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Shooting Slam: How to Move Through a Building With a Gun

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February 28, 2012
Shooting Slam: How to Move Through a Building With a Gun - 1

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Mike Hughes, the rangemaster at the Gunsite Training Academy in Paulden, Arizona, explains how to enter a house while holding a pistol. The first step is to scan the door and assess where the hinges and the doorknob are (as a sidenote Hughes first references "hinges in the video, but he means door knob"). During this step, the gun is held close to the chest but aimed forward.

The next step is to push the door open with one hand and take a few steps back. This allows the shooter time to grip the pistol with both hands and assess the interior of the structure. Once the shooters has assessed the interior, he enters the building and puts his back against the wall. If there are other closed doors in the interior, the aforementioned steps are done again. Each assessment of an interior is done by dividing the room visually, which Hughes calls "pie-ing."

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from The Captain wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

This is an excellent demonstration of individual movement techniques in room clearing. However, a note should be added that clearing a structure alone is EXTREMELY dangerous. If the defender also knows how to use corners and defend from a strongpoint, an individual clearing a house has slim chance of winning.
This is the reason why Army doctrine dictates that every room should be cleared by no less than two people. There are simply too many angles to cover for one person.

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from The Captain wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

This is an excellent demonstration of individual movement techniques in room clearing. However, a note should be added that clearing a structure alone is EXTREMELY dangerous. If the defender also knows how to use corners and defend from a strongpoint, an individual clearing a house has slim chance of winning.
This is the reason why Army doctrine dictates that every room should be cleared by no less than two people. There are simply too many angles to cover for one person.

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