I'm looking for a compact prybar/wedge

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    I'm looking for a compact prybar/wedge

    I'm open for suggestions, I'm looking for a compact fixed tactical pry bar. Does anybody have experience with a particular make?
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    I have been issued these in the past. I'm trying to remember the manufacturer. I've seen them come in 2nd Line Bomb Kits which I believe were put together by Tactical Electronics. I've seen a few different versions in different "kits" - not sure what metal they are made of, though it probably wouldn't matter much for prying. I prefer a powder coated finish to the baked epoxy finish.

    What's the application?

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    I've heard good things about CountyComm - Breacher Bar but have no personal experience with them.
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    What about something like this: Shop Bostitch 8-in Steel Moulding Bar at Lowes.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I'm open for suggestions, I'm looking for a compact fixed tactical pry bar. Does anybody have experience with a particular make?
    This one may be way out there but what about a "cats paw" that a carpenter would use.

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    Boker (VoxVat), Wilson Combat (Model 22) & Anso (Pry Bar) all offer smaller ones. "Compact" is a very subjective word. What's your budget & desired size?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvester View Post
    I've heard good things about CountyComm - Breacher Bar but have no personal experience with them.
    That is pretty much exactly what I need, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by goawayfarm View Post
    Well, if it ain't goawayfarm! I was just thinking the other day I hadn't seen you around for a while then there you are.
    I saw the Boker, that looks real nice and what I'm after.

    For those who asked, I primarily want it for breaching interior doors, and the tool will reside in my active shooter bag. I have other breaching tools, but I'm concentrating on a lightweight easy to carry pack with bare essentials.
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    Re: I'm looking for a compact prybar/wedge

    ITS Tactical had a article about turning a Stanley Fat max into a breacher bar.... Seems like a good compromise between weight and size.
    I would like to hear from someone who has actually used those small pry bars to force a door....

    http://www.itstactical.com/intellico...r-and-zombies/

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCMedic8617 View Post
    ITS Tactical had a article about turning a Stanley Fat max into a breacher bar.... Seems like a good compromise between weight and size.
    I would like to hear from someone who has actually used those small pry bars to force a door....

    DIY Fatmax Breaching Tool for First Responders, SAR or Zombies

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    I have, but never a heavy exterior door.
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    MANY years ago I worked in a grocery store. In the produce dept they used a tool, I still have one around here somewhere, that was a 'T' shape about 8-9 inched tall. The 'T's' were 2 1/2" -3" inches on each side and had a small square hammer type head. The bottom of the 'T' was like a small claw hammer head. It was used for opening the wooden crates that cantaloupe came in.
    It was one of the handiest tools I have owned. Ask in your local grocery, they may still be using them.

    p.s. in the attached pic above pic #6 looks exactly like the base of my tool but I am sure the grocery version, designed for cantaloupe not crashing doors, will be both smaller and a LOT cheaper. If I can find it I will post pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    ... but I'm concentrating on a lightweight easy to carry pack with bare essentials.
    Not sure if this would help (at ~$150, it's a bit spendy) however at <1 lb it should fit your weight requirement.

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    Stiletto TIBAR12 12" Titanium Utility Bar

    Just putting some possibilities out there... Hope you find what works best.
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    Stanley FUBAR I think it was??

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