Fortress Defense Blog

Attack Victory!

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away." – Philip K. Dick   A student informed me yesterday of a female relative who was recently accosted in her dorm room at mid-western college. Her campus housing facility has had key card and door lock issues which were reported by the [...]

By |2020-09-17T11:25:36+00:00September 16th, 2020|Attitude, Female Focus, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Relax?

“All things can be deadly to us, even the things made to serve us; as in nature walls can kill us, and stairs can kill us, if we do not walk circumspectly.” - Blaise Pascal Yesterday in Lafayette, Indiana, at 11:15pm, a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver, Joshua Ungersma, was chosen for victimization by an armed [...]

Hot War?

“Who wishes to fight must first count the cost.” - Sun Tzu As the nation grinds through it’s 3rd month of violent protests and civil unrest, many are left wondering when it will turn hot, meaning when will it go from fists, rocks, and arson, to guns. Partially, I think it hasn’t because “we” (the [...]

By |2020-08-24T11:42:17+00:00August 24th, 2020|Attitude, History, In the News, Liberty, police, Politics, Rifles|0 Comments

Time, Part II

"When you're getting your ass handed to you in a parking lot, that's not the time to start acquiring new skills." - Clint Smith At our recent sold out Introduction to Defensive Handgun Class we had two sisters in attendance that were both mothers of SIX. Upon learning that, it immediately struck me how motivated [...]

By |2020-08-20T02:18:42+00:00August 17th, 2020|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Liberty, police, Politics, Training|0 Comments

Rifle Lessons 7/20

“When a machine has moving parts, the parts need room to move!” – Mikhail Kalashnikov It's our habit at each rifle class is to announce to our students that it our most sincere hope that every firearm, magazine, and accessory they brought with them, BREAKS! If it’s going to fail, we want it to happen [...]

By |2020-07-19T00:17:55+00:00July 18th, 2020|Firearms, Instructor Notes, Optics, Rifles, Training|0 Comments

July 4th, 2020

"I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom I see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is worth all the means. This is our day of [...]

Car safe

Master Instructor Gregg Ellifritz has been on a 'Your car is not a holster!' campaign for years, and I fully support the effort. I'm, of course, a proponent of daily carry, as well as having life saving supplies and a long gun within one's vehicle. However, securing firearms that are not directly under our control [...]

Insanity

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always [...]

Civil War?

Note from a friend and student: “I just read your recent blog…How close do you think we are to a civil war?” We’re already in a civil war. The real question is: When will it go hot and how far will it spread? My answer is: I don’t know. My instincts are telling me to [...]