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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

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 [...]

Global Update

"Helplessness induces hopelessness, and history attests that loss of hope and not loss of lives is what decides the issue of war." - B.H. Liddell Hart We’re two months into the Russian invasion of Ukraine and regardless of what our media says, Russia will inevitably defeat them. Of course, the US, and other countries, will [...]

Warning Shots

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” ― Daniel J. Boorstin An often-asked question by our new students is: Should I fire a warning shot? Our short answer is no. However, it bears some explanation. There are multiple reasons warning shots are a poor choice of action. 1) [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hot War?

“Who wishes to fight must first count the cost.” - Sun Tzu As the nation grinds through it’s 3rd month of violent protests and civil unrest, many are left wondering when it will turn hot, meaning when will it go from fists, rocks, and arson, to guns. Partially, I think it hasn’t because “we” (the [...]

By |2020-08-24T11:42:17-05:00August 24th, 2020|Attitude, History, In the News, Liberty, police, Politics, Rifles|0 Comments

Time, Part II

"When you're getting your ass handed to you in a parking lot, that's not the time to start acquiring new skills." - Clint Smith At our recent sold out Introduction to Defensive Handgun Class we had two sisters in attendance that were both mothers of SIX. Upon learning that, it immediately struck me how motivated [...]

By |2020-08-20T02:18:42-05:00August 17th, 2020|Attitude, In the News, Instructor Notes, Liberty, police, Politics, Training|0 Comments

July 4th, 2020

"I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom I see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is worth all the means. This is our day of [...]

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