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.

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 […]

Stock up!

“Change is the only constant in life.” – Heraclitus

During a conversation today with a rep from a MAJOR US gun manufacturer we were informed that they are planning to increase manufacturing output 300% over the next 6-weeks. Sounds like they’re expecting a mad rush! The days are ticking down towards the November election, and the […]

Baton Rouge Comments

Today our nation lost another 3 peace officers at the hands of an assassin. 3 Baton Rouge officers are dead, and another 3 are wounded, one of them in critical condition.

Details are sketchy, but with the recent officer involved shooting in Baton Rouge, my money is on the murderer being motivated by the lies and […]

By |July 17th, 2016|Attitude, In the News, Politics|0 Comments

Student IBD Usage

Precaution is better than cure. ~Edward Coke

A student contacted us today regarding an IBD (Israeli Battle Dressing) usage during a recent vacation. Apparently he and his wife were enjoying a short trip out-of-town and decided to take a walk to do some sightseeing.His wife, wearing sandals, ended up with a laceration on the sole of […]

By |July 7th, 2016|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Medical, Product Review|0 Comments

The Huns Are Coming

“Shoot back!” – Milo Yiannopoulos

A week ago today 49 of my fellow citizens were murdered by an Islamic terrorist on American soil. An agent of a foreign enemy, in an act of war, attacked civilians and slaughtered them inside our borders.
That is the reality no one seems to be able to admit.
“… […]

Orlando

“Death is the sentence.  We know there’s nothing to be embarrassed about this, death is the sentence. …We have to have that compassion for people, with homosexuals, it’s the same, out of compassion, let’s get rid of them now.” – Dr. Sheikh Sekaleshfar, comments regarding homosexuals in 2013

 

As I sit in my office digesting the […]

April 19, 1775

“I am a friend to righteous government, to a government founded upon the principles of reason and justice; but I glory in publicly avowing my eternal enmity to tyranny. Is the present system, which the British administration have adopted for the government of the colonies, a righteous government – or is it tyranny?” – John […]

By |April 23rd, 2016|Attitude, History, Instructor Notes, Liberty, Rifles|0 Comments

Catherine Genovese

“That was the thing to remember about all monsters, They love to frighten
people, but the minute you stare them down, they turn tail and run.”
– Jeannette Walls

On March 13, 1964, 28 year-old Catherine “Kitty” Genovese was attacked and murdered in her Kew Gardens, NY, neighborhood by Winston Moseley. Moseley was arrested 6-days later for […]

Observations From The Road – by Nick Girka

Like millions of American families we loaded up the family truckster for spring break and headed down the highways of America – destination: Virginia.  I have been combing the roadways of […]

By |April 6th, 2016|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Liberty, police, Politics|0 Comments

Requesting Medical Attention After a Defensive Shooting

“Self-preservation is the first law of nature” – Samuel Butler

For decades there has been controversy in the defense community with regard to the notion of asking for medical aid when one is involved in a shooting. In the category of ‘Defensive gun use wives tails’ there has been everything from “fake a heart attack” to […]

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