- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: Merril Press; 1 edition (September 15, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0936783613
- ISBN-13: 978-0936783611
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 27 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #613,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Armed & Female: Taking Control Paperback – September 15, 2010
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Coming from a liberal, mid-western, anti-gun background, Paxton Quigley made an about-face when her best friend was raped. She vowed not to let it happen to her. She bought a gun and became an expert on self-defense. Her first book Armed & Female was a best seller. She became a spokesperson for Smith & Wesson and a firearms instructor.
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Then the book falls apart halfway through at chapter 8. It begins to cite the old wisdom of hydrostatic shock, completely gets the caliber debate upside down and inside out, and even cites the old marksmen style reload for revolvers. She also advises the "marksman" style of crouching rather than the Ayoob's (whom she otherwise cites multiple times throughout the book) "star" technique which is superior in every way. It just makes no sense that she would quote combat teachings for half the book and then suddenly, when you get to the only part your target audience will likely ever use, revert to the ineffective and disproven theories of the past.
The author also suggests that readers take the time to fully dress, including putting shoes on, after hearing something suspicious at night.
Please do not use this book as a source of information for buying guns, or for the tactics of handling them.
Paxton Quigley did and outstanding job researching and explaining what kind of gun you should get how to be safe, what the self defense laws are and so much more. I've read a few other book and this one was the best.