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Cannon Fodder

July 17th, 2015|0 Comments

“Would you feel safer with a sign on your house saying ‘this house is a gun-free zone’? But if you wouldn’t put these signs on your home, why put them elsewhere?” – John Lott

 

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The Camera As A Witness – Part II

July 14th, 2015|0 Comments

“Great services are not cancelled by one act or by one single error.” – Benjamin Disraeli

 

On May 31st, 2015, two Palestine, TX, police officers shot and killed James Bushey (47). Bushy was suspected of shoplifting […]

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July 4th, 2015

July 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Neither aiming at originality of principle or sentiment, nor yet copied from any particular and previous writing, it was intended to be an expression of the American mind, and to give to that expression the […]

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A Tale of Two Students – Training as Efficient as the DMV

July 1st, 2015|0 Comments

“Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.” […]

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Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
08/01/2015
All Day
Close Range Rifle w/night shoot
Sand Burr Gun Ranch, Rochester IN
08/02/2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Women's Introduction To Defensive Handgun
Sand Burr Gun Ranch, Rochester IN
08/15/2015 - 08/16/2015
All Day
Level I Rifle
Aurora Sportsman’s Club, Waterman IL
08/22/2015 - 08/23/2015
All Day
Level I Handgun
Sand Burr Gun Ranch, Rochester IN
08/22/2015 - 08/23/2015
All Day
Women's 2-Day Level I Pistol
Sand Burr Gun Ranch, Rochester IN
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Fortress Quote of the Week

“”There’s no question that weapons in the hands of the public have prevented acts of terror or stopped them.”
- Israeli Police Inspector General Shlomo Aharonisky 
…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