Texas Parks and Wildlife Youth Outdoors Day 2023

On October 11-12 I assisted Texas Parks and Wildlife with their mostly-annual Youth Outdoors program. It’s held at Nails Creek Park on Lake Somerville, and it provides high school students an opportunity to learn about shooting, hunting, archery and the outdoors. Day 1 had about 60 students from Lee County, and Day 2 had a …

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TCOLE Firearms Instructor Course

I recently hosted and attended a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Course taught by Eric Wise of Cornerstone Performance. Eric is a full time law enforcement instructor with a major Texas city’s police department, and a competition shooter with Master and Grand Master ratings in IDPA, USPSA and Steel Challenge. Eric Lamberson from …

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Nebraska Training Classes Sept 2023

The nice folks that run Nebraska Shooters invited me to come teach three classes at their facility in September 2023. I taught my Force on Force Instructor course, a full day of Tactical Scenarios, and a full day of Advanced Handgun. Nebraska Shooters is run by Justin and Dorothy Grusing, supported by a large crew …

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Andy Stanford Master Coach Development course AAR

On May 16 & 17, 2023 I hosted Andy Stanford of SureFire, who taught two sessions of his new Master Coach Development course. Day 1 was for LEO trainers, Day 2 was for private sector trainers. We had 12 students attend each day, with trainers from Austin, San Antonio, Houston and other nearby communities present. …

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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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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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Rangemaster Tactical Conference 2022 AAR

Since the early 2000’s I have been attending and teaching at the annual Rangemaster Tactical Conferences. They were originally held at “the mothership” (Tom’s indoor range in Memphis), later moving to the Memphis Police Academy and other outdoor ranges in Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas before finding a new home at the Dallas Pistol Club. This …

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Experiential Learning Lab (Force-on-Force) Observations from the 2022 Rangemaster Tactical Conference

Scenario Description This year’s Experiential Learning Lab scenario features an armed robbery, perpetrated by a single actor, of a convenience store populated with multiple additional customers. The participant’s instructions are to enter the store, purchase a bottle of water, and leave. The robber enters as the student is picking up a bottle of water at …

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Marksmanship, Stress and Force on Force Training

KR Training graduate, researcher and psychology professor Dr. Glenn Meyer pointed me at this excellent paper in Nature magazine. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-90918-9.pdfPerception during use of force and the likelihood of firing upon an unarmed person Citation Biggs AT, Hamilton JA, Jensen AE, Huffman GH, Suss J, Dunn TL, Sherwood S, Hirsch DA, Rhoton J, Kelly KR, Markwald …

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2021 Area 4 Steel Challenge Championship

KR Training was a sponsor of the 2021 Area 4 Steel Challenge Championship, held July 23-25 at the CCC Shooting Complex south of College Station, Texas. Karl Rehn and Roy Stedman represented KR Training, competing in multiple divisions in the match. Karl finished 2nd in the Single Stack division (1911 9mm) and was Top Senior …

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Book Review: Practical Shooting Training (Stoeger & Park, 2021)

Back in February 2021 I hosted Ben Stoeger at the KR Training A-Zone Range for three 2-day classes, each focused on a different level of student. Ben was using his new book Practical Shooting Training as the student manual for the courses. Ben has written a lot of books and revised some of them as …

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Historical Handgun class April 2021 (part 2)

As part of the 6 days of training Tom Givens (Rangemaster) taught at KR Training’s A-Zone Range in April 2021, Tom and Karl co-taught a one day session of Karl’s Historical Handgun course. The course consisted of a 4 hour lecture from Tom, and a 4 hour block of live fire drills from the 1910’s-1980’s …

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Historical Handgun class April 2021 (part 1)

As part of the 6 days of training Tom Givens (Rangemaster) taught at KR Training’s A-Zone Range in April 2021, Tom and Karl co-taught a one day session of Karl’s Historical Handgun course. The course consisted of a 4 hour lecture from Tom, and a 4 hour block of live fire drills from the 1910’s-1980’s …

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Rangemaster Instructor Course AAR

“Context, you’re going to hear that word a lot for the next few days, so pay attention people” was one of the many memorable quotes said by Mr. Tom Givens. He said that to use on day 1 of the Rangemaster – Instructor Development Course and applied it throughout all 3 days. My name is …

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