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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 Art of Breaking and Raking

By John Messer

This article will examine the necessity for better tactics and equipment when "porting" or "breaking and raking" exterior windows.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2008)
 

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)
 

Rapid Assault Tools

By Scott Oldham

Rapid Assault Tools (RATools) has constructed what may prove to be an extremely convenient and viable system for carrying breaching equipment during a tactical operation. They also offer a variety of equipment with the forced breaching specialist in mind.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jan 2007)
 

Shotgun Breaching

By Scott Oldham

Forced entry should be looked at as a genuine specialty, much akin to a counter sniper, and breachers should receive a great deal of additional training over that of a standard officer.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Jul/Aug 2006)
 

Low Tech Battering Rams

By Peter Ortuso

Designs of battering rams have gone through several changes, based on field-use reports from officers.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Mar/Apr 2006)
 
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