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Nomex Boy
August 28, 2001, 08:21 AM
Which breaching round do you use? Do you use a standoff device? Thanks.

Gunfighter
August 28, 2001, 09:01 AM
Breacher Up!!! I went through the school about two months ago. We are ordering clayvon rounds. You can breach without a standoff device but it is not recommended. If you do I suggest wearing ballistic chaps. We blew a bunch of doors in a high school they were tearing down. Contact nsatony@aol.com for a catalog from National Security Associates.

Beowulf
August 28, 2001, 08:51 PM
TKO
No stand off devise is used. Gun muzzle held at 45 degree angle to door.

B.

SKN
August 30, 2001, 03:25 AM
Def-Tec, Hatton and Royal Arms and others offer frangible breaching loads to defeat various types of barriers. Before these became widely available members of EOD units constructed their own and before that LE 12-gauge service loads as well as birdshot was used by my team. In contemporary times we've come full circle as I've done classes instructing breaching with service loads as a field expedient for extraordinary intervention tactics.

Stand-offs are the best way to go and Royal Arms makes the best, but a trained operator can place the muzzle based on "Kentucky windage".

Ballisitic breaching is not an endeavor to be undertaken without extensive training.

UK2TX
August 30, 2001, 09:43 AM
Hello Chaps,

Just a quick note to include a link

http://www.clucas.com/content/hatton.htm

Just incase anyone is wondering what you're talking about.

Regards,

UK2TX