Let’s talk about situational awareness and risk levels. The warm weather is here, which means public gatherings like festivals.
Jeff Cooper developed a color-coded situational awareness and a risk-level system. From being unaware (Level 1) to taking action (Level 4). Level 1 is when you are on your cell phone in your own world, to level 4, which is “Game On.”
I also added in Level 5, the ‘Frozen’ level, a state of complete inaction, which Cooper didn’t have in his system. There’s some debate on whether this level should be included, but how can you prevent something if you don’t know about it? I’ve been there when someone “froze” and then had to deal with them along with the crisis.
“Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands.” — Jeff Cooper
Once again, I firmly believe that mental skills are as critical as physical skills, and I cover some of the basics of risk levels in this article.
You can read the full article at Crossbreed Holsters.