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October 15, 2018

Experts' Experts: How to break down a door without hurting yourself

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Perhaps you're saving a child from a burning building, or perhaps you're breaking into the stronghold of an enemy spy — but one way or another, you have to break down a door.

Here's how to do it effectively and safely.

You've probably seen people do it in the movies, but there are a few things you'll want to make sure of before you go kicking down every door in your path:

Check to see which way the door opens by checking the hinges. If the door opens towards you, kicking it down is going to be next to impossible.Kicking a door down is best done on a door that swings away from you.

Kick to the side where the lock is mounted (near the keyhole). This is typically the weakest part of the door.

October 15, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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