KR Training November 2017 newsletter

Welcome to the KR Training November 2017 newsletter!  Upcoming classes include AT-7 More Scenarios Nov 18, Tac Medicine Every Day Carry Dec 9, Street Smarts Knife Dec 10, License to Carry Dec 16 and a special session of the DPS-certified Active Shooter/School Safety course Dec 27 & 28.

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

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November special on gift certificates:  Get a $100 gift certificate for $80 (20% savings).  Contact me to purchase.


AT-7 More Scenarios scheduled for Saturday Nov 18, is similar to our AT-2 course.  4 more hours of scenarios using ‘red guns’ indoors and Simunition outdoors in the shoot house. Many of you asked us to add this course.  Please get registered ASAP if you plan to attend!

Tac Medicine Every Day Carry, Saturday, December 9 is a one day class teaching skills that might be needed to keep someone alive before professional medics arrive, for example after a car accident or shooting incident.

Defensive Knife Street Smarts, Sunday, December 10, is a one day teaching fundamentals of knife defense, that can also be taken as a refresher for those with prior knife defense training.

Our last License To Carry class of 2017 will be December 16th at the A-Zone.


On December 27 & 28, KR Training will offer a session of the new DPS-Certified School Safety course. Karl, Paul Martin and Tina Maldonado attended training at the DPS Academy this year to become certified to teach this 2 day class, developed by DPS to train K-12 teachers (with carry permits) the skills necessary to defend against an active shooter threat.

This course content is general enough that it has value to anyone interested in active shooter response, and as a state-certified, state-developed course, the training it provides will be more legally defensible in court.

We are offering special pricing for this initial offering of this course: $50 for any K-12 teacher, and $150 for all other students.  Students must have a Texas LTC to attend.  Payment in full in advance required to register for this course. 

Register here.


Karl and Dave Reichek will attend the Rangemaster Instructor Conference in Oklahoma Nov 11-12. Karl will travel to El Paso to take a one day handgun class from legendary trainer John Farnam in December, and Tracy Becker will attend the MAG-120 with Massad Ayoob in Florida in December.  I’ve recorded several episodes of Handgun World Podcast, filling in for Bob Mayne as guest host.  One episode interviews John Holschen about force on force training, and one is a roundtable with John Daub and I discussing our top 10 drills for maintaining handgun competency.  You can also hear Tracy on the Polite Society Podcast every episode.


On January 7-8 we are replacing our annual Preparedness Conference with a two-day event at the A-Zone, offering a mix of classroom and range training.  It’s broken up into 1/2 day blocks so you can register for whatever part of it interests you.  Full details are on Paul Martin’s blog.   Here’s the details on Preparedness 1 (Saturday) and Preparedness 2 (Sunday).

Register here.


KR Training is hosting the only session of the Massad Ayoob Group Deadly Force Instructor class scheduled for 2018, on Jan 30-Feb 4. This 5 day course covers the legal aspects of Deadly Force at a level far beyond what is taught in the DPS License To Carry instructor course, and is highly recommended for any LTC instructor.  Armed Citizen Legal Defense Network members and graduates of MAG-40 are eligible for discounts on class tuition.  If you plan to attend, please get registered ASAP.  

Register here.


We have updated the KR Training schedule with most of the classes we plan to offer in Jan-March 2018. Registration is open in all of them.


New Gen 4 Glock 19 with upgraded sights, trigger and mag release – $580

Used Springfield 5″ XD with upgraded sights, trigger and slide release, with 5 magazines and holster – $450

New CZ75 SA-B 9mm with upgraded trigger – $450

Remington 1100 12 gauge shotgun, VangComp upgrade, ghost ring sights, extended mag tube, oversized safety, other internal work – $1000

Used 1911 Airsoft gas blowback pistol w/ 2 mags – $50

Used 1911 Airsoft gas blowback pistol w/ 3 mags – $50

Used STI-style Airsoft gas blowback pistol w/ adjustable sights, 2 mags – $75

New V-line Deskmate Locking gun box – $150 (cheaper than Amazon price!)



As many of you know, another thing I do is perform music with bands.  I’ll be in the house band at Santa’s Wonderland, performing every Tue, Wed, and Thu from Nov 14 through Christmas.  Santa’s Wonderland is a multi-million dollar facility, with a trail of lights with over 2M lights and Santa’s Town, which has shops, food, live music, and many other activities.   It’s a state-level attraction drawing visitors not just from the College Station area, but from Houston, Austin and other Texas cities.

Another reason to come visit College Station: the Legacy of Ranching exhibit at the Bush Library, curated by my wife Penny, is still open until January.  I assisted with video production and contributed some pulp magazines from my personal collection to a display about Texas ranches in pop culture.

If you are looking for a fun day trip this holiday season, come visit the Bush Library and Santa’s Wonderland. If you come on a weekend, odds are good I will be performing somewhere, since I have 35 gigs booked between now and New Year’s Eve. My full music performance schedule is here.

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