MAG-180 AAR (Tracy Becker guest post)

MAG-180 AFTER ACTION REVIEW  by Tracy Becker Thronburg The Massad Ayoob Group’s MAG-180 was held Sunday June 24 through Saturday June 30, 2018, in Ripon, Wisconsin. MAG senior staff instructor, David Maglio, hosted the event. This was the first time the MAG-180 (formerly known as LFI-4) had been held in eleven years. The MAG-180/LFI-4 is …

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Rangemaster NorthWest Regional Tactical Conference 2018 – Day 3 AAR

The Rangemaster Northwest Regional Tactical Conference was put on by Tom Givens and the Rangemaster crew, in collaboration with Marty Hayes and the Firearms Academy of Seattle, July 27-29, 2018.  I’ve been a part of the Rangemaster conferences since the early 2000’s, and Tom invited me to present both the 4 hour classroom and 4 …

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Rangemaster NorthWest Regional Tactical Conference 2018 – Day 2 AAR

The Rangemaster Northwest Regional Tactical Conference was put on by Tom Givens and the Rangemaster crew, in collaboration with Marty Hayes and the Firearms Academy of Seattle, July 27-29, 2018.  I’ve been a part of the Rangemaster conferences since the early 2000’s, and Tom invited me to present both the 4 hour classroom and 4 …

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KR Training July 2018 newsletter

Welcome to the KR Training July 2018 newsletter! Check the schedule page on the KR Training website for the full list of upcoming classes. If you aren’t already a subscriber to receive this newsletter each month, you can subscribe here or follow this blog. You can also follow KR Training on Facebook or Twitter for more …

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Rangemaster NorthWest Regional Tactical Conference 2018 – Day 1 AAR

The Rangemaster Northwest Regional Tactical Conference was put on by Tom Givens and the Rangemaster crew, in collaboration with Marty Hayes and the Firearms Academy of Seattle, July 27-29, 2018.  I’ve been a part of the Rangemaster conferences since the early 2000’s, and Tom invited me to present both the 4 hour classroom and 4 …

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Beyond the Basics: Pistol 7/22/2018 AAR

In early July I offered a summer session of the Beyond the Basics: Pistol class that sold out so quickly that I added a second session, scheduled for Sunday July 22.    11 students undeterred by heat advisories and predictions of triple digit temperatures attended the course. BEYOND THE BASICS:  PISTOL The Beyond the Basics: Pistol …

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S&W SD9VE – early impressions

I recently purchased an S&W SD9VE to test and evaluate.  I’ve gotten questions from students about this gun model, and other shooters and trainers have mentioned it as a decent option for defensive handgun buyers on a limited budget. Some early observations: 1) It fits in my daily carry holster (Raven “Morrigan“) made for an …

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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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KR Training June 2018 newsletter

Welcome to the KR Training June 2018 newsletter! Check the schedule page on the KR Training website for the full list of upcoming classes. If you aren’t already a subscriber to receive this newsletter each month, you can subscribe here or follow this blog. You can also follow KR Training on Facebook or Twitter for more …

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KR Training May 2018 newsletter

Welcome to the KR Training May 2018 newsletter! Check the schedule page on the KR Training website for the full list of upcoming classes. If you aren’t already a subscriber to receive this newsletter each month, you can subscribe here or follow this blog. You can also follow KR Training on Facebook or Twitter for more …

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