May 2

This Is What Happens When You Google Military

Google suggests search results as you type based on what other people are googling.  So what are people googling about the military? They don’t wear underwear because women keep stealing them…. It’s not royal because ‘merica. Not gonna comment. Drill Sergeant need to be more in touch with young soldier’s […]


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April 28

The Dalai Lama and Gandhi Became a Couple of Badasses Thanks to the Internet

The Internet has been making The Dalai Lama and Gandhi out to be a couple of badasses lately.  Admittedly we may or may not had something to do with this….


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April 28

Here’s A Few Drills That Can Be Done On The RE Factor IQ Target

Here’s a few rifle/pistol drills that can be done on the RE Factor IQ target. Some of these drills have par times, others are a “beat yourself” drill – establish a par time at your shooting level, then push yourself to constantly decrease your par time while maintaining accuracy.  Also […]


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April 26

Part 3: Fitness Tests from Militaries Around the World

The New Zealand military’s fitness test consists of Press Ups (Pushups), Curl Ups (basically a crunch) and a 2.4km (1.5 mile) run.  Military personnel are expected to be in the 100 Club.  The 100 Club levels are listed below: Part 2: Fitness Tests From Militaries Around the World 2.4km Run […]


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April 25

Part 2: Fitness Tests From Militaries Around the World

The IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) fitness test seems to mimic that of the US military’s fitness tests.  It consists of a 3000m (1.86) run, pull-ups and dips. Part 3: Fitness Tests from Militaries Around the World The caveat for this is the exercises are all performed with no rest in […]


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April 24

Part 1: Fitness Tests From Militaries Around the World

The Canadian military has one of the more interesting fitness tests we found.  The military conducts the Common Military Task Fitness Evaluation (CMTFE). This test is comprised of six evaluations to include: Escape to Cover General: The escape to cover task was designed to simulate a situation involving small arms fire. During […]


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April 22

How We Feel About Dirty Nasty POGs

POG (person other than grunt/permanently on the ground), REMF (rear echelon mother f*&%er), FOBbit, non-com, leg, nonner, all used to describe non-combat arms service members. Combat arms personnel are often seen on social media talking down to “POGs”, defaulting to how their service somehow is less notable, dangerous or valorous […]


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April 22

Here’s A Few Pistol Drills That Can Be Done On The RE Factor IQ Target

Here’s a few pistol drills that can be done on the RE Factor IQ target. Some of these drills have par times, others are a “beat yourself” drill – establish a par time at your shooting level, then push yourself to constantly decrease your par time while maintaining accuracy.  Also […]


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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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