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6 years 5 weeks ago, 4:44 PM

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Clearing your home

Does anyone else practice clearing their home? At least once a month when my wife and little girl are not at home, I'll go room to room clearing the house. I figure if i already have a plan worked out for it, I will have one less thing to think about in a stressful situation. Just wanted to make sure I'am not the only one!

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 5:01 PM

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That's good!

I never really thought about it, But I think it is a good idea.I think it's good practice, just in case you get that call from ADT. I'm sure your not alone. Like in the Army you train, train, train and then train some more! When the TSHTF you will revert back to your training and it will be instint.

6 years 5 weeks ago, 9:03 PM

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clearing the home

I do also about once a month, it is always good to drill and prepare than not know what to do when it is time to . , some times I do it two or there times , one after the other just to get even more practice. i also enter from different points of the house , front , back, and side doors

6 years 5 weeks ago, 9:23 PM

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Glad I'm not crazy.

I thought I was the only one who sat around doing stuff like that. I clear myne every once in awhile. Usualy when I get home after work, I try to beat the woman and kids in and do a quick sweep of all the rooms. Sometimes I just get a feeling it needs to be done.

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6 years 4 weeks ago, 3:06 PM

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Beating the wife and kids on the internet.

6 years 5 weeks ago, 10:20 PM

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home clearing

I would have to do it all the time, because my wife has to move things. If we go 6 months, without moving something she thinks that is bad. LOL

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 10:22 PM

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I forgot to mention

I have to lock the doors at all times as well and check any noise that I hear outside.

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6 years 4 weeks ago, 12:30 PM

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Not so much a full house clearing, as the same principals apply in any structure, but I regularly play "what if" games at home. You can take it a step further by measuring distances and angles in your home and practicing them on the range. I also know what areas in my home offer only concealment vs cover. i had an interesting conversation with USAA on my renter's insurance a while back. I asked them if my policy covered bullet damage as the result of an engagement with an intruder. I explained that I had certain pieces of furniture set up to draw intruders toward them looking for cover when I knew my rounds would penetrate them. I went trhough three different supervisors and was on the phone for about 45 minutes when they finally said it wasn't covered because they had never had that question before. It was fun.

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6 years 4 weeks ago, 12:57 PM

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I haven't actually made it a common thing. I took the family up to the mountains one Saturday. We were gone all day. Upon return found the front door ajar! Hair stood up on end, and cleared the house. It was probably the wake up call, scared the shit out of me. Now if the family is away, I'll do a little practice at night so as not to scare the neighbors. I have found it helps me to sleep at night having intimate knowledge of all the possibilities!

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6 years 4 weeks ago, 1:23 PM

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Be very careful doing that! It is one thing if you are already in your house and hear a bump in the night, it is much more dangerous to make the approach to your house and enter it. The initial approach is the most dangerous part of a building entry, and if you find your door ajar, call the police. Your family is not in immediate danger, so there is no reason to risk your life and theirs trying to expedite unloading the vehicle. The police get paid for that sort of thing, your tax dollars pay them. Let them be your tripwire. They go in, if they get shot the fuck up, then you know there's still a bad guy in there. if the shoot a bad guy the fuck up, you have no civil liability concerns, just homeowner's insurance claims. When I get home, I always check the front for obvious signs of forced entry as I approach the front door. I then check the door to make sure it's locked. My dogs' crates are in view of the front door, so when I unlock and open the door, I can see their reaction. If I find anything amiss, I will move out of the house, get back in the trucks, and back down the road a ways to keep eyes on while my wife calls the sherriff's office. Does this make me less than a man? Maybe, but I've done enough building entries with bad guys in them to know better than to do it on my own.

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6 years 4 weeks ago, 1:31 PM

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I agree, my protect mode kicked in. I've had breakins before. I guess I want to catch the MF myself. I've had 2 cars stolen as well. I had responded to another post talking about having a drug dealer and his clients invading my space almost weekly. The Sheriffs got tired of my calls and were always late. Backing down does not make you less of a man, it does mean you are cautious and who knows-if they shoot at you they could miss and hit someone in your family, less of a man no, someone who cares yes!!
p.s. I have not had to face down someone yet that was armed, Iknow it does make a difference. I do have a bad temper and it does get in the way sometimes.

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