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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 [...]

Uvlade Pt. 1

"I was not looking for any glory or rewards as I felt my reward was one dead sniper." - Ramiro "Ray" Martinez August 1, 1966, Austin, Texas – Former Marine, Charles Whitman, stabs his mother and wife to death in two separate locations. The same day, Austin police officer Ramiro “Ray” Martinez was at home [...]

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