Avoiding the ‘Fatal Funnel’

In a recent Police shooting in Houston, one officer was killed and another wounded while serving a drug warrant.

Both officers were standing in front of an open door to an apartment when the shooting began.

Tactically speaking you want to avoid standing in front of doors, open or closed.

Open doors silhouette your profile while closed doors give your position away to the bad guy.

It may sound basic but in a bad guy’s mind they have a 50/50 shot of hitting you if they shoot through the door after you knock on it and announce yourself! Which is why even today after knocking on a  door I stand to the side of it, regardless how nice a neighborhood!

Although it is beyond the scope of this article to dive into the modern fallacies of some modern CQB  dogma, the main issue for the armed citizen to remember with the fatal funnel is the following, taken from this article:

The original meaning of the ‘fatal funnel’ was a warning to ensure that you did not pause or remain in doorways or windows. It was to prevent silhouetting yourself there. Of course, when readying to prevent a room entry, the ‘bad guy’ will naturally set up to shoot towards natural entry points. So, rather than over-defining the ‘fatal funnel’, as the video says, it is more about enemy lines of fire, corners, and avoiding silhouetting yourself there. Don’t try and define the ‘funnel ‘ geographically and over complicate it, creating a whole bunch of stylized drills based on over-complicated assumptions about the fatal funnel.

Think it Through. Prepare Accordingly.

Home Security: Make Your Doors Secure with this Easy Trick

Make Your Doors Secure with this Easy Trick

With home invasions on the rise, this is a practical and affordable way to secure the doors in your home or business.

Prepare Accordingly, Things are Not Going to Get Any Better.

 

Texas News: Texas Grand Jury No Bill for Russell King, who Shot a State Trooper

Texas Grand Jury: No Bill for Russell King, who Shot a State Trooper

 

I am sure there is much more to this story than is being released.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Coach Guns

Best Coach Guns: the Stow-N-Go Defenders You Want Riding Shotgun

 

Call me old fashioned and nostalgic, but I still think short, side-by-side 12 Gauge Coach Guns are Cool as the other side of my pillow.

Now this is not to say that I think they are COOLER than a Pump 12 like a Remington 870 or Mossberg 590, but they are right up there!

Why? Like all shotty’s, they can handle all manner of threats: 2 legged, 4 legged or no legs at all (snakes) but they are compact and fast!

And before you start talking about ammo capacity, take it from me: If 2 rounds of 00 or #4 Buck Does not solve your problem, you seriously need to think about something belt fed because buddy, YOU GOT SERIOUS FUCKING ISSUES! 😄

The best gun for the money from this list IMO is the Stoeger.

FYI: I could give a shit about exposed hammers. I am not a cowboy shooter, I am just a cowboy who occasionally needs to shoot things.

Prepare Accordingly.

 

Escaping Zip Ties

If you don’t have a set of skill’s in your tool box to deal with escape and evasion, specifically escaping a home invasion/kidnap situation where you have been illegally restrained, get some NOW!

 

You might want to watch this one too, as it dives into the EDC equipment you need for this.