Firearms

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 [...]

The Conspiracy Behind Government Ammunition Purchases (re-post)

  (Originally appeared Feb 13, 2014 on Monderno.com . Interesting how time has proven this to be true. Read the comments after the article on Monderno for a more detailed numbers break down.) Like anyone, I love a good conspiracy, especially when it suggests something along the lines of dark government forces working at some [...]

Support-side? Do it now!

In the above photo, a Fortress student stops by our recent open house to show the Staff Instructors his gratitude for prepping him for emergency support-side carry. He made the transition instantly after surgery, and goes about his day as armed and dangerous as he was before! “Take it from an old partisan, learn to [...]

By |2015-03-16T01:44:07+00:00March 16th, 2015|Attitude, Firearms, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

Frank Interviewed on the Burning Truth Radio Show

Frank was recently interviewed by Casey Hendrickson, host of the Burning Truth Radio Show, regarding the proposed ATF ban of M855/5.56 ammunition. Click here to listen! Or here: http://theburningtruth.us/?powerpress_pinw=33971-podcast

Rifle Lessons, Equipment Failures

“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”   - Bruce Lee We recently presented a Level I Rifle Course in the Midwest, and as is our norm, we request that students arrive with a semi-automatic (auto-loading), magazine-fed, military pattern rifle. We see many styles and calibers of rifle, [...]

Ask Fortress: Drop Safe?

  Q: Frank, could you address the idea that guns just go off? On the news they say, 'the gun accidentally went off.' I would love to post something from an expert debunking this scary thought! A: First, I hardly would refer to myself as an "expert." Dan Shea over at Small Arms Review pointed [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:35+00:00February 6th, 2015|Ask Fortress, Firearms, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

Need? We Need Not Justify

  When asked what I do for a living I reply: I teach people how to shoot people. I teach people how to shoot people because some people need to be shot – and they need to be shot NOW. I have found that in the long run sugarcoating reality rarely produces good results. Yes, [...]

Shot Show 2015 – Miscellaneous

  Monday we attended one of three range events, and the highlight was getting our hands on the new Robar PolymAR rifle. The PolymAR is and AR15-style platform with the upper and lower receivers, as well as the handguard. Constructed of a polymer (hence the name) material that produces a field weight of only 6 [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:36+00:00January 28th, 2015|Blades, Firearms, Instructor Notes, Product Review|0 Comments

Choosing a Handgun for Defense

[This report was originally published in the Fortress newsletter in late 2013] We are often asked by clients what handgun should be bought for personal protection. This can't be properly answered without investigating further into the person's lifestyle, gender, body type, hand size, budget, etc., but generally we try to point people in the direction of [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:36+00:00January 28th, 2015|Firearms, Instructor Notes, Training, Uncategorized|0 Comments