Your Front Door, Concealment or Cover?
The front door, it has been used throughout the centuries to help keep unwanted guest from your home, from roman raiders, huns and even ex-girlfriends, but the questions remains, is your front door concealment or cover? Have you ever thought that locking the door will protect you from whats behind? The We Like Shooting team hits the front door with pistols, rifles and shotguns to prove once and for all, Cover or Concealment.
Is actually pretty rare in the world. Most things we think might stop bullets wont. The best cover in the world is a wall of reinforced concrete with a triple layer of sandbags behind it, but we don’t see that very often. What will stop a bullet? Piles of dirt are the best, and a firing position in a ditch, depression or behind a hill is great. Next to that, concrete or brick walls are good, as are the engine compartments of vehicles (especially large trucks.) Standard brick walls are okay as are large trees (close to 2 feet plus). Beware, because things will break down after being hit with many rounds. Also, I am only discussing small arms. If the enemy has a rocket launcher cover can quickly be turned into concealment.
In a real shootout properly using cover is very important. Of the things you control it is what has the best chance of keeping you alive.
Concealment is something that prevents an enemy from seeing you, or at least from seeing you completely. It is not as good as cover, but in keeping an enemy from having a complete sight picture it is far better than standing in the open. This is especially true if you are constantly relocating (as in a withdrawal,) your enemy doesn’t understand the difference between cover and concealment or they don’t have the ammunition to pour through a soft wall to find you. Things that could commonly be used as cover include the walls of normal wood frame houses, small trees and foliage or car bodies.