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Glass Houses & How To Use Them?

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:10 pm
by Dramatikk
Ok, people, what are the advantages and disadvantages for using a so-called "glass house" for cqb training?

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Kind regards, Dramatikk. :)

Re: Glass Houses & How To Use Them?

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:36 am
by jimothy_183
Advantage: Easier to spot and correct mistakes, quicker to set up and use

Disadvantage: More abstract = less realistic

Re: Glass Houses & How To Use Them?

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:54 am
by Ryan
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.

Re: Glass Houses & How To Use Them?

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:11 am
by tacticalguy
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.

Re: Glass Houses & How To Use Them?

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:29 am
by Ryan
Ah, don't you miss Dramatikk. :P

Re: Glass Houses & How To Use Them?

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:03 pm
by tacticalguy
Ryan wrote:Ah, don't you miss Dramatikk. :P
Yup. Good poster, sharp mind.

Re: Glass Houses & How To Use Them?

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:19 pm
by AidanMacc
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