Monthly Archives: January 2015

Shot Show 2015 – Miscellaneous

  Monday we attended one of three range events, and the highlight was getting our hands on the new Robar PolymAR rifle. The PolymAR is and AR15-style platform with the upper and lower receivers, as well as the handguard. Constructed of a polymer (hence the name) material that produces a field weight of only 6 [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:36-06:00January 28th, 2015|Blades, Firearms, Instructor Notes, Product Review|0 Comments

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 |2019-02-07T10:11:36-06:00January 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 |2019-02-07T10:11:37-06:00January 26th, 2015|Product Review, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hoffner Knives at SHOT 2015

Having used a number of his holsters over the years it was a great honor to finally meet Brian Hoffner at this years SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV! Brian is a 33-year veteran of the Huston PD with a vast amount of experience as a fighter and teacher. His products are designed for the realities [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:38-06:00January 23rd, 2015|Blades, Product Review, Training|0 Comments

Woman Kidnapped at ATM   Fortress Instructor Chuck Skaggs brings this to out attention - we're glad she escaped, but it could have ended much worse. Read full article here Staff Instructor Rick Colliver comments: 1) Pull up close enough to the ATM that a human can't squeeze between the machine and your window. 2) If [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:47-06:00January 23rd, 2015|Female Focus, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

Leah Mattix at Shot 2015

Shot Show 2015 Frank with Leah Mattix (center) of the Unicorn Leah Youtube channel. Leah is an old friend who once was our supplier of airsoft gear for force-on-force training. She's moved from that job to hosting her Youtube channel and traveling the country promoting the airsoft sport. Along the way she decided to [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:48-06:00January 23rd, 2015|Airsoft, Female Focus, Training|0 Comments

Shots Fired! -By Tommy Teach, Staff Instructor

At 0430hrs this morning, my fiancé and I were awoken by a volley of gunfire about 50 feet outside our bedroom. From the window, while keeping concealed, I witnessed a volley of shots being exchanged between our suspect new neighbors and a couple of unknown individuals. The neighbors moved this fall into our area–what [...]

By |2015-01-16T00:34:00-06:00January 16th, 2015|Firearms, In the News, Instructor Notes|0 Comments
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