Training

Winter Preparations

Every mile is two in winter – George Herbert
It’s late fall in the midwest and cold and snow have already set in. After weeks of mild weather, it’s now in the 20’s – winter is here!

It’s past time to go down your winter checklist – do so today!

VEHICLE PREPERATION

1. We do not park our car […]

By |December 16th, 2017|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Liberty, Training|0 Comments

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 their […]

By |December 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 – and […]

By |December 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.

For two hours the good Colonel, […]

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, all […]

Collateral Damage?

“Enlightenment is ego’s ultimate disappointment.” – Chogyam Trungpa
An important part of our job instructing others in use of lethal force is to present worst case scenario and bring to light the realities of the responsibilities we’re taking on, as well as the potential costs of the aftermath when we’re involved in a defensive shooting.

We’re not […]

By |July 14th, 2017|Attitude, daily carry, Legal, Training|0 Comments

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 a moment and click on the below link […]

By |July 4th, 2017|Liberty, Rifles, Training|0 Comments

Compliance?

‘Now the best means for rendering an assailant powerless are a good weapon and the ability to use it. The first can be obtained at any gunshop, the last can be had only by careful study and practice.’ – Page 4, The Pistol as a Weapon of Defense in the House and On the Road.  […]

By |December 23rd, 2016|Ask Fortress, Attitude, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

Orlando

“Death is the sentence.  We know there’s nothing to be embarrassed about this, death is the sentence. …We have to have that compassion for people, with homosexuals, it’s the same, out of compassion, let’s get rid of them now.” – Dr. Sheikh Sekaleshfar, comments regarding homosexuals in 2013

 

As I sit in my office digesting the […]

Requesting Medical Attention After a Defensive Shooting

“Self-preservation is the first law of nature” – Samuel Butler

For decades there has been controversy in the defense community with regard to the notion of asking for medical aid when one is involved in a shooting. In the category of ‘Defensive gun use wives tails’ there has been everything from “fake a heart attack” to […]

By |March 23rd, 2016|Ask Fortress, Attitude, Instructor Notes, Medical, Training|0 Comments