KR Training March/April 2024 Newsletter


This newsletter includes information on classes we’ve added to the schedule for April through August. Waiting for a particular class? Let us know and we’ll try to find a date for it in our remaining open dates!


I am available for private weekday training. Doug Greig is also available for private weekday and some weekend sessions. Contact us for details.


Re-take any class you’ve taken before for half price! Contact me to get the alumni discount code. Firearms skills deteriorate without practice. Most ranges don’t allow drawing from a holster, shooting quickly, moving or shooting from cover. If you don’t practice the skills you learned in class, they won’t be there when you need them.


Six students earned their Defensive Pistol Skills Program challenge coins in March, by completing 40 hours of coursework, including all the required classes, a few elective courses, and passing the written and shooting tests. We have more DPS program courses coming up in April and May. Spring is a great time to go shooting. Come see us and check off more courses toward your own challenge coin!

2024 CLASSES Upcoming Texas classes with space available:




Courses marked with *** are classes that count toward the Defensive Pistol Skills Program challenge coin.
Prices and registration links are at

Click HERE to register for any class.


We are hosting Palisades Training Group for 3 one day courses in mid-April. Lead instructor Steve Moses and Doug Greig (who is an assistant for PTG and KR Training) will offer these classes:

3D Approach to Defensive Shooting (Friday April 12, 1p-5p)
Defensive Carbine (Saturday April 13, all day)
Defensive Shotgun (Sunday April 14, all day)

If you’ve taken our courses on these topics, they would be a great refresher from a different perspective, and of course they are suitable for those that have never taken courses in these topics before.

Defensive Pistol Skills 3 (NRA CCW) April 20

If you’ve completed DPS-1 and DPS-2 and are ready for the next course in our Defensive Pistol Skills Program sequence, DPS-3 is for you. Or if you haven’t taken DPS-1 and DPS-2 but want to see what the NRA’s national “Concealed Carry Weapon” course includes, you can still attend the DPS-3 course. It’s a 6 hour course working from concealment.

Appendix Carry Skills – April 27 morning

John Daub will teach a half day session of his Appendix Inside the Waistband carry skills course on April 27. If you are new to carrying, or want to experiment with appendix carry, this class is what you need. We have loaner AIWB holsters. Correct techniques for drawing from concealment, re holstering, and general tips on learning how to carry comfortably in the AIWB position will be discussed.

Personal Tactics Skills – April 27 afternoon

After the AIWB course John will be teaching a session of our Personal Tactics Skills course. This class is one of the most important courses in our Defensive Pistol Skills Program. It teaches what you should do in the most common personal defense situations, from the perspective of what is most legally defensible and gives the highest odds of the best outcome. This is a required class for those that want to earn their DPS Program Challenge Coin.

Church Security Podcast and April Conference

I was a guest on the Church Security podcast earlier this month. Listen to the episode here

The podcast hosts are putting on a 2 day conference in Austin in April I will be speaking at the conference and the Sunday Church Security Shooting Skills class is an optional part of the event as well.

The cost of the conference is very reasonable and they have a lot of great speakers lined up.

Church and School Safety Range Session April 28, 2p-6p

This 4 hour, Sunday afternoon session will include the range drills from the Texas DPS Guardian Program, which is the state certified course for armed teachers. This material is very relevant for church security personnel. It’s being offered as part of a multi day Church Security Conference in Austin April 26-27, but you don’t have to attend the conference to attend the range session.

Dynamic First Aid May 11

Caleb Causey of Lone Star Medics will teach a one day general first aid class on Saturday May 11. This class is suitable for students of all levels. It teaches essential skills needed to keep yourself or another person alive before more trained medical personnel can arrive on scene. I have taken more than 3000 hours of pistol training, but I have used the medical skills learned in Caleb’s classes more times in real life than any gun skill. This is one of the most valuable courses we offer and I highly recommend it.

Intro to Competition Pistol May 18

Doug Greig and Greg Howard will teach a 6 hour intro to competition pistol class at the A-Zone on May 18. This will be great for those interested in coming out to shoot our summer matches, which will be on Wednesday evenings in June and July. (Details to be announced in the May newsletter). The photo shows a dry run on a stage using the SIRT laser pistol.


I have collected up all the discount codes we have set up with vendors we recommend. Alumni of KR Training classes will find them in the monthly e-news email. You’ll have to actually open the email and scroll to the bottom to find them. It’s a reward for actually opening and reading the email!


All the articles you missed if you don’t follow the KR Training Facebook page and Instagram feed.


Back in November the Black Cat Choir played a Sunday afternoon show at the Vintage Hideaway near Round Top, Texas. It was our 3rd show that weekend, and the band was in great form. We recorded multitrack audio, but nobody recorded any video (sorry). I’ve been making some music visualizer videos from those tracks. This one is our cover of the Allman Brothers’ “Sweet Melissa”.


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