The MADFINGER team got a rather surprising and unexpected visit last month. Our guest, the chief of an Anti-Narcotic Police Department, who we can only call JK for the purposes of this article, has over 20 years of police service experience, and he was kind enough to share some of that experience with us. And yes, he is also a passionate gamer in his free time.
We had the unique chance to watch, listen and shoot questions (pun intended) at our guest about weapons, tactics and his experiences. Apart from talking, we also managed to lay our hands on some actual guns, various types of ammunition (including some very rare and unique pieces), grenades, flashbangs and tactical gear, all of course with strict safety rules in mind. For those who wonder what kind of cool stuff we had here, let's mention some of them: CZ vz. 58 (original and modified), Mossberg 500 series shotgun, Glock 19, Glock 17, MICH (Modular Integrated Communications Helmet) and MSA Sordin electronic hearing protection.
While the team was examining all the equipment and weaponry, our guest JK also explained how and why some of the tactical procedures and decisions are made. “Imagine entering a building, you can go via the front doors, but if they are reinforced, then you need to find another entrance like a window, or make one, like a hole in the wall." Success mostly comes down to one vital part, and that's communication and coordination with your team, JK told us. Of course, we had many questions, both general and specific, about the inner workings of all the equipment and about some of the actual combat situations JK experienced as well.
Despite part of the team still working from home, almost everybody who was in the office at least dropped by for a second to ask a question or closely inspect the equipment. Overall it was an exciting and valuable experience, and we would like to thank JK for taking his time to drop by and talk with us. We sincerely look forward to working with him in the future again.
We are not stopping there, though! In a constant effort to keep educating ourselves, we’re soon planning an even more hands-on experience, so stay tuned for more!