Episode 200: The Deadliest Shooting in U.S. History – Lessons Learned

Topic: The Deadliest Shooting in U.S. History – Lessons Learned

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.

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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. Darwin on February 17, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    This is a very powerful interview. As per usual, Riley does an outstanding job of asking thoughtful leading questions and then sitting back and letting the person talk. From his follow up questions it is clear that he actually listened and thought about what he heard.
    I commend Derek and Alisha for their actions on that fateful day. Their willingness to share their experience will, undoubtably, save many more lives in the future. I know that they have led me to re-evaluate my training schedule and to upgrade the kit I carry in my edc pack. I also ordered one of the ankle kits mentioned in the podcast. Ihave also shared this interciew with several of my shooting buddies.

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