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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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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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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KR Training April 2018 newsletter

Welcome to the KR Training April 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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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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Book Review – Newhall Shooting (Mike Wood)

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. Newhall Shooting – A Tactical Analysis – Mike …

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