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Civil War?

Note from a friend and student: “I just read your recent blog…How close do you think we are to a civil war?” We’re already in a civil war. The real question is: When will it go hot and how far will it spread? My answer is: I don’t know. My instincts are telling me to [...]

Tick-Tock

6-months ago our nation was enjoying the best economy in its history. 3-months ago we were being played by China, the WHO, the CDC, and leftist governors and mayors into destroying that economy. Two weeks ago, every major city experienced rioting, looting, and general civil unrest. Again, leftist mayors and governors did little to stop [...]

Police Contact

Our intention as gun carriers should be to avoid conflict, living long, boring lives absent of any defensive shootings. And most of us will be successful. …most of us. Some, regardless of how well avoidance and de-escalation skills are practiced, will be left with no option other than to deploy a firearm in self-defense. Self-defense [...]

By |2020-01-12T23:47:31+00:00January 12th, 2020|daily carry, Instructor Notes, Legal, police, Training|0 Comments

Excuses? – By Tricia Ellison

“You can’t control the outcome, but you are 100% in control of the effort. If you don't like the outcome, change your effort" - Larry Elder A few months ago my husband and I decided to start having a date night once a week. 😊 We wrote a list of all the fun things we'd [...]

Gun Stupid

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." - George Bernard Shaw The past few weeks have been rife with stories of American gun owners behaving poorly with their firearms. More than I have time to list, but here's the highlights: We begin with two Rhodes Scholars who decided to test out the [...]

Trigger Warning

The term Zen, derived from the 6th century Chinese word Ch'an, is Japanese Buddhism's term for personal enlightenment. In a Zen state, a person is at peace with that which they have no control; the advanced state being complete awareness of self without ones self affecting that awareness. Peace, balance. Many scholars and Buddhists have [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:10:53+00:00December 10th, 2017|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

Ego or Student?

As a person who uses and benefits from the internet, I curse it daily. The web was a new thing when I started teaching; then it wasn't something most had access to, or used for commerce and communication. Students still called to get signed up - checks were written and sent in by mail - [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:10:53+00:00December 4th, 2017|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Training|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, [...]