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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Handgun World Podcast – top 10 drills, plus 2

In the Dec 24, 2017 episode of the Handgun World Podcast, John Daub and I discuss 10 drills we think make a good baseline set of drills handgun shooters can use to maintain and develop skills. I classify the difficulty level of drills by comparing the speed and accuracy requirements to what is required to …

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Even more knowledge from the 2017 Rangemaster Instructor Conference

On Nov 11-12, 2017 I attended the Rangemaster Instructor Conference held at the BDC Gun Room in Shawnee, Oklahoma. 49 instructors, out of the more than 800 graduates of the 3 day Rangemaster Instructor program, spent 2 days shooting and learning.  I wrote an AAR about it after I returned. Highlights from another presentation at …

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More knowledge from the Rangemaster Instructor Conference

On Nov 11-12, 2017 I attended the Rangemaster Instructor Conference held at the BDC Gun Room in Shawnee, Oklahoma. 49 instructors, out of the more than 800 graduates of the 3 day Rangemaster Instructor program, spent 2 days shooting and learning.  I wrote an AAR about it after I returned. Highlights from another presentation at …

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Rangemaster’s 10 principles of teaching

On Nov 11-12, 2017 I attended the Rangemaster Instructor Conference held at the BDC Gun Room in Shawnee, Oklahoma. 49 instructors, out of the more than 800 graduates of the 3 day Rangemaster Instructor program, spent 2 days shooting and learning.  I wrote an AAR about it after I returned. One of the presentations covered …

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[Minimum Standards] Shooting Ed Head’s CHL practice drill

At KR Training, one of our ongoing efforts is to identify acceptable minimum standards for defensive handgun skills.  Gunsite instructor Ed Head posted a drill he recommends as a good standard for any person carrying concealed, so John and I went to the range and shot the drill to give it a try. The drill …

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Minimum standards – functional vs. legal

John “Hsoi” Daub’s series on minimum handgun proficiency standards was featured in the July 25, 2017 edition of The Tactical Wire.  The series discusses, among other things, the process we used to create the Three Seconds or Less shooting test. Functional standards A well designed training class has learning objectives. They are often defined by …

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