Monthly Archives: February 2015

Flashlights To Full Potential – By Matt Ellison

 

“I’m not a violent criminal, but I do play one in Force-On-Force scenarios.”  – Matt Ellison

I recently assisted instructing a Fortress Defense Force-On-Force training class, and portrayed a violent criminal numerous times throughout the day. One interesting thing about scenario-based training is what you can learn on both sides of the drills. Having access to a windowless building, we took advantage […]

By |February 25th, 2015|Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

Racism Towards A Red Light

“The smallest minority on earth is the individual” –Ayn Rand

In my last contribution to the decline of Western literature I mentioned that it was the first is a series of articles addressing the national controversy surrounding peace officers and their interaction with the public. My plan in part II was […]

By |February 18th, 2015|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Liberty, Politics|0 Comments

Frank Interviewed on the Burning Truth Radio Show

Frank was recently interviewed by Casey Hendrickson, host of the Burning Truth Radio Show, regarding the proposed ATF ban of M855/5.56 ammunition.

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Or here:

http://theburningtruth.us/?powerpress_pinw=33971-podcast

The DBT and Its Role in Protection – By Rick Colliver

Fortress Affiliate Instructor and Protection Specialist Rick Colliver recently penned an article for The American Board for Certification in Homeland Security.

Great job, Rick!

The DBT and Its Role in Protection

“In my capacity as both a “consumer” of protection services and as a member of several associations seeking to standardize and professionalize the protection industry, I spend […]

By |February 16th, 2015|Executive Protection, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

Rifle Lessons, Equipment Failures

Our experience was less than gratifying as one immediately quit working during the first 15-minutes of zeroing. It was replaced with a spare and no other problems were witnessed, but if we average it out, 25% of the ones we’ve now seen have broken. Obviously it’s hardly a scientific study of the optic, but for […]

Justice Only Happens in Real Time

In the early morning hours of September, 11, 2009, David A. Flores broke into the Griffith, IN, home of sisters Kristen Kennedy (25) and Jennifer Evans (28.)  Flores raped Kristen, and then stabbed both to death with a kitchen knife. He placed their bodies in a bathroom, set it on fire, shut the bathroom door […]

By |February 12th, 2015|Attitude, Female Focus, In the News, Instructor Notes, Liberty|0 Comments

Ask Fortress: Drop Safe?

 

Q: Frank, could you address the idea that guns just go off? On the news they say, ‘the gun accidentally went off.’ I would love to post something from an expert debunking this scary thought!

A: First, I hardly would refer to myself as an “expert.” Dan Shea over at Small Arms Review pointed out decades […]

By |February 6th, 2015|Ask Fortress, Firearms, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

Need? We Need Not Justify

 

When asked what I do for a living I reply: I teach people how to shoot people. I teach people how to shoot people because some people need to be shot – and they need to be shot NOW. I have found that in the long run sugarcoating reality rarely produces good results. Yes, it […]

Combat Application Tourniquet [C.A.T.] – Product Review

Fortress Product Review:   Combat Application Tourniquet

Originally published January 2012

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only, and it’s expected that the reader will seek out further information from certified medical personnel before considering any of the following . Frank is not a physician…in fact, he’s pretty sure his CPR card has expired.

Over the past 10-years […]

By |February 4th, 2015|Instructor Notes, Medical, Product Review, Training|0 Comments