Attitude

Student IBD Usage

Precaution is better than cure. ~Edward Coke A student contacted us today regarding an IBD (Israeli Battle Dressing) usage during a recent vacation. Apparently he and his wife were enjoying a short trip out-of-town and decided to take a walk to do some sightseeing.His wife, wearing sandals, ended up with a laceration on the sole [...]

The Huns Are Coming

"Shoot back!" - Milo Yiannopoulos A week ago today 49 of my fellow citizens were murdered by an Islamic terrorist on American soil. An agent of a foreign enemy, in an act of war, attacked civilians and slaughtered them inside our borders. That is the reality no one seems to be able to admit. "...[I'm [...]

April 19, 1775

"I am a friend to righteous government, to a government founded upon the principles of reason and justice; but I glory in publicly avowing my eternal enmity to tyranny. Is the present system, which the British administration have adopted for the government of the colonies, a righteous government - or is it tyranny?" - John [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:18+00:00April 23rd, 2016|Attitude, History, Instructor Notes, Liberty, Rifles|1 Comment

Catherine Genovese

“That was the thing to remember about all monsters, They love to frighten people, but the minute you stare them down, they turn tail and run.” - Jeannette Walls On March 13, 1964, 28 year-old Catherine "Kitty" Genovese was attacked and murdered in her Kew Gardens, NY, neighborhood by Winston Moseley. Moseley was arrested 6-days [...]

Observations From The Road – by Nick Girka

[Today's blog entry is by guest writer Nick Girka. Nick is a serious student of the gun, and a dear friend of Fortress. - Frank] Like millions of American families we loaded up the family truckster for spring break and headed down the highways of America – destination: Virginia.  I have been combing the roadways [...]

Requesting Medical Attention After a Defensive Shooting

"Self-preservation is the first law of nature" - Samuel Butler For decades there has been controversy in the defense community with regard to the notion of asking for medical aid when one is involved in a shooting. In the category of 'Defensive gun use wives tails' there has been everything from "fake a heart attack" [...]

Protecting Others; Re-Orienting the Mindset – By Rick Colliver

[Editors note: If you're interested in training with Rick, we're offering his Room Entry and Protecting Others courses March 19/20, in Crete IL. Check our training calendar for details!] First and foremost, my attorney always cautions me to caution you that you should never take something you saw in an article…especially my articles…to constitute advice [...]

Sunday?

“One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.“ - A. W. Tozer Recently we were contacted by a potential student who voiced disappointment that our Level I Handgun Course was only [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:22+00:00January 30th, 2016|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

Obama Press Conference On “Gun Control”

Yesterday the President held a press conference where he announce his plans for executive orders on "gun control." There wasn't a single proposal he put forth that would have stopped any of the mass murders he named, but was insistent that he was "doing something", and repeated the ever popular mantra of "if it saves [...]