2017 Preparedness Conference AAR

On January 7th, KR Training, in collaboration with Paul Martin, hosted the 5th annual Preparedness Conference.  Each year we’ve presented a series of speakers on preparedness topics. This year we were able to bring in a national level speaker, Dr. Omar Hamada, to speak about medical and personal preparedness, as well as some returning and …

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Armed Parent course Dec 10-11 2016

On Dec 10-11, 2016, I hosted the new Armed Parent course taught by John Johnston and Melody Lauer from Citizens Defense Research.  John and Melody are best known for the Ballistic Radio podcast.  The concept of the course came from articles Melody had written on the challenges of carrying around small children.  It’s a new …

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Hardwired Tactical/Lone Star Medics 2 day course AAR

Class AAR: Close Quarters Pistol / Tactical Medicine 25-26 June 2016 Instructors: Darryl Bolke & Caleb Causey review by Karl Rehn and Mike Byrom KR Training recently hosted a 2 day class taught by Darryl Bolke and Caleb Causey. The course combined their skills and expertise to offer training in the application of shooting and …

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Initial Impressions: NRA’s new blended learning Basic Pistol course

In late February 2016, the NRA will convert its Basic Pistol course to a blended learning format, where most of the course (7+ hours) will be taken online, and the course is completed (and a certificate issued) after the student attends a range session run by an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor.  The Basic Pistol course …

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Another benefit of legal open carry

This April 2015 article about a man shooting himself in the bathroom of a Chick-Fil-A that popped up on multiple Facebook feeds today got me thinking about open carry.  Let me explain… The biggest practical benefits of the legalization of open carry in Texas come from no longer having to worry about getting in trouble …

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Lessons from an accidental discharge

(guest blog post submitted by assistant instructor Dave Reichek) Yes, there IS such a thing as an accidental discharge! We had one on the range during an advanced pistol class this weekend. I’ve read opinions that there is no such thing as an accidental discharge, only negligent discharges. In general, I find this is mostly …

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Establishing a Dominance Paradigm – Thoughts and Observations

(This post is contributed by assistant instructor Dave Reichek.    For those interesting in training similar to what is described below, we (KR Training) will be hosting a combo course with Dr. Aprill on June 6-7, 2015 called “Unthinkable: Concepts and Techniques for the Gravest Extreme“, taught by Dr. Aprill, Caleb Causey of Lone Star Medics, …

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