Can someone explain the conditions to me?

Can someone explain the conditions to me?

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    Question Can someone explain the conditions to me?

    I kinda have the basic concept down that "white" is 'oblivious to your surroundings' and red is the top level of alertness, but I can't say as I know the green(?), yellow, orange, and what red really means.

    And is there a standard definition, or do they vary by who you talk to?

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    The links will cover it.

    For me and regardless of supposed definitions, I regard white of course as ''clueless''! No idea of what is going on in and around local environment.

    Yellow is what should be our CCW norm - good degree of situational awareness and analysis of what we do see and hear. Nothing stressful about it - just being alert.

    Orange is ''Spidey Sense'' - something ain't right and we move up a level to being hyper aware and analyical, possibly increasing distance and considering concealment/cover options - and in a state of preparedness -

    For red should it occur - red is game on - you have to act and deal with a threat or serious situation. No more considering of details - this is action time.
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    Thanks, guys. That's exactly what I was looking for. I wasn't aware it was something Jeff Cooper had developed.

    I had seen the terms go by several times, but wasn't sure of their specific definitions. The knucklehead counting his 15grand in his car outside the bank (other thread) was definitely white as a sheet. And dumb as a sheep as well.
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    OD - thanks for that link, as I'd never read that "black box concept" part. Interesting and will be useful in my dumb attempts to explain to some of my friends why I think the way I do.

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    I too enjoyed the black box concept.

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    Here is how I explain them.

    Quote Originally Posted by CopperKnight
    I kinda have the basic concept down that "white" is 'oblivious to your surroundings' and red is the top level of alertness, but I can't say as I know the green(?), yellow, orange, and what red really means.

    And is there a standard definition, or do they vary by who you talk to?

    Thanks, guys.
    White - sitting at home watching TV. No particular worry about anything threatening.

    Yellow - I've left the house and am now out in the world. I'm more attentive to what and who is around me. Kind of like defensive driving. You don't drive oblivious to other drivers and road conditions.

    Orange - you preceive a potential threat. Don't know what it is, but your gut tells you something isn't right about the person or area you see or are in. You are now on high alert and move to avoid what has you concerned It may or may not be real trouble.

    Red - Is not the top level of alertness, it is an attack is in progress. You are under attack and must move to defend yourself or retreat if possible. Retreat depends on where you live, Castle Doctorine laws may protect you if you don't retreat.
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