Firearms

Worst-Case Scenario – Election 2016

The only way you can have too much ammo is if your drowning or on fire. - Instructor extraordinaire, Police Chief Jeff Chudwin (Ret.) Consider, if you will, on November 8th Hillary Clinton is elected president, Republicans lose the House and Senate, and during the next 4 years, 3 to 4 anti-gun SCOTUS Justices are [...]

Stock up!

"Change is the only constant in life." - Heraclitus During a conversation today with a rep from a MAJOR US gun manufacturer we were informed that they are planning to increase manufacturing output 300% over the next 6-weeks. Sounds like they're expecting a mad rush! The days are ticking down towards the November election, and [...]

The Glock 43 9mm (finally!) – Product Review

In 1980 Glock Ges.m.b.H was formed in response to an official invitation form the Austrian military to submit a new pistol design for trials. The corporation was a subsidiary of Glock, KG, a manufacturing company founded in 1963 by the brilliant engineer, Gaston Glock, whose specialty was innovation in polymers. Having no experience with firearms, [...]

Cannon Fodder

“Would you feel safer with a sign on your house saying ‘this house is a gun-free zone’? But if you wouldn’t put these signs on your home, why put them elsewhere?” – John Lott   Today in Chattanooga, TN, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on a Naval Operation Support Center and a Marine/Army Recruiting Center, [...]

A Tale of Two Students – Training as Efficient as the DMV

"Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character." –Alan Armstrong Students come to us from all walks of life, the common thread among them being their understanding of [...]

Wood and Water and Rifles

The advent of WWII brought with it major advancements in small arms design, and set the foundation that would become common requirements of the modern battle rifle. Auto-loading and magazine fed quickly replaced the bolt-actions of the day, and by the 1960’s wood stocks had been replaced with polymers in the majority of modern military [...]

Rifles For The Children

Fortress just finished up a private Level I Rifle Course in the western part of the US. Weather was intense with cold and sideways sheets of rain, but our students came to work and much was accomplished! Per our policy, we run a hot range. Everyone present, both students and Instructors, are required to continuously [...]

The Camera As A Witness?

[Part 3 of the post-Ferguson series] “We each only get a piece of the elephant” – Massad Ayoob Ask anyone who works in the judicial system and they’ll tell you that witness testimony is completely unreliable. People rarely see what they think they see and are prone to filling in the gaps where memory fails [...]