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XD Magazine Issue

The Springfield XD is a high quality, reliable pistol. However, it does have a weak spot.

Since Springfield XD’s started showing up in our classes, it’s been a constant battle keeping the magazines running. We’ve blamed it on the sandy conditions of Sand Burr, the main range we use in Indiana, but last week we were […]

By |June 2nd, 2017|Firearms, Instructor Notes, Product Review|0 Comments

Lehigh Xtreme Defense

Innovation in  defensive ammunition has made great strides over the last 20-years, however, it has mostly consisted of improvement on existing designs through application of refined metallurgy and more precise manufacturing techniques – in other words, effort is geared towards making a better hollow point.

There have been a few attempts in new bullet designs, but […]

By |May 28th, 2017|Ammunition, Instructor Notes, Product Review|0 Comments

Stealth Travel

“Privacy – like eating and breathing – is one of life’s basic requirements.” – Katherine Neville
Our advice to students is to live what’s called the ‘Stealth Existence.’ This is a multilayered activity that runs from practicing a low profile in public to keeping one’s ownership of guns to themselves. It’s no one’s business what or […]

By |May 13th, 2017|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Liberty, Politics|2 Comments

Violence?

“Despotism despises nothing so much as righteousness in its victims”  – Gregory David Roberts
Statements by well meaning gun owners are often made in the form of “I wouldn’t hesitate to use violence”, or, “violence can solve problems”. When I hear them, I cringe.  In class I ask students: “Who here, if called upon, […]

By |April 29th, 2017|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Legal|0 Comments

London

‘A guy came past my right shoulder with a big knife and just started plunging it into the policeman. I have never seen anything like that. I just can’t believe what I just saw.’ – Eyewitness to London attack, Rick Longley
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, a lone Islamic jihadist drove a car into the pedestrian lane […]

By |March 25th, 2017|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Politics|0 Comments

Shot Show 2017 – Report

The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, is the annual gathering of the firearms industry manufacturers and distributors held at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. With its estimated 15-miles of tables and displays, this is an event the firearms professional simply can not miss! This year 5 members of the Fortress Staff […]

Compliance?

‘Now the best means for rendering an assailant powerless are a good weapon and the ability to use it. The first can be obtained at any gunshop, the last can be had only by careful study and practice.’ – Page 4, The Pistol as a Weapon of Defense in the House and On the Road.  […]

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

Progressive Phalli-cies

“Youth is wasted on the young.” – George Bernard Shaw
In August a student group calling itself “Cocks Not Glocks” wafted on to the University of Texas campus to protest legislation allowing those with a valid carry permits to be armed on University property.

They claimed to be fighting “absurdity with absurdity”, but as is so often the […]

By |December 15th, 2016|Attitude, Female Focus, In the News, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Monday Trifecta

 
“By Allah, I am willing to kill a billion infidels”  – Abdul Razak Ali Artan
 

Monday, 9:58am, a Somali refugee named Abdul Razak Ali Artan ran his car into students on the campus of Ohio State University. He immediately exited the vehicle and went to work stabbing at students with a butcher knife.

Officer Alan Horujko, of […]

By |December 1st, 2016|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Leftist Meltdown With a Side of Millennial Tantrum

So, how ‘bout that election, folks?

I’ve been clear about my trepidation towards the President elect, and I’m sure my concerns are well-founded. Time will tell. But, for years I’ve also been warning anyone who will listen that the tactics the political left use are going to eventually cause a national meltdown – historically, they always […]

By |November 13th, 2016|In the News, Instructor Notes, Politics|0 Comments