How to Clear a Room Without Backup

How to Clear a Room Without Backup

( – Traditionally, clearing a room while moving through a structure is done with a team, generally by law enforcement or the military. If it’s in the middle of the night and someone has broken into your home, chances are that you aren’t going to have a squad to back you up. Without partners, you’re going to be at a huge disadvantage out of the gate. When there’s nobody to help you clear rooms and watch your six, it’s easy to miss something or get flanked.

One big difference between team clearing and solo clearing is the tactical advantages that come with acting quickly. With a group, speed brings security and the ability to overwhelm an enemy. Multiple units clear multiple points simultaneously, but, running unaccompanied, you don’t get that luxury. You’re on your own, so you have to take your time.

Tactical Rifleman has produced a video with an Israeli Special Operative giving us a number of techniques that can be used when facing this situation. Ranging from the assessing environment down to proper footwork, the tactics provided can help you survive this dangerous engagement.

Training in person with a professional teacher is always the best way to learn effective tactics, but that isn’t always an option. Knowledge is power, and knowing these tips can make you better prepared for a potential conflict in your home. Practice these skills now so they will be ready to call upon should you ever need them.

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