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 [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:33+00:00February 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 [Police – It’s Not Personal] 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 [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:33+00:00February 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. Click here to listen! 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 [...]

By |2015-02-16T17:22:08+00:00February 16th, 2015|Executive Protection, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

Rifle Lessons, Equipment Failures

“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”   - Bruce Lee We recently presented a Level I Rifle Course in the Midwest, and as is our norm, we request that students arrive with a semi-automatic (auto-loading), magazine-fed, military pattern rifle. We see many styles and calibers of rifle, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:35+00:00February 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, [...]

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

Fortress Product Review:   Combat Application Tourniquet [C.A.T.] 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. [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:35+00:00February 4th, 2015|Instructor Notes, Medical, Product Review, Training|0 Comments