Panic

"The future has a way of arriving unannounced." —George Will One of the most dangerous and destructive forces on Earth is a mob in a state of panic, and we are currently on the razor edge of a world-wide food panic. When the mob decides – right or wrong – inflation, fuel shortages, fertilizer shortages, [...]

Ukraine?

“I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche Throughout my life Russia has been to war in Egypt, Ethiopia, Angola, Afghanistan, Georgia (twice), Abkhazia [where?], Transnistria [double where?], Tajikistan, Chechnya (three times), North Caucuses, Syria, Central African Republic, and Ukraine. Well, Ukraine [...]

DSArms FAL

I purchased a couple of DSA SA-58 rifles (the American FAL) during the "assault weapons ban" of the 90's/early 2000's, and, thus, they came without flash suppressors or threaded barrels. The model I bought was the Medium Contour Tactical (MTC), which amounted to a 16" fluted barrel with a shortened gas system. Over all, that [...]

By |2022-02-21T01:11:46+00:00February 21st, 2022|Firearms, Product Review, Rifles|0 Comments

You’re Elected!

"When you least expect it, you're elected!" - John Farnam Recently, Fortress Staff Instructor Tommy Teach was dining at a local restaurant when a commotion began near the entrance door. An elderly man (75yo), who was exiting, had tripped on a fold in a throw rug, fell, and struck his head on the exit door [...]

By |2022-02-13T23:04:57+00:00February 13th, 2022|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Medical, Training|0 Comments

Valuables

“You may delay, but time will not.” - Benjamin Franklin This past weekend a mega storm hit 6 Midwestern states where tornadoes leveled multiple towns leaving a path of destruction resembling 1945 Berlin. In viewing video of the aftermath, it’s obvious that most of those in its path lost everything they owned. Most homes of [...]

By |2021-12-14T00:53:23+00:00December 14th, 2021|In the News, Instructor Notes, Legal|0 Comments

Baldwin Shooting

"In a day and age when almost anything can be bought, respect is the one quality which still has to be earned..." - Louis Awerbuck Thursday it was reported that actor Alec Baldwin shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and wounded director Joel Souza, while filming the movie Rust near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Initial [...]

By |2021-10-24T00:34:11+00:00October 24th, 2021|In the News, Instructor Notes, Legal, Politics, Training|0 Comments

Supply Chain Break

“If soldiers are not to cross international boundaries, goods must do so. Unless the Shackles can be dropped from trade, bombs will be dropped from the sky.”  - Otto T. Mallery Today, in multiple news feeds I follow, I’ve seen 50+ stories and videos pop up regarding the shortages of goods and the shipping disruptions [...]

By |2021-10-12T21:22:58+00:00October 12th, 2021|In the News, Instructor Notes, Politics|0 Comments

Student in Action!

“If not you, who?” – Fortress Defense Motto Yesterday, a student in Florida contacted me about a recent potentially violent event he and his daughter were involved in. Below is his account: “My daughter works at a local fast food establishment which is across the street from a shopping mall. Yesterday there was a traveling [...]

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