franksharpejr

About Frank Sharpe, Jr.

Frank has been a firearms instructor for over 17 years. As a senior staff instructor for Defense Training International (DTI), and Lead Instructor of Fortress Defense, he has trained thousands of citizens, police, and military in the art of defensive firearm use. Frank is the author of the DTI Instructors’ Standards Manual, and specializes in the effective instruction of female students. He regularly speaks on defensive issues for women’s groups and community watch organizations.

Rifle Lessons 7/20

“When a machine has moving parts, the parts need room to move!” – Mikhail Kalashnikov It's our habit at each rifle class is to announce to our students that it our most sincere hope that every firearm, magazine, and accessory they brought with them, BREAKS! If it’s going to fail, we want it to happen [...]

By |2020-07-19T00:17:55+00:00July 18th, 2020|Firearms, Instructor Notes, Optics, Rifles, Training|0 Comments

July 4th, 2020

"I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom I see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is worth all the means. This is our day of [...]

Car safe

Master Instructor Gregg Ellifritz has been on a 'Your car is not a holster!' campaign for years, and I fully support the effort. I'm, of course, a proponent of daily carry, as well as having life saving supplies and a long gun within one's vehicle. However, securing firearms that are not directly under our control [...]

Insanity

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always [...]

Civil War?

Note from a friend and student: “I just read your recent blog…How close do you think we are to a civil war?” We’re already in a civil war. The real question is: When will it go hot and how far will it spread? My answer is: I don’t know. My instincts are telling me to [...]

Tick-Tock

6-months ago our nation was enjoying the best economy in its history. 3-months ago we were being played by China, the WHO, the CDC, and leftist governors and mayors into destroying that economy. Two weeks ago, every major city experienced rioting, looting, and general civil unrest. Again, leftist mayors and governors did little to stop [...]

COVID19 5.17.20

I’m going to keep this one brief. I think we’ve been had. Yes, there is a virus. And yes, if you’re 75-years old and have preexisting conditions that if combined with the seasonal flu would prove detrimental, it offers a high probability of death. However, there isn’t a single model or prediction presented by “experts” [...]

By |2020-05-17T23:27:51+00:00May 17th, 2020|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Liberty, Politics|0 Comments

Congo Pt1

“Even extreme grief may ultimately vent itself in violence--but more generally takes the form of apathy” ― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness   Upon the death of his father in 1865, Leopold the II assumed the Belgian throne. In 1876 he established the International Africa Association (IAA), a “philanthropic” organization he claimed would be used [...]

By |2020-05-18T01:22:29+00:00May 16th, 2020|History, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Sustainability?

"So, Frank, why no blog posts lately?" Honestly, the situation is too fluid. Every time I start to write something, data changes and my analysis is already out of date. Besides, I've been in "watch and learn" mode over the past few weeks. Here's what I know today: From my own personal observations in public [...]