Firearms

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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