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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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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KR Training March 2018 newsletter

Welcome to the KR Training March 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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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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