Episode 374: “I Saw He Had a Pistol…He Saw Me, and We Exchanged Gunfire.” – Interview with Stephen Willeford

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Topic: “I Saw He Had a Pistol…He Saw Me, and We Exchanged Gunfire.” – Interview with Stephen Willeford

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. Tune in!

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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. Mike on December 14, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks, that’s a very moving story, his composure, recall, and delivery kept my heart almost as if being there, the community coming together, Gods hand was with the responders. PTL

  2. Jake on December 16, 2019 at 7:05 am

    I have never replied to a podcast before. I’ve listened to ever episode on this podcast. This has been the most moving story that I have ever heard. My heart goes out to everyone involved. Incredible story or selflessness. Thank you for this

  3. Gordon Tillman on December 16, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Man what an interview. Mr. Willeford is a great speaker. Many thanks to him for being a guest on the podcast.

  4. Matt Benore on February 5, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    I just listened to this podcast, #374. I have to say this has been the greatest impact on me. And as I am on the security team at my church, I will be recommending each of them to listen to this. Thank you Riley.

    Matt Benore

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