Saturday, July 6, 2013

Mosby - Going to Guns: A Critical Introduction to the OODA Cycle

I would hazard the guess that most people involved in any level of “tactical” shooting today have at least heard of the term “OODA loop.” Whether they are liberty-minded, Constitutional Patriots, Jack-booted Stasi wannabes, or power-lifting, door-kicking, military special operations gunslingers, you can’t spend much time studying gunfighting and not come across the term. If you are completely unfamiliar with the term, I can confidently say, you are NOT ready to be in a fight.

Unfortunately, as I discuss the OODA Cycle with people, in classes or outside of them, I discover that, regardless of how much they talk about “interrupting his OODA loop,” or “getting inside the OODA loop,” and more, too many people legitimately do not understand what it actually means, nor how to train it to improve their response times to stimuli

If you’ve learned and practiced your decision-making matrices, and know HOW to think critically under stress, you can accomplish this without having to shoot anyone, unless it’s on your own terms. If the other dude gets inside of your decision-making cycle though, and you’re stuck playing catch up, you’re going to find yourself crammed into a position you don’t want to be in, and fighting your way out, against undesirable odds….perhaps even unbeatable odds.

Read the rest of Mosby's discussion here.

And if you find yourself in one of his classes, ask him to share the story about the gorilla suit when he starts discussing the OODA loop.

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