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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by CR Williams View Post
    Besides the sledge hammer, if you are substituting for a Haligan for some reason what is a good short list of tools for that? I ask because I came across this:

    http://www.amazon.com/Innovation-Fac...productDetails

    ...and to my inexperienced eye it looks like it would be better than the FUBAR. But there are several things that Amazon puts up that might not be nearly as useful as they look. Would somebody be inclined to put together a short list of acceptable tools starting with Haligans and other such and then moving down to useful substitutes on the FUBAR level? I would appreciate it.
    A more comprehensive list of (common man) tools is part of a later article that has yet to be published.......Stand by
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    Quote Originally Posted by CR Williams View Post
    . But there are several things that Amazon puts up that might not be nearly as useful as they look...
    Here's something very cheap that might be handy in a truck or somewhere, or as a supplement to other tools:

    http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Emer...r&keywords=pry bar axe multitool
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    Is the angle on the wrecking bar important? I was checking our selection of tools yesterday at work and saw we had a Dewalt wrecking bar that looks as if its already good to go but the head is at more of a right angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkface View Post
    Is the angle on the wrecking bar important? I was checking our selection of tools yesterday at work and saw we had a Dewalt wrecking bar that looks as if its already good to go but the head is at more of a right angle.
    I have found the modified T-Head bar to be better for 2 reasons. The first is that once the head is cut it forms a flat surface to strike with a hammer while "setting" the tool, bars with a curved neck like the one you pictured are usable but less optimal because the rounded neck can cause a glancing blow especially when the bar is at a odd angel in a confined space. The second reason is that I have found that the slightly "up-wards" angle of the remaining head allows for more leverge in many situations.

    In a pinch a standard crowbar or even a tire iron can be pressed into service.......Once you understand the principles and have practiced the techniques you can easily improvise and overcome.
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    Those are points I had considered when looking at them in respect to an ideal tool. Thanks.
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    This is good info. Many thanks!
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    Part II of this series now published on the SI Blog...Enjoy!

    http://blog.suarezinternational.com/...l#.U8xeqrHis08
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    Great stuff again Sua

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    Just wondering if we might consider way to make breaching harder--Its NOT always good guys coming in....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUA SPONTE View Post
    Part II of this series now published on the SI Blog...Enjoy!

    http://blog.suarezinternational.com/...l#.U8xeqrHis08
    Wow, the info on window breaching was fantastic. I do some photography and more surreptitious entry for an urban exploration group, and it's always nice to find new methods, even though we generally only use soft methods because of the risk of being noticed. It'll definitely be interesting to see your thoughts on soft entry, since my training, with the exception of lock picking and a few other things were informal only.

    Quote Originally Posted by EDELWEISS View Post
    Just wondering if we might consider way to make breaching harder--Its NOT always good guys coming in....

    I feel like that's what most people that read these articles will get away from them. I doubt the average person with the average budget could make breaching very difficult, but hardening your home to make it take longer can mean the difference between getting to the chokepoint, and not getting there.

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