Shotgun Breaching

Shotgun Breaching

A shotgun is an effective tool for breaching in many circumstances. Knowing how to effectively breach a door with the correct method and ammunition is an important skill to learn as a patrol officer especially with Active Shooter Incidents on the rise. 360 Tactical Training Instructor, Kent O’Donnell recently wrote an article about Shotgun Breaching for Tactics and Preparedness Newsletter. In his article, he shares his experience with using birdshot, buckshot, slugs and commercial breaching rounds. He explains the importance of proper technique and differences between commercial and residential doorframes. Whether you are a law enforcement officer or a citizen who would like to prepare for contingencies, practice with a qualified instructor. Read the entire article.

Kent O’Donnell is a former Recon Marine and a retired police sergeant. He spent most of his career on his department’s SWAT team. Kent performs risk and security audits and training throughout West Africa, South America and Europe and provides weapons and tactics training around the world. Kent worked on a U.S. government project in Libya for six months and currently serves 360 Worldwide Security.