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Kicks

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:30 am
by Ryan
What is your SOP for kicking? I.e. donkey kick (mule kick or back kick), team in before breacher. Front kicker, breacher in first?

Re: Kicks

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:19 am
by Viking
Front kicking, while it looks bad ass, forces you to confront a potential threat immediately upon breach. This can be problematic as the breacher most likely is not on his gun and working the angles. At least a donkey kick allows the breacher to get on his gun and work his doorway procedures in a safer manner out of the threshold.

Re: Kicks

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:09 am
by Ryan
Viking wrote:Front kicking, while it looks bad ass, forces you to confront a potential threat immediately upon breach. This can be problematic as the breacher most likely is not on his gun and working the angles. At least a donkey kick allows the breacher to get on his gun and work his doorway procedures in a safer manner out of the threshold.
Exactly.

And welcome to the forums.

Re: Kicks

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:36 am
by tacticalguy
I'm in agreement with Viking. The donkey kick also allows you to have partial protection with the doorframe. Viking, allow me to echo Ryan in welcoming you to the Forums. :)

Re: Kicks

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:51 pm
by Breacher01
If you don't have a doorknocker you should be prepared to kick as a pair, like the blacksmiths do, you don't want to step in out of breath, and depending on the hardware and door/frame material it can take some good blows.

Another good tip is to pry to find out where the locks and other obstacles are. This is best done as recon before you knock on the door, as we call a forceful entry here. Unless you can look through doors and wall you never really know what you're up against.

Re: Kicks

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:30 am
by Ryan
Breacher01 wrote:If you don't have a doorknocker you should be prepared to kick as a pair, like the blacksmiths do, you don't want to step in out of breath, and depending on the hardware and door/frame material it can take some good blows.

Another good tip is to pry to find out where the locks and other obstacles are. This is best done as recon before you knock on the door, as we call a forceful entry here. Unless you can look through doors and wall you never really know what you're up against.
Good tips and welcome to the forums.

Re: Kicks

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:37 pm
by Breacher01
Thank you.