Hmmm... I was under impression that it's safer and more efficient (and faster) to take down most doors with a sledgehammer, than with a 12 gauge breacher rounds - never mind about pieces of door becoming lethal projectiles flying into the residence. I understand that these are designs for the "warzone", but domestic enforcement agencies will want these too and in a hurry - never mind that Iraqis are people too and are starting to complain about their rights here and there.
I lived in a loft that had old steel and heavy wood doors with a center lock that extended to the sides like a vault mechanism - leaves a lot to be desired if in a case of mistaken identity, someone is setting up explosive charge to take it off the frame...
Hmmm... I was under impression that it's safer and more efficient (and faster) to take down most doors with a sledgehammer, than with a 12 gauge breacher rounds
The problem there (for USSOCOM) is that then you have one of your troops holding a hammer or ram instead of a gun. With a shotgun, after the breaching rounds, there can be regular buckshot or slugs; for that matter, according to the article the breaching rounds themselves are usually just modified antipersonnel.
To an extent, this could be an issue for civvie LEO, as well.
My concern; These are tactics currently being employed. This means we are getting into a OPSEC issue, Discussing it, also helps others to plan a counter measure. I believe this topic was also closed on a SF site not long ago, for the same reason.
If another MOD, feels the need to reopen, no problem. Until then, I am closing it.
The quote from that site:
"Think about it. At some point during your training, somebody probably told you "There is no such thing as a stupid question." They lied. There won't be any in-depth discussions of specific breaching techniques or target analysis done in this, an open forum on the internet."