KR Training February 2022 Newsletter


February has been busy, with many sold out classes and some warmer than expected weather. Many March classes are already sold out or close to it. We have added more sessions of popular classes and filled out our schedule through end of May. Upcoming classes with space available:




Courses marked with *** are classes that count toward the Defensive Pistol Skills Program challenge coin. Any pistol course taught by in-house staff can count toward your elective hours.
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If you are working to complete your Defensive Pistol Skills Program challenge coin requirements, you should get registered for these upcoming March and April courses:

March 5 – Personal Tactics Skills (morning) and AT-2 Scenarios (afternoon)

These two classes are best taken together as a one day block. PTS teaches you what you *should* do in a variety of self-defense situations and improves your ability to quickly make decisions and take action. The AT-2 course is the course we are most known for nationally: “force on force” scenarios where Airsoft and Simunition guns allow students to experience full context scenarios working against live opponents. In my opinion this is the most important class in our program and will prepare you for actual incidents far better than the live fire courses we offer. We only offer the AT-2 class twice a year (spring and fall). DPS-1 is recommended as a pre-req but those with carry permits can also attend.

March 6 – Red Dot Pistol Essentials (morning) and Defensive Pistol Skills 1 (afternoon)

Red Dot Pistol Essentials will teach you the most important skills you need to shoot and draw a red dot sighted handgun. Loaner guns are available for those that don’t have a dot-equipped gun yet. The afternoon class, DPS-1, is being offered so that more students will be eligible to attend DPS-2 on March 12.

We are hosting John Murphy of FPF Training again this year on March 19-20. John’s signature course, called Street Encounter Skills and Tactics, is a truly integrated class teaching human behavior, managing unknown contacts, recognition primed decision making, and essential hands on skills (pistol, pepper spray, verbal and medical). This course has earned many accolades from other national trainers including Tom Givens.

The class is a 16 hour in person course supported by 5 hours of lecture material available on youTube (John encourages students to watch the videos prior to class.) It’s a tremendous value suitable for anyone that has taken our DPS-1 (drawing from concealment) course or higher level training.


Dave Reichek and Doug Greig attended and passed the Sage Dynamics Red Dot Pistol Instructor course, and they will be offering a red dot pistol class on March 6. We have loaner gear for those wanting to learn about red dot pistols. Karl was a guest on two episodes of the Texas State Rifle Association’s “2A Ricochet” podcast.

Most of the KR Training staff will be attending, working or presenting at the 2022 Rangemaster Tactical Conference in Dallas in late March.


Many years ago a friend of a friend introduced me to the music of John Goodwin, a clever Nashville songwriter. Here’s my cover of his “Monday I’m Starting My Diet” (soon to be featured as music on an upcoming Michael Bane podcast!)


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