Rifles

Trijicon MRO – Matt Ellison

"The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision." - Helen Keller The MRO (Miniature Rifle Optic) is a red dot-style sight introduced by Trijicon in 2015. It's their answer to the Aimpoint style of micro red dot optics. The first thing you notice is its large objective lens, and that [...]

Factory Ammunition

"Maybe it’ll just be confiscation." - IL State Rep Julie Morrison, June 11, 2019, in regard to banning auto loading firearms. Our recommendation to new students is to attend class with American-made factory ammunition. Cheap foreign manufactured, and especially reloaded ("handloaded"), ammunition generally proves less than reliable. At best, ammunition which fails to feed, fire, [...]

Gun Show Treachery

"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly" - Thomas Paine   In the states where legal, private sales of firearms are common place at gun shows. However, we all take our chances, as attempting any comprehensive inspections on potential purchases is all but impossible. Individual sellers are not interested in letting strangers take [...]

Equipment Recommendations

We are often asked for our recommendations on carry gear and accessories - below is a current list of what we consider serviceable for serious purposes, as of 4/19/19 We make nothing from any of these brands, nor do we “endorse” products. Our opinions can, and do change, on a regular basis, and what we [...]

Independence Day Rifle Course Sale

America - A Nation of Riflemen (and WOMEN)! Join us August 5-6 in Rochester, IN, to learn the skills necessary to defend liberty! Class details. 20-hours with night shoot! $340 ($35 off tuition!) Click here for sign up. Or, the "Buy Now" button below. SALE ENDS AT 8pm CST Sunday, JULY 9th! And please take [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:02+00:00July 4th, 2017|Liberty, Rifles, Training|0 Comments

April 19, 1775

"I am a friend to righteous government, to a government founded upon the principles of reason and justice; but I glory in publicly avowing my eternal enmity to tyranny. Is the present system, which the British administration have adopted for the government of the colonies, a righteous government - or is it tyranny?" - John [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:18+00:00April 23rd, 2016|Attitude, History, Instructor Notes, Liberty, Rifles|1 Comment

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 [...]

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

Rifle Lessons, Equipment Failures

“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”   - Bruce Lee We recently presented a Level I Rifle Course in the Midwest, and as is our norm, we request that students arrive with a semi-automatic (auto-loading), magazine-fed, military pattern rifle. We see many styles and calibers of rifle, [...]