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Team SOP for Deploying Distraction Devices

By Ron Yanor

There are many rules that must be followed when making an entry that involves a flashbang. What is the right procedure and what do you do if the flashbang is a dud? This article covers everything you should know to perform this safely and quickly.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2011)
 

CQB in Auditoriums

By Ron Yanor

Hostage rescue scenarios in auditoriums present different challenges from those in smaller venues. Teams should practice and plan for this type of situation while trying not to stray too far from their regular dynamic CQB methodology. Consider entry points, front versus rear assault, possibility of crossfire, etc.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2011)
 

Multiple Breach Point Strategies

By TR Staff

The 7th Annual ISOA Conference included training on multiple breach point strategies. The course emphasized that a multiple entry point breach can often be safer than a single entry point breach.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2010)
 

LaGana Tactical Tomahawk

By Eugene Nielsen

The new LaGana VTAC is an improved version of American Tomahawk Company’s previous Vietnam Tomahawk design. A multi-use tool, the VTAC is capable of chopping, cutting, prying, breaking and raking, and digging, among other applications. Though compact and lightweight, this tool is built to withstand abuse. The VTAC is quick and easy to wield, and has excellent balance in the hand.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2010)
 

Method of Entry 101

By Keith Suddes

Breachers are a vital part of a tactical team and must have the knowledge and training that their position warrants.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2009)
 

Mechanical, Ballistic & Thermal Breaching

By Ron Yanor

The program taught by Tactical Energetic Entry Systems looks at a wide spectrum of breaching options. It focuses on correct and efficient use of the more common tools and also presents gear and tactics that are outside the box.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Dec 2009)
 

Ram That Door!

By Darin Dowe

The success of a tactical operation is based on many elements, one of which is timely entry into the target structure. We must have formalized training, including tactics/tools used to affect the breach and the breacher's position in the stack.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Nov/Dec 2009)
 

The Ram Master

By Paul Milone

The need for forced entry is obvious to anyone with any patrol experience at all. Although explosive breaching and shotgun breaching are both viable options, the reality is that most municipalities are very slow to accept these options. As such, the vast majority of forced entry scenarios are solved with a handheld ram.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2008)
 

Wallbanger Breaching Tool

By Larkin Fourkiller

The tactical triad of speed, shock, and violence of action is set well in motion using the Wallbanger breaching tool.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Mar/Apr 2008)
 

Active Shooter’s Forgotten Factor

By Paul Brandley, Jr.

Law enforcement officials recognize that they need to train and arm officers for responding to rapid deployment situations, and now they must be provided with the tools they need to access a secure building.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Mar/Apr 2008)
 
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