Karl Rehn: 2-Day Tactical Scenarios FoF

A 2-day force on force defensive tactics class with Airsoft. The focus of this course is giving the student a more realistic understanding of what can and will occur during and after a violent encounter. While it has no live-fire component, most students find this course more stressful (and more educational) than additional courses that consist of live fire drills against paper targets.

*Please note class dates have changed to 9/14 - 9/15*

*CLASS FULL - Waitlist Available*

Please e-mail or call Tues-Fri 0900-1600.

360-978-6100 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Topics: psychological aspects of use of deadly force, dealing with attackers, witnesses, bystanders, and arriving emergency personnel, building an integrated self-defense system with non-lethal and lethal options, setting tactical priorities, and two full days of live action scenarios using inert training weapons and Airsoft guns.

About scenario-based training: Our philosophy is that scenario based training is the only way to fully experience all the variables present in a real confrontation, most notably live opponents that talk, move, think and shoot back. The goal of our scenarios is not for students to have paintball wars or for our staff roleplayers to boost their egos by defeating students in impossible-to-survive situations. The training is like sparring: during the first half of this class, students will learn the skills and responses required to 'win' the scenarios. Just as in real life, the best response may not always be to use deadly force, which is why students must make decisions more complex than 'shoot/don't shoot'. They must decide whether to talk or run, what to say, where to run, where to move, when/where/who to shoot (and in what order), and what to do after the incident is over. Unlike many schools who stop the clock when the last shot is fired, we test our students' ability to deal with injured family members, bystanders, arriving emergency personnel and unexpected incidents.

Our goal is to challenge students to use what they already know, under time pressure. We expect students to make mistakes. Each scenario is de-briefed and students typically get the opportunity to repeat scenarios to correct errors. The purpose of scenario based training is to give the student experience in winning - but winning must occur as a result of doing the right things, not as a result of the roleplayer throwing the victory to the student. Most of us, when asked to give an important presentation, will prepare and rehearse before the actual event, so as not to make a terrible error onstage. The price of making a mistake in a real world confrontation is high, and live action scenario based training provides a venue for students to make (and correct) potentially fatal errors in less hazardous environment.

About Karl Rehn, lead firearms and tactics instructor at KR Training:
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.

He has trained with over 60 different top-tier instructors and schools over the past 30 years, including Thunder Ranch, InSights, Tactical Defense Institute, Massad Ayoob Group, Rangemaster (Tom Givens), Paul Howe, Dave Spaulding, Ken Murray (Simunition) and many more), as well as world champion competitive shooters (Todd Jarrett, Max Michel, Ted Bonnet, Kay Clark-Miculek, Jerry Miculek, Rob Leatham, Brian Enos, Ben Stoeger, Robert Vogel, and others). A competitor since 1988, Karl is a Grand Master in IPSC Production division, with experience at the local, state, national and world level shooting many different shooting sports, from IPSC and IDPA to Steel Challenge, 3-gun and Sportsman's Team Challenge.

This is not an entry-level course. Students must have previous training, at a level of at least the Firearms Academy Defensive Handgun course of fire or the equivalent from a reputable shooting school, which includes low light shooting with and without flashlights, moving and shooting, shooting at moving targets. Students must also present a valid state issued concealed carry permit/license upon sign in for class. It CANNOT be stressed enough that students enrolling in this course should have the above skills mastered. We will not slow the class down because students cannot keep up. If you question your skill level for this course, please consider enrolling in our other training courses first, before attempting this class.



  1. A belt holster
  2. Clothing and shoes that you can move around in easily (no heavy boots, please)
  3. Long sleeved shirt and long pants that can be worn during Airsoft exercises
  4. Ear protection and wrap-around safety glasses (eye protection)
  5. Small, tactical flashlight
  6. A pen and notebook
  7. Your lunch and beverages--we will eat during classroom lecture.

Optional Equipment: Gloves (w/ knuckle protectors), soft knee and elbow pads, cup or other sports protective gear

FAS has Airsoft masks but you are welcome to bring your own or a combination of goggles, a face shield, and neck protector.


Event Date 09-14-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 09-15-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity 9
Cut off date 09-11-2019 1:00 pm
Individual Price $500.00
Location Firearms Academy Range

Venue - Firearms Academy Range

Please note that this is a private range.  There is no public access, other than for scheduled classes / events.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for driving directions, information about the range, or lodging recommendations.

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