daily carry

Snow shooting

I’ve received a few notes from friends and students asking for my comments regarding the recent shooting in Pennsylvania involving a dispute between neighbors over snow shoveling. One suggested I write it up for public consumption – so, here it is. On Monday, February 1st, in Plains Township, Pennsylvania, 47-year old James Spaide shot to [...]

Pretty Loaded Podcast

Frank was a recent guest on the Pretty Loaded Podcast with host Beth Warford. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPk2uE4LA1o&feature=youtu.be Visit the Pretty Loaded Safety Training website at prettyloaded.org 

48 Hours

It’s less than 48-hours before the election and I remain cautiously optimistic. My bet is that we will whether 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tick-Tock

6-months ago our nation was enjoying the best economy in its history. 3-months ago we were being played by China, the WHO, the CDC, and leftist governors and mayors into destroying that economy. Two weeks ago, every major city experienced rioting, looting, and general civil unrest. Again, leftist mayors and governors did little to stop [...]

Rob Me!

"Showing off is the fools idea of glory" - Bruce Lee We practice what is referred to as the Stealth Existence.  Those of us who carry in public should not be drawing any attention to ourselves or our guns. Daily movement should be low key with as little friction as possible, never sticking out, never [...]

By |2020-05-17T22:15:47+00:00February 16th, 2020|Ask Fortress, Attitude, daily carry, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Police Contact

Our intention as gun carriers should be to avoid conflict, living long, boring lives absent of any defensive shootings. And most of us will be successful. …most of us. Some, regardless of how well avoidance and de-escalation skills are practiced, will be left with no option other than to deploy a firearm in self-defense. Self-defense [...]

By |2020-01-12T23:47:31+00:00January 12th, 2020|daily carry, Instructor Notes, Legal, police, Training|0 Comments

Dene Adams Leggings

Product review: Dene Adams Classic Concealed Carry Tactical Leggings  Most firearm related products are designed for a specific demographic end user, large to mid-framed males who are right handed! Women's needs with firearms, and especially daily carry, are at best an industry afterthought. I've made it a personal mission to remedy the neglect, however, it's [...]

Do Something! – by Matt Ellison

After each mass shooting the politicians and activists on both sides begin to recite their talking points and promoting their agendas. And, as they fight it out to the same familiar stalemate, the public outcry remains a simple mantra: “Do Something!” I could not agree more; we must Do Something! However, relying on a group, [...]