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.

Mass Casualty Response – Beyond Las Vegas

"Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age" - Colin Powell On August 3rd, 2017, two Fortress Staff Instructors and myself attended a seminar titled Preparedness for, and Response to, Urban Mass-Casualty Incidents, presented by IDF Reserve Colonel, Professor Isaac Ashkenazi, MD. [Click the link and check out his credentials.] For two hours the [...]

Training?

"The people you inspire will go farther than the people you impress" - John Farnam Over the past 30-days there have been a plethora of news stories regarding gun owners - well meaning, I'm sure - doing stupid things with firearms, as well as a large number of clean defensive uses of guns. Of course, [...]

Caliber Dogma

In no field is the admonition "back to the basics" more necessary to continued fruitful work than in wound ballistics - Dr. Martin Fackler, Effects of Small Arms The gun world is full of experts and one need look no further for conformation than any on-line debate regarding handgun calibers. Handgun ballistic studies have been [...]

Collateral Damage?

“Enlightenment is ego's ultimate disappointment.” - Chogyam Trungpa An important part of our job instructing others in use of lethal force is to present worst case scenario and bring to light the realities of the responsibilities we're taking on, as well as the potential costs of the aftermath when we're involved in a defensive shooting. [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:01+00:00July 14th, 2017|Attitude, daily carry, Legal, Training|0 Comments

Independence Day Rifle Course Sale

America - A Nation of Riflemen (and WOMEN)! Join us August 5-6 in Rochester, IN, to learn the skills necessary to defend liberty! Class details. 20-hours with night shoot! $340 ($35 off tuition!) Click here for sign up. Or, the "Buy Now" button below. SALE ENDS AT 8pm CST Sunday, JULY 9th! And please take [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:02+00:00July 4th, 2017|Liberty, Rifles, Training|0 Comments

De-cockers

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” - Confucius There are a number of operating systems common to modern pistols, and we still see most on the range regularly. However, 85% of the guns students show up with fall into the polymer, striker fired category. The last 15% are comprised of [...]

Spare Some Change?

Though the bribe be small, yet the fault is great. - Edward Coke   This week Manchester, New Hampshire, police issued a statement to the public requesting they not give money to panhandlers as doing so may contribute to death by overdose to the very person they think they're helping. In the past year Manchester [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:03+00:00June 10th, 2017|In the News, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

London – Rinse, and Repeat

Qu'ran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"   Sunday, May 21st, at 10:45pm UK time, a lone Jihadist suicide bomber detonated a device outside Manchester Arena, murdering 22 people and injuring another 50+. The majority of [...]