Defensive Pistol Skills 3 pictures

Some pictures from the February 2019 session of Defensive Pistol Skills 3‘s section on shooting from sitting and crouched positions, and individual pics of the coin earners getting their coins. We have another session of the DPS-3 course scheduled for April 20, 2019. The course is intended as final class in our Defensive Pistol Skills …

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Defensive Pistol Skills Small Gun class AAR – May 2018

Each year at the start of summer I offer a small gun oriented defensive pistol class.  The intent of the course is to provide an opportunity for people to practice with the smaller gun that is more convenient to carry in the hot weather.  Use of pocket holsters, purses, fanny packs, and any other mode …

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More pics from 2018 A Girl and a Gun Conference

In a previous post I gave an after-action writeup from the 2018 A Girl and a Gun Conference.  There were a lot of great pics that I didn’t get to use in that AAR, so here they are. Range Safety Officer Course General Conference Pics This pic is one of those “you had to be …

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Blocking unwanted calls

Because I have my phone number listed online as my primary business number, I get a lot of unwanted phone calls: offers for credit card processing services, offers for business loans, website builders, office supply companies, promotional product sales, as well as all the common scam calls from “Google” and “Microsoft” and “Windows Support” and …

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Medicine-X Every Day Carry June 3-4 2017 AAR

KR Training recently hosted and co-taught the Medicine X Every Day Carry course, taught by Caleb Causey of Lone Star Medics, at the A-Zone Range.  The two day course teaches hands on medic and scene security skills useful in that time between the injury and the arrival of first responders that can provide a higher …

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We are diminished.

Michael Riggs My father-in-law, Michael Riggs, passed away early Monday morning after a very long fight with cancer. His official Texas obituary is here. Mike spent his life helping others, as a firefighter/EMT for 34 years, in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, through his church, as a Knight of Columbus, in his kitchen …

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Legacy of Ranching exhibit at Bush (41) Library

For the past year and half, my wife Penny has been working on building a new exhibit for the Bush (41) Library here in College Station.  The exhibit shows the history and legacy of ranching in Texas.  As part of the work, Penny and Dr. Russell Cross from the TAMU Animal Science department and a …

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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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In memory of Ken Ragsdale, Austin music icon

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the main band I played with was the Ken Ragsdale Orchestra. We were a 7 piece “little big band” (keys, bass, drums, trumpet, alto, tenor, bari). All 3 sax players doubled on clarinet. Ken played bari & clarinet, led the band and booked the shows. We worked a …

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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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Polite Society 2014 – Southnarc Force on Force AAR

The past 2 years, I have had the opportunity to participate in SouthNarc’s (Craig Douglas) “Live Scenario-Based Experiential Learning Clinic”, which is basically a force-on-force exercise using Simunition FX, live role players, and ambiguous situations that test the participants’ tactics and decision making skills under extreme stress.  The exercise is limited to 12 participants, who …

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AAR – Paul Howe “Civilian Response to Active Shooter” course

I recently attended the CSAT Civilian Response to Active Shooter course, taught by Paul Howe and his assistant Nick, at the CSAT facility in Nacogdoches, Texas. The 3 day course taught the core skills necessary to correctly identify and neutralize active shooter threats, provide life-saving medical aid, and perhaps most importantly, link up with arriving …

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