Some folks say the most dangerous place in the world is between a Mama Bear and her cubs. It may be so. I’ve never met a Mama Bear, myself. The most dangerous place I ever stood was between a cornered cat and an open door. When a cat feels threatened, she gets away from the danger as quickly as she can. She doesn’t care what damage she inflicts on her way to safety, but she’s not interested in fighting for fighting’s sake. She does only as much as she needs to do in order to escape. She doesn’t deal in revenge. If she feels threatened, she simply leaves. Efficiently. Until she needs to use them, her claws stay sheathed. She doesn’t go around threatening to maul people. She’s cuddly, she’s cozy, she likes to curl up next to a crackling fi re on a warm winter’s day. She’s great company. But don’t try to trap her in a bad situation. This book is about women and guns, not about cats. But in a way, it’s about the cornered cat in all of us. It’s about the determination to get away from an attacker if you need to. It’s about making the decision to say, “Not me. Not mine. Not today.” And it’s about the tools to make that decision stick. The Cornered Cat is the ultimate resource for women who choose to carry a firearm for self defense. It covers everything from cleaning a pistol to methods of carry. It tells women everything they ever wanted to know about how to carry a firearm for self defense. The Cornered Cat is all about women that have chosen or are considering choosing firearms for self defense, sport, or just wanting to understand more about what their menfolk find so fascinating. This book contains a wealth of information presented in Kathy's warm and often humorous style. She tackles the serious considerations of using deadly force in defense of oneself and loved ones in a thought-provoking, non-judgmental, "between girlfriends" prose that is neither threatening nor sugar-coated, just very real.
"You hold in your hands the product of one woman’s decade of exploration, experimentation, and success. Kathy Jackson came to the study of self defense eager to master skills that would give her the best options for protection of herself and what were then her five small children. That quest has grown into a devotion to helping people who seek answers to the same problems she faced, who need the self assurance she has developed. The solutions she outlines are many, so set aside some time and absorb with an open mind the facts, concepts and attitudes she offers, because you are sure to find much useful information between these covers"
. – Gila Hayes Operations Manager, The Firearms Academy of Seattle Author of “Effective Defense” and “Personal Defense for Women” –
"Kathy Jackson’s wise and insightful research and experience have long made the Cornered Cat website one of my standard referral points for students and readers. I’m delighted to see it become available in book form. A great resource for anyone of any gender who keeps or carries defensive firearms, and particularly valuable for armed women!"
– Massad Ayoob Founder, Massad Ayoob Group Author, “In the Gravest Extreme” –
"Cornered Cat is all about women that have chosen or are considering choosing firearms for self defense, sport, or just wanting to understand more about what their menfolk find so fascinating. This book contains a wealth of information presented in Kathy’s warm and often humorous style. She tackles the serious considerations of using deadly force in defense of oneself and loved ones in a thought-provoking, non-judgmental, “between girlfriends” prose that is neither threatening nor sugar-coated, just very real."
– Diane Walls Instructor, The Firearms Academy of Seattle Popular National Gun Writer–
“The Cornered Cat may be subtitled A Woman’s Guide to Concealed Carry, but I would recommend this to anybody that does, or is even thinking about, carrying a gun. Kathy Jackson touches on every gun-toting topic possible with a lot of class, humor, and wisdom.”
– Larry Correia, New York Times Bestselling Author–
"Kathy is as skillful with a handgun as she is with a computer! Watching her shoot, it becomes obvious that she has put in the time and effort it takes to be truly proficient with a handgun. As importantly, she has the drive and vision to be a first rate trainer, as well. I highly recommend her new book, whether you are a woman learning to take care of yourself, a man involved in training female students, or just a gun owner looking for solid, no b.s. advice on a truly life and death topic. Pay heed to Kathy’s words, she knows what she is talking about."
– Tom Givens Owner, Rangemaster, Memphis, TN–
"Although there are many fine books available on the topic, The Cornered Cat is THE must read for the woman who has made the decision to carry a firearm for personal defense or is even considering it. As her co-author in ‘Lessons from Armed America’, I could not be more proud of Kathy and her efforts in furthering firearm knowledge, safety and training. Kathy Jackson has penned the definitive work on the subject of women and guns in The Cornered Cat."
– Mark Walters Co-author of ‘Lessons from Armed America’ Concealed Carry Magazine columnist Nationally syndicated host of Armed American Radio-