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Circumstances are an attribute, detail, or condition with respect to time, place, manner, agent, etc., that accompanies, determines, or modifies a fact or event; it is a modifying or influencing factor. Keeping this in mind, know then, there are no fail safe entries. Every entry by units has pros and cons and there are far too many elements to list here. Trying to list every element would only cause more confusion. Practicing a technique will elicit the reasons why.
How many men should stand in a stack, what kind of weapons does each man utilize (shotgun, pistol, rifle), where does each person stand in the stack, etc. Let’s keep it simple…Not all techniques are useful for every team. Take what works for your team.
The Modified room-entry technique is a combination of the crisscross and buttonhook entry techniques. It is used when an entry-point must be entered from the same side by the *operators. Reasons for attempting this kind of entry-point technique are numerous: If breaching is required, if an obstruction at one side of the portal doesn’t allow a team to stack at opposite, facing ends, and so on.
Upon stacking to one side of the entry-point, the first operator (1) enters the portal and takes postion within the room and faces opposite the position he originally faced. The second operator (2) crosses the entry-point, into the portal and stands within the room, away from the fatal funnel, without changing his facing direction. The operators can change the order of who enters first and what direction they go; first operator is never wrong, and second operator takes the opposite side.
*Operator: Officer/Troop member
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