The Rookie's Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition

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Let’s face it. If you’re thinking about buying a gun, are new to shooting, or just haven’t immersed yourself in the gun culture, guns and shooting can be intimidating! Loud noises, armed people and gun stores an be scary. Never fear! This book will make you comfortable, and knowledgeable, in no time. And you’ll have a few laughs in the process.

Featured in American Handgunner Magazine

“It isn’t often that you read a guide to anything that makes you laugh. I bought this for my wife since she is still new to shooting. I started reading it with the intention of skimming through before handing it off to my better half. I found myself tearing through it quickly and reading every word. I am almost finished and have re-learned some things I knew, picked up a TON of knowledge I didn’t.”

In light-hearted style, it will give you easy-to-understand and insanely practical tips about topics including:

  • Types of guns
  • Gun safety tips
  • Things to consider when choosing a gun
  • How to buy a gun
  • How to handle a gun
  • Getting started: A fistful of shooting tips
  • What to expect at the shooting range and what to bring
  • What you need to know about ammunition
  • How to clean your gun
  • Cheat sheet resources to help you find training, ranges and local gun stores

“A guide, yes, but chocked full of practical detail. Great as a gift to first-time gun owner. Starts at the beginning: if you know nothing at all about guns, well, Tom doesn’t leave you behind with terminology. The basics are covered. Lots of solid info in there, too, for longer-time owners.”

Shooting Illustrated MagazineGo to any shooting range and observe what happens when folks show up without knowing the first thing about their new gun. The Rookie’s Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition will teach you the basics of visiting ranges and gun stores and help you with basic shooting instruction.

The editors at have painstakingly documented successes and failures we’ve seen over the years. We’ve listened to so many gun show huckster sales pitches that the late Billy Mays would be impressed. And the result? The Rookie’s Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition.

Loaded with pictures and comedic illustrations, The Rookie’s Guide to Guns and Shooting will tell you just about everything you need to know to get started with the shooting sports. We also address mysterious gun terminology and those shooting myths that spread like the flu on a budget cruise ship.

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