How to Clear a Room in Airsoft

How to Clear a Room in Airsoft

Have you ever played air soft and walked in a room and got shot? Well now you will now how to enter a room S.W.A.T. Style with minimum casualties and maximum results.

Steps

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Get on the wall before you open the door. The last thing you want to do is get shot first thing, so be sure to do this and get ready to back away quickly!
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Instruct your team to do the same. Consider hand signal systems so you don't give yourself away. Give your second man a room clearing sign and he will throw in a flashbang if he has one. If not, your last man will simply open the door in the best way possible. As your team rushes in, he will come to the back of the line. From here your strategy depends on the number of men in your squad.
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Method 1 of 4:
If 4 Units (Standard)

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You (Unit 1) will enter the room first. Consider a shout or distraction if no flashbangs were available. You will immediately turn right. Even if there's someone in front of you, leave him. Sweep from right to left after moving against the nearest wall and shoot any enemy you see. Your second man will enter at the same time you do and does the same thing you did with the left. Make sure you and the second man get on walls so 3 and 4 have clear shots to the middle left and right, respectively. Once the threats are taken care of, each teammate should guard an entry (or corner) while you yell, "Status". Each teammate will report on who they shot and where they were. Once you are satisfied, call "stack up" and line up for the next room.
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Method 2 of 4:
If Three units

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The same happens as in Standard except instead of 3 and 4 covering mid-left and mid-right, the third man simply covers the middle.
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Method 3 of 4:
If Two Units

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Same as Standard except no-one covers the middle while 1 and 2 cover left and right. Thus cover or getting down would be advisable. Think Time Crisis on this one.
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Method 4 of 4:
One-Man Room clearing

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In no way is this method recommended, and trained S.W.A.T. Operators do not use it.. The #1 rule in room clearing is never go in alone. However, maybe all your teammates are out, or away on other missions. For One-Man room clearing, here's what you do:
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Imagine your field of vision as a pie. As you move at different angles to the door, you are "slicing the pie". Keep your gun at the same place as your eye; not further in, not closer to your body. The point is if you see a bad guy on your section of the pie he doesn't see you first. Keep slicing the pie in baby steps. If you can somehow throw in a flashbang then you could then slice the pie much faster. See Clear-a-Building-with-a-Firearm for more techniques.
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Method 1 of 4:
If 4 Units (Standard)

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You (Unit 1) will enter the room first. Consider a shout or distraction if no flashbangs were available. You will immediately turn right. Even if there's someone in front of you, leave him. Sweep from right to left after moving against the nearest wall and shoot any enemy you see. Your second man will enter at the same time you do and does the same thing you did with the left. Make sure you and the second man get on walls so 3 and 4 have clear shots to the middle left and right, respectively. Once the threats are taken care of, each teammate should guard an entry (or corner) while you yell, "Status". Each teammate will report on who they shot and where they were. Once you are satisfied, call "stack up" and line up for the next room.
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Method 2 of 4:
If Three units

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The same happens as in Standard except instead of 3 and 4 covering mid-left and mid-right, the third man simply covers the middle.
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Method 3 of 4:
If Two Units

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Same as Standard except no-one covers the middle while 1 and 2 cover left and right. Thus cover or getting down would be advisable. Think Time Crisis on this one.
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Method 4 of 4:
One-Man Room clearing

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In no way is this method recommended, and trained S.W.A.T. Operators do not use it.. The #1 rule in room clearing is never go in alone. However, maybe all your teammates are out, or away on other missions. For One-Man room clearing, here's what you do:
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Imagine your field of vision as a pie. As you move at different angles to the door, you are "slicing the pie". Keep your gun at the same place as your eye; not further in, not closer to your body. The point is if you see a bad guy on your section of the pie he doesn't see you first. Keep slicing the pie in baby steps. If you can somehow throw in a flashbang then you could then slice the pie much faster. See Clear-a-Building-with-a-Firearm for more techniques.
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