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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Book Review – The Service Revolver and How to Use It (C.D. Tracy, 1917)

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. The Service Revolver and How to Use It …

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Skip The Line @ Franklin’s BBQ – Event AAR Feb 21 2018

KR Training staff instructor Paul Martin organized a fund raiser for the Central Texas Food Bank, a great Austin-area charity feeding the hungry.    The event was a “Skip the Line” dinner and auction at world famous Franklin’s BBQ, home of some of the best brisket in Texas (and the world).  Normally to eat at Franklin’s requires …

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Book Review – Virginia Tech (Make Sure it Doesn’t Get Out)

Virginia Tech – Make Sure It Doesn’t Get Out David Cariens, 2014 In my research and study preparing myself to teach the new state certified Active Shooter course, I came across this book, written about the Virginia Tech shooting on April 16, 2007.   The author writes: What is my goal in writing this book? There …

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Massad Ayoob Group MAG-80 class October 2017 AAR

In October 2017, KR Training assistant instructor Tracy Thronburg attended a session of the MAG-80 course that was held in Indiana. We are hosting that class March 21-25, 2018. Here’s her AAR from that course, to give you an idea of what the class will cover. Other students in previous MAG-80 sessions have posted some …

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Massad Ayoob Group Deadly Force Instructor, Jan 2018 – class AAR

In a typical year, KR Training hosts 6-8 courses taught by traveling trainers.  In January 2018, we hosted a session of the Deadly Force Instructor class taught by Massad Ayoob and Marty Hayes of the Massad Ayoob Group. This course is typically only offered 1-2 times a year, so it was a big honor to …

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KR Training January 2018 newsletter

Welcome to the KR Training January 2018 newsletter!  Upcoming classes include Defensive Pistol 1 / Skill Builder Feb 10, Basic 2 / License To Carry Feb 11, and Unthinkable Feb 17-18. 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 …

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NRA Practical Pistol Coach, Jan 8-10 2018 AAR

The NRA has started up a new program, the Practical Pistol Coach certification, that focuses on the NRA’s Defensive Pistol training Module, taking Basic Pistol level instructors and developing their skills to coach shooters through skills such as drawing from concealment, reloading and malfunction clearing. In the past use of the Defensive Pistol Module was …

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School Safety/Active Shooter Dec 27-28 2017 course AAR

Back in 2013, the Texas House of Representatives passed a bill that would authorize teachers at K-12 schools to carry on campuses, if they passed a special training course and met higher standards for proficiency. Under the Act, teachers would receive training on best practices for the protection of students, how to interact with first …

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