Here is a list of books that I have read and recommend to you. After reading them and evaluating their usefulness, I believe you will derive much value from reading them yourself.
Survive the Unthinkable: A Total Women’s Guide to Self-Protection
Approximately 1.9 million women are physically assaulted annually in the United States alone. In Survive the Unthinkable, Tim Larkin empowers women to understand that surviving a potential attack isn’t about being physically bigger, faster, or stronger; it’s about knowing how to self-protect, not self-defend.
Survive the Unthinkable reveals the effective, proven principles behind Target Focus Training, the system Larkin has used to train Navy SEALs, celebrities, and soccer moms. It’s a counter-intuitive mind / body approach women can use to protect themselves and their loved ones. Readers learn how to identify the difference between social aggression (which can be avoided) and asocial violence (which is unavoidable), recognize personal behaviors that may jeopardize safety, and target highly specific areas on an attacker’s body for a strategic counterattack.
Larkin discusses how predators think and teaches women how to spot them, outsmart them, and stop them in their tracks. With principles proven to work regardless of size, strength, or athleticism, Larkin’s approach revolutionizes women’s perspective on violence and self-protection. Armed with the tools to neutralize any threat, readers will blast through the victim mindset and live freer, safer, more peaceful lives.
“Combat Shooting” by Massad Ayoob
In this book, Massad speaks about mindset and jumps right into the aspects of learning combat shooting. Next, he highlights three gunfighters—Wyatt Earp, Colonel Charles Askins and Jim Cirillo—and the lessons we can learn from each.
Lastly, Ayoob shares his perspective on the importance of competition as training before closing with a discussion of the choices involved in being responsibly armed.
“The Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry” By Massad Ayoob
Written by Massad Ayoob, one of the pre-eminent fighting handgun trainers in the world, Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry 2nd Edition builds upon the best-selling 1st edition by addressing some of the hottest issues surrounding concealed carry today.
- Understand Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground laws.
- Review case studies that reveal lessons learned.
- Commentary from Ayoob draws on his experience as an expert witness for courts in weapons and shooting cases.
- Find out about the latest in holsters and gear, including new personal defense ammunition and lights.
As a handgun owner, you owe it to yourself to stay informed and educated about changes in concealed carry laws and personal defense hardware. Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry 2nd Edition helps you do exactly that.
“Concealed Carry for Women” by Gila Hayes
This book will help you:
- Decide to carry a gun for self defense
- The legalities and society’s unwritten rules for armed citizens
- Shooting skills for concealed carry
- Integrating a concealed handgun into one’s life
- Selecting a handgun
- How holsters work with the female figure
- Women’s fashions and concealed carry: what works, what doesn’t
“Over the 18 years I’ve hosted Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk radio show, I’ve taken calls from women all over the country, asking questions about whether it’s smart to get a gun, what kind of gun to get, how to carry and the issues particular to women who carry.
“In Concealed Carry for Women, Gila Hayes covers the basics of handgun and equipment choices and techniques of shooting. She also addresses issues unique to women. Should I? Why? Can I? How do I? What if? What will people think? How can I carry a defensive handgun and still dress like a woman.