Uncategorized

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, […]

Huntington Beach OIS

“The media is no one’s friend. That goes double for social media.” – Frank Sharpe, Fortress Defense.

Friday (9/22/17) morning a Huntington Beach, CA, police officer was involved in a daylight shooting outside of a local 7-11 store. By 9:30am a 26-second video taken by a bystander was uploaded to Twitter.

Here is that video, as posted […]

By |September 24th, 2017|In the News, Instructor Notes, police, Uncategorized|0 Comments

De-cockers

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius
There are a number of operating systems common to modern pistols, and we still see most on the range regularly. However, 85% of the guns students show up with fall into the polymer, striker fired category. The last 15% are comprised of 1911-style […]

By |June 29th, 2017|Ask Fortress, Instructor Notes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shot Show 2017 – Report

The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, is the annual gathering of the firearms industry manufacturers and distributors held at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. With its estimated 15-miles of tables and displays, this is an event the firearms professional simply can not miss! This year 5 members of the Fortress Staff […]

Election 2016 – The Monkey Wrench

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable…”  H. L. Mencken
 

I’ve done my best to keep politics out […]

The Huns Are Coming

“Shoot back!” – Milo Yiannopoulos

A week ago today 49 of my fellow citizens were murdered by an Islamic terrorist on American soil. An agent of a foreign enemy, in an act of war, attacked civilians and slaughtered them inside our borders.
That is the reality no one seems to be able to admit.
“… […]

Catherine Genovese

“That was the thing to remember about all monsters, They love to frighten
people, but the minute you stare them down, they turn tail and run.”
– Jeannette Walls

On March 13, 1964, 28 year-old Catherine “Kitty” Genovese was attacked and murdered in her Kew Gardens, NY, neighborhood by Winston Moseley. Moseley was arrested 6-days later for […]

Security?

“Carelessness and overconfidence are usually more dangerous than deliberately accepted risks.”
– Orville Wright

 

Since the Paris attacks American news sources have been parroting the same tired mantra that there is no “credible” terror threat against the US. A more laughable notion is hard imagine. Border security in this nation is nonexistent due to politically correct policies […]

By |November 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rifle Lessons, Equipment Failures

Our experience was less than gratifying as one immediately quit working during the first 15-minutes of zeroing. It was replaced with a spare and no other problems were witnessed, but if we average it out, 25% of the ones we’ve now seen have broken. Obviously it’s hardly a scientific study of the optic, but for […]

Choosing a Handgun for Defense

We are often asked by clients what handgun should be bought for personal protection. This can’t be properly answered without investigating further into the person’s lifestyle, gender, body type, hand size, budget, etc., but generally we try to point people in the direction of an […]

By |January 28th, 2015|Firearms, Instructor Notes, Training, Uncategorized|0 Comments