April 20

Want To Beat Jet-Lag? Tips From Guys Who’ve Traveled A Lot

By Photo Bucket-list The RE Factor Tactical crew has some experience traveling abroad and we have devised a few tips to help get over jet-lag as quickly as possible.  Those of us who are often asked to work the same day we arrive need to get into the new time […]


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April 15

Here’s A Few Pistol-Only Drills That Can Be Done On The RE Factor Kill Zone Target

Here’s a few pistol-only drills that can be done on the RE Factor Kill Zone target. Each drill includes description, times, and skills worked. Some of these are derived from drills I used to have to qualify on quarterly. Pistol draw: Drill: Shooter will begin holstered at the 7 yard […]


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April 11

Check Out These Bad Ass Shooting Drills For The Typical Bad Ass

      Here’s a few rifle/pistol drills that can be done on the RE Factor Kill Zone target.  Each drill includes description, times, and skills worked.  These are derived from drills I used to have to qualify on quarterly. Rifle multi-target engagement: Drill: Shooter will begin at the low […]


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April 9

The U.S. Navy’s New Aircraft Carrier Class is Pretty Sick

  Meet the U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford.  This behemoth is set to join the U.S. Naval fleet this year and is going through it’s finishing touches as we speak.  The USS Gerald R. Ford will be a class of carriers that is set to […]


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April 5

This Is Called The Burner

The Burner: The burner is designed to test your ability to quickly place rifle rounds on target both before and after physical activity. Range: 5 yards Target: #13 on the Essentials Target Starting Position: Weapon on safe at the low ready Drill: At the sound of the buzzer fire 5 rounds […]


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April 4

Here’s The Proper Wear Of The US Flag On The Uniform

Chapter 1, title 4 of the US Code governs the use and display of the US Flag.  While there are no laws that punish those who violate this code (there used to be but it was later repealed as unconstitutional) it is still important to know the proper etiquette of […]


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April 1

This Study Shows Most Firearms Training Unnecessary

Remember that guy?  You know, the one who never has time for actual training because of “work commitments,” “lack of money,” or “no time?”  It’s usually the same guy who owns four of each gun, a full tactical kit, loves Call of Duty, and posts of pics of his latest […]


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March 24

5th Special Forces Group Changes Unit Flash

On 23 March 2016, 5th Special Forces Group brought back a piece of history by switching back to their original crest worn during the Vietnam Era.  The Group’s Commander, Col. Leahy, noted that they change was designed to honor the 786 Special Forces soldiers killed during Vietnam. 2016 also marks […]


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March 24

Military Readiness In The Age of Terrorism

“We must depend in every time of national peril, in the future as in the past, not upon a standing army, nor yet upon a reserve army, but upon a citizenry trained and accustomed to arms. We should encourage such training and make it a means of discipline, which our […]


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March 21

How To Choose And Mount A Rifle Sling

A sling is to a rifle what a holster is to a pistol, and more. It allows the user to stow the weapon out of the way when they need their hands for other pursuits while keeping it handy, and can also assist in bracing the rifle for more accurate […]


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March 21

Here’s Why You Should Wear Ranger Panties

Back in the day, the predecessor to the Ranger Panties, Silkies, whatever you want to call them, was arguably UDT shorts. Everyone had some short shorts back then because they weren’t offended by knee caps and thighs like we are now.  Back then men showed off those lightly bronzed hams and […]


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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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