Episode 117: 2017 NRA Show Recap & Highlights

Topic: 2017 NRA Show Recap & Highlights

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!

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About Riley Bowman

Riley Bowman is the Director of Training at ConcealedCarry.com and the Host of the Concealed Carry Podcast. He came up in this world initially through his 8-year experience with a state-level law enforcement agency in Colorado. Riley has trained extensively under instructors such as: Rob Leatham, Mike Seeklander, Tim Herron, Scott Jedlinski, Matt Little, Kyle Lamb, Dave Spaulding, Jeff Gonzales, Bill Blowers, Chuck Pressburg, and others, amassing many hundreds of hours of formal shooting and tactics training. He is an NRA Pistol Instructor, a Colorado P.O.S.T. Handgun and Patrol Rifle Instructor, a graduate of Trident Concepts Concealed Carry Instructor course, and a Modern Samurai Project Endorsed Instructor. He also competes in USPSA and 3-gun competitions including numerous top-10 finishes at major matches and championships. He is the current USPSA Carry Optics Colorado State Champion and most recently won 3rd place in Master Class at the 2022 USPSA Carry Optics National Championship.


  1. Jorge on May 4, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Riley since you have FAILED to educate us with your best Root Beer quest in the last couple of awesome episodes of Concealed Carry Podcast. I’m here to remind you that you need to get back on track buddy. Here is a good resource and guide to follow Eric’s Gourmet Root Beer Site – http://www.gourmetrootbeer.com/index.html But instead of using barrels to categorize each root beer you can use a Bullet to represent a seal of approval root beer, sub-compact gun icon for drinkable root beer, a holster for not so good root beer, and FTF dummy round to represent garbage root beer.

    On a more serious note, you should consider including a short Bio with a picture of all the co-hosts like Jacob, Masters, Greta, etc. With a short review on what’s their favorite range or home practice drill, preferred EDC firearm(s) and carry position, holster type, etc. I really enjoyed the episodes on LASR, and with Masters’ on AIWB carry since that is my preferred carry position 1 to 2 o’clock depending on the size of the firearm that I’m carrying; however, in the cooler months I mostly carry OWB 3 o’clock regardless of firearm. Lastly, it’s great to hear a female voice on the podcast like Greta’s. Now get back to the root beer tasting 

    • Joshua on May 4, 2017 at 2:10 pm


      I can say that I was astonished at just how much Riley knows about root beer. I just got back from the NRAAM with him, and he got root beer to drink at dinner and proceeded to tell me that it tasted like 3 different kinds of root beer in one. That man knows his stuff!

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