Episode 124: Is Your Holster Dangerous? Part 1

Topic: Is Your Holster Dangerous? Part 1

Riley gets together with Matthew Maruster to talk about a video Matthew did recently about “dangerous” holsters. We share two experiences where people shot themselves due to problems with their holsters. To learn what these problems were and how to avoid being the next casualty, press ‘PLAY' above to listen now!

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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 Comment

  1. John on May 31, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    I just read the article abiut Matt, I wish him a quick recovery. There are two things that come to mind. I have been a part time concealed carrier for about 20 years. I have carried full time for about 10. why wi went from part time to full time, is a different story. Yes a model specific molded carry holster goes along way to solve this problem. I carry a Cross Breed leather Kydex. Works well, is comfortable and I have had absoutly no issues. The second is the firearm itself. I carry what some feel is a dinasour. I carry a 1911 45. Because of the manual safety and the grip safety it is much less likly to have a neglegent discharge then most guns. Yes I carry with a round in the chamber and will continue to do so. because of the combination of firarm and holster, this kind of discharge in nearly inpossible. CKeep your gear in good shape. Never take for granted the condition of your firearm and use a firearm that has multiple levels of safeties.

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