Defensive Pistol Skills
March 28, 2009, 9a-12p
A-Zone Range
Handgunning: Beyond the Basics
March 28, 2009, 1p-5p
A-Zone Range



Due to high demand for the Defensive Pistol Skills course we added another session of this popular class. It covers about 1/2 of the material in our AT-1 course. The emphasis in this course is close range defensive shooting skills in the 0-5 yard zone, with heavy emphasis on learning good technique for a rapid draw from concealment.

We've paired it with our Beyond the Basics course, which covers techniques for improving speed and accuracy in the 5-15 yard zone. If you've already taken Basic Pistol 2 and/or Defensive Pistol Skills, Beyond the Basics is an excellent follow up course.

Basic Pistol 1
March 21, 2009, 2p-5p
A-Zone Range
Basic Pistol 2
April 4, 2009, 9a-1p
A-Zone Range
NRA Women on Target
April 25, 2009, 9a-1p
Schaefer Academy




The morning session of Basic Pistol 1 on March 21 has sold out, so we've added another BP1 from 2-5 that day. We'll be offering Basic Pistol 2 on April 4th for those BP1 graduates (and others) that are ready for the next course in our training sequence. Howard Nemerov and Grace Garne are also running another NRA Women on Target event at Tom Schaefer's range on April 25.

NRA Instructor Training
May 29-31, 2009
A-Zone Range
Airsoft Force on Force Instructor Training
June 27-28, 2009
A-Zone Range
Airsoft Instructor FoF Scenarios
June 28, 2009, 1p-5p
A-Zone Range




We'll be offering another 3 day block of NRA instructor training in May. The first day (Friday) will cover the basic instructor training and Home Firearm Safety training. Depending on student requests we will offer Pistol, Rifle or Shotgun instructor on Saturday and Sunday. The Airsoft "force on force" (FoF) instructor course originally scheduled for February has been moved to June 27-28. During the course, Airsoft FoF instructor trainees will design scenarios and learn how to conduct FoF training. On Sunday, June 28th, the instructor trainees will run a short course that will be open to a limited set of students. This will provide students a low cost opportunity for scenario training similar to AT-2 and provide instructor trainees an opportunity to practice their teaching skills with supervision.


We will be adding more classes to our May and June schedule soon. What class do you want to take next? Let us know.


Instructor John Kochan and new assistant instructor John Daub are blogging. Views and comments expressed on these blogs are the opinions of the individual authors.  (Kochan)  (Daub)

Assistant instructor David Gahagan recently appeared in a local film "The 2 Bobs" written and directed by nationally known local filmmaker Tim McCanlies. David now has his own entry in the Internet Movie Database

Howard Nemerov now writes for the online news site The Examiner. He has many excellent recent articles online on gun rights issues.


Sportsmans Warehouse in Round Rock is closing. The liquidation sale has already started.


Force Science News recently published a great article on the differences in shoot/don't shoot decisions between trained and untrained people.

Austin Rifle Club Jan-Feb 2009 newsletter. Includes dates of upcoming ARC classes 

The Western Rifle Shooters blog includes a long list of great reference document links

The March 2009 Rangemaster newsletter is now online. It contains an excellent article by Tom Givens on handgun selection for women.

The March 2009 edition of the Armed Citizen's Network eJournal is also online.

S&W has issued a recall for recently produced Walther PPK and PPK/S pistols

There are many pro-gun bills currently being considered by the Texas Legislature. The Texas State Rifle Association page has all the details

TSRA is Texas gun owners' most effective lobbying group. A TSRA membeship only costs $25/year and that money is used here in Texas for lobbying and other projects that support gun ownership in our state.


Karl, Penny and the KR Training crew