franksharpejr

About Frank Sharpe, Jr.

Frank has been a firearms instructor for over 15 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.

Shot Show 2017 – Report

The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, is the annual gathering of the firearms industry manufacturers and distributors held at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. With its estimated 15-miles of tables and displays, this is an event the firearms professional simply can not miss! This year 5 members of the Fortress Staff […]

Compliance?

‘Now the best means for rendering an assailant powerless are a good weapon and the ability to use it. The first can be obtained at any gunshop, the last can be had only by careful study and practice.’ – Page 4, The Pistol as a Weapon of Defense in the House and On the Road.  […]

By |December 23rd, 2016|Ask Fortress, Attitude, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

Progressive Phalli-cies

“Youth is wasted on the young.” – George Bernard Shaw
In August a student group calling itself “Cocks Not Glocks” wafted on to the University of Texas campus to protest legislation allowing those with a valid carry permits to be armed on University property.

They claimed to be fighting “absurdity with absurdity”, but as is so often the […]

By |December 15th, 2016|Attitude, Female Focus, In the News, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Monday Trifecta

 
“By Allah, I am willing to kill a billion infidels”  – Abdul Razak Ali Artan
 

Monday, 9:58am, a Somali refugee named Abdul Razak Ali Artan ran his car into students on the campus of Ohio State University. He immediately exited the vehicle and went to work stabbing at students with a butcher knife.

Officer Alan Horujko, of […]

By |December 1st, 2016|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Leftist Meltdown With a Side of Millennial Tantrum

So, how ‘bout that election, folks?

I’ve been clear about my trepidation towards the President elect, and I’m sure my concerns are well-founded. Time will tell. But, for years I’ve also been warning anyone who will listen that the tactics the political left use are going to eventually cause a national meltdown – historically, they always […]

By |November 13th, 2016|In the News, Instructor Notes, Politics|0 Comments

Election 2016 – The Monkey Wrench

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable…”  H. L. Mencken
 

I’ve done my best to keep politics out […]

Worst-Case Scenario – Election 2016

The only way you can have too much ammo is if your drowning or on fire. – Instructor extraordinaire, Police Chief Jeff Chudwin (Ret.)

Consider, if you will, on November 8th Hillary Clinton is elected president, Republicans lose the House and Senate, and during the next 4 years, 3 to 4 anti-gun SCOTUS Justices are appointed […]

Big Swamp Village

We’re surrounded. That simplifies our problem…” – Lt. Gen. Chesty Puller, USMC

From 221 to 206BC the Qin, pronounced “Chin”, Dynasty ruled China, and represented the first unified central government in Chinese history. As absolute monarchies do, the Qin built power and influence by wielding military might and merciless rule. The only “fairness” they could be […]

By |September 16th, 2016|Attitude, History, Instructor Notes, Liberty|0 Comments

Chicago, Gangs, and Guns – Part II

In Part 1 I ran down the basics of IL Chicago gun laws and stated that they have nothing to do with the record number of shootings the city has seen this year. Here in Part II I’ll explain why I came to that conclusion, as well as attempt to shed some light on the […]

Chicago, Gangs, and Guns Part I

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

 
Rarely a day goes by that some form of the statement “Chicago has the strictest gun laws” is repeated on social media and on gun forums. Even the NRA and GOA representatives continually parrot that […]