Instructor Notes

Supply Chain Break

“If soldiers are not to cross international boundaries, goods must do so. Unless the Shackles can be dropped from trade, bombs will be dropped from the sky.”  - Otto T. Mallery Today, in multiple news feeds I follow, I’ve seen 50+ stories and videos pop up regarding the shortages of goods and the shipping disruptions [...]

By |2021-10-12T21:22:58+00:00October 12th, 2021|In the News, Instructor Notes, Politics|0 Comments

Student in Action!

“If not you, who?” – Fortress Defense Motto Yesterday, a student in Florida contacted me about a recent potentially violent event he and his daughter were involved in. Below is his account: “My daughter works at a local fast food establishment which is across the street from a shopping mall. Yesterday there was a traveling [...]

Afghanistan

"Thanks to our military and our allies and the brave fighters of Afghanistan, the Taliban regime is coming to an end." - George W. Bush I was 7 years old when the Vietnam war came to a humiliating end. The desperate image of US helicopters lifting off from the roof of the US embassy in [...]

By |2021-08-15T18:17:12+00:00August 15th, 2021|History, In the News, Instructor Notes, Politics|0 Comments

South Africa

"The free world wants to feed South Africa to the Red Crocodile [communism] to appease its hunger." - R. W. Botha Yesterday, a friend contacted me to relate a phone conversation he’d just had with a South African acquaintance – a young woman who is the daughter of a successful businessman. His report, as follows: [...]

July 4, 2021

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” - Thomas Paine The American divide - A division long past political differences, now manifested along pro-American/anti-American lines. One either desires the constitutional Republic to carry on or for it to be completely gutted and destroyed. Many [...]

By |2021-07-04T19:40:14+00:00July 4th, 2021|History, Instructor Notes, Liberty, Politics|0 Comments

Quality Control

"Quality means doing it right when no one is looking" - Henry Ford At a recent Handgun Course Fortress Staff Instructor Matt Ellison brought it to my attention that a brand-new round of ammunition had been packaged and shipped without a primer or powder. The offending round was discovered on break while magazines were being [...]

By |2021-06-13T20:22:42+00:00June 13th, 2021|Ammunition, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Pitbull Carrier

Over the past year a number of students have brought to class the Universal Pistol Magazine Carrier manufactured by Pitbull Tactical - To be honest, I never paid much attention to the product...until recently. At the urging of a female student, who is also a concealed carry license Instructor for her home state, I finally [...]

Riot Season

“Indeed, if the riots of 2020 prove anything, it’s that a sizable portion of Democratic politicians, intellectuals, academics, and journalists find riots and looting justifiable if committed in the name of “racial justice.” - Andy Ngo, Unmasked: ANTIFA's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy   Spring has arrived, and along with it, the smell of hygienically [...]

MarColMar CETME L

I recently had opportunity to get my hands on the American made CETME L rifle manufactured by MarColMar Firearms of Richmond, Indiana. Founded in 1949 by former Mauser employees, CETME is an arms manufacturer based in Spain. "CETME" stands for Centro de Estudios Tecnicos de Materiales Especiales, which, translated to English, is: Center for Technical [...]

Snow shooting

I’ve received a few notes from friends and students asking for my comments regarding the recent shooting in Pennsylvania involving a dispute between neighbors over snow shoveling. One suggested I write it up for public consumption – so, here it is. On Monday, February 1st, in Plains Township, Pennsylvania, 47-year old James Spaide shot to [...]