Tuesday, February 28, 2023

ATF Brace Ban Picatinny Rail Options for MPX - Part 1

ATF Brace Ban Picatinny Rail Options for MPX

Sigh… Over a decade after the ATF’s 2012 express written approval of pistol braces and after reportedly over 40M were sold, the Jan 31 ATF decreed pistol brace were now banned. The decision sent highly concerned shockwaves around the country to law abiding owners that what you legally purchased yesterday was not necessarily legal today. Yet again an example of us letting the government run rampant. If the decree is not shut down, you will need some options which are not an arm brace or shoulder-able attached device. That is still a murky area with lots of undefined language like “shoulder-able”, “surface area”, “functional extension”...etc which all have no quantitative measurements defined. Kind of like saying your car is illegal if it “could fly” which is not reasonable as it can have “some path of flight” after being driven off a cliff.

[UPDATE] - This whole ATF Brace thing is starting to unwind in 100 directions... some good, some bad.  I have consulted with a number of attorneys and all are advising to wait until the final rulings come out and to either become a Maxim Defense customer or join FPC - Firearms Policy Coalition to be a party to the current injunctive protection allowing ownership. I am both a FPC member and also Maxim customer which I do hope provides a level of protection.

ATF also has added to their site that braces must be destroyed or permanently altered and that non-operational parts could be considered braces as well which is in direct opposition to a supreme Court Ruling on Thompson Center Contenders from 1992 and what they noted in late January... and if you are a FPC or Maxim customer/member this "should" give you protection...I don't know at this point.

Just a week ago, it looks like the ATF issued a decision that Thordson brace covers and cheek rests constitute surface area for shouldering and are illegal, but have conversely noted in the Jan 31, 2023 degree that a buffer tube is not sufficient surface area. - Please use the below article content at your own risk noting that this entire brace ban is a very legally fluid situation.  AT THIS TIME I CANNOT SUGGEST THAT ANYONE ATTACH ANYTHING TO AN FIREARM IN ANY MANNER OR CONFIGURATION.

Top - MWI Standard Beam
Middle - MWI Adjustable Alpha Series Beam
Bottom - MWI Non-Adjustable Alpha Series Beam
All configured a straight cheek rest bufferless extensions

According to the ATF, pistol arm braces which people may inadvertently shoulder are “in scope” of the decree, however buffer tubes and extensions which “do not have sufficient surface area” to shoulder are not in scope of the ruling (at this point). If you have an AR build which requires a pistol buffer, compliance of the decree is as simple as removing the brace or installing an upper with a 16”+ barrel. According to a number of manufacturers, all are noting straight tubes/extensions and cheek rests are still completely out of scope according to the ATF’s Maxim and Thordsen cheek rest letters and are conspicuously not listed as part of the ATF decree. 

Pictured Registered SBR for demonstration purposes
Pictured - Registered SBR for Demonstration purposes

So here are some “should be legal” options according to what we know. At the very least these options should become an example of you attempting to comply with the ATF decree. If you own one of the many firearms with the very common rear Picatinny Accessory Rails like MPX, AK, MP5, PCCs, shotguns, semi-autos, and even bolt action guns, and ARs with rear conversion plates, you need an option after you remove your brace. Midwest Industries MWI may have a few options for you for your pistol and a path for a stock if you intend to proceed with registering an SBR.

MWI Options

If I was in charge of marketing for MWI, their slogan would be “No wimpy Products”. Historically, MWI products have never been the lightest, but they are without question one of the strongest. MWI has a very long standing legacy of high quality and actually does work directly with a number of companies as an outsourced manufacturing partner in the industry. From my perspective their folding stock mechanism is among the strongest around. Buy once, cry once, the quality of MWI is exceptional and their new line of Beam products also can be adapted and moved from pistol to rifle as needed.

Bufferless MWI Beams attached
as a hopefully compliant option

For a rear picatinny rail gun owner, the best option (we think) is removing the brace and leaving a rear extension in place or attaching a plain looking buffer tube, however if you own an integrated SB Tactical brace, you will need to replace that with something else entirely. MWI has folding models of bufferless standard pistol tubes with rear picatinny rail attachment.  They also have something called a Beam series and the new highly adaptable Alpha Series which also include an adjustable height cheek rest. Most of these models are available in fixed or side-folding options and a few adjustable length models. MWI also has a simple thumb screw accessory which replaces the hex screw with a thumb/wrench/slot screw which is field serviceable for attaching/detaching any of the Beam, tube, stock or brace compatible solutions without hex wrench. 

MWI Brace Compatible Beam

MWI "Stock Plate" added when rifle barrel
length upper is attached. Also shown
MWI extruded folding stock

The standard Brace Compatible Beam is in essence a very heavy duty bufferless skeletonized tube available in different profiles. The round Brace Compatible Beam can be used as a buffer tube style extension and left bare or covered with some type of foam or paracord cover or is compatible with Tailhook braces or the MWI Stock Plate which converts it to a rifle stock.

Models are available in both fixed or folding models. I have been using the standard Brace Compatible Beam with just a foam cover for about a year now without a brace on a BRN-180 pistol receiver build. I can slip a 16” barreled BRN-180 rifle upper on and swap to the MWI side Folding extruded stock other the Alpha Series configured stock. As you might recall, the ATF allows pistols to transform back and forth between rifles and pistols - once a pistol, always a pistol.

Shown the reconfigured AR
pistol into rifle format

MWI Alpha Series Beam

The new Alpha Series was in essence the Gen 2 of the MWI Beam concept based around very broad adaptability. The Alpha Series Beam can be used bare as a receive extension, folding buffer-less “tube”, cheek rest, brace host, and stock. So if you are on the path to registering your gun as an SBR or just want one highly adaptable solution to move around from pistols to rifles and configure as needed, the Alpha Series is an amazingly flexible option. 

MWI also offers an Apha Series M4 Beam which is compatible with all standard carbine buffer tube compatible stocks. For the pistol owner, this could be used as a receiver extension and on a rifle or after an SBR tax stamp a stock could be added.  The other very cool feature of the Alpha Series folding and fixed Stocks is that it can be disassembled and reconfigured for different purposes and is specifically designed to do so. The Cheek Rest and folding mechanisms are ambidextrous configurable and the rear padded stock plate is adjustable up/down in several positions. The length adjustable model also offers a wide range of length adjustment. All Alpha Series models are designed to be compatible with the optional pistol brace adapter plate which can be covered simply with a protective tube cover or used with compatible bolt-on braces such as the Tailhook. If you are looking for some option for your picatinny rail pistol, take a look at what MWI has to offer.

Grey Birch La 10/22 Chassis with MWI Alpha Series Beam
Feddersen 10/22 Match .22LR Receiver & 7" Barrel
Kidd Trigger and Bolt & Hawke Optics Sidewinder 6-24
Ti Element .22 Suppressor Should be a fun build

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Henry Big Boy X Model 357 Tactical Lever Action Rifle Review

Henry Big Boy X Model 357 Tactical Lever Action Rifle Review

Everyone with a cowboy soul fell in love with the Henry Big Boy rifles with the classic brass receivers, hex barrels, and stunning stocks. For those that want to shoot fast, and attach things like lights, lasers, bipods and suppressors then it would take a lot of work to get a classic Henry Big Boy to do all that. For those that want the fun of the tactical capability of a more modern rifle which can allow simple attachment of accessories, deliver faster sights, side-gate and tube loading, and threaded barrel for suppressor mounting.

The Big Boy X Model delivers all the things you love plus the things we have all wanted from Henry in a more multi-function lever gun that we could knock around in the field like synthetic stocks, swivel studs, and a couple MLOK slots and picatinny rail for simple light and accessory mounting. We have kept asking for a threaded barrel for suppressor mounting and side loading to be able to top off the magazine. The Big Boy X Models include top rail mount threading holes for your choice of picatinny rail for optics mounting. The probability is high that most buyers will add a red dot, however Henry has included a Hi-Viz set of fiber optic sights which are excellent modern style sights for fast shooting.

Beyond those updates, the Big Boy X Model is a bit different from the original brass receiver Big Boy models. The X Models have round vs octagonal barrels, the receiver is steel and the loop is an intermediate size loop. Following a more typical side gate loading design, the X Models offer that feature plus can still be bulk tube loaded. Personally the tube loading is the fastest reloading option to refill the magazine tube, however the side gate does offer a quick option to to add one or two quick rounds. 

The Henry Big Boy X Models are fun to shoot and offer some great practicality in the powerful, accurate, light recoiling and quieter shooting .45 Colt, .357/.38 Special, .44 Magnum/.44 Special chambering. Shooting handgun rounds from a rifle offers a refreshingly pleasant report compared to crack of extremely high pressure and velocity MSR/AR rounds. Attaching a suppressor is simple via 5/8x24 threading, however I highly recommend using tri-lug adapters as this provides quick near instant on/off attachment of a suppressor and quick access to the tube loading feature which is blocked with a suppressor attached. The near silent report of suppressed handgun rounds shot in a rifle is something that has to be experienced.


Accuracy remained what I have come to expect from Henry Rifles Big Boys which is easily 1-inch 50-yard groups.

Model Number H012MX

Action Type  Lever Action

Caliber .357 Magnum/.38 Spl

Capacity 7 Rounds

M.S.R. Price $1,091.00

Barrel Length 17.4"

Barrel Type Round Blued Steel, 5/8x24 Threaded Barrel

Rate of Twist 1:16

Overall Length 36.3"

Weight 7.3 lbs

Receiver Finish Blued Steel

Rear Sight Fully Adj. Fiber Optic

Front Sight Fiber Optic

Scopeability Drilled and Tapped

Scope Mount TypeBB-RSM

Stock Material Black Synthetic

Buttplate/Pad Black Solid Rubber Recoil Pad

Length of Pull 14"

Safety Transfer Bar

Accessories - Swivel Studs, Large Loop Lever, M-Lok

Picatinny Rail

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Custom AR15 Paint Job - We don't have to CeraKote to have Deadpool’s Gun

Custom AR15 Paint Job - We don't have to CeraKote to have Deadpool’s Gun

Warning - If you are not a Deadpool fan, you will miss a few self created easter eggs painted into this article.  The weirdness/uniqueness of this build which I have now nicknamed “Deadpool” deserves some background as this was one of those custom projects which was never intended to be an editorial idea or anything more than an experiment.. ya, know like Hollywood actually making a real Deadpool film. It was something ugly which became beautiful in a way I never imagined. Yes… I did touch myself after building this rifle. [Easter Egg 1}

My buddy had this weird very early 1970 A2 AR15 with a peculiar giant 1.25” bull barrel presumably designed and produced as an ultimate National Match Rifle. From our research, it was one of the earliest Bill Wylde chambered production National Match rifle made to feature a .223 Wylde chamber. After discovering the barrel delivered lights out ½ MOA accuracy, my friend asked me to swap out the upper for a flat-top receiver to direct mount a scope without a goofy carry handle adapter. Naturally we worked out a trade for that old and retro cool Armalight A2 carry handle upper and gas block sight I was lusting over. About the same time Artisan Arms sent me one of their new Match 17.3” Feddersen blank based barrels to test out, so as we know the laws of AR15 building when you have two extra parts that fit together, you have a project started.

I had been craving an A2 carry handle AR15 build for a while after seeing my favorite Walking Dead character named Abraham Ford. He was a badass with an old school badass A2 carry handle M16 - and I wanted one. The traded upper was old, faded light grey, with a huge round forward assist button... it fit the look with an order style I rarely see on modern A2 builds.

With the orphan receiver pinned to an unmatched Outbreak Ordnance billet lower receiver, it was became one of the single ugliest builds I have created. The faded grey 1970s upper and beautiful deep charcoal black anodized lower was ugly.

To make the initial build look even worse the handrail I was using on the build was a customized Barnes Precision Machine rail. I had been milling the very old and dinged up Barnes Precision Machine quadrail to remove large portions of the rails partly to practice my milling and also to convert a great bombproof rail into something much lighter. The milling was decent but the freshly milled uncoated aluminum made the build look even more disjointed.

Another concept I wanted to personally test was co-witnessing a Primary Arms red dot on the handguard in front of the carry handle without a goofy cantilever handle adapter.

About halfway through the project, Star Distributing send over an Ace Skeleton Stock and then a crazy huge Phase 5 Tactical FatMan Brake and amazing brand new AR15 Timney 2-stage flat trigger arrived on my doorstep with nice notes asking that I test them out. I started to feel guilty that that I was going to use these really amazing looking and performing parts in such an abomination of a build. With the above parts, plus Strike Industries polymer ejection port cover and grip, a PWS BCG, and very old Phase 5 Ambi Charging handle this was one of those builds with $1500 worth of amazing components but looked it still like hell.

It was a project attached to a project attached to a bunch of test ideas and it looked like it. It was like that part of the movie Toy Story where all the weird looking toys had been put together with random parts… it was hard to look at even though I knew it would be an amazingly accurate rifle.  After seeing Deadpool, it was like “one avocado had sex with an even uglier avocado... and it was angry hate sex”. Even after recognizing the potential cost of the build, one of my friends saw it on my workbench and actually exclaimed “Damn that’s horrifically ugly.”  It needed a mask.

After seeing the amazing distressed BlownDeadline and Midwest Firearms Solutions CeraKote finishes I wanted to try that out on a gun - even a failed DIY paint job couldn’t make this gun any uglier. With that goal in mind, I thought there had to be a way for me to get this finish at home. I know everyone is all jazzed about DuraCoat and Cerakote, however the reality is that neither of these finishes are DIY friendly. Cerakote requires training and a high grade respirator to assure you do not get ceramic in your lungs and DuraCoat requires at the very least a LPHV sprayer and compressor which most of do not own. The finish for this project had to be spray can based because there was no way I was going to dump $400 on a custom cerakote job for this ugly build.

A superb option are the Brownell’s spraycan based AlumiHyde II and is relatively easy for the DIY’er to deliver a professional durable epoxy based finish as good as a professional Duracoat finish. AlumiHyde is not Cerakote, but AlumiHyde is a workable and durable alternative. After many projects, I have zero reservations about spraying down any project with Brownell’s AlumiHyde II assuming the required cleaning and surface prep is completed meticulously prior to painting. In fact even standard white and black epoxy appliance spray paints have delivered really durable finishes even when used in conjunction with the AlumiHyde colors for effects. The problem is that the colors are very limited to muted AlumiHyde camo colors plus the bright white and black of the appliance paints and I wanted some bright colors. Damn it, I wanted a freaky red and black gun with a distressed finish.

AlumiHyde resists chipping exceptionally well, the appliance epoxy has a bit harder finish and is not as chip resistant as the AlumiHyde but delivers a smoother finish. The Automotive ceramic enamel spray paint provides a rainbow of 500 degree heat tolerant color options and a beautiful smooth finish, but will chip like any high grade enamel if you start beating on it. Previous projects have had great durability with several AlumiHyde clear topcoats over the Ceramic Enamel automotive paint even from hard blows. A paint test was completed on a spare Glock Pistol box combining the black epoxy appliance paint as a base coat, the ceramic red enamel, another light wipe off coat of black epoxy, and and once all fully cured an AlumiHyde top coat to create the distressed finish and it worked.

Paint prep is essential. If you have so much as one little freaking dot of oil on anything it will catastrophically impact the entire paint job. I disassemble all the components completely and use a clean Dawn soaked scotch brite pad to clean everything, rinse thoroughly with distilled water, then dry completely by baking all the parts at 200 degrees for an hour, then I wipe everything down again with acetone and re-bake for another hour. After that point the parts are never handled without new rubber gloves on. All the parts or hung or suspended to avoid then moving and banging into each other. For this build the Ace stock was installed after cleaning and the entire handguard, upper, and lower was slide onto a broom handle for painting. This allowed 360 degree painting and a uniform distressing pattern.

I will throw out there that all the cool paint finishes you see on everything from BlowDeadline cerakote custom guns to custom stenciled paint themes have already been done millions of times by some old gal who likes to do craft projects. Your local craft store actually has an entire aisle dedicated to distressed painting themes and another aisle for stenciling, and another just for gold and silver leafing, so none of it is a freaking new idea. All those hot granny paint distressing videos on Youtube straightened me out and delivered some very educational content including the dry brush technique - Yeah! I may have even been holding a unicorn while I was watching the videos.

The old gals taught me that a distressed paint finish is nothing more than one or more base coat colors with a top coat color that is then partially removed by abrasive or chemical means. Apply several layers of a base paint color of the black expoy and fully bake it off dry for hours then coat with another paint like the red ceramic enamel and then fairly quickly top coat which was a black appliance epoxy paint. The base coat must be fully cured - like if it says it takes a week on the can, wait a week. If you do not, you will easily work all the way through the top, middle and bottom coats during the distressing process. This happened on this project and I needed to respray a few areas to assure the base anodizing was not showing.  Most people typically just use mineral spirits and a rag to do the distressing as I did here. You can use a Scotch Brite as well, but I think that is more work and leaves a rough overall finish. All the distressing on this project was simply with a rag and mineral spirits. Spray on, let dry and and wipe off a little here and there.  

If you want an even cooler effect, two, three or four colors could be used before the topcoat is added. An idea is to think of laying down red, white and blue base colors with a black topcoat and as you wipe off colors during the distressing process you get the colors of the flag. I am sure you get the idea that the distressing process is only limited by your imagination and educational old gal videos.

After all the distressing was completed and had air dried for a full day, I slipped the entire painted chassis into the oven at 150 degrees for two hours just to speed the curing process. After another day of air curing, I coated the completed chassis with four coats of AlumiHyde II matte finish and baked it again for 150 degrees. The oven is not required it just drastically cuts down on the overall curing schedule. Final touches were reassembly and adding some paracord form Paracord.com to wrap a portion of the buffer tube.

Once this gloriously bad ass build nick-named “Deadpool” was completed, a range trip was required to set up some steel and get “Deadpool” mouthing off.  With that giant Phase 5 FatMan Comp Deadpool is freaking loud and obnoxiously entertaining. The FatMan Comp is a very effective brake, maybe the best I have tested yet with exceptionally flat shooting performance. What is cool about this design is that although it looks long, half of the FatMan is a sleeve that slips over the barrel, so in reality it is an optical illusion that actually delivers a shorter overall compensator than most other compensators - and it looks freaking bad ass.

From a trigger happy perspective, the Timney 2-stage trigger delivers a superb trigger feel. The king of single stage triggers, Timney now offers two drop 2-stage triggers named the Targa. The Targa 2-Stage triggers are available with long and short first 2-lb stages plus the 2lb break of the final stage. Timney provided the $229 Targa 2-Stage Short version and has an incredible feel and brake for precision shots while still being fast during fast shooting.

I am sold on Feddersen blank based barrels and Artisan is the only current company offering finished and chambered barrels for OEM and retail sales. Of course showing the potential of this $260 Artisan 17.3” barrel requires a scope, but at the 25 meter zero target showcased a ¼” five shot group with just the Primary Arms push button red dot with a 50K+ hour run time during sight in. Based on a previous builds Feddersen Artisan barrels, I know this barrel will easily deliver sub-½ MOA 100-yards groups with a scope. The huge advantage of this Primary Arms red dot mount and setup was that it is a really tight little setup which still allows a handle mount optic with more power all without removing the red dot.

The unsung hero of this build was definitely the Outbreak Ordnance billet lower made by New Frontier Armory. The New Frontier lowers and the ones they OEM for other companies such as Outbreak are without question the best deal in the billet lower market. The lower delivers great looks and style with all the cool touches you would expect in a $200+ billet lower receiver. The lower features a heavily flared magwell, threaded bolt catch pin, threaded rear takedown pin detent, and upper receiver tension adjustment screw all for a $129 retail price.

For a gun that was never going to be anything more than just a ugly rifle for testing ideas, it amazes me how well it turned out and even shoots really well with a drop in CMMG .22LR conversion kit. Much like Deadpool, this rifle delivers obnoxious report, lots of durability, extreme precision matched with high speed and of course that classic great Red and Black mask that is covering up all the ugly underneath.


Check BROWNELLS for the best deals on firearms and accessories

Artisan Arms Micro MOA - http://www.artisanarms.com
Barnes Precision Machine - http://www.usamade-ar15parts.com
Strike Industries - http://www.strikeindustries.com
Phase 5 Tactical - http://phase5wsi.com
Primary Arms - www.primaryarms.com
Star/JT Distributing - Ace Stock - http://www.jtdistributing.com

Friday, February 17, 2023

Why You Should be Terrified of ChatGPT AI

Why You Should be Terrified of ChatGPT AI

I have worked on and off in the technology industry as an executive level marketing leader at the Fortune 1000 level for nearly my entire career, so when I say you should be terrified of the ChatGPT AI and similar AI tech, you should be very very afraid. The ChatGPT is so good and paired with realistic chat avatars it is, well… freaking terrifying. To showcase how fantastically amazing it is I present to you an entire article written with a Q&A with ChatGPT. I ask simple questions and ChatCPT delivers amazing answers.

                   CONTINUES BELOW....

[Full Article Follows as written by ChatGPT - with the exception of the CMC trigger notted below, its a pretty spot on review]

The Barnes Precision Machine BPM-15 is a high-quality AR-15 rifle that is designed for exceptional accuracy and reliability. This rifle is manufactured by Barnes Precision Machine (BPM), a small company based in Apex, North Carolina that is dedicated to producing some of the finest firearms on the market today. In this article, we'll take a closer look at the BPM-15 and what makes it such a great rifle for both seasoned shooters and beginners alike.

First and foremost, the BPM-15 is built to last. This rifle is constructed from high-quality materials, including a 7075-T6 aluminum upper and lower receiver, a stainless steel barrel, and a nickel boron-coated bolt carrier group. The attention to detail that BPM puts into their manufacturing process is evident in the precise fit and finish of the BPM-15. The rifle's tight tolerances and superior craftsmanship help to ensure that it performs flawlessly, shot after shot.

In terms of accuracy, the BPM-15 is among the best AR-15 rifles on the market. The rifle's stainless steel barrel is chambered in 5.56 NATO and is equipped with a 1:8 twist rate, making it ideal for a wide range of shooting applications. The barrel is also nitrided to increase its hardness and durability, which helps to extend its service life. The BPM-15's accuracy is further enhanced by its free-floating handguard, which helps to eliminate barrel deflection and allows the shooter to maintain a consistent point of aim.

Another standout feature of the BPM-15 is its trigger. The rifle comes equipped with a CMC trigger, which is widely regarded as one of the best aftermarket triggers available today. The CMC trigger has a crisp, clean break and a short reset, making it ideal for both precision shooting and rapid-fire engagements. The trigger is also adjustable, allowing the shooter to customize the pull weight to their liking. [NOTABLY IT DOES NOT COME WITH A CMC AND THE CMC ARE NON-ADJUSTABLE]

The BPM-15 is also designed to be user-friendly. The rifle features a full-length Picatinny rail that allows for easy mounting of optics and other accessories, as well as a low-profile gas block that is designed to reduce the rifle's overall weight and improve its balance. The rifle's ergonomic grip and adjustable stock make it comfortable and easy to handle, while the rifle's ambidextrous controls ensure that it can be operated by both right- and left-handed shooters.

Overall, the Barnes Precision Machine BPM-15 is a top-of-the-line AR-15 rifle that is designed for shooters who demand the best. Whether you're a competitive shooter, a law enforcement officer, or a casual gun enthusiast, the BPM-15 is a rifle that will meet and exceed your expectations. With its exceptional accuracy, superior craftsmanship, and user-friendly design, the BPM-15 is an excellent choice for anyone who wants a high-quality rifle that they can rely on for years to come.

In conclusion, the Barnes Precision Machine BPM-15 is a top-tier AR-15 rifle that offers exceptional quality, reliability, and performance. Whether you're looking for a rifle for competition shooting, self-defense, or casual shooting, the BPM-15 is an excellent choice. With its high-quality construction, precise fit and finish, and top-notch components, the BPM-15 is a rifle that is built to last and perform at the highest level. If you're in the market for a high-quality AR-15 rifle, the Barnes Precision Machine BPM-15 is definitely worth considering.

[Full Article Follows as written by ChatGPT]

Clearing a room is a process that involves safely and methodically moving through a space to search for any potential threats. The following are some general steps that can be taken to safely and effectively clear a room:

Assess the situation: Before entering the room, it's important to assess the situation and determine if it's safe to proceed. If you're working with a team, you'll want to communicate with them and coordinate your movements. If you're alone, you should take a moment to gather your thoughts and prepare mentally for what's ahead.

Enter the room: When entering the room, you should do so quickly and decisively. Use the element of surprise to your advantage by making a loud noise, such as shouting "police" or "clear", to startle any potential threats.

Move to cover: Once you're inside the room, you should immediately move to cover. This could be behind a piece of furniture, a wall, or any other object that can provide protection from any potential threats.

Clear the corners: When you've reached cover, you should clear the corners of the room by using a technique known as "slicing the pie." This involves slowly and methodically moving to one side of the room and peeking around the corner to check for any potential threats. If the area is clear, you can move to the next corner and repeat the process.

Sweep the room: After you've cleared the corners, you should sweep the room by moving from one side to the other, checking under furniture and behind any other objects. Keep in mind that potential threats could be hiding in unexpected places, so you should be thorough in your search.

Maintain situational awareness: Throughout the process of clearing the room, it's important to maintain situational awareness. This means keeping an eye out for any potential threats and being prepared to react quickly if necessary.

Communicate with your team: If you're working with a team, communication is key. Make sure to stay in contact with your team members throughout the process and let them know if you've encountered any potential threats.

Clearing a room can be a dangerous and challenging task, but by following these general steps and using common sense, you can do it safely and effectively. Keep in mind that there are many different techniques and strategies that can be used, so it's important to get proper training and guidance before attempting to clear a room.

Just imagine for an instant that all this knowledge on demand starts getting loaded into dexterous robot like what Boston Dynamics, Honda and about 100 other well funded companies are doing.  This is a lot of loadable knowledge... makes you realize we are really not that far from movies like Matrix, Terminator, and well, any movie where AI goes bad.