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1800’s Neckbeards

1800’s neckbeards


A neck beard, much like a fine work of art, takes time, patience, and the masculinity of a full grown male rhinoceros to cultivate. The Civil War era, hands down had some of the most spectacular and panty wetting neckbeards in recorded history; so we are going to provide you with a short list of RE Factor Tactical’s favorite Civil War neckbeards.  Before we get started we are going to go over the rules and regulations of having a neckbeard that makes the list. The face must be completely clean shaven with the facial hair starting below the jaw line. Basically it looks like a clean shaven man with a small animal wrapped around the neck. A mustache is acceptable as long as it does not connect to the sides of the cheeks like you would see on a regular beard. A good example would be Ron Jeremy’s caterpillar he has crawling on his face. That is pretty much all of the rules and regulations for a neck beard, so without further adieu here are some of the best neckbeards that flooded countless basements in the civil war era and kept ladies changing their socks several times a day in the 1800’s.


Neckbeard number one is business up top, and amish down below. He has a clean shave on his face,  and what resembles a rich widow’s well groomed house cat on his neck. The beard looks to be at least six inches long , well maintained and as white as snow. This classic neckbeard took months, maybe even years to get to refine, and yes I know what you are thinking, the carpet probably match the drapes.





Neckbeard number two is much shorter, much darker, and less kept. The photo resembles a mug shot which was probably taken after he was caught stealing your Great Grandfather’s girl. This neck beard sporting meat titan was sliding into dm’s way before it was cool, this was done by having his servants deliver formal requests to ladies asking to court them. After knocking the dust off it, he tossed them a shiny nickel, ordered them a carriage and sent them on their way.




Neckbeard number three is a much bushier continuation of his hair that includes sideburns and wraps completely around the face. He chose this style of beard because it softened the grip from ladies thighs whilst he wore them like scarves. This beard is well rounded, and reminds us of a giant pack of cotton balls. You will notice if you look closely that his hair swoops under his glasses and flairs out like a judge’s wig to remind you that he is the law of the land, and indeed running shit.




Last but not least, neckbeard number four is the only contestant that offers unlimited mustache rides to the thirsty ass wenches of the 1800’s. His unruly neck beard denotes that he lives a rugged and fast lifestyle. He engaged in questionable activities with even more questionable women. Don’t let his hipster, good guy glasses fool you, if you crossed him he would empty a revolver in you and then run off with your baby’s momma.

We understand after reading this and seeing the pictures of these neck bearded Demi-Gods that you probably feel inferior and want to start growing your own neckbeard as fast as humanly possible. Please remember that growing a neckbeard comes with very serious and sometimes fatal consequences. You will be attacked at random by hordes of women trying to ride your precious life-giving war hammer, and claim their spot next to your throne after giving birth to your mighty neckbearded war babies. These neckbeard thirsting trollops will stop at nothing to get your pure and precious neck bearded seed and will get it by any means necessary.

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Kabul Suicide Bomb Kills 31 and Injures over 80


Via multiple news sources

On January 10th a Taliban insurgent wearing a Suicide Vest (SVEST) and a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) detonated near the Afghan Parliamentary Building in Kabul, killing 31 and injuring over 80 people.  The attack began with the SVEST detonation near a van followed with a VBIED detonation after Afghan police arrived on scene.

An Afghan Police spokesman said the attackers targeted Afghan Intelligence Officials.  Officials believe both Afghan Intelligence personnel and civilians are among the dead.

This is the bloodiest attack in Kabul in recent months.

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The U.S. Military is sending a Marine Task Force Back to Afghanistan

Jan 3, 2017 0 Middle East - U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Nathan P. Olson with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, prepares to set up a security perimeter after exiting an MV-22 Osprey from Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron-165, while forward deployed to the Middle East, Dec. 26, 2016. Marines with 3/7 compose the ground combat element, to include the dedicated TRAP force, for SPMAGTF-CR-CC within the Central Command area of operations, spanning 20 countries. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is currently forward deployed to several host nations, with the ability to respond to a variety of contingencies rapidly and effectively. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher D. Thompson)
Jan 3, 2017
Middle East – U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Nathan P. Olson with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, prepares to set up a security perimeter after exiting an MV-22 Osprey from Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron-165, while forward deployed to the Middle East, Dec. 26, 2016. Marines with 3/7 compose the ground combat element, to include the dedicated TRAP force, for SPMAGTF-CR-CC within the Central Command area of operations, spanning 20 countries. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is currently forward deployed to several host nations, with the ability to respond to a variety of contingencies rapidly and effectively. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher D. Thompson)

The U.S. Military announced that they will be sending a 300 man Marine TF back to Southern Afghanistan this spring to help fight again the Taliban’s annual spring offensive.  The Task Force will primarily operate in Helmand Province and is expected to undergo a 9 month deployment.  The military anticipates this to be an ongoing rotation.


USMC Lt. Gen Beyler stated, “Afghanistan remains a dangerous and dynamic environment, and our aim, training and advising the Afghan forces, is to preserve and build upon the gains they’ve made. Marines will face risk in this new assignment.”

According to the official release “Task Force South West, made up of Marines from II Marine Expeditionary Force and led by Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, Jr., will train and advise key leaders within the Afghan National Army 215th Corps and the 505th Zone National Police.”

While the Marines haven’t been to Helmand since 2014 it is a well fought area for the corps.  It’s unclear as to how much their position will include actual field operation, however it’s likely they will see some of the tougher fighting this year.

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List of Active Duty/Veteran Discounts You Might Not Know About


We all like discounts and free shit so we set out to find some solid companies out there who offer some solid discounts to active duty and or veteran personnel.  Please note that some of the discounts may change from the time this blog is written so be sure to check with the company for further details.   If you are out shopping don’t be afraid to ask if the store offers any military related discounts, you might be surprised who actually does.

If you know of any other discounts please be sure to add it in the comments below so we can help grow the list!

1: RE Factor Tactical-  We offer 15% off to Active Duty Military Personnel, Law Enforcement Personnel and Emergency Services.  To qualify, please create an account using your official government email address.  Once complete email and we will adjust your account to receive the discount.

2: National Park Service- Offers free entry with a valid Active Duty ID.

3: Banana Republic- Offers 20% off to all Active Duty and Veteran personnel.

4: Verizon- Offers 15% off to  Active Duty Service Members

5: Chick-fil-A- Offers 10% off to Active Duty Service Members (varies by franchise)

6:  Lonestar Stakehouse- Offers 20% off every Monday and 10% off every other day to Active Duty and Veteran Personnel.

7: Hard Rock Cafe- Offers 15% off to Active Duty Personnel.

8: Cabelas- Offers 5% off to Active Duty, Reserve, Retired and VA Personnel.

9: Footlocker- Offers 20% off to Active Duty and Veteran Personnel.

10: Lowes- Offers 10% off to Active Duty and Veteran Personnel.

11: Nike- Offers 10% off to Active Duty and Veteran Personnel.

12: Dick’s Sporting Goods- Offers 10% off to Active Duty and Veteran Personnel.

13: Bed Bath and Beyond- Offers 10% off to Active Duty and Veteran Personnel.

14: Apple- Offers varied discounts to Active Duty and Government Personnel.  Ask for their federal program.

15: AT&T- Offers 15% off to Veterans and Active Duty Service Members.

16: Home Depot- Offers 10% off to Active Duty and Veteran Personnel.

17: Proof Research Barrels- 25% off to all Active Duty and LE personnel.

18: Brass Flags- 7% off to all Active Duty Military, Fire, EMS and LE personnel.

19: Manta Defense- 20% off to all current or former Military, LE, FED and EMS personnel.

20: RMJ Tactical- $65 off all axes and tomahawks for LE, EMS and Active Duty Personnel. $35 off for Veterans personnel.

21: Sarge’s Shooting Bags- 25% off to all Active Duty Military, Veterans, EMS, Fire and LE Personnel.

22: Lantac USA- Offers 10% off to all LE personnel.

23: AZ Guns- Offers a variety of price breaks to Active Duty Military, LE and Federal Employees.

24: Fox Group Tennessee- Offers 20% off to all Active Duty Military, Veterans, LE, Fire and EMS Personnel.

25: California Emergency Prep- 10% off to all EMS, Fire, Active Duty Military and LE Personnel.

26: Madison Fight Science Gym- Offers free 20 hours of training to all Active Duty Military and LE personnel.

27: Strip Gun Club, Las Vegas- Offers 10% off to all Active Duty Military and LE Personnel.



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First Female Infantry Marines to Join the Ranks

Pfc. Julia Carroll, 18, native of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Pfc. Cristina Fuentes Montenegro, 25, native of Coral Springs, Fla., two of the first three female Marine graduates from the School of Infantry-East's Infantry Training Battalion course.
Pfc. Julia Carroll, 18, native of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Pfc. Cristina Fuentes Montenegro, 25, native of Coral Springs, Fla., two of the first three female Marine graduates from the School of Infantry-East’s Infantry Training Battalion course.

On January 5th, 2017, three female Marines will make history by being the first to join Marine infantry Battalions.  The three female Marines will be headed to 1st BN, 8th Marines and will take on the roles of rifleman (0311), Machine Gunner (0331) and Mortar Marine (0341).

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus. Capt. Philip Kulczewski stated:

“The Corps applauds the time and efforts of those Marines who volunteered.  As we continue to move forward, we remain steadfast in our commitment to ensure that the men and women who earn the title ‘Marine’ will be ready, and will provide America with an elite crisis-response force that is ready to fight and win.”

The three female marines were the first to graduate the USMC school of Infantry and are part of the USMC’s push to fully integrate females into all combat fields.


While it is unclear with President Trump will continue the push for women in Special Operations and Combat positions the military is still moving forward with a full integration.  Arguments continue to run for and against a fully integrated force.

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Tips for being a Private Military Contractor (PMC)


Tips for new Private Military Contractors

Hey Hero, congrats on making it out of the military and into the PMC world. You are about to embark on the greatest monetary adventure of your life, but before you do we wanted to offer a few pieces of advice.

1. Kit- Before deploying buy as much gear as possible. This is essential and your coolness with be calculated by your ability to buy the most up to date gear. Don’t have a use for that piece of gear? No problem. As long as the gear has MOLLE on it you are set.

2. Tattoos- Get some, actually get a lot of them. A couple of true crowd pleasers are flames, skulls, spiderwebs, 8 balls, inspiring quotes about how you will never give up and anything tribal. The more menacing the better and make sure they put somewhere on your body where everyone can see them.

3. Look like you are going on a safari- This is quite possibly the most important of all. Go to your local tactical dealer and buy one of everything…. Actually scratch that buy 10 of everything in every color. Don’t worry you can afford it, you are a baller contractor now. Also be sure to put on all of your gear BEFORE leaving the US, it’s paramount that you let everyone know in the DC, Atlanta or Dubai airport that you are bad ass and mean business. Added points for having your ID holders with all of your information out for all to see. If you are curious what to wear as an undershirt “who’s your bagdaddy,” “dirka dirkastan”, and something about you being an infidel are all perfect options.

4. House- Buy one, a big one with lots of extras like a pool, 5 car garage and an insanely large TV. You will need somewhere for your wife and her boyfriend to live while you are away so make sure it’s nice. Not sure what you can afford? A good rule of thumb when buying a house is to take your yearly average income and multiply it by 3 and that is what you can safely afford. Since you are a rich contractor and will never be fired or let go due to a change of work go ahead and take what you make in a year and multiply it by 20. This way you are guaranteed to match your newly acquired baller rich lifestyle.

5. Car- What am I thinking? Truck. The bigger the better and make sure to get a good lift kit, loud exhaust, bumper stickers that contain your entire DD-214 and flamed decals. Remember anything under a super charged V-8 is for pussies and you don’t want to be a pussy now that you are a snake eating contractor do you?

6. Harley- Notice I didn’t write Honda, BMW, Kawasaki or anything else lame like that. Get something big with a loud exhaust. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to ride one either, chances are your wife’s boyfriend does and he will be able to keep it running for you while you’re gone.

7. Watch- Go to your nearest Rolex retailer and buy a submariner, make sure it’s brand new and really expensive. Everyone needs to know you make a lot of money and that is the best way to prove it. If it’s not a Rolex then make sure it’s big, bright and easily identifiable as something that a rich person would wear by anyone not accustomed to your gangster ass lifestyle.

8. Savings- Don’t do it, you will just be wasting your time since you are getting more money next month and lots of it. If you are confused on ways to spend it I recommend going to Vegas, Thailand or the Philippines and throwing it at strippers and other minions who don’t make as much you.

9. Tap Out Shirts- Can’t fight? No problem!! You don’t need to train for years… remember that Jiu Jitsu class that you took 3 years ago but were too tired to finish? That is all you need to start wearing a bunch of fight clothes… maybe everyone will think you’re actually sponsored!!

10. Buy lots of supplements- Anything that sounds like ‘Jacked-Up Fuck Monster’, ‘Energy Fist’, ‘Stronger, Deeper, and Definitely not-Gay’, and ‘Mega Mass Monster Bench Press’ will do. It is irrelevant if it actually works, just buy it, and have it sitting out on your night stand… much respect (besides, you’ll be doing steroids anyway). And remember, if its herbal, cleansing, vitamins, or overall health and wellness related you will look like a giant pussy.

11. Get on social media and tell everyone else how bad-ass you are- Now that you are a PMC you are pretty much the Delta Force DEVGRU ninja operator of the security world. Nobody knows more about tactics and operations than you now that you went through a 2 week WPPS course. It’s your duty to get on Facebook and Instagram and educate the rest of those low life scum that only make a month what you make in a week. Be sure to degrade others on the chat forums and talk about the time you were in the military and killed more people than ass cancer on your last deployment. On your profile be sure to list as many photos as possible of you jacking steel, shooting guns and all your testosterone infused trucks and motorbikes.


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RE Factor Tactical End of Year Sale


     As the year 2016 winds down and eventually comes to a close you are probably reflecting back on all the doors you have kicked in and the tang you have smashed over the last 12 months. As you bask in the glow from all the accomplishments you have achieved over the year you are probably wondering to yourself ( on a bear skinned rug with 3 honeys), how can i make 2017 more epic? Well if your plans for 2017 include more door kicking , wig splitting, and coochie poppin you are in luck. RE Factor Tactical is having an end of the year blowout sale that will take you into the new year with the best gear for the training, and doing work down range. So stop by before the sale ends and enjoy 20% off your entire order until midnight 31 December 2016, at which point you should be knuckles deep in a meat pie while the room spins around you in your inebriated state of holiday bliss.   Use the code POPRISERS to make that paper rain.

May the broads be ever in your favor.


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Check Out These Photos of Christmas at War

Dirt naps in Afghanistan, Gifts for Adolf Hitler, check out our boys spending Yuletide greetings in a combat zone.

Soldiers eat Christmas dinner during WWII
This Santa knows who’s naughty.. Delivering some dirt naps in Afghanistan.
Delivering some presents to Adolf
Armistice Day football match at Dale Barracks between german soldiers and Royal Welsh fusiliers to remember the famous Christmas Day truce between germany and Britain PCH
In 1914, on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, German and Allied soldiers stopped fighting and declared a temporary truce to play a football match.
Soliders in Liberia bow their head in prayer
Soldiers take a time-out during the Vietnam War to enjoy Christmas
Military Chistmas
Good ol’ St. Nick delivering some Christmas hate.
Christmas during the Korean War
Marines gather around Santa in Kuwait
Door Gunner Petty Officer Richard Symonds of the Royal Navy wears a Santa Claus outfit as he delivers mail and presents to troops around Helmand province in this handout released by Britain's Ministry of Defence December 25, 2010. REUTERS/Sgt Rupert Frere RLC/Crown Copyright/Handout (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CONFLICT SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO COMMERCIAL USE
Door Gunner Petty Officer Richard Symonds of the Royal Navy wears a Santa Claus outfit as he delivers mail and presents to troops around Helmand province in this handout released by Britain’s Ministry of Defence December 25, 2010.
Washington crosses the Delaware to deliver some Christmas punishment to the Red Coats.


7 Facts You Might Not Know About GEN. James “Mad Dog” Mattis


Our new SECDEF or as we like to refer to him, Secretary of War, General James Mattis isn’t your typical political figurehead. In fact, without trying, he’s still twice the candidate compared to the other ones.

Here are a few facts about Mad Dog that you may not have known.

  1. He’s a bachelor, a lifelong bachelor – Referred to as the Warrior Monk, the good general has never been married and never had kids (that he knows of.) While there may be some little barrel chested Mattis minions running around Thailand, Mattis devoted his life to slaying bodies rather than Saturday morning soccer games and alimony payments. If he were to have a wife, the Marines would have issued him one.

2. He served four decades in the Marines, joining in 1969 and retiring in 2013.

3. Mattis started out as enlisted and later transferred over to the officer ranks in 1972, Apparently, LCPL Mattis wasn’t appealing for the future Secretary of War.

4. He once pulled Christmas Duty for another officer – In 1998, Mattis was seen pulling duty for a Major who he sent home to spend the holiday with his family. We have yet to hear of another General Officer pulling duty on Christmas Day.

5. General Mattis has over 7,000 books in his personal library and often carries books with quotes from Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius into combat.

6. He served in three wars; Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and the Persian Gulf War.

7. He has the most savage ass quotes that will make your pants tight. Some of his quotes include

  • “I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential of failure. I cannot even spell the word.”
  • “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”reft16_generalmattis_shirtback
  • There is nothing better than getting shot at and missed. It’s really great.”
  • You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyway. So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually, it’s quite fun to fight them you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right up there with you. I like brawling. 
  • Demonstrate to the world there is ‘No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy’ than a U.S. Marine.