KR Training May 2020 Newsletter


The page at this link is our official COVID status page. We are running classes at 50% of normal capacity per state and county guidelines. We’ve added a second safe area to the main range to allow better social distancing between students and we have modified some courses to reduce indoor classroom time. Summer USPSA matches are still on hold.


We are offering a combo of classes suitable for all levels on June 20th. The “hot weather, low round count” version of Top 10 Drills will be 3 hours and 250 rounds (instead of 4 hours and 300 rounds). That class will be a great refresher/tune up for those that haven’t done any shooting for awhile.

That afternoon is all indoors, for a one hour Pepper Spray Essentials, and a session of our Personal Tactics Skills class. The PTS course is a required class in the Defensive Pistol Skills challenge coin program. Students in the Pepper Spray Essentials course will NOT be sprayed with live pepper spray during the course.


We have added some classes to our June-August schedule. Want something not listed? Need DPS-3 to earn your challenge coin? Contact us and request it. We still have open dates in July and August and want your input.


In July, lawyer, former NRA-ILA researcher, military veteran, Federalist columnist, and firearms trainer Mark Overstreet will offer two indoor lecture courses. The Gun Rights Seminar will discuss the current state of the 2nd amendment in context of the upcoming election (state and federal), court cases, and other topics. The Tactics-Based Land Navigation course will teach navigation using “other than GPS” methods. In the fall we will offer the field exercise part of this class. (Defensive Pistol Skills 1 will be that morning. Taken DPS-1 before? Return for a half-price refresher and stick around for the afternoon indoor lecture class!)

Lone Star Medics returns in August for two 1-day courses. Cut and Stuff is a new combo class pairing Caleb Causey with knife expert Allen Elishewitz, teaching how to cause injuries with knives and how to treat those same injuries. Dynamic First Aid will be a session of Caleb’s general interest first aid course.


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 Greig is available in the Caldwell/Bryan/College Station and Conroe 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 May:

Tracy made two videos for the Guns 101 series from the Polite Society Podcast.


A large format paperback version of John and Karl’s Strategies and Standards for Defensive Handgun Training book is now available. This version has larger print and easier to see graphics. We do not have signed print copies of the large format book available, but if you buy the book from amazon and bring it to class, we will be happy to sign it!


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.

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.