Fortress Defense Blog

Memorial Day 2019

  Our goal has always been to teach good people the skills they need to have victory in the fight of their lives. Of course, we didn't invent any of our curriculum. No...the lessons we pass on were all taught to us through the blood of those who suffered and died before us. Private citizens, [...]

By |2019-05-27T17:33:30+00:00May 27th, 2019|Attitude, History, Instructor Notes, Liberty|0 Comments

Excuses? – By Tricia Ellison

“You can’t control the outcome, but you are 100% in control of the effort. If you don't like the outcome, change your effort" - Larry Elder A few months ago my husband and I decided to start having a date night once a week. 😊 We wrote a list of all the fun things we'd [...]

Gun Show Treachery

"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly" - Thomas Paine   In the states where legal, private sales of firearms are common place at gun shows. However, we all take our chances, as attempting any comprehensive inspections on potential purchases is all but impossible. Individual sellers are not interested in letting strangers take [...]

Hoffner Hand Hawk

Master knife maker Brian Hoffner was present at the annual NRA show this past weekend and I secured a copy of his long awaited Hoffner Hand Hawk. Since he first announced the concept 2 years ago he has been refining the design, unwilling to go into production until the final product met his high standards [...]

Equipment Recommendations

We are often asked for our recommendations on carry gear and accessories - below is a current list of what we consider serviceable for serious purposes, as of 4/19/19 We make nothing from any of these brands, nor do we “endorse” products. Our opinions can, and do change, on a regular basis, and what we [...]

Gun Oil?

We're often asked what oil should be used to lubricate guns. Our response: "Oil." I use whatever is around. But, I clean my firearms after every range session. Long term storage, salt water air, prolonged missions, etc., aren't major concerns in my life. For lubrication and rust prevention, if one must have "the best", Hornady [...]

Gun Stupid

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." - George Bernard Shaw The past few weeks have been rife with stories of American gun owners behaving poorly with their firearms. More than I have time to list, but here's the highlights: We begin with two Rhodes Scholars who decided to test out the [...]

New Zealand Active Murderer – Part 1, Video Breakdown

Friday, March 15th, in Christchurch, New Zealand, a 28-year-old Australian man opened fire in the small neighborhood Al Noor mosque during afternoon prayers, murdering 43. He then drove to a second location, the Linwood Islamic Centre, where he murdered 7 more. There were an additional 50 wounded. The murderer live streamed 17 minutes of his [...]

By |2019-03-17T23:12:43+00:00March 17th, 2019|In the News, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Gender-less Law?

"The transgenders winning the track meet in Connecticut last week are not “brave.” That was a mugging. Two boys figuratively beating up a group of girls and stealing from them. The East Germans used to pull the same stunt at the Olympics.” – Anonymous comment regarding THIS news story   Recently I was made aware [...]

By |2019-02-28T14:36:16+00:00February 28th, 2019|Female Focus, In the News, Instructor Notes, Legal|0 Comments

Benchmade

Recently, Benchmade knife company made the mistake of posting picture to their Facebook page depicting their assistance to the Oregon City, PD, in the destruction of firearms. I was contemplating a blog post about it, but then I read the words of Instructor, Matt DeVito. He summed it up quite well, and anything I would [...]