Firearms

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

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 |2022-02-21T01:11:46-06:00February 21st, 2022|Firearms, Product Review, Rifles|0 Comments

Riot Season

“Indeed, if the riots of 2020 prove anything, it’s that a sizable portion of Democratic politicians, intellectuals, academics, and journalists find riots and looting justifiable if committed in the name of “racial justice.” - Andy Ngo, Unmasked: ANTIFA's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy   Spring has arrived, and along with it, the smell of hygienically [...]

MarColMar CETME L

I recently had opportunity to get my hands on the American made CETME L rifle manufactured by MarColMar Firearms of Richmond, Indiana. Founded in 1949 by former Mauser employees, CETME is an arms manufacturer based in Spain. "CETME" stands for Centro de Estudios Tecnicos de Materiales Especiales, which, translated to English, is: Center for Technical [...]

Rifle Lessons 7/20

“When a machine has moving parts, the parts need room to move!” – Mikhail Kalashnikov It's our habit at each rifle class is to announce to our students that it our most sincere hope that every firearm, magazine, and accessory they brought with them, BREAKS! If it’s going to fail, we want it to happen [...]

By |2020-07-19T00:17:55-05:00July 18th, 2020|Firearms, Instructor Notes, Optics, Rifles, Training|0 Comments

Car safe

Master Instructor Gregg Ellifritz has been on a 'Your car is not a holster!' campaign for years, and I fully support the effort. I'm, of course, a proponent of daily carry, as well as having life saving supplies and a long gun within one's vehicle. However, securing firearms that are not directly under our control [...]

Tick-Tock

6-months ago our nation was enjoying the best economy in its history. 3-months ago we were being played by China, the WHO, the CDC, and leftist governors and mayors into destroying that economy. Two weeks ago, every major city experienced rioting, looting, and general civil unrest. Again, leftist mayors and governors did little to stop [...]

Revolver Disintegration!

“Quality is never an accident.”  - John Ruskin Fortress Staff Instructor Chuck Skaggs was teaching at a local indoor range recently where a revolver disintegrated a few bays over from him. His notes are as follows: "The story, as best as I could gather, was that a husband and wife had just finished the transfer [...]

By |2019-06-29T17:07:05-05:00June 29th, 2019|Firearms, Instructor Notes, Product Review|0 Comments

Gun Show Treachery

"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly" - Thomas Paine   In the states where legal, private sales of firearms are common place at gun shows. However, we all take our chances, as attempting any comprehensive inspections on potential purchases is all but impossible. Individual sellers are not interested in letting strangers take [...]

Equipment Recommendations

We are often asked for our recommendations on carry gear and accessories - below is a current list of what we consider serviceable for serious purposes, as of 4/19/19 We make nothing from any of these brands, nor do we “endorse” products. Our opinions can, and do change, on a regular basis, and what we [...]

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