Glass Houses & How To Use Them?

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Glass Houses & How To Use Them?

Post by Dramatikk » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:10 pm

Ok, people, what are the advantages and disadvantages for using a so-called "glass house" for cqb training?

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Re: Glass Houses & How To Use Them?

Post by jimothy_183 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:36 am

Advantage: Easier to spot and correct mistakes, quicker to set up and use

Disadvantage: More abstract = less realistic
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Re: Glass Houses & How To Use Them?

Post by Ryan » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:54 am

No accounting for furniture, deployable threat locations and obstacles. But I guess that's where contingencies come in. Walk throughs may program entries that aren't actually suited for the obstacles in the room.
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Re: Glass Houses & How To Use Them?

Post by tacticalguy » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:11 am

Pro: You can set up a floor plan diagram in a secure warehouse with simple Duck tape and do your walk through over and over.
Con: As Jimothy pointed out, it's very abstract. Experienced team members know how to shake that off, rookies; not so easily.
If you have `cleared' all the rooms and met no resistance, you and your entry team have probably kicked in the door of the wrong house.
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Re: Glass Houses & How To Use Them?

Post by Ryan » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:29 am

Ah, don't you miss Dramatikk. :P
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Re: Glass Houses & How To Use Them?

Post by tacticalguy » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:03 pm

Ryan wrote:Ah, don't you miss Dramatikk. :P
Yup. Good poster, sharp mind.
If you have `cleared' all the rooms and met no resistance, you and your entry team have probably kicked in the door of the wrong house.
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Re: Glass Houses & How To Use Them?

Post by AidanMacc » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:19 pm

Special Forces mainly use Glass Houses to reconstruct the building they've just done reconnaissance on. So say like the SAS and the Iranian embassy siege, they drilled microphones in the walls to get to know where the hostages were, plus they also had the floor plans of the embassy. Once you've got floor plans that's when you can reconstruct the building into a glass house. Simple. Plus if their is a hostage crisis over seas they can easily set up a glass house and train :D

Here is a video of the SAS using a Glass house:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3eAiJ4eL9A

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