Mountain States Tactical Officers Association

Breaching

Packing List:  Pistol and a Rifle or Shotgun, duty belt (or tactical vest) with all issued gear, body armor, flashlight and handcuffs with key.  Participants should come prepared to train in all weather conditions and should bring a hydration system or water bottle.  Wraparound eye protection, ear protection, and brimmed hats, and gloves will be worn during breaching.  Participants should wear clothing suitable for training (long sleeves suggested), but similar to garments worn while working.

Andrew Ruhland

Andy is an 8-year veteran United States Army. He was stationed at Fort Bragg his entire career. Following his Military service, he stayed in North Carolina were he obtained an Associates Degree in Machine Technology and studied Mechanical Engineering for two years. While going to school he worked in industry to obtain his Journeymen’s Tool and Die Certificate. In 2000 opened up his own business CMT Inc. (AKA Ruhl Tech Engineering) producing breaching tools, ladders and extensive training equipment used throughout the Special Operations Community including all Federal agencies, Military and Law Enforcement. Andy’s extensive 30 years of Machining/Manufacturing experience places his studies on Breaching tactics and operational equipment, he is also a certified instructor of Osen-Hunter’s SHEILD, teaching exothermic and breathing systems. Presently he is working on a State-of-the-Art indoor shooting range in Bozeman, MT.