"> Gun reviews, Veteran resources, tactical advice - Part 24

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 ready or high […]


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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

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 the 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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