Karl Rehn
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KR Training

Karl Rehn

BACKGROUND: Civilian, Instructor, Gov’t Employee / Contractor

30 Years Instructing

PH: 512 633 8232


Available Courses

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Next class: Jun 15
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Advanced Handgun
Handgun skills required for defensive an…
Advanced, IDPA /USPSA / Multi Gun Advanced
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Advanced Training 4 Pistol Skills Development
Pistol Skills Development for shooting o…
Intermediate, Advanced, IDPA /USPSA / Multi Gun, Steel / Rimfire Challenge Intermediate
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Appendix Inside the Waistband Carry Skills
AIWB Skills
Intermediate, Concealed Carry Training, Specialty Other Intermediate
No Upcoming Classes
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Armed Citizen Carbine Foundations
Basic rifle marksmanship fundamentals
Basic, Rifle Basic
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AT-2 Force on Force Scenarios
A one day defensive tactics class which…
Intermediate, Scenario Based Training, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge) Intermediate
Next class: Jul 6
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Basic Pistol 2 (LTC Completion)
Essential skills necessary for defensive…
Basic, Intermediate, Concealed Carry Training Basic
Next class: Jun 9
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Basic Pistol I
Introduction to the basics of pistol sho…
Basic Basic
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Civilian Response to Active Shooter
School and Church Safety
Active Shooter Response Training, Church / Business - Safety / Security N/A
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Close Quarters Pistol
Extreme close range gun fighting is a co…
Advanced Advanced
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Close Quarters Pistol 2
Extreme close range gun fighting is a co…
Advanced Advanced
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Competition Pistol 1
Active competitors or interested persons
Intermediate, Advanced, IDPA /USPSA / Multi Gun, Steel / Rimfire Challenge, Shooting Sports Other Intermediate
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Comprehensive Defensive AR-15/PCC Course
Intermediate, Rifle Intermediate
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Correcting Common Shooting Errors
Common errors for each element of shooti…
Intermediate Intermediate
Next class: Jul 13
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Defensive Pistol Skills 1
Realistic defensive handgun skills train…
Intermediate Intermediate
Next class: Jul 27
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Defensive Pistol Skills 2
Additional instruction in the fundamenta…
Intermediate Intermediate
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Defensive Pistol Skills 3 / NRA CCW
Additional instruction in the fundamenta…
Intermediate, NRA Courses Intermediate
Next class: Jun 22
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Defensive Pistol Skills Small Gun
This course provides training in the use…
Intermediate Intermediate
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Defensive Shotgun
Range training on the safe and effective…
Basic, Intermediate, Shotgun, In Home Defense Training Basic
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Defensive Shotgun 2
Practical applications of techniques
Intermediate, Shotgun, In Home Defense Training Intermediate
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First Aid CPR AED and Bleeding Control
Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED with…
Stop the Bleed, CPR / AED (First Aid for Lay Rescuers), American Red Cross (First Aid / CPR / AED) N/A
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First Responder Training
Texas state certified carry pistol cours…
Concealed Carry Training, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Specialty Other N/A
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Force-on-Force Instructor
Design and safely run force-on-force tra…
Intermediate, Advanced, Scenario Based Training, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge) Intermediate
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Gunfighting in Crowds
Defensive Shooting Around Non-Combatants
Advanced, Active Shooter Response Training, Scenario Based Training, Church / Business - Safety / Security Advanced
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Gunshot Recording
Private Classes (Group / Individual) N/A
Next class: Jun 1
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Handgun Beyond Basics
Improve the general shooting skills of i…
Intermediate Intermediate
Next class: Jun 9
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Home Defense Shooting Skills
Basic, Rifle, In Home Defense Training Basic
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Intermediate Rifle Skills
Focus on improving marksmanship fundamen…
Intermediate, Rifle Intermediate
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Intro to Defensive Rifle Skills
Intermediate, Rifle Intermediate
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Low Light Shooting 1
Introduction to low light shooting skill…
Intermediate, Advanced Intermediate
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Low Light Shooting 2
Advanced, Scenario Based Training, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge) Advanced
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NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Courses, Instructor Training Courses N/A
Next class: Jul 6
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Personal Tactics Skills
An introduction to fundamental concepts…
Basic, Intermediate, Scenario Based Training Basic
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Private Training (Individual/Group)
Get individual training for yourself, yo…
Private Classes (Group / Individual) N/A
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Red Dot Pistol 1
Esential information and drills
Intermediate, Specialty Other Intermediate
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Red Dot Pistol 2
Esential information and drills
Intermediate, Specialty Other Intermediate
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School & Church Safety
Texas' official course to train armed te…
Active Shooter Response Training, Church / Business - Safety / Security N/A
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School & Church Safety Range Session
Guardian program range drills
Intermediate, Advanced, Active Shooter Response Training, Church / Business - Safety / Security Intermediate
Next class: Jun 22
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Skill Builder Program
Improve shooter skills
Basic, Intermediate Basic
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Stop the Bleed
Make a life or death difference when a b…
Stop the Bleed N/A
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SureFire Pistol Drills
Surgical Speed Shooting developed by And…
Intermediate, Advanced Intermediate
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Tac Med EDC
How to identify and treat immediate life…
F.A.S.T. (First Aid for Severe Trauma), Basic Life Support, Medical Other N/A
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Tactical Pistol
Intermediate, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses Intermediate
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Tactical Scenarios (FOF)
Participate in force on force scenarios…
Intermediate, Advanced, Scenario Based Training, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge) Intermediate
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Team & Partner Tactics
Introducing students to basic concepts o…
Basic, Intermediate Basic
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Texas LEO Firearms Instructor Certification
TCOLE Certified
Instructor Training Courses, Instructor Coach Training Courses, LEO / MIL / SEC Courses N/A
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Texas License to Carry Handgun
Texas' state certification course for th…
Concealed Carry Training N/A
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The Explosive Threat
Terrorists and Active Shooters use bombs…
Intermediate Intermediate
Next class: Jun 1
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Top 10 Drills
Handgun drills
Intermediate, Advanced Intermediate
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Two Person Team Tactics
Introducing students to basic concepts o…
Intermediate, Advanced Intermediate
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About KR Training

Since 1991, KR Training has been offering high quality, affordable firearms and self-defense courses. We're the oldest and largest firearms training school in Central Texas, staffed by male and female instructors with decades of combined experience and national level credentials in firearms training, defensive shooting and tactics, competition shooting, threat and risk assessment, law enforcement and military service. In addition to teaching our own courses, we host multiple national level trainers every year.

Our 88 acre private training facility, the A-Zone Range, has multiple shooting bays, including a shoot house, and a comfortable classroom building with A/C and bathroom. Facility is on flat, level ground easily accessible to those with mobility limitations. We have a large inventory of loaner gear students can use during classes: guns, holsters, eye and ear protection.

We've trained thousands of students: total novices, recreational shooters, carry permit holders, those seeking serious post-LTC training, competitive shooters, and local law enforcement officers. Advanced courses require a carry permit and may have additional pre-reqs.

Call us at 512-633-8232 anytime between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Central Standard Time. The fastest way to get information is to email us.

Courses Taught

Concealed Carry Training, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Rifle, Shotgun, NRA Courses, Active Shooter Response Training, In Home Defense Training, Scenario Based Training, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge), Women's Only Courses, Instructor Training Courses, Instructor Coach Training Courses, Virtual Simulation, Seminars / Lectures


Class Instructors

Bruce Corey

Bruce Corey

Cornerstone Performance

Cornerstone Performance

Eric Wise is the owner of Cornerstone Performance and a full time firearms and tactics instructor for a large Texas police department. He is also the lead instructor for the department's cadet pistol and shotgun programs, and concealed carry and firearms instructor courses. Eric is also a founding member of his department's competitive shooting team. He holds Master class rankings in both USPSA and IDPA, and multiple Grand Master rankings in SCSA. eric@cornerstoneperformance.org


Dave Reichek

Dave Reichek

Agile Training - Pepper Spray instructor course KR Training Force on Force instructor course Ben Stoeger Skills and Drills (M/GM level) course Rangemaster Master Instructor graduate


Douglas Greig

Douglas Greig

Doug Greig, Greig Performance: Master Pistol Instructor Master Rifle Instructor Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Patrol Rifle Instructor Pistol Mounted Optic Instructor Classic Line of Pistols Armorer Course M400/M-4/M16/AR-15 Armorer Course


Dr. Penny Riggs

Dr. Penny Riggs

NRA Certifications: Training Counselor, Chief Range Safety Officer, Instructor in Home Firearm Safety, Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Personal Protection, Muzzleloading Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun, Metallic Cartridge and Shotshell Reloading. Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor and Instructor Trainer. Other Certifications: Texas Concealed Handgun License Instructor, National Range Officers Institute (NROI) Level I Range Officer.


Ed Vinyard

Ed Vinyard

Essential Handgun Skills (Spencer Keepers) Awareness Defense Training 2018 AIWB Skills (Spencer Keepers) Awareness Defense Training 2018 Deadly Force Instructor (Hayes, Ayoob) Massad Ayoob Group 2018 Historical Handgun (1 day) (Rehn) KR Training 2017 Immediate Action Pugilism Immediate Action Combatives 2017 Immediate Action Jiu-Jitsu Immediate Action Combatives 2017 Tactical Conference Rangemaster 2017 Street and Vehicle Tactics InSights Training 2016


Greg Ellifritz

Greg Ellifritz

Greg Ellifritz is Active Response Training’s President and Primary Instructor


Greg Howard

Greg Howard

Defensive Shotgun Instructor (Rangemaster) Image Based Decisional Drills Instructor (The Complete Combatant) Defensive Revolver (Rangemaster) Defensive Shotgun (Rangemaster) Handgun Coach Development (KR Training) Pistol Shooting Solutions (Gabe White) Medicine-X EDC (Lone Star Medics)FoF Instructor - KR Training, Historical Handgun - KRT, Street and Vehicle Tactics - Insights, Advanced Firearms Instructor Development - Rangemaster, Shooting with XRAY Vision - Tactical Anatomy, MAG-40 Massad Ayo


John "Hsoi" Daub

John "Hsoi" Daub

NRA Certifications: Home Firearm Safety, Pistol, Rifle, Personal Protection In the Home, Personal Protection Outside the Home, Range Safety Officer Other Certifications: Texas License to Carry Instructor, NRA Eddie Eagle volunteer, Boy Scout and 4-H volunteer, Massad Ayoob Group Deadly Force Instructor, Rangemaster Certified Master Instructor, Force Science Analyst, Sig P365 Armorer, Image Based Decisional Drills Instructor.


Karl Rehn

Karl Rehn

Karl has over 2700 hours of training from more than 80 of the nation's top schools and national/world level competitors, acquired over more than 30 years as a student, competitor and instructor. In 2021, he trained with Hock Hockheim (Vehicle Gunfights), Ben Stoeger, Gabe White, John Murphy (FPF Training), Rangemaster (Defensive Shotgun), Lone Star Medics (Medicine X Scenarios), and a variety of trainers at the Rangemaster Tactical Conference, the Paul Martin Preparedness Conference,


KRT Staff

KRT Staff

levi Nathan

levi Nathan

Lone Star Medics

Lone Star Medics

The goal of LSM is to provide applicable, professional medical education to our students.


Paul Martin

Paul Martin

Certified Emergency Medical Technician-B by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and the Texas Department of State Health Services Wilderness EMT certification from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Certified Range Safety Officer and Firearms Instructor by the National Rifle Association Certified License to Carry Instructor by the Texas Department of Public Safety, including certification to teach the School Safety Officer designation


Tracy Thronburg

Tracy Thronburg

Training/Experience: Massad Ayoob Group Instructor Course (MAG-IC), Massad Ayoob Group MAG-40 Armed Citizens’ Rules of Engagement, KR Training Defensive Long-Gun Essentials, KR Training Low-Light Shooting, Ben Stoeger Competition Pistol Clinic, Lone Star Medics Range Response Field Medical Training, Mike Hughes (SIRT pistol) Driving the Gun, participant and assistant instructor for Karl Rehn at the 2nd annual A Girl and A Gun National Training Conference (2014), Texas Concealed Handgun License h


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Certifications

NRA Training Counselor, NRA CCW, NRA Practical Pistol Coach, NRA Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Reloading, Refuse to Be a Victim instructor.  Texas DPS License to Carry (LTC) instructor, Texas DPS School Safety (Active Shooter) instructor, USPSA Grand Master (Production, Carry Optics, Limited, Limited 10, Pistol Caliber Carbine), USPSA Master (Revolver, Single Stack, Open), Rangemaster Master Instructor, Massad Ayoob Group certified Deadly Force Instructor, Pepper Spray instructor, Image Based Decisional Drills instructor, Force Science certified analyst, Simunition instructor, USPSA Range Officer, NRA Chief Range Officer, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement certified instructor.

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Policies

Cancellation Policy

Except in extreme situations, we hold classes rain or shine. If we reschedule a class due to weather or change in instructor availability, students that cannot attend the make-up date are given full refunds. Payments are non-refundable, but in most cases we convert the student's payment to tuition credit that can be used for other classes. This credit is valid for up to 5 years after payment. In some cases, such as NRA instructor training, deposits are used to purchase materials specific to that course. Once materials are purchased, they cannot be returned and converted back to tuition credit. The materials are kept by KR Training until the student can attend another session of the course for which the materials are required.

Payments may be subject to a rescheduling fee of $25, if the student contacts KR Training less than 3 days prior to class day and requests to reschedule the course. Students that pay and "no-show" on class day without contacting KR Training forfeit the entire payment. We suggest that students doing last minute rescheduling contact KR Training by phone at 512-633-8232 rather than email.

Reschedule Policy

Except in extreme situations, we hold classes rain or shine. If we reschedule a class due to weather or change in instructor availability, students that cannot attend the make-up date are given full refunds. Payments are non-refundable, but in most cases we convert the student's payment to tuition credit that can be used for other classes. This credit is valid for up to 5 years after payment. In some cases, such as NRA instructor training, deposits are used to purchase materials specific to that course. Once materials are purchased, they cannot be returned and converted back to tuition credit. The materials are kept by KR Training until the student can attend another session of the course for which the materials are required.

Payments may be subject to a rescheduling fee of $25, if the student contacts KR Training less than 3 days prior to class day and requests to reschedule the course. Students that pay and "no-show" on class day without contacting KR Training forfeit the entire payment. We suggest that students doing last minute rescheduling contact KR Training by phone at 512-633-8232 rather than email.

Refund Policy

Except in extreme situations, we hold classes rain or shine. If we reschedule a class due to weather or change in instructor availability, students that cannot attend the make-up date are given full refunds. Payments are non-refundable, but in most cases we convert the student's payment to tuition credit that can be used for other classes. This credit is valid for up to 5 years after payment. In some cases, such as NRA instructor training, deposits are used to purchase materials specific to that course. Once materials are purchased, they cannot be returned and converted back to tuition credit. The materials are kept by KR Training until the student can attend another session of the course for which the materials are required.

Payments may be subject to a rescheduling fee of $25, if the student contacts KR Training less than 3 days prior to class day and requests to reschedule the course. Students that pay and "no-show" on class day without contacting KR Training forfeit the entire payment. We suggest that students doing last minute rescheduling contact KR Training by phone at 512-633-8232 rather than email.

Other Policy

Our training is open to any law abiding adult that can legally purchase firearms under local, state and federal law.

Here are the gun handling rules we expect you to follow when attending KR Training classes.  Please read them carefully.

1) Always keep the muzzle pointed in the safest available direction.
On the firing line,, the safest direction is into the designated backstop.

2) Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
ONLY put your finger on the trigger when you have a specific target and have the gun aimed at it. 
At all other times your finger should be OFF the trigger.


3) Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
See notes below.

If you are wearing your concealed handgun when you arrive, leave it on and leave it alone. Do NOT handle your gun anywhere on the facility unless directed to do so by an instructor.

If you were not wearing your carry gun when you drove through our front gate, do NOT put it on and load it in the parking area.
Put it in a case or bag or in your holster and bring it to the classroom unloaded.

You should arrive with your guns unloaded, stored in a case or a bag.
"Unloaded" means no ammunition anywhere in the gun. Magazine out, chamber empty, hammer down.
Do NOT carry a gun uncased from the parking lot to the classroom or range.
Do NOT handle your gun anywhere on the facility unless directed to do so by an instructor.

Do NOT handle your guns in the classroom unless directed to do by an instructor.

ONLY uncase or unbag your gun when you are at the designated table or directed to do so by an instructor.
Do NOT take your handgun out of the holster once you leave the uncase/unbagging tables.

The ONLY places you may handle your firearm are the firing line and the designated fumble area.
Do NOT handle your firearm while an instructor is in front of the firing line.
Do NOT handle your firearm while walking back and forth between the ready area and firing line.

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Students will sign Waiver during class

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