NRA Annual Meeting 2023

The NRA’s annual meeting was held in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 14-16. I flew up on Friday, attended on Friday and Saturday, and returned home on Sunday. My primary purpose was to meet with the Board of Directors of the Armed Citizen’s Legal Defense Network, since I have joined the board of that group this year. …

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Rangemaster Tactical Conference 2023 Bonus Content

In a previous post I provided an AAR about all the KR Training-related activities at the 2023 Rangemaster Tactical Conference. This post discusses some sessions I attended and shares some pictures and links to podcasts that discuss TacCon23. This is a picture of me, clearly unhappy that my cover garment didn’t move out of the …

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Rangemaster Tactical Conference 2023 AAR

KR Training was well represented at the 2023 Rangemaster Tactical Conference, with 3 on the KR Training staff teaching (Karl Rehn, John Daub and Dave Reichek), 2 attending (Ed Vinyard & Tracy Thronburg) along with many graduates of our courses. TacCon began in the early 2000’s as a winter event held at the original Rangemaster …

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Texas DPS 25 yard course of fire (Jan 2021)

Here is a course of fire, dated January 2021, used by the Texas DPS in their handgun training program. I’ve been shooting it in my practice sessions over the last month and I thought I would share it here. It’s intended to be shot on the giant B-27 target, scored like the Texas License to …

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Origins of the Pie Chart Target

The pie chart “shooting correction” target has been around as long as I’ve been shooting. It’s widely shared and is used as basis for guidance in some dry fire apps. It’s also widely derided by high skill level shooters and trainers, with this variant on the pie chart being a frequently shared meme: Karen Ziegler …

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Historical Handgun Course (June 2022)

Back in June 2022 I co-taught a session of my Historical Handgun course with Tom Givens. Tom did a 4 hour lecture, similar to what he presented at the Master Instructor course. Due to summer heat we started the day on the range, shooting courses of fire from the 1910’s to the 2000’s. Bo Wallace, …

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Surgical Speed Shooting Summit AAR Part 2 (June 2022)

I was honored to be invited to be one of the guest instructors for the Surgical Speed Shooting Summit, run by SureFire’s Andy Stanford at the Tactical Response facility in Camden, Tennessee. This is Part 2 of my AAR. Part one is here. American Combat Shooting Club Back in 1988, when I naively volunteered to …

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Surgical Speed Shooting Summit AAR (June 2022)

I was honored to be invited to be one of the guest instructors for the Surgical Speed Shooting Summit, run by SureFire’s Andy Stanford at the Tactical Response facility in Camden, Tennessee. Andy’s concept was to put together a ‘review board’ of sorts to discuss his curriculum for his Surgical Speed Shooting class. He originally …

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Small Gun Class 2022

Each May I run a session of our Defensive Pistol Skills BUG (Small gun) class, as temperatures rise and people are more likely to carry small guns, often in a pocket or in other non-belt-holster methods. In each class I collect performance data comparing small gun skill to skill with a larger gun carried in …

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Texas Handgun Association 2022 conference

I just got back from attending and speaking at the Texas Handgun Association‘s 2022 conference, held at the YO Ranch hotel in Kerrville, Texas May 13-15. The Texas Handgun Association was originally the Texas Concealed Handgun Instructor Association, and I was one of the organization officers (vice president) in 1997-1998. Growth of my business caused …

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Electrophonic Expanded album released

Back in the 1980’s and 1990’s I wrote and recorded a lot of instrumental music. The songs spanned a very wide range of genres, involving a lot of different collaborators. I had compiled that material into album called “Lost in Time” that was a single CD length greatest hits package. A few years ago I …

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Relative Performance Measurement

One of the classes I offer, my Advanced Handgun Road Course, focuses on measuring student performance and comparing it to known baselines. I use a sequence of 18 different drills, ranging from 25 yard group shooting and B8-centric exercises like the 5 Yard Round Up and The Test, to USPSA/IDPA standards like the IDPA 5×5 …

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Book Review – Street Warrior

Ralph Friedman was an officer with the NY Police Department in the 1970’s and 1980’s, during the gritty, high-crime era made famous by so many movies and TV shows of that era. Friedman was promoted to detective after five years on the job and his extraordinary career has been commemorated with 219 awards, including the …

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