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Fortitude Tactical Group was founded with one thing in mind: “Protection to the People.”  Our Passion, Integrity and Excellence allows us to earn the respect, confidence and trust of our community


Through a personalized approach, our vision is to positively introduce our community to firearms for home defense, personal protection and recreational activities. Also, inspire others to increase the much needed black community presence within the firearms industry


Our Teammates and Instructors have been vetted and proven to possess our values, skills, and experiences required to deliver the essential information expected by the community we serve.


"Protection to the people"

Provided by teaching the skills and attitude necessary for owning and operating firearms safely. 

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Founder and Lead Instructor

Lead Instructor Telly Jackson is an US Army veteran and former Law Enforcement Officer with a combined 20+ years of military and law enforcement experience. Serving as a Military and Federal Police Officer allowed for extensive firearm training opportunities. 


Telly's overall love for guns, shooting and tactics pushed him to challenge his fortitude by becoming a Pentagon Police Emergency Response Team Tactical member. His combined interpersonal skills and knowledge lead to serving as the Nation Capital Region's Active Shooter Instructor.


He maintains a NRA Basic Pistol Instructor and State of Maryland Qualified Handgun Instructor certifications. Through experiences and certifications, he strives to deliver his community with firearm safety and shooting techniques.

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