KR TRAINING NOVEMBER 2011 NEWS
Give the gift of training! KR Training gift certificates can be purchased for any value, from $20 to $200 or even $2000, and redeemed for any class we offer. Contact us to purchase.
NRA INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
We'll be offering 3 days of NRA Instructor Training in January. January 14th covers NRA Basic Instructor Training and Home Firearm Safety Instructor Training. January 15th is NRA Pistol Instructor Training, and January 16th is NRA Personal Protection In the Home Instructor training. To attend on Jan 15th, completion of the Jan 14th courses is required. To attend on Jan 16th, completion of both Jan 14 and 15 courses is required.
Even if you aren't teaching formal classes, if you are taking friends, co-workers, family or whoever to the range and teaching them to shoot, the NRA instructor classes are useful. NRA instructor training familiarizes you with the NRA lesson plans and training materials, teaches you how to provide instruction to adults and children, trains you how to work with firearms in a classroom setting, how to run a multiple-shooter firing line, handle range emergencies, do a range safety inspection and more. Particularly useful for those certified to teach CHL, as the NRA Basic Pistol course is an excellent pre-CHL class for those needing fundamentals training, and the Personal Protection In the Home teaches practical/defensive live fire skills applicable to self defense and competition. For those interested in becoming a CHL instructor, being an NRA-certified Pistol instructors places you out of 2 days of the DPS CHL instructor class.
DYNAMIC FIRST AID - SUNDAY JAN 29
The response to last month's query about first aid training was tremendous. We scheduled (and filled) a Dynamic First Aid class on Saturday Jan 28th, and demand was high enough that we added another session on Sunday, Jan 29th. Slots are still available in that Jan 29th class.
This course teaches the first aid skills necessary to keep someone (or yourself) alive until EMS arrives. Armed people like to say "when seconds count, the police are minutes away". The same is true for EMS. The skills taught in this course will address treatment of injuries that might occur from firearms, knives, power tools, or car accidents, as well as other major incidents. First aid training is something every adult should take, particularly those with CHLs, those in rural areas, those that care for children and/or older family members, and those that train in any kind of fighting skills.
POLITE SOCIETY CONFERENCE
The Polite Society Training Conference will be Feb 24-26 at Rangemaster's home facility in Memphis. This year Karl Rehn and Leslie Buck will be both invited presenters at the 2012 conference. The event is limited to first 100 people to register, and will be expanded to 3 days to include more training and other events. The Polite Society event is a great opportunity to train with dozens of national level trainers in a single event. Articles about previous conferences can be found here and here. To register, contact Rangemaster.
Real world examples of why we teach what we teach:
- Using the "slide release" to run the slide fails for IDPA competitor. (use overhand technique on slide)
- Armed homeowner shoots intruder in head (practice on 6" targets, not B-27 or full IPSC/IDPA)
- Glock team shooter David Sevigny demonstrates great technique (what "right" looks like)
- Man killed when gun carried w/o holster falls out of pants (get a quality holster and use it)
- .45 ACP Reveals Awesome "Stopping Power" - or not (This one is a two-fer. #1 is that calibers "starting with 4" aren't as great as their advocates think, and #2 is that anyone owning or carrying a 1911 should understand the 4 carry modes of the 1911 design. "Condition Two" which requires the user to manually lower the hammer on a live round, is mechanically UNSAFE with all but a very few 1911 models, and is not recommended for ANY 1911s.)
- Scott and Kyle Springer run their XDs like pros at the Idaho state IDPA match. (Scott won the match)
- Gun v. knife - real life "Tueller drill" (Cop survived but got cut. Draw speed and movement matter!)
- Home defense shotgun vs. 4 attackers, 2 dead, 2 wounded (Shotgun effective up close, more difficult to shoot with precision at longer range, low capacity, slow to reload - 5 in the gun enough for this situation?)
- A day at the range (bloggers visit Tom Schaefer's range)
- South Austin neighbors, take action, reduce crime (be alert, communicate with neighbors)
- KR Training Glock vs. XD vs. M&P comparison page updated
The Gun Wire. Because the world needed another site that collects up links about guns.
Many good posts up at the Suburban Dad Survivalist blog.
John "Hsoi" Daub blog highlights
- Facts and data (gun control doesn't work)
- SC sheriff advises potential rape victims: "get a gun"
- How to get faster and more accurate
- More about grip
- DPS2 class observations
- Truth About Violence (good advice)
Wishing you all a happy holiday season,
Karl, Penny and the KR Training crew