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Panhandler Encounter

The following is an account of a recent panhandler interaction Fortress Staff Instructors Matt & Tricia Ellison recently experienced. "Last month, we, along with two other couples, attended a lecture in the heart of Chicago approximately 3 blocks from City Hall. Parking was half a block away and required us to traverse sidewalks adorned with [...]

Warning Shots

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” ― Daniel J. Boorstin An often-asked question by our new students is: Should I fire a warning shot? Our short answer is no. However, it bears some explanation. There are multiple reasons warning shots are a poor choice of action. 1) [...]

Panic

"The future has a way of arriving unannounced." —George Will One of the most dangerous and destructive forces on Earth is a mob in a state of panic, and we are currently on the razor edge of a world-wide food panic. When the mob decides – right or wrong – inflation, fuel shortages, fertilizer shortages, [...]

You’re Elected!

"When you least expect it, you're elected!" - John Farnam Recently, Fortress Staff Instructor Tommy Teach was dining at a local restaurant when a commotion began near the entrance door. An elderly man (75yo), who was exiting, had tripped on a fold in a throw rug, fell, and struck his head on the exit door [...]

By |2022-02-13T23:04:57-06:00February 13th, 2022|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Medical, Training|0 Comments

Baldwin Shooting

"In a day and age when almost anything can be bought, respect is the one quality which still has to be earned..." - Louis Awerbuck Thursday it was reported that actor Alec Baldwin shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and wounded director Joel Souza, while filming the movie Rust near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Initial [...]

By |2021-10-24T00:34:11-05:00October 24th, 2021|In the News, Instructor Notes, Legal, Politics, Training|0 Comments

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 [...]

Pretty Loaded Podcast

Frank was a recent guest on the Pretty Loaded Podcast with host Beth Warford. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPk2uE4LA1o&feature=youtu.be Visit the Pretty Loaded Safety Training website at prettyloaded.org 

Relax?

“All things can be deadly to us, even the things made to serve us; as in nature walls can kill us, and stairs can kill us, if we do not walk circumspectly.” - Blaise Pascal Yesterday in Lafayette, Indiana, at 11:15pm, a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver, Joshua Ungersma, was chosen for victimization by an armed [...]

Time, Part II

"When you're getting your ass handed to you in a parking lot, that's not the time to start acquiring new skills." - Clint Smith At our recent sold out Introduction to Defensive Handgun Class we had two sisters in attendance that were both mothers of SIX. Upon learning that, it immediately struck me how motivated [...]

By |2020-08-20T02:18:42-05:00August 17th, 2020|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Liberty, police, Politics, Training|0 Comments
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