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    Talking Thundersledge!!!

    This reminded me of the tool talk we had recently. I was bragging about my mini sledge hammers and how good they are.

    I just came across this entry tool page, it has all sorts of neat stuff, mostly for law enforcement.

    http://www.blackhawkindustries.com/p...sp?cat_id=8&d=

    They have a VERY nice mini sledge, all ready to go, even non sparking and non condutive.




    IIRC 33motor was looking for a mini tool to tie onto his SCBA frame, the small hammer they have there might work good, but they are more expensive then a plain old hammer.

    Just some neat stuff.

    How about this gorilla haligan!



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    HOLY BEGEEZUS wold you look at that halligan!!!

    Don't get me wrong - that thing may be Bees Knees, but if you come walking by me carrying that thing - PLEASE don't expect me not to laugh !!

    I mean really - I had to wait like 3 minutes after I read this post to reply - it took that long to stop laughing hard enough to get the tears out of my eyes.
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    Bigger isn't always better...

    You know the old saying, "it's not the size of the ship but the motion of the ocean."

    They'd be better off training harder in the area of forcible entry than getting a huge ***** Halligan....
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    Yeah, but just imagine the beat down you could dish out on the guy running the meth lab that you just busted the door in on!!!



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    Originally posted by SamsonFCDES
    Yeah, but just imagine the beat down you could dish out on the guy running the meth lab that you just busted the door in on!!!



    "SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND!!!"

    Assuming you can still swing that monstrosity! And the guy doesnt bust a cap in your *** as soon as you come in the door. Thanks but I think I will stick with my 30" halligan and flat headed axe.
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    Man, if I was going to carry something like that I think I'd paint some blue stripes on my face and wear a kilt.

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    Originally posted by Lewiston2Capt


    Assuming you can still swing that monstrosity! And the guy doesnt bust a cap in your *** as soon as you come in the door. Thanks but I think I will stick with my 30" halligan and flat headed axe.
    Such is the life of the drug bust door man, rarely do you get a "how do you do?"

    Why is why only 12 gauge shotguns whould be used for foceable entry in such situations.



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    Hey, that's a new fire service idea. Use a shotgun for forcible entry. Load it with buckshot

    Door?? What door??

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    Hmmm, me thinks someone needs to resurrect Jet-Axe for the police to use this time around

    Door? What door? There was a door here?

    Wonder how many here:
    Where around when you could buy a Jet-Axe
    Where around long enough to hear the older timers chuckling about 'em. (moi)
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    Dal,
    I remeber back in the day seeing a training video about ventilation or forcible entry and some of the new items that maybe used ......and that Jet-Axe kicked AXE !!!! LOL.................how come those never went over well ?
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    Weruj1 or Dal...What is a Jet-Axe??... I seem like a moron asking this question but I have never heard of such a tool.

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    a jet axe is a cardboard box about 3 inchs thick in various sizes. How you used it was you hung it on something you wanted to get into. You them punched in the center and pulled out the wire. Next you pulled down on the metal ring that lit the primer cord. Finally run for cover. The shaped charge of the explosive blasted a hole. Rumor going around is that our fire chief still has one

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    This thing looks great, could probably rip the lock clear out of a wood door with the axe end, or use it for a backup flathead axe/sledge in case you lose it, easier to hold on a gut belt too.

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    I would imagine the Jet Axe and other breaching charges were replaced by the 12 gauge method. Less collateral damage potential.

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    You know the old saying, "it's not the size of the ship but the motion of the ocean."
    Yes, but nobody should go to sea in a canoe, either!

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