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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 [...]

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 [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:24+00:00November 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rifle Lessons, Equipment Failures

“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”   - Bruce Lee We recently presented a Level I Rifle Course in the Midwest, and as is our norm, we request that students arrive with a semi-automatic (auto-loading), magazine-fed, military pattern rifle. We see many styles and calibers of rifle, [...]

Choosing a Handgun for Defense

[This report was originally published in the Fortress newsletter in late 2013] 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 [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:36+00:00January 28th, 2015|Firearms, Instructor Notes, Training, Uncategorized|0 Comments

DKX Armor SHOT Show 2015

SHOT Show is always a whirlwind of meetings and rushing from vendor to vendor - there's never enough time to see everything or everyone you wish. However, we made a special point of making our way to the Phalanx/DKX Armor booth where friends Evan and Ganya Anderson (two of our most favorite people on the planet) were showing off their great [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:37+00:00January 26th, 2015|Product Review, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are You Listening?

Two weeks ago, a mile from where I grew up, an 85-year-old man was brutally murdered in his home. Rumor has it he was beaten and strangled; the official cause of death has yet to be announced. Signs are the bedroom was ransacked in what appears to be a burglary/murder. Time will tell. A few [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:48+00:00August 27th, 2014|In the News, Training, Uncategorized|0 Comments