Practical Guides Shooting Books Now Available for iBooks Readers

Three-book Series Now Part of the Apple iTunes Store

Practical Guides Shooting Books Series

CHARLESTON, SC, November 1, 2017 – Practical Guides is pleased to announce that their series of guns and shooting books are now available to Apple iBooks e-reader customers through the iTunes store.

Whether readers are considering getting a gun, wanting to improve their shooting skills, carrying concealed, or even reloading ammunition, Practical Guides will get them going quickly and with a bit of fun on the side.

The Practical Guide to Guns and Shooting

Using an un-intimidating and delightfully entertaining approach, The Practical Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition helps beginning and intermediate shooters learn safety, handgun operation and related concepts including purchasing, range etiquette, and accessorizing. While a valuable resource for readers who have no experience with guns and shooting, the book is also helpful for beginning and intermediate handgun owners.

The Practical Guide to Gun Holsters for Concealed Carry

The book aims to help lawfully-armed citizens learn how to carry a concealed weapon safely, effectively, and responsibly while avoiding a dangerous false sense of security.

Now in its third edition, The Practical Guide to Gun Holsters for Concealed Carry provides an up-close look at over 160 different concealed carry solutions for men and women and leads readers through a dozen different major “styles” of concealed carry methods. Within each category, the book investigates specific holster and gear choices for each, providing readers with valuable review commentary.

The Practical Guide to Reloading Ammunition

The Practical Guide to Reloading Ammunition teaches the reloading process in an easy-to-understand and safe manner. It ensures that new ammunition reloaders have a solid grasp of the principles, methods, and equipment required to safely reload their own ammunition. Like other Practical Guides, this book is filled with pictures and illustrations to make topics clear and easy to understand.


Tom McHale is a committed learning junkie always seeking a new subject victim. As a lifelong student of whatever grabs his attention on any particular day, he thrives on beating rabbit trails into submission. In between his time as a high-tech marketing executive, restaurant owner, and hamster cosmetology practitioner, he’s published seven books and nearly 1,500 articles. For Tom, learning is only half the fun – the other half is sharing his experiences with readers using his trademark “half-cocked but right on target” style.



The Insanely Practical Guide to Reloading Ammunition

The Insanely Practical Guide to Reloading Ammunition

The Insanely Practical Guide to Reloading Ammunition

If you’re thinking about reloading your own ammunition, then you need this book!

When I started reloading, I made lots of mistakes. I learned the hard way by screwing things up on occasion. Yes, I had fun, but my learning process might have been more fun if someone had taken the time to explain the procedures and equipment to me. In plain non-engineering oriented English.

Fortunately, that’s what we do here at Insanely Practical Guides. Nothing would make us happier than to have a million or so folks start reloading their own ammunition.

This book is not a reloading manual. Great companies like Hornady, Sierra, Lyman and others publish those. They invest millions of dollars in fancy equipment like ballistic test barrels, strain gauges, piezo transducers and plenty of Cheezy Poofs and Red Bull for the lab staff — all to develop safe and tested load recipes.

The Insanely Practical Guide to Reloading Ammunition is an instructional guide that will walk you through the steps of reloading your own ammunition in a fun, and more importantly, easy to understand way. Reloading manuals are great resources for understanding safe and tested load recipes. While most include an introductory section that talks about the reloading process and equipment, none that I’ve found show you, step by step, exactly how to do it in an easy to understand way.

Think of reloading manuals as sheet music. And this book as Mrs. Clutterbuck’s piano lessons you took in third grade. If you develop a sudden urge to play Carnegie Hall, or even Bodean’s Wet Whistle Bar and Bait Shop, you could just order sheet music from the internet. But it probably wouldn’t be the most direct path to ivory key success. Take some lessons first, then order the sheet music. We’ll all thank you!

Although we think reading this book will be a far more pleasant experience than weekly lessons in Mrs. Clutterbuck’s den, the idea is the same. We’ll teach you how to do the steps. Then you’re off to fame, fortune and custom ammunition.

Loaded with pictures and simple and useful illustrations, this book will get you started reloading your own ammunition in no time!

Topics include:

  • Why take up reloading?
  • Is reloading right for you?
  • What equipment do you need?
  • Cleaning and processing brass.
  • The reloading process: step by step.
  • Pistol caliber reloading.
  • Rifle caliber reloading.
  • Buying reloading components.
  • Advanced equipment options.
  • Introduction to advanced topics.

Reader comments…

“Excellent, well-written guide for beginners, chock full of valuable information but also an entertaining read, with tips that even experienced handloaders may find useful. An essential book for anyone who is considering getting into handloading/reloading for the first time.”

“Loved this book. Well written and easy to understand. Also lots of very useful tips that will save a lot of stress downstream. I also liked the advice on gear purchasing…now where has my credit card gone….! I would consider this book a must have for beginner hand loaders.”

“If the title didn’t give it away, this is a VERY PRACTICAL guide. I loved it. Unlike reloading manuals this book read very well, making it an easy read. As a beginner this book was very helpful and would likely be helpful for more experienced reloaders as well.”

“Useful for the beginner and intermediate reloaded. The author is articulate and is able to explain confusing concepts in a witty and clear manner. The book is organized in a logical progression and it keeps one’s attention. If I had to chose only one book to illustrate how reloading is done and to teach newcomer’s to this activity, this would be the book.”

“Well written and easy to understand. The bible for anyone thinking about getting into reloading.” “Great book for the beginner, makes explanations of the art of reloading, easy to understand. It’s exactly what it’s title as, A Practical Guide to Reloading. I think the hardest part of Reloading at least to understand, is setting up your press/dies. Tom does a great job of running through step by step instructions that make it easy to understand Why you are doing what you are doing, and from there makes it easier to tweak it to your own tastes. I’d highly recommend this book to anyone just starting in Reloading, or just wanting to get a better understanding.”

“Finished the book in a day cover to cover and I usually am not that big into reading. Although I haven’t started reloading I feel I am confident and ready to find a press and a manual and give it a shot. Very easy and informative read.”

“I have been reloading mostly pistol cartridges for about 5 years now but found this to be well worth the money. It reenforced good practices and introduced new practices that I will follow. Very easy to read and not technical.”