July 21

Once Again, France Finds Itself The Victim of Terrorism

Proving that terrorists can and will use any available means to achieve carnage, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel used a rental truck to kill 84 people on July 14th as they were celebrating Bastille Day.  Of the 84 victims, 10 were children.  A photo taken from the scene and shared widely around the […]


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July 6

Terrorism Strikes Bangladesh

On Friday, July 1st, five gunmen from a domestic Bangladeshi terrorist group known as Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh (JMB) stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery and Cafe in Dhaka and took hostages, holding them for twelve hours before commandos from the Rapid Action Battalion successfully ended the siege.  Four of the attackers […]


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July 1

Here’s a Little Story about Washington Crossing the Delaware

You guys seem pretty psyched about RE Factor’s new line of “modernized” art, especially the Colonial Maritime Raid Force.  Since July 4th is coming up, I thought it might be fitting to talk a little about the story behind the original painting Washington Crossing the Delaware River. In late 1776, […]


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June 28

Is NATO Still Worth It?

  As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) heads into its summit in Warsaw, Poland, next week, questions continue to arise about the role of NATO in today’s threat environment. Everyone from Secretaries of Defense to Donald Trump have criticized NATO in the past few years, much of which has […]


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June 25

When You Hear the Word “Courier,” What Comes to Mind?

The guy on the bike or Segway running mail and memos between city offices, most likely.  But there’s another kind of Courier running around out there, and their job is a lot cooler than moving mail. Since the development of the atomic bomb, the nation has needed a way to […]


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June 25

Get Your Money Right with Our Guide to Financial Readiness

  For a large portion of our military force, the idea of financial readiness plays second-fiddle to tactical, physical and mental readiness. While this is not necessarily a bad thing it is something that we need to work on as an organization. This is due to the fact that being […]


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June 24

How Pulling Troops Out of Iraq Led to the UK Pulling Out of the EU

“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” ~Isaac Newton This is not a political rant or a suggestive post on what we as the United States need to do moving forward in foreign policy but rather a look at how one event in international politics can lead to […]


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June 18

How The US Army Manual On Rifle and Carbine Was Developed According To The Guy Who Wrote It

TC 3-22.9 Greetings to the readers of RE Factor Tactical’s Blog. I am SFC Ash Hess and the Senior Writer for the recently released TC 3-22.9 Rifle and Carbine. Last week RE Factor asked if I would like to do a write-up on the book, its development and what’s next. […]


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June 17

The Challenges With Partner National Building

    “The challenges we face collectively today are both traditional dilemmas and unconventional threats that transcend national borders. We must be prepared with a collective solution. We must train together and develop a unified response. We must train together to strengthen our trust. And we must train together to […]


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June 14

How to Fly with Checked Firearms

I recently had my first experience flying with checked firearms, and I thought I’d share what I learned for those who may be starting to travel with their guns for business or pleasure.  First, let’s start with what the TSA says: “You may transport unloaded firearms in a locked hard-sided […]


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June 8

Here’s A Look at The Tax Stamp, A Key Event to The Revolutionary War

As the birthday of our great nation approaches we wanted to take a look back at The Tax Stamp, a key event among many that led up to the Revolutionary war. Mao’s Phases of Revolution and the War for Independence: Part I In 1765, Britain imposed the Stamp Act on Colonialists living […]


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May 28

Check Out This Shooting Drill That Will Make You A Beast On The Range

This drill is meant to test your trigger speed and target transitions.  We recommend using this drill on our IQ Pistol Target. For more drills, check out our shooting drills page. How to Improve Your Skills Between Range Days


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May 28

What Memorial Day Should Be Is A Re-Focus

“Oh, tell me not that they are dead – that generous host, that airy army of invisible heroes.  They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this nation.  Are they dead that yet speak louder than we can speak, and a more universal language?  Are they dead that yet act?  […]


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May 26

This Drill Is Designed To Help Work On Your Target Transitions

This drill is meant to be conducted on our Essentials Target.  The drill is designed to help work on your target transitions and will push you to learn to not overshoot your target which is common when moving back and forth between targets. To help keep from overshooting your target […]


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May 21

There Is A New Army Training Circular And It’s Awesome As Hell

For anyone who doesn’t anxiously await the release of new Army publications, there is a new Training Circular out – TC 3-22.9 Rifle and Carbine.  I may be a little late to the game, as it was released a week ago, but here are a few of the highlights of […]


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