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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.

December 7th, 1941 – Pearl Harbor

"AIR RAID ON PEARL HARBOR X THIS IS NOT A DRILL" - Communique sent to Washington and the Pacific Fleet minutes after the attack began In September of 1940, the Japanese signed the Tripartite Pact, allying themselves with Germany and Italy. For the duration of WWII the three nations were known as the ‘Axis’ powers, [...]

By |2019-12-08T00:52:37+00:00December 7th, 2019|History, In the News, Instructor Notes, Liberty|0 Comments

Gun Stupid 11.20.2019

This week has seen a rash of negligent firearm discharges and general stupidity with guns. Starting in Elkhart, IN, a 15-year-old was accidentally shot by a friend. Police are still investigating, but the victim is dead and the family now gets to bury them. In Chicago, a 16-year veteran of the PD negligently shot himself [...]

By |2019-11-21T01:29:35+00:00November 21st, 2019|Attitude, In the News, Legal|0 Comments

Replacing Carry Ammunition

“Preparation doesn't assure victory, it assures confidence.” - Amit Kalantri   It's incumbent upon we who carry defensive firearms to inspect our equipment regularly. Firearms, holsters, and magazines should be routinely checked for potential problems, and most of us do that. However, one component missing on many check lists is the inspection and replacement of [...]

By |2019-10-23T15:40:15+00:00October 21st, 2019|Ammunition, Instructor Notes, Product Review|0 Comments

Seven Deadly Sins

“The punishment for acting helpless is to find yourself at the mercy of others.” - Marty Ruben   A student contacted me recently to relay a learning event her aunt experienced. The aunt is described as middle aged and attractive; an independent business woman who has worked hard and done well for herself.  She dresses [...]

By |2019-09-25T16:18:25+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Attitude, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Dene Adams Leggings

Product review: Dene Adams Classic Concealed Carry Tactical Leggings  Most firearm related products are designed for a specific demographic end user, large to mid-framed males who are right handed! Women's needs with firearms, and especially daily carry, are at best an industry afterthought. I've made it a personal mission to remedy the neglect, however, it's [...]

Do Something! – by Matt Ellison

After each mass shooting the politicians and activists on both sides begin to recite their talking points and promoting their agendas. And, as they fight it out to the same familiar stalemate, the public outcry remains a simple mantra: “Do Something!” I could not agree more; we must Do Something! However, relying on a group, [...]

Today’s Answer

“If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte On August 3rd a single murderer walked into the El Paso Walmart Superstore and opened fire with an AK47-style rifle. At this time, the casualty count is 22 dead, 24 injured. 13 hours later, a single murderer opened fire outside of the [...]

Police Brutality?

“Is this the hill you want to die on?" - Anon   On July 16th in Cashion, Oklahoma, 65-year-old Debra Hamil was tased and arrested by Officer Charles Massine during a traffic stop which originated due to a broken tail light on Hamil’s vehicle. Hamil has been charged on two counts: 1- Battery/Assault and Battery [...]

Trijicon MRO – Matt Ellison

"The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision." - Helen Keller The MRO (Miniature Rifle Optic) is a red dot-style sight introduced by Trijicon in 2015. It's their answer to the Aimpoint style of micro red dot optics. The first thing you notice is its large objective lens, and that [...]

Factory Ammunition

"Maybe it’ll just be confiscation." - IL State Rep Julie Morrison, June 11, 2019, in regard to banning auto loading firearms. Our recommendation to new students is to attend class with American-made factory ammunition. Cheap foreign manufactured, and especially reloaded ("handloaded"), ammunition generally proves less than reliable. At best, ammunition which fails to feed, fire, [...]