2018 Rangemaster Tactical Conference AAR part 5 – The Match

\From March 16-18, 2018, several of us from the KR Training team (myself, Dave Reichek, and Tracy Becker) attended the 20th annual Rangemaster Tactical Conference, held at the Direct Action Resource Center near Little Rock, Arkansas.  This is part 5 of a series of posts about sessions I attended and taught, the match and products …

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Five yard Roundup Drill

At KR Training, one of our ongoing efforts is to identify acceptable minimum standards and drills for defensive handgun skills.  In the February 2018 issue of SWAT magazine, Justin Dyal wrote about a drill he designed, called the Five Yard Roundup. FIVE-YARD ROUNDUP: Timed Close-Up Shooting Drill THE DRILL The 4 strings of the drill …

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2018 Rangemaster Tactical Conference AAR part 4

From March 16-18, 2018, several of us from the KR Training team (myself, Dave Reichek, and Tracy Becker) attended the 20th annual Rangemaster Tactical Conference, held at the Direct Action Resource Center near Little Rock, Arkansas.  This is part 3 of a series of posts about sessions I attended and taught, the match and products …

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2018 Rangemaster Tactical Conference AAR part 3

From March 16-18, 2018, several of us from the KR Training team (myself, Dave Reichek, and Tracy Becker) attended the 20th annual Rangemaster Tactical Conference, held at the Direct Action Resource Center near Little Rock, Arkansas.  This is part 3 of a series of posts about sessions I attended and taught, the match and products …

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2018 Rangemaster Tactical Conference AAR part 2

From March 16-18, 2018, several of us from the KR Training team (myself, Dave Reichek, and Tracy Becker) attended the 20th annual Rangemaster Tactical Conference, held at the Direct Action Resource Center near Little Rock, Arkansas.  This is part 2 of a series of posts about sessions I attended and taught, the match and products …

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2018 Rangemaster Tactical Conference AAR part 1

From March 16-18, 2018, several of us from the KR Training team (myself, Dave Reichek, and Tracy Becker) attended the 20th annual Rangemaster Tactical Conference, held at the Direct Action Resource Center near Little Rock, Arkansas. I’ve been a presenter at the Rangemaster Conference 16 of the past 20 years, running force on force scenarios …

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I was an emotional, uninformed gun control-supporting high schooler once

Today’s top story is the national school “walkout” and protests by high school kids, in response to the Parkland, Florida mass shooting.  They are calling for more restrictive gun laws. In 1980, I was 15 years old.  I lived in Austin, Texas, and I lived, ate and breathed music.  Rolling Stone magazine and the local …

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Notes from private lessons (Feb 2018)

I taught a lot of weekday private lessons in February.  Here are some thoughts and observations from those lessons and from recent group classes. Holsters and Carry Methods One of the biggest challenges many gun carriers face is finding a holster or a carry method that works for them.  Almost every week, in group classes, …

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KR Training February 2018 newsletter

Welcome to the KR Training February 2018 newsletter!  Upcoming classes include School Safety/Active Shooter March 12-13, Beyond Basics/Competition Pistol March 10, and Basic 2/Defensive Pistol Skills 1 on March 17. 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, …

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Massad Ayoob Group MAG-120 course AAR

In December 2017, KR Training assistant instructor Tracy Thronburg attended the MAG-120 (formerly LFI III) course held in Live Oak, FL. Tracy’s AAR The course host owned the church where we had our classroom portion, is the pastor at same church, and who owns the range that we shot at. There were 16 students in …

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