KR Training June 2023 Newsletter


Summertime is shooting time. Come join us in July for morning classes and some Wednesday night USPSA matches! Come see us in August for some indoor classes (medical & bomb threat) and a few morning live fire courses. Paul Martin’s 10th annual preparedness event has already sold out and we are looking at dates to add another session of that event.

Don’t see a class that interests you? Let us know. We are still adding dates for August, September and October.


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

Upcoming classes with space available:



Courses marked with *** are classes that count toward the Defensive Pistol Skills Program challenge coin.
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NRA Range Safety Officer – July 2

Get certified to run a firing line and assist with organized shooting events. The NRA Range Safety Officer course is useful if you find yourself being the “range boss” when you go shoot with friends at a commercial range or on private land. It teaches you how to make sure the range is safe for shooting, how to deal with safety issues, accidents and emergencies. It also familiarizes you with a wide variety of action types for rifles and shotguns – useful if you have friends that want your help learning how to operate manually operated guns (pump, lever, bolt action, etc.). The class is mostly indoors with a short “how to inspect an outdoor range for safety” exercise. It’s coming up Sunday, July 2.

Defensive Pistol Skills 1 – July 8

Defensive Pistol Skills 1 teaches you how to draw from concealment and shoot with the speed and accuracy necessary to save your life in a real incident. The License to Carry shooting test is too slow, using a target that is unrealistically big. The DPS-1 class teaches the skills every person that carries outside the home should know.

School and Church Safety – July 10, 11, 17 & 18

Summertime is teacher training time. Monday July 10 we will offer part 1 of the range training from the DPS-certified School Safety (armed teacher) course. The class is open to all. It will be 200 rounds of live fire drills. Tuesday July 11 (afternoon) we will present the ALERRT Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event lecture, which is suitable for all audiences (armed and unarmed). The following we will offer parts 2 and 3 of the range training. Those completing all 4 blocks will earn a DPS School Safety class completion certificate.

Handgun Beyond Basics – July 16

A special session of the Handgun Beyond Basics class will include the drills from the Sure Fire Master Coach course we hosted back in May. If you’ve taken BTB before, you can still attend this session at refresher price (use code KRFRESH for your discount). This is an excellent tuneup course for the intermediate level shooter.


We will run some USPSA matches this summer. Details about the matches are here. Any one that has taken DPS-1, Beyond Basics or higher level classes is welcome to attend. These small matches run faster than the big weekend events, with 150 rounds of shooting fun. Each match includes a shoothouse stage, steel target stage, one historical stage (shot using USPSA rules) and other shooting activities not always included in group classes.


KR Training student Randy Wallen shot in the Gunsite Glock Classic match held at Gunsite in May. He had a great match, winning 3rd overall, High Senior, and 1st in non-Master Rimfire.

KR Training team shooter Roy Stedman was 3rd Senior at the USPSA Carry Optics National Championship.


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Last year I released an expanded, remastered version of my early 1990’s electronic jazz album, electrophonic. Since then I have been making videos for all the songs and posting them on youtube, because I’m reaching more people with the music there than on the streaming music services. One of the bonus tracks on the expanded release was something I wrote and recorded as background music for an independent film. The track didn’t get used in the final production, so the rights reverted back to me. It’s a two piano (four hands) boogie woogie piano track called Dog Park Blues, with video featuring Scudder and Rye. It’s only 46 seconds long, and it has puppies, so click on it and give it a view!


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