When it comes to Stacking and Entry there are many ways to embark on this endeavor. Some are strategic while other methods Stacking and Entry are more “rapid” or “fluid”. In other words what I’m attempting to convey here is that some methods are more aggressive while others are more passive. It doesn’t mean that one is better than the other. No. The reason why I can say this is because no matter the method of Stacking and Entry you choose will be just like anything else in life – situation dependent. Hence, any method of Stacking and Entry has its time and place. I’ve had the privilege to train with a lot of people who come from a very diverse background – and I’m proud of that.
See here in the united states the way that Police, Law-Enforcement and the Military way Stack and Enter can and will be vastly different from the way methods of Stacking and Entry is done in other parts of the world. Again, I suggest you take the position that I do as I strongly encourage you to not only keep an open mind but take the time out to invest in training with other people from around the world. What you may discover is how limited your world view can be if you haven’t discovered that all ready.
For the purpose of this article I would like to talk strictly about the initial methods of Stacking and Entry. For instance, you have the Weighted vs Unweighted Method of Stacking and Entry. Moreover, you also have Deliberate vs Dynamic Methods of Entry. Again, all four of the methods of Stacking and Entry each have their own set of pros and cons. But we are not here to debate and discuss that. Instead what I wish to bring our attention to is two other methods of Stacking and Entry:
The titles of both of these Methods of Entry can be defined exactly by how the words are spelled and used. A Delayed Entry is a method of entry in which we can take more of an “operational approach” to Stacking and Entry. What I mean by this is that during a Delayed Entry Method we can check, load and ensure that our weapons (Primary and Secondary) are ready to go. We can take this brief moment in the Space/Time Continuum to check the status of other Operators, Agents and Security Personnel that are within and apart of the stack. The Delayed Entry is also a great way to very briefly stage for a Hostage Rescue. We can also check for Boobytraps such as Trip Wires and other Anti-Breach Devices before we choose to execute.
The Accelerated Entry in contrast is a method of Stacking and Entry in which instead of taking an “operational approach” we would take more of a Direct-Action approach. What I mean by this is that we will aggressively advance towards the threat in the sense of “taking the fight to them”. This rapid method of Stacking and Entry is very fluid in the sense that it really allows you to quickly change and take control of the momentum of the fight thus, it allows us the possible opportunity to “tip the scales” in our favor.
Don’t get me wrong, all weapons can and will most likely be checked, loaded and ensured that the weapons (Primary and Secondary) are fight ready on the fly and while in route to the door that is to be breached. The method of Accelerated Entry will most likely be found in countries outside of the United States. This is because of the perceived high volatility of such a method of Stacking and Entry.
The key thing that you need to know is that you, especially if you are a Civilian Operator™ must be able to make the best call when deciding on which method of Stacking and Entry you are going to execute if a Door Breach must be executed. Consider the following variables:
Are their hostages involved
Does your skill level allow you to execute such a high-risk task?
What kind of material is the door made up
Are there any secondary locking devices fitted to the door?
Are there any hazardous obstacles that may (such as flammables)?
As you should know, these are just a few of the variables that you must consider before selecting which method to execute. Remember to keep practicing, keep an open mind and keep exploring as it is a very big world out there.