Tom McHale

Tom McHale

Tom is the primary author of the Insanely Practical Guides series of how-to books. He believes that shooting can be safe and fun, and works hard to make the shooting world easy to understand. If you want to learn about the world of guns, shooting and the American way, check out some of his books. Have a laugh or two. Life is too short for boring "how to" books.

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Feel free to visit Tom at his website, It's 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 him there.

Areas of Expertise: Shooting, reloading, concealed carry, and all around smart-alecking

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When it comes to guns, Hollywood has it all figured out. Or not.

The Top 9 Worst Hollywood Gun Scenes Ever

Hollywood always gets everything right when it comes to guns. That’s why I get most of my gun-related information from watching TV and movies! Even after writing over 1,000 gun-related articles, I still have a lot more to learn from the firearms experts in Hollywood.…

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Muzzy's Mark Land demonstrates proper bowfishing technique.

A Shooter’s Introduction to Bowfishing

I don’t fish. I don’t have anything against fishing. In fact, I kind of like it—mainly because you’re expected to enjoy a cold one while taking in the great outdoors. The only reason I don’t fish more has to with that economic principle called opportunity…

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A group of complete Timney Triggers at their facility north of Scottsdale, Arizona.

Photos: On the Timney Triggers Factory Floor

If you’re in the business of eking every last bit of performance out of an already fine-tuned product, you need a relentless (bordering on obsessive) sense of attention to detail. Looking at the factory floor of Timney Triggers, the company’s compulsive behavior quickly becomes apparent.…

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