Instructor Notes

No Justice

The true nature of evil is that it is so very casual – James St. James
On September 27th, 2015, I posted an opinion piece titled ‘No Second Chances’, offering my commentary on a then recent attack of a Lansing, IL, woman by a scripture-like example of pure evil incarnate.

This week, a little over 3 years […]

By |January 13th, 2019|Ask Fortress, Female Focus, In the News, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Found Guns?

“The real story is always in the comments section.” – Former Navy SEAL Matt Bracken
It was reported in St. Louis this week that a woman discovered a loaded handgun under the seat of her Hertz rental car.

The lessons regarding proper holsters, unattended weapons, and personal responsibility are obvious – I want to look at different […]

By |December 20th, 2018|daily carry, In the News, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

December 7, 1941

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt, opening of speech to Congress requesting a declaration of war against Japan, December 8, 1941

 

 

The attack on Pearl Harbor, […]

By |December 8th, 2018|Attitude, History, Instructor Notes, Liberty|0 Comments

Revolvers?

I am very positive about expressing the opinion that the best known method of learning and mastering any branch of the revolver shooting game is by actually shooting – Ed McGivern, Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting

 

Since the 1800’s revolvers have been commonplace in the holsters of American law enforcement and citizens, alike. Their popularity held […]

By |November 26th, 2018|Ask Fortress, Firearms, History, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Rapid Mass Murderer – Texas

“It’s said that security is like oxygen; when you have enough of it, you pay no attention to it. But when you don’t have enough, you can think of nothing else.” – SECDEF, James Mattis, paraphrasing Professor Joseph Nye

 
Today in Texas, a 17-year-old male student at Santa Fe High School opened fire on his classmates […]

By |May 18th, 2018|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Politics|0 Comments

Short Sleeve or Long Sleeve?

“Rape and murder were common, children forced to become soldiers and turned against their own families, and a usual punishment for opposition the amputation of your hands or arms. “Short sleeve, or long sleeve?” asked the militia men as they raised their machetes. When I went to Sierra Leone as a reporter in 2000, the […]

Never Underestimate the Power and Determination of a Woman!

Recently, CNN decided to have their Senior Law Enforcement analyst Tom Fuentes, some might call him an “expert,” comment on how he thought there […]

The Answer

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion.” – Dale Carnegie

 
Tomorrow is a school day. Parents across the nation will once again send their children into the care of others, all the while suppressing the stress and fears that their child may fall victim to […]

By |February 18th, 2018|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Mass Murder Averted

“When you least expect it, you’re elected!” – John Farnam
Two weeks ago, a Fortress student in a Southeastern state prevented a slaughter at his place of employment. Our student, who we’ll call “Mike”, manages close to 100 office employees, the building they’re in being equipped with ID pass access and a security guard (unarmed) stationed […]

By |February 11th, 2018|Attitude, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Winter Preparations

Every mile is two in winter – George Herbert
It’s late fall in the midwest and cold and snow have already set in. After weeks of mild weather, it’s now in the 20’s – winter is here!

It’s past time to go down your winter checklist – do so today!

VEHICLE PREPERATION

1. We do not park our car […]

By |December 16th, 2017|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Liberty, Training|0 Comments