Aggressiveness in room entry

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Aggressiveness in room entry

Post by Cascyth » Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:15 am


I represent a small polish reconstuction team that focuses on using real and accurate cqb tactics. After consulting many specialist I have been presented with a very aggressive systematic entry.

(Aggressive Modified?)
Two operators are to enter the room with no or wide open doors.
No. 1 systematically approaches the doorway with his buddy almost pushing him with his shoulder into the room. After checking the room from the outsides' most accessible angle, our two operators decide to move in.
And here comes the aggression (which is unacceptable for me) - No. 2 is to 'battle' with No. 1 for his place in the doorway forcing the lead operator into the room while he is supposed to oppose.

This is to ensure that both operators enter the room exactly at the same time no matter how little space there is in the doorway.

My question is - Should we stick to this method that IMO makes both operators focus on their small struggle in the doorway thus lowering the actual accuracy, or should we just make contact with one another by laying non-shooting hand on preceding operators' shoulders and following them step by step without making any aggressive moves towards them?

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Chris Gaweda
SPAP Warsaw team

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Post by Admin » Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:05 pm

It sounds like an Israeli entry -)

I think it is ok to puss a little, it makes it fast and the number one man knows he isn’t alone. But to force him in is a bad thing if he isn’t ready to react to threats in his AOR.

If you train and train……. And train, I think that you will be just as fast. Remember some tactics are better for some teams that are paid to do it, and practice 40 hours a week.

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Post by Jack » Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:29 am

I don't like to be pushed. Not in training and not on game day. I've been pushed before while moving through a door way and engaging targets. It's real hard to make hostage shots when somebody pushes you from behind.

Also I want to be concentrating on what is in the room and not concentrating on fighting my way into the room.

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Post by jcheng14 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:51 am

Light contact is okay, pushing is not advisable. The second person ought to be making contact with the shoulder of the first, either with his shoulder or with a hand. There SHOULD be some forward pressure, so that you are not left behind when the point moves, but that pressure should not be so great such that it unbalances or actually moves the lead without him being ready.

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