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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Book Review (Historical Handgun) – Shooting To Live (1942, Fairbairn & Sykes)

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 1942 book Shooting To Live, written by W.E. Fairbairn and E.A. Sykes, was a very influential …

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Book Review (Historical Handgun) – Handbook of Handgunning (Paul Weston, 1968)

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. Handbook of Handgunning (Paul Weston, 1968) Paul Weston joined the New York City Police Force in 1936, …

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Book Review – Sixguns and Bullseyes/Automatic Pistol Marksmanship (Reichenbach, 1937)

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. In 1935, WW1 veteran William Reichenbach published a …

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Book Review – Guns and Gunning, Capt Paul Curtis (1934)

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. In 2016, Penny had a chance to visit …

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Strategies and Standards for Defensive Handgun Training book

The new book from KR Training instructors Karl Rehn and John Daub is now available in e-book and print format. “Strategies and Standards for Defensive Handgun Training” is available from Amazon, on Kindle and in paperback. Signed print copies are also available from KR Training. Click here to Preview and Purchase at Amazon. “Strategies and …

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2018 Year in Review

Here’s a quick summary of 2018, which was an amazing year in many ways. Great People Before I get into the numbers I want to say “thank you” to everyone I interacted with: my KR Training assistants, course and conference hosts, students in classes, blog readers, podcasters and broadcasters, bandmates, venue owners that booked me …

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The 9 round 9mm M&P Shield (Farnam class review)

On Dec 2, 2017 I traveled to El Paso, Texas to take 1 day handgun class with legendary trainer John Farnam of Defense Training International.  I used the class as an opportunity to train with my M&P Shield, running all the different magazine configurations I’ve been evaluating for the past few months.  There are many …

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