Historical Handgun – 1/2 day class AAR August 2017

Over the past year I’ve been developing a new course for KR Training, Historical Handgun, that teaches the history & evolution of defensive handgun skills.  On August 12, 2017, I taught the 1/2 day version of the course for the first time.  6 shooters braved the August heat to shoot 8 different qualification courses of …

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Historical Handgun – more on the 1945 FBI course of fire

Over the past year I’ve been developing a new course for KR Training, Historical Handgun, that teaches the history & evolution of defensive handgun skills.  Part of that effort has been searching for old handgun qualification courses of fire, and shooting them using the techniques and equipment used in that era.  In a previous article, …

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KR Training August 2017 newsletter

Welcome to the KR Training August newsletter!  Upcoming highlights include Historical Handgun, a Basic 2/Defensive Pistol 1 combo, a Beyond Basics/Competition Pistol combo, and a late August Basic Pistol 1/Personal Tactics Skills combo for those just getting started in our program. Check the schedule page on the KR Training website for the full list. If you …

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Historical Handgun – The 1945 FBI qualification course of fire

Over the past year I’ve been developing a new course for KR Training, Historical Handgun, that teaches the history & evolution of defensive handgun skills.  Part of that effort has been searching for old handgun qualification courses of fire, and shooting them using the techniques and equipment used in that era. In an article credited …

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Defensive Pistol Small Gun class 7/29/2017 AAR

On July 29, 2017, KR Training ran another session of the Defensive Pistol Small Gun class. This class focuses on skills specific to subcompact semiauto pistols (Glock 42/43 sized), and snubnose revolvers.  It’s more than a repeat of the material in Defensive Pistol Skills 1, shot with smaller guns, although there is some overlap in …

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Minimum standards – functional vs. legal

John “Hsoi” Daub’s series on minimum handgun proficiency standards was featured in the July 25, 2017 edition of The Tactical Wire.  The series discusses, among other things, the process we used to create the Three Seconds or Less shooting test. Functional standards A well designed training class has learning objectives. They are often defined by …

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KR Training July 2017 newsletter

Welcome to the KR Training July newsletter!  July/August highlights include Defensive Pistol Small Gun, Handgun Beyond the Basics, and Historical Handgun. Check the schedule page on the KR Training website for the full list. If you aren’t already a subscriber to receive this newsletter each month, you can subscribe here or follow this blog. You …

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Book Review – Sixguns and Bullseyes/Automatic Pistol Marksmanship (Reichenbach, 1937)

Over the past year I’ve been developing a new course for KR Training, Historical Handgun, that teaches the history & evolution of defensive handgun skills.  Part of that effort has been seeking out and reading old books on shooting, purchasing copies signed by the authors when possible. In 1935, WW1 veteran William Reichenbach published a …

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Blocking unwanted calls

Because I have my phone number listed online as my primary business number, I get a lot of unwanted phone calls: offers for credit card processing services, offers for business loans, website builders, office supply companies, promotional product sales, as well as all the common scam calls from “Google” and “Microsoft” and “Windows Support” and …

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