Episode 250: The 80/20 Rule of Gunfighting Skills

Topic: The 80/20 Rule of Gunfighting Skills

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!

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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. Jeffery Paige on March 7, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Too much talking about stuff not related to the subject of the Pod Cast!!!!!!

    • Riley Bowman on March 7, 2019 at 7:02 pm

      Hey Jeffery, thanks for the comment! Could you be a little more specific about what you mean by it? I’d certainly love to improve!

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