All of us at KR Training want to thank you for your support over the past year. It has been a great pleasure for the instructor team to work with you.  We wish everyone a safe and joyous holiday season and very happy new year!


Check the main page of our website for information on upcoming classes. Many classes are already sold out with a waiting list.


The active shooter incident in Connecticut shocked and saddened all of us. We offer our sincere sympathy for all those who mourn the loss of loved ones, in this case and beyond.

The past few days have been a frenzy of gun, magazine and ammo buying that surpasses even the post-2008 and post-2012 election surges. One distributor reported selling 70,000 AR mags over the last weekend.  Brownells sold 3.5 years worth of magazines in 36 hours.

One of the common arguments made for banning "assault weapons" and "high capacity magazines" is that they enable a shooter to fire more rounds more quickly than manually operated guns. Here's an example of what a modern "cowboy action" shooter can do with 2 single action pistols, a lever action rifle and a pump shotgun. Here's an example of how quickly a pistol can be reloaded.

We are already past the tipping point with regard to gun availability. There are millions of Modern Sporting Rifles and high capacity magazines in circulation, and the current buying surge is only increasing the number even more.

Our mission at KRTraining, as embodied by the "shu-to " logo, is to support training and development of mindset and physical skills for personal safety and recreation, including safe and responsible operation of firearms.

Gun bans will not stop violent crime or eliminate tragedy.

The opinions of pundits, celebrities, politicians and grieving citizens should not carry the same weight as the opinions of those professionals whose full time job is to study school shooters. Those that are not part of the defensive firearms subculture are unlikely to have seen any of these excellent articles, which lay out realistic plans and actions that can be taken to reduce school shootings.


Look for many new gun bills to be introduced this spring in the Texas Legislature, including


The Suburban Dad Survivalist First Annual Preparedness Conference
Saturday, January 5, 2013
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cabela’s, 15570 Interstate 35,  Buda, TX 78610
Admission: $25 in advance, $35 at the door

Details about the presentations here. None of the speakers are giving "sales pitches" for products or services. The intent is to provide useful information for those that want to be more resilient, and better prepared for natural and human-caused disasters.

It's open to all, not just suburban dads. "Suburban Dad Survivalist" is the nom de blog of the event's coordinator. To reserve your spot in this conference, click here
For questions, contact Paul at 512-267-4817 or

KR Training is a sponsor of this event. I will be doing the presentation on firearms and ammunition.


The Brazosland Pistoleros club and Gunsmoke range, in Bryan/College Station, will be hosting a Scholastic Pistol match on February 2nd. The match will use Scholastic Steel Challenge format stages. There are 3 divisions: junior (12-16), senior (17-20), and collegiate (must be a college student). Over the past year, KR Training has been supporting and coaching the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Team. The team placed 2nd in the last major Scholastic Pistol match of 2012.

I would like to field a 4 person KR Training team (or two or three) at the match. There will be rimfire and centerfire divisions. We will have a pre-match practice day at the A-Zone on Saturday, January 26th where we will have the stages set up. We have a number of loaner guns suitable for the match (must be .22 rimfire or 9mm striker fired). Team members would be responsible for their own ammo and match fees. Anyone interested in this opportunity, contact me.


John "Hsoi" Daub blog highlights


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See you at the range!
Karl, Penny and the KR Training crew