In a recent Police shooting in Houston, one officer was killed and another wounded while serving a drug warrant.
Both officers were standing in front of an open door to an apartment when the shooting began.
Tactically speaking you want to avoid standing in front of doors, open or closed.
Open doors silhouette your profile while closed doors give your position away to the bad guy.
It may sound basic but in a bad guy’s mind they have a 50/50 shot of hitting you if they shoot through the door after you knock on it and announce yourself! Which is why even today after knocking on a door I stand to the side of it, regardless how nice a neighborhood!
Although it is beyond the scope of this article to dive into the modern fallacies of some modern CQB dogma, the main issue for the armed citizen to remember with the fatal funnel is the following, taken from this article:
The original meaning of the ‘fatal funnel’ was a warning to ensure that you did not pause or remain in doorways or windows. It was to prevent silhouetting yourself there. Of course, when readying to prevent a room entry, the ‘bad guy’ will naturally set up to shoot towards natural entry points. So, rather than over-defining the ‘fatal funnel’, as the video says, it is more about enemy lines of fire, corners, and avoiding silhouetting yourself there. Don’t try and define the ‘funnel ‘ geographically and over complicate it, creating a whole bunch of stylized drills based on over-complicated assumptions about the fatal funnel.
DTG’s 2021 Updated 10 Week (If You’re Lucky) Plan to Prepare for the Worst-Case Scenario It’s been about 13 or 14 years since I wrote this under my since retired ‘nom de guerre’, and commenting on a blog post recently, CA at Western Rifle Shooter’s Association asked me if I’d mind updating it. This is a good base plan for folks you might know just waking up to the fact that things are spinning faster in the vortex than ever before, and this might be the best chance for them to get themselves in gear. Feel free to add or take away as your situation and local area conditions may require. Understand something, though: You have a VERY small window; it may even be too late should something happen that accerlerates the current environment like a JATO (Jet Assisted Take Off) rocket on a C130. So, if you’re just getting started, you need to act now, as in today. Not next week. Not in two weeks. You may not HAVE two weeks. You may be thinking,
Just as Samson was seduced by Delilah, so can you be seduced by the internal desire you have to one degree or another to have all the latest, greatest, coolest, most technically advanced, and 'tacticool' weapons, gear, and associated support equipment available, which, by necessity, will set you back many, many thousands of dollars, usually. When sporty times come, the first thing you'll need to be able to do is actually use what you have. The you have to be able to carry it all. I mention this Nevada a great many, "gear-a-holics" are not in the best shape. Remember a good rule of thumb: All your gear, including weapons, ammo, equipment (all types), food and water shouldn't weigh more than about 65 or 70 pounds. Then, if you're planning on being mobile, you should be ruckingin all sorts of weather over varying distances at a pace of no less than 3 miles an hour over relatively flat and clear routes. But, if you've been collecting gear, I u
First, I forget where I got this graphic; it's been a long while. It's good though, for this post's purposes. For the uninitiated, or new prepper, protector, defender, NPT member, etc (whatever your group calls the new guys), 'CNS' stands for 'Central Nervous System'. There are three ways to achieve instant incapacitation with a firearm against an attacker: Shoot them in one of the 3 places as outlined above. Other descriptions of the targets (and very effective if a bad actor is shot there) are: FRONT: The Occular Cavity SIDE: The Temple (just a smidge toward the top of the ear) REAR: Medula Oblongata (where the brain stem resides at the top of the spine where the brain joins the spinal column. A shot in any of these three locatations brings about catastropic INSTANT failure of all systems in the body. Put another way: "Instant Rag Doll." There's no last chance to pull a trigger, say 'good bye,' "I'm sorry," or