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Gerber Gear – Ding Dong Breaching Tool

Ding Dong

Gerber Gear’s Ding Dong breaching tool is now available for 2014. Combining a sledgehammer, battering ram, and pry bar into a single breaching tool, the Ding Dong features a forged and machined head with cross-hatching that effectively bites into doors and other surfaces, minimizing slip and maximizing impact. The fiberglass handle features two equally spaced molded rings to create mechanical stops for the operator’s hands, and the enlarged pry bar end is perfect for wedging into door frames. The Ding Dong comes with a MOLLE compatible fiberglass plate on which the tool mechanically snaps and is held by a quick-detach heavy rubber strap.

Military, Law Enforcement, or First Responder credentials required for purchase. Built in Portland, Oregon, USA.

www.gerbergear.com/Military/Gear/Ding-Dong_30-000790

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15 Responses to “Gerber Gear – Ding Dong Breaching Tool”

  1. Steve says:

    OMG how silly is this?:
    “Military, Law Enforcement, or First Responder credentials required for purchase.”
    It’s a f***ing hammer with a pry bar on its handle. Whats next? Superhero license to buy some colorfull gloves?

    • D says:

      A reasonable explanation would be that these tools are in limited production, so restricting sales would ensure that the users this product was intended for would have sufficient supply.

  2. Steve says:

    It’s me again. If i didn’t found the sarcasm first, i apologize, but the world is that stupid these days….

  3. Keld says:

    That has to be the coolest most appropriate name for a breaching tool ever.

  4. Andrew says:

    I’m not sure anyone on my job would ever consider using a tool like this made by gerber. There is a reason my job uses only pro-bar tools, they are indistructable and work every time. A farrmaxx tool does this job and then some. Having an adz and a fork end on a FE tool is essential.

    http://www.firehooksunlimited.net/firemaxx.html

  5. Bob says:

    Gerber multitools were issued to us in Stan. They always broke on us. People would just go to the px to pick up SOG or Leatherman. I’m not trying to bash Gerber. They have some interesting designs, which I applaud. It just seems that their tools don’t last long. It would be hard to persuade anyone in my unit to trust their hardware again; especially since you can’t pick up a new breaching tool at the px if this one breaks.

    • straps says:

      Kinda ironic that Gerber and Leatherman take turns putting out the better product.

      Got one of the FIRST Leatherman tools back in the 80s, kept breaking it and sending it back (to their credit, they kept replacing it).

      After skinning my knuckles pretty good when I broke a Leatherman, I went with Gerber, which didn’t disappoint. Swore by Gerber for the next few years.

      Got a Gerber from RFI, broke it, got a Leatherman on the next PX run. Took continuous abuse and kept an edge so I went back to Leatherman. When the MUT came out I got one of those. Which promptly broke.

      Went with Multitasker and never looked back.

      Pretty sure an MBA will come along and suggest a profitable way to ruin ALL THREE brands.

      No faith whatsoever in a Gerber breeching tool. Unless they do it with Bear Gryllls orange highlights, ‘cuz then you KNOW it’s quality…

  6. The Stig says:

    Ooooo you touch my ding ding dong.

  7. Eric B says:

    Good breaching tools are worth their weight in gold and they are not all the same. The best I’ve found are dedicated fire tools, particularly a drop forged Halligan. One piece of steel and no inherent weak points. A shorter pry/halligan also means less leverage. I’ve seen several of the shorter Blackhawk/DE pry tools snap, and I think that was probably a combination of the cast design and shorter handle. That said, we still have them and use them. But when I can, I grab a nice shiny fire halligan. Makes me feel like a fireman, and everybody loves a fireman! Perhaps the Gerber will be well suited for interior doors and the like, but its hard to say about exterior doors and such. Not a lot of curve in the fork either. Bit of a limiting factor.

  8. Bill says:

    The hosehumpers, foundation savers, and basement-to-swimming pool conversion unit have been breaching stuff for centuries, they already have all the tools we could possibly need, even if we have to spray paint it black to make it easier to loose or trip over.

    And somebody at Gerber needs a better class of drugs, with the prices they are charging for their hawk and now this. They make serviceable, entry level tools that are adequate for the average user. Fortunately, I bought all the Stanley B&E tools before they too became delusional.

    I heard good things about Paratech and their extendable tools, but anything that extends can also collapse.

  9. Chris says:

    30″ ProBar and a TNT (Denver) Tool.

    Make some mods to the ProBar – Square off the round inside edge on the fork end (where the fork meets the bar). This makes striking in tight spaces easier. On the fork and adz grind a small mark 1 1/2″ from the end. This is the average jam depth on commercial (steel) doors. Don’t pound the tool into and through the jam and try to pry, prying steel does not work so well. Wrap the handle with hockey stick tape, the same way hockey players do. With that you will have an awesome FE tool.

    The Denver Tool is a great and wicked cool FE tool.

  10. AntiCitizenOne says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfLgvuap-ZQ

    Clifton Collins Jr FTW