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The Trauma Shear Holster was developed after losing countless trauma shears during operations and not having them on us when it came to TCCC. The Trauma Shear Holster is a cheap, durable and easily installable item that will keep your trauma shears on you throughout the entire operation. Adhesion methods: […]
After spending years downrange and conducting countless missions the owners of REFT decided it was time to find a solution for carrying the Combat Tourniquet. This came after a failure to find a product that allows the user to carry their tourniquet on a number of different platforms and access […]
RE Factor Tactical presents Combat Reference Guides. After receiving such good feedback on our original 9 Line MEDEVAC stickers we decided to showcase 4 more combat reference guides that we feel are essential in combat. Included in the REFT Combat Reference Guide list are: 9 Line UXO Report 9 Line […]
After spending some time traveling and seeing the ever so common soldier in uniform traveling through the airport, telling everyone about how they single-handedly took over Iraq I decided to put out a few ideas to take into consideration. Most of these are common sense but as you read through […]
The Upper Body Round Robin AKA the UBRR is a commonly used physical fitness test among many Tier I and Tier II Special Operations Units. This pt test goes well beyond the typical scoring of pushups, sit-ups and a run. Get the UBRR Eight Week Workout E-Book by Stew Smith […]
Virginia schoolboy Will Thomas launched Operation Hawkeye following the loss of thirty U.S. Special Operations forces (SOF) warriors and a military working dog on 8.6.2011, when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter, call sign EXTORTION 17, was shot down in Afghanistan in what remains the largest single-day loss of life in Operation […]
1. Don’t quit- We have all met the guy who went to “insert Special Forces Selection, BUDs, INDOC, Ranger School, etc. here” and made it all the way to the last day but got hurt. Or the friend who apparently got selected but decided it wasn’t for him because his […]
Every combat troop should know the proper techniques for calling for fire. However, this is something that often goes untrained and put to the wayside due to time constraints and lack of funding. We have decided to put together a quick call for fire tutorial that can act as a […]
Marz Tactical Plate Carrier Review RE Factor Tactical is proud to announce the addition of the Marz Tactical Plate Carrier to our product line and we can’t be happier with the user feedback thus far. The Plate Carrier is one of the best we have seen to date and our […]
When going on deployments it can be difficult to maintain physical fitness. As it turns out many soldiers use this opportunity to pack on some lbs and gorge themselves on pop tarts, monster energy drinks, MREs and just about every other crappy food that the US Military likes to provide […]
Body Armor 101 Body armor comes in two main forms, hard and soft. These can be made from different materials such as kevlar, ceramic, steel, titanium, and polyethylene and can be used to protect against anything from a .22 caliber round (level II) to a .30 caliber round (level IV). […]
Within the planning process of a military operation, there are several key steps that must be accomplished before being able to activate the mission. The WARNO or Warning Order is one of these key steps that vary in time, detail and method of delivery depending on Mission, Enemy, Terrain, and […]
Here’s the standard procedure for calling in a UXO report. LINE 1 — Date-time group discovered: (Command policy will dictate Local or Zulu time). LINE 2 — Reporting Activity (UIC / Unit designation). Location: mandatory eight-digit grid: (include: landmarks, reference points, or street addresses). LINE 3 — Contact Method: Radio […]
NATO 9 Line Line 1: Location of Pickup Site (Grid or latitude/longitude) Line 2: Frequency & Call Sign At Pickup Site Line 3: Number of Patients By Precedence Urgent (Non-Surgical)- evacuate within 2 hours Urgent-surgical (All Trauma)- need immediate Surgical Care Priority– evacuate within 4 hours Routine– evacuate within 24 hours Convenience– evacuate […]
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