Tue. Dec 10th, 2019

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In Depth Tactical Solutions

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This technique is used generally when an entry-way must be entered from the same side by the *operators. Operators will place themselves on the same side of an entryway.

Some reasons for stacking on the same side of an entry point are generally because an obstruction, such as a wall, to one side of the portal doesn’t allow a team to stack at opposite, facing ends. Another reason for stacking on the same side of an entry point is the area before the threshold of the entry point is too small and restricts individual or team movement. One other reason is adjoining rooms are too close to the entry point.

Same side entries are not preferred because it reduces coverage of angles and the operators become a larger target for a threat to engage.

*Operator: Officer/Troop member

A small outtake from training with the Polish boys from @strongholdgroup_Poland.  Www.ProjectGecko.info 



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