March 2017 KR Training Newsletter

March is almost over, and it’s been a very busy month, with the Rangemaster Tactical Conference, our own classes and Craig Douglas visiting to teach his ECQC course.  Here’s my AAR from the Conference and an instagram post from Craig about an interesting moment from ECQC.

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Deal #1)  Discounts on our Basic Pistol 1, Basic Pistol 2, and License to Carry classes on Groupon.

Deal #2) Refresher slots in April 1 DPS-1 and DPS-2 classes. If you’ve taken the class before, you can take it again for half price.

Deal #3) DPS-1 bring a friend deal:  one new and one refresher slot for $100
(total for both slots combined)

Deal #4) DPS-1 and DPS-2 bring a friend deal:  one new and one refresher slot for $200. (total for both slots combined)

Deal #5) DPS-2 bring a friend deal: one new and one refresher slot for $140
(total for both slots combined. The friend has to have completed DPS-1
to attend DPS-2).

Deal #6) 50% refresher price for MAG-20 range and MAG-20 classroom, for those that have taken them before.

For all deals – must pay in full in advance.

Register here.

DPS-1 and DPS-2

Spring weather is perfect for shooting.  We are offering Defensive Pistol Skills-1 and Defensive Pistol Skills-2 back to back on April 1.  We will offer DPS-1 again on April 22, taught by John Daub.

Register here.


Massad Ayoob returns to KR Training to offer his 20 hour MAG-20 range course on April 6-7, and his 20 hour classroom MAG-20 course on April 8-9.  We plan on bringing Mas back in 2018 to offer his Deadly Force Instructor and MAG-80 courses.  You can’t take MAG-80 unless you’ve taken both the MAG-20 range and classroom parts (also known as MAG-40).

Register here.

April 22 – Basic 2 / Defensive Pistol Skills 1

John Daub will teach both of our popular Basic Pistol 2 and Defensive Pistol Skills-1 courses on April 22 while three KR Training team instructors (Karl Rehn, John Kochan and Tracy Thronburg) will be presenting at the 2017 A Girl and a Gun national conference.

Register here.

April 29 Beyond the Basics / Competition Pistol 1

Each spring and fall we offer the matched set of Beyond the Basics: Handgun and Competition Pistol 1BTB Handgun has material not covered in our basic or defensive pistol classes, focusing on 5-15 yard shooting and being able to quickly shift between targets at different ranges, adjusting your shooting speed appropriately.

Competition Pistol 1 is for people that want to learn more about USPSA, IDPA, Steel Challenge and similar matches. Shoot sample stages, learn the basic rules and what division best fits your gear.  It’s a good class for people that have shot a few matches and want to do better.

Register here.

April 30 – Competition Pistol 2

Competition Pistol 2, taught by USPSA Grand Masters Karl Rehn and Roy Stedman, is for people that have shot at least 3-4 matches and/or have taken DPS-2 or higher level classes, and are ready for detailed analysis of their skills.  The class includes a lot of individual coaching by both instructors, including stage breakdown and practice planning.

Register here.


My plan is to run 9-10 weekday evening USPSA matches at the A-Zone this summer between May and end of August. The first 3 will be May 24, June 7 and June 14.  I will post registration links closer to match day.  The format will be identical to the 2016 matches so follow that link for more information.


The full schedule of 2017 classes is here.

Class dates in May and June have been posted, with July-August classes to be announced in early April.


KR Training was well represented at the 2017 Rangemaster Tactical Conference.  Karl Rehn presented two sessions of the new “Beyond the 1%” talk, which explores the demographics of who trains and why.  The talk has been expanded into a multi part series on the KR Training blog.  Dave Reichek assisted Craig Douglas with two force on force sessions, and placed 5th overall in the match.  Assistant instructors Ed Vinyard and Tracy Thronburg attended also.


Cory Klemashevich has been representing KR Training in the new USPSA Pistol Caliber Carbine division. He earned his Grand Master rating in that division recently, and placed 1st in the Factory Division at regional 3 Gun Nation shotgun match, as well as 1st and 2nd place finishes in several local matches.

Dave Reichek won Master class in USPSA Production at the Space City Challenge, with a 5th overall finish.  He also finished 5th overall at the 2017 Rangemaster Tactical Conference, running a CZ P01 compact pistol.


New Karl Rehn music online

I’ve put together a new promo CD of live tracks and studio recordings featuring all the bands and projects I’ve done over the past 5 years.   It’s now available on youtube for your listening pleasure, and physical copies will be available for free at the A-Zone.

We look forward to training you!
Karl, Penny and the KR Training crew