franksharpejr

About Frank Sharpe, Jr.

Frank has been a firearms instructor for over 19 years. As a senior staff instructor for Defense Training International (DTI), and Lead Instructor of Fortress Defense, he has trained thousands of citizens, police, and military in the art of defensive firearm use. Frank is the author of the DTI Instructors’ Standards Manual, and specializes in the effective instruction of female students. He regularly speaks on defensive issues for women’s groups and community watch organizations.

Meds

"Are you depressed? Or are you just at the bottom of a dominance hierarchy? Because the symptomatology is very similar, but the cause and cure are very different." - Jordan Peterson The Fortress Instructors were discussing a Business Insider article from 2016 which stated 11% of the American public is on some form of anti-depressant/anxiety [...]

By |2022-10-24T18:33:41-05:00October 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Design Flaw

"Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding." - Burt Rutan Along with the day-to-day operations of Fortress, I act as Director of Training for Bruzer Less Lethal. For those not familiar, Bruzer is owned and operated by Fortress/DTI Instructor Tommy Teach, and produces a 2-shot, 12ga, over-under pistol, known as the ML-12. [...]

By |2022-09-17T11:04:04-05:00September 16th, 2022|Attitude, Firearms, Instructor Notes, Optics, police, Training|0 Comments

SAFE-T ACT

On January 22 of this year, Illinois Governor “JB” Pritzker signed the Illinois Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today (SAFE-T) Act into law. [Click the link if you're interested in reading 764 pages.] The SAFE-T ACT is the latest endeavor by Illinois Marxists to replace the "imperialist, capitalist, racist, sexist, patriarchal colonial system built by the [...]

By |2022-09-11T11:26:17-05:00September 10th, 2022|In the News, Legal, police, Politics|0 Comments

Hunger Games

“I don’t look for flashpoints, I look at conditions” – Michael Yon There’s a video making the rounds of a recent interview of Michael Yon by Dr. Jordan Peterson where they discuss the looming famine the world now faces. For those of you not familiar with Michael Yon, he’s a former Green Beret, war correspondent, [...]

By |2022-08-28T21:58:25-05:00August 28th, 2022|In the News, Instructor Notes, Medical, Rifles|0 Comments

Heretics

"Stupid is as stupid does." - Proverb, circa 1862 While dining after a recent class, the Fortress Staff Instructors were relating to one another a few recent interactions they’d had with strangers. As we went around the table, an obvious pattern formed. It seems that we’re all regularly subjected to stories of poor gun handling [...]

By |2022-08-16T19:06:12-05:00August 16th, 2022|Attitude, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Decimation

"The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable." - Sun Tzu "The enemy doesn't give a sh!t about [...]

SCOTUS Today

With today's Dobbs decision overturning Roe v Wade, and yesterday's SCOTUS affirmation of the right to carry firearms, the left is presently experiencing an emotional (soon to be physical) meltdown. DC police have been placed on 12-hour shifts, all leave has been cancelled, and they are presently around the capitol in riot gear. Armored vehicles [...]

Plan Now!

"...you must learn from the mistakes of others—you will never live long enough to make them all yourself.“ - Harry Myers and Mason M. Roberts, from the book Human Engineering, published, 1932 A primary skill of the Instructor/Consultants is the ability to think like a criminal. We assess data points and apply them to the [...]

Legislation

“Government is a health hazard. Governments have killed many more people than cigarettes or unbuckled seat belts ever have.” - P.J. O'Rourke Riding the recent wave of active murderer mass casualty events, the House passed the “Protecting Our Kids Act” (HR 7910), which as it stands would: - Prohibit auto-loading rifle sales to anyone [...]

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