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Tom McHale
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Practicing and training with your carbine rifle is key to improving your gun-handling and shooting skills. Most of us packing up our gear and heading to the range, but that can be a hassle if we just feel like having a short shooting session after work.…
Practicing and training with your carbine rifle is key to improving your gun-handling and shooting skills. Most of us packing up our gear and heading to the range, but that can be a hassle if we just feel like having a short shooting session after work. You can practice in your backyard, but that’s generally …
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This article originally appeared at AmmoLand. By Tom McHale USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Can you teach an old dog new tricks? And …Continue reading →
Can you teach an old dog new tricks? And by “old dog” I really mean me. And by “new tricks” I mean new, but safe and effective concealed carry methods.
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This article originally appeared at AmmoLand. By Tom McHale USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Personally, I think that if Hillary wins, Jupiter will veer wildly off course and crash right into Toad Suck, Arkansas. Admittedly, that’s more of an opinion than a…
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It’s hard to beat a Remington 870 for reliability in almost any conditions. A Remington 870 also likes to beat the taste right out of your mouth when it comes to recoil, especially when you’re shooting full-power slug and buckshot loads. It all comes down…
It’s hard to beat a Remington 870 for reliability in almost any conditions. A Remington 870 also likes to beat the taste right out of your mouth when it comes to recoil, especially when you’re shooting full-power slug and buckshot loads. It all comes down to physics. The thump you feel when you pull the …
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As I write this, the new Compass rifle from Thompson Center / Smith & Wesson will be very close to shipping to retailers across the country. There are infinity-million bolt-action rifles on the market already, so what makes this one special? Three things…
As I write this, the new Compass rifle from Thompson Center / Smith & Wesson will be very close to shipping to retailers across the country. There are infinity-million bolt-action rifles on the market already, so what makes this one special? Three things in my opinion. First, the most nifty thing about this new rifle …
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Paris…San Bernardino…Orlando…Istanbul. The list of terrorist attacks is getting longer, and will likely grow longer in the future. Terrorist attacks are the terrible new reality, and they are harsh reminders that you alone are responsible for the safety…
Paris…San Bernardino…Orlando…Istanbul. The list of terrorist attacks is getting longer, and will likely grow longer in the future. Terrorist attacks are the terrible new reality, and they are harsh reminders that you alone are responsible for the safety of yourself and your family. In The Terrorist Attack Action Plan, we talked about the importance of …
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The process of zeroing scopes causes a whole lot of grief and aggravation, not to mention wasted ammo. I have to wonder if the reason for this problem is that it involves math, and most of us shut down on the whole math thing about half way through…
The process of zeroing scopes causes a whole lot of grief and aggravation, not to mention wasted ammo. I have to wonder if the reason for this problem is that it involves math, and most of us shut down on the whole math thing about half way through eighth-grade Algebra. So, what exactly is zeroing? …
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This article originally appeared at AmmoLand. By Tom McHale USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Epidemic [ep-i-dem-ik] noun – a rapid spread or increase in the occurrence of something What do you call a “rapid un-spread or decrease in the occurrence of something?”…
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This article originally appeared at OutdoorHub. Straw purchases are one of the main ways that criminals acquire firearms, they’re illegal, and you need to know what they are, so that you don’t become involved in one yourself. A straw purchase is one in…
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When I first opened the Shield Mini Sight, I have to admit I had a bit of a ho-hum reaction. That’s because they’re made of polymer, so I had a gut reaction that they might not be all that durable. On further reflection, it occurred to me that durability…
When I first opened the Shield Mini Sight, I have to admit I had a bit of a ho-hum reaction. That’s because they’re made of polymer, so I had a gut reaction that they might not be all that durable. On further reflection, it occurred to me that durability is achieved in two ways – …
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  You want accuracy and repeatability and you don’t want to overspend on mounts. But, the best optic and rifle combination on the planet will fail with cheap rings and mounts. Cutting corners on mounts is like buying a sports car and putting truck tires…
You want accuracy and repeatability and you don’t want to overspend on mounts. But, the best optic and rifle combination on the planet will fail with cheap rings and mounts. Cutting corners on mounts is like buying a sports car and putting truck tires on it. It ain’t going to work like it could. …
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This article originally appeared at Ammoland. By Tom McHale USA –-(Ammoland.com)- If you listen to White House Press Secretaries, you’ll keep hearing things like “unemployment is at the lowest rate in 43 million years…” and other such nonsense. Wow! If…
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Literary assault dude writing guns & shooting books and articles. Personal accountability rocks!
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Hello, my name is Tom McHale. I'm the creator and primary author of the Insanely Practical Guides series of how-to books. You can find them all on Amazon and more information about what's in them at InsanelyPracticalGuides.com.

I also write lot's of articles for various shooting related magazines and websites. You'll find my work at BerettaUSA.com, OutdoorHub.com, GunsAmerica.com, BearingArms.com, AmmoLand.com, GrandViewOutdoors.com, and Shooting Sports Retailer Magazine.

I help explain complicated things to people in a fun and easy-to-understand way. I believe that life is a bowl of fruit loops and that things don't have to be so complicated, although I suppose excessive techno-jargon keeps lots of well-intentioned lawyers in business.

There's no need to feel ignorant or shy when you're embarking on something new. We'll help you feel comfortable and acclimated in no time at all.

If you want to learn about the world of guns, shooting and the American way, check out some of my books. Have a laugh or two. Life is too short for boring books.

My personal website, MyGunCulture.com, is a half-cocked but right on target look at the world of shooting and all things related. If you want to learn with a laugh about guns, shooting products, personal defense, competition, industry news and the occasional Second Amendment issue, visit me there!
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  • University of North Florida
    MBA, 1987 - 1991
  • Emory University
    Economics, 1981 - 1985
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