Episode 86: Busted at the Border – Interstate Travel


Topic: Busted at the Border – Interstate Travel

Riley just returned from an epic 3000+ mile road trip to Alabama and back, Jacob was on the road traveling as well, so our thoughts were recently on interstate travel and considerations that cannot be overlooked when packing heat and crossing state lines. Today the guys break a lot of it down plus recent lessons learned from their experiences. Check it out….


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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. Ron Wellner on January 12, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Wish there was a transcript we could read.

    • Jacob Paulsen on January 13, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Ron, thanks for letting us know. Maybe that is something we could do in the future. There are services we could hire to transcribe the audio but its cost prohibitive for us at this point in time. Maybe in the near future!

      • Bruce on February 22, 2017 at 8:30 am

        Cost prohibitive? Google will do it for FREE.

        • Riley Bowman on February 22, 2017 at 4:41 pm

          Bruce, I am not aware of a Google service that would transcribe our podcast for free…do you have a link or something you could share with the details of that service?

    • firstbrownbear on April 23, 2023 at 9:18 am

      I agree.

  2. Paul M. Mrozinsky on January 29, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Last year a man with his wife and daughters from Florida drove to New Jersey for a wedding. The man locked his concealed carry pistol at home because he could not be sure of all the states and localities laws. On the way home passing through Maryland they were tailed by a Maryland state policeman who performed a check on the owner of the vehicle from the license plate number. They were able to determine that he had a concealed weapons permit in Florida. The policeman stopped the vehicle and demanded that the man produce his firearm. The man told the policeman that his firearm was locked away at home in Florida. The policeman could not call him a liar but called for backup. When two cruisers arrived they put the wife in one, the daughters in another with the man in the first cruiser. The police then went through the family’s vehicle searching for the firearm. When they found nothing the first officer issued the man a warning and left him go.. The recent changes to reciprocity rules in many states makes traveling with a firearm questionable.

    • SAWBLADE SIVER on February 22, 2017 at 8:57 am

      What no search warrant? No probable cause? Should have said either you let me go, or arrest me now and if you choose to incarcerate me I will sue your butt off and I will win.

    • Mike on May 24, 2021 at 11:22 am

      I bet he never goes back to Maryland. I know I won’t.

  3. Billy on February 1, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    The second amendment is federal, why can’t each state go by that.

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