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Date(s) - 05/22/2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

St Joseph County Conservation Club

Fortress is offering our Basic Team Tactics for Urban Rifle Class May 22, 2012, at the St Joseph’s County Conservation Club in Sturgis, Michigan (2hrs and40min from Chicago)

Prerequisite for this class: All participants must have attended a Fortress Level I Rifle Course or a DTI Urban Rifle course to attend.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

200-rounds of rifle ammunition required. (pistols will be required as a a backup in case your rifle goes down during a drill, you may or may not need to fire it. Bring 50 rounds of pistol ammunition for that eventuality.)

(We understand the ammunition availability issues and have reduced our round count by 100 this year. But, no matter what, we still have to shoot to learn these skills. If you’re serious, you’ll be able to locate ammunition. We’d suggest a good place to start is Super Vel. They are producing training ammo in 9mm, 45ACP, and .223 – If you join their email list they will alert you when it is about to be released for sale.)

Ages 18, and up.

Cost is $195 per student (includes $10 range fee)

Class space is limited to 12, and it will sell out –  sign up immediately to secure your spot.

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Fortress Defense
905 Joliet Street #162
Dyer, IN 46311

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Ages 18. and up.


– Developing team protocols and procedures.
– Terminology
– Communications
– Movement (forwards, backwards, and laterally)
– Use of cover

We’ll start the day with a basic lecture, then confirm zero, and spend the rest of the day developing movement and communication skills while combining shooting drills.

What you will need:

– Modern, reliable, functioning handgun, with a proper holster (Holster must be specifically for your make and model. Nylon/one-size-fits-all holsters are not allowed. Holster must be worn on your belt, either inside or outside the waistband. Shoulder, ankle, cross draw, and small of back holsters are NOT allowed in this class. Neither is “off body” carry.)
– Long pants with proper belt loops (Jeans or “tactical”-style pants like 5.11 brand)
– A proper belt which can hold up the weight of your holstered pistol.
– At least one carrier for your spare magazine or speedloader.
– At least on spare magazine (for auto-loading pistols), or one spare speed loader (for revolvers.) Multiple spares are highly recommended (3, or more.)
– Eye protection with side protection.
– Hearing protection (full coverage or foam ear plugs – bring both if you have it)
– A hat with a brim ( like a baseball cap)
– Sturdy footwear. (gym shoes are fine. Hiking-style boots are recommended.) NO open-toe footwear!
– A cover garment, like a vest, jacket, suit coat, or button-up shirt. We draw from concealment in this class.
–  KNEE PADS are HIGHLY recommended.
– Modern, auto-loading battle rifle. e.g. AR15, AK47, .30-Carbine, FAL, SCAR, Mini-14, M1A, etc…
– At least 4 spare magazines for your rifle.
– Your rifle MUST have a sling. Single point, or two point, are recommended.
– Your rifle MUST have iron sights. “Red Dot” or holographic sights are fine, but back-up iron sights are mandatory.  Optics with magnification are NOT recommended.
– Flashlight. Rifle mounted is not required, but highly recommended.
– Sight adjusting tool.
– Note taking materials.
– A folding/lawn chair.
– Your lunch, snacks and beverages. We will not be leaving the range for lunch.
– Anything else you need to survive the day.

Plate carriers ARE allowed in this class.

If you would like to try out your radio gear, you’re welcome to. Understand that if you’re running a drill on a team where your fellow members don’t have coms, you’ll be yelling like everyone else.

If you’re interested in adding a radio to your training in this class, we’d recommend it be on the FRS and/or MURS frequencies, as they are common and affordable for this type of training. Baofeng is a common brand available for under $50 on Amazon.

For directions and logistics info contact Jeff Brazo, email:

Hotel Information:

Holiday Inn Express
45 750 N
Howe, IN 46746

There is also a Hampton in in Howe, as well as lodging in Three Rivers, MI – all are within 15-minutes of the range.

St, Joseph County C.C. is on EASTERN time! We start class at 9am EASTERN on Saturday. Please be 15-min early to get settled and sign waivers.