About Tom McHale

Tom is the Editor of American Handgunner Magazine and has published numerous books on shooting, concealed carry, reloading, and the United States Constitution. You can find print and ebook versions of his books at Amazon. Find Tom online at Parler, MeWe, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Carry Options: Day-by-Day Concealed Carry Choices

By |2024-03-28T14:34:21-04:00March 28th, 2024|

I’ll show you mine if you show me yours. I’m talking about the carry guns that actually get daily “out-and-about” concealed carry use. Around here, we spend a lot of time talking about (and testing) a wide variety of guns and gear, so excepting the days spent doing formal evaluations of new carry guns and holster rigs, I thought it might be helpful to share the guns that have more recently occupied the lion’s share of my more discretionary carry time.

Drinking with the Dead

By |2024-03-28T14:34:11-04:00March 28th, 2024|

So, the lesson in this true story from the Old West is that if you give a bunch of rough men enough alcohol, they will do some really bizarre and arguably creepy things. Here’s the story of an armed robber resurrected to finish the drink he paid for. Yep, really.

The Joys of Ballistol

By |2024-03-20T09:12:55-04:00March 20th, 2024|

You experienced shooters and professional tinkerers out there likely already know many of the uses for this stuff, but for those youngsters reading this, here’s a valuable tip: Look for the green can.

Your Best Defense During Civil Unrest

By |2024-03-20T09:10:03-04:00March 20th, 2024|

I met Steve some years ago. He's one of those gray man guys you'd never give a asecond look, but he also has one of those backgrounds that make you stop and listen to what is has to say. You know, the guys in the background of event photos with Presidents and foreign dignitaries.

Trijicon RCR Red Dot

By |2024-03-20T08:56:20-04:00March 20th, 2024|

There are real benefits to a full-enclosed red dot sight where the emitter is not exposed to the world at large. Rain, snow and even lint easily make their way into the tiny nooks and crannies where the magic light exits the computer to be beamed onto the glass itself. An equally real first-world problem is the inside surface of the glass on traditional optics tends to collect dust and it’s tough to reach for proper cleaning.


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