Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Insanely Practical Guide to Gun Holsters

My fellow LuckyGunner Blogger Shoot alumnus Tom McHale of the My Gun Culture blog has just published his The Insanely Practical Guide to Gun Holsters. I just downloaded the Kindle version of it and it looks good. It is illustrated with his Half-Cocked cartoons as well as lots of really helpful information on a wide assortment of holsters.

To make things even better, Tom is making his 259-page book available for FREE on Amazon Kindle through March 14th. If you have a Kindle or Kindle software, you can get this very helpful book by clicking here. It is normally $9.99.

Tom's press release about The Insanely Practical Guide to Gun Holsters is below and will give more information on the book.
Americans are flocking to buy guns like never before. The political climate, a "foaming at the mouth" media and the desire to win the neighborhood arms race are creating millions of first-time gun owners. But how do folks learn about guns, holsters and concealed carry in an amusing and approachable way?

Enter the team of My Gun Culture. They specialize in making sense of all that complicated shooting stuff with a large side helping of humor.

Their new book, The Insanely Practical Guide to Gun Holsters is now available on

From Chapter 5: 10 Ways to Spot Someone Carrying a Concealed Gun
“If you see someone cruising around with a steady or intermittent glow emanating from their pocket area, it means one of two things. Either they have a really, really serious urinary tract infection, or their holster is causing the pistol laser to activate.”

The Insanely Practical Guide to Gun Holsters educates on a myriad of ways to safely carry a gun. Whether packing heat on your belt or in your underwear, this book will teach new shooters about the dizzying array of gun holsters on the market. In addition to discussing numerous methods of carry in detail, The Insanely practical Guide to Gun Holsters profiles over 120 specific holster models. Dozens of photographs and Insanely Practical Tips help readers learn how to carry a gun safely and invisibly.

Readers will learn important concepts including:

  •      A brief and entertaining history of gun holsters.
  •     How to weigh concealment versus gun accessibility.
  •     What’s better? Open or concealed carry? How to start a really enthusiastic argument.
  •     What options are available for ladies only?
  •     Is belt carry the best overall option? If so, how? Inside or outside?
  •     How to carry a gun using undershirts, belly bands and harnesses.
  •     How to use an ankle holster without making your ankles look fat.
  •     Pocket holsters. Why some work and others don't.
  •     How folks can carry one or more guns in their underwear!
  •     Effective ways to stash guns in clothing: pants, shirts and jackets.
  •     Using off premises parking — ways to carry a gun not attached to the body.
  •     Home, office and car holster options.
  •     How to easily carry extra ammunition with magazine and ammo holders.
Let’s face it. Holsters are a tough thing to buy — especially for someone new to the world of guns. Stores rarely have a big selection, everyone has a different opinion, and it’s hard to try them on with your specific gun. Holsters are expensive, and most experienced shooters have a whole box of unused, and very expensive, holsters. This book will dramatically improve the odds of making the right buy the first time. It’s also filled with helpful tips, like how to make sure your gun stays secure.

From Chapter 8: A Word on Gun Belts
“Wearing your jeans with the waist band around your knees is in vogue these days. While stylish and trendy, this doesn’t work so well for concealed carry with waist holsters. It’s bad enough having your wallet swinging around at knee level. Having a gun swinging around that low would certainly make you the center of attention. Unless of course, you live in Mogadishu.”

The Insanely Practical Guide to Gun Holsters is free for three days only! Download The Insanely Practical Guide to Gun Holsters from at no charge Tuesday, March 12, 2013 through Thursday, March 14, 2013.


About Insanely Practical Guides

Insanely Practical Guides author Tom McHale was born a helpless, shooting-deprived infant. Later in life, he created Insanely Practical Guides to pursue his passion of creating slightly offbeat, but educational, content related to guns, shooting, concealed carry and self defense. He also produces a website, that is 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 all things shooting, visit him there.


  1. It seems to be an informative book. I'm curious to know about the history of gun holsters and why some pocket holsters work and some doesn't etc. The price of this book is affordable one to buy. I'm very much interested to order it.

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