The OODA Loop

The OODA Loop

We talk about the OODA Loop a great deal in our training. It’s a cool bit of neuroscience, especially since we spend all day doing it and don’t even know it. So what is it? Why do we OODA and not even know it? OODA is an acronym for Observe, Orient,...
Are you really “law-abiding”?

Are you really “law-abiding”?

I hear this all the time where we live: “I am a law-abiding citizen and it is my right to…” But just as Inigo Montoya said in Princess Bride – “You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means” When most...
The 5 guns everyone should have

The 5 guns everyone should have

Whether you are new to shooting or have been shooting for years, there are five essential firearms that you need to have. You might have WAY more than five already, that’s ok. Let me explain what these 5 particular ones are, why you need them, and my...
Pop your safety bubble – it’s a myth

Pop your safety bubble – it’s a myth

“Nothing like that can happen here because it is a safe place.” What is “safe”? A quick check of the registered sex offenders in a five-mile radius should immediately disabuse you of any notion that you are “safe”. Now, what about...
Personal Logistics Readiness

Personal Logistics Readiness

This topic touches on terms that can be frustrating to differentiate. We are not attempting to split hairs or get into semantics for their sake alone. Our attempt is to think specifically about preparedness vs. readiness in order to understand the difference between...