For me, this book was terrific. A lot of basic info on handguns including safety, researching, buying, training, practicing, further reading… a really good primer. Valuable read without the confusing back and forth with the attitude you get in so many online forums. I got the sense Mr. McHale is truly concerned with the reader learning, he’s not just writing to show how smart or right he is. Funny too, had me actually laughing out loud while reading in a room by myself. Ok, that part was a little unnerving, but still… After reading about how to research, and then walk into a gun shop for the first time and behave well and ask the right questions, it took the nervousness out of it for me – gave me confidence, and made my first purchase enjoyable. Much thanks to Mr. McHale.