About Insanely Practical Guides

Author Tom McHaleHello, 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 right here or at. I also write lot’s of articles for various shooting related magazines and websites. You’ll find my work at Beretta USA, Outdoor Hub, Guns America, Bearing Arms, AmmoLand, Grand View Outdoors, Shooting Sports Retailer Magazine and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

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 stuff.

"Excellent source of information for the rookie - brief, right-to the point, clear, and so fun to read! Gives you all the necessary basics and not-so-basics about your first steps in the realm of arms. Very well illustrated, too. Bottom line: extremely helpful book. I'm going to purchase all the other books of Tom McHale on the subject. Would, most certainly, recommend it to my friends and family."