2-day Pistol Intelligence with Riley Bowman – Youngstown, OH – Mar 5-6, 2022


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2-day Pistol Intelligence with Riley Bowman


This unique course is a result of my own journey as a shooter, intended to streamline each student’s development to shooting enlightenment by distilling shooting down to its simplest principles and forms. I had to learn a lot of things the hard way, and it’s now time to pass along those lessons learned to help you establish a pathway forward that bypasses the common pitfalls most shooters spend YEARS struggling to get past.

One of the biggest lessons I had to learn was the importance of and the role that visual processing plays in one’s shooting. I spent a long time stuck in my development not because I couldn’t grip and press the trigger well, but it was because I didn’t yet understand how to unlock the potential that already existed in my vision—the ability to see and process visual information more efficiently and with greater precision.

In this course, we will unlock that visual performance and show you how to connect what you see with your desired results on target. You will come away with the ability to KNOW precisely where each bullet fired will impact the target before it even gets there. Some of the things in the course may seem like it has a competition focus, but I promise you these concepts are ESPECIALLY useful for gun-carrying professionals and serious concealed-carrying citizens. We will also cover the following:Riley Bowman Teaching Pistol Intelligence April 2021 Idaho

  • Principles of grip
  • Sight picture
  • Trigger manipulation
  • The direct relationship between sight picture and trigger
  • Recoil management
  • How to discover your own unique techniques that work best for you
  • Vision drills
  • Shot calling
  • Accountability for hits
  • Draw efficiency
  • Concepts of sooner NOT faster
  • Transitions
  • Movement, especially shooting on the move and how visual processing can help us do this better
  • “Gunfight Hit Factor” – what it is, and how we can use it to maximize our performance

    Plus, each student will shoot the Pistol Intelligence Standards to establish their own Pistol Intelligence Quotient (I.Q.) score. This score can then be used to establish a baseline of performance to measure future growth. To score well at the Pistol Intelligence Standards requires that a shooter be well-rounded and not just good at one or two things. Those that can score a Pistol IQ of 144 points or more will be awarded an exclusive numbered Pistol IQ Metal Card.

    Course requirements:

    • This should not be the first formal pistol training course you have taken. This is not a class intended to teach you how to draw or how to setup your gear. This is a class to teach you how to SHOOT! You should already be capable of consistently passing Gila Hayes’ 5×5 Drill if you’re wondering whether this would be a good fit for you or not. Being able to consistently shoot a 90+ on the 10-10-10 drill would be another good metric to gauge readiness.
    • 800 rounds of reliable ammunitionRiley Bowman Listening to a Pistol Intelligence Student
    • Quality pistol
    • A minimum of 3 magazines (if single stack, 5 mags minimum)
    • Mag pouches (you need to be able to carry at least 2 spare mags on your person)
    • Quality holster – No Serpas – No soft/collapsible holsters
    • Eye protection (safety-rated)
    • Electronic hearing protection STRONGLY encouraged
    • Clothing appropriate for the range and weather
    • Note-taking materials (notepad/pen or phone)
    • Good attitude and an open mind

    *Course tuition does not include any range-use fees that are payable to the range or course host.

    About the Instructor:

    Riley Bowman is the Director of Training of ConcealedCarry.com and the Host of the Concealed Carry Podcast. He has made the study of deadly force incidents and the application of shooting performance under pressure his focus. Riley is an NRA Pistol Instructor, a Colorado P.O.S.T. Law Enforcement Handgun and Patrol Rifle Instructor, and a graduate of Trident Concepts Concealed Carry Instructor course. He 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 also competes in USPSA and 3-gun competitions including numerous top-10 finishes at major matches and championships.

    How do you Register for Class:

    We require pre-registration for our classes. Please click the add to cart button above to make your payment or call us at the number above to register over the phone.

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    What Do Riley’s Students Say About His Class?

    “I am a professional instructor who seeks out the highest quality performance-based pistol training I can. Riley’s Pistol Intelligence class should be on any serious shooter’s shortlist. I unlocked more understanding in this class than several others combined. Mind Blowing…No exaggeration!”
    Christopher Bean – Tactical Advantage
    “Riley is a thorough but yet very personal instructor who took the time to answer questions that to seasoned gun users might find common knowledge but not for less experienced shooters like myself and that is the type of instructor needed!”
    “Riley was great. I’ve hunted and shot pistols my whole life and still learned quite a lot from Riley and he made the class a blast and made it fun to learn. Highly recommend his class to anyone. If you think you know it all you’ll be wrong.”


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