1 Person Room Clearing Techniques

Watch this helmetcam of a room clearing exercise at Trident Fitness. Red targets are friendlies and yellow targets are bad guys.

It's an interesting video and shows how fast things happen- especially at beginner speeds. In under 2 minutes rooms are clear and we hear from Rich Graham. My thoughts after watching this:

  • Room clearing is a complex task – especially when working alone as you are in most home defense situations. The trainee in this clip is pretty green but is also a good example of how easy it is to make mistakes. More practice leads to fewer mistakes.
  • Good shooting- not missing is a good thing
  • The trainee should have changed levels- his movements were dangerously predictable. Practice helps with this too. If you act in a predictable way in this or many other situations you are asking for an ambush.
  • It would be a scream to run this drill with an integrally suppressed 300 BLK SBR


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