Episode 84: 17 Shooting Skills to Master in 2017


Topic: 17 Shooting Skills to Master in 2017

It's a new year, and if you're setting New Year's resolutions, don't forget to set some goals to become a better shooter and CCW'er! Today Jacob and Riley talk about 17 skills to master in 2017 that are absolutely essential!! Check it out….

  1. Safety
  2. Grip
  3. Stance
  4. Trigger Manipulation
  5. Aiming
  6. Shooting While Moving
  7. Use of Cover
  8. Malfunction Clearing
  9. Low Light Shooting
  10. Single Hand Manipulation
  11. Draw
  12. Reloading
  13. Support Hand Shooting
  14. Positional Shooting
  15. Weapon Transition
  16. Breathing
  17. Follow-through


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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.

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