Instructor Notes

Sunday?

“One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.“ – A. W. Tozer
Recently we were contacted by a potential student who voiced disappointment that our Level I Handgun Course was only offered […]

By |January 30th, 2016|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

Obama Press Conference On “Gun Control”

Yesterday the President held a press conference where he announce his plans for executive orders on “gun control.” There wasn’t a single proposal he put forth that would have stopped any of the mass murders he named, but was insistent that he was “doing something”, and repeated the ever popular mantra of “if it saves […]

The Enemy Among Us

Fortress Staff Instructor Tommy Teach gives us his take on what our nation faces

Terrorism: noun ter·ror·ism \ˈter-ər-ˌi-zəm\
: the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal

Assimilate: verb as·sim·i·late \ə-ˈsi-mə-ˌlāt\
: to learn (something) so that it is fully understood and can be […]

By |December 9th, 2015|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Liberty, Politics|0 Comments

San Bernardino

“Citizens with firearms training are a multiplying force for the police in their fight against terrorism and therefore I will take measures to ease the restrictions at this time.” – Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan

This week’s terror attack in San Bernardino has once again resulted in Obama and his minions calling for the disarmament […]

French Attack: Medical Lessons

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay

Recent terrorist attacks in France resulted in 129 dead and 352 wounded. As of today it’s being reported that 45 of the victims are still in intensive care.

Emergency management personnel across the US are routinely brainstorming scenarios in an attempt to prep […]

By |November 20th, 2015|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Medical|0 Comments

Paris Gun Battle Lessons

“It is not a question of containing but of destroying this organization. Without a respite, without a truce.” – French President Francois Hollande

The French State Prosecutor just confirmed that over 5000 rounds were fired between the police and the terrorists during this mornings SEVEN HOUR gun battle in France.

5000-rounds.

To our LE friends, let that sink […]

By |November 18th, 2015|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Liberty, police|0 Comments

When You Least Expect It, You’re Elected!

“Sometimes it takes a natural disaster to reveal a social disaster” – Jim Wallis

 

Last night a young man put his car into the ditch in front of me striking a phone pole head on. His airbag saved him.

Being that we were in a rural area, it took 10 minutes for EMS to arrive, leaving ME […]

By |November 17th, 2015|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Medical, police, Training|0 Comments

France

History is a vast early warning system. – Norman Cousins

 

Once again the world is faced with a coordinated act of terrorism resulting in triple digit deaths.

For those of us paying attention the lessons are the same obvious points we’ve been pontificating about for years.

1 – There is a war on. And whether one wants to […]

By |November 14th, 2015|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Politics|0 Comments

The Camera As A Witness – Part III

“Whether the knife falls on the melon or the melon on the knife, the melon suffers” – African Proverb

 

On July 6, 2015, Haverhill, New Hampshire police officers Ryan Jarvis and Greg Collins responded to a traffic accident on Route 302 near Bath. Dispatch informed them that the scene could not be secured as there was […]

By |November 5th, 2015|Ask Fortress, In the News, Instructor Notes, police, Training|0 Comments

Stealth Existence?

“Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” – Theodore Roosevelt

 
Friend and colleague John Boch was recently involved in a minor interaction with an unstable stranger in a gas station parking lot, which was sparked off by the presence of a pro-gun bumper sticker on John’s car.

When it comes to gun ownership, John and I live […]

By |October 24th, 2015|Attitude, Firearms, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments