- Paperback: 220 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (October 16, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1978380860
- ISBN-13: 978-1978380868
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 51 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,897,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Woman's Firearm Guide (B&W): The Complete Guide To Firearms For The Modern Woman Paperback – October 16, 2017
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About the Author
The Director of VODA Consulting VODA Inc. represents over 15 years working in environments that range from Medium to High Risk. This includes working as a K-9 Handler/Tactical Security Officer in Chicago, Illinois within various Public Housing Units (CHA), Public Railways (CTA) and Commercial Business Applications which also includes the use of K-9’s for the deployment of narcotic and bomb detection and Rapid Response applications. After enlisting in the U.S Army, with an MOS of 68M (Nutrition Care Specialist), he successfully graduated with a diploma in Nutrition Care (Fort Sam, Houston TX). Other Military training completed: United States Army Subversion and Espionage Training and the United States Army Operations Security training. He is also served in the Law Enforcement Community as a Corrections Officer. He has also earned multiple academic degrees consisting of a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Fayetteville State University, Masters of Arts in Sociology from Fayetteville State University as well as a Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Fayetteville State University. It should also be noted that the Director, has 20 years in hand to hand combat experience as he invested extensive study in Okinawan Shuri-Ryu as taught by Grandmaster and Hall of Famer John Venson of Just For Kicks in Chicago, IL. Realizing that he had the exceptional gift of educating people in the use of firearms for Personal Protection Applications he started a Non-Profit; VODA Consulting / VODA Inc. where he specializes in Conceal Carry Applications, gun fighting applications and solutions, Women and Children as Shooters, First-Time Shooters, Shooters with Physical Disabilities as well as various shooting platforms to include Center Axis Relock (C.A.R.) and Israeli Combat Point Shooting and E.D.A./E.C.K.™.
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43 – There is no condition black in Cooper’s color-coded states of awareness. Fight, flight, and freeze all fall under Condition Red.
46 - The author takes great pride in his "Striker Conditions of Readiness" as his update to Jeff Cooper's Firearm Conditions of Readiness. The question is, what utility do these conditions provide? In other words, what's the point? Yes, you should always know the state your weapon is in, but what is the point of naming any and all states it could be in? Does that help with "gunfighting"? His condition 0 is unloaded and conditions 1, 2, 3, and 4 are loaded. Easy peasy. Only his condition 2 is suitable for carry, though he recommends 3 or 4 (empty chamber) for that purpose.
46 – Observe, orient, and decide are verbs. The correct word for A in the acronym O.O.D.A. is Act, not action.
61 – Hydra-Shok is a type of hollow-point, not it’s own sub-category of ammunition. Just make it easy and refer to HP’s and variations of these as defensive ammunition.
71 – Several popular defensive 9mm loads (not marketed as sub-sonic) do not break the sound barrier. These typically have more preferable ballistic performance than faster loads in the caliber.
78 – A 5.56 CAN be fired successfully in a rifle chambered for .223, with little chance of a catastrophic failure, though it is better not to take the chance (however slight).
80 – 300 Blackout and 7.62x39 can be found with similar BC’s, though it is misleading to make this statement generally. This is because 300 Blackout can be found in factory match loadings with a BC over .600, while 7.62x39 is generally not found with a BC over .300.
82 – Author says on this page he doesn't recommend “Personal Defense” ammo, but on page 83 he says the same ammo will serve the shooter right.
85 – In ballistic testing, Hydra-Shok ammunition does NOT outperform “ordinary” hollow-point ammunition.
85 – Air Marshals do not use frangible ammunition.
86 – RIP ammunition is a gimmick based on known information on the wounding mechanism of handgun ammunition.
87 – When it comes to ammunition that you are going to bet your life on, don’t be cheap. Train (and train and train) with the cheap stuff but buy quality defensive ammo for carry.
95 – The isosceles shooting stance is nothing like the horse stance in martial arts.
100 – The author is not demonstrating a squatting position. He is showing more of a crouch
104 – Bullets do NOT rise above the bore axis when they leave the barrel.
116-117 – If pointing a handgun at the face of a clock with the sights level, the sights are pointing at 12:00. This means that canting the gun inward 45 degrees for one-handed shooting would mean putting the sights at 10:30. The model is holding the sights at 11:30, which is 15, not 45, degrees of cant. Holding the gun sideways, “gangstafying” as the author calls it, would be turning the gun 90 degrees (9:00) to the side, not 180 degrees. 180 degrees would mean turning the wrist inward until the gun was upside down. Holding the gun level is a 0 degree cant, not 90 degrees. See explanation above.
121 – Extraction is a mechanical function of the gun. The draw stroke includes clearing the cover garment, removing the gun from the holster, and moving the gun into a firing position. Using the term extraction to describe any part of the draw stroke is unnecessary and potentially confusing, especially for those new to firearms.
123 – The model is flagging herself during the draw stroke.
158 - There are 4 main categories of malfunctions, which are failure to feed, failure to fire, failure to extract, and failure to eject. All of the malfunctions you listed fall into one of these four categories.
160 – A squib load will be preceded by a pop. It is not silent.
160 – The author is missing a step on the stage 1 malfunction clearance.
163, 165, 166, and 171 – Author refers to breast size in relation to concealed carry for women on all of these pages, even though the reference chart in his book shows women predominantly carry their firearm elsewhere on their person (only 8% carry in the bra). To go along with this, he barely touches on the other carry methods. Not sure what to make of his preoccupation with breasts in this context.
165 – On page 70, the author tells women to stick with 9mm or 45 for a defensive handgun. On this page, he adds 22 caliber and 380 caliber (both ballistically abysmal for SD) to the options and drops 45 caliber. Huh? He makes a point in the book (page 70) to point out that gun stores trying to push revolvers on women is essentially telling women they are too stupid to use semi-automatics. What does it say to women that he doesn’t recommend 40 caliber when he carries a .40 Glock himself?
180 – Author states he recommends taking five shots on a threat as his general rule, then spends half a page backtracking on this.
182 – The target on this page displays the wrong targeting areas.
183 – The author gives a completely inaccurate description of the T-zone.
186 – Hollow-point rounds have little chance of over-penetration, even at close distances. There is a significantly greater chance of over-penetration with FMJ. Five of the best performing defensive loads in 9mm averaged right at 15" penetration in ballistics gel through heavy clothing. This is squarely in the middle of the FBI recommendation of 12-18 inches of penetration. On the other hand, five of the worst performing 9mm "defensive rounds" on the market averaged 21" of penetration in the same test. This is due to essentially no expansion of the rounds in gel. FMJ's would penetrate at least as far, but likely farther, than the worst performing HP's.
202 – It is dominant eye, NOT “dominate eye”. Cross eye dominant, NOT “cross eye dominate”. This spelling error was hard to ignore as it was made six times in about three paragraphs.
DO NOT, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, BUY THIS BOOK.
First of all, this book reads like it was written by someone who failed 3rd grade English. There are countless spelling errors, grammatical errors, and random capitalization, italicization, bolding, and underlying of words. You will get a headache from reading this.
Second, keep in mind that the advice taught in this book is from someone with no combat experience, little training, and makes stuff up as he goes. These tactics will probably get you killed in real life. The amount of bad advice in this book is too much to count but I'll try to give some examples. First, he makes up this technique called MARS (Move, Action, Reload, Shoot) which is completely terrible and too complicated to perform by memory. Second, he makes up his own set of "firearms readiness" conditions which are a blatant ripoff of Jeff Cooper's rules but much less intuitive and much more complicated. These are just a few of many BAD advice that he gives.
If you want a good book to read, get Stay in the Fight by Kyle Lamb (ex-Delta force veteran).
He teach me how to engage many assailants at once, with his e.t.a.d.I.k training style. I was able to shot seeling on my first tri! Voda reely knos how to treat a lady, he has mind liek woman. Do not letting his immense stomack flap full you, he is fast like wizard. Also be wear, he is basically like the autistic obese virgin of John wick. Thank you vofa, you are number one trainer in all of Kazakhstan.
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