Living an Armed Life: A Woman's Guide to Adapting Her Carry to Her Changing Life

Living an Armed Life: A Woman's Guide to Adapting Her Carry to Her Changing Life


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Living an Armed Life: A Woman's Guide to Adapting Her Carry to Her Changing Life by Lynne Finch

Statistics from the US Department of Justice regularly report that more than half of all of violent crime is perpetrated against unarmed women. Whether you are part of this demographic or you have a loved one who is, do you have a plan for when danger strikes? Do you know how to defend yourself against attack or assault? In Living an Armed Life , NRA instructor and author Lynne Finch lists and explains expert tactics to help prepare women to protect themselves throughout their lives. Finch deftly covers dozens of topics pertaining to defending yourself as a woman, with chapters on:
• Choosing when and where to carry
• How to carry (both on and off the body)
• Discerning when and when not to shoot
• Arming yourself as you age
• The effects of fear and adrenaline on your mental state
Finch’s text is an essential read for every woman—from the young college student to the elderly grandmother—who is looking to learn how best to defend herself. Unfortunately, you will never know when danger is about to strike, but after reading Living an Armed Life , at least you’ll be prepared when it does.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510709836
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,215,852
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Lynne Finch holds multiple NRA instructor credentials, including Refuse to be a Victim, as well as being a SabreRed Pepper Spray instructor. and a Defensive Firearms Coach. Her first book, Taking Your First Shot, addressed defensive shooting for women. In her second book she continues talking about safety by including ideas and tips for keeping you and your family out of harm’s way. Her third book, Female and Armed addresses more advanced defensive techniques. Finch authors a popular blog FemaleandArmed, as well as being a contributing writer for Gun Shows Today and Combat Handgun Magazine. Finch’s training company, Female and Armed, is located in Northern Virginia where she resides with her two adorable rescue cats, Rhiannon and Cinnia.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction xi

Part I A Mindset for Serf-Defense

1 Making the Choice 3

2 When to Carry 17

3 Integrating Family and Friends Into Your Concealed Carry Thinking 20

4 Life Changes-So Should Your Gun Handling Skills 29

5 Rethinking Situational Awareness 41

Part II Self-Defense Tactics for Everyday Life

6 Everyone Goes to the Mall 55

7 Intermediate Measures 63

8 Driving with a Defensive Mindset 71

9 Firearms and Carrying Them 77

10 Carrying While Physically Challenged 96

11 One-Handed Firearm Skills 115

12 On Wheels 129

Part III In the Thick of It

13 The Fight is On-What to Expect 135

14 To Shoot or Not to Shoot 138

15 Defensive Shooting is Not Target Shooting 143

16 The Best Confrontation and What to Do After 149

Part IV General Considerations for Carriers of Firearms

17 Safe Storage 155

18 Afterword 159

About the Author 161

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