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Question on term "Breach"

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:00 am
by Ryan
I get a lot of people saying "Breach" as in to enter. Even if they are not specifically using anything to breach, you may have an open door. Is this the correct useage of the term?

Re: Question on term "Breach"

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:52 am
by tacticalguy
"Breaching" is making a hole or access point. Entry is the movement through that hole or access point/doorway. Those people are misusing the term, sir.

Re: Question on term "Breach"

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:43 am
by jimothy_183
tacticalguy wrote:"Breaching" is making a hole or access point. Entry is the movement through that hole or access point/doorway. Those people are misusing the term, sir.
Agree 100%. I have also heard some people misuse the term.

I like to define the term breach as: The act of forcefully creating a point of entry.

Re: Question on term "Breach"

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:44 am
by Ryan
Exactly. The act of creating an entry point, usually using aids. Mechanical, explosive, ballistic or otherwise. Not the act of entering, which is... an entry. "Into the Breach" often confuses this too.

Re: Question on term "Breach"

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:48 am
by Ryan
I've heard some people argue that "forcible entry" is breaching plus entry (and taking over the place) so you can say breaching to walk in the door. Thoughts?

Re: Question on term "Breach"

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:31 pm
by tacticalguy
Ryan wrote:I've heard some people argue that "forcible entry" is breaching plus entry (and taking over the place) so you can say breaching to walk in the door. Thoughts?
If you walked up to my home, knocked on the door and stuck a weapon (firearm/knife/crowbar) in the face of whoever answered the door and pushed inside, you've just committed a "forcible entry". Seems like someone is trying hard to parse that phrase to their own "tacticool" use.

Re: Question on term "Breach"

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:01 am
by Breacher01
Breaching is the opening of something which should be closed to outsiders.
Experienced breachers try the doorknob first.