In the News

Never Underestimate the Power and Determination of a Woman!

[Today we have the pleasure of a post from Fortress Instructor Tricia Ellison. Tricia regularly instructs women in the art of daily carry, and is known to not suffer fools. - Frank] Recently, CNN decided to have their Senior Law Enforcement analyst Tom Fuentes, some might call him an “expert,” comment on how he thought [...]

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 [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:10:52+00:00February 18th, 2018|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Texas, Guns, & Faith – By Hoyt Ellspermann

Today we have a guest author -  friend, student, and aspiring Instructor, Hoyt Ellspermann! I'm a fan of information, as well as discussion about all things. So, here is an interesting take on the Texas church murders Hoyt penned this past week. Enjoy! -Frank Lots of opinions shared in tweets and glib remarks about guns [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:10:54+00:00November 12th, 2017|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Politics|0 Comments

Mass Casualty Response – Beyond Las Vegas

"Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age" - Colin Powell On August 3rd, 2017, two Fortress Staff Instructors and myself attended a seminar titled Preparedness for, and Response to, Urban Mass-Casualty Incidents, presented by IDF Reserve Colonel, Professor Isaac Ashkenazi, MD. [Click the link and check out his credentials.] For two hours the [...]

Training?

"The people you inspire will go farther than the people you impress" - John Farnam Over the past 30-days there have been a plethora of news stories regarding gun owners - well meaning, I'm sure - doing stupid things with firearms, as well as a large number of clean defensive uses of guns. Of course, [...]

Spare Some Change?

Though the bribe be small, yet the fault is great. - Edward Coke   This week Manchester, New Hampshire, police issued a statement to the public requesting they not give money to panhandlers as doing so may contribute to death by overdose to the very person they think they're helping. In the past year Manchester [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:03+00:00June 10th, 2017|In the News, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

London – Rinse, and Repeat

Qu'ran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"   Sunday, May 21st, at 10:45pm UK time, a lone Jihadist suicide bomber detonated a device outside Manchester Arena, murdering 22 people and injuring another 50+. The majority of [...]

London

'A guy came past my right shoulder with a big knife and just started plunging it into the policeman. I have never seen anything like that. I just can’t believe what I just saw.’ - Eyewitness to London attack, Rick Longley Tuesday, March 21, 2017, a lone Islamic jihadist drove a car into the pedestrian [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:07+00:00March 25th, 2017|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Politics|0 Comments