KR Training March 2018 newsletter

Welcome to the KR Training March 2018 newsletter!

Check the schedule page on the KR Training website for the full list of upcoming classes.

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We have created a master certificate and challenge coin that will be awarded to students that have completed 40 hours of training with us. The core curriculum is Texas LTC (from any trainer), DPS-1, DPS-2, DPS-3, Personal Tactics Skills, Beyond Basics Handgun, AT-2 Scenarios, Low Light Shooting, and at least one from a list of elective courses.  We are offering several of the rarely offered classes in this program  (DPS-3 April 14th and Personal Tactics Skills June 9) over the next few months so students that are close to completing the program requirements can earn their coins.


April 15th: Handgun: Beyond the Basics and Defensive Long Gun Essentials. $160 ($40 savings). Must pay in full in advance. These two courses cover material not included in other courses.  Taken together they are a great foundation for defensive skills on any platform. Visit the class links for full descriptions and prerequisites.

April 21st: Basic Pistol 1 and Gun Selection Clinic with John Daub. $100 ($20 savings). Must pay in full in advance. Learn the basics of safe gun handling, accurate shooting, and what to look for when purchasing a handgun.

50% off refresher slots in any course you’ve taken before.

Register here.


In April I’m teaching and hosting multiple instructor and range safety officer classes. Many of them are weekday courses associated with the national A Girl and a Gun conference and Tom Givens’ instructor course.


We’ve added more classes to the schedule, including:

Basic & LTC Courses

Defensive Skills Program

Advanced Classes & Guest Instructors


Karl, Dave Reichek and Tracy Thronburg represented KR Training at the 2018 Rangemaster Tactical Conference.  Karl has been posting a series of after action reports on the KR Training blog: part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4, with more parts to be posted soon.  Registration for the 2019 conference, to be held at a new facility near New Orleans, is open.  It’s the best value for your training dollar available.  I’d like to see more KR Training students attend in 2019!  It’s open to everyone regardless of skill level – not just for instructors or top tier shooters. The event sells out quickly so I suggest registering soon to ensure you get a slot.

Karl and Ed Vinyard will be representing KR Training at the NorthWest Regional Tac-Con, July 26-28, 2018, to be held at the Firearms Academy of Seattle in southern Washington state.  Haven’t made summer vacation plans yet? Join us in the Pacific Northwest for cool weather and great training.



The KR Training schedule shows most of the classes we plan to offer through early July 2018 and even a few already scheduled for 2019. Registration is open in everything listed.

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