KR Training April 2020 Newsletter


The page at this link is our official COVID status page. Following state guidelines we will be operating at 25% capacity for the first 3 weeks of May. We have added more sessions of Basic Pistol 2 and Defensive Pistol Skills 1 to accommodate rescheduled students and will be making more changes to classes in the second half of May. Dynamic First Aid has been rescheduled to August 2. We are holding off on scheduling additional classes and the summer USPSA matches until end of May.

If you have friends, family or co-workers buying their first guns, encourage them to take one or both of these online courses:

These cover the classroom and lecture material in those classes, with the NRA course focusing on technical aspects of firearms and shooting fundamentals, and the LTC class teaching Texas law. Even those only choosing to be armed at home should understand Texas laws related to deadly force. Those completing the online courses can do the range part with us this summer or via private lessons.


Karl will be available for weekday private lessons and small group instruction. Tina Maldonado and Sean Hoffman are available for weekday and weekend sessions in the NW Austin/Georgetown area, and Doug Grieg is available in the Caldwell/Bryan/College Station area. Training available is at any level, including LTC online completion. Contact us to schedule.


If you don’t subscribe to this blog or follow us on Facebook, you may have missed these articles we posted in April:

Karl was invited by the Polite Society podcast to make a “Guns 101” video on ammunition fundamentals. Tracy Thronburg’s video on gun fit will come out in early May.

Want to know what the fastest possible times are on the different strings of the Three Seconds or Less test? We had two national match winners shoot the test. Video of one of them is linked below. Data and discussion of both runs is in a blog post. Most of the strings can be shot by a Grand Master level shooter in 2 seconds or less, some quite a bit less.


A large format paperback version of John and Karl’s Strategies and Standards for Defensive Handgun Training book will be available in May. This version will have larger print and easier to see graphics.


We encourage everyone to follow the KR Training business page on Facebook, because that’s where we post interesting links and articles several times a week. If you are a Facebook user and you have not been seeing our posts, please remember to look at the KR Training page once in awhile. You can also follow my personal page, where I will start posting weekly reminders to people to go check the KR Training page. It appears that the Facebook “algorithm” is now hiding updated posts from businesses and only shows paid ads and updates on personal page.

Even if you don’t want to follow us on social media, browse the posts on this blog. We’ve posted more than just the gear survey in the past 60 days.

Keep up with the interesting links we share in real time. Follow KR Training on Facebook or Twitter. Subscribe to this newsletter or follow this blog (right) for more frequent posts and information. Send me an email to schedule your private weekday training session.

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

A testimonial from Greg Ellifritz of Active Response Training about Karl Rehn and John Daub's book, Strategies and Standards for Defensive Handgun Training.