Episode 231: ‭Maybe Appendix Carry Isn’t Safe After All

Topic: Maybe Appendix Carry Isn't Safe After All

Today Riley and Matthew cover the latest news stories and updates from around the industry including a BUNCH of great JUSTIFIED SAVE stories! Also, two stories involving negligent discharges that you want to miss, one of which calls into question the judgment of an FBI agent and the other raises questions about appendix carry.

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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. Zack on June 14, 2018 at 7:43 am

    In just starting out training in Krav Maga I can definitely see the benefits of carrying in the appendix position. Just about everywhere else can leave your gun more exposed to the attacker while you are trying to take them down.

  2. Riley Bowman on June 18, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Zack, you are correct. AIWB is possibly the only position where your gun is still accessible for you almost regardless of the position or posture you are in. And it protects it better from most attacks. That’s a win-win in my book. I saw the advantages of AIWB for a long time, but I struggled to make it work for me without it being painful. Fortunately, there are many great holster options out there these days. Check out Episode #234 for an interview with Spencer Keepers who has many great insights about the subject.

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