Tom McHale

Tom McHale is an author and Editor of American Handgunner magazine. He’s published seven books to date, most of which focus on Second Amendment-related topics, concealed carry, personal defense, and guns and shooting. During the past 10 years, Tom has published nearly 2,000 articles across a variety of publications.

His civic duty activities include serving as Director of Public Policy and Digital Media for American Constitutional Rights Union and ACRU Action Fund.

The Practical Guide to the United States Constitution

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THE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

An accurate but entertaining look at the founding documents. The mission is simple: to make the Constitution so simple even a career politician can understand.

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This week on Gun Cranks TV and Podcast: Are those expensive guns really worth it? Can a $4,000 pistol be a deal?

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Expensive Guns And Gear That Are Worth It | Episode 192

Expensive Guns And Gear That Are Worth It | Episode 192

We've all read stories about guns that are well outside of our budget, but how many of them are worth the cost? Brent Wheat, Tom McHale, and Erick Gelhaus talk about the gear they've used that justify the cost.
Worst Defensive Ammo | Episode 11

Worst Defensive Ammo | Episode 11

Everybody wants the best, but what are some of the worst choices for self-defense ammo? Will the bullets in your defensive firearm do their job effectively if called upon? Join our resident Gun Cranks for a live and lively discussion on the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of self-defense ammunition.
Gun Cranks TV: Gross Negligence: The Guns & Gear We've Ruined | Episode 191

Gun Cranks TV: Gross Negligence: The Guns & Gear We’ve Ruined | Episode 191

Nobody's perfect! This is especially true of the Gun Cranks. Brent Wheat, Tom McHale, Roy Huntington, and Erick Gelhaus confess to all of the guns and gear they've ruined over the years.

The Practical Guide to the United States Constitution

The Practical Guide to the United States Constitution

The Practical Guide to the United States Constitution offers a historically accurate and entertaining owners’ manual for the founding documents. It covers the how’s, what’s, and why’s of the United States Constitution, but with a side of fun. The mission is simple: to make the Constitution so easy to understand even a career politician can grasp it.

This Practical Guide covers the underlying concepts of natural rights and consent-based government. Hint: it’s not to subpoena and investigate each other. The book also clarifies how each of the three primary founding documents, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, work together to define the goals, theory, and mechanics of the American system.

The Practical Guide to Reloading Ammunition

The Practical Guide to Reloading Ammunition

The Practical Guide to Reloading ammunition focuses on the “how-to” aspects of reloading. Technical manuals and books full of arcane data can make the subject mysterious and overwhelming. No more! The Practical Guide to Reloading Ammunition teaches the subject in a fun, easy-to-understand, and safe manner.

Starting from the very beginning, The Practical Guide to Reloading Ammunition will help readers understand the gear they need – and what can wait. Chapter by chapter, the book explains the entire process from brass cleaning to final inspection. Loaded with pictures and illustrations, the process is made simple and clear. With this book, readers will be reloading their own cost-effective ammunition quickly and safely.

The Practical Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition

The Practical Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition

If you’re thinking about buying a gun, are new to shooting, or maybe you just aren’t as comfortable with the topic as you’d like, we can help you get up to speed quickly and easily. Like any new endeavor, learning the ropes of selecting and buying guns, ammunition, and accessories can be intimidating. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know to shoot correctly and safely.

The Practical Guide To Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition will make you comfortable, safe, and knowledgeable in no time.

The Practical Guide to Gun Holsters for Concealed Carry

The Practical Guide to Gun Holsters for Concealed Carry

Choosing the best way to carry a gun can be a daunting task. Whether you’re new to guns or have been shooting since you were a wee tot, this book can help you understand concealed carry methods, how to carry a gun safely, and the relative pros and cons of over 120 specific holster models. We’ll even teach you several ways to carry a gun in your underwear.

This book will help you make the right choice – saving you time and money – while offering a dose of humor while you learn.

30 Days to Concealed Carry Confidence

Armed and Ready: Your Comprehensive Guide to Concealed Carry Confidence

Armed and Ready: Your Comprehensive Guide to Concealed Carry Confidence