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Short Sleeve or Long Sleeve?

March 17th, 2018|0 Comments

“Rape and murder were common, children forced to become soldiers and turned against their own families, and a usual punishment for opposition the amputation of your hands or arms. “Short sleeve, or long sleeve?” asked […]

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Never Underestimate the Power and Determination of a Woman!

March 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Recently, CNN decided to […]

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The Answer

February 18th, 2018|0 Comments

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion.” – Dale Carnegie

Tomorrow is a school day. Parents across the nation will once again send their children […]

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Mass Murder Averted

February 11th, 2018|0 Comments

“When you least expect it, you’re elected!” – John Farnam
Two weeks ago, a Fortress student in a Southeastern state prevented a slaughter at his place of employment. Our student, who we’ll call “Mike”, manages close […]

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Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
4-Hour Women's Self Defense - SOLD OUT!
St Joseph County Conservation Club, Sturgis Michigan
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
4-Hour Emergency Wound Treatment
St Joseph County Conservation Club, Sturgis Michigan
05/05/2018 - 05/06/2018
All Day
Level I Rifle for the Armed Citizen, with Night Shoot
Sand Burr Gun Ranch, Rochester IN
05/26/2018 - 05/27/2018
All Day
Level I Handgun/Daily Carry Skills, with Night Shoot
Sand Burr Gun Ranch, Rochester IN
06/16/2018 - 06/17/2018
All Day
Fortress Hosts John Farnam for Basic/Intermediate Handgun!
Sand Burr Gun Ranch, Rochester IN
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Fortress Quote of the Week

The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.” – Sun Tzu

…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