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Tom McHale
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  We’re starting a new project at GunsAmerica.com – The Great GunAmerica Ammo Adventure. Each week, we’ll take an in depth look at a specific cartridge. Not a brand, but a specific brand, model, caliber and loading. Ammo performance is a tricky subject,…
  We're starting a new project at GunsAmerica.com - The Great GunAmerica Ammo Adventure. Each week, we'll take an in depth look at a specific cartridge. Not a brand, but a specific brand, mode...
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Words have power. Even the ordering of words can have dire consequences. As the ancient Greek philosopher George Carlin used to say, “It’s OK to prick your finger, but don’t finger your…” Well, you get the idea. Careful use of words is always prudent. As…
Words have power. Even the ordering of words can have dire consequences. As the ancient Greek philosopher George Carlin used to say, "It's OK to prick your finger, but don't finger your..." Well, y...
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When you think of Sig Sauer pistols, you think of classic double/single-action. Or single action like the new P938 and classic 1911s. Or maybe that Double Action Kellerman (DAK) design. What you don’t think of is striker-fired. While the new P320 clearly…
When you think of Sig Sauer pistols, you think of classic double/single-action. Or single action like the new P938 and classic 1911s. Or maybe that Double Action Kellerman (DAK) design. What you do...
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I carry a P250 and love it in 45 full size, 40cal compact and 9mm in sub-compacted. ALL-in-ONE!
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Do you want the good news or the bad news? The good news is that there are more than five great 9mm defensive ammo choices. The bad news is that there are more than five great ammunition choices. So what to choose? That depends. If you look around on…
Do you want the good news or the bad news? The good news is that there are more than five great 9mm defensive ammo choices. The bad news is that there are more than five great ammunition choices. S...
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I think the 300 AAC Blackout caliber was really made for short barrels. Don’t get me wrong, I have a 300 Blackout AR-type rifle with a 16-inch barrel and love it. I just think the flexibility of the caliber really shines in short and compact…
I think the 300 AAC Blackout caliber was really made for short barrels. Don’t get me wrong, I have a 300 Blackout AR-type rifle with a 16-inch barrel and love it. I just think the flexibility of th...
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In the really cool use of technology category is a brand new product from Bushnell. Rangefinders have been out for a while now. To me, they’re somewhat miraculous. Somehow a laser beam manages to reach out, bounce off a tree, rock or critter, and come…
In the really cool use of technology category is a brand new product from Bushnell. Rangefinders have been out for a while now. To me, they’re somewhat miraculous. Somehow a laser beam manages to r...
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When you stop and think about it, all forms of concealed carry represent a compromise. Unless you’re stumbling through life carrying your gun at eye level, like characters on the Walking Dead, you’re always going to have to sacrifice some degree of speed,…
When you stop and think about it, all forms of concealed carry represent a compromise. Unless you’re stumbling through life carrying your gun at eye level, like characters on the Walking Dead, you’...
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A couple of months ago, I wrote about the .357 Sig caliber. That got me all worked up to dig into the topic a bit more. You can read that article here at AmmoLand for more detail about the caliber, but in case you have a short attention span like I do,…
A couple of months ago, I wrote about the .357 Sig caliber. That got me all worked up to dig into the topic a bit more. You can read that article here at AmmoLand for more detail about the caliber,...
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I’m not a lawyer, and I don’t even play one on TV. If I was on TV, I would certainly choose a character way more respectable than a lawyer, perhaps a Mafia hit man, human organ trafficker or United States Congressman. So don’t take any of this as absolute…
I'm not a lawyer, and I don't even play one on TV. If I was on TV, I would certainly choose a character way more respectable than a lawyer, perhaps a Mafia hit man, human organ trafficker or United...
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Crimson Trace just launched their new Condition Crimson Photo contest. Part of the company’s new campaign highlighting (see what I did there?) the importance of equipping your defensive pistol with a laser, the contest encourages participants to send in…
Crimson Trace just launched their new Condition Crimson Photo contest. Part of the company's new campaign highlighting (see what I did there?) the importance of equipping your defensive pistol with...
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The folks at Ergo Grips have been busy this year. They announced a slew of new stuff for AR-type rifles, the Mossberg 500 shotgun and even the Ruger LCR revolver. Here’s a quick rundown. Ruger LCR / LCRX Delta Grip Last year Ergo caused a stir in the…
The folks at Ergo Grips have been busy this year. They announced a slew of new stuff for AR-type rifles, the Mossberg 500 shotgun and even the Ruger LCR revolver. Here's a quick rundown. Ruger LCR ...
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ATI's New TactLite AR Stock Eliminates the Shake @atigunstocks

You might have noticed that most adjustable butt stocks for AR-type rifles shake just a little. Worse yet, the farther you move that adjustable stock back, the more the shake. We’ve probably learned just to accept it, kind of like that “sproing” sound…
You might have noticed that most adjustable butt stocks for AR-type rifles shake just a little. Worse yet, the farther you move that adjustable stock back, the more the shake. We’ve probably learne...
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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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