Home Invasion Survival Tips
Let me preface by saying that I am nobody high speed, just a dropout stoner from southern Indiana. But I wanted to bring up a little bit about no-knock defense to those who might be interested in the concept. Take my opinion with the requisite sodium dosage. This actually evolved from Codex Kalachnikova TTP’s because one of the Scum Lord’s major enemy groups favors these types of attacks.
Note that I’m not going to differentiate between a no knock raid and a home invasion. Why? Because there is no fucking difference, you moron.
So, we all know how a no knock goes down-door goes off the hinges or window gets break and raked, the entry team pours through the door with the breacher going last, everyone bolts out of the fatal funnel and they proceed room to room murdering you in a single, well organized group. They face forward to present their body armor, scream “SEARCH WARRANT-POLICE!” prone out any compliant victims and pump rounds into everyone else. Then they either steal your cash and electronics or haul the survivors off to jail, whatever fits the group’s MO.
So how do we engage this kind of attack? How do we recover Violence of Action in this scenario? I’ve thought of a couple of ways.
First off, it seems almost everything relies on an instantaneous entry. So hardening your entry points is your first step. If they can, they’ll get you before you can even open your eyes, so every second they have to waste dealing with your door or window is one of the most precious seconds of your life. There are a lot of ways to harden your entrances, but remember that no method is foolproof-an enemy that can’t come through the door can always come through the wall or ceiling. Nothing says “Fuck yo’ OODA loop” like not gaining entry. Of course, nothing else I’m going to talk about today applies if your ass doesn’t wake up when the hinges come off.
Also noteworthy: many times, they know the layout or have previous intel on the layout of your home. So one thing you can do to completely fuck them up is to alter the layout of your domain. Even something as simple as a hidden tripwire-not attached to a trap, just a strong piece of wire strung at knee level-can have gain you a half second stumble or even a full on clusterfuck if everyone tries to rush the same area at once. The enemy may have reconned your house with FLIR or what have you, but a scattering of ball bearings on the kitchen floor doesn’t show up in thermal and can righteously fuck up a bunch of tightly packed, adrenaline fueled thieves. In my particular case, I have a couple of large bookshelves right by the stairs that I can flip down as projectiles and obstacles to someone trying to rush my staircase. Nothing says “Fuck yo’ OODA loop” like a full wooden bookshelf dropping on your stack.
Finally, those tightly bunched groups are great for concentrating fire but also means the team is vulnerable to what I like to call “area effect spells.” Anything that covers a large area can hit every single member of the stack at once. Remember, these folks stick together at almost touching distance, so operational value increases for things like pepper spray foggers or molotov cocktails that affect multiple targets at once. Nothing says “Fuck yo’ OODA loop” like running around screaming on fire.
Finally, I want to say this, and this is really how The Scum Lord gets the better of the NYE PUDs in Codex; when you are being home invaded, you fucking attack. Criminals (legal and otherwise) do not expect to be attacked; they are eternally on the offensive, and they can be shocked by any sort of resistance. Even if you can’t get to your web gear, even if you can’t get to your rifle, even if you can’t get to your knife-FUCKING ATTACK. Get in the middle of their stack; they won’t shoot then, and you can do what damage you can. Maybe you won’t survive-getting home invaded is dangerous business-but I’d rather the coroner has to saw my thumbs off because they are stuck in some cocksucker’s stupid dead eyes instead of just finding me in the fetal position curled up under the covers. None of these fucks are expecting to be seriously attacked by someone who means it-so use it. Nothing says “Fuck yo’ OODA loop” like a butt nekkid dude leaping in the middle of your group to strangle you.
Hope this has been food for thought.