March 18

Why The Military Is Out Of Shape And It’s Our Leader’s Fault

Our military is fat, out of shape and our leaders seem to think it’s ok.  This trend is following society’s trend with almost 1 in 3 adults being too fat to serve.  As our ranks gain weight, their physical fitness standards are beginning to lower.  Recently the US Navy changed […]


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March 15

How To Set Up Your Rifle Lights

So when last we met, we discussed setting up optics and iron sights on your rifle.  This week, let’s talk about lights.  I personally believe that lights are essential for any rifle used for self-defense or law enforcement.  While they can have drawbacks (improper use can alert your adversary to […]


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March 12

This Is The Best Customer Email We Have Ever Received

Every year we receive thousands of customer emails, some encouraging, some from upset customers and some are from some fairly interesting individuals.  We wanted to share a few of our all time favorites.   We have left out the customer’s email and name for their own privacy. This email was […]


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February 27

How To Set Up Your Rifle Sights And Optics

Setting up your rifle is a very personal affair, much like setting up your gear.  With today’s accessories available for the AR and AK platforms, the sky is pretty much the limit, barring agency resrictions.  In the end, your rifle’s setup needs to be effective and efficient for you.  As […]


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June 18

Lessons I Learned from The 2010 Haiti Earthquake

In January of 2010, I was sitting in my room in the Hotel Caribe, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti sipping on a Coke. Haiti hadn’t experienced an earthquake in over 50 years, and all the risk assessments my team had done prior to our arrival had indicated that the greatest danger to us […]


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June 17

Communicate Better With Your Guys By Following These Rules of Thumb

Continuing in the theme of military concepts in civilian life from our last blog entry, this post is about communications. I think I can honestly say that in military operations, communications is always one of the top items critiqued during an after action review. Even if all objectives were met, […]


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June 12

Here’s the Deal With Special Forces Training Area Pineland

Pineland is a fictitious country located in North Carolina, developed by the United States Army Special Forces Command to train Special Forces, Psyops and Civil Affairs in unconventional warfare.  The basic scenario of Pineland is that the government has been overthrown through a violent coup and US forces are now […]


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June 9

Protect Yourself When You Travel

When traveling to unfamiliar areas, whether it be a new city within the United States or traveling abroad, it’s important to travel smart in order to not present yourself as an easy target. The main topic to keep in mind when traveling: Blend in. We’ve all been there, walking around […]


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February 23

Get The Best Bang For Your Buck With This Marksmanship Training

With the current outrageous prices of ammunition and limited range time available to LE and Military entities it is now more important than ever to find new, innovative ideas to increase your marksmanship without burning thousands of dollars at the range.  Here are a few ideas our staff have developed […]


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February 23

Check Out The Best Tactical Instagram Accounts To Follow

New to Instagram or just looking for some great Instagram Accounts to follow?  Check out some of our recommended accounts to help spice up your browsing experience. Best Tactical Instagram Accounts to Follow:   @refactortactical The Company- RE Factor Tactical is a tactical gear company run and owned by Special […]


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February 23

Here Are All Of Murphy’s Laws for Your Viewing Pleasure

1. Friendly fire – isn’t. 2. Recoilless rifles – aren’t. 3. Suppressive fires – won’t. 4. You are not Superman; Marines and fighter pilots take note. 5. A sucking chest wound is Nature’s way of telling you to slow down. 6. If it’s stupid but it works, it isn’t stupid. […]


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February 23

How To Call In A 9Line MEDEVAC And MIST Report

  Unfortunately, in today’s military, the chances of using a 9-line MEDEVAC format in combat is high and many operational personnel are not receiving the training required to call it into medical personnel correctly. If a MEDEVAC is improperly requested in, the patient may not receive medical care promptly, possibly […]


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February 23

Funny Ways to Rate Underachieving NCOs

Time to knock out some NCOERs?  Don’t know how to rate that underachieving Non-commissioned officer who hasn’t seen his feet since basic training?  Well, with the help of some awesome fans we have put together a few bullets for you to help ensure they are quickly promoted to the next […]


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February 23

Donate To The Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield Memorial Fund

If you would like to donate to the families of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, please go to thecraft.com/InMemoriam.html.  We appreciate everyone’s willingness to donate to a good cause.  Chris Kyle was a true hero and will forever be remembered for his service to our nation.


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February 23

Here Are Some Tips To Protect Yourself On Facebook

With the increased use of Facebook worldwide, hackers and foreign intel services now have more access than ever to open source information.  Because of this we have grouped with some of the industry experts to help inform operators, service members and citizens how to protect themselves when using Facebook.  We […]


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