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Wood and Water and Rifles

May 24th, 2015|0 Comments

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Rifles For The Children

May 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Fortress just finished up a private Level I Rifle Course in the western part of the US. Weather was intense with cold and sideways sheets of rain, but our students came to work and much […]

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Baltimore – Just Another Indicator of What’s to Come

May 1st, 2015|0 Comments

“Whenever I happen to be in a city of any size, I marvel that riots do not break out everyday: Massacres, unspeakable carnage, a doomsday chaos. How can so many human beings coexist in a […]

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PTSD and the Armed Citizen by Matt Ellison

April 30th, 2015|0 Comments


I recently attended a one-day law enforcement seminar presented by The Department of Homeland Security. Topics ran from potential terrorist attacks to school security – however, I found the most personally relevant and informative subject […]

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Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
05/30/2015 - 05/31/2015
All Day
Level I Handgun
Aurora Sportsman’s Club, Waterman IL
06/13/2015 - 06/14/2015
12:00 am
Private Handgun/Rifle Course
Sand Burr Gun Ranch, Rochester IN
06/20/2015 - 06/21/2015
12:00 am
Long Range Rifle
Hillside Shooting Sports, Roanoke IN
06/27/2015 - 06/28/2015
All Day
Level I Handgun
Sand Burr Gun Ranch, Rochester IN
All Day
1-Day Introduction to Defensive Rifle
Sand Burr Gun Ranch, Rochester IN
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Fortress Quote of the Week

“Be bold! That’s one way
Of getting through life.”
- Archilochus
…I’m in awe of you and your staff’s dedication, professionalism and knowledge. I’m still comprehending the ramifications of this training in improving my handgun self defense skills as well as character building. It is difficult to adequately describe my gratitude so I’ll leave it at that.
Benjamin G., Indiana
I’ve had my eyes open as a gun owner and one who choses to carry constantly.
Tom R., Ohio
The class was definitely more than I expected and know I’ll be able to put the lessons to good use. After all our drills, I feel more confident in my ability to run my rifle at longer distances and even at night. I have a huge amount to absorb and hope I’ll be able to get it written down before it escapes me.

Thanks again for all your efforts during a very hot weekend. I look forward to training with you again in the future.

Howard V., IL
Again, thank you! You and your team are true professionals. I know it is tiring and stressful handling all us inexperienced students especially with ammo! I was impressed with your attentiveness to safety and patience to guide us thru the training.
Ann S.
Today was the very first time i shot a gun, a Glock 19 to be exact. Thank you to Fortress for offering a defensive shooting class for newbies like me and making it one of the best experiences of my life! …you guys are absolutely amazing!
Sandra L, Michigan
…another round of excellent guidance! I feel privileged to be included in your schedule-you are a tremendous resource. As always, the training is fun, practical and most of all, provides life-long skills (with vigilant practice, of course).
Karl W, Texas
…Thank you again for an experience I will take with me forever!
Paula M, Illinois
I just wanted to thank all of you at Fortress again for an opportunity of a lifetime!! I was very blessed and honored to have instruction by you! …I cannot even put into words how [the class] has changed my life!! It’s very surreal.

I am looking forward to furthering my journey and have the opportunity to learn (and grow) from the great people at Fortress again.

Hanna A., Indiana
…Again, THANK YOU!! It somehow doesn’t seem enough to say. Looking forward to more Fortress opportunities!
Gregory J., WI