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.

Today, We’re All Losers

While the nation sits waiting for the outcome of the presidential contest, this might be a good time to point out the single subject we should all agree on. It’s become abundantly clear that regardless of who wins, there is no longer any faith in our election process. Once the winner is announced, half the [...]

By |2020-11-06T00:37:08+00:00November 6th, 2020|In the News, Instructor Notes, Liberty, Politics|0 Comments

48 Hours

It’s less than 48-hours before the election and I remain cautiously optimistic. My bet is that we will weather the next 30-days reasonably well. And, by that I mean with bumps and bruises, but not any permanent damage. However, as is my usual practice, I will be hedging that bet and remaining as prepared as [...]

Attack Victory!

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away." – Philip K. Dick   A student informed me yesterday of a female relative who was recently accosted in her dorm room at mid-western college. Her campus housing facility has had key card and door lock issues which were reported by the [...]

By |2020-09-17T11:25:36+00:00September 16th, 2020|Attitude, Female Focus, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Relax?

“All things can be deadly to us, even the things made to serve us; as in nature walls can kill us, and stairs can kill us, if we do not walk circumspectly.” - Blaise Pascal Yesterday in Lafayette, Indiana, at 11:15pm, a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver, Joshua Ungersma, was chosen for victimization by an armed [...]

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 [...]