Fortress Defense Blog

Today, We’re All Losers

While the nation sits waiting for the outcome of the presidential contest, this might be a good time to point out the single subject we should all agree on. It’s become abundantly clear that regardless of who wins, there is no longer any faith in our election process. Once the winner is announced, half the [...]

By |2020-11-06T00:37:08+00:00November 6th, 2020|In the News, Instructor Notes, Liberty, Politics|0 Comments

48 Hours

It’s less than 48-hours before the election and I remain cautiously optimistic. My bet is that we will weather the next 30-days reasonably well. And, by that I mean with bumps and bruises, but not any permanent damage. However, as is my usual practice, I will be hedging that bet and remaining as prepared as [...]

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 [...]