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Ego or Student?

As a person who uses and benefits from the internet, I curse it daily. The web was a new thing when I started teaching; then it wasn't something most had access to, or used for commerce and communication. Students still called to get signed up - checks were written and sent in by mail - [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:10:53+00:00December 4th, 2017|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

Texas, Guns, & Faith – By Hoyt Ellspermann

Today we have a guest author -  friend, student, and aspiring Instructor, Hoyt Ellspermann! I'm a fan of information, as well as discussion about all things. So, here is an interesting take on the Texas church murders Hoyt penned this past week. Enjoy! -Frank Lots of opinions shared in tweets and glib remarks about guns [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:10:54+00:00November 12th, 2017|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Politics|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:06+00:00May 13th, 2017|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Liberty, Politics|3 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, could [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:06+00:00April 29th, 2017|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Legal|0 Comments