Episode 372: Soft-sided Holsters and Responsibility in the 2A Community

Topic: Soft-sided Holsters and Responsibility in the 2A Community

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.

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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. Tug on December 11, 2019 at 9:39 am

    I use a Galco D169L leather soft holster and have used it for years. I have used it for my Springfield V10 as well as my Sig 365 and Colt Mustang.
    My reasoning is for comfort since I carry all the time it clips to my belt and carrying IWB is extremely comfortable even when driving.

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