KR TRAINING MAY 2010 NEWS

 

NEW CLASSES ADDED

Beyond the Basics: Rifle added on June 5. This 3 hour course will be co-taught by law enforcement rifle instructor Jerry Harris. Course will emphasize shots from 10-50 yards taken from cover in a variety of kneeling, standing and awkward positions, as well as shooting on the move.

Our new Team Tactics course debuts on July 17. AT-2A Home Defense Tactics scheduled for Wednesday, June 23. AT-6: Pistol Workout is back on July 10. Registration now open in all these classes.

DEFENSIVE PISTOL SKILLS 2

If you've taken Defensive Pistol Skills, you are ready for Defensive Pistol Skills 2! The class includes a review of DPS 1 material and teaches more important defensive handgunning skills. It's coming up on May 22. We've updated the course and trimmed it from a 5 hour course down to a 4 hour course and dropped the price to $80.

COMPETITION PISTOL

A most recent IPSC club match at the Austin Rifle Club attracted an all-time record 95 shooters. The ARC berm expansion has revived competition pistol shooting in the Austin area. Our Competition Pistol 1 class, scheduled for May 29, is a great way to prepare for your first match and learn about IPSC, IDPA and Steel Challenge competition. The course includes lecture on the basic rules of each of the shooting games, practice drills and sample stages from each type of match. This will be the only Competition Pistol 1 class we offer this year.

POLITE SOCIETY CONFERENCE REPORT

We are back from the 2010 Polite Society Tactical Conference, where we ran a 4 hour block of force on force scenarios. Karl placed 3rd overall in the live fire match, and KR Training instructor Brian Brown won the shoot house side match. Pictures, commentary and videos from the event are here.

KR TRAINING INSTRUCTOR ON TV

John Kochan was part of the investigative team on the premier episode of Discovery Channels new show, "Weird or What", The Texas A&M Wind Tunnel was used to investigate how the rocks make their seemingly random tacks across the desert floor without outside intervention.

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-schedules/series.html?paid=1.13896.26136.38897.2

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JERRY MICULEK PRACTICAL RIFLE VIDEO EXCERPT

Jerry Miculek is a great 3-gun competition in addition to being the world's best double-action revolver shooter. Here's an excerpt from his new rifle training DVD.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/lid=12977/guntechdetail/Jerry_Miculek_Practical_Rifle_DVD_Segment__D3S3s3?mc_ID=2036

FREE ONLINE CYBERSECURITY TRAINING

Part of my job with the Texas Engineering Extension Service is teaching cybersecurity courses. TEEX also hosts ten free cybersecurity courses. These e-learning classes were developed by the University of Memphis under Department of Homeland Security funding and now they are hosted by TEEX and available to anyone. Topics range from basic (Cyber-security for Everyone) to advanced (Secure Software, Digital Forensics). Take the courses online at
http://www.teexwmdcampus.com

CRIME STOPPERS VIDEO ON DEMAND

Central Texas residents can now use their remote controls as a weapon in the fight against crime. Time Warner Cable has teamed up with the Williamson County and Hays County Crime Stoppers in an innovative partnership to help capture local fugitives. Long-form video clips featuring Central Texas fugitives are available exclusively on Time Warner Cable’s Central Texas On Demand, channel 1400 in Austin/San Marcos and channel 200 in Waco/Temple Killeen. While viewing Crime Stoppers videos customers have the ability to fast-forward, rewind and pause the clips. The clips feature Crime Stoppers’ anonymous hotline numbers, text numbers and Web site so viewers may report information regarding the featured fugitives. Central Texas On Demand is a free service for all digital cable subscribers and is available in Time Warner Cable service areas from Waco to San Marcos.

ANOTHER iPHONE SHOT TIMER APP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJkSDK2POnw

SHOOTING WIRE EMAIL LIST

Industry news and headlines from Winchester. Good (and brief) source for big news stories in the gun world.

http://www.shootingwire.com

HOT WEATHER REMINDER

One more reason not to leave your gun in the car: the Comp-Tac website advises that heat deforms Kydex. Several years ago we had a student with Kahr P9 discover that the original Kahr polymer frame deformed when left in a car in August. For summer carry, a small gun in your pocket is better than a full size gun baking in the car, and a decent sized, decent capacity carry gun with you is even better.

regards,
Karl, Penny and the KR Training crew