you've had a dry spell like Coronavirus. How to stay sharp, what to do to warmup, maybe what drills and skills to use and work on that are more likely to have perished, and more. Tune in!
May 22, 2020
Episode 415: Biased Gun Research Plus Gear Reviews
1:02:31
Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster share the latest industry news and gear reviews. On today's episode we talk about a recent book release that dives deep into the CDC's longtime bias against guns and how other research into gun ownership and usage statistics often have flaws in the data. We also review Riley's and Matthew's latest gear picks, so tune in, and don't miss it!
May 22, 2020
Episode 414: The Ahmaud Arbery Incident – What We Know
1:20:10
Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster sit down to discuss the Ahmaud Arbery shooting in Brunswick, Georgia. According to reports, Ahmaud was out for a run when he was mistaken for a neighborhood burglar, chased down, and shot in an altercation. New video has surfaced, and we take a live look at it together today on the podcast and try to ascertain what lessons we should take from this. Tune in!
May 21, 2020
Episode 413: JUSTIFIED SAVES – 15 Shots at In-N-Out Burger
59:49
Today, Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster share the latest JUSTIFIED SAVE news stories from around the country where everyday citizens stop deadly threats lawfully on a regular basis. You're going to enjoy learning from today's stories involving good guys stopping armed robberies on the street, grandmas shooting their daughters in self-defense, and motorsports tycoons defending themselves and their date while eating out at In-N-Out Burgers. Tune in!
May 08, 2020
Episode 412: When Can You Shoot Someone?
53:34
Riley and Jacob today discussing the framework of self-defense law for all 50 states that breaks down in simple terms when you can legally defend yourself with a gun.
May 08, 2020
Episode 411: 7 Tell-Tale Moves That Give Away Your Gun
50:23
Today, Riley Bowman and Jacob Paulsen discuss the various ways, habits, and moves that turn a concealed carry gun into an "open" carry one. We believe it's best practice to remain concealed if the intent is to conceal, so are you making these mistakes? Tune in to find out!
May 07, 2020
Episode 410: Interview with George Harris
1:06:43
Today, Riley Bowman interviews George Harris of International Firearms Consultants. George has over 30 years experience of teaching firearms and is one of the original founders of the Sig Sauer Academy.
May 01, 2020
Episode 409: Remington Offers to Make Ventilators But Gets Shutdown as Non-Essential
1:08:10
Today, Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster bring to you the latest legislative news and issues affecting the 2A nation and states around the country. We will discuss how various states are handling the COVID-19 pandemic, which ones are protecting 2A rights and which ones are violating them. New York is a notable example where clear infringements are occurring and the state government has completely turned its back on an offer to help supplement the need for ventilator equipment because of the company behind the offer...Remington.
May 01, 2020
Episode 408: Winning a Gunfight Means Winning the Legal Fight, Too – Derek DeBrosse
51:03
Matthew Maruster plays host as he interviews Derek DeBrosse, an Ohio attorney that is also a veteran having served his country in Operation Iraqi Freedom. We'll talk about preparing oneself legally and having a good game plan.
Apr 23, 2020
Episode 407: News and Gear Reviews – Drive-thru Gun Sales
1:05:34
Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster share this month's industry news stories and wrap it up with gear reviews of stuff we've been playing with recently. The gun industry is declared as being "essential," the ATF has to update their playbook for gun dealers in the new world of COVID-19, Shannon Watts throws a hissy fit, and we also discuss the controversial early morning raid of Duncan Lemp. It's going to be a doozy! Plus our review of the new Wilson Combat P320 grip module and the Pig Lube Range Kit!
Apr 20, 2020
Ep406: UFC Fighter Anthony Smith Shows What Real-Life Fights Are Really Like
1:07:50
Riley and Matthew discuss the recent interview pro UFC fighter Anthony Smith gave on ESPN about his home invasion incident. There are so many lessons that all the rest of us can learn from his experience especially when we put into context the skill level of Anthony Smith where it comes to fighting and subduing people and how difficult it was for him to put a stop to the threat against him and his family. This is a compelling story you won't want to miss!
Apr 20, 2020
Episode 405: JUSTIFIED SAVES – A Wild Month
1:03:48
Today Riley Bowman and Jacob Paulsen joins forces to talk about a wild month of justified save instances. It ranges from disabled women defending their home against burglars to a CCWer stopping a potential mass killing event to concealed carriers assisting police successfully and one, unfortunately, unsuccessfully. Many lessons are about to be learned, so be sure to tune in!
Apr 08, 2020
Ep404: Shooting and Moving with Purpose
1:03:48
Today, Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster tackle the subject of shooting and moving. Sometimes the terminology "get off the X" is used when describing what defensive shooters should do. What does this mean? Is it really as simple as taking a sidestep on the draw, or is there more to it than that?
Apr 07, 2020
Episode 403: Handling Traffic Stops With Law Enforcement
1:03:42
Today, Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster revisit a topic from WAY back in episode 3 of the Concealed Carry Podcast--we talk about how to handle yourself as a concealed carrier during traffic stops.
Apr 01, 2020
Episode 402: Defending Yourself During Civil Unrest or Societal Collapse
1:02:03
Today, Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster discuss talk about tactical and legal considerations for situations for defending you and your family when societal unrest and potential collapse are creating security problems. This episode is not so much about COVID-19, but the recent pandemic is a great opportunity to look at this type of situation because it could happen again. Let's be ready for it!
Apr 01, 2020
Episode 401: Bugging In – Are You Prepared?
53:08
Matthew and Jacob discuss a range of topics relating to bugging in. Being prepared to sustain your family for a long period and defend your home from exterior threats.
Mar 24, 2020
Episode 400: New Gun Owner’s Checklist
1:09:59
So...you bought a gun...now what? Today, Riley Bowman, Jacob Paulsen, and Matthew Maruster get the whole gang together to talk about where and how to get started as gun owners. Even if you've owned guns your entire life, chances are there's something in this episode you didn't think of or know about.
Mar 24, 2020
Episode 399: COVID-19’s Effect on Gun Rights
1:03:57
Today, Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster discuss legislative news and updates across the U.S. especially where COVID-19 is having an impact on citizens' 2nd Amendment rights. We also talk about the latest Shooter Ready Challenge and how to use transitions effectively to shoot multiple targets like a plate rack!
Mar 20, 2020
Episode 398: Buying Guns Online
48:21
When was the last time you bought a gun online. Thinking about Jacob's most recent experience we discuss the legal considerations and how buying online can still support local gun dealers.
Mar 18, 2020
Episode 397: 27 Stats on How Criminals Get Guns
59:17
A recent report from the department of justice provides some insights about how effective gun laws are at preventing criminals from obtaining firearms. Riley and Matthew review those stats and an article from an anti-gun website...
Mar 18, 2020
Episode 395: To Safety or Not To Safety
53:19
Riley and Matthew tackle the topic of handgun safeties. Different styles both active and passive and when and how to leverage them appropriately. Based on several submitted questions by listeners this topic is important both for the novice and experienced CCWer!
Mar 14, 2020
Episode 394: 10 Tips on Carrying Concealed With Rich Brown
1:13:58
Today we host Rich Brown, of The American Warrior Society and discuss a recent article he published about 10 core Tips to Carrying Concealed. Don't be deceived by the title, there are some great and critical insights hidden in the dialogue!
Mar 14, 2020
Episode 393: Justified or Not Justified. You Decide
1:03:50
Today's justified segment will leave you wondering if all these gun owners are indeed justified. Jacob and Matthew tell the story and leave it up to you to decide!
Mar 06, 2020
Episode 392: Drawing the Gun in Compromised Positions
57:16
Have you ever cleared your gun and worked through drawing it from your holster in various compromised positions? Today, Riley and Jacob review some of the safety and tactical considerations relating to those kinds of holster draws.
Mar 04, 2020
Episode 391: Trauma Care Summit Wrapup
2:03:39
A live Q&A broadcast that was aired in February 2020 as a wrapup to the Trauma Care Summit. Riley and Jacob Paulsen discuss what makes up a good medkit, how they made the decisions about what is included in the Mountain Man Medical Trauma Kits and take questions from the live audience.
Mar 04, 2020
Episode 390: SHOT Show Roundup – Winners & Losers
55:54
Today, Riley Bowman and Matthew give you their thoughts on the winners and losers at this year's SHOT Show.
Feb 28, 2020
Episode 389: You Carry a Gun…But What About Medical?
1:10:14
Today, Riley Bowman talks with ConcealedCarry.com's new Director of Training - Medical, Brian McLaughlin, a former Navy Corpsman, EMT, and ER Tech. Brian is well acquainted with stopping up holes and patching people up having done it on the battlefield in Afghanistan. We talk about medical training, trauma kits, and mindset as it relates to being ready for the physical trauma aftermath of being in a deadly force encounter.
Feb 06, 2020
Episode 388: When a Navy SEAL Writes a Novel… with Jack Carr
40:08
Today is the FINAL in a marathon of power-packed podcast episodes Riley Bowman had the opportunity to record while at SHOT Show 2020. This one features Jack Carr, retired Navy SEAL and author of the bestselling books, "The Terminal List" and "True Believer." He has a new book being released on April 14, 2020 called "Savage Son."
Feb 02, 2020
Episode 387: Evolution of Handgun Design – The Grayguns Story with Bruce Gray
1:21:13
Today is Day 5 in a marathon of power-packed podcast episodes Riley Bowman had the opportunity to record while at SHOT Show 2020. This one features Bruce Gray of Grayguns. Bruce is one of the most highly-respected gunsmiths in the U.S. having built, worked on, and customized handguns for over forty years. He's also a highly skilled shooter and practical pistol competitor. We dive into how his business came to be, some of the growing pains, and some of the history of modern handgun design and development. We also bring on his Director of Gunsmithing, Keith Hosey, and his Director of Production, Jordon Castro, to talk about the products and services Grayguns provides.
Feb 01, 2020
Episode 386: Product Development & Testing with Daniel Horner of Team SIG SAUER
33:29
Today is Day 4 in a marathon of power-packed podcast episodes Riley Bowman had the opportunity to record while at SHOT Show 2020. This one features Daniel Horner of Team SIG SAUER. Daniel is a multi-discipline World Champion shooter, was a Sergeant First Class in the U.S. Army and recruited to join the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit where he became one of the most decorated shooters in team history. We get into one of his passions behind the scenes seeing what it takes to properly design, develop, improve, and test new SIG products. Plus we get into the new SIG Cross bolt action rifle along with its unique and barrier-busting .277 SIG Fury round.
Jan 29, 2020
Episode 385: EDC Tools to Carry on the Road with Lena Miculek of Team SIG SAUER
55:30
Today is Day 3 in a marathon of power-packed podcast episodes Riley Bowman had the opportunity to record while at SHOT Show 2020. This one features Lena Miculek, Pro-shooter and World Champion with Team SIG SAUER. We talk about concealed carry, other EDC options including for non-permissive environments, and we get into some tips, tricks, and techniques for shooting at an elite, world-class level.
Jan 28, 2020
Episode 384: Busting Female Shooting Stereotypes with Hana Bilodeau of SIG SAUER
41:53
Today is Day 2 in a marathon of power-packed podcast episodes Riley Bowman had the opportunity to record while at SHOT Show 2020. This one features Hana Bilodeau, a former Federal Air Marshal, law enforcement officer, SIG SAUER Academy Instructor, and current Director of Training and Special Events. We talk about concealed carry friendly guns, concealed carry and holster tips, and some excellent tips for female CCWers as well.
Jan 28, 2020
Episode 383: Carry Optics Tips with Max Michel, SIG SAUER Team Captain
47:56
Today begins a marathon of power-packed podcast episodes Riley had the opportunity to record while at SHOT Show 2020. This one features Max Michel, 8-time world champion and 19-time national champion in action pistol shooting. We talk about getting started in Carry Optics division shooting with loads of tips sprinkled throughout the episode.
Jan 25, 2020
Episode 382: Texas Church Shooting Analysis
1:20:13
Today Riley, Jacob, and Matthew break down and discuss the shooting that took place at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas. We talk about the moments leading up to it, the response by Jack Wilson and others, and the aftermath. What can we all learn from this to make ourselves, our families, and our churches safer and strong...
Jan 22, 2020
Episode 381: News and Gear Reviews – Compensators, Boots and the P365XL
59:46
Today Riley and Matthew talk about the latest industry news and "goings-on" in the world of guns. New products, stuff going on in Virginia, plus gear reviews of the 5.11 Tactical Apex Wedge boots, the Tyrant Designs Glock Compensator, and an update on the SIG P365 XL. Join in and listen!
Jan 22, 2020
Episode 380: Professional Firearms Education and Veteran’s Training Program with Brannon LeBouef
1:00:20
Today, Riley talks with Brannon LeBouef of NOLATAC Firearms Training about a new Professional Firearms Education Program that not only provides professional instructors a "Bachelor's Degree-level" education but is also able to be utilized by veterans and paid for with GI Bill funds. Brannon, an experienced instructor and law enforcement officer, is very knowledgable on other firearms and training topics, so expect a high-octane, info-packed episode!
Jan 14, 2020
Episode 379: Fedex Driver Defended Himself But Got Shot in the Process
56:27
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. Today is our JUSTIFIED SAVES Edition and we're talking about how one Fedex driver defended himself against an attacker, how a wife defended her husband during an armed robbery, plus we give recognition to Jack Wilson, the hero of the West Freeway Church Shooting, and more!
Jan 14, 2020
Episode 378: Making it Easy to Get Your Hits at Long Range – Jason Wilson of Lucid Optics
32:51
Today, Riley plays back the interview he did together with Jason Wilson, Founder and CEO of Lucid Optics, at the 2019 Ballistic Summit. They talk optics, long-range shooting, follow-through, and more. This is a little bit different content from our normal episodes, but we thought it would be fun for a little change. Happy Holidays!
Dec 27, 2019
Episode 377: John Tiegen – Kids, Tactical Games, Benghazi, and Helping Our Vets
25:57
Today is a special day...it's Christmas Eve, and we have a special interview for you with John Tiegen, one of the heroes of Benghazi. Riley talks about getting kids started with shooting and guns, the Tactical Games, the events and controversies and the TRUTH about Benghazi, and we talk about the incredible work of The Tiegen Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping veterans and first responders dealing with stress-related suffering and pain. Merry Christmas!
Dec 24, 2019
Episode 376: Do You KNOW??? Questions You Should Be Asking Yourself
1:18:20
Today, Riley and Matthew discuss the recent event here in Arvada, Colorado where an off-duty Denver police officer attempted to interrupt a robbery and got shot when his own gun malfunctioned. This incident is a perfect opportunity to ask some critical "Do you know..." questions--questions every serious carrier of a gun should be asking themselves. We'll get into what those are...
Dec 24, 2019
Episode 375: One Draw To Rule Them All
59:47
Matthew and Jacob cover two topics. First, is your draw stroke functional for any situation? What are some considerations? Second, what is the difference between self-defense law and laws that govern firearm possession and why is it important to distinguish between them?
Dec 17, 2019
Episode 374: “I Saw He Had a Pistol…He Saw Me, and We Exchanged Gunfire.” – Interview with Stephen Willeford
1:19:24
Today's episode is super special, we are pleased to interview Stephen Willeford, the man who ran towards danger with his AR-15 to intervene. Two years have passed since that fateful event, and we check in with Stephen to not only hear his story, but to hear about the recovery for him, his family, and his community as time has passed but wounds still run deep.
Dec 14, 2019
Episode 373: How To Become a Faster and More Accurate Shooter In 2020
1:38:12
Today, Riley and Jacob come together for a special discussion on steps, strategies, and solutions for becoming better shooters in the upcoming year of 2020. A lot of the discussion will be focused on the idea of specific drills and skill exercises that will push shooters to become faster while still maintaining acceptable levels of accuracy.
Dec 11, 2019
Episode 372: Soft-sided Holsters and Responsibility in the 2A Community
1:07:12
Today, Riley and Matthew answer a listener's question about soft-sided holsters. Then we talk about the recent "red flag" situation out of New York State and the important responsibility that we as a community have to get our facts straight and not blow things out of proportion.
Dec 11, 2019
Episode 371: Homeowner Used As Human Shield
1:03:31
Some interesting news stories today including several examples of what to do and what not to do. A BG uses a homeowner as a human shield successfully and a mother beats the police to her home in order to protect her daughter from home intruders. Tune in now!
Dec 05, 2019
Episode 370: Mindset Is Everything With Instructor Zero
38:32
In this interview with Instructor Zero, Jacob and Matthew dive into a conversation about mindset and training oneself to avoid deadly situations. Instructor Zero discusses how to manage the difference between the training environment and the real-world environment and much much more!
Nov 23, 2019
Episode 369: Myth or Fact – Revolvers Are More Reliable Than Semi-Autos?
54:23
Today Riley and Matthew take on the age-old debate of revolvers vs. semi-automatics, specifically the common argument that revolvers are more reliable than semi-autos. We'll show how that is both true AND false. Should be a lively discussion today!
Nov 22, 2019
Episode 368: Is .380 Becoming Obsolete?
56:19
Today, Riley and Matthew discuss the question: is the .380 ACP becoming obsolete? In this day and age of micro-compact 9mm's is there any good justification for a .380? We'll also talk about handgun size, fit to hand, and other helpful topics for concealed carriers. Good questions prompting solid discussion today!
Nov 21, 2019
Episode 367: Gun Companies Will Be Put Out of Business
1:01:45
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA about firearms and concealed carry related legislation, laws, gun control, etc. Today we'll be talking about how gun companies may be at significant risk of being put out of business by lawsuits by victims and their families from crimes committed with those companies' guns. Also, a couple of states are at a significant risk of severe gun control legislation in this upcoming 2020 session. We'll tell you which ones to watch for. Join in and listen!
Nov 20, 2019
Episode 366: Real-World Ballistics – Defensive Ammo that has Proven Itself with Dave Spaulding
57:22
Today, Riley talks with Dave Spaulding of Handgun Combatives about ammunition options and effectiveness. Recently, Dave "broke the internet" when posting what he's found over decades of research and studying of the issues. We'll talk about how Dave has accumulated all of his data and what it means for responsible defenders. It should be an awesome episode. Tune in!
Nov 19, 2019
Episode 365: Don’t Need an AR? This Pregnant Mother Disagrees!
1:03:21
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. Today is our JUSTIFIED SAVES Edition and we're talking about how one construction worker defended himself against an attacker, how one pregnant mother used an AR15 to defend her family, and more! Join in and listen!
Nov 19, 2019
Episode 364: Reasons to Get a Permit Even With Constitutional Carry
1:01:09
Today, Riley and Jacob discuss all the various reasons for obtaining a CCW permit even if you live in a state with constitutional carry. And what about those that say "concealed means concealed" and "the Second Amendment is my permit?" Should a person even bother getting a permit at all even where required by the law? Good questions prompting solid discussion today!
Nov 09, 2019
Episode 363: Alarming Pattern of Cops Shooting Homeowners
43:44
3 recent incidents around the country paint a picture of a concerning pattern. Essentially situations in which Law Enforcement officers responding to a private residence end up shooting the armed homeowner. Brian and Jacob break down these incidents and discuss things we can do to minimize the odds of this kind of tragedy in our own homes.
Nov 04, 2019
Episode 362: How to Not Mistake Your Loved Ones as Intruders
1:05:34
Riley and Jacob discuss six core tactics you should be deploying in any potential home defense scenario to ensure NOT ONLY that you don't accidentally shoot the wrong person but that you also maximize your odds of success should you have a real threat.
Oct 31, 2019
Episode 361: California’s Onslaught of Anti-Gun Legislation
1:02:49
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA about firearms and concealed carry related legislation, laws, gun control, etc. Today we'll be talking about the insane amount of gun control coming out of California recently as signed by Governor Newsom, plus some pivotal cases in the courts, and we break down an interesting and potentially confusing case dealing with the definition of 80% receivers.
Oct 31, 2019
Episode 360: All About Ankle Carry and Other Non-Traditional Carry Methods
46:59
Today, Riley and Matthew discuss carrying concealed on your ankle and other less common carry methods. This is a topic that probably doesn't get enough attention, so we decided it was time.
Oct 30, 2019
Episode 359: Optics, Kids & Guns with James Yeager
54:23
Today, Riley shares the interview he did with James Yeager while sitting down together at the Lucid Optics 2019 Ballistics Summit at the NRA Whittington Center. We had a great time discussing pistol optics, getting kids started with proper firearms education, and whatever else the conversation led us to.
Oct 21, 2019
Episode 358: Talking Tactical Polka Dots with Cheryl Todd
1:05:44
Today, Riley talks with Cheryl Todd of Gun Freedom Radio. Cheryl is a passionate Second Amendment advocate who talks about important 2A issues each week on her radio show. Cheryl is also the owner of AZFirearms.com a gun dealer in the Phoenix, AZ area. We will be talking about gun rights, women in the shooting sports, and the upcoming 2nd Amendment Rally in D.C. on November 2nd.
Oct 16, 2019
Episode 357: News & Gear Reviews – Springfield Armory Hellcat
1:06:38
Today Riley and Matthew talk about some new products coming to market including some new sights from XS Sights AND we hear Riley's first take after some hands-on with the new Springfield Armory Hellcat! Matthew chimes in with his own review of the Archon Type B pistol, a very intriguing design!
Oct 10, 2019
Episode 356: Dallas Man Arrested After Shooting Burglar
59:28
After Jacob gets off his soap box he and Matthew review recent news stories in which gun owners defended themselves. Some really awesome and few examples of what not to do. Join in and listen!
Oct 07, 2019
Episode 355: Big Guys Can Appendix, Too! – Spencer Keepers
1:05:59
Today, Riley talks with Spencer Keepers of Keepers Concealment. Spencer has become known as the "Appendix Carry Guy." His company makes arguably the best AIWB holsters on the market (some of the models can be carried in other positions as well). But Spencer is also a really good shooter, too, having just recently earned his SECOND Turbo Pin (don't know what that is?...we'll talk about it)! Should be a great episode today!
Oct 04, 2019
Episode 354: “I Will Not Comply!”
45:24
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA about firearms and concealed carry related legislation, laws, gun control, etc. Today we'll be talking about the current push to ban "assault weapons," create mandatory buyback programs, registration, licensing, and red flag laws. Plus we'll talk about the testimony in front of a House Judiciary Committee given yesterday by Dianna Muller and her clarion call of "I will not comply!"
Oct 04, 2019
Episode 353: Learning Concealed Carry the HARD WAY with Jeff Gonzales
1:29:04
Today, Riley talks with Jeff Gonzales, former Navy SEAL, Founder of Trident Concepts, LLC, and Director of Training at The Range at Austin. Jeff has a unique story of how he first learned how to carry a gun concealed, and he had to learn a lot of lessons the hard way. Today our goal will be to learn what sorts of mistakes and troubles we should avoid, and we'll also talk about the Concealed Carry Instructor Development Course Riley recently attended as taught by Jeff and do a little After Action Report (AAR) about it and some stuff Riley learned.
Sep 28, 2019
Episode 352: Open Carry, Good?
1:15:43
Today, Riley and Jacob discuss a sometimes controversial subject--the concept of open carry. There are many gun owners that prefer to practice this method of carrying a gun. Are they good ambassadors? Is it a sound tactic? What's the right approach?
Sep 25, 2019
Episode 351: That EDC Life with Bryan Eastridge
1:12:18
Today, Riley talks with Bryan Eastridge of EDC Belt Company. Bryan is a police officer and firearms instructor. We're going to be talking about important considerations where it comes to gear selection and setup to enhance Every Day Carry (EDC). We'll dive into what makes his EDC Belt Company's "Foundation Belt" work for that purpose, and we'll talk about his recent foray into the podcasting world with his own show the "Lawdog Shooting Sports Podcast."
Sep 20, 2019
Episode 350: Choosing the Best Self Defense Ammo PLUS More Listener Questions
1:03:42
Today, Riley and Matthew take time to answer listener questions that have come in recently including topics like: "Budget handgun options", "Why wasn't there a CCWer to respond to the El Paso shooter and stop him?", "Options for carrying medical gear", and "How do I choose the best self-defense ammo?
Sep 17, 2019
Episode 349: News & Gear Reviews – KelTec P17
49:19
Today Riley and Jacob talk about some new products coming to market including an exciting and very affordable new pistol from KelTec. We discuss the surge in recent gun sales and why, and we talk about some Walmart-related issues including how Walmart management got involved with Bloomberg more than a decade ago, AND we give our review of a couple of products we've recently gotten our hands on
Sep 16, 2019
Episode 348: Your Gun is NOT a Magic Talisman
35:04
Today, Riley and Matthew discuss the problem of overconfidence with carrying a firearm and also the secondary issue of carrying a gun without getting the proper training and mindset.
Sep 11, 2019
Episode 347: JUSTIFIED SAVES – Mass Shooting Stopped AGAIN by CCWer
50:49
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. Today is our JUSTIFIED SAVES Edition and we're talking about how important it is we are careful when approaching people at the door, mistakes made when homeowners fail to identify "threats", how one woman shot her boyfriend to save her son, and we share the harrowing story of how one brave bar employee saved lives by engaging a would-be mass shooter plus MUCH MORE!! Join in and listen!
Sep 08, 2019
Episode 346: I Call BS – Stop Shaming – The Perfect Loadout
49:45
Today, Jacob and Matthew talk about a recent meme Jacob saw online which suggested that you would be better off leaving your gun at home than carrying it without a round in the chamber. This leads to a conversation about how we support others and how we are all falling short of the perfect loadout.
Sep 03, 2019
Episode 345: Guns and Ammo Taxes Coming?
46:32
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA about firearms and concealed carry related legislation, laws, gun control, etc. Today we'll be talking about the insane amount of gun control the March for Our Lives students want to enact, how some cities are turning to guns and ammunition taxes to try to combat crime, and more! Join in and listen!
Aug 30, 2019
Episode 344: What Have You Changed Your Mind About Recently? Part 2
40:24
Today, Riley and Matthew sit down for an honest and refreshing discussion to get Matthew's perspective on things he's recently learned and how his opinions have changed on things. This is a quest of knowledge and experience, and we should always seek to be learning, growing and keeping our minds open to new things.
Aug 29, 2019
Episode 343: 65% of People Don’t Do THIS After Their CCW Class
1:15:50
Today, Riley and Jacob review survey data collected from students at various periods after their initial concealed carry class. We discuss some best practices and considerations to help people overcome the more common struggles that we all face.
Aug 29, 2019
Episode 342: Surviving a Mass Shooting – Part 2
1:03:17
Today, Riley and Jacob continue the discussion about the recent mass shootings that happened in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. We talk about strategies for prevailing if you ever find yourself in one. And we also talk about how to avoid getting mistaken as a "bad guy" by cops in the chaos if you do indeed choose to respond with your own gun.
Aug 22, 2019
Episode 341: News & Gear Reviews – Noisefighters Ear Pro Upgrade
47:30
Today Riley and Jacob introduce a revised format for our "Industry News" episodes. Today we'll talk about some new products coming to market, another NRA Board Director has resigned, AND we talk about a couple of products that really float our boat including something that VASTLY improves your already existing ear protection!
Aug 14, 2019
Episode 340: Surviving a Mass Shooting
1:07:38
Today, Riley and Matthew talk about the recent mass shootings that happened in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. We talk about strategies for prevailing if you ever find yourself in one. And we also talk about how to avoid getting mistaken as a "bad guy" by cops in the chaos if you do indeed choose to respond with your own gun. Let us know what you think in the comments!!
Aug 13, 2019
Episode 339: JUSTIFIED SAVES – Man Shoots Intruder Off of Girlfriend Inside Tent!
54:50
Today Riley and Jacob cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. Today is our JUSTIFIED SAVES Edition and we're talking about how important it is we are careful when approaching people at the door, mistakes made when homeowners go out after intruders, how one woman shot an axe-wielding attacker, and we share the harrowing story of how one man was forced to shoot a "tent intruder" getting frisky with his girlfriend plus MUCH MORE!!
Aug 11, 2019
Episode 338: Revising the 4 Firearm Safety Rules
1:13:20
Today, Riley and Matthew discuss the recent change ConcealedCarry.com made to the 4 Firearm Safety Rules as taught in our classes. The intent is to bring the rules into line with modern-day curriculum and practices both on the square range...and on the streets. Do you agree or disagree with these tweaks to the rules? If not, why??
Aug 07, 2019
Episode 337: What Have You Changed Your Mind About Recently?
54:37
Today, Riley and Jacob sit down for an honest and refreshing discussion about things they've recently learned and how their opinions have changed on things. This is a quest of knowledge and experience, and we should always seek to be learning, growing and keeping our minds open to new things.
Jul 31, 2019
Episode 336: Is New Zealand Setting the Example for the U.S. to Follow?
1:31:19
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. Today is our Industry News Edition and we're talking about the downfall of the NRA, a lawsuit against a gun manufacturer, and how the ATF apparently gets to change the rules on a whim.
Jul 30, 2019
Episode 335: All About Hotels: Law, Best Practices, and More
44:04
Today Jacob and Matthew discuss gun owner considerations when selecting and staying in a hotel. Learn about some unique state laws, the gun policies of some of the largest hotel chains, and various other best practices. Plus some clarity on the policy of the ever-growing Airbnb. Join in and listen!
Jul 19, 2019
Episode 334: Dry Fire Guns and Gun Tools
1:08:15
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. Today is our JUSTIFIED SAVES Edition and we're talking about how one father had think quick and use his gun to save his son from being kidnapped right in front of him in his driveway, plus a police officer is saved by Good Samaritans plus MUCH MORE!!
Jul 17, 2019
Episode 333: The Secret to Winning a Gunfight – Dave Spaulding
1:19:01
Today, Riley talks with Dave Spaulding of Handgun Combatives. Riley recently went through Dave's Kinetic Combat Pistol course here in Colorado where the importance of moving with purpose was drilled into the students. Dave has been instructing for nearly 40 years in law enforcement, SWAT and civilian capacities. Dave has a unique non-BS approach to teaching only what is relevant and proven to help good people win gunfights decisively.
Jul 12, 2019
Episode 332: JUSTIFIED SAVES – Dad Saves Son From Kidnapping
59:04
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. Today is our JUSTIFIED SAVES Edition and we're talking about how one father had think quick and use his gun to save his son from being kidnapped right in front of him in his driveway, plus a police officer is saved by Good Samaritans plus MUCH MORE!!
Jul 11, 2019
Episode 331: Getting Started in the Firearms Industry
1:13:01
Today, Riley and Jacob sit down for a roundtable chat with Gary Ramey of Honor Defense firearms and Jason Wilson from Lucid Optics to talk about entrepreneurship in the firearms industry, how to break into the industry, what to do to get started.
Jul 03, 2019
Episode 330: Legal Q&A with Andrew Branca and Chad Enos at KelTec
47:33
Riley had the privilege of sitting down with and talking about legal questions and considerations together with Andrew Branca (Law of Self Defense) and Chad Enos (KelTec). Listeners and viewers submitted questions to us and were presented to Andrew for his responses. Chad added a unique perspective to the issues, and overall we had a great chat.
Jul 02, 2019
Episode 329: Integrative Defense Strategies & CCW – Todd Fossey
1:01:25
Today, Riley interviews Todd Fossey who is charging onto the national scene as a top tier disruptive innovator and champion for the citizen defender. He is the CEO and Chief Instructor at Integrative Defense Strategies in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Jun 28, 2019
Episode 328: Historical Concealed Carry Guns with Ashley Hlebinsky
1:01:06
Today, Riley interviews Ashley Hlebinsky, Curator of the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. We’re going to be talking with Ashley about her work as curator and the upcoming Grand Opening of the completely renovated museum. 
Jun 23, 2019
Episode 327: Finding Your Sights Quickly – Jerry Miculek
1:09:48
Today, Riley and Jacob interview Jerry Miculek, one of the most recognizable faces of competitive shooting and who is considered by many to be the greatest shooter of all time. Well recognized for his fast trigger finger, we will dive deep with Jerry into sight acquisition, sight picture, transitions, and more! Tune in and share your thoughts and questions with us as well!
Jun 20, 2019
Episode 326: 5 Anti-Gun Policies And Why We Must Say No
1:05:55
Today, Jacob & Matthew discuss 5 common pieces of gun control legislation and the simple but truthful reasons we shouldn't support them. In addition to the proposal specifics, they also share insights behind the approach to having these discussions with others!
Jun 14, 2019
Episode 325: Industry News – What About Lead Exposure??
1:07:27
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. Today is our Industry News Edition and we're talking about silencers being on the chopping block, how the myth of Australian-style gun control prevents mass shootings has just been busted, and also about the importance of having a discussion about lead exposure from shooting. Join in and listen!
Jun 13, 2019
Episode 324: What is Your “Go” Signal?? – John Correia from ASP
1:07:58
Today, Riley plays back the interview he did with Active Self Protection's John Correia while at SHOT Show 2019 in the Heckler & Koch booth. John shares some insights and behind the scenes moments from his popular Youtube channel and talks with us about the importance of training and putting in the time to improve on our skills. John also shares with us some incredibly powerful metrics that helps us identify what our "go" signal should be in some deadly force situations. This changed the way I look at things in a big way!!
Jun 11, 2019
Episode 323: JUSTIFIED SAVES – Woman Shoots Man Who Swung Steering Wheel Lock at Her
1:02:13
Today Riley and Jacob cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. Today is our JUSTIFIED SAVES Edition and we're talking about how one woman had to shoot a man after he swung a steering wheel lock at her because he was angry she had a handicap parking placard!
Jun 06, 2019
Episode 322: Doing Off Body Carry Correctly With Beth Alcazar
51:53
Today, Riley is MIA so Jacob teams up with Beth Alcazar to hash out off body carry. The objective here is to avoid shaming off body carry or thinking of it exclusively as a woman thing, and instead tackling it from the perspective of HOW to do it well. Tune in and share your thoughts and questions with us as well!
May 31, 2019
Episode 321: Legislative Updates – Trump’s New ATF Head Pick Pro-Gun?…or is he??
58:20
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. Today is our Legislative Updates Edition and we're talking about some important stories from around the nation.
May 31, 2019
Episode 320: The Jedi Master of Shooting – Scott Jedlinski
58:21
Today, Riley and Jacob interview Scott Jedlinski about shooting fast and running a red dot on a pistol. Scott is the founder of Modern Samurai Project, a popular Youtube channel and also hosts the Modern Samurai Project Podcast and stays busy training shooters across the country. Tune in and share your thoughts and questions with us as well!
May 25, 2019
Episode 319: Team VTAC’s Kyle Lamb on Red Dot Optics
47:38
Today, Riley plays back an interview between him and Kyle Lamb while at the NRA 2019 Show in Indianapolis. Kyle is actually writing a new fiction book that should be really awesome! We also talk about other things he's up to these days including building and shooting Open Division guns in competition and using red dot optics.
May 23, 2019
Episode 318: All About the Glocks – Shane Coley & Corey Jones – SHOT 2019
1:06:26
Today, Riley and Matthew playback TWO interviews from SHOT Show 2019 at the Glock booth, one with Team Glock Captain Shane Coley, and the other with Assistant National Sales Director, Corey Jones. We talk training, mindset, preparation. And we also talk about the newest guns from Glock, the 43X, 45 and 48. We get into some of the behind-the-scenes details about what went into the design and development of these new platforms. Tune in and share your thoughts and questions with us as well!
May 10, 2019
Episode 317: JUSTIFIED SAVES – Father Saves Son From Carjacking Turned Into Kidnapping
54:58
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. Today is our JUSTIFIED SAVES Edition and we're talking about how one father had think quick and use his gun to save his 6-year-old son from a carjacking turned kidnapping plus MUCH MORE!! Join in and listen!
May 10, 2019
Episode 316: What’s Holding You Back?? – Jeff Gonzales
1:02:28
Today, Riley and Matthew interview Jeff Gonzales about becoming a more committed concealed carrier. What is holding you back from realizing a true, everyday carry lifestyle. What is holding you back from achieving mastery of the handgun? Tune in and share your thoughts and questions with us as well!
May 09, 2019
Episode 315: Highlights and Lowlights From the NRA Show 2019
57:56
Today, Riley and Jacob just returned from NRAAM 2019 and talk about their favorite things they saw at the show and also talk about the big time fails, too!
May 03, 2019
Episode 314: Training John Wick – Taran Butler and Jade Struck
46:01
Today, Riley interviews Taran Butler and Jade Struck of Taran Tactical. Taran is a world champion shooter, firearms instructor, and is well known for his appearances on History Channel's Top Shot and for his work with and his company's firearms featured on John Wick 2 and John Wick 3. He holds numerous national and world shooting titles and also has the distinction of being the first person to achieve USPSA Grand Master with a Glock. He currently runs Taran Tactical Innovations. 
Apr 25, 2019
Episode 313: Legislative Updates – I Will Jail Those Who Defy My Gun Grabbing Agenda
1:12:13
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. Today is our Legislative Updates Edition and we're talking about some important stories including Colorado's new "Red Flag" Law, the wild and wacky gun control ideas of the current slate of Democratic Presidential Candidates, and California's recent "run on the mags" that occurred after a recent federal court ruling.
Apr 25, 2019
Episode 312: The Tale of Two Battles, Physical and Legal – Interview w/ Stephen Maddox
1:16:47
Today, Riley and Jacob interview Stephen Maddox, a man going about his business one day when he suddenly was faced with a deadly threat and attack. Stephen thought he did everything right, and fully cooperated with authorities, but he later found himself facing multiple charges. Fortunately, he was successful in defending himself in the legal battle--others are not as fortunate sometimes. His legal case was fully funded by CCW Safe.
Apr 20, 2019
Episode 311: Teaching Firearms & the NEW Firearm Trainer’s Podcast w/ Rob Beckman
1:06:35
Today, Riley and Rob Beckman talk about teaching others about firearms, becoming a firearms instructor, best practices, and we announce the official launch of the exciting NEW Firearm Trainer's Podcast, of which Rob is the host!!
Apr 19, 2019
Episode 310: 9 Gun Myths…BUSTED!!!
1:12:21
Today, Riley and Matthew discuss 9 myths about guns and shooting and what is actually true. What are these myths? And how can we all be better "students of the gun" and not get swayed by uneducated guesses and opinions??
Apr 17, 2019
Episode 309: Tables Turned – Buel Collins of Fiocchi Interviews Riley!
53:21
Today, the tables are turned on Riley when Buel Collins, Marketing Director of Fiocchi Ammunition, asked if he could host the program and interview Riley! What ensued was sometimes hilarious and oftentimes...interesting...haha! The guys discuss competition shooting, defensive shooting, and what each camp can learn from the other. You're not gonna want to miss this episode!
Apr 13, 2019
Episode 308: Stress and Shooting – Sean Burrows
1:10:38
Today, Riley interviews Sean Burrows of the HK Shooting Team and talk about managing stress in high-stress situations and what competitive shooting has taught Sean about carrying concealed and also how it has changed the way he CCW's. Sean is an accomplished pro shooter and he also dedicates time to firearms instruction and teaching CCW courses. Tune in and share your thoughts and questions with us as well!
Apr 05, 2019
Episode 307: JUSTIFIED SAVES – Police Impersonator Attempts Home Invasion
1:00:02
Today Riley and Jacob cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. Today is our JUSTIFIED SAVES Edition and we're talking about how an attack against an off-duty security guard could have really gone south, and also how another resident was almost fooled by a fake cop trying to break-in to their house! What are your thoughts? Join in and listen!
Apr 05, 2019
Episode 306: Beyond the One Percent – Karl Rehn
1:08:50
Today, Riley interviews Karl Rehn of KR Training and talk about training and practice, pistol red dots, and his new book "Strategies and Standards for Defensive Handgun Training." Plus we discuss the idea of going Beyond the One Percent and how one accomplishes that. Karl is one of the brightest minds in the shooting and firearms instruction industry, and he's a fantastic shooter to boot--a USPSA Grandmaster.
Mar 29, 2019
Episode 305: Passing Gun Control Without Actually Passing New Gun Laws
1:07:34
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. Today is our Legislative Updates Edition and we're talking about some important stories including about how certain members of Congress are going after guns by attacking banks and the finance industry. Plus we introduce a new segment "2- Minute Warning" where we quickly highlight some important legislation from around the country.
Mar 27, 2019
Episode 304: Using Micro-Drills to Up Your Shooting Game
50:24
Today, Riley and Jacob talk about a little known secret to DRAMATICALLY improving your shooting performance, and it has to do with "Micro-Drills." What are they? And how can you use them most effectively??
Mar 25, 2019
Episode 303: Breaking Down the New Zealand Mosque Shooting
1:12:09
Today, Riley and Matthew discuss the recent mass shooting that took place in New Zealand at a mosque. What can we learn from this? What can we do to better prepare? Is there anything we can do to prevent these from happening?
Mar 21, 2019
Episode 302: The Ultimate Guide to Gun Safes
1:01:34
Today, Riley, Jacob and Rob Beckman talk about everything you need to know about gun safes, handgun vaults, quick access solutions and more!! Tune in to learn what you've been missing where it comes to properly storing your firearms!
Mar 21, 2019
Episode 301: Gun Industry Political Contributions Went Where?
1:05:57
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. Today is our Industry News Edition and we're talking about a study that supposedly shows mass shootings are linked to lax gun control laws. We also talk about and share where some of your favorite gun companies' money is going for political causes. What are your thoughts? Join in and listen!
Mar 14, 2019
300 EPISODES!! Our Favorite Moments, Interviews, and Topics
1:23:40
Today, Riley, Jacob and Matthew all talk about and share their favorite moments, interviews and topics from the past 300 episodes of the podcast. We even share some embarrassing ones as well!!
Mar 08, 2019
Episode 299: JUSTIFIED SAVES – Police Officer Shot and Killed in Apparent Self-Defense
1:05:48
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in one story where a one man was justified in shooting and killing an Idaho police officer, and we also share the tough lesson learned by one man who tried to confront car thieves.
Mar 06, 2019
Episode 298: 3 Gun Mods That Make Sense…and 3 that DO NOT
1:11:42
Today, Riley and Matthew discuss 3 modifications to a handgun that makes sense or have some practicality. We also discuss 3 common ones that aren't as practical, or in some cases, are not recommended. You may agree or disagree so chime in and let us know your thoughts!
Mar 01, 2019
Episode 297: Legislative Updates – One State That Finally Gets it Wrong!
1:06:33
Today Riley and Jacob cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. Today is our Legislative Updates Edition and we're talking about some important stories about one state that finally gets it wrong and passes universal background checks. Also a major city decides to discriminate against NRA supporters. Finally, we learn for a fact about the hypocrisy of anti-gunners who do everything in their power to restrict law-abiding citizens but give a pass to illegal immigrants. What are your thoughts? Join in and listen!
Feb 28, 2019
Episode 296: The Best and Worst of SHOT Show 2019
57:57
Today, Riley and Matthew discuss our favorite and least favorite things we saw at SHOT Show just a few weeks ago.
Feb 24, 2019
Episode 295: “Why I Carry 145 Rounds on the Job” – The Story of Tim Gramins
1:05:19
Today, Riley interviews Tim Gramins, an Illinois law enforcement officer who was involved in a harrowing fight for his life from a gang member that was intent on killing. Officer Gramins ultimately prevailed, but only after shooting the suspect more than a dozen times including at least 6 rounds that were fatal wounds, and yet somehow the thug kept on coming. Tim talks with us about what this shootout taught him, what prepared him for that day, and what about it caused him to make some changes to his loadout and current preparation.
Feb 22, 2019
Episode 294: The Enemy Within the NRA, Adam Kraut
1:01:40
Today Riley and Matthew interview Adam Kraut, attorney-at-law and host of "The Legal Brief" on The Gun Collective. Adam works on legal cases surrounding firearm and Second Amendment law. Right now his firm is leading the charge on suing the Federal government on the recent bumpstock ban ATF ruling. Adam is also running for the NRA Board of Directors for the third time.
Feb 15, 2019
Episode 293: “You Don’t Need a Handgun”
1:11:32
Today Riley and Jacob cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. Today is our Industry News Edition and we're talking about some intriguing stories about how one Florida school is protecting its students with armed guards. But we also get into an opinion piece that tries to make the case that no one needs a handgun. What are your thoughts?
Feb 12, 2019
Episode 292: Don’t Give Up on the NRA – Duane Liptak of Magpul
1:21:35
Today Riley and Matthew interview Duane Liptak of Magpul and a current member of the Board of Directors at the National Rifle Association. Recently, Duane published a well-written response to those critical of the NRA and makes the case for why the NRA is still our best chance for standing against gun grabbers and Constitution-violating legislators. Magpul is also releasing some cool new products, and we get into that as well.
Feb 08, 2019
Our Apology to Podcast Listeners
20:59
Recently we announced some changes to our format including some prize-related incentives to participating on our Facebook Live episodes. We’ve received feedback from some of you that has caused us to pause, reflect, and rethink our plan. We would like to say, “We are sorry.”
Feb 08, 2019
Episode 291: Man Clinging to Hood of Car Saved By CCWer
1:07:55
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in one story where a Good Samaritan in Massachusetts saves another man's life after he was caught on the hood of a speeding car at speeds of up to 70 mph! Join in and listen!
Feb 07, 2019
Episode 290: Tactical and Competitive Shooting Tips With Chad Enos and Pat Kelley
52:33
Today Riley releases the interview from SHOT Show 2019 he had the pleasure of doing at the Kel-Tec booth together with Chad Enos and Patrick Kelley. These are two solid dudes in the industry, Chad the Marketing Director for Kel-Tec and a talented competitive shooter, and Patrick a mainstay in the shooting world, one of the best all-around shooters in the industry. We get into shooting fundamentals, tactics, competitive shooting, gear, and training with holsters. Plus we take a look at the two new product offerings from Kel-Tec, the CP33 and the KS-7 shotgun. Leave us your thoughts about this fun interview!
Feb 03, 2019
Episode 289: How an AR Pistol Brace is REALLY Meant to be Used – Rick Cicero
33:38
While at SHOT Show 2019, Riley and Matthew had the opportunity to connect with Rick Cicero again to talk about the work his organization, Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA - www.honoredveterans.org), is doing. We get some updates as well on Rick since the last time we saw him about 9 months ago. He's got a new arm and hand, and some legs! He also talks with us about the new arm brace that SIG Sauer developed together with his input which should be incredibly helpful to other shooters with physical disabilities. You're gonna love this interview!!
Jan 29, 2019
Episode 288: Why I’m Leaving the NRA – Maj Toure
1:12:36
Today Riley and Matthew interview the founder of Black Guns Matter, Maj Toure. He's the man that's on a mission to educate people about guns, violence and gun safety. His messaging and training is focused on the urban population hubs where crime is often its highest, communities that often have a dearth of gun range and training opportunities. Much of his fundraising is to support his ability to offer these courses at no cost to their participants. Maj also details why he will not be renewing his NRA membership this year after many years of supporting the organization.
Jan 18, 2019
Episode 287: Another Active Shooter STOPPED and the Realities of UBC’s
1:38:43
Today Riley and Jacob cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. With legislative updates, general interest stories and analysis of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in one story where an Alabama security guard prevents what could have been a very bad mass shooting by taking the bad guy out with her sidearm!
Jan 17, 2019
Episode 286: ULTIMATE Concealed Carry Beginner’s Guide Part 4
1:36:25
Today Riley and Matthew bring to you the fourth installment in the ULTIMATE Concealed Carry Beginner's Guide on the podcast! We talk about Dryfire, Mindset, Finding Your "Why", Printing, Support Hand Contact and Gripping More Firmly, Playing With Children While Carrying, Pepper Spray and Other Less-Lethal Options, and MORE! Enjoy!
Jan 13, 2019
Episode 285: Researchers Credit CCW With Chicago Crime Reduction
1:29:54
Today Riley and Jacob cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. With legislative updates, general interest stories and analysis of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in one story where a Chicago woman defends herself by shooting a robbery suspect and almost gets herself in trouble when the bad guy takes her gun away!
Jan 09, 2019
Episode 284: Not Your Home? Changing Protocol For Visitors and When Traveling
42:17
Today Riley is MIA (Missing in Action), so Jacob and Matthew decided to play while he was away by recording this episode about hosting visitors at your home or being hosted by someone else and how to handle the intricacies of those situations while being a good concealed carrier. Enjoy!
Jan 07, 2019
Episode 283: The Next Wave of Gun Control May Not Come As You Think
1:31:32
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. With legislative updates, general interest stories and analysis of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in one story where one man saves an entire store of people during a violent robbery...AND it almost costs him his LIFE!!
Jan 03, 2019
Episode 282: Listen to This BEFORE You Buy the SIG P365
41:52
Today Riley changes things up just a bit and reads his recently published review on the SIG SAUER P365. This little gun has garnered a lot of attention this past year, and Riley spent a lot of time evaluating, testing and firing thousands of rounds through it to get a definitive result on whether the gun is any good or not. We'll be back to our normal recording schedule next week! Thanks for sticking with us!
Dec 28, 2018
Episode 281: Are You a Felon??
1:36:10
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. With legislative updates, general interest stories and analysis of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in one story where a woman has to save herself from a violent husband choking her to death!!
Dec 18, 2018
Episode 280: Top Shot Secrets with Chris Cerino
1:01:37
Today Riley talks with Chris Cerino, 2-time runner-up in History Channel's Top Shot series, together with new guest host, Joshua Gillem. Chris is a well-respected, long-time firearms instructor and trainer. He has some unique but common-sense ways of teaching shooters about the fundamentals of shooting. Recently, ConcealedCarry.com's Managing Editor, Josh Gillem, attended the Combat Pistol course taught by Chris Cerino, and we spend a bit of time talking about the course, how shooters can benefit from attending, and also about Chris's teaching philosophies and methodologies including the "Cone of Knowledge."
Dec 09, 2018
Episode 279: Anti-Gunners Forced to Admit Gun Control Doesn’t Reduce Violence
1:25:52
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. With legislative updates, general interest stories and analysis of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in one story where a man has to defend himself against a carjacking by letting the enemy get too close! What lessons can we learn from these stories and more? Join in and listen!
Dec 05, 2018
Episode 278: Making Everyday Carry…LIFE!
1:12:37
Today Riley talks with Buel Collins of Fiocchi Ammunition USA about important considerations and suggestions as it relates to making everyday carry of a firearm and other defensive tools truly a part of your life. We get deep into mindset, tactics, skills and gear. And we lay it out there and tell some of the more embarrassing parts of our early days of packing heat!
Dec 02, 2018
Episode 277: Alabama Mall Shooting Fiasco
1:30:48
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. With legislative updates, general interest stories and analysis of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in one story where a woman is forced to use deadly force against her violent boyfriend...or become a casualty herself!
Dec 01, 2018
Episode 276: Body Language and Behavior With a Gun – Barret Kendrick & Deryck Poole
36:23
Today Riley interviews Barret Kendrick and Deryck Poole, senior instructors with I.C.E. Training. Barret is also the founder of Bearco Training, and Deryck is also the founder of Echo-5 Training Group. These two talented and experienced instructors have some absolute truth bombs about home defense strategies and also how to lessen the likelihood you get mistaken for a bad guy by really looking closely at how your body language and behavior causes you to be perceived by others. Don't miss it, listen in!
Nov 26, 2018
Episode 275: The Largest Corporate Donation to an Anti-Gun Cause
1:04:45
Today Riley and Jacob cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. With legislative updates, general interest stories and analysis of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in one Boston story where a man chased after a thief and ended up having to use his gun to defend himself. What lessons can we learn from this and these other stories? Join in and listen!
Nov 22, 2018
Episode 274: Talking With the Best Shooters in the World – Arik Levy
1:12:09
Today Riley interviews Arik Levy of Firearms Nation and the Firearms Nation Podcast about the BIGGEST lessons he's learned in interviewing the world's best shooters through his Shooter's Summit series. As a law enforcement officer, we'll also dig into current issues with Arik and get his thoughts on recent mass shootings. Don't miss it, listen in!
Nov 18, 2018
Episode 273: 2018 Post-Election Analysis…and it ain’t good…
1:32:47
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. With legislative updates, general interest stories and analysis of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in one Denver story where a man dies defending his life against a teenaged punk...all over an Xbox. What lessons can we learn from this and these other stories? Join in and listen!
Nov 14, 2018
Episode 272: Complete Home Defense With Live Q&A
1:24:08
Riley and Jacob will be discussing Complete Home Defense and taking questions from listeners about their own home defense considerations and tactics.
Nov 10, 2018
Episode 271: Man Fought Back Against Active Shooter With a Broom
1:26:23
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. With legislative updates, general interest stories and analysis of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in one Seattle story where a CCWer attempts to save a woman from a stabbing but he's too late. What lessons can we learn from this and these other stories? Join in and listen!
Nov 06, 2018
Episode 270: Walk The Talk America – Mental Health and Guns With Michael Sodini
1:49:16
Today Riley interviews Michael Sodini founder of Walk the Talk America, a non-profit organization dedicated to making positive change in relation to mental health, and firearm awareness. We will talk about what we as a firearms industry and community can do to tackle these issues and be part of the solution and not the problem. Michael is also the President of Eagle Imports responsible for distributing brands like Bersa, Grand Power, Metro Arms, and Avidity Arms.
Nov 03, 2018
Episode 269: The Feds May Come After You…If You Use an AR Pistol
1:20:22
Today Riley and Jacob cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. With legislative updates, general interest stories and analysis of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in an active shooter event where a CCWer saves lives and in the McDonald's patron that stops a violent armed robbery! What lessons can we learn from this and these other stories? Join in and listen!
Nov 01, 2018
Episode 268: Behavioral Psychology and Guns – Russell Riendeau
32:27
Today Riley is flying solo and wanted to play an interview that we had the privilege of doing together with Russell Riendeau, Ph.D., behavioral scientist and headhunter while at the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo in Louisville, KY in April 2018. We get into mental health, stress, work-life balance, violence and what this all has to do with guns. Tune in and be prepared to think deeply about these complicated and intermingled issues.
Oct 30, 2018
Episode 267: Is Your Neighbor a Threat??
1:06:21
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. With legislative updates, general interest stories and analysis of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in two cases where homeowners have to use their guns to stop violent attacks and even murder from their neighbors! What lessons can we learn from this and these other stories? Join in and listen!
Oct 26, 2018
Episode 266: Armed Citizens Are Successful in 94% of Active Shootings
1:17:36
Today Riley and Jacob share the multiple-months-long research data that our company recently finished putting together on Active Shooter Events (ASE). This is based on the FBI's data, but we noticed that the FBI conveniently left out some events and perhaps also miscategorized some others. We made sure to review everything and came up with some remarkable conclusions that the anti-gunners don't want you to know about! 
Oct 20, 2018
Episode 265: Suicide Data Does NOT Show Direct Relation to Firearms Laws
1:17:49
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. With legislative updates, general interest stories and analysis of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in the case where a 16-yr-old boy is forced to shoot his dad in order to save his mom! So tragic! What lessons can we learn from this and these other stories? Join in and listen!
Oct 19, 2018
Episode 264: Force-on-Force and Trigger Control with Jeff Houston
55:35
Today Riley and Jacob share the interview Jacob recently did with Jeff Houston, Veteran Green Beret and lead firearm instructor for NRA Carry Guard. Jeff also runs Tac7, which focuses on specialized security services and active shooter response/preparation programs.
Oct 14, 2018
Episode 263: Countering the Mass Shooter Threat with Michael Martin and Tim Schmidt
35:13
Today Riley is flying solo as it has been quite the week! Right now Riley, Jacob and the video production team at ConcealedCarry.com are spending 3 days in a secluded location filming a new training video course. Due to being busier than expected, we have decided to skip this week's normal news story episode and play an interview Riley had the privilege of doing together with Michael Martin, author of Countering the Mass Shooter Threat, and Tim Schmidt, founder of the United State Concealed Carry Association. We spend much of our time talking about this excellent book and the major takeaways concealed carriers need to know to be better prepared for these types of situations.
Oct 11, 2018
Episode 262: The ULTIMATE Concealed Carry Beginner’s Guide Part 3
1:43:36
Today Riley and Matthew bring back the 3rd edition in the ULTIMATE Concealed Carry Beginner's Guide series, and without making you wait 114 episodes between Part 2 and 3. In Part III we cover everything you've wanted to know about holster styles, clips and retention, bullet weight and barrel lengths, bullet setback, and more!
Oct 06, 2018
Episode 261: Two Homeowners Killed in Gun Battle With Intruders
1:21:22
Today Riley and Jacob cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. With legislative updates, general interest stories and analysis of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in the case where an HVAC technician draws and uses his gun to stop a violent attack on his customer...from a monkey! We also share the tragic story where two homeowners attempted to defend themselves from home intruders...but it cost them their lives. What lessons can we learn from this and these other stories? Join in and listen!
Oct 03, 2018
Episode 260: Analyzing the Abilene Mattress Dump Shooting
49:43
Today Riley and Matthew (and maybe Jacob if he can make it!) will be talking about and analyzing the incident that happened on Sept 1, 2018 in Abilene, TX where three men arguing over the disposal of an old mattress end up in a deadly altercation. Two of the men are now arrested and charged with murder after they shot and killed the unarmed neighbor. How can we make sure we don't end up in a similar situation? Lots of good lessons today...join us!!
Oct 02, 2018
Episode 259: Target Shooters Make HUGE Mistake, End Up Killing Boy
1:32:44
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. With legislative updates, general interest stories and analysis of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in the case where a man is forced to take cover and return fire after a case of hit-and-run turned into road rage. Also we cover the tragic story of a 14-yr-old Utah boy killed by a stray bullet from unsuspecting target shooters, and we discuss how we might better able avoid similar things from happening in the future.
Oct 02, 2018
Episode 258: Maximize Training at a Restrictive Range
55:39
Today Riley and Matthew address a topic that affects many shooters...how to do real training when the range you shoot at has restrictive rules or procedures. How can you still make good use of your time when your range doesn't allow you to draw from the holster, shoot on the move, or even do rapid fire? We've got the tips and tricks for you today...join us!
Sep 22, 2018
Episode 257: Using a Handgun to Stop a Bear Attack
1:17:14
Today Riley and Jacob cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. With legislative updates, general interest stories and analysis of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in the case where a man stops in busy traffic to shoot a bad guy that just show a cop. Also we talk about a tragic bear attack where a man was unsuccessful in saving his hunting guide by using his gun, and we get into a much deeper discussion on just how effective are handguns on bears.
Sep 22, 2018
Episode 256: Breakdown of Cincinnati Bank Active Shooter Event
1:27:04
Today Riley is joined by special co-host Rob Beckman, one of the instructors in our instructor network in the Cincinnati, Ohio area to talk about the Fifth Third Bank active shooter event to talk about what we currently know, breakdown bodycam footage, and talk about what we can learn from this and other active shooter events to hopefully prevent them and keep us safe if we happen to ever be involved in one.
Sep 14, 2018
Episode 255: Man Shoots Robber With Backup Gun After His Primary is Taken
1:34:28
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. With legislative updates, general interest stories and analysis of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in the case where a man has to go to his backup gun to defend himself after his first is taken by a robber.
Sep 12, 2018
Episode 254: It’s Not the Odds, It’s the Stakes!
1:09:17
Today Riley and Matthew do another listener Q&A session. We will answer a BUNCH of listener-submitted questions that came in through the podcast question "hotline" as well as answer any questions from live Facebook viewers that we get. Some topics that will be covered are: night sights, handgun retention, and choosing and vetting good instructors. Tune in!
Sep 08, 2018
Episode 253: Man Charged With Crimes For Shooting a “Ghost”
1:03:29
Today Riley and Jacob cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. With legislative updates, general interest stories and analysis of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in the case where a man has just seconds to react to a threat in a case of road rage/mistaken identity.
Sep 05, 2018
Episode 252: The ULTIMATE Concealed Carry Beginner’s Guide Part 2
1:39:18
Today Riley, Jacob and Matthew bring back the ULTIMATE Concealed Carry Beginner's Guide series, that was never quite a series because we did Part 1 and then waited 114 episodes to record Part 2!! Well here it is with everything you've wanted to know about triggers, night sights, safeties, carry ammo and more!
Aug 30, 2018
Episode 251: Off-duty Federal Agent Shoots at Thief and Misses!
1:49:02
Today Riley and Jacob cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. With legislative updates, general interest stories and analysis of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in the case where a teenager defends himself against a potential kidnapping and carjacking with a gun!
Aug 29, 2018
Episode 250: The 80/20 Rule of Gunfighting Skills
1:50:26
Today Riley and Matthew discuss the 80/20 rule as it relates to developing and maintaining skills that may or may not make a difference in a gunfight. What things should we be focusing on more of the time that makes the most difference? What sort of things do we commonly see people practice, but it will make little difference for them in reality while they have other things they still lack and need to work on first. Maximize your training and get 80% of the results from 20% of work!
Aug 23, 2018
Episode 249: CCWer Misses 2 Out of 3 Shots While Defending a Child
1:59:33
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. With legislative updates, general interest stories and analysis of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in the case where a Good Samaritan draws and uses his gun in an attempt to save a baby from being killed by its father!
Aug 23, 2018
Episode 248: Draw Fast…or Draw Slow??
48:06
Today Riley and Matthew talk about drawing from the holster in a different context, and context is what it's all about for today's episode. It is super critical to be comfortable with handling your firearm and being able to consistently and quickly draw from the holster and put shots on target. But is draw speed everything? Are there other factors perhaps situational ones that must be considered as well? Good stuff in today's episode, tune in!
Aug 18, 2018
Episode 247: Parking Space Shooter Charged With Manslaughter
2:00:47
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. With legislative updates, general interest stories and analysis of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in the case where a 16-year-old girl was forced to shoot and stop her mother's boyfriend from killing her mom!
Aug 15, 2018
Episode 246: All About Dummy Ammo for Dummies!
50:55
Today Riley and Jacob talk about dummy ammunition for training, the different types and brands available, how to use it effectively, and where to find the best price on what is typically a fairly expensive product for what you get.
Aug 15, 2018
Episode 245: CCWer Stops Shooting at Florida Back-to-School Event
1:34:55
Today Riley and Jacob cover the latest stories from around the USA in the firearms and concealed carry communities. With legislative updates, general interest stories and analysis of JUSTIFIED SAVE events, situations where regular citizens were forced to stop violent attacks, robberies and sexual assaults by using their own lawfully possessed and carried firearms. Today's JUSTIFIED STORIES are no different especially in the case where a Florida CCWer stopped a shooting at a back-to-school event that could have been so much worse!
Aug 11, 2018
BONUS Episode: Jerry Miculek Talks About Gun Choice and Aging Eyes
24:54
Today Riley plays back the interview he did recently with Jerry Miculek. Jerry has been shooting and dominating the sport for a long time. Chances are there isn't anything he hasn't seen! He has some great advice for newer shooters, talks about gun choice and selection, what sort of adaptations he's had to make as his body has aged and his eyes have changed, and he shares the story of how he first got into competitive shooting.
Aug 03, 2018
Episode 244: 9 Pro Shooting Tips From the Pros
1:22:20
Today Riley and Jacob do a special episode where we bring in 10 guests to share their top tips and ideas for CCWers, guests like: Kyle Lamb, Mike Seeklander, Eve Flanigan, Jeff Gonzales, Chris Cheng, John Correia and more! These shooting tips are guaranteed to improve your shooting skills...if you're willing to put in the time to master them!
Aug 03, 2018
Episode 243: Homeowner Mistakenly Shot by Police After Shooting an Intruder
1:41:05
Today Riley and Jacob cover the latest in industry news, legislative updates, and share this week's top JUSTIFIED SAVE stories from around America. Today we will be talking about several important legislative updates that could impact you, and we'll talk about two very unfortunate events in Colorado where people got shot that shouldn't have. Plus a several valuable JUSTIFIED SAVE stories to share that you won't want to miss!!
Aug 01, 2018
BONUS Episode: The CCW Lifestyle with Klint Macro
28:35
Today Riley and Jacob play back an interview they did with Klint Macro of Trigger Pressers Union and National Train a Teacher Day. Klint is big on the concealed carry lifestyle. We get into what that is, what it looks like for responsible gun owners and carriers. Klint will also be our special monthly Guardian Nation Live Broadcast Event and Q&A on July 31, 2018 at 7pm MT. Guardian Nation members can join by logging into their dashboard in the member's area, clicking on the GN Live button, and finding the unique link to join the broadcast. 3 lucky winners will get a special prize just for being present during the broadcast!!
Jul 30, 2018
Episode 242: MEGA Q&A Session!!!
1:21:19
Today Riley and Matthew do a LONG OVERDUE Q&A session for podcast listeners. We will answer a BUNCH of listener-submitted questions that came in through the podcast question "hotline" as well as answer any questions from live Facebook viewers that we get. Tune in!!
Jul 26, 2018
Episode 241: Man Killed Over a Parking Spot? Plus Other News…
1:58:40
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest in industry news, legislative updates, and share this week's top JUSTIFIED SAVE stories from around America. Today we will be talking about some big legislative updates from several states, the faltering of gun rights leaders duped by a comedian, and an unfortunate shooting of a man that started over an argument about a parking space. Plus a ton of wild JUSTIFIED SAVE stories to share that you won't want to miss!!
Jul 25, 2018
Episode 240: Fighting is More Than Shooting a Gun With James Yeager
59:41
Today Riley interviews James Yeager for the second time on the podcast together with special guest co-host, Buel Collins of Fiocchi Ammunition. We talk training, fighting, skill building, and James has some great advice for you instructors out there.
Jul 24, 2018
Episode 239: NEWS-Kavanaugh, 3D-printable Ghost Guns & Wild DGU’s This Week
1:48:50
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest in industry news, legislative updates, and share this week's top JUSTIFIED SAVE stories from around America. Many of you took time off last week with the holiday, but violent crime did not. We've got some wild stories to share that you won't want to miss!!
Jul 19, 2018
Episode 238: Interview With Shooting Powerhouse Couple Ryan and Dianna Muller
50:48
Today Riley interviews Ryan and Dianna Muller, pro-shooters and all around amazing people. Ryan is an engineer and does a lot of consulting work in the industry especially for F1 Firearms which are quite distinctive AR-15 platform rifles. Dianna does a lot of work with her organization, The DC Project. She also just recently returned from winning Gold in the Team Ladies Standard Division at the 2018 IPSC Shotgun World Shoot and Silver in the Individual Ladies Standard Division! She is also a retired police officer, so she understands both sides of the coin--competitive and defensive shooting. Ryan and Dianna have many tips and helpful ideas for shooters looking to get into the shooting sports and also experienced shooters looking to up their game.
Jul 08, 2018
Episode 237: Child Finds Gun in Sofa at IKEA
1:56:24
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest in industry news, legislative updates, and share this week's top JUSTIFIED SAVE stories from around America. Plus you won't want to miss this week's Case of the Week from attorney Andrew Branca of Law of Self-Defense where we learn what happens when you take things too far in a self-defense case.
Jun 30, 2018
Episode 236: NRA Carry Guard Training with Navy SEAL Eric Frohardt
1:04:42
Today Riley and Jacob interview Eric Frohardt, former Navy Seal, gun range owner, and Director of Education and Training for the NRA. We will talk with him today about his military experiences, TV appearances, and what he is up to with the NRA Carry Guard program. Eric is well-respected for his approach to shooting, tactics and instruction. This interview is sure to have information and pointers that will make a difference in your shooting.
Jun 25, 2018
Episode 235: Wild Week in America for Self Defense
2:01:44
Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest in industry news, legislative updates, and share this week's top JUSTIFIED SAVE stories from around America. Plus you won't want to miss this week's Case of the Week from attorney Andrew Branca of Law of Self-Defense where we get some clarification on when the commission of a crime will or will not bar you from being able to use self-defense.
Jun 23, 2018
Episode 234: Spencer Keepers – “Big Guys Can Appendix Carry Too!”
1:05:29
Today Riley and Jacob interview Spencer Keepers of Keepers Concealment, purveyor of top-quality holsters, world-class shooter and defensive firearms instructor. He is well-known for his expertise in carrying concealed in the appendix inside waistband (AIWB) position. He specializes in teaching students the best practices, tips and tricks of carrying in the position especially if you are a person of larger stature. He also touches on DA/SA guns, which are seeing something of a renaissance lately. This episode is like a free 1-hour session with him as your private instructor. Enjoy!
Jun 17, 2018
Episode 233: Big Time Gun Control Coming to New Jersey
1:26:25
Today Riley and Jacob cover the latest in industry news, legislative updates, and share this week's top JUSTIFIED SAVE stories from around America. Plus you won't want to miss this week's Case of the Week from attorney Andrew Branca of Law of Self-Defense where we learn what can potentially happen when your fired shots miss an attacker and strike innocent bystanders.
Jun 15, 2018
Episode 232: Choosing the Right Gun for You With Jeff Gonzales
54:09
Today Riley and Jacob interview Jeff Gonzales for the second time on the Concealed Carry Podcast! We cover some great topics including handgun choice and size, finding quality training, and also protecting the profession of firearms training by raising quality and providing more resources such as through the new Firearms Trainers Association, a collaborative effort from 5 titans of the industry: Ken Hackathorn, Larry Vickers, Jeff Gonzales, Dave Spaulding and Scott Reidy. Exciting stuff, plus Jeff is always a pleasure to hear from. 
Jun 14, 2018
Episode 231: ‭Maybe Appendix Carry Isn’t Safe After All
1:55:28
Today Riley and Jacob share the latest news, stories and information from the firearms and concealed carry industry. Today's news features stories about the recent assault weapons ban in Boulder, Colorado; the Santa Fe, Texas school shooting; the gun control debate rages on "healthier" than ever including the call to ban "ghost guns" as well. But more importantly we share the latest JUSTIFIED SAVES that have occurred and what lessons we can take from those!
Jun 09, 2018
Episode 230: Getting Kids Into Shooting From a Young Age
1:10:04
Today Riley and Matthew interview Nami and her dad. She is a 12-year-old girl who is being taught from an early age about firearm safety, shooting, and is getting into competition shooting as well. Nami and her parents have also received some criticism for encouraging her to pursue the firearms sports. We'll ask about that as well.
Jun 08, 2018
Episode 229: Shooting Clowns Through Drive Thru Windows
1:21:43
Today Jacob and Matthew share the latest in concealed carry and firearm-related news from across America. Get your weekly fix for the best in news and info that is designed to educate and inform you to be better prepared to defend yourself and your loved ones! Today's episode also features the latest from attorney Andrew Branca as he breaks down self-defense law and legal cases that affect you! Also, don't miss today's JUSTIFIED SAVE stories. This ever popular segment of the podcast shares the real-life stories of people that were forced to defend against deadly threats and attacks.
May 30, 2018
Episode 228: The Santa Shooter, JUSTIFIED SAVE Live Interview
1:14:15
Today's episode is a special interview with Marcus Allen Weldon, also known as The Santa Shooter. Marcus had to defend himself and a friend from a violent man with a gun but then later found himself being charged with attempted murder!! He shares his story about the DGU itself, the aftermath, and the path to freedom as he fought to defend himself in the court system!
May 30, 2018
Episode 227: Can Americans Ditch Guns the Way We Ditched Cigarettes?
1:36:48
Today Riley and Jacob share the latest news, stories and information from the firearms and concealed carry industry. Today's news features stories about the recent assault weapons ban in Boulder, Colorado; the Santa Fe, Texas school shooting; the gun control debate rages on "healthier" than ever including the call to ban "ghost guns" as well. But more importantly we share the latest JUSTIFIED SAVES that have occurred and what lessons we can take from those!
May 24, 2018
Episode 226: Empowering, Educating and Entertaining Gun Owners With Adam Painchaud
49:05
Today's episode is a special interview with Adam Painchaud of E3 Firearms Association and formerly of Sig Sauer Academy. We discuss distance and online learning and how to balance it with in-person training. We dive into some of the amazing things E3 Firearms Association is doing and what benefits joining the association brings to its members. We think it's well worth it, and Adam has a lot to offer as an experienced instructor and leader.
May 22, 2018
Episode 225: Ethos of the Warrior Poet with John Lovell
1:23:30
Today's episode is PACKED!! Now, it is not our normal Tuesday News Episode. We decided to change it up and play back the interview Jacob and I recently did at the NRA Show together with John Lovell talking about the Warrior Poet Society, what it's all about, and what we can all do better to be more educated, more responsible, and better prepared, self-defense-minded people. I know you're going to enjoy this discussion with John. Also, we do still have this week's Case of the Week from attorney Andrew Branca from the Law of Self Defense. Plus!...Riley answers a question that came in after our most recent episode, the interview with Nicholas Ring who shot and killed an intruder in his apartment.
May 15, 2018
BONUS Episode: Dude Fired 9 Shots to Stop a Home Intruder
1:08:10
This morning Riley interviews the man who was forced to defend himself in his apartment late one night in March 2016. A random criminal, a random apartment, but Nicholas Ring was ready to defend himself. We will hear the story firsthand, what went right, what went wrong, what could have been done better. And what has life been like for Nicholas in the aftermath?
May 13, 2018
Episode 224: Anti-gunners’ Heads EXPLODED When They Heard Him
33:49
Today's episode will knock your socks off as Riley interviews Virginia Delegate and 2018 U.S. Senate candidate Nick Freitasabout finding a path forward in this current battle over the 2nd Amendment. Delegate Freitas recently garnered a lot of attention with a viral video of a speech he gave in the Virginia House of Delegates in support of the 2nd, but more importantly he made a solid case for the need for proper and logical debate on the issues.
May 12, 2018
Episode 223: NRA Show Wrap-up & Springfield Separates From Dick’s
1:38:08
Today Riley, Jacob and Matthew talk about the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits that our team just returned from. We share our favorite things from the show. Plus we'll be talking about some updates in the news from the NRA, Bank of America and Remington, and several jaw-dropping JUSTIFIED SAVE news stories. Plus don't miss the news from Springfield Armory that has announced they will no longer do business with Dick's Sporting Goods, PLUS...the National Shooting Sports Foundation has expelled the retailer from their ranks of member businesses!!
May 09, 2018
Episode 222: Talking Gun Modifications with Bruce Gagneaux of Primary Machine
1:18:19
Today Riley and Matthew talk with Bruce Gagneaux of Primary Machine about slide milling, optics cuts, and other pistol customization ideas. Are modifications like these okay for a carry gun? Are they even practical? Lot's of good questions to get answers to in today's episode!
May 07, 2018
Episode 221: Banks, State Governments and Ammo Companies
1:38:43
Today Riley and Matthew cover a bunch of news stories including some about out of control banking companies and schools and state governments. We also highlight the response from pro-gun states and ammunition companies. Plus, are you being careful about the public places you frequent and how you are preparing yourself to defend yourself if the need arises? Two stories today carry some critical lessons that every gun owner should hear.
May 03, 2018
Episode 220: Arming Teachers, What an Actual Teacher Thinks
1:26:56
Today, Riley and Matthew talk with an educator in Georgia about strategies for protecting and defending our students and schools including the ever touchy issue of "arming teachers." Plus what other tools should we consider providing schools and educators beyond firearms?
Apr 29, 2018
Episode 219: Waffle House Shooting and More
1:24:45
Today Riley and Jacob are back at it for the first time on a news episode together in a while. TONS of great stories to share today coupled with our analysis will hopefully prepare you in your own personal Guardian journey. Stories about mass shooters being stopped by good guys; stories about JUSTIFIED SAVES that occurred this past week that always contain great lessons-learned; and unfortunately stories where the good guys lost recently as well including 2 cops in Florida. We honor them.
Apr 27, 2018
Episode 218: The Fight for 2A Rights, Chris Dorr of Ohio Gun Owners
1:24:42
Today on the podcast Riley and Matthew talk with Chris Dorr of Ohio Gun Owners about grassroots gun rights activism, the coming threats, and what each of us can do to get involved in defending the Second Amendment!
Apr 24, 2018
Episode 217: Hatchet Wielding Robber Stopped
1:13:48
Jacob and Matthew host once more! Vermont has rolled out the full battery of gun control, signed by a Governor who was believed to be pro-gun. Florida's new laws are applied for the first time, banks are fighting against the industry, and we review several justified saves! Join in today on the podcast as we cover the latest and greatest news stories in the industry!!
Apr 18, 2018
Episode 216: Masters of Their Craft, Max Michel and Lena Miculek
36:01
Today on the podcast Riley interviews Max Michel and Lena Miculek from the Sig Sauer team. Both record holders and champions they have a lot to share about shooting, fundamentals and skills!
Apr 17, 2018
Episode 215: Enforcing New Knife Control Policies
1:21:56
London has some lessons to teach us about the Slippery Slope, a city in Illinois will fine you $1000 a day for the possession of an AR-15, and someone thinks the 2nd amendment doesn't cover ammo!
Apr 11, 2018
Episode 214: Kydex Holsters – Interview with Bill Rogers
1:21:11
Today on the podcast Riley and Matthew share the interview with Bill Rogers, father of the modern kydex holster, founder of the world-renowned Rogers Shooting School, all-around legend. Plus Riley has a special surprise!!
Apr 06, 2018
Episode 213: The War Over Words – Assault Rifle Definition Changed
1:21:51
You know the fight for constitutional rights is getting real when the other side starts changing the dictionary--yes, literally--so that the definition of the words "assault rifle" means what THEY want it to mean! Join us today on the podcast as we cover the latest and greatest news stories in the industry. Plus several JUSTIFIED SAVE stories today that you're going to want to hear!!
Apr 05, 2018
Bonus Episode: Realistic Training Exercises and How to Get Something Out of Them with Tony Lambraia
27:16
In this special bonus episode, we play back the interview Riley and Jacob were able to do with Tony Lambraia, Vice-President of UTM Worldwide. We talk about the training munitions products that UTM has to offer and what makes the difference between force-on-force training being awesome or mediocre. How do we get something out of various realistic training exercises? Lots of meat on the bone in today's episode.
Apr 03, 2018
Episode 212: Self-Defense Law Q&A with Andrew Branca
1:05:04
Today Riley is flying solo with the podcast and presents the pre-recorded interview he and Jacob did together with self-defense law expert Andrew Branca at SHOT Show 2018. We cover a variety of topics dealing with the difference between the threat of force and use of deadly force, brandishing, and understanding where the legal boundaries are that will keep you protected from prosecution.
Mar 30, 2018
Episode 211: The Way Forward on Guns – Solutions For Both Sides?
1:25:37
Today Riley and Matthew bring to you your weekly dose of gun-related news and analysis. Today's episode is a tough one as there are SO MANY things we could talk about, but not enough time! We will be covering the March For Our Lives and the fact that the other side of the debate is very open now about their intent which is to ABOLISH THE SECOND AMENDMENT! There are no games being played here. They mean business.
Mar 30, 2018
Bonus Episode: Thoughts on Training & Safety With Fiocchi’s Buel Collins
25:32
In this special bonus episode, we play back the interview Riley and Jacob were able to do with Buel Collins, Marketing Manager with Fiocchi Ammunition. What we really appreciate about Buel is that he doesn't just work in the firearms/ammunition industry. He eats, drinks, and sleeps it! He really knows how to shoot and takes it seriously enough to seek out dozens of training hours each year with respected firearms instructors. We found his insight valuable about training and also the importance of making sure a person is comfortable with a firearm with regards to safety BEFORE moving forward with anything else.
Mar 26, 2018
Episode 210: Encouraging American Innovation at Kel-Tec and Talking With Kids About Guns
1:24:14
Today Riley and Jacob answer some questions that have come into the Podcast Mailbox including one about talking with kids about guns and concealed carry, plus we play back the interview we did with our friend, Chad Enos, back at SHOT Show 2018. Chad is the Marketing Representative at Kel-Tec. He is a professional 3-gunner and all around good dude. You'll enjoy listening to this entertaining interview with him and his buddy, Devaughn, from Canada. We dive into some of the background of Kel-Tec and what makes them a great American company.
Mar 24, 2018
Episode 209: Good Guys With Guns Don’t Stop Bad Guys…Or Do They?
1:57:31
Today's episode features quite the dichotomy of news stories. On the one hand, you have Dianne Feinstein claiming some silliness about how good guys don't stop bad guys, yet we have a perfect example in the media just today as a BREAKING NEWS story of a shooting at a high school in Maryland earlier this morning was stopped by a "good guy with a gun." Plus a double-barreled AR-15?? Good or not good? 
Mar 23, 2018
Bonus Episode: Getting More People Involved in the Shooting Sports – Nephi Cole
31:23
In this special bonus episode, we play back the interview Riley and Jacob was able to do with Nephi Cole, Policy Advisor to Governor Matthew H. Mead of the State of Wyoming. They have been doing some amazing things to attract firearms business to their state and grow their economy. One initiative that is having a great impact on the growth of and perception of the Second Amendment in their state is by working to get more people--adults and children alike--involved in the firearms community. They have established a simple, although not easy, shooting competition called the Wyoming Top 100. And last year was the inaugural Wyoming Governor's Match, a 2-gun match that brought in shooters from across the country. 
Mar 17, 2018
Episode 208: Applying Skills in the Real World with Aaron Raynor
1:26:21
In this episode, Riley and Matthew discuss some deep stuff together with Aaron Raynor of Savage Combatives like which skills or techniques are difficult to train on the range because it's different in real-world application. Plus we touch on deadly force law, difficulties that law enforcement officers (and regular citizens) face in today's world, and the importance of articulation in a deadly force incident.
Mar 16, 2018
Episode 207: ‘Leave No Survivors’ – The Call for Attacks on Gun Owners
1:27:57
In this episode, Riley and Matthew talk about the latest news in the industry. Kalashnikov announces expansion of the tooling plant for the new Lebedev pistol. Plus we talk about the latest back-and-f0rth on gun control and pro-gun laws and bills. Plus 3 great news stories featuring JUSTIFIED SAVES that you’re not going to want to miss because there’s some great lessons learned.
Mar 15, 2018
Episode 206: Russell Steed – Body Armor for Civilians?
1:08:42
Today Riley and Jacob talk about body armor and the options that are available on the market particularly for civilians. We will be talking with Russell Steed, President of Citizen Armor about some of the laws regarding body armor. Plus we'll talk about some of the exciting technology that is hitting the market making body armor even better, safer and more affordable!
Mar 09, 2018
Episode 205: What About the Lives That Are Saved by Guns?
1:34:39
Today we have more updates and coverage of the Parkland, Florida school shooting plus the fallout because of it including proposed gun control bills in Florida, and at the national level as well. Also, don't miss out on our discussion about the lives that are SAVED because of guns being in the hands of law-abiding citizens as we share and talk about several JUSTIFIED DGU stories as well.
Mar 07, 2018
Episode 204: Shane Coley – Try to Get 1% Better Everyday
41:25
Today's episode of the Concealed Carry Podcast features an interview with Shane Coley, Glock Shooting Team Captain, 2017 USPSA Handgun National Champion, and all-around good dude. There's some seriously great advice in this interview that we're confident will help you with handgun mastery. But at the core of it, Shane encourages us all to try to get just 1% better each day, and eventually it will pay off in a big way--on the competition stage or on the street. Enjoy!
Mar 03, 2018
Episode 203: Study Shows Schools Safer Now Than in the 1990’s
1:19:40
Today Riley and Jacob talk about the latest news from across the gun and concealed carry industry. The NRA is taking the blame for the Parkland, FL shooting. It looks like Delta Airlines may be paying a HUGE price for this idiotic move. Mass shootings and school shootings may not be as bad as the media would have you believe. Also we cover an amazing report from a professor at Northeastern University that explains with substantiated facts that schools are actually safer now than they were back in the 1990's. Listen in to find out how and don't miss today's JUSTIFIED stories that also support the pro-gun stance! Share this with all your friends and family!
Feb 28, 2018
Episode 202: Carry Trainer’s Mickey Schuch – A Holistic Approach to Training
1:19:51
Today Riley interviews Mickey Schuch of Carry Trainer. Mickey is a respected firearms instructor that also obtains in excess of 160 hours of training for himself each year from quality training schools such as Massad Ayoob Group and others. He is also the President of the McHenry County Right to Carry Association and is well acquainted with the fight for our rights.
Feb 24, 2018
Episode 201: Let’s Repeal the 2nd Amendment
1:42:52
GIVEAWAY WINNERS ANNOUNCED!! Plus we cover some crazy news stories from around the industry. Gun rights and right to self-defense are UNDER ATTACK!  Plus we introduce a NEW SEGMENT in today's show that I know you're going to really love!!
Feb 21, 2018
Episode 200: The Deadliest Shooting in U.S. History – Lessons Learned
1:15:22
Today's episode marks a HUGE milestone for the Concealed Carry Podcast. We have now hit 200 EPISODES in a little more than 2 years!! Join me, Riley, together with Jacob for a special episode today as we share the special interview I conducted with Alisha Ketter and Derek Cecil of Reno Guns & Range. They shared with us their personal story of being at the Mandalay Bay/Route 91 Harvest music festival shooting. As survivors of that incident and as respected firearms and defensive instructors, they share with us what they saw but more importantly what they learned from it all.
Feb 17, 2018
Episode 199: Neighbor Shoots Getaway Car to Stop Burglary Suspects
1:39:12
Today Riley and Matthew share the latest news from across the industry including some big news from a major gun manufacturer that is going bankrupt and will require a major debt restructuring to stay afloat. Plus a gun control activist group in South Africa puts out a poll meant to support their anti-gun view, but it backfired in a huge way. Finally, three compelling JUSTIFIED stories are a "must-listen." Learn what these people did right...or wrong.
Feb 16, 2018
Episode 198: Performance Standards and Data with Jeff Gonzales
46:20
Riley interviews Jeff Gonzales of Trident Concepts, LLC talking about training philosophies and some of the big takeaways from keeping track of performance standards of thousands of students for the last decade-plus.
Feb 09, 2018
Episode 197: Concealed Carry Tips For Women With Amy Robbins & Emily Valentine
1:06:25
Today's episode sure was a lot of fun as Riley and Jacob interview the ladies of the new Not Your Average Gun Girls Podcast, Amy Robbins of Alexo Athletica and Emily Valentine of Style Me Tactical to talk about the new show, what their vision is, and what role they see themselves playing in further educating the masses--and especially women--about concealed carry and self-defense.
Feb 07, 2018
Episode 196: Worlds Collide With Rob Leatham and Rob Pincus
56:22
Today's episode brings to you an interview that Riley conducted with Rob Leatham and Rob Pincus while at the Springfield Armory booth during SHOT Show 2018. They debate the similarities and differences between being one of the greatest shooters of all time and a world renowned defensive handgun instructors.
Feb 02, 2018
Episode 195: AK-47’s & Grenades – Europe is Not as Safe as You Thought
1:27:51
Today Riley and Jacob talk about the latest in industry news from across the U.S. and throughout the world even as today we received a big story containing reports of increased gun violence in the U.K., Sweden and elsewhere. Apparently the "gun-free utopian" societies of Europe are not as perfect as the anti-gun news media would have you believe. Also don't miss the JUSTIFIED stories today. Plus our summary of SHOT Show 2018 and the hottest new products to come out of there.
Feb 01, 2018
Episode 194: 13 Hours – Interview With Kris Paronto
39:54
In this special episode, Riley was able to sit down with Kris "Tanto" Paronto for an interview while at the Safariland booth at SHOT Show 2018. They talk about the Benghazi incident, the writing of the book and making of the movie. Kris has recently launched a new training company Battleline Tactical, and we get into what Battleline Tactical is all about, training philosophies and what's coming up for the war veteran.
Jan 26, 2018
Episode 193: SIG P365 Tell-All Interview with Phil Strader at SHOT 2018
47:12
Hear it directly from the source. The industry is ablaze with the release of the new Sig Sauer P365. In this episode, Riley interviews Phil Strader, the pistol product manager at SIG Sauer. He explains the process, the thinking, and the background of the design and release of what may be the next go-to-gun for concealed carry.
Jan 24, 2018
Episode 192: 11 Truths About Real Gunfights That You Need to Know
1:04:59
Riley was able to sit down with Jake Jackson of Tier Three Tactical to talk about an enlightening article Jake recently wrote about what he discovered when he analyzed dozens of videos of defensive shootings. After a military career in intelligence, Jake is real big on evidence and statistics. His fact-based findings from these videos will really open your eyes as to how real shootings go down and where you need to be focusing your time in preparing for the possibility of a similar encounter.
Jan 19, 2018
Episode 191: Mass Shooting Prevented in Oklahoma…Media is Silent
1:25:17
Riley and Jacob talk about some exciting news this week with some major legislative updates, new product announcements including a holster from a major manufacturer that incorporates a cooling fan. Say WHAT?!?! Also there is some pressure mounting within the White House for the Senate to take some action on the National Reciprocity Act. Perhaps President Trump can persuade Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to take up the landmark legislation.
Jan 17, 2018
Episode 190: Weapons and Strategies for School Defense
58:07
Today Riley and Jacob answer several listeners' questions including one about what types of "weapons" you may be able to carry or use in a public school for defense? Good question, join us as we get into it!
Jan 12, 2018
Episode 189: Government Study Into Online Gun Sales Finds…NOTHING
1:15:29
Riley and Jacob talk about the best latest news from the industry with a MAJOR announcement from SIG Sauer about their new P365 pistol. It's an exciting new design that has many in the industry asking if it will be the G43/Shield killer?? In addition to several amazing JUSTIFIED stories, we cover a big news story about the findings of the Government Accountability Office investigation into online gun sales loopholes...or should we say the lack of findings?
Jan 10, 2018
Episode 188: Avoid These 8 Training Scars
1:03:35
Listen to this replay of Episode 70 where Riley and Jacob discuss 8 common training scars (or what we have dubbed muscle memory mistakes--MMM's). Avoid these at all costs
Jan 07, 2018
Episode 187: Lots of New Guns…And New Gun Control
57:12
Riley and Jacob talk about the latest in industry news along with our popular JUSTIFIED defensive gun use stories. Today we feature news where a bunch of new guns have been announced, slated to soon hit the market. Also some further gun control is being looked at in Denver, Colorado. Plus the ammo control laws passed in California a little more than a year went into effect this week, and boy are gun owner's lives about to change in the The Golden State as it just became a lot more difficult to purchase ammunition. You're also not going to want to miss the shocking story of just how bad crime in the U.K. has become with muggings and assaults being committed at an incredible rate, many of them with...knives.
Jan 03, 2018
Episode 186: Gary Ramey of Honor Defense Talks About the Honor Guard Drop Safety
1:10:49
Today Riley and Jacob have Gary Ramey on the program from Honor Defense which has been under fire in recent days due to videos emerging suggesting the Honor Guard 9mm pistols may not be as drop safe as gun owners would like. We also discuss about a couple of fantastic articles written by an experienced trauma surgeon who explains the myths and misconceptions about "stopping power."
Dec 31, 2017
Episode 185: Revisiting the GM Tech Center Stabbing with ‘Paco’ Sarder
44:42
Today's episode is a replay of an interview we did with Didarul 'Paco' Sarder who is the gun-toting, concealed carrier Muslim from Detroit who stopped the stabbing of a woman at the GM Tech Center in Warren, Michigan on February 10, 2016. We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a continuation of these Happy Holidays with the welcoming in of the New Year. Be safe out there, be ready, enjoy and learn from this fascinating interview!
Dec 26, 2017
Episode 184: Analysis of the 2014 Las Vegas Walmart-Cici’s Pizza Shooting
1:16:04
Today Jacob is back on the program with Riley. Today we take a few questions from listeners before we dive in on a detailed analysis of the June 2014 shooting that took place at a Las Vegas Cici's Pizza and Walmart. Many lessons to be learned from this situation that cost 2 police officers their lives and the life of a good samaritan concealed carrier. Don't miss this one!!!
Dec 24, 2017
Episode 183: New Gun Confiscation Law in New York?
1:24:08
Today Riley and Rob Beckman discuss the latest in concealed carry law and news including some legislative updates that could mean major positive gains for CCWers in Ohio and North Dakota. At the same time, unfortunately, New York Governor Cuomo is talking about establishing a new law that could mean major gun confiscations from individuals to the likes not before seen there. Also some JUSTIFIED stories including one a store clerk has to disarm a robber to save his life and the incredible scene that follows next!
Dec 21, 2017
Episode 182: Interview with Arik Levy – Cop & Pro Shooter
1:10:55
Another week, and another great guest on the Concealed Carry Podcast. This time Riley interviews Arik Levy, a professional cop and professional shooter. He is also the founder of Firearms Nation and host of the Firearms Nation Podcast, and each December he puts together the Shooter's Summit, a week long, virtual academy featuring the best firearms instructors, trainers and shooters. This year Riley was invited to participate in the 2017 Shooter's Summit, you can see Riley's session on Tuesday December 19th. Go to www.shooterssummit.com/riley to get signed up for FREE ACCESS to this year's Summit! Also enjoy this podcast episode as Riley flips the table around and gets to ask Arik the heavy hitting questions!
Dec 16, 2017
Episode 181: 5 Stories Where “Victims” Refused to be Victims
1:35:22
This last week has been a busy one! The U.S. House passed H.R. 38 packaged together with the Fix NICS bill. One Hawaiian police department says they will not enforce the law where it comes to confiscating firearms from or charging owners that also use marijuana. One college cancels a speech by a 2nd Amendment activist deeming it as being "too controversial." And we have 5 JUSTIFIED stories lined that you just gotta hear including the one where a female bystander saves the life of a cop by intervening with her own legally carried concealed handgun!
Dec 12, 2017
Episode 180: Facebook Live Discussion About H.R. 38 and Fix NICS
1:34:58
It is an historic day with the passing of H.R. 38, The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. Some have wondered if the "Fix NICS" bill was also included in that, and it indeed was. But the passed bill is not as bad as what we initially thought. Riley and Jacob have pored over the language in the bill and discuss what it means and its implications in today's episode. Oh and we discuss the likelihood of it getting through the Senate.
Dec 09, 2017
Episode 179: People Couldn’t Believe The Blood Was Real!
1:31:53
Today's stories are a must-hear! A couple of critical bills just past through the House Judicial Committee and will be going up for a House vote in the next day or so, and one of them is a big mistake! 4 incredible JUSTIFIED stories will teach some really important lessons including the story of yet another pizza delivery driver that is attacked and is forced to defend himself in a gunfight. A photo of bright red blood on the ground was the result of a man who accidentally shot himself with his Taurus Judge, and because there was so much blood and it was so brightly colored, the photo "broke the Internet" as people were left skeptical that is was even a real photo to begin with. But Riley has the scoop on the true, real-life story that will blow your mind and really drives home how important tourniquets are where it comes to saving lives.
Dec 06, 2017
Episode 178: The Slippery Slope
1:01:57
There's a lot of talk right now about passing new gun regulation reforms, i.e., gun control. We have to be careful about how these issues are approached. Some even within our community are okay with some of these so-called "common sense" laws. We have heard people say, "What are you so afraid of? We're not trying to take away your guns!" Today in this episode we break down why this line of thinking can be dangerous and how you can approach the issue with friends, colleagues and even family that dare venture down the slippery slope.
Nov 30, 2017
Episode 177b: “Good Guy With a Gun” a Myth?
1:19:17
We hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving. Over the break there were so many new stories that we just had to talk about, we split this episode up into 2 parts. Enjoy this part 2 where we talk about the discrimination Facebook is committing by restricting and shutting down firearm related pages and ads. Also we dive into an article written by an Army veteran and gun owner that tries to reason that the whole "good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun" premise is just a myth. But we follow that right up with at least 2 JUSTIFIED stories from the last week that blow holes right through that ill-informed statement!
Nov 30, 2017
Episode 177a: The Liberal Gun Club
1:15:41
We hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving. Over the break there were so many new stories that we just had to talk about, we split this episode up into 2 parts. Enjoy this part 1 of the episode as we talk about anti-gunners calling upon webhosts to shut down e-commerce sites that sell "ghost gun" kits and parts. Hear our take on this attack on our rights. Also we discuss one major gun manufacturer that appears may be in trouble with the "Trump Slump" occurring in the firearms industry. But the top story is one based on a video about The Liberal Gun Club that is a place for non-traditional 2nd Amendment supporters.
Nov 28, 2017
Episode 176: Training in Adverse Conditions
49:17
In today's episode Riley shares a couple of audio clips with some great tips and ideas. Cold weather is upon us for many across the country, and regardless if it is the cold or wet or whatever, training is important to do especially during those times when weather may be less than ideal. Listen to today's episode for tips about how to handle that. Also Matthew Maruster shares some thoughts about holster dangers to look out for and the importance of holster inspection and maintenance. Also Riley gives a raving review on the new XS Sights F8 Night Sights, find out what makes them so great!
Nov 26, 2017
Episode 175: Road Rage Turns Into Deadly Shooting
1:19:33
Last week we told you about the war on guns that is building and is coming. This week we see skewed and biased reporting from Quinnipiac University with a poll about support for an assault weapons ban. We see so-called journalistic publications asking for donations to help them publish more content on guns, gun violence, and gun control because where it comes to gun control "we just aren't doing enough." We have a Republican-controlled Congress that is afraid to do anything on pro-gun legislation for fear of it not being good for "optics." So instead they feel they must do something, and some Senators and Representatives are getting on board with "low hanging fruit of common sense regulation." At least Michigan is doing some things right as last week the Senate passed a bill that reduces the number of "Gun Free Zones" and this week the House passed a bill for constitutional carry. Follow along, and don't forget the powerful lessons to be learned from today's JUSTIFIED stories.
Nov 21, 2017
Episode 174: The Great Debate About Law Enforcement Interactions
1:03:32
In today's episode we take and answer several questions and address topics we received from listeners. Check out today's episode for information about 2nd Amendment rights versus party politics, home lighting and security and some strategies involving new home technology that could help you in an invasion. We also talk about a particular holster that we think has some challenges. Finally, Riley and Jacob get into it a little bit about what's the best way to interact with law enforcement particularly in a traffic stop situation.
Nov 18, 2017
Episode 173: “Hand Over Your Weapons”
1:00:33
The war against guns and gun rights is just getting started. Election results across the country last week weren't favorable towards the 2nd Amendment. Virginia and New Jersey have new anti-gun governors. Media outlets are suggested it is a referendum against Trump and because the voters want more gun control. Is that really the case? We're not so sure, but one thing is certain...this battle is continuing on, and we have got to educate and motivate people to understand the "gun issue" and get on the right side of things.
Nov 15, 2017
Episode 172: Retention – 8 Times Gun Owners Lost Their Guns & Lost the Fight
1:17:46
Jacob & Riley review 8 different instances where Concealed Carriers had their guns taken off of them in an encounter primarily due to retention issues. How can you prevent this from happening to you?
Nov 08, 2017
Episode 171: Texas Church Massacre
1:21:51
It is a solemn day in America. But heroes walk amongst us. And the fight for the Second Amendment is more critical now than ever even as we see Republicans in the House considering removing the deregulation of suppressors from the SHARE Act and more gun control is called for from the Michael Bloomberg gun control lobby. We cannot let our guard down!
Nov 08, 2017
Episode 170: Priorities, Positions and Paths – Fighting In and Around Vehicles
1:12:34
Riley and Jacob recorded this special episode while they were on their way back from Utah where they spent a few days filming and putting together a special vehicle fighting and tactics course. In this episode you're going to want to listen closely to the 3 P's - Priorities, Positions and Paths. Understanding these concepts and how they play into scenarios inspired by real-life events may one day save your life.
Nov 05, 2017
Episode 169: Good Guy With a Gun Stops Child Abduction
46:29
The former NPR Chief "comes out of the closet" on gun rights. The anti-gunners are dealt a blow in Illinois when a bumpfire stock and trigger modification bill failed to pass the House. Even a few anti-gun Democrats wouldn't vote for it. Meanwhile Mayor Bloomberg's Everytown is pouring millions into Virginia State elections. His efforts will likely fail as they have elsewhere. Plus DO NOT miss the story of a Las Vegas man that stopped the kidnapping of a 6-year-old boy because he made it a habit to always carry his gun on his person. It also was not hte first time he had to defend himself either. Riley and Jacob discuss at length, check it out!
Oct 30, 2017
Episode 168: Jogging In Las Vegas With Gun Holstered in Safe
1:03:13
In this episode Riley and Jacob take 3 questions submitted by listeners and break them down with their answers. Which holster is a good choice for jogging? What do we know about response times in Las Vegas? And should you store your gun holstered in the safe and/or with a round chambered?
Oct 27, 2017
Episode 167: Mass Shootings Not Rising Study Says
1:24:16
A recent study from the University of Illinois shows that even with Las Vegas and Orlando fresh in our minds, mass shootings are not in fact increasing in terms of frequency. We found this study to be quite interesting as well as today's other fascinating news out of Australia as we look at the results of a national amnesty gun confiscation program that yielded far less than we're sure they hoped for. Also FIVE great JUSTIFIED stories from which we can all learn from.
Oct 24, 2017
Episode 166: Developing a Personal Defense Training Plan
1:17:40
You take your physical health and fitness seriously by having a plan. Why not take the same approach with your shooting and personal defense? Listen to Riley and Jacob as they break down some simple strategies and ways to put together an effective training plan for you!
Oct 22, 2017
Episode 165: Universal Background Checks Ineffective Study Shows
1:28:37
Some pretty big news out this week about background checks. A three year look back at the effectiveness of universal background checks in Colorado and Washington forced the author of that study who "wanted to see a different result" to admit that there has been no measurable impact on crime reduction. This plus tons of other great analysis on many other stories including a couple of JUSTIFIED stories that have some critical lessons to learn from.
Oct 16, 2017
Episode 164: Holster Problems and What to Look for in a Good One
1:41:52
We often talk about the importance of well-maintained, excellently-designed, effective handguns. BUT don't forget that the holster is probably your second most important piece of kit. It, too, needs to be well thought-out, well-designed, and allows you to draw the firearm quickly, safely, and put shots quickly on target. Today's episode tackles some of the problems we often see in holsters and what can be done to make them better and also what you should look for to pick the best quality holster for you and your needs.
Oct 13, 2017
Episode 163: Las Vegas Shooting, More Gun Control & the NRA
1:12:37
Besides some incredible JUSTIFIED defensive gun use stories, be sure to listen today for the update analysis and following of the situation surrounding the Las Vegas/Mandalay Bay Shooting as well as the gun control debate raging on in Washington D.C. and across the media's airwaves. Speaking of D.C., there's some REALLY exciting news out of the Court of Appeals that covers the District of Columbia relating to the issuing of concealed carry permits that is sure to make a bunch of people happy!
Oct 11, 2017
Episode 162: Handgun Lights & Lasers – Part 2
1:14:31
A podcast listener requested we give our take on lights and lasers for handguns. Jacob and Riley did their best to do so, but after an hour of just talking about the lights piece, they decided to break it up into 2 parts! Today they give the pros and cons and some important training considerations to think about, so don't miss this episode to get everything you wanted and then some on lasers for your handgun.
Oct 05, 2017
Episode 161: Self Defense Insurance with USCCA Founder Tim Schmidt
1:09:39
We recently recorded this interview together with USCCA Founder Tim Schmidt. He tells us about the new update to the USCCA's Self Defense Shield Insurance program. If you're a USCCA member, you're not going to want to miss this! If you aren't already a member, there's still loads of great info in today's episode. Tim tells us about one amazing self-defense story, he gives us his own personal EDC choices and strategies, and some tips about getting started as a CCWer. Get it directly from the "father" of modern concealed carry by listening today! Jacob and Riley also give their thoughts about the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Shooting that just occurred.
Oct 02, 2017
Episode 160: Handgun Lights & Lasers – Part 1
1:28:02
A podcast listener requested we give our take on lights and lasers for handguns. Jacob and Riley did their best to do so, but after an hour of just talking about the lights piece, they decided to break it up into 2 parts! More to come obviously on the topic, but don't miss this episode to get everything you wanted and then some on handheld and weapon mounted lights for your handgun.
Sep 30, 2017
Episode 159: Armed Jogger Saves Woman From Sex Assault
1:10:59
Crazy stories this week as Riley and Jacob cover the news and JUSTIFIED stories of the day. Especially do not miss the story where one armed jogger, a man, stopped a terrible sexual assault on a woman along a popular jogging trail. Also stories about the hero that stopped a Tennessee church shooting, constitutional carry possibly coming in Wisconsin, and gun sales are on the rise once again after taking a nose dive during the "Trump slump."
Sep 25, 2017
Episode 158: Getting Off the ‘X’ – with James Yeager
1:10:47
James Yeager is one of the most interesting and controversial guys in the firearms community. Most people recognize him from the many Youtube videos he has produced over the last 10+ years as he has had over 100 million views. He is very much a "you either love him or hate him" sort of fellow. But what some people may not realize is that he has also operated Tactical Response, a full-service firearms training company for over 20 years and during that time has taught more than 60,000 students. However, even some of his training philosophies and tactics has irked people at times. Riley sits down and interviews him today to learn more about the man and to dive deep on what he believes as an instructor and what he focuses on teaching his students so that they can win fights over bad guys. Plenty in this episode today to learn from.
Sep 20, 2017
Episode 157: Full Auto Glock Conversion For Sale On Amazon?!
1:10:59
Riley and Jacob are back at it again discussing the most recent gun industry, gun rights and self-defense stories from across the U.S. Don't miss today's stories about illegal contraband for sale on Amazon, specifically Glock full-auto conversion kits. Although the listing is gone now, was this a setup from the ATF? We also talk about the exciting news of the SHARE Act, the latest suppressor deregulation bill, making it through committee and possibly heading for a votePlus 4 excellent JUSTIFIED stories that there's a lot to learn from.
Sep 18, 2017
Episode 156: Mass Shooting Recovery – Interview with Andy Brown Part 2
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Part 2 of 2: If you missed episode #154, Part 1 of this interview with Andy Brown, please go back and listen to it now! This is a truly special episode today. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Andy Brown, author of the book Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base. This book is a recounting of two tragic events that happened within days of each other at Fairchild AFB--a B-52 bomber crash and an active shooting that killed 5 and wounded many more. Andy was the man, then an Air Force Security Police airman (now known as Security Forces), who stopped the individual responsible for the heinous attack at the base hospital. It is not often you get to hear first hand from a man with his kind of experience and knowledge, so tune in, take some notes, and determine what you need to do to better prepare for your worst-case scenario.
Sep 13, 2017
Episode 155: Is Paul Ryan Holding Up CCW Reciprocity Bill??
1:33:51
On this 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11, we hope and pray folks in Texas and Florida are doing okay after these two recent hurricanes. Today Riley Bowman discusses with Matthew Maruster possible gun confiscation in the Virgin Islands during and after Hurricane Irma passed through, bills in California requiring that gun dealers up their security measures to prevent theft, and the fact that it appears Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is holding up a vote on the National Concealed Carry Reciprocity bill. After the recent attack at the Congressional Baseball practice, you would think Mr. Ryan would feel this was an important and pressing matter to push through, but that's not the case as he says that the timing "is not right." Don't miss these and all the other stories from today's episode!!
Sep 12, 2017
Episode 154: Stopping an Active Shooter – Interview with Andy Brown Part 1
1:03:35
This is a truly special episode today. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Andy Brown, author of the book Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base. This book is a recounting of two tragic events that happened within days of each other at Fairchild AFB--a B-52 bomber crash and an active shooting that killed 5 and wounded many more. Andy was the man, then an Air Force Security Police airman (now known as Security Forces), who stopped the individual responsible for the heinous attack at the base hospital. It is not often you get to hear first hand from a man with his kind of experience and knowledge, so tune in, take some notes, and determine what you need to do to better prepare for your worst-case scenario.
Sep 06, 2017
Episode 153: Mom Pulls Gun In Fight Over School Supplies
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Riley and Jacob cover this week's stories from legislative updates to our usual JUSTIFIED story segments. This week in the news, Indiana is looking at considering permitless or constitutional carry, the American Bar Association has recommended that all 50 states pass laws permitting gun confiscation in the case of "Extreme Risk Protection Orders." Sacramento, CA is considering spending $1.5 million in a special program to reward some of the worst young criminals for not committing crimes. Oh, and you're not going to want to miss the crazy story where one mother draws a gun on two women to stop a fight that started over who was going to take home the last of the school supplies.
Sep 06, 2017
Episode 152: Unconventional EDC Gear
1:28:39
Inspired by listeners that have shared with us their personal EDC Gear choices, we decided we would talk about unconventional EDC gear. Chances are there will be some things in today's episode that you never considered before or some recommendations that will have you second-guessing or rethinking your current EDC strategy.
Sep 01, 2017
Episode 151: 2017 NRA Carry Guard Expo Highlights
1:17:17
Riley and Jacob are back from Milwaukee, Wisconsin after attending the 2017 NRA Carry Guard Expo. They talk about a number of interesting and new products they found there including an innovative speed loader for revolvers, guns that fold in half, guns that load cartridges "backwards," and of course they talk about the newly released Gen 5 Glocks.
Aug 30, 2017
Episode 150b: Cognitive Stack…Interview with Mark Passamaneck
1:03:10
In this final part of a 2 Part interview, Riley sits down with Mark Passamaneck of Carbon Arms and discusses a wide variety of topics. But we especially break down in this episode why the brain works the way it does, what cognitive stack means for you as a shooter, and how you can maximize your performance and training.
Aug 27, 2017
Episode 150a: Why Guns Blow Up! Interview with Mark Passamaneck
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In this Part 1 episode of a 2 Part interview, Riley sits down with Mark Passamaneck of Carbon Arms and discusses a wide variety of topics. Mark is an forensic engineer, which means he figures out why bad things happen involving mechanical and other physical things. We talk about blowing up muzzleloaders, AR-15's, Glocks and other stuff. But we also get into what Mark sees as the most important shooting fundamentals or challenges and how we can train most effectively. It all leads up to a powerful second part of the interview. Don't miss it!!
Aug 27, 2017
Episode 149: Govts Suspending Gun Rights During Protests?
1:23:41
Riley and Jacob cover this week's stories from legislative updates to our usual JUSTIFIED story segments. This week in the news, Oregon has just passed a ridiculous law that you're not going to want to miss out on learning about because trust me, this one amounts to gun confiscation...and it's coming your way! Also good news out of Ohio that strengthens self-defense laws and rights. Plus don't miss the story about a man that is burglarized and attacked by 3 violent teens and what he had to do to defend himself and his family from a gun!
Aug 23, 2017
Episode 148: Stand Your Ground – Self Defense Law with Andrew Branca
1:23:52
Riley and Jacob had the privilege of interviewing Andrew Branca, the top attorney in the U.S. for all things self-defense law. Andrew is the author of the book The Law of Self Defense and is an experienced attorney who teaches at the FBI's National Academy, has taught at Sig Sauer Academy, appears on the Outdoor Channel's TV show "The Best Defense", and writes extensively for websites and blogs online including the National Review. He is often quoted as a subject matter expert on use-of-force law by major national print and broadcast media. He regularly consults with attorneys across the nation on various self-defense cases. In this episode we get into "Stand Your Ground" law, "Castle Doctrine", "Make My Day", how to deal with law enforcement and the consequences immediately following a defensive gun use.
Aug 16, 2017
Episode 147: CCWer Stops Stabbing Spree in Florida
1:22:02
Riley and Jacob cover this week's stories from legislative updates to goings on in the Czech Republic and how the European Union is trying to control gun laws in the Czech Republic. The Czech's aren't taking too kindly to the idea! Also you're not going to want to miss 2 JUSTIFIED stories today that deal with one man getting hit in the head repeatedly with a baseball bat, yet he is still able to defend himself because he was armed. Plus the amazing hero that saved lives and stopped a stabbing spree in Florida!!
Aug 14, 2017
Episode 146: Weapon Striking & Failure Points – with Mike Seeklander
1:21:22
Riley sits down with and interviews Mike Seeklander, owner of Shooting-Performance.com, founder of the American Warrior Society and the American Warrior Society Podcast, former federal agent and instructor, Marine, and as seen on Outdoor Channel's "The Best Defense". We talk about a bunch of stuff--growing up in the backwoods, bear attacks, weapon striking, the failure point cycle, how to push yourself to maximize your training time and continue to "level up" in your skills. If there's anybody that understands this stuff, it's Mike Seeklander. Trust me, you're going to wanna listen to this "truth-bomb" episode today.
Aug 10, 2017
Episode 145: Walgreen’s Customer Stops Armed Robber Dead
1:21:55
Riley and Jacob cover the latest stories in the concealed carry and firearms industry world including some important legislative updates out of Washington D.C. where one New York congressman has proposed a law to protect the rights of citizens to purchase and possess many rifles and shotguns including AR-style semi-autos and their magazine and ammunition components. NY Governor Andrew Cuomo doesn't like that much. Wisconsin Democrats don't like the idea of gun safety being taught to high school students even if it is optional. Sig Sauer has some unwanted attention due to some possible issues with P320 pistols firing when dropped--Sig Sauer responds. And a Texas college professor wears body armor and helmet to class to protect himself from students that might want to harm him. Plus don't miss this week's incredible JUSTIFIED stories!!
Aug 09, 2017
Episode 144: Home Carry – 24/7 Readiness
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Riley and Matthew decided to address the issue of "home carry," or making sure one carries all the time including at home...which is the one location that statistics show you are most likely to need access to your gun at a moment's notice. We talk about some of the strategies and tactics to keep in mind to make sure you are prepared 24/7!
Aug 02, 2017
Episode 143: Study Claims “Good Guy With a Gun” Is Bogus
1:23:23
Riley and Jacob cover the latest stories in the concealed carry and firearms industry world including some important legal updates out of a DC Circuit Court on the issue of the right of publicly carrying a firearm. Will this ruling make it to the Supreme Court paving the way for a more definitive constitutional interpretation? We'll see. Speaking of the Supreme Court...several state attorneys general are asking the nation's high court to reverse the decision allowing law enforcement to infringe on citizens' 4th Amendment protections against unreasonable search simply because they have a firearm. Does having a firearm automatically mean a person is to be deemed "dangerous?" Finally, don't miss the incredible JUSTIFIED stories in today's episode as well as the Vice.com story reporting on the study that they claim debunks the theory that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."
Aug 01, 2017
Episode 142: 9 Obvious Ways to Tell Pro’s From Amateurs
1:14:09
Some of the ways professionals most definitely distinguish themselves from amateur CCWers, or in other words, what are some of the "noob" mistakes that are made. Listen in and make sure you're not making these mistakes today! Press 'PLAY' above to listen now!
Jul 27, 2017
Episode 141: Is President Trump Secretly Pro-Gun Control??
1:17:17
Riley and Jacob cover the latest stories in the concealed carry and firearms industry world including some important updates out of Michigan where a childcare fight in the courts is resulting in the taking away of 2nd Amendment rights. House Speaker Paul Ryan makes it clear that he's not just for reciprocity for members of congress, but he wants reciprocity for all law-abiding citizens. Statistics show that CCW permits are soaring among some non-traditional demographic groups. And besides 5 thrilling JUSTIFIED stories, we examine President Trump's new Communications Director and whether this is a sign that Trump is really a closet gun control supporter.
Jul 27, 2017
Episode 140: Questions From Listeners-Carrying While Chambered and More!
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Riley and Jacob take some time out of the normal schedule of things to answer some questions that have been recently submitted by listeners. Carrying with a round in the chamber, pocket holsters, carrying concealed while biking or doing other physical activities, and printing are some of the topics covered in today's episode. Thanks to Brian, Jesse and Bert for submitting your questions to the podcast!
Jul 21, 2017
Episode 139: Wins and Losses in Self-Defense Shootings
1:25:50
Riley and Jacob cover a TON of stories in our most loaded news episode yet! More than half-a-dozen legislative updates and general interest stories, plus five--yes, FIVE--justified stories today! Don't miss it!
Jul 19, 2017
Episode 138: The ULTIMATE Concealed Carry Beginner’s Guide – Part 1
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After receiving an email from a listener, Riley and Jacob were inspired to respond directly to that email with this episode today which has become the ULTIMATE guide for a beginning CCWer. We were asked to cover some subjects that newer CCWers need to know that they might not always figure out right away. Although fundamental information, we are confident newer and more experienced shooters alike will find value in this episode.
Jul 13, 2017
Episode 137: Man Sits on Cocked Gun, Shoots Self in Genitals
1:21:39
Riley and Matthew talk about the latest in national and state legislative issues including one Oregon law that just passed through the state house heading for the governor's desk that WILL result in the confiscation of guns without due process!! Meanwhile on a more positive front, new legislation is introduced that goes even further than the Hearing Protection Act that would completely deregulate silencers in the federal law--the SHUSH Act looks very promising as far as legislation is concerned, but does it stand a chance in the U.S. House and Senate? Finally, don't miss the crazy story where one man gets shot in the "crown jewels" when he sits down on his loaded gun!
Jul 11, 2017
Episode 136: Milwaukee Police Chief Says “CCW Laws Are Causing Violent Crime!”
1:29:18
Riley and Jacob get a little heated talking about the recent shooting in a NYC Hospital. They also cover an interesting YouTube story, different stories about guns and schools and add their two cents to some stupid statements recently made by the Police Chief in Milwaukee. A justified story about a neighbor who voluntarily comes to someone's aid and two justified female shooters who refuse to be victims.
Jul 05, 2017
Episode 135: The History of Self-Defense
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Today Riley invites Dr. Steve Adams onto the podcast to talk about the history of self-defense. What sort of rights did people have during the Dark Ages and up through Colonial America while still under the rule of King George III? What important role did John Locke and other great philosophers play in shaping the thoughts and ideologies of our Founding Fathers? Was the 2nd Amendment just a convenient idea that made it into the Bill of Rights? Or did it serve a greater and much more intentional purpose? Riley and Dr. Adams break it all down and discuss the influences behind the 2nd Amendment and the right to self-defense. We hope this episode is enjoyable and especially relevant for you on Independence Day!
Jul 03, 2017
Episode 134: Keeping a Gun on the Nightstand?
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Topic: Keeping a Gun on the Nightstand? Today Riley and Jacob talk about different ways and strategies for keeping your gun handy yet secure on or near the nightstand for quick access while sleeping. Jacob spent some time evaluating and comparing different quick access safes including how quickly you can deploy and even compared this to just keeping the gun on the nightstand without any sort of safe being used. The problem with this? Security, especially with little ones around, but we also need to consider security from burglaries and break-ins. Hope you enjoy this episode today! Sponsor Messages Guardian Nation. Looking for more training and better gear? Join Guardian Nation to be part of the fastest growing tribe of self-defense shooters nationwide. Members receive access to the ConcealedCarry.com Shooter Skill Library, Guardian Live broadcasts, and past recordings, as well as 10% off everything sold at concealedcarry.com. Also, members receive a box of shooting gear 4 times a year which is worth at least the value of the membership. Join now and get your “dues” returned to you in gear every three months. Learn more and get started at www.guardiannation.com ConcealedCarry.com Adhesive Targets. The latest products we have manufactured and have made available for sale on ConcealedCarry.com, these new Adhesive targets will stick and stay in temperatures between -20 F to +160 F. A special printing process and high quality materials eliminate glare and increase visibility. Sold in packs of 10, 100, or 1000; check out the new ConcealedCarry.com Adhesive / Reactive target line at www.ConcealedCarry.com/sticktargets and for a limited time save 10% with the coupon code “Podcast10” with a minimum order of $30 QuickDraw. Do things feel gritty and sluggish when drawing your gun out of your holster? Do your magazines sometimes get hung up in the mag well when performing reloads when they used to just drop freely? You might check out Quick Draw, the lubricant that’s designed for holsters and magazines. In testing we found a 10-15% decrease in draw to first shot times after using Quick Draw to freshen up the inside of our holsters. Learn more at www.ConcealedCarry.com Picks of the Week Riley - Streamlight ProTac 2L-X Jacob - 5.11 Tactical Men's TAC A2 Gloves Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for joining us this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below. If you enjoyed the podcast the biggest compliment you could give us would be to subscribe to future episodes via a podcast app on your phone or via iTunes. You can find past podcast episodes by clicking here.
Jun 28, 2017
Episode 133: Lessons Learned From the Philando Castile Shooting Video
1:16:21
Riley and Jacob cover the latest stories in the concealed carry and firearms industry world including some important updates out of Nevada and Oregon as far as reciprocity is concerned, Illinois is cracking down on violent offenders, one man credits his training with being able to stop a violent bear attack. Meanwhile military snipers are taking out ISIS fighters from 2.2 miles away and setting records in the process. But you don't want to miss the CRAZY story about a Utah man that has to defend himself and his two teenage sons from a naked drunk man that just won't give up even after the homeowner has to draw down on the man! Trust us, this one's a doozy!
Jun 27, 2017
Episode 132: Interview with Rob Leatham – Jerk the Trigger the Right Way!
1:12:17
Today is a special episode together with Rob Leatham where Riley and Jacob sit down with him to talk about Rob's philosophy and secrets behind shooting accurately and shooting fast! After listening to Rob you'll see that there's really only 3 things you need to be concerned with in order to master these skills. One of the things that might surprise some shooters is Rob's advocacy for jerking the trigger--but it's about learning to jerk the trigger correctly! Don't forget that Rob Leatham is also our special guest for this month's Guardian Nation Live Broadcast. Learn more at www.guardiannation.com.
Jun 21, 2017
Episode 131: After Congressional Baseball Shooting, Is It Time For National Reciprocity?
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Riley and Jacob talk about the coverage surrounding the recent congressional baseball shooting in D.C. Some lawmakers are proposing that they pass legislation allowing them to be treated much like federal law enforcement and be able to carry concealed even in gun-restrictive jurisdictions like Washington D.C. We can't help but wonder if it isn't the time to really get serious about passing a National Reciprocity bill?! Also discussion about 3 traumatic JUSTIFIED defensive gun uses that you won't want to miss!
Jun 19, 2017
Episode 130: Disappearing Act – Becoming the ‘Gray Man’
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Enjoy today's episode from Riley together with a new guest host, Eric Ward, a talented firearms instructor from Houston, Texas. As a long time podcast listener, Eric proposed the idea of talking about "gray man" tactics and the importance they play in the lives of CCWers. Want to know how to blend in with your environment? Want to know what are some of the best clothing choices and holster choices to accomplish this?
Jun 14, 2017
Episode 129: Interview with Dane Peterson, The American Marksman
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Earlier this year, Riley had the opportunity to compete at the American Marksman National Championship together with Dane Peterson the eventual winner of American Marksman. After Riley and Dane had the opportunity to shoot in the same 3-gun match at the Hornady Zombies in the Heartland match, they sat down to talk about the experience, the journey to the national championship, and the process Dane went through to become The American Marksman. We also touch on getting kids involved at a young age in the shooting sports, and we talk about the amazing rights and privileges we have in this country afforded us by the Second Amendment.
Jun 12, 2017
Episode 128: How I Survived Being Shot in the Head – Part 2
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Riley and Matthew Maruster conclude the second half of the interview together with Jarred Slocum, a former police officer with El Cajon Police Department a suburb of San Diego, California. In August of 2011 Jarred was shot in the head responding to a suspected domestic violence situation. Luckily he survived to tell the story which we had the exclusive privilege of bringing to you today through the Concealed Carry Podcast. There are many lessons to be learned from fateful incident. Hopefully this will give you some needed information that could save your life!
Jun 09, 2017
Episode 128: How I Survived Being Shot in the Head – Part 1
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Riley and Matthew Maruster together interview Jarred Slocum, a former police officer with El Cajon Police Department a suburb of San Diego, California. In August of 2011 Jarred was shot in the head responding to a suspected domestic violence situation. Luckily he survived to tell the story which we had the exclusive privilege of bringing to you today through the Concealed Carry Podcast. There are many lessons to be learned from fateful incident. Hopefully this will give you some needed information that could save your life!
Jun 07, 2017
Episode 127: Neighbor Shoots Man Trying to Drown Twin Babies
1:05:12
Riley and Jacob share news today about Michigan possibly becoming the next state to have constitutional carry. Meanwhile the ninth circuit court upholds a ridiculous law that forces gun owners to pay for gun confiscation and buy-back programs, and how about this...a Pennsylvania law has been proposed to make gun owners a "protected class." How's that for interesting?! Also don't miss the JUSTIFIED story about a neighbor that heeded the call to action that saved the lives of two twin infants...and potentially the lives of an entire family!
Jun 06, 2017
Episode 126: Is Your Holster Dangerous? Part 2
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Riley gets together with Matthew Maruster to continue their discussion about "dangerous holsters". We talk about a couple of very popular holsters that seem to give some CCWers problems, and we talk about some concealed carry methods that can be more dangerous for gun carriers and highlight which ones shooters should spend more time training with to make certain their safety and shooting fundamentals are really solid before heading out the door.
May 31, 2017
Episode 125: AZ Man Used Gun to Save Cop’s Life…Is Also Pro-Gun Control??
1:10:11
Riley and Jacob get into a number of great news stories today including a 10th District Circuit Court ruling that could change a lot of people's lives, how 16,000 CCWers' identities were compromised by a data hack of Florida State's records, how the "gun control" in Canada is working (or not) and also a story about a father who mistook his daughter for an intruder and made a costly mistake. PLUS...we break down the story about the Arizona man that saved a cop's life because he was able to use his gun...but he comes out in USA Today as being for gun control?! What is going on?
May 29, 2017
Episode 124: Is Your Holster Dangerous? Part 1
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Riley gets together with Matthew Maruster to talk about a video Matthew did recently about "dangerous" holsters. We share two experiences where people shot themselves due to problems with their holsters. To learn what these problems were and how to avoid being the next casualty, listen to this episode now!
May 25, 2017
Episode 123: Video From Gas Station Shootout and MORE
1:15:02
In today's news: Ohio is considering legislation that reduces penalties for CCWers that make mistakes, New Jersey State Police is suing a major gun manufacturer over apparent faulty equipment, and ISIS may be considering using gun shows as a way to obtain weapons for an attack. Meanwhile, in Oregon, they passed a law recently that makes it easier for young people to get out and hunt. And you don't want to miss the crazy story of a home invasion that ends up with an intruder shot and bleeding and the homeowner stabbed eight times!
May 23, 2017
Episode 122: First Aid on the Firing Line
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Riley speaks with Rob Beckman and Bryant Garibay about the importance of first aid skills for self-defense shooters and the process of diagnosing and treating victims while waiting for EMS to arrive.
May 18, 2017
Episode 121: “Don’t Make Me Pull My Piece” Robber Gets a “Piece”
51:24
In today's news: Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signs campus carry legislation into law, Texas LTC permit prices are going down, Florida passes legislation that finally removes the 3-day waiting period on handgun purchases, and more. Plus we cover some fantastic JUSTIFIED stories today including one where a man stops an assault and robbery against his family and home from 5 thugs, another man stops a potential active shooting from taking place in a Texas bar. And don't miss the story of the hotel clerk that when confronted by an armed robber that said "Don't make me pull my piece" responded by drawing his own "piece!"
May 15, 2017
Episode 120: Interview with Chris Bardugone from RAND CLP
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Riley and Jacob got to spend a few minutes interviewing Chris Bardugone from RAND CLP about all the exciting stuff they are putting out that makes it easier to clean, protect and keep running reliably your firearms. We all love our guns, but we don't always enjoy the work involved in keeping them in tip-top shape. RAND CLP keeps things cleaner and helps prevent fouling. Listen in to hear how!
May 10, 2017
Episode 119: Rob Pincus – Training Philosophy and Avidity Arms PD10
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Riley sat down together with Rob Pincus live during the 2017 NRA Show to talk about some of the things Rob is up to with Avidity Arms and the new PD10 pistol. We also talk with Rob about his experience as a judge on the show "Night of the Saint" as well as get some of his thoughts on the importance of training appropriately for real world situations. Listen in now...
May 08, 2017
Episode 118: Interview With Sig Sauer Ammunition’s Dan Powers and Bud Fini
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Riley sat down together with Sig Sauer's Ammunition Division President Dan Powers and Executive Vice President Bud Fini to talk about the all things ammo! Sig Sauer is really staking a solid position in the ammunition industry especially amongst those gun manufacturers that also happen to make (or sell) their own brand of ammunition. This positioning is really a very deliberate step in the direction of Sig becoming "The Complete Systems Provider." As far as we can tell, Sig Sauer seems to be taking a solid approach. Listen in now...
May 03, 2017
Episode 117: 2017 NRA Show Recap & Highlights
1:15:45
We just returned from the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits held in Atlanta, Georgia. This years show was filled with tons of new product announcements and releases. We connected with a bunch of really great people. Today Riley and Cincinnati-based instructor, Rob Beckman, talk about the highlights from the show and which companies and products wowed them the most. There were some surprises along the way...oh, and we do make a little time to talk about a couple of interesting news stories plus one new JUSTIFIED story that teaches an important lesson. Listen in now!
May 01, 2017
Episode 116: 2017 NRA Show Preview
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Today Riley talks about some of the more exciting companies and product announcements at the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits. There's some super exciting stuff coming from Springfield Armory, Avidity Arms, FN America, Remington and more! Listen in now...
Apr 27, 2017
Episode 115: Man Shoots Son Trying to Run Him Over With Car
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In today's news: The Arizona governor signs legislation that prohibits tracking devices from being used on firearms. The NRA and USCCA have a major falling out--the NRA disinvites the USCCA from this week's NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibit. Is it because the NRA is getting ready to roll out something similar to USCCA's already popular insurance program? Don't miss out finding that out as well as don't miss the crazy story where a Texas father is forced to shoot his own son trying to run him down with a car...listen in now!!
Apr 24, 2017
Episode 114: Dryfire Tools and Tips With John and Jason at L.A.S.R.
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We all know how important spending time practicing shooting is, and many of you understand how important dryfire practice is as well. But do you know how to make your dryfire practice easier, faster, more effective AND more fun?? Today Riley sits down with John Wallace and Jason Williams, founders of L.A.S.R. App. Plus John and Jason give some of their favorite dryfire drills and tips. If you're serious about becoming a better shooter, trust me, you're not going to want to miss today's episode, AND you're going to want to check out L.A.S.R. App! Listen in now...
Apr 19, 2017
Episode 113: N.H. Man is Forced to Kill His Own Son in Defense
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In today's news: We now have a "new" Supreme Court with Neil Gorsuch being sworn in as a Supreme Court justice. He hears his first cases, and all signs are pointing towards him being who he said he is--a judge that takes the reading of the law quite literally...just what pro-2A folk need to hear! Also Riley and Jacob talk about anti-gun laws being proposed in North Carolina and Nevada. Plus 2 new guns from 2 of the biggest manufacturers. And also our usual JUSTIFIED segment where we share the story of a 76-year-old father forced to kill his 55-year-old son in a twisted story of self-defense. Don't miss it, listen in now!!
Apr 17, 2017
Episode 112: Shopping For the Right Firearm For You
1:14:48
Last week we talked about selecting the right firearm, so it seemed only natural to talk this week about how to shop for and buy the right firearm for you. What resources are available? Where can the best deals be found? What to look out for and what to avoid are all topics we cover in this episode today. Listen in now!
Apr 13, 2017
Episode 111: Man Facing Murder Charges After Fatally Shooting Car Thief
1:00:33
In today's news: Riley and Jacob talk about a news story that is the perfect example as to the problems with gun confiscation laws without due process, especially in the case of mental health. One man sought a little help, and ended up losing his guns for over 2 years even though it was proven he was not a mental health risk!! Plus 2 stories where CCWers are facing charges because they may not have made the right decisions. To find out why, tune in now...
Apr 10, 2017
Episode 110: Selecting the Right Firearm For You
1:13:33
While Jacob was traveling on the road, Riley and Gretta decided to get together and record this episode. Geared towards helping a shooter know what to look for when selecting the right firearm for them, we discuss size, holsters, carrying positions and methods, ergonomics, clothing considerations and how they play into the types of guns we might carry...a newer shooter will find all the info on where to get started with finding the right gun, and a more experienced shooter might be cause to rethink their choices...Listen in now!
Apr 05, 2017
Episode 109: Oklahoma Man Shows Why AR-15s Are the Perfect Home Defense Weapon by Dropping 3 Intruders
1:14:25
In today's news: Riley and Gretta breakdown the current battle in the Capitol to confirm Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. We also talk about the ridiculous vetoes that Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe issued on 5 common-sense gun bills and about some safety issues Kentucky families may be facing. Also we highlight 3 excellent Justified stories including one where a 23-year-old Oklahoma man is forced to use his AR-15 on 3 armed intruders.
Apr 03, 2017
Episode 108: Fight the Noise – Talking the Maxim 9 With SilencerCo’s Jason Schauble
1:08:49
SilencerCo invited ConcealedCarry.com into their headquarters and production facility in West Valley City, UT for a behind the scenes look at their operation and to check out the Maxim 9 as well as a bunch of their other great products. SilencerCo President Jason Schauble was kind enough to sit down with us for a few minutes to talk about the company, their philosophy, and about the future of silencers in the U.S. with the Hearing Protection Act making its way through committee.
Mar 29, 2017
Episode 107: Proof That Shotguns Are Still a Viable Option For Self-Defense
1:05:58
Today we introduce a NEW podcast co-host, Gretta!! She is a fabulous instructor, women-in-the-shooting-sports advocate, and competition shooter. Today we talk with Gretta about some of the latest news and stories from across the land, including not just one...but TWO crazy JUSTIFIED stories where folks are forced to defend their lives with a shotgun. Plus a number of critical updates on legislation in several states that you're not going to want to miss!
Mar 27, 2017
Episode 106: What Studying 300 Negligent Discharge Stories Teaches You
1:14:34
The ConcealedCarry.com team spent 3 months researching, studying and analyzing 292 negligent discharges that occurred between December 2014 and November 2016. What we learned from this intensive study was both remarkable and surprising!! Listen in to find out why both the anti-gunners and gun-rights supporters have at times been wrong in their understanding of some of these issues!
Mar 23, 2017
Episode 105: Forced to Buy Gun Liability Insurance by the Government?
51:40
Our last news episode had a bunch of stories covering proposed pro-gun rights legislation. But this week we highlight a couple of laws that if passed would restrict gun rights more. At least there's some good news coming out of North Carolina. Also what NOT to do if you don't want to lose your CCW permit. Tune in now...
Mar 20, 2017
Episode 104: Innocent Murder? Lessons From Georgia Teen’s Death
1:05:22
Today Riley and Jacob break down the unfortunate and tragic story out of Georgia where a father accidentally shot and killed the 17-yr-old friend of his 14-yr-old daughter mistaking the teen as a home intruder. You might think these sorts of accidents rarely happen, but the reality is that they happen far too often to be ignored. What can we learn from this story? What can we do to prevent further cases of "mistaken intruder" happening in the future? We hope you'll tune in and enjoy today's episode.
Mar 16, 2017
Episode 103: The 1911 and Glock Got Together and Had a Baby
1:22:58
Have you heard about the hottest new gun that was the "talk of the town" at SHOT Show 2017? Today we sit down to chat with Cy Hudson, the creator of the Hudson H9 pistol, the gun that feels like and has the trigger of a 1911, but shoots flat and fast like a Glock. We get the back story, inspirations behind the creation of it, and what the future looks like for Hudson Manufacturing. Trust me, you don't want to miss this interview! Tune in now!
Mar 13, 2017
Episode 102: I Felt The Bullet Go Through My Arm And Hit My Gun
59:00
Today we had the privilege of sitting down and talking with Ty Fredericks, a pizza delivery driver that still carries the bullet that wounded him from an attempted robbery where he was forced to defend himself with his gun. You don't want to miss his incredible story of resiliency and survival, listen to today's episode now!
Mar 08, 2017
Episode 101: Alabama Ax-wielding Intruder Shot 7 Times
48:15
Today's news stories include some bills that could have positive impacts in Utah, North Dakota, and Idaho. We finally get our hands on the full text of the National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act and talk about neighbors intervening in deadly encounters in Nevada and Miami.
Mar 06, 2017
Episode 100: Walgreens Murder: 5 Lessons to Learn From a CCWer’s Ultimate Sacrifice
1:02:45
Today analyze an incident from last year where a Marine Veteran and Concealed Carrier died trying to intervene in a deadly incident outside a Walgreens store.
Mar 02, 2017
Episode 99: Woman Stops Carjacker With Her Gun
1:07:35
Today's news stories include some reciprocity changes, another state that is added to the Constitutional Carry movement, a federal court ruling that hurts the Second Amendment in terms of modern sporting rifles, and a whole slew of JUSTIFIED stories that you won't wanna miss!!
Feb 28, 2017
Episode 98: Bacon Grease In Your Gun: All About Lube
48:50
Today we welcome a new guest on the show to talk about lubricants. What makes for a good lubricant, why is it important for your firearms, etc.
Feb 22, 2017
Episode 97: CCWer Stops Violent Attack in Yet Another Walmart Parking Lot
1:19:40
Today's news stories include some court rulings from Florida about Doctors asking about your guns, more opposition to California's new rules, bad news for SIG Sauer, and some great justified stories including another incident in a Walmart Parking Lot.
Feb 20, 2017
Episode 96: Interview With Ratigan From MantisX
1:13:23
Oftentimes mixing digital technology with firearms is a mistake in our opinion, or at least it is executed poorly. Smart guns that require a special watch to be within inches in order to fire, biometric safes that fail to open when you need them to, or even the government trying to force you to use certain "safety" products...but how about one product that makes a lot of sense, is executed very well, and actually can make you a better shooter...a much, MUCH BETTER SHOOTER?! Check out this interview we do together with Ratigan from MantisX that is making a product that is revolutionizing the shooting world...it's like "having an instructor in your pocket!"
Feb 15, 2017
Episode 95: Interview With Top Shot Season 4 Winner Chris Cheng
1:13:04
We sit down with self-taught amateur and season 4 winner of History Channel's Top Shot and now professional shooter sponsored by Bass Pro Shops...Chris Cheng! Chris goes over how he started in the shooting sports, what inspired him to take it to the next level, what it was like competing with the kind of stress one experiences in a competition like Top Shot, all while making all kinds of relevant connections to what it means for everyday gun owners and CCWers. Trust me, you don't wanna miss this interview!
Feb 13, 2017
Episode 94: All About Concealed Carry Positions
54:29
Well here you have it...all about concealed carry positions. We break down all the various positions, their pros and cons, and discuss tips and suggestions about how to make your concealed carry journey easier with fewer mistakes and wasted time and money. You can also check out the infographic mentioned in this episode HERE.
Feb 10, 2017
Episode 93: Florida Wal-Mart Customer Kills Diaper Thief
1:02:56
Riley and Jacob cover some important stories about proposed laws being debated in various states plus highlight an extremely intriquing JUSTIFIED story where one Wal-Mart customer has to draw and shoot another customer when confronted over stolen diapers. Lot's of important and interesting analysis on this type of situation. Also in another JUSTIFIED story we point out some of the legal consequences that can result when you refuse to talk to police AND when you decide to go out and confront someone OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOME! We are still getting ready to celebrate our 1-year anniversary since launching the podcast, and we are giving away a bunch of great prizes! Listen in for how to enter the giveaway!!
Feb 07, 2017
Episode 92: Myth or Fact? CCWer Mistakes Another CCWer for Bad Guy
67:37
We've had a few podcast listeners request that we do an episode where we discuss the potential issues for friendly fire during deadly force encounters. While these sorts of situations are EXTREMELY rare (we, to date, have not been able to find one single instance where one concealed carrier shot another mistaking them as the bad guy while trying to stop a threat), this is still a relevant topic that Riley and Jacob provide some insight and suggestions on. Tune in!
Feb 01, 2017
Episode 91: Ambushed Pizza Deliveryman Fights Back After Being Shot
56:09
Riley and Jacob cover some important stories about proposed laws being debated in various states plus highlight an extremely compelling JUSTIFIED story where one man is shot and is forced to fight back for his life and his 8 kids! Also we are getting ready to celebrate our 1-year anniversary since launching the podcast, and we are giving away a bunch of great prizes! Listen in for how to enter the giveaway!!
Jan 30, 2017
Episode 90: SHOT Show 2017 Wrap-up
1:22:40
Riley and Jacob just returned from SHOT Show 2017 to report on their overall impressions of this year's show and state of the industry. Also they discuss their top picks for new handguns, rifles, shotguns, optics, accessories and more! Check it out....
Jan 26, 2017
Episode 89: Good Samaritan Saves Trooper’s Life
1:03:42
We talk about the Florida Airport attack, the San Antonio mall shooting, and a CCWer who saves the life of a State Trooper in Arizona. Plus a few thoughts about Nevada's dumb law and the TSA's latest stats on firearm confiscation. Check it out and listen now!!
Jan 23, 2017
Episode 88: SHOT Show 2017 First Impressions
1:07:15
The boys are attending SHOT Show 2017 this week in Las Vegas doing their best to bring to you up-to-date news and info on the industry's latest and greatest products and innovations. Riley and Jacob share the pistols, rifles, holsters, training products and other accessories that have surprised and impressed them over the first couple of days of the show. Check it out and listen now!!
Jan 19, 2017
Episode 87: Interview With Top Shot Gary Quesenberry
1:14:13
On this episode Riley and Jacob interview Homeland Security Agent and 2-time Top Shot competitor Gary Quesenberry. Trust me, you don't wanna miss this one!!!
Jan 17, 2017
Episode 86: Busted at the Border – Interstate Travel
1:24:15
Riley just returned from an epic 3000+ mile road trip to Alabama and back, Jacob was on the road traveling as well, so our thoughts were recently on interstate travel and considerations that cannot be overlooked when packing heat and crossing state lines. Today the guys break a lot of it down plus recent lessons learned from their experiences. Check it out....
Jan 12, 2017
Episode 85: Best Justified Stories of 2016
57:30
After last week's best of episode we had a listener ask us if we could publish a "best of" justified stories podcast episode. These are awful and awesome stories depending on your perspective. I'm confident you will find value from reviewing them.
Jan 09, 2017
Episode 84: 17 Shooting Skills to Master in 2017
1:02:37
It's a new year, and if you're setting New Year's resolutions, don't forget to set some goals to become a better shooter and CCW'er! Today Jacob and Riley talk about 17 skills to master in 2017 that are absolutely essential!! Check it out....
Jan 04, 2017
Episode 83: 2016 Best of the Concealed Carry Podcast
53:44
We hope you have had a fantastic holiday season and wish you and yours a Happy New Year! Tune in to today's episode for a "Best Of" the Concealed Carry Podcast from the past year. Thank you so much for all of your support of what we do here. It would not be possible without you!!
Jan 02, 2017
Episode 82: Cold Weather Carry
51:25
Shooting, training with and carrying a gun in cold weather presents a myriad of challenges. Today Riley and Matthew break down what some of these challenges are and how to compensate for them. Check it out....
Dec 28, 2016
Episode 81: Uber Driver Stops Robbery
42:51
Florida is working towards passing open carry and allowing for on-campus carry in public schools; a prominent Atlanta attorney is in hot water after accidentally shooting his wife while riding in the car; a man accidentally discharges his weapon while trying to take a selfie in a strip club; the new CZ-USA P-10C striker-fired pistol; plus the story behind how one Uber driver lost his job because he defended himself from an armed robbery; plus more! Riley and Jacob do their best to keep it together after a little "holiday hangover" on today's episode. Tune in now....
Dec 26, 2016
Episode 80: “I seen the look on her face, and he said, ‘I have a gun, and I will kill you.'”
1:36:12
Today's episode is an interview with the hero of a deadly force encounter in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Charles Russell just recently received the final word from the District Attorney's Office that he will not be facing any charges for his actions in stopping a robbery turned deadly situation at a gas station. Charles has a lot of great things to say for everyday folks like you that will help you if you ever find yourself in a similar situation. Trust me, you don't want to miss this one!! Listen in....
Dec 21, 2016
Episode 79: Man Accidentally Shoots His ‘Intruding’ Wife in the Ear!
1:18:23
We cover states passing pro-gun bills, more school districts allowing teachers to carry concealed on campuses to protect their students, how UPS managed to deliver a .50BMG rifle to the wrong address in New York State of all places, the ridiculous statement that Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett made about her grandfather. And don't miss the story where one husband is surely in the dog house after mistaking his own wife as an intruder and somehow managed to shoot her in the ear!! Tune in now....
Dec 19, 2016
Episode 78: Santa Behind Bars? Giving Guns as Gifts
52:52
Guns are as popular as ever choices for giving to loved ones as gifts. What do you need to know to avoid legal trouble and drama? Don't let the laws and ATF ruin your holidays by listening in to today's episode!
Dec 14, 2016
Episode 77: INTERVIEW with Kyle Lamb
1:21:27
Today we have former 1st SFOD-Delta SGM Kyle Lamb (Ret.) on the podcast to discuss his thoughts and ideas on training and preparation and having the proper mindset to respond effectively to threats. Plus Riley asks him the question about what is the biggest mistake gun owners make everyday...listen in to hear his answer!
Dec 12, 2016
Episode 76: What About Appendix Carry?
1:20:06
Just like there are many ways to "skin a cat," there are many, MANY ways to carry a gun. Appendix Inside the Waistband (AIWB) is just one of those, and it happens to get a lot of emotions stirred up either for or against it. It's uncomfortable, the gun is pointing towards an "uncomfortable place," I could shoot myself in the femoral artery, etc., are some of the reasons people will argue against it. But what are some of the pros of appendix carry, and do they outweigh the cons? Listen in on Riley and Matthew's discussion to see what they think about it!
Dec 07, 2016
Episode 75: Army Veteran Doesn’t Want Guns in His Store
58:58
We LOVE our veterans!! But apparently there is at least one veteran that doesn't reciprocate that feeling. Jacob and Riley discuss today t