This book covers all aspects of the Armed Female. The author, Paxton Quigley, is a well-known firearms instructor and expert on self-defense who in this book covers the why, when, how and what of firearms for women. She became an international celebrity when she first produced Armed and Female back in 1989. It was the first book of its kind: victim avoidance via armed resistance by a woman, for women. Now available again after years of being out of print, it is revised, updated and better than ever. It is nearly an entirely new book, picking up where the original edition left off, and updated for the 21st Century.