P3D Solutions History
P3D Solutions was born while two Special Operations soldiers were serving tours of duty overseas
discussing the lack of user-friendliness in breaching charge construction and overall unwieldiness of
constructed charges. The intent was to harness emerging technology in order to rapidly advance the
introduction of new equipment and provide the opportunity to create specialized apparatuses for specific
customers, at their request.
These soldiers, from two different nations’ Special Operations Communities, have nearly 35 years of
combined Law Enforcement and Military Special Operations experience between them; and have
participated in live and training operations on five continents. Additionally, they continue to serve their
countries in these roles, ensuring they stay at the fore-front of training and operational requirements and
guaranteeing exposure to the latest methods and procedures of tactical operations.
Initial Product Design & Roll-Out
An idea was introduced during a relevant training course utilizing a compact, water tamped door charge.
More specifically, a thawed freezer popsicle was taped to the back of a charge for tamping purposes,
which worked remarkably well. While freezer pops are tactically impractical, the idea stuck, and an
operationally feasible version was to become the first product offered by P3D Solutions: cue the BreachPop.
Designed by Assaulters for Assaulters, the BreachPop has several key features that have made it a
success wherever tested and shown. Starting with the premise of creating a reduced net explosive weight
(NEW) charge utilizing tamping, initial testing showed the ability to half the NEW necessary to create the
same effect at the breach point. The next step was to simplify the charge building process. With a
premeasured charge container, and crystal-clear instructions, the basic charges can be constructed in
under two minutes with no special knowledge beyond basic explosives handling. The final goal of
interfacing with current gear was easily achieved by utilizing a standard M4 magazine pouch to model
exterior dimensions. An M4 magazine pouch will hold three of the standard BreachPops or a single
Magnum BreachPop, allowing Assaulters and Operators to continue to run their existing gear without modification.
To sum it up, the overarching goal for the BreachPop was to meet the following criteria:
Reduced N.E.W. – Water-gel tamping reduces the necessary N.E.W. by half or more.
Reduced Blast Overpressure - The water-gel tamping medium absorbs up to 60% of the overpressure generated by the charge.
Utilize Existing Fighting Systems – Fits in STANAG magazine pouches; M4, SCAR, HK416, etc.
User Friendliness – Quick and easy preparation, with single procedural approach in all versions.
P3D Solutions finds innovative answers to problems facing the law enforcement and military communities.
Utilizing the latest technology, including 3D modeling and printing, and in-house, international SOF
subject matter experts allows them to:
Rapidly design and prototype custom products that you need
Continuously design, test and verify proprietary products
Scale production runs to ensure the end user is satisfied and mission capable
P3D Solutions designs and manufactures innovative equipment for US and allied security and fighting
forces. With our end-user background and direct line of communication to the users of today and
tomorrow through continued service in those same communities, P3D Solutions can listen and
incorporate additional needs into our products.
In short, we provide “Professional Solutions to Professional Problems”.