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Coye “Mad Duo” Limited Edition – Giving Away No.1 Of 20

Friday, March 14th, 2014

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Breach-Bang-Clear donated the ‘1 of 20’ knife in a line of custom Coye Ridgebacks to F3 Tactical, for the purpose of a raffle benefiting the Warrior Shoot Event Group. The Ridgeback features a 5/32″ Bohler N690 stainless steel blade with a length of 3.25″. The finish is either plain stonewash or acid wash/tumbled, and the handle material is G10. Each knife comes with a custom Kydex sheath with Tek-Lok. The custom engraving on the blade features the Breach-Bang-Clear crest on one side of the blade, along with a ‘1 of 20’ mark.

The drawing will be held April 02, 2014.

www.f3tac.com/products.php?product=Donation-%252d-WSEG-Raffle-Ticket

TacHacker – DIY Pistol Storage Case

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Breach Bang Clear’s “Hondo” came up with an interesting idea of converting NVG storage cases, readily available on the surplus market into weapon storage cases.

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Visit www.breachbangclear.com/site/10-blog/371-dig-it-duo-diy-gun-case for full details.

Is Your Instructor Teaching You DBVT?

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

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Insist on only the best.

Brought to you by our friends at Breach-Bang-Clear.

Risk, Maneuver and Positional Warfare

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

This post originated on Beach Bang Clear.

Risk, Maneuver and Positional Warfare

by Peter Nealan

“Shoot, Move, Communicate.” That’s been the mantra for the infantryman for years. So how come we do so little of the second one?

I’ve been in several firefights downrange. In every one, we held our position and shot back at an enemy that maneuvered freely around us. On the first day on the ground in Helmand, we were actually taking fire from three directions, and were effectively pinned for several hours. During a firefight in open country in Zaidon, Iraq, we were actually told by our commander to stay put, rather than try to close with the enemy.

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Marines of 2ND Recon at night near Zaidon, Iraq – infantrymen today are as much beast of burden as they are grunt.

To read the rest, visit www.breachbangclear.com/site/10-blog/306-we-shoot-and-communicate-but-dont-move-so-much.

Follow Breach Bang Clear on Facebook

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Our friends, the Mad Duo now have a Facebook Page. Follow them at www.facebook.com/BreachBangClear and

Mad Duo Reviews ‘Act of Valor’

Friday, February 24th, 2012

The SEAL realism movie ‘Act of Valor’ hits theaters today and the Mad Duo from Breach-Bang-Clear got an early preview.

The point here is to accept the movie for what it is; SOF porn. Some people can get overly pumped over that and some can’t. If you are expecting slick performances, don’t. These guys aren’t actors. But, what you see is real. This isn’t a CGI movie.

Check out their review it has some great Q&A with the writer and director.

BCS Shotgun Scabbard

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

As the Mad Duo reported, members of the Breach-Bang-Clear evaluation team have been evaluating the BCS Tactical Shotgun Scabbard and Shot Shell Rig. We’ve finally finished, utilizing both pieces of kit in training, on the range and operationally. We’ll review the shotty scabbard first, as it is undoubtedly going to be the mostly widely appealing of the two (the chest rig being a particularly niche piece of kit, though no less useful for that.)

We liked the shotgun scabbard for potential tactical team and active shooter deployments, where a secondary or tertiary shotgun capability would be beneficial. It’s certainly a better option than slinging a twelve-gauge across the back, which hangs the muzzle out past the edge of the operator’s profile, putting it in the way of furniture, doorways, team members, etc.

We found the “standard”, unmodified scabbard was able to accommodate different large-frame shotguns (Remington 870 w/ 18” barrel, shoulder stock w/ pistol grip and 6-round sidesaddle for instance) without any issues. The stock on the 870 and the Mossberg 500 sat a little high, but a slightly shorter barreled weapon would have had no issues (and BCS advises they will modify an individual scabbard for specific weapons if needed).

The scabbard was easily donned and simple to adjust for the shoulders and waist size of several officers. The location of the bottom waist strap could be adjusted to fit the torso length of individual officers.

Drawing the shotgun was easily done, requiring just a slight shift of the scabbard closer to the body. Initially evaluators thought they’d have difficulty putting the weapon back into the scabbard but this was not the case. It was faster to have the assistance of a second officer in those cases when the evaluator was jocked up in heavy armor but not required.

In a couple of cases evaluating officers rearranged the outside pouches on their Level IV vests in order to make the scabbard ride more comfortably without binding, but did not suffer any problems with blockage once that was accomplished. Note: all evaluators wore drop-down thigh rigs for their primary handgun during the majority of testing. It was not evaluated with a traditional waist holster at any length, but all believed it could be worn alongside such a holster without difficulty.

Though the butt of the weapon rode just a little high for two evaluators’ preference, there were only a couple of suggestions made at the end of the trial period. The first was to ask for MOLLE/PALS on the back of the scabbard and the second for a wide strip of hook-and-loop centered between the top of the prybar webbing and the mouth of the scabbard. The former would allow for additional modularity, the latter would allow for a large POLICE or SHERIFF tape to be placed across the back in place of the one traditionally worn on the back of a uniform or external armor carrier. Most agreed they’d want to let BCS know in advance what sort of shotgun would be carried in a particular scabbard—though the “stock” version performed well, presumably it would be improved with some specificity.

Overall a sturdy, well-built and useful piece of kit.

Stand by for further traffic.

For more on BCS Tactical, visit them on the web at www.beezcombatsystems.com. Contact the Breach-Bang-Clear evaluation team at www.breachbangclear.com/site/evaluation-team or e-mail BreachBangClear@gmail.com.

-Breach-Bang-Clear Evaluation Team

Rumors of Scott-Donelan’s Retirement Are Greatly Exaggerated

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Despite word that he’s ceased to teach, rumors of David Scott-Donelan’s retirement are grossly exaggerated. He has stopped neither teaching nor consulting. He is, in fact, busier than ever.

For some time there’s been scuttlebutt Scott-Donelan had called it quits. Such rumors may have sprung from his abrupt resignation from the long-lived company he founded and ran previously for decades. They may have come from the well-meaning but uninformed, who might’ve assumed a brief, successful battle with skin cancer would convince him to take a well-deserved rest. It’s also possible, as some have alleged, certain unscrupulous competitors deliberately spread such rumors to win training contracts of their own—a disheartening thought, but stranger things have happened when there’s money involved.

If he is out of business, it will certainly come as a surprise to the people he’s been instructing over the last few months—among them the Australian Federal Police, 2/4 Scout Snipers, Queensland Police Special Operations, members of the New Zealand Army Tracking School instructor cadre, USMC Combat Hunters, Army scouts at the Ft. Bliss Border Hunter program, National Park Service personnel, NPS SWAT officers and several other U.S law enforcement agencies.

That’s staying pretty busy for someone who has retired or is too ill to leave his home.

Donelan is a veteran special operations officer with nearly fifty years experience either conducting counter-insurgency warfare or teaching others to do so. He served in the Rhodesian Army (Rhodesian Light Infantry, Tracker Combat Unit, Rhodesian SAS, the Bush Warfare & Tracking School at Lake Kariba and Selous Scouts) and later the SADF (5 Reconnaissance Regiment) and South-West Africa Territorial Force before emigrating to the US. He currently serves on the Committee of the Selous Scouts Association and is a member of the SAS Association of Southern African, the RLI Association (all open only to vetted veterans of those organizations) and the Rhodesian Forces Association. He has instructed US military and LE personnel from every branch and all types of agency. He still (despite recently celebrating his 70th birthday) routinely goes to the field with his students.

Donelan has been consulting for the Dept of Homeland Security and continues to visit Ft Leavenworth between tracking classes. There he works as a visiting practitioner for the US Army Counter-Insurgency Course. He is also apparently working on “T4”, network of tracking groups and trainers from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Israel and other allied countries.

If you’re interested in tracking—tactical, search and rescue or civilian—contact Mr. Scott-Donelan via the Scott Donelan Tracking School (www.trackingoperations.com) website or FaceBook. He asks that you give them a few days to respond to e-mails, but stresses that busy as they are they will get back with you.

Breach-Bang-Clear Staff