Historical Handgun – even more on the 1945 FBI course of fire

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 searching for old handgun qualification courses of fire, and shooting them using the techniques and equipment used in that era.  In a previous article, …

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Book Review (Historical Handgun) – Fighting Handguns (1958, Jeff Cooper)

I’ve been developing a new course for KR Training, Historical Handgun, that teaches the history & evolution of defensive handgun skills.  Part of that work includes reading as many old books on shooting technique as I can find. Today’s book is Fighting Handguns, written by Jeff Cooper in 1958. This book was loaned to me …

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KR Training October 2017 newsletter

Welcome to the KR Training October 2017 newsletter!  Upcoming classes include Basic Pistol 2 & Defensive Pistol Skills 1 (Oct 21) and License to Carry (Sunday, Oct 29th) 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, you can subscribe …

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Muzzle Direction during a reload

Kathy Jackson recently posted an article about muzzle direction during reloads. It generated a lot of discussion and controversy, which motivated me to go run some tests to analyze the issue a little deeper. Relative importance of Reload Speed Reloading is one of those skills that’s been a part of handgun training and handgun qualification …

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October 14-15 2017 Multi-Class AAR

Over the weekend of October 14-15, 2017, I taught 5 short courses at KR Training: Defensive Long Gun Essentials, Skill Builder Handgun, Advanced Training 4, Advanced Training 6, and Low Light Shooting 2. Some post-class observations: Defensive Long Gun Essentials The class is designed to be suitable for any long gun. This session was all …

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Book Review (Historical Handgun) – G-Man (2017, Stephen Hunter)

I’ve been developing a new course for KR Training, Historical Handgun, that teaches the history & evolution of defensive handgun skills.  Part of that work includes reading as many old books on shooting technique as I can find. Today’s book is a work of fiction, but historical handgun (and submachine gun) shooting technique is an …

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Book Review (Historical Handgun) – Modern Police Firearms (1974, Roberts & Bristow)

I’ve been developing a new course for KR Training, Historical Handgun, that teaches the history & evolution of defensive handgun skills.  Part of that work includes reading as many old books on shooting technique as I can find. An Introduction to Modern Police Firearms was written in 1969, reprinted in 1974. It’s currently out of …

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Book Review (Historical Handgun) – Manual of Police Revolver Instruction (1932, R. M. Bair)

I’ve been developing a new course for KR Training, Historical Handgun, that teaches the history & evolution of defensive handgun skills.  Part of that work includes reading as many old books on shooting technique as I can find. The Manual of Police Revolver Instruction is a short book written in 1932, reprinted in 2014 by …

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KR Training September 2017 newsletter

Welcome to the KR Training September 2017 newsletter!  Upcoming classes include Basic Pistol 1 (Sept 30th),  Defensive Long Gun Essentials & Skill Builder Handgun (Oct 14).  Some October courses are already sold out. Check the schedule page on the KR Training website for the full list. If you aren’t already a subscriber to receive this …

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