franksharpejr

About Frank Sharpe, Jr.

Frank has been a firearms instructor for over 19 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.

Valuables

“You may delay, but time will not.” - Benjamin Franklin This past weekend a mega storm hit 6 Midwestern states where tornadoes leveled multiple towns leaving a path of destruction resembling 1945 Berlin. In viewing video of the aftermath, it’s obvious that most of those in its path lost everything they owned. Most homes of [...]

By |2021-12-14T00:53:23+00:00December 14th, 2021|In the News, Instructor Notes, Legal|0 Comments

Baldwin Shooting

"In a day and age when almost anything can be bought, respect is the one quality which still has to be earned..." - Louis Awerbuck Thursday it was reported that actor Alec Baldwin shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and wounded director Joel Souza, while filming the movie Rust near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Initial [...]

By |2021-10-24T00:34:11+00:00October 24th, 2021|In the News, Instructor Notes, Legal, Politics, Training|0 Comments

Supply Chain Break

“If soldiers are not to cross international boundaries, goods must do so. Unless the Shackles can be dropped from trade, bombs will be dropped from the sky.”  - Otto T. Mallery Today, in multiple news feeds I follow, I’ve seen 50+ stories and videos pop up regarding the shortages of goods and the shipping disruptions [...]

By |2021-10-12T21:22:58+00:00October 12th, 2021|In the News, Instructor Notes, Politics|0 Comments

Student in Action!

“If not you, who?” – Fortress Defense Motto Yesterday, a student in Florida contacted me about a recent potentially violent event he and his daughter were involved in. Below is his account: “My daughter works at a local fast food establishment which is across the street from a shopping mall. Yesterday there was a traveling [...]

Afghanistan

"Thanks to our military and our allies and the brave fighters of Afghanistan, the Taliban regime is coming to an end." - George W. Bush I was 7 years old when the Vietnam war came to a humiliating end. The desperate image of US helicopters lifting off from the roof of the US embassy in [...]

By |2021-08-15T18:17:12+00:00August 15th, 2021|History, In the News, Instructor Notes, Politics|0 Comments

South Africa

"The free world wants to feed South Africa to the Red Crocodile [communism] to appease its hunger." - R. W. Botha Yesterday, a friend contacted me to relate a phone conversation he’d just had with a South African acquaintance – a young woman who is the daughter of a successful businessman. His report, as follows: [...]

July 4, 2021

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” - Thomas Paine The American divide - A division long past political differences, now manifested along pro-American/anti-American lines. One either desires the constitutional Republic to carry on or for it to be completely gutted and destroyed. Many [...]

By |2021-07-04T19:40:14+00:00July 4th, 2021|History, Instructor Notes, Liberty, Politics|0 Comments

Quality Control

"Quality means doing it right when no one is looking" - Henry Ford At a recent Handgun Course Fortress Staff Instructor Matt Ellison brought it to my attention that a brand-new round of ammunition had been packaged and shipped without a primer or powder. The offending round was discovered on break while magazines were being [...]

By |2021-06-13T20:22:42+00:00June 13th, 2021|Ammunition, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Pitbull Carrier

Over the past year a number of students have brought to class the Universal Pistol Magazine Carrier manufactured by Pitbull Tactical - To be honest, I never paid much attention to the product...until recently. At the urging of a female student, who is also a concealed carry license Instructor for her home state, I finally [...]