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KR Training - Karl Rehn

About the Company

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.


About the Instructor

Karl is a full time firearms trainer and professional musician, teaching firearms classes 40+ weeks a year and performing more than 100 shows annually.

In 2016 he retired from 33 years of employment with the state of Texas. Karl has a master's degree in electrical engineering and spent 24 years as an engineer and engineering manager at a University of Texas research lab, working on DoD and DHS funded R&D programs related to underwater acoustics, non lethal weapons, and physical security. After a move to College Station (Penny got a faculty job at Texas A&M), Karl worked for the Texas Engineering Extension Service as a training manager. As part of their Public Safety and Security division, he developed curriculum, taught courses and supervised instructors delivering DHS-funded homeland security courses to city and county emergency responders all over the U.S.

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