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Assassination Attempt

July 18, 2024|0 Comments

"Fight! Fight! Fight!" - Donald John Trump, July 13, 2024, 6:12pm, seconds after an assassin's bullet grazed his head At 6:11pm on July 13th, an assassin fired multiple shots at Donald Trump during an open-air [...]

Chicago Attack!

June 13, 2024|0 Comments

[Photo credit: Diego Delso,, License CC-BY-SA] "It isn't hard to find injustice around us, but we must not let injustice smear the good deeds that do occur everyday."  - Rand Paul Monday, in Chicago, [...]

Marshals Ambushed

April 30, 2024|0 Comments

"The road to Perdition is paved with intent." - Sharpe Earlier this year we had the honor of instructing handgun to an active member of the US Marshals' Fugitive Task Force. I’m of the strong [...]

Red Dot Optics For Pistols

April 25, 2024|0 Comments

"Most suffering comes from a failure to adapt and a resistance to change." - Debasish Mridha Holographic and “red dot” optics for rifles entered common civilian usage in the mid-2000’s. I was dragged kicking and [...]

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Tom R., Ohio
The class was definitely more than I expected and know I’ll be able to put the lessons to good use. After all our drills, I feel more confident in my ability to run my rifle at longer distances and even at night. I have a huge amount to absorb and hope I’ll be able to get it written down before it escapes me.

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Howard V., IL
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Ann S.
Today was the very first time i shot a gun, a Glock 19 to be exact. Thank you to Fortress for offering a defensive shooting class for newbies like me and making it one of the best experiences of my life! …you guys are absolutely amazing!
Sandra L, Michigan
…another round of excellent guidance! I feel privileged to be included in your schedule-you are a tremendous resource. As always, the training is fun, practical and most of all, provides life-long skills (with vigilant practice, of course).
Karl W, Texas
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Paula M, Illinois
I just wanted to thank all of you at Fortress again for an opportunity of a lifetime!! I was very blessed and honored to have instruction by you! …I cannot even put into words how [the class] has changed my life!! It’s very surreal.

I am looking forward to furthering my journey and have the opportunity to learn (and grow) from the great people at Fortress again.

Hanna A., Indiana
…Again, THANK YOU!! It somehow doesn’t seem enough to say. Looking forward to more Fortress opportunities!
Gregory J., WI