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.

A Tale of Two Restaurants

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter when they themselves have poisoned the fountain. - John Locke Last Sunday an assailant armed with a hammer entered the Seafood Buffet restaurant in Brooklyn, NY, and began attacking the staff. The owner Petaling Jaya and employee Ng Tan Kheong were both murdered, a third employee is in [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:10:50+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Attitude, History, In the News, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Zebra Stripes

“She spent an astonishing amount of time in attending lectures and demonstrations, distributing literature for the Junior Anti-Sex League, preparing banners for Hate Week, making collections for the savings campaign, and such-like activities. It paid, she said; it was camouflage. If you kept the small rules you could break the big ones.” ― George Orwell, [...]

By |2019-01-20T17:44:38+00:00January 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

No Justice

The true nature of evil is that it is so very casual - James St. James On September 27th, 2015, I posted an opinion piece titled ‘No Second Chances’, offering my commentary on a then recent attack of a Lansing, IL, woman by a scripture-like example of pure evil incarnate. This week, a little over [...]

Found Guns?

"The real story is always in the comments section." - Former Navy SEAL Matt Bracken It was reported in St. Louis this week that a woman discovered a loaded handgun under the seat of her Hertz rental car. The lessons regarding proper holsters, unattended weapons, and personal responsibility are obvious - I want to look [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:10:50+00:00December 20th, 2018|daily carry, In the News, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

December 7, 1941

"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." - President Franklin D. Roosevelt, opening of speech to Congress requesting a declaration of war against Japan, December 8, 1941 Flag flown over [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:10:51+00:00December 8th, 2018|Attitude, History, Instructor Notes, Liberty|0 Comments

Revolvers?

I am very positive about expressing the opinion that the best known method of learning and mastering any branch of the revolver shooting game is by actually shooting - Ed McGivern, Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting   Hammerless "pocket" revolver Since the 1800’s revolvers have been commonplace in the holsters of American law [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:10:51+00:00November 26th, 2018|Ask Fortress, Firearms, History, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

IBD Usage – by Fortress Instructor Veronica “V” Newberg

"When you least expect it, you're elected" - John Farnam   Last week, Fortress Staff Instructor Veronica "V" Newberg found herself called upon to treat a family member's bleeding leg. Her report: When I woke up Saturday morning I had no idea that I would be wearing a “First Responder” hat before day's end! It [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:10:51+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rapid Mass Murderer – Texas

"It’s said that security is like oxygen; when you have enough of it, you pay no attention to it. But when you don’t have enough, you can think of nothing else." - SECDEF, James Mattis, paraphrasing Professor Joseph Nye   Today in Texas, a 17-year-old male student at Santa Fe High School opened fire on [...]

Short Sleeve or Long Sleeve?

"Rape and murder were common, children forced to become soldiers and turned against their own families, and a usual punishment for opposition the amputation of your hands or arms. "Short sleeve, or long sleeve?" asked the militia men as they raised their machetes. When I went to Sierra Leone as a reporter in 2000, the [...]

Never Underestimate the Power and Determination of a Woman!

[Today we have the pleasure of a post from Fortress Instructor Tricia Ellison. Tricia regularly instructs women in the art of daily carry, and is known to not suffer fools. - Frank] Recently, CNN decided to have their Senior Law Enforcement analyst Tom Fuentes, some might call him an “expert,” comment on how he thought [...]