A special day in KR Training history

Back on July 4th, 1988, two Austin-area USPSA competitive shooters, Randy Johnson and Don Davis, took a relative novice/ target shooter out to the Hill Country Rifle Range and introduced him to the 1911 .45 ACP pistol, and the fundamentals of practical shooting.  Over the next few months they coached me, as I learned skills …

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Defensive Pistol Skills Small Gun class AAR – May 2018

Each year at the start of summer I offer a small gun oriented defensive pistol class.  The intent of the course is to provide an opportunity for people to practice with the smaller gun that is more convenient to carry in the hot weather.  Use of pocket holsters, purses, fanny packs, and any other mode …

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Rangemaster Instructor class, April 2018 pics and follow up

Found some pictures I took from the Rangemaster instructor class that we hosted back in April 2018. Shooting the Casino Drill Awards to top shooters in class Post-class Coaching A few people didn’t pass the instructor course due to falling short of the course required on the shooting tests after 2 attempts.  Tom allowed me …

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Blunt Force Trauma Lethality

Blunt Force Trauma Lethality The following is derived from a presentation to the January 2018 MAG Deadly Force Instructor class by Ed Vinyard, based on the December 2015 ACLDN article Understanding Blunt Force Trauma Lethality, An Interview with Dr. Robert Margulies by Gila Hayes and input from Dr. H. Anthony Semone and Dr. Ben Weger. …

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Smith and Wesson EZ 380 Gun Review part 2

I recently purchased two of the new Smith and Wesson EZ380 pistols. I reviewed them in this recent blog post. Since that review I’ve used the EZ380 in several private lessons, working with shooters that had small hands or limited grip strength.  My appreciation of this gun continues to grow as I work with it. …

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Smith and Wesson EZ 380 Gun Review

I recently purchased two of the new Smith and Wesson EZ380 pistols. Historically I have discouraged students from carrying or purchasing pistols in .380, because the caliber’s generally poor performance in actual shootings, and its failure to meet FBI minimum test guidelines for defensive ammo. Greg Ellifritz has a good summary of those issues on …

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More pics from 2018 A Girl and a Gun Conference

In a previous post I gave an after-action writeup from the 2018 A Girl and a Gun Conference.  There were a lot of great pics that I didn’t get to use in that AAR, so here they are. Range Safety Officer Course General Conference Pics This pic is one of those “you had to be …

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2018 NRA Annual Meeting (Dallas, Texas) – AAR

I made a quick trip to the NRA Annual Meeting in Dallas.  The NRAAM has basically become a copy of the SHOT show that’s accessible to the general public, combined with a lot of seminars and meetings related to various NRA programs.  The event usually draws more than 80,000 attendees over the multiple days.  Admission …

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A Girl and a Gun National Conference 2018 AAR

Team KR Training is back from the 2018 A Girl and a Gun National Conference, held at Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, Texas, April 2018. 350 A Girl & A Gun Members 65 Brilliant Instructors 40 Generous On-Site Vendors 16 Dedicated Staff Members 12 Hard-Working Range Donkeys 67 Event Sponsors 35 Simultaneous Training Sessions 185,000 …

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