Training

Protecting Others; Re-Orienting the Mindset – By Rick Colliver

[Editors note: If you’re interested in training with Rick, we’re offering his Room Entry and Protecting Others courses March 19/20, in Crete IL. Check our training calendar for details!]

First and foremost, my attorney always cautions me to caution you that you should never take something you saw in an article…especially my articles…to constitute advice on […]

Sunday?

“One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.“ – A. W. Tozer
Recently we were contacted by a potential student who voiced disappointment that our Level I Handgun Course was only offered […]

By |January 30th, 2016|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

When You Least Expect It, You’re Elected!

“Sometimes it takes a natural disaster to reveal a social disaster” – Jim Wallis

 

Last night a young man put his car into the ditch in front of me striking a phone pole head on. His airbag saved him.

Being that we were in a rural area, it took 10 minutes for EMS to arrive, leaving ME […]

By |November 17th, 2015|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Medical, police, Training|0 Comments

The Camera As A Witness – Part III

“Whether the knife falls on the melon or the melon on the knife, the melon suffers” – African Proverb

 

On July 6, 2015, Haverhill, New Hampshire police officers Ryan Jarvis and Greg Collins responded to a traffic accident on Route 302 near Bath. Dispatch informed them that the scene could not be secured as there was […]

By |November 5th, 2015|Ask Fortress, In the News, Instructor Notes, police, Training|0 Comments

Stealth Existence?

“Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Friend and colleague John Boch was recently involved in a minor interaction with an unstable stranger in a gas station parking lot, which was sparked off by the presence of a pro-gun bumper sticker on John’s car.

When it comes to gun ownership, John and I live […]

By |October 24th, 2015|Attitude, Firearms, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

Lessons From Israel, Part II

Rule 1: All Guns Are Always Loaded – Col. Jeff Cooper

In recent weeks the Hamas has launched over 25 “lone wolf” knife attacks on the population of Israel, producing about a dozen Israeli deaths and double that in casualties. Most strikes seem to occur in a random manner, the victims simply at the wrong place […]

By |October 22nd, 2015|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

No Second Chances

“The only thing constant in life is change.” – François de la Rochefoucauld

 

As much as we all try to keep life as we like, factors outside of our control always intervene. On Friday, Sept 8th, such a “factor” entered the life of a 53 year-old woman from Lansing, IL, when she arrived home to find […]

By |September 27th, 2015|Female Focus, In the News, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

The Camera As A Witness – Part II

“Great services are not cancelled by one act or by one single error.” – Benjamin Disraeli

 

On May 31st, 2015, two Palestine, TX, police officers shot and killed James Bushey (47). Bushy was suspected of shoplifting beer from a local WalMart, and reported by witnesses to have fled and entered a nearby Applebees where he proceeded […]

A Tale of Two Students – Training as Efficient as the DMV

“Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.” –Alan Armstrong

Students come to us from all walks of life, the common thread among them being their understanding of […]

Wood and Water and Rifles