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

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Statistics from the United States 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 to best defend herself. You unfortunately 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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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 husband and two adorable rescue cats, Rhiannon and Cinnia.
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Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Oct 4, 2016
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Pages
176
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ISBN
9781510709843
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English
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Antiques & Collectibles / Firearms & Weapons
Reference / Survival & Emergency Preparedness
Sports & Recreation / Equipment & Supplies
Sports & Recreation / Essays
Sports & Recreation / Hunting
Sports & Recreation / Outdoor Skills
Sports & Recreation / Shooting
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