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Gun Show Treachery

"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly" - Thomas Paine   In the states where legal, private sales of firearms are common place at gun shows. However, we all take our chances, as attempting any comprehensive inspections on potential purchases is all but impossible. Individual sellers are not interested in letting strangers take [...]

Zebra Stripes

“She spent an astonishing amount of time in attending lectures and demonstrations, distributing literature for the Junior Anti-Sex League, preparing banners for Hate Week, making collections for the savings campaign, and such-like activities. It paid, she said; it was camouflage. If you kept the small rules you could break the big ones.” ― George Orwell, [...]

By |2019-01-20T17:44:38+00:00January 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

IBD Usage – by Fortress Instructor Veronica “V” Newberg

"When you least expect it, you're elected" - John Farnam   Last week, Fortress Staff Instructor Veronica "V" Newberg found herself called upon to treat a family member's bleeding leg. Her report: When I woke up Saturday morning I had no idea that I would be wearing a “First Responder” hat before day's end! It [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:10:51+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. "...[I'm [...]

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 [...]