Firearms

The Camera As A Witness?

“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 […]

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 level to […]

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 shoot […]

By |March 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.

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Or here:

http://theburningtruth.us/?powerpress_pinw=33971-podcast

Rifle Lessons, Equipment Failures

Our experience was less than gratifying as one immediately quit working during the first 15-minutes of zeroing. It was replaced with a spare and no other problems were witnessed, but if we average it out, 25% of the ones we’ve now seen have broken. Obviously it’s hardly a scientific study of the optic, but for […]

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 out decades […]

By |February 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, it […]

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 lbs! […]

By |January 28th, 2015|Blades, Firearms, Instructor Notes, Product Review|0 Comments

Choosing a Handgun for Defense

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 an […]

By |January 28th, 2015|Firearms, Instructor Notes, Training, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shots Fired! -By Tommy Teach, Staff Instructor

At 0430hrs this morning, my fiancé and I were awoken by a volley of gunfire about 50 feet outside our bedroom. From the window, while keeping concealed, I witnessed a volley of shots being exchanged between our suspect new neighbors and a couple of unknown individuals. The neighbors moved this fall into our area–what has been a good neighborhood for years–and have now brought the criminal element to our front doors. […]

By |January 16th, 2015|Firearms, In the News, Instructor Notes|0 Comments