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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Once you understand the different types of stocks, tubes and buffers, upgrading to something like this Lancer Carbon Fiber Stock is a piece of cake.

How to Replace the Buttstock on an AR-15

Though replacing the buttstock on an AR-15 appears to be a simple thing, it can actually be just a little bit complicated. However, once you know the different sizes of AR stocks, tubes, and buffers, things get much easier. There are four basic configurations of…

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Is Donald Trump Really Pro-gun?

We’re going to do a series here at OutdoorHub to dig a little deeper on each Republican candidate to find out their real positions on the Second Amendment. Given politicians’ expertise in the art of doublespeak, this undertaking might be tougher than nailing jelly to…

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Alien Gear's Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB holster with a large FNX 45 Tactical pistol.

8 Perfect Holiday Gifts for the Shooter

Got a firearms enthusiast in your life who you need to buy some holiday gifts for? Check out some of our picks in this list—they’re sure to appreciate just about any of them! Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB Holster When you buy clothes as…

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Stability is everything when it comes to long range shooting. The author got great results with this Smith & Wesson M&P 10 from the prone position with a bipod and sandbags.

5 Things to Know About Long Range Shooting

Long range shooting is absolutely addictive. It’s a combination of math, science, and art. Mix all those things in the right proportion, and you’ll get the satisfaction of a first-shot hit at longer distances than most people walk in a day. Here are a few…

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