S9E20: Timing Your Counter Ambush – The Surreptitious Draw

Topic:  Timing Your Counter Ambush – The Surreptitious Draw

Today, Riley Bowman and Doc McLaughlin discuss today a lesser-appreciated skill of knowing how and when to utilize the surreptitious draw. Also known as a covert draw, stealth draw, or even tactical draw, it comes down to timing and understanding when it's your turn. What are some key guidelines to follow? Tune in to learn more and please consider SHARE today's episode!

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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. Clark Kent on January 20, 2024 at 7:54 pm

    NEVER draw from a pocket! You need a stable, secure, repetitive platform to draw from EVERY time. The LAST thing you want in a life threatening situation is to be fishing around in your pocket for your handgun.

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